July 6, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

The Latest from SMPD: Alert Police Blotter:

Hidden Agenda

On Wednesday, June 8, at 11:30 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department who were on a routine patrol in the area of 11th Street and Olympic Boulevard spotted a man who was acting in a very suspicious manner. The officers approached this man and as they did so they noticed that he had surreptitiously attempted to conceal an unknown object inside his waistband. The officers spoke with this man and determined that he was on probation for numerous weapons violations. The officers searched this individual and discovered that he possessed a screwdriver in his waistband. This is not the typical location that one would store such a tool so the officers investigated further and found that this man also possessed narcotics paraphernalia.This 31-year-old homeless man was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics paraphernalia and a probation violation. Bail was set in in the amount of $20,000. 

Offline Purchase 

On Tuesday, June 7, at 8:41 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the Apple Store, located at 1415 Third Street Promenade, in order to investigate a report of a man who was attempting to use a credit card that appeared to be stolen in an effort to purchase merchandise from the store. Loss prevention agents from The Apple Store had apprehended the man at the location after they had recognized him as a person who was suspected of suspicious activity at other Apple Stores. The officers arrived at the location and interviewed the suspect and after investigating the officers determined that this man had attempted to use a fraudulent Texas drivers’ license and a fraudulent credit card in order to obtain items at the store. This man was arrested and later charged with attempt to defraud. This 25-year-old resident of New York was given bail in the amount of $20,000. 

Unclean! 

On Wednesday, June 8, at 2:27 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the Bonus Car Wash, located at 2800 Lincoln Boulevard, in order to investigate a report of an individual who was in the process of disrupting business at the location. When the officers arrived at the car wash they investigated and discovered that the suspect had put his car through the car wash but had been dissatisfied with the results of the wash. Subsequently, this man had refused to pay for the car wash and had remained at the location while being disruptive to other customers. The officers asked the man to leave the car wash but he refused so the officers arrested this 36-year-old Los Angeles resident and he was charged with defrauding an innkeeper (a multi-purpose charge, so to speak). Bail was set at $5,000.  

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.

in News
Related Posts

Newsom Signs Sen. Ben Allen’s Pollution Bill That Places Recycling Costs on Producers Rather Than Municipalities

July 6, 2022

July 6, 2022

Senate Bill 54 calls on the producers of specific materials to form a Producer Responsibility Organization  By Sam Catanzaro California...

LA City Council Approves Emblem Program to Identify Legal Cannabis Business

July 6, 2022

July 6, 2022

Placards will serve as notice to the public and enforcement agencies that the business is licensed Last week, Los Angeles...

VP Kamala Harris Visits Santa Monica Fire Station

July 6, 2022

July 6, 2022

Vice President and husband Doug Emhoff stop by Santa Monica Fire Station #2 on Monday By Sam Catanzaro Vice President...

City Council Approves Permanent Parklet Program For Local Businesses: Santa Monica Beat – July 4th, 2022

July 5, 2022

July 5, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Sony Calls For ‘respect’ After Gaming Developers Receive Online Bullying * City Council...

Landscaping 50 Percent Complete for George Wolfberg Park at Potrero Canyon

July 3, 2022

July 3, 2022

Officials provide update for park under construction By Dolores Quintana A recent update from the City of Los Angeles’ Department...

John McEnroe and Patty Smyth Sell Malibu Home for $29 Million

July 2, 2022

July 2, 2022

Malibu Colony home sold to unknown buyer in private sale By Dolores Quintana John McEnroe, a retired former tennis star,...

SMa.r.t. Column: A Tale of Two Cities

July 2, 2022

July 2, 2022

The City of Santa Monica is surrounded on three sides by the City of Los Angeles. Therefore, while the jurisdictions...

Santa Monica City Council Approves Ballot Measure That Would Increase Hotel Bed Tax

July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

Santa Monica’s bed tax has been raised since 2004 By Dolores Quintana In a vote on June 28, the Santa...

PETA Attempts to Stop the Beach Club From Holding Annual Fireworks Display

July 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

Parking lot where display is held is on City of LA land, not Santa Monica, allowing Club to obtain permit...

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Prepares for SMASH/Muir Campus Mold Removal

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2022

Exact costs for repairs still unknown By Dolores Quintana and Sam Catanzaro  It is unknown exactly how much the total...

Watering Restrictions for Santa Monica Residents Take Effect Soon

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2022

New restrictions will go into effect on July 5, limiting watering to twice a week By Sam Catanzaro New restrictions...

Daily Harvest Recalls Meal Kits Handed out at Venice Event Following 470 Cases of Mysterious Illness

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2022

Direct-to-consumer meal kit company under fire for handling of outbreak tied to lentil and leek meal kit By Sam Catanzaro...

Central Coast Brewery Makes Westside Acquisitions

June 29, 2022

June 29, 2022

Figueroa Mountain Brewing acquires Broxton Brewery, The Stalking Horse and more. Staff, current beer taps to remain on board at...

Mexican Restaurant Possibly Expanding Into Former Swingers Space

June 29, 2022

June 29, 2022

Bar Hermanito applies for an alcohol exemption sales permit for space at 802 Broadway in Santa Monica By Dolores Quintana...

Six Family-Fun Westside Fourth of July Events

June 29, 2022

June 29, 2022

Fireworks, parades, runs and more taking place across the Westside  By Ashley Sloan  Pacific Palisades  The Pacific Palisades will be...