On Saturday, Nov. 26, at 9:55 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were patrolling the 500 block of Colorado Avenue when they chanced upon a man crossing the intersection of Fifth Street against a red light.
The officers stopped the man to investigate further. The officers discovered he did not possess any identification so they asked him who he was. The man responded by giving the officers a name and date of birth, but the officers exposed this information as false. The officers arrested the man for this offense.
After the officers placed the man inside their patrol vehicle he gave his correct name and date of birth, but it was too late, he had already committed the crime of giving false information to a police officer.
This 71-year-old resident of Santa Monica was charged with the aforementioned offense, as well as crossing the road against a do not cross sign. 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.