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Alert: Police Blotter: Santa Monica:

Sex on the Beach

Sunday, June 8 at 1:35 a.m. – 1700 “block” of the Beach -– Officers were flagged down by a witness regarding the sexual assault of a girl, who appeared to be unconscious according to the witness, by two men. Officers located the girl and the two men – she had been drinking and did not know she had been assaulted. She was taken to an area hospital for evaluation. The witness positively identified the two men in a field show-up. The suspects, Los Angeles residents, were booked for the rape of a drugged victim and for sex with a minor, and held on bail of $100,000 each.

Spitting

Wednesday, June 11 at 1:17 a.m. – intersection of 5th Street and Broadway – Officers responded to assist a Traffic Service Officer who had been assaulted while issuing a parking citation. The TSO told the officers that the suspect had spat on him and then drove away. Officers located the suspect and pulled him over on a traffic stop. The TSO positively identified the man, a Santa Monica resident, and he was arrested and his vehicle impounded. On a search incident to arrest, officers found a small quantity of marijuana. He was booked for assault and for possession of the marijuana.

Camping

Wednesday, June 11 at 7:20 a.m. – 1600 block of Appian Way – Officers from the Homeless Liaison Program (HLP) responded on a call that a homeless man was camping at the City water treatment facility. The HLP officers recognized the man, a transient, as a chronic violator of Santa Monica’s public camping ordinance, and they booked him for camping on public property and for probation violation.

Running

Thursday, June 12 at 9:10 p.m. – 2600 block of Pico Boulevard – While performing a periodic check of the Rite Aid parking lot looking for loiterers, officers observed five people suddenly run in different directions when they saw the police car. Believing that a crime had just occurred, the officers requested assistance to search the area. A nearby resident alerted officers to a juvenile male hiding between two apartment buildings in the 2500 block of Kansas Avenue, and when they detained the boy, a Santa Monica resident, he was in possession of a stolen bottle of alcoholic beverage. He was arrested for possession of stolen property and for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Grand Theft Auto

Wednesday, June 11 at 4:20 p.m. – 1100 block of 14th Street – Officers responded on a Suspicious Person call and saw a man open a car door and retrieve an item from inside. As the officers approached, they ran the plates and learned that it was a stolen rental car. They arrested the man, a transient, for grand theft auto after he made statements to the effect that the car was his.

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