On August 31, 2017 at about 4:20 p.m.
Officers responded to a radio call for service at Chess Park – 1650 Ocean Front Walk regarding a disturbance . Officers determined a verbal argument began between the suspect and another subject. The victim noticed the argument escalating and called 9-1-1 for assistance. The suspect noticed and turned his attention towards the victim/caller. The suspect then threatened to kill the victim and held a 40-ounce beer bottle up towards the victim. The victim feared the suspect was going the throw the beer bottle at him and left the area. The suspect followed the victim and eventually fled the area. The victim was able to point out suspect when he returned to the area. The suspect was taken into custody. Joaquin Marquis Croomm, 33, homeless was arrested for criminal threats, and assault. Bail was set at $50,000.
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