Crime Watch is a weekly series culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Friday, May 10, at 10:40 p.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to the 100 block of Colorado Avenue regarding a report of a man who was beaten by a homeless beggar after he refused to give the man any money. Police said the alleged victim had just left his friends after a dinner and was walking along the 1500 block of Ocean Avenue when he passed the suspect and his girlfriend, who were sleeping in a doorway. They asked the man for money. He refused and the suspect allegedly jumped up and pushed the man to the ground, causing him to hit his head on the concrete sidewalk. The suspect then jumped on him and punched him, stopping only after a crowd gathered. The man suffered a cut to his face and a torn shirt. The suspect was placed under arrest for battery. He was identified as Jhaytjuan Treadway, 21, a transient. His bail was set at $500.
Sunday, May 12, at 12:02 a.m.,
Officers were on patrol near the corner of Main and Bay streets when they heard some shouting coming from inside Star Liquor. Officers entered the store and contacted the manager, who pointed to a customer and said he was drunk and causing a scene. The man refused to leave and had to be escorted out by police. Officers determined he was too drunk to care for himself and placed him under arrest for public intoxication. He was identified as Seth Jade Mansfield, 30, of Venice, Calif. His bail was set at $250.
Saturday, May 11, at 8:45 a.m.,
Officers were on patrol along the 1000 block of Pico Boulevard when they entered an alley and saw a woman pushing a shopping cart while rummaging through several city-owned trash cans. Officers stopped the woman to speak with her about taking recyclables out of city-owned bins, a violation of the Municipal Code. The woman said she did not have any identification on her, but did tell officers that she was on probation. Officers searched her property and said they found methamphetamine in her possession. She was placed under arrest for drug possession, the appropriation of lost property and the probation violation. She was identified as Cynthia Schroeder, 52, a transient. No bail was set.
Friday, May 10, at 3:20 p.m.,
Officers responded to the parking lot located at 1865 Lincoln Blvd. regarding a report of an assault that just occurred in a laundromat. When officers arrived they made contact with the alleged victim, who told officers he was assaulted over some property. During their conversation, officers learned that the fighting was mutual and neither party wanted to prosecute. Officers did place one man under arrest for being under the influence of a narcotic. He was identified as Paul Bautista, 35, of Santa Monica. His bail was set at $10,000.
Friday, May 10, at 6:05 p.m.,
Officers assigned to the SMPD’s Crime Impact Team responded to the 2600 block of Cullen Street in Los Angeles to conduct a probation compliance check on a man who is known to frequent Santa Monica. During their search, officers determined the suspect was under the influence of drugs and placed him under arrest. He was identified as Johnny Jimenez Gonzalez, 23, of Los Angeles. His bail was set at $2,500.
Thursday, May 9, at 9 p.m.,
Officers responded to 16th Street at Santa Monica Boulevard regarding a report of a strong-arm robbery that just occurred. When officers arrived they spoke with a man who said he was walking along Santa Monica Boulevard when the suspect approached him from behind and put his arm around him as they walked. The suspect then told the man he wanted his money. The man tried to walk away, but the suspect held onto him, pulling him close to the suspect’s body. The suspect then allegedly struck the victim in the back of his head and stole the hat that he was wearing. The suspect then walked away and out of sight. The man used his cell phone to call police. During their conversation with the alleged victim, officers said they received a call about a disturbance on the 2000 block of Delaware Avenue. They responded and determined that one of the people involved was their robbery suspect. Officers placed the man under arrest after he was identified by the man who was robbed. His hat was recovered from a nearby trash can. The suspect was booked for robbery and identified as Mitchell Jackson, Jr., 31, a transient. His bail was set at $50,000.
Wednesday, May 8, at 12:25 p.m.,
Officers responded to Nordstrom regarding a report of a theft. When officers arrived they spoke with employees at the retailer who said the suspect entered the store and hid some clothing underneath his garments. The suspect then placed additional items on a chair next to an exit and left the store without offering payment for the clothing. Once outside, the suspect saw a store employee standing outside the exit who saw him steal. The suspect told the employee that if he said anything he would beat him up, police said. The suspect then went back into the store, collected the items on the chair and fled on a bike. The suspect was detained by officers at the corner of Fourth Street and Olympic Boulevard. The suspect was positively identified and the stolen property recovered. The suspect was booked for burglary and petty theft with a prior. The suspect was identified as Joshua David Abbott, 47, of Roseville, Calif. His bail was set at $20,000.
Editor-in-Chief Kevin Herrera compiled these reports.