Burglar With A Bike
On Thursday, May 13, at 10:47 a.m., Officers went to the 2400 block of Oak Street in response to a report of a possible burglary. When they arrived a witness informed them that he had seen a man attempting to open a screen window with an object of some kind. The witness yelled at the man, and the man ran away. Officers went in search of this burglar and found him in Clover Park. He happened to be in possession of a stolen bicycle at the time, incidentally. The man, a 57-year old transient, was arrested and booked for possession of stolen property, attempted burglary, and a probation violation. Bail: $50,000
On Friday, May 14, an off-duty officer heard an altercation taking place in the 1200 block of California Avenue, rushed there, intervened, and as a result was requested assistance from on-duty officers, given that he was detaining an intoxicated individual. When the on-duty cops arrived they began to question the other party, a woman, who told them that her boyfriend had called her in order to obtain her address. When he arrived at the address he said that he needed some money for an undisclosed reason, and thus began to ransack the place (as one would?) until the woman handed over forty bucks. It was at this time that the off-duty cop arrived to save the day. The boyfriend initially weaved a tale that he had been held at gun point by a taxi driver (Robert De Niro?), who had driven him, at said gun point, to several ATM machines demanding that he hand over cash. As the cops were listening to this evident flight of fancy, a taxi driver actually arrived at the scene, and stated that yes, indeed, he had been driving this guy from ATM to ATM, but not at gunpoint, as the man had claimed, but rather to try to obtain the money to pay for the fare. It transpired that all of this guy’s accounts were empty, anyway. During the initial detention by the off-duty officer, he located brass knuckles on the suspect. The suspect, a 29-year old male, of Santa Monica, was booked for possession of a dangerous weapon and public intoxication. His bail is $20,000. Needless to say, the cops did not drive this guy to various ATM machines in order to obtain the bail.
On Saturday, May 15, at 7:25 p.m. A 73-year-old man entered the Santa Monica Police Headquarters to report that his son had been regularly abusing him over some period of time (no respek). This gentleman produced evidence to prove that the abuse had taken place. The gentleman then announced that he had come to the station at that time because his son had threatened to kill him, and that was the last straw. Officers, quite correctly, went to the residence in question and arrested the son, a 46-year old, of Santa Monica for elder abuse. His bail is $20,000
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