Thursday, May 6, 4:45 p.m. Officers went to Cloverfield and Olympic in regard to a report of an intoxicated subject. When they arrived they saw a female, attempting to utilize a palm tree as a balance device by holding on to it. They also noticed some Santa Monica Fire Department personnel who had been attending to this wobbly woman. The Fire Department personnel cleared this female as being fit enough to be arrested, so the cops took her downtown. Whilst she was being processed at the jail she began to yell, and generally become “uncooperative.” One of the custodial officers was standing behind this woman performing a search, when the suspect suddenly performed a back kick with her right leg, striking this officer. This 52-year-old woman was booked for assault on emergency personnel, public intoxication, and probation violation. She was not eligible for bail.
The Last Dance?
Friday, May 7, Officers heard about an assault and battery that had occurred in the 1700 Block of Stewart Avenue, so they waltzed on over there. The victim, a 79-year-old man, had apparently been pushed from behind by the suspect, a 53-year-old woman, as they entered a dance studio, resulting in this chap falling and striking his face upon a bench, subsequently causing a cut to the man’s face. This frolic caused the cops to step up, swing into action, and hustle this woman into a police car, whereupon she was presented with a trip to jail, and was hence charged with assault with a deadly weapon, proving that the cops were not jiving around, and thus putting an end to her cavorting behavior. The twist: Bail of $30,000.
A Basket Case
Saturday, May 8, 12:35 p.m. Officers went to Von’s on the 700 block of Broadway, in response to a robbery report. What had happened was a witness/victim had watched a man begin to exit the store with a shopping basket loaded with items. The witness then offered the suspect some help (need help with that basket of items that you appear to be stealing?). The suspect declined this offer of assistance and proceeded to walk out with the basket, lifting the basket over the theft sensors in the hope that they would not trigger the alarm. The alarm was triggered, thus proving that hope is not enough sometimes. The witness confronted the suspect outside. The suspect started to reach for his waistband and warned the victim (“I’m warning you I have something in my pants that you will not like,” possibly?). The victim, fearing for his safety, let the suspect walk away. Officers located this suspect a short distance away (perhaps the shopping basket was a giveaway?). The suspect, a 26-year-old male transient, of Santa Monica, was booked for robbery, and possession of drug paraphernalia (hypodermic needles). His bail is $50,000.
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