Busted at Busby’s
Saturday, October 20 at 12:20 a.m. – Busby’s Restaurant Bar at 3110 Santa Monica Boulevard – Officers responded to a call of a stabbing at the bar, and when they arrived witnesses pointed out the suspect who was still there. It seems that a gentleman (“Victim”) had been waiting to order at the bar when another fellow (“Suspect”) standing behind him began repeatedly bumping him from behind. Push came to shove, Suspect grabbed Victim in the neck with his hands, “a struggle ensued,” and then Suspect pulled a knife and tried to stab Victim. Witnesses and an employee managed to disarm Suspect while others called the police. Officers arrested Suspect, a fellow visiting from Texas, for assault with a deadly weapon. Victim and the employee were cut with non-life threatening wounds and both declined medical attention.
More Bar Stuff
Thursday, October 18 at midnight – Circle Bar at 2926 Main Street – A man who was to become the Victim put his jacket on an empty bar stool, and the woman seated on the next stool promptly removed it and said that someone was already sitting there. Another man who was to become the Suspect walked up, and a “discussion” ensued between the two men. During the discussion, allegedly without warning, Suspect spat on Victim’s right cheek, and Victim asked employees to call police. Responding officers arrested Suspect for assault and battery.
Another Bicycle Thief
Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. – Veloworx at 3106 Lincoln Boulevard – A man walked in to a bicycle shop and dropped off his bike for repairs. On the way out, he took one of the new bikes on display and casually tossed it over a nearby fence. Two witnesses walking toward the shop observed this and told a shop employee who called the police. Employees detained the fellow as he tried to retrieve the tossed bicycle from the other side of the fence. Police responded. What would ordinarily be petty theft on the arrest on a $200 bicycle became a felony because the thief was already on probation for theft.
On the Scene
Monday, October 8 at 3:40 p.m. – 1100 block of 6th Street – Witnesses driving by observed a Dodge Intrepid parked at the curb with a side window broken out, and two guys (“Suspects”) rummaging through the car. The two Suspects left and went to a car in which a third guy (“Getaway Driver”) drove them away. The witnesses called the police, and officers who were right in the area detained the three Suspects, who were identified by the witnesses. The Intrepid’s stereo face plate was missing; there had been other car burglaries in the area. The three Suspects – two men and one juvenile, all from Los Angeles – were arrested for auto burglary.