A 63-year-old homeless woman yelling racial slurs inside a Santa Monica bank was arrested on Thursday, July 3.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a radio call at 9:15 am on this day that stated a female transient inside the Wells Fargo Bank located at Fourth Street and Arizona Avenue who was causing a disturbance.
Upon arrival the officers spoke with Wells Fargo staff members who told them this person was unlike other customers in that she was not only refusing to leave the bank, but that she had insisted on screaming racial slurs and threatening the Wells Fargo staff and customers.
The officers asked the woman to leave the bank but she refused, and had to be forcibly carried out of the bank by the police.
When they were outside the bank the woman allegedly kicked one of the officers several times, and had to be forcibly positioned inside the back of a patrol car.
This woman was arrested and charged with trespassing, battery on a police officer and obstructing a police officer in the performance of their duties. Bail was set at $25,000.
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.