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Alert: Police Blotter: Santa Monica:

Be Careful Who You Slap

Sunday, September 21 at 11:48 a.m. – 1300 block of 5th Street – Officers responded on a call of Unknown Trouble. When they arrived, they spoke with a woman who said she had been slapped by a man with whom she was acquainted, but that she did not want to press charges. Nevertheless, police contacted a man in the area and noticed that he was intoxicated in public, for which they arrested him. After his arrest, officers discovered that he had a crack pipe and a hypodermic needle. The man, a transient, was booked for public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, and probation violation.

Be Careful Who You Photograph

Sunday, September 21 at 12:50 p.m. – 2nd Street and Washington Avenue – Officers responded on a call of Unknown Trouble and spoke with a woman who said she was backing out of a parking space and almost hit a man walking by. He then began to hit her car, so she got out and took pictures of him with her cell phone. He then hit her in the arm and hand, took her cell phone, and fled. Police detained a man in the area, a Santa Monica resident, and arrested him for robbery and battery. The cell phone was recovered in the area, but part of it was missing.

Be Careful Who You Lie to

Tuesday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m. – 100 block of Ocean Park Boulevard – Officers responded on an Assault with a Deadly Weapon investigation. A man (“the Reporting Party”) had called 911 and said that his wife had hit him and tried to stab him. After talking with the man’s wife and stepdaughter, the officers determined that his statements were untrue and were made in an attempt to get his wife arrested, and so the man, a Santa Monica resident, was arrested and booked for making a false police report, violation of probation, and violation of a domestic violence court order.

Just Be Careful

Thursday, September 25 at 4:50 p.m. – 1600 block of Lincoln Boulevard – While on patrol, an officer was flagged down regarding an assault and battery. The Reporting (and Flagging) Party pointed to a man who was walking down the street and told the officer the man had punched him and another man for no reason. The officer detained the man who had been walking down the street, a transient, and later accepted the citizen’s arrest and booked the fellow for assault and battery.

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