On May 6, at 8:09 p.m., officers observed a woman walk across the street on Wilshire Boulevard, at Lincoln Boulevard. The woman had walked against a solid red light, forcing vehicles that were attempting to complete a left turn to stop to avoid hitting her.
The officers drove their vehicle to the 800 block of Wilshire Boulevard, and stopped and exited to speak with the woman about her violation. As the officers approached the woman she began yelling at them, informing them that she was about to have a nervous breakdown. She requested that the officers arrest her because she could not afford to pay the $300 ticket for the pedestrian offense.
The officers attempted to obtain her details in order to give her the citation, but she gave them a false name, date of birth, and address. The officers immediately discovered that the information was fictitious, and they gave the woman several attempts to supply them with the correct answers. She did not give the correct answers, however, and the officers arrested her and took her to jail. She was charged with giving false information to a police officer and for crossing on a red light. As she was being booked she did eventually give the officers the correct information. The 38-year-old Santa Monica resident was cited for the above charges and given a court date.
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 of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com