January 12, 2022 7:24 PM
On January 10, 2022, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office filed one count of 459 PC – Burglary and one count of 148.9(a) PC -Providing False Information to a Peace Officer against Mynor Calderon aka: Jose Manuel Rojas, a 23-year-old homeless male.
On January 6, 2022, Santa Monica Police Department took a report of a burglary that occurred at a residence located in the 200 block of California Avenue where it was reported a safe was taken. A Forensics Specialist responded to take photos and lift latent prints. When the Forensics Specialist was talking with the victim outside of the residence, a male later identified as Calderon, walked by them. The victim immediately noticed that Calderon was wearing a shirt that belonged to him.
The victim and Forensics Specialist walked back to the unit and discovered his front door was now closed and locked. SMPD Officers, including a K9 officer and his partner, responded to investigate further. Officers searched the residence and located Calderon inside a bedroom. He was taken into custody without incident. Calderon was carrying a backpack and holding property belonging to the victim. He also initially provided police officers a fictitious name. At the station, SMPD officers learned his true identity and discovered that he had a No Bail warrant for Assault with a Deadly Weapon out of Los Angeles. Calderon was booked for his offenses.
Anyone with any additional information pertaining to this incident is strongly encouraged to contact
Detective Zamfirov at 310-458-8398 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8426.