Oughta Be a Law? There Is.
Wednesday, November 14 at 9:30 p.m. – O’Brien’s at 2941 Main Street -– A 47-year-old transient fellow in the bar was being loud, rude, profane, and confrontational. When he ordered French fries, he was told he could not eat them at the bar. Upon hearing his reaction, the bouncer told him he’d have to leave. Words were spoken. A scuffle ensued. The bouncer eventually [and inevitably] took the fellow out. Meanwhile, officers on patrol were flagged down by citizens, they responded, and the man was arrested and jailed for violation of Penal Code section 647(f), public intoxication, and section 415: “(1) Any person who unlawfully fights in a public place or challenges another person in a public place to fight. (2) Any person who maliciously and willfully disturbs another person by loud and unreasonable noise. (3) Any person who uses offensive words in a public place which are inherently likely to provoke an immediate violent reaction.”
Why to Join the Auto Club
Tuesday, November 13 at 10:30 p.m. – Kragen Auto Parts at 2018 Lincoln Boulevard – An employee had closed up for the night and was waiting inside the locked store for his ride to arrive, when a 39-year-old Santa Monica man demanded that he open up and sell him a container of Fix-a-Flat. The employee explained through the door that the store was closed, but the man launched a violent assault on the door, continued to bang and demand the Fix-a-Flat, and eventually forced the door open, at which point the employee called the police. Responding officers detained the fellow a block away [he was, after all, on foot], and he was ID’d by the employee and arrested for felony vandalism. Over $600 in damage.
Gone Postal, Man
Tuesday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m. – 1600 block of Ocean Avenue – Officers on routine patrol assisted U.S. Postal Inspectors, as follows: the inspectors had detained a USPS letter carrier driving a USPS truck for smoking marijuana while in the performance of his duties [“neither rain nor hail nor sleet nor snow…”] and for possession of the cannabis as well. The SMPD officers arrested the Sun Valley man for possession with intent to sell inasmuch as he not only had a quantity of the weed but $600 cash as well.
Fit for the Goose…
Sunday, November 11 at 10:00 p.m. – McDonalds parking lot at Lincoln Boulevard and Ashland Avenue – A male person and his female friend were sitting in the car, parked in the lot, when an argument developed between them. She threw a water bottle at him which cut his lip, and then she proceeded to punch him several times in the face. He got out of the car and left. The morning after (November 12), he called the police to report the assault with a deadly weapon. She remains at large.