Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at 14th Street and Pico Boulevard at 1:01 a.m. Saturday, May 7th.

During the traffic stop a woman began to make a call on a cell phone. An officer asked the woman to stop the call in order to complete the investigation, and when the officer attempted to take the cell phone, the woman allegedly slapped the officer’s hands several times.

Police arrested the woman and booked her in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.


Police were called to a retail store in the 300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, May 7th, regarding a theft investigation.

Officers on the scene spoke to a loss prevention officer of the store, who said that a suspect allegedly entered the store, removed some CDs and placed them in a backpack.

The suspect then allegedly left the store without paying for the items and the loss prevention officer detained the suspect, who was arrested by Santa Monica Police and booked in Santa Monica Jail for commercial burglary and probation violation.


Police were called to the 1600 block of Fourth Street at 7:14 p.m. Sunday, May 8th, regarding an assault investigation.

When officers arrived, they spoke to a victim who alleged that he had had a traffic dispute with a suspect while they were stopped at a red light.

The suspect allegedly left his car and struck the victim’s windshield twice with a flashlight, causing it to break. The suspect then allegedly attempted to strike the victim with the flashlight while he was seated in his vehicle.

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


Police were called to the 200 block of Pier Avenue at 6:18 p.m. Sunday, May 1st, regarding a fight, and spoke to a victim who was allegedly involved in a fight with a suspect. During the fight, the victim alleged that the suspect bit a small portion of the victim’s left ear and fled the scene.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for the injury.

-Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria