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.

 

Monday, Oct. 8, at 11:55 a.m.,

Santa Monica police officers received a radio call regarding a man seen masturbating on the sand just west of the bike bath and adjacent to Lot 1 North (1550 Pacific Coast Highway). When officers arrived, they detained the suspect and made contact with those who notified police. They said they had just parked their car in the lot and walked toward the bike path when they saw two adults with small children get out of their car and then immediately get back in. The group looked toward the sand and allegedly saw the suspect with his hands under his shorts manipulating his penis as he walked toward the family. The suspect was placed under arrest for lewd acts. He was identified as Michael Clouser, 32, of Los Angeles. His bail was set at $500.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 12:52 p.m.,

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Pico Boulevard regarding a report of a strong-arm robbery that just occurred. When officers arrived, they made contact with the alleged victim who told them that he was walking eastbound on Pico from 20th Street when a man approached him, told him he owed the suspect money and then took a DVD player. He pointed out the suspect, who was sitting on a nearby bus bench, and police detained him for questioning. He admitted to taking the DVD player and hiding it in a nearby residence, police said. Officers could not locate the DVD player. The suspect was placed under arrest for robbery and a probation violation. He was identified as Robert Jackson, 60, a transient. No bail was set.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 3:21 p.m.,

Officers responded to the 1900 block of 18th Street regarding a report of two people possibly doing drugs inside a parked car. When officers arrived, they detained the suspects, one of whom admitted to smoking some crushed Oxycodone pills. During a search of the vehicle, police said they found both Oxy, a pain killer, and Alprazolam, an anti-anxiety drug. The suspects did not have a prescription for the drugs and were placed under arrest. Isabel Bryan, 20, of Santa Monica, was booked for possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $10,000. Bryan Daniels, 18, of Santa Monica, was booked for being under the influence of drugs. His bail was set at $2,500.

 

Friday, Oct. 12, at 5:47 p.m.,

Officers were on patrol in the 1900 block of Euclid Street when they entered Alley 13 and saw two men walking away from the rear of a building known by officers as a drug den. Officers made contact with the two men who allegedly gave conflicting statements as to why they were in the area. Both agreed to be searched. Officers said they found methamphetamine hidden in a piece of paper in one of the suspects’ T-shirt pocket. The suspect was placed under arrest and booked for possession of a controlled substance. He was identified as Trevor Egbert, 36, of Los Angeles. His bail was set at $10,000.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13, at 12:14 a.m.,

Officers were on patrol in the 800 block of Pico Boulevard  when they saw two men crouching by a payphone. Officers approached the men to see what they were doing. They asked for permission to search the suspects. When an officer removed one suspect’s hat, a clear Zip-Lock baggie containing methamphetamine fell to the ground, police said. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to jail where he was booked for possession of a controlled substance. He was identified as Nicholas Cavins, 28, of Los Angeles. Bail was set at $10,000.

 

Sunday, Oct. 14, at 8:02 p.m.,

Officers responded to the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade on the report of two people who just fled Club Monaco after stealing approximately $1,800 worth of merchandise. While conducting their investigation, officers were informed that one of the Downtown Service Officers detained two people matching the suspects’ description. The two were getting into a car parked in a handicap spot. Officers responded and determined that the handicap placard used was fraudulent and detained the suspects. Officers searched their car and recovered the stolen property, as well as two “booster bags” which were lined with materials used to defeat security sensors in stores. Officers also found merchandise from Anthropology, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Urban Outfitters. Both suspects were placed under arrest and booked for conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of burglary tools. They were identified as Lyle Gaines, 48, and Tradis Davis, 46; both from San Francisco. Bail was set at $20,000 each. Gaines was also booked for displaying an unauthorized disabled placard.

 

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