On Friday, Jan. 6, at 3:05 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 1100 block of Alley Nine in order to investigate a disturbance.
When they arrived, they spoke with the reporting party who informed them there was a person in between the two properties on the block that had been yelling and behaving in a way not appreciated by the residents.
Officers found this man and noticed that he was very, very drunk. The officers noticed he was staggering, and slurring his words (it is not clear what the words were, exactly, but one can assume that he was probably not reciting The Sonnets).
The officers attempted to arrest him, but he resisted and ran away. The officers grabbed hold of the man at which point he began to flail his arms around wildly, so the officers took him down to the ground, where he was subdued and taken into custody.
The officers then went to the area where he had originally been reported to be causing a nuisance and they found several empty cans of beer, an empty whiskey bottle, and several puddles of urine.
The officers concluded that this was the mark of the man, and he was later charged with public intoxication, and resisting police officers. 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.