ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED MAN, STOLE HIS MONEY
Police were called to the 200 block of Colorado Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11th, regarding an assault-and-battery investigation.
A man alleged to officers that he was sleeping in the bushes next to a building when he woke up after being kicked and punched in the face by a suspect he recognized.
The suspect allegedly took the manís backpack containing $480 and fled.
The man called police a few hours later and directed them to where the suspect normally hangs out.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault-and-battery and grand theft. The backpack and money were not recovered.
ARRESTED FOR HITTING MAN WITH METAL CANE
Police were called to the 400 block of Wilshire Boulevard at 11:20 a.m. Friday, April 13th, regarding an assault with a deadly weapon.
Two men told police that they were having lunch when a suspect with an aluminum walking cane walked up to them and stared and yelled at them.
When the men told the suspect to leave, he allegedly flicked a cigarette toward them. After one of the men tried to escort the suspect away, the suspect allegedly hit the man with the cane and began to fight with him.
The man threw the suspect to the ground and held him until police arrived.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
BOOKED FOR NOT PAYING FOR RESTAURANT MEAL
Employees at a restaurant in the 1500 block of Lincoln Boulevard told police at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, April 15th, that a suspect had already eaten his meal and had been sitting in the restaurant for three hours.
When officers arrived, the suspect told them that he was waiting for a friend, but police determined that the suspect allegedly did not have any money to pay his $15.89 bill.
The suspect was arrested and booked for defrauding an innkeeper.
ALLEGEDLY STOLE CAR AT VALET PARKING LOT
Police were called to the area of Ocean Park Boulevard and Neilson Way at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, April 15th, regarding a grand theft auto investigation.
Officers had been notified by a car-tracking service that a vehicle which was reported stolen was located on the radar at Ocean Park and Nielson Way.
Police located the vehicle and stopped it at 20th Street and Pico Boulevard, where they detained the driver.
The vehicle had been reported stolen from a valet area in Long Beach earlier in the day during a Grand Prix race.
The driver allegedly admitted to officers that he had stolen the car keys from the valet booth and located the vehicle by using the alarm key.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft auto.
MEN ARRESTED FOR NOT PAYING $211 TAXI FARE
A taxi driver in the 2200 block of Oak Street told police at 11:20 a.m. Monday, April 16th, that three suspects were in Riverside County when they flagged his taxi to take them to Santa Monica.
The suspects told the driver that they would pay when they arrived in Santa Monica but once they arrived, the suspects allegedly did not have any money to pay the $211 fare.
The driver called police, but one of the suspects fled before officers arrived.
The two other suspects were arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for defrauding an innkeeper.
MAN BOOKED FOR RAPING WOMAN NEAR TRAILER
Police were called to the 1800 block of 18th Street at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 18th, regarding a rape investigation.
A witness alleged to officers that he saw a suspect dragging a woman, who appeared to be passed out, into a motor home.
The woman appeared to be intoxicated and told police that she had not given consent to have sex with the man.
She was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated and released.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for rape.
ARRESTED FOR WRITING ON PIER BATHROOM WALL
A man on the Santa Monica Pier told police at 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 13th, that he had seen a suspect in the bathroom allegedly using markers to write graffiti on the walls.
The man went outside and notified a Pacific Park security guard, who called police.
The man then directed officers to the location of the suspect, who allegedly had two markers in his possession.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him in Santa Monica Jail for vandalism.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria