On Sunday, Nov. 20, at 1:01 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department on patrol in the 800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard saw a suspicious man standing in front of Jack in the Box restaurant. The officers noticed that this man appeared intoxicated. The officers spoke with the man and deduced that he was uncooperative.
They also discovered the man was on probation for narcotic related offences, and had a pair of outstanding warrants from Los Angeles. As the officers were searching this intoxicated man he began to resist, so the officers took him down. After the officers secured him they placed him inside the police vehicle.
Neither the officers or the intoxicated man suffered any injuries during the take-down (phew!). This 44-year-old Los Angeles resident was charged with resisting officers, public intoxication, and violation of probation. His bail was set at $10,000.
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.