Saturday, June 7, at 9:20 p.m.

Santa Monica patrol officers working a foot beat on the Third Street Promenade responded to a call for assistance from the Santa Monica Fire Department. Fire personnel were treating an intoxicated female who fell in the courtyard of Santa Monica Place. The female subject was not injured so she was released to the responding officers. Officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. When questioned, the subject thought she had consumed three or four alcoholic beverages but did not know what city she was in. Due to the fact the subject could not care for herself she was arrested for public intoxication, and transported to Santa Monica Jail. She was identified as Erica Rodriguez, 24, of Ontario.

 

Sunday, June 8, at 10:15 a.m.

A police officer working routine patrol was flagged down by a citizen. The citizen reported that a man in the alley removing trash from the bins and was throwing it into the middle of the alley. The officer ordered the subject to stop throwing garbage and he immediately stopped. When the officer asked the subject’s name he mumbled unintelligible words. The subject walked toward the officer and put his hands up in a fighting stance. The subject continued walking toward the officer and attempted to grab his shoulder. The officer blocked the subject’s hand, the subject then used his leg to kick the officer’s leg. The officer punched the subject once and then regained control of his left arm and pinned him to the ground. The subject was transported to Santa Monica Jail where he was booked for battery on a police officer, resisting/obstructing arrest and riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. He was identified as Daniel Cobarrubias, 48, a transient. Bail was set at $20,000.

 

Friday, June 6, at 1:28 p.m.

Officers working Downtown on the Third Street Promenade saw a subject lying on a bench in violation of the Municipal Code. The officers recognized the subject as someone who they had arrested previously who now had a warrant issued for her arrest. Officers arrested the subject on a no bail warrant and transported her to the Santa Monica jail and booked her for a parole violation. She was identified as Connie Tran, 32, a transient. No bail was set.

 

Friday, June 6 at 2:50 p.m.

Officers working routine patrol conducted a traffic stop on a subject who failed to stop for a posted stop sign while riding a bicycle.

Officers asked the subject his name and attempted to match his information in the statewide database. The officers asked the subject if they could search his backpack and he consented. While searching the subject’s property the officers found debit cards in names other than his own. The officers placed the subject under arrest for possession of a credit card with intent to defraud or sell. The subject was transported to the Santa Monica Jail. Upon a more detailed search at the jail a credit card in another name was discovered, as well as a variety of tools known to be used in auto burglary. Fingerprints of the subject had to be obtained to identify the suspect since the subject had lied to the officers about his name multiple times. The subject was booked for possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of an access card with intent to defraud and giving false information to a peace officer. The suspect was identified as Faraji Foster, 41. Bail was set at $20,000.

 

Thursday, June 5, at 3:43 p.m.

Officers working routine patrol saw a subject standing in front of the Holiday Motel, 1102 Pico Blvd., who noticeably appeared to be under the influence of an illegal stimulant. The subject was sweating profusely, smacking his lips and unable to stand still. When officers asked the subject if he was “high right now” he replied, “I’m an addict.” The subject denied having drugs in his possession but when he consented to a search by officers they found a substance which appeared to be crystal methamphetamine and a glass pipe commonly used to smoke drugs. The subject was transported to Santa Monica Jail and booked for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a methamphetamine pipe. The suspect was identified as Sean Metteer, 28, a transient. Bail was set at $10,000.

 

 

 

daniela@smdp.com

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