On March 15, at about 6:27 a.m.
Officers responded to a radio call for service at 2nd Street and Colorado Avenue regarding a male subject brandishing a knife at a victim, Santa Monica Place employee. The suspect fled the location. Officers located and detained the suspect walking near Ocean Avenue and Colorado Blvd. Officers learned the victim, a maintenance worker at the Santa Monica Place, was cleaning an area outside of his office when he noticed the subject collecting cans from several trash bins. The victim told the subject he could not loiter in the parking structure and needed to leave. The suspect became enraged, began yelling at the victim and pulled out a knife. The suspect began waving the knife at the victim and threatened him with it. As the suspect walked closer to the victim, the victim picked up a broomstick and told the suspect he called the police. The suspect fled the location. The victim was desirous of prosecution. The victim was not injured. Julius Lee Trice, 35, homeless was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $30,000.