Santa Monica police arrested a 49-year-old convicted felon on Tuesday, Nov. 19 after finding the man in possession of a taser.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were on a routine patrol in the area of 14th Street and Pico Boulevard at 11:45 pm on this day when they came upon this man riding a bicycle.
The officers decided to chat with this man. In doing so, they discovered he was a convicted felon.
The officers, upon learning this, took the precaution of asking the man if they could search him, which he agreed to.
The officers then searched him and lo and behold found a taser upon his person.
The officers thus arrested this Santa Monica man and he was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a taser.
Bail was set at $1,558.
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.