On Thursday, March 8, at 5:30 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the courtyard of 729 Montana Avenue (a business complex) after receiving a complaint about a loud party at the location.
When they arrived, the officers noticed that a man was staggering around aimlessly outside the location.
When this man happened upon the officers he swung around and directed his staggering in a direction that would create some distance between him and the officers.
“Suspicious,” the officers thought, and so they apprehended him before he had managed to stagger too far away from them.
The officers also noticed that this man had a rolling pin sticking out of his backpack, and he most certainly didn’t look like a rolling pin type of guy.
The officers eventually arrested this man, and he was charged with possession of a leaded cane, possession of an open alcoholic beverage, public intoxication, and the ubiquitous violation of probation.
There was no information regarding bail for this 28-year-old homeless man at the time of going to press.
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.