Crime Report

Manhattan Beach

Shoulder tap sting

Four adults were cited for purchasing alcohol for minors during a shoulder tap sting in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and El Segundo on Dec. 14. In the three cities, 73 people were asked by minor decoys to purchase alcohol for them. The four adults who agreed to buy them alcohol were cited for furnishing alcohol to minors. During the shoulder tap program, a minor decoy, under the supervision of law enforcement officers, solicits adults outside ABC licensed stores to buy alcohol. The minor will tell the adult their true age and ask the adult to purchase an alcoholic beverage.

Residential burglary

Copper wires and pipes from the walls of a home in the 2800 block of Alma Ave., were stolen between Dec. 7 and 10.

Christmas presents were stolen from a home on Bermuda Court in the Manhattan Village between Dec. 15 and 16. Two male suspects were seen on a security camera entering the residence.

A suspect attempted to break into a home in the 1400 block of 18th St. on Dec. 16. The victim was inside the residence when he heard a loud crash. The suspect broke a sliding glass door but did not make entry into the residence.

An electric bike was stolen from an open garage in the 200 block of The Strand between Dec. 12 and 13.

Car burglary

Headphones and a laptop were stolen from a car in the 400 block of 5th St. on Dec. 13. The unknown suspect broke the rear window to gain entry.

A gym bag and clothes were stolen from two cars on Rosecrans Avenue between Dec. 14 and 15. In the 500 block of Rosecrans, the rear window of a car was broken to steal the property. The rear window of a car was also broken in the 700 block of Rosecrans to steal the gym bag and clothing.

Hermosa Beach

Vandalism

Property was vandalized in the 1800 block of Prospect Ave. on Dec. 15.

Fraud

Fraud was committed Dec. 11 in the 1000 block of Monterey Blvd. and the 1500 block of Bonnie Brae St. An unknown person gained access to the victim's financial information and used it for personal gain.

Theft

Unknown person entered a yard in the 100 block of Hermosa Ave. between Dec. 8 and 9 and stole property.

Property was stolen from a yard in the 900 block of 14th St. between Dec. 7 and 9.

A license plate was stolen off a vehicle in the 800 block of Hermosa Ave. on Dec. 15.

Property was stolen from a front porch in the 1200 Monterey Blvd. between Dec. 5 and 8.

Car burglary

A car was burglarized in the 1100 block of 1st St. between Dec. 10 and 11.

Two cars were burglarized in the 1600 block of Pacific Coast Highway on Dec. 13.

Contact this reporter at mhixon@tbrnews.com or on Twitter @michaeljhixon.com.

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