Crime Report

Redondo Beach

Attempted rape-domestic violence

A man was booked for attempted rape and felony domestic violence in the 2300 block of Marine Ave. on May 14. A witness reportedly told police the man had pinned down the victim face down on the street, pulled his pants down and appeared to be attempting the rape the female, who is his wife.

Vandalism

A swastika was spray painted on playground equipment in the 600 block of Vincent Park on May 16. A cleanup crew responded to remove the graffiti.

Hit and run

A pedestrian crossing Herondo Street on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway was struck by a car and injured May 19. The victim was in a crosswalk when stuck by the car traveling westbound on Herondo. The pedestrian was thrown up onto the car's hood and windshield before falling back into the street as the car fled the scene. According to police, the suspect car was described as a white Honda Civic with a smash windshield. It was last seen traveling westbound on Herondo from the scene. The victim sustained minor to moderate injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment. The suspect was not found.

Under influence of controlled substance

A 30-year-old man was arrested for trespassing and being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 2700 block of Robinson St. on May 15. A woman told police her adopted brother was high on methamphetamine and was breaking property in her residence. She told police that she was evicted three weeks prior, but he was able to return to retrieve property. She told police that she was fearful of him and she had a minor son in a locked bedroom. Officers were able to remove the teen son and placed the brother under arrest without incident.

Carjacking

A woman was injured while being carjacked in the 3700 block of Inglewood Ave. on May 10. The victim told police she stopped to get gas and entered the business. When she returned to her car, anther car pulled up next to her. A suspect exited the car, approached her and demanded her keys. When she refused, a struggle ensued and the suspect took her keys. As the suspect attempted to flee she jumped on the hood in an attempt to stop him from taking it. She was thrown to the ground and the suspects fled with both her car and the get-away vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical aid.

Home burglary

More than $26,000 in property was stolen from a home in the 2100 block of Clark Lane on May 6. The suspect(s) entered the home through an unlocked rear sliding door and ransacked several rooms. Jewelry, currency and electronics were stolen. According to police, the victim believes it was committed by a known suspect.

Commercial burglary

Approximately $40,000 in jewelry was stolen from a business in the 1200 block of S. Pacific Coast Highway on May 6. According to police, the owner has locked up the business on May 3 and on May 6 the owner received a phone call from his alarm company advising him that a citizen called reporting that the business may have been broken into. When police arrived, they found the front door was pried open. Officers searched the interior of the business and no one was located inside. The business had been ransacked and there was a large hole in the roof. An investigation revealed the suspect(s) had disabled the power to the business and climbed on top of the business and entry by cutting a hole in the roof. The suspect(s) forced the door open from the inside and exited. CSI processed the scene and collected evidence.

Manhattan Beach

Residential burglary/auto theft arrest

A woman was arrested under suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of 28th Street on May 16. Several residents called police to report a suspicious male and female walking around the neighborhood at around 7:45 a.m. Police responded and after an investigation, the female suspect was arrested. Detectives are investigating.

Car burglary

Jewelry and cash was stolen from a car in the 1300 block of Pine Ave. between May 16 and 17.

A purse containing cash, wallet and credit and debit cards were stolen from a car in the 1700 block of Walnut Ave. on May 21. The car's window was smashed to gain entry.

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

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