SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department responded to a report of a commercial burglary at 1709 Pico Boulevard, Dr. T House, at around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 20.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers observed that the glass of the front door of the business was broken. Officers were flagged down by the reporting witnesses, who provided a description of the suspect and the direction the suspect went. After driving through the 1900 block of Alley 17, they located the suspect, who was later identified as Austin Reed Turner- Crawford, a 24-year-old male experiencing homelessness.
Officers found 3 stolen iPads, money and a pipe commonly used as drug paraphernalia on Turner-Crawford. Turner-Crawford was arrested and booked at the Santa Monica Police Jail for Burglary, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and an outstanding Burglary warrant.
Detectives from the Santa Monica Police Department believe Turner-Crawford to be the suspect involved in other recent commercial burglaries in the area.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Zamfirov at 310-458-8398 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8426.