ALLEGEDLY CHALLENGED PEOPLE TO FIGHT IN PARK

A park ranger in the 1500 block of Palisades Park was flagged down at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26th, by a witness who said that a man and a woman had been yelling at each other and other people who were walking by them.

The man had allegedly challenged them to fight.

The ranger called police and when officers arrived, they detained the man, who reportedly told them that he challenged people to fight in order to look strong in front of “his woman.”

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for public intoxication, challenging people to fight and disturbing the peace.

ARRESTED FOR STABBING MAN IN BACK AT PARK

Police were called to a park in the 2300 block of Fourth Street at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, April 28th, where a man told officers that he had gotten into an argument with another male suspect and they challenged each other to fight.

The suspect then chased the man through the park, and when he caught the man, he jumped on the man, causing him to fall to the ground.

When the man fell, a folding knife fell out of his pocket and the suspect then allegedly picked up the knife, opened it and stabbed the man in the back, causing a two-inch laceration.

The victim was treated and received five stitches for the cut.

When officers arrived, the suspect was still at the scene and was detained.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

BOOKED FOR STEALING CLOTHING FROM STORE

Police were called to a store in the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade at 5:25 p.m. Monday, April 30th, where store loss prevention officers told police that a suspect had walked into the store carrying an empty black purse.

The suspect went to the womenís clothing department, where she allegedly placed clothes in her purse, took boysí underwear and placed it in her jacket, and left the store without paying for the items.

The ten clothing items were valued at a total of $145.

Police arrested the suspect and booked her in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary.

— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria

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