On Sunday, Nov. 20, at 9:22 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department saw a bicyclist riding westbound on Santa Monica Boulevard. The bicyclist was seen by the officers sailing through two sets of red lights without stopping, so the officers stopped him.
The officers spoke with the man and he told them that he did not have any identification on him, and that he was late for work. The officers then ran a computer records check on the man’s name and discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence.
The officers placed the suspect under arrest and searched him. During this search they discovered that he had not been truthful about being bereft of identification as they found the suspect’s identification, as well as another person’s wallet containing a driver’s license and credit cards.
This 31-year-old resident of Los Angeles was charged with failure to stop for a red signal, an outstanding warrant, as well as misappropriation of lost property. His bail was set at $50,500.
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.