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Alert: Police Blotter: Santa Monica:

Hot Prowl

Sunday, September 30 at 1:00 a.m. – 1400 block of 11th Street – Police responded on a Hot Prowl call – a prowler still on or near the premises. A woman who was a guest in the residence had been awakened by the sound of footsteps in the bedroom and saw a strange man. She yelled, he fled, and her host came running. While they debated calling the police, they heard a noise at the front door, and the host went to the door and saw a man who matched the description the woman would later give of the man in the bedroom. They called the police. Officers responded and within minutes detained a man in the same block who was positively identified by both the resident and his guest. The suspect was arrested for burglary and parole violation.

Hot Bikes

Tuesday, October 2 at 3:10 p.m. – 1400 block of 17th Street – Detectives had received information that a particular man was dealing in stolen bicycles and bicycle parts. Officers visited the gentleman at his residence and found several bikes in the yard that had been reported stolen. They also found an assortment of bicycle parts. Turns out, the fellow had a $35,000 traffic warrant. He was arrested for possession of stolen property and on the warrant.

Hot Checks

Tuesday, October 2 at 5:00 p.m. –Wells Fargo Bank in the 1300 block of 4th Street – A woman attempted to cash a $5,400 check, but when the teller entered the check in The System, it came back as possibly lost or stolen. The bank contacted the Wells Fargo branch that was home to the account, and determined that a number of checks had been stolen and over $18,000 had already been withdrawn from the account with stolen checks. The bank detained the woman and called the police, who arrested her for violation of Penal Code section 475 – possession of stolen or fictitious checks or documents.

Assault by Frisbee

Wednesday, October 10 at 10:10 a.m. – 1200 “block” of Palisades Park – A Park Ranger was walking through the park when a fellow holding a Frisbee hauled off and threw the disc right at the ranger, striking him in the arm. Not to the ranger, but at the ranger so as to do him harm. The ranger detained the man and called police on his radio, and then recounted the above story to the responding officers. The fellow was arrested for assault and battery [by Frisbee]. It is reported that there had been prior dealings between this Park Ranger and the individual in question.

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