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.
Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8:57 p.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to the 1300 block of Ocean Avenue ‚Äî Blue Plate Oysterette ‚Äî regarding a report of an assault that just occurred. When officers arrived they made contact with a man who was being treated by paramedics. He told officers that he went to the restaurant for dinner and upon pulling up to the valet, he got into an argument with the valet over keeping his car keys since he had his dog with him. During the argument, a man walked up and told the driver to give his keys to the valet. The driver told the man to not get involved, at which time the suspect allegedly kicked the driver in the groin. He then struck the victim in the head. Another man joined in and allegedly began striking the victim in the face and head. They ran off after the victim fell to the ground. They were seen getting into a silver Chevy. A witness obtained the license plate number. Officers were able to identify the suspects. They were located on Nov. 13 in Los Angeles and taken into custody for assault with a deadly weapon. They were identified as father-and-son duo Glenn Taylor, 33, of Los Angeles, and Glenn Peyton Taylor, Sr., 63, of Owensboro, Ky. Bail was set at $50,000 each.
Monday, Nov. 12, at 12:38 p.m.,
Officers responded to the Albertsons located at 2627 Lincoln Blvd. regarding a theft that just occurred. When officers arrived they spoke with a security guard who told them that he was working inside the store when an employee told him that a man known for stealing liquor was shopping there. The guard followed the man and watched as he and another man concealed bottles of liquor. Both walked out of the store without offering to pay, police said. When the security guard confronted them, one of them turned and confronted him verbally before walking away. The suspect who allegedly stole from the store before was apprehended and positively identified as Leroy Arrington, 52, a transient. Police said he was captured on video at least three times stealing booze. He was booked for burglary and a probation violation. No bail was set. Cops were unable to find the second suspect.
Monday, Nov. 12, at 10:15 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1300 block of Euclid Street on the report of a man yelling profanities at his neighbors. When officers arrived they found the man inside his apartment. He was still yelling. Officers made contact with the man, who said he was angry because his neighbors were accusing him of abusing his kid. Officers conducted a protective sweep of the apartment because of the allegations of abuse. No child was found, but officers did see in plain view several glass pipes commonly used to smoke meth. The suspect told officers that he was on probation and admitted that he used the pipes to smoke bath salts. He told officers where they could find his stash. Officers found several glass containers holding a white powder. One had meth, police said. Officers placed the man under arrest for possession of drugs and paraphernalia and a probation violation. He was identified as Ernest Jim Choi, 36, of Santa Monica.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 2:34 p.m.,
Officers responded to Sears located on Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue regarding a shoplifter being chased by a security guard. Officers searched the area but could not locate the suspect. His vehicle was found in the Sears lot and officers began looking for clues. The security guard told cops that he saw the suspect walking through the store with a new pair of black sneakers without the box. The man walked out of the store and to a red van in the parking lot. The guard looked at security video that showed the suspect putting on the black shoes inside the store. The suspect then walked back into the Sears and took a white T-shirt from a display. He folded it up and then walked out again. When contacted by security, he dropped the shirt and took off running. The van was impounded. When the suspect showed up at police headquarters asking about his van, he was placed under arrest for burglary and a probation violation. He was identified as Robert Ferguson, 43, of Los Angeles. His bail was set at $20,000.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 1:21 a.m.,
Officers responded to the 1500 block of Second Street regarding a report of a woman refusing to pay her cab fare. When officers arrived they spoke with the cab driver who said that the suspect called the cab company and he was assigned to pick her up, which he did on the 100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. After making two short stops the woman requested to be driven to Malibu. When they got to Malibu she asked to be driven to Second Street and Colorado Avenue. When the driver reached the destination he asked for payment. The woman said she didn‚Äôt have any money. She was placed under arrest for defrauding an innkeeper and a probation violation. She was identified as Marne Chaix, 69, of North Beach, Calif. Her bail was set at $10,000.
Editor-in-Chief Kevin Herrera compiled these reports.