Crime Watch is a weekly series culled from the reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Tuesday, May 20
Officers responded to a transient loitering in front of a women’s restroom, blocking the entrance at 1803 Lincoln Blvd. at 7:50 p.m. When officers arrived they found the homeless man slumped over and asleep. He smelled of alcohol and had blood-shot eyes and very poor coordination. The man had an open and empty can of beer near his person. He was identified as Allan Dale Hanson, 43, and arrested for public intoxication. His bail was set at $250.
Monday, May 19
Officers responded to the 1200 block of Wilshire Boulevard on a domestic violence call at 7:42 p.m. Upon arrival they met with the victim, who shares that she and her boyfriend have been together for four years. He became upset with her because he wanted to spend the day with her and she had other things to do. An argument ensued and she left. She came back to the area because that’s where they sleep. Her boyfriend saw her on the corner and walked up behind her and hit her several times in the face. He told her to leave the area or he would kill her. She left to call the police and he fled the area. He was later found by officers at 12th Street and California Avenue and arrested. The suspect was identified as Cory Joseph Nakano, 44. Bail was set at $50,000.
Sunday, May 18
A radio call came into police dispatch at 4:58 p.m. about a half-naked man in the streets, yelling. Officers responded to the area of Main Street and Ocean Park Boulevard where they observed a man in his underwear, with his shirt inside out, running into traffic yelling and causing a hazard. Officers made contact with him and saw that he was exceptionally intoxicated. Omar Barahora, 19, from Moreno Valley, was arrested for public intoxication. Bail was set at $250.
Saturday, May 17
Officers responded to a radio call of a shoplifting suspect in custody at the Rite Aid store located at 2412 Pico Blvd. at 12:45 p.m. When the officer arrived the security agent told her that the suspect had been seen in the toothpaste isle concealing various packages of toothpaste in the jacket he was wearing. The suspect exited the store without paying for the toothpaste. The suspect was stopped outside of the store by the security agent and escorted back inside the store where the security agent made a private person’s arrest of the suspect for petty theft. Upon searching the suspect, they found 12 packages of toothpaste on him totaling $92.68. Stanley Norris Green was arrested for petty theft. Bail was set at $1,000.