Officers on routine patrol in the 1600 block of Seventh Street at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 10th, saw a man they recognized as allegedly being on parole in possession of a shopping cart full of items.

Police stopped and spoke with the man. During a search of the man, officers allegedly found a Bank of America checking card with another personís name on it.

The man allegedly told police that he found the card in the trash but later said it belonged to a friend and he was holding it.

Police determined that the card had been reported stolen.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for possession of a stolen credit card and parole violation.


Officers on routine patrol in the area of Fourth Street and Santa Monica Boulevard at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8th, saw a suspect allegedly using a ìpaint penî to write on a Southern California Edison power box.

Police stopped and detained the suspect. During a search of the suspect, police allegedly found a small amount of marijuana and another paint pen in his pocket.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for vandalism and possession of marijuana.


Police were called to the area of California and Ocean Avenues after midnight Monday, April 9th, regarding a sexual assault and kidnapping investigation.

A female juvenile alleged to police that she and her aunt were in the 800 block of the beach at 9 p.m. when a suspect ran up behind her, pushed her to the ground and put both hands around her neck in attempt to choke her.

The aunt yelled at the suspect to let go of the juvenile and he eventually let her go.

The suspect then allegedly asked the victims to give him money and their cameras and they gave him $20 and a pocket camera.

After the suspect allegedly threatened to harm the victims if they left, they stayed with him for a couple of hours.

The aunt convinced the suspect to let the juvenile go after midnight, and the juvenile went to Palisades Park, where she flagged a person with a cell phone and called police.

Officers detained the suspect at California Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway and they found the aunt unharmed on the beach.

Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault.


Police were called to the 2900 block of Main Street at 1:55 a.m. Saturday, April 7th, where a fight was reported.

When officers arrived, a man alleged that he had left a bar with a couple of people and gotten into a fight with one of the suspects, who threw him to the ground.

The suspect then allegedly punched the man in the face and kicked him in the head.

Several people intervened and separated them until police arrived.

The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.


A man in the 2200 block of Fifth Street told police at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 6th, that he was at home, where he had left a baby stroller on the front porch, when he heard a commotion.

The man first thought it was his mother-in-law taking his youngsters for a walk, but then his wife came home and asked who had taken the stroller.

The man realized someone had taken the stroller and he got into his car to try to go find the suspect. When he was driving in the 2500 block of Sixth Street, the man said he saw a woman and two men whom he alleged had the stroller.

When the man told the suspects the stroller was his, they allegedly threatened to fight him if he took it. One of the suspects then allegedly removed a broken wine bottle and threatened to use it if he took the stroller.

A witness called police, who arrested the three suspects. The two male suspects were booked in Santa Monica Jail for robbery and the female suspect was booked for conspiracy.


A taxi driver in the 200 block of Broadway told police at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, April 5th, that he was talking to other taxi drivers when a suspect and a friend of the suspect walked up to the driver and asked for a cigarette.

When the driver said he didnít have a cigarette, the suspect allegedly yelled and began to fight with the driver.

The suspect then allegedly pushed the driver against the wall, and as the driver was on the ground, the suspect used his knees to hit the driver in the face several times.

Witnesses intervened and separated them until police arrived.

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

ó Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria