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.
Sunday, April 13, 9:30 p.m.
Santa Monica police on patrol saw a man stumbling around as if he were intoxicated at Lincoln and Pico boulevards. Officers stopped to check his condition. Employees of a nearby business in the area complained to the officers about the man being belligerent and arguing with one of the employees. When police made contact with the individual they found that he smelled of alcohol, had blood-shot eyes, slurred speech and poor coordination. He continued to be antagonist throughout the entire encounter. Fearing he was a danger to others and himself, he was arrested for public intoxication. He was identified as Billy Howard, 51, a transient. His bail was set at $250.
Monday, April 14, 9 p.m.
Officers responded to the 800 block of Santa Monica Boulevard on a radio call of a traffic accident with injuries. When officers arrived they found a male down on the sidewalk. It turned out that the male was intoxicated while riding the Big Blue Bus. When he exited the bus and got to the sidewalk, he fell back into the bus and then onto the ground. Lying next to him was an empty bottle of wine. Paramedics responded and he was treated for his minor injuries. He admitted to drinking the wine and losing his balance due to his high level of intoxication. He was arrested for public intoxication. The suspect was identified as Christopher Alan Anderson, 48, a transient. His bail was set at $250.
Sunday, April 13, 12:30 a.m.
The police were called out for a male seen peeping in the window of a residence in the 1900 block of Euclid Street. Officers made contact with an individual who had regurgitated all over himself. He was unable to walk and did not know his name or whereabouts. He showed the symptoms of being highly inebriated and was ultimately arrested for public intoxication. The suspect was identified as Justin Luis Milone, 23, of Hermosa Beach. His bail was set at $250.
Saturday, April 12, 9:40 p.m.
Officers were called out to the Taco Bell at 2207 Lincoln Blvd. for a man that was aggressively panhandling at the drive through area. The individual was jumping in front of cars, knocking on windows and asking for money. He was found behind the drive through and officers immediately smelled a heavy aroma of alcohol on him. He had blood-shot eyes, was highly argumentative and held a very unsteady gait. He was arrested for public intoxication. The suspect was identified as Craig William Vandiepen, 39, a transient. His bail was set at $250.
Friday, April 11, 8 a.m.
A resident locked and secured their three bikes in a shed outside of their home. When the resident returned they found the shed doors were wide open and the bikes were gone. The padlock that secured the shed was also missing. No one witnessed anything or heard anything. Estimated loss by the owner of the bikes totaled $800.
Tuesday, April 8, 3:15 p.m.
Officers were flagged down about a rape that just happened in a carport in the 1200 block of Seventh Street. The victim said she, her boyfriend and two others they know, had been drinking and a fight ensued between her boyfriend and the suspect. The victim was able to stop the fight and eventually her boyfriend and another individual she was with left the area. This left her alone with the suspect who took her to the carport area where she was pushed down and allegedly raped by him. The victim attempted to push the suspect off of her but was unable to. After the incident, the suspect left the location and the victim found her boyfriend; both flagged down an officer to report the crime. The suspect was found two days later by the victim at Seventh Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. She called the police, pointed out the suspect and had him arrested for the crime. All parties involved were homeless. The suspect was identified as Antonia Rodriguez Sanchez, 34, a transient. Bail was set at $100,565.