SANTA MONICA, Calif. (November 9, 2006) — Actor Daniel Baldwin was arrested on suspicion of stealing an SUV.
Baldwin was stopped Wednesday by officers in Santa Monica who saw him in a white GMC Yukon reported stolen in neighboring Orange County, authorities said.
The actor was taken to jail and booked for investigation of grand theft auto. Bail was set at $20,000.
“The car belongs to an acquaintance of Mr. Baldwin, but he had no permission to take it,” said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County sheriff’s department.
An after-hours call to Baldwin’s attorney was not immediately returned.
The 46-year-old actor made news in July when he drove a rented car at more than 80 mph through Los Angeles traffic and crashed into two parked vehicles. In April, he was arrested for investigation of cocaine possession, although prosecutors declined to file felony charges.
Baldwin, brother of actors Alec, Stephen and William, has appeared in the television series “Homicide: Life on the Street” and the movie “Car 54, Where Are You?”