On Friday, Sept. 30, at 2:33 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were on patrol in the area of Arizona Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard when they saw a blue Dodge Durango that was bereft of a front license plate, travelling southbound on Lincoln Boulevard.
The officers stopped the vehicle, and when they asked the driver for some identification he told them that he didn’t have any.
The driver then continued on to give a name that he could not spell, as well as a false date of birth.
The officers used the portable fingerprint device that they had available, and discovered that this 33-year-old Palmdale resident was on parole for narcotic offenses.
He was arrested and charged with providing false information, not having any proof of financial responsibility, being an unlicensed driver, and not having a front license plate displayed.
His bail was set at $5,000.
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 of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.
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