ARRESTED FOR SPITTING ON MAN INSIDE OF BAR
A man at a bar in the 2900 block of Main Street told police at midnight Thursday, October 18th, that when he was inside the bar and tried to put his coat down on a stool, a woman told him that he couldn’t put the coat there.
When the man asked her why, another man walked up to him and began to argue with him.
As the two were arguing, the second man then allegedly spit on the face of the man with the coat. A bar employee then called police, who arrested the suspect and booked him for assault and battery.
MAN ALLEGEDLY PUSHED WOMAN AT COFFEE SHOP
Police were called to a supermarket in the 2600 block of Lincoln Boulevard at 9:45 a.m. Friday, October 19th, where a wom- an alleged that she was at the coffee shop inside the supermarket when a man walked up behind her and shoved her to push her out of his way.
When the woman told the man to stop pushing her, he continued to push and they began to argue. The man then allegedly threw a wad of napkins at the woman and employees called police.
The suspect was arrested and booked for assault and battery.
BOOKED FOR POSSESSING STOLEN CELL PHONES
Officers on routine patrol in the 200 block of Fourth Street at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13th, saw a vehicle parked on the street and as they made eye contact with the driver, who was acting suspiciously, they turned around toward the vehicle.
When the driver saw police turn around, he got out of the vehicle and walked away. As officers approached the man and asked him where he was going, he said he had just left his sister’s house.
Police determined that the man was on probation and after searching him, they found four cell phones, a wrench and a flashlight that were allegedly in his possession.
The man told police that he bought the phones from a friend but officers determined that they were stolen. After police also searched the vehicle and saw that the ignition was tampered with, they impounded the car for investigation.
The suspect was arrested and booked for possession of stolen property.
BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING MAN WITH KNIFE IN BAR
Police were called to a bar in the 3100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, October 20th, where a man inside the bar told them that he was waiting for drinks when a suspect, who was standing behind him, kept pushing him.
When the man told the suspect to stop, they began to argue, and the suspect then allegedly grabbed the man by the neck. The suspect then allegedly removed a knife and tried to stab the man in the upper body.
Bar employees and patrons intervened and helped take the knife away. A bar employee and the victim sustained minor cuts on their hands during the incident.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
SINGING MAN ALLEGEDLY THREW ROCK AT CRITIC
Police were called to a bus stop in the area of Lincoln and Pico Boulevards at 9:40 p.m. Sunday, October 21st, a man told them that a suspect was singing out loud at the bus stop and when he told the suspect to quit, he continued to sing.
After the man asked a second time, the suspect allegedly picked up a rock and threw it at the man, and then chased him. The victim sustained abrasions to his forearm from the rock.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him for assault with a deadly weapon.
ARRESTED FOR STEALING $4,800 BIKE NEAR STORE
A man in the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade told police at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, October 24th, that he left his $4,800 bicycle outside of a computer store while he quickly went inside to look at a computer.
When the man was inside the store, a suspect allegedly got on his bicycle and tried to ride away. The man then chased the suspect and called out to police, who detained him.
The suspect was arrested and booked for grand theft.
ARRESTED FOR SETTING PALM TREES ON FIRE
Officers were on routine patrol in the 2000 block of Ocean Avenue at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, October 24th, when a witness told them that a palm tree was on fire.
Police went to the scene and a resident in the area helped them extinguish the fire. Another witness then approached them and said that another palm tree was on fire in the area.
After officers extinguished the second fire, residents gave them a description of a suspect they had seen who had allegedly lit the fires.
Police located the suspect in the 100 block of Wadsworth Street, where he was also allegedly setting a box of shoes on fire.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for arson.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria