On Saturday, March 12, at 9:27 a.m., officers went to the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard in response to a report of a weapon being brandished that had occurred at Euclid Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.
When they arrived they spoke with the victim who told them that she had been a passenger in a vehicle that was being driven southbound on Euclid Avenue approaching Wilshire Boulevard. When the vehicle had turned right onto Wilshire Boulevard a man (the suspect) had lept into the street, wildly wielding a large stick. He then thrust the stick at the victim, almost striking her. The driver of her vehicle continued to drive westbound until they stopped to call the police. The officers went in search of this man and located him a short distance away.
The suspect, a 23-year-old Santa Monica transient, was arrested under a citizen’s arrest and charged with exhibiting a deadly weapon. His bail was set at $25,000
After hearing this story the officers went looking for this 44-year-old homeless man, and found him a short distance away. He was charged with vandalism. His bail was set at $20,000.
Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of the Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com