ALLEGEDLY YELLED AND
SPAT AT BUS DRIVER
A bus driver in the area of Ocean Avenue and Pico Boulevard told police at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, June 15th, that he got into an argument with a suspect who allegedly had gotten onto the bus and didn’t have enough money for the fare.
When the driver stopped the bus, the suspect allegedly began yelling racial comments and spat at the driver before getting off the bus.
The driver notified police, who located the suspect in the 1600 block of Ocean Avenue.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.
ARRESTED IN FOR NOT
PAYING RESTAURANT BILL
A restaurant employee in the 1500 block of Lincoln Boulevard alleged to police at 9 a.m. Friday, June 16th, that four suspects entered the restaurant, ate food and left without paying the $50.39 bill.
When the employee confronted the suspects, they began to run and two of them were detained by responding officers.
The two suspects were arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for defrauding an innkeeper. The other two suspects were not apprehended.
BOOKED FOR TAKING
VEHICLE FROM PARENT
An officer ran a check of a license plate number of a vehicle he had stopped in the 1700 block of Ocean Avenue at 9:10 p.m. Friday, June 16th, and determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen.
The officer detained the vehicle occupants and driver.
Police contacted the owner of the vehicle who alleged that the driver was her son but she had not given him permission to drive the vehicle. The owner had also filed a stolen car report with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for auto theft.
ALLEGEDLY HIT MAN WITH CHAIR AT BEACH
A man in the 2400 block of Santa Monica Beach told police at 4:20 a.m. Friday, June 16th, that he was walking along the beach when a suspect allegedly approached him, struck him over the head with a metal folding chair and fled.
The victim, who notified police, was treated by Santa Monica Fire Department paramedics for a one-inch laceration to his forehead.
While the victim was being treated, police stopped the suspect in the 2400 block of the Beach.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
ARRESTED FOR KICKING BIG BLUE BUS WINDOW
Police were called to the 400 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 6:58 p.m. Sunday, June 18th, regarding a report of a disturbance on a Santa Monica Big Blue Bus.
The bus driver alleged to police that a suspect became angry for an unknown reason and as he got off the bus, he kicked out a bus window and fled.
The damage to the bus was estimated at $500.
As the suspect fled, two witnesses followed him and he was later detained by police.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for felony vandalism.
ALLEGEDLY ATTEMPTED TO CASH STOLEN CHECK
A bank employee in the 1300 block of Fourth Street alleged to police at 1:13 p.m. Tuesday, June 20th, that a suspect had attempted to cash a check that the check owner had placed a stop on because it was lost.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for attempting to cash a stolen check.
BOOKED FOR DAMAGING THREE VEHICLES ON LOT
Police were called to a parking lot in the 3100 block of Ocean Park Boulevard at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 20th, regarding a report of malicious mischief.
The owner of the lot alleged to police that a suspect walked onto the parking lot and damaged three vehicles.
The damage to the vehicles, which included breaking the rear view mirror and windshield wiper arms, as well as damaging the paint and body of a Cadillac, was estimated at $1,645.
The suspect, who told officers she was despondent over the death of her mother, was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for felony vandalism.
ALLEGEDLY POSSESSED STOLEN CELL PHONE
Officers on patrol in the 1600 block of Ocean Front Walk at 1:42 p.m. Tuesday, June 20th, arrested a suspect for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
A search of the suspect’s property revealed that he allegedly had a stolen cell phone in his possession.
Police contacted the owner of the cell phone who said that his vehicle had been broken into on May 30th in Santa Monica.
Officers added a charge of possession of stolen property to the outstanding misdemeanor warrant charge and booked the suspect in Santa Monica Jail.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria