A 50-year-old homeless man was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 10 after threatening to kill an employee at the OPCC (Ocean Park Community Center).
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were requested to attend the OPCC at 1751 Cloverfield Boulevard at 8:15 am on this day in order to investigate a report of a former client who had threatened an employee of the facility.
Upon arrival at the facility the officers spoke with the employee who informed them that the suspect was at the location attempting to use the services and collect his mail.
The employee stated that several times previously this man had been asked to leave the facility due to his obnoxious and threatening behavior.
On this occasion the employee alleged that this suspect had gone so far as to threaten to end the life of the employee, and had taunted the employee to strike him.
The employee did not succumb to these provocations and remained calm at all times, apparently.
The employee told the officers that he considered this individual dangerous and capable of carrying out the alleged threats.
The officers arrested the suspect and he was charged with making threats and public intoxication. Bail was set at $53,250.
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.