Bail was not granted to a parolee on Saturday, Jan. 17, after he fell asleep on the back seat of a vehicle he had stolen that was located in Parking Structure 4 in downtown Santa Monica.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the parking structure in the 1300 block of Second Street at 8 am in order to investigate a report of a stolen vehicle that had been parked inside the structure.
Upon arrival the officers identified the vehicle and approached the vehicle cautiously.
The officers looked inside the vehicle and noticed that a man was asleep on the back seat of the vehicle.
The officers opened the doors of the vehicle and asked the man to get out.
The man was unable to provide any proof of ownership and the officers then checked and confirmed that the vehicle had indeed been reported as being stolen.
The suspect then confessed to stealing the vehicle and was arrested and charged with that crime as well as a violation of parole.
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.