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Alert: Police Blotter: Santa Monica:

He Left Her Behind

Friday, October 31 at 1:03 a.m. – 1400 block of 4th Street – Officers responded to a report of Vehicle Burglary in the City Parking Structure 5 and were told by a witness that he saw a man steal a computer monitor and a car stereo from his (the witness’s) girlfriend’s car while a woman acted as lookout. When the two of them realized the witness had seen them, he said, the man left the items behind and he fled in a vehicle, leaving the woman behind. Officers stopped the man one block away, and the woman was located in the parking structure; both were positively identified by the witness. The man was in possession of burglary tools and other property believed to have been stolen. Both were booked for grand theft and conspiracy to commit a felony; the man was also booked for possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property.

It Pays to Cooperate

Sunday, November 2 at 5:40 p.m. – 1800 block of Lincoln Boulevard – Officers responded to a report of Assault and Battery and located two men, one of whom had a small cut on his face and the other of whom was intoxicated and uncooperative. The man with the cut did not wish to have a police report taken and did not wish to press charges. Nevertheless, the police arrested the second man for public intoxication and later discovered that he had a crack pipe, so he was booked for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Not Quite Cool Hand Luke

Monday, November 3 at 9:37 p.m. – 2900 block of Main Street – Officers responded on a report of Vandalism in Progress. When they arrived, a witness told them he had seen a man spray paint six parking meters so as to cover the clear “window” showing the time remaining or the EXPIRED notice. [No doubt the fellow thought he was performing a public service.] The police detained a suspect in the area, and he was positively identified by the witness, whereupon he was booked for felony vandalism . . . and public intoxication.

At Casa del Mar, No Less

Thursday, November 6 at 10 p.m. – 1900 block of Ocean Avenue – Officers responded on to a report of Assault and Battery at Casa del Mar hotel, where witnesses and victims said that an intoxicated man had spit on them and then pushed hotel security personnel as they attempted to detain him. During all of this drama, the inebriate identified himself as a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff [as though that would make everything OK]. Police detained the deputy and later placed him under citizen’s arrest for assault and battery . . . and public intoxication.

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