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, Oct. 26, at 7:09 a.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to the 200 block of Arizona Avenue regarding a report of a man seen masturbating in the doorway of a business. Officers located the suspect two blocks away and detained him until they could speak with witnesses. One told officers that he was walking on Arizona Avenue when he saw the suspect sitting in the doorway with his pants down around his thighs manipulating his penis in plain sight. The man told the suspect to pull his pants up. The suspect didn’t appreciate the advice and began yelling at the man. The suspect was placed under arrest after allegedly fighting with officers. He was booked for lewd acts and resisting arrest. He was identified as Marc Alexander Powell, 46, of Banning, Calif. in Riverside County. His bail was set at $10,000.

Sunday, Oct. 28, at 8:14 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 500 block of Olympic Boulevard to meet with a woman who said she had been physically assaulted several hours earlier while she was sleeping on a sidewalk. When officers arrived they made contact with the woman and immediately noticed that she had several bruises and scratches around her face and neck. She told officers that she was sleeping on the sidewalk in front of the OPCC Access Center for homeless people when she and another person were awakened by a man asking for food. When the woman said she did not have anything to eat, the man allegedly kicked over a water bottle, soiling her bedding. She threw the bottle into the street and some water splashed onto the suspect. He became enraged and started punching the woman before allegedly choking her for several seconds. She struggled with the suspect, who eventually walked away. He was detained a short time later in the 1600 block of Seventh Street. He was identified by the woman and a witness and placed under arrest for assault and a probation violation. He was identified as Michael Lee Calloway, 42, a transient. No bail was set.

Saturday, Oct. 27, at 12:10 a.m.,
Officers responded to the 100 block of Broadway — Makai Lounge — regarding a report of an assault that had just occurred. When officers arrived they made contact with a woman who said she and another friend were on the dance floor near the DJ dancing when she was bumped by the suspect. An argument ensued. The suspect allegedly threw a drink at the woman and the glass struck her along her right eyebrow, causing a cut. She was treated at the scene by paramedics. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked for assault with a deadly weapon. She was identified as Jovan Nichole Gamble, 32, of Los Angeles. Her bail was set at $30,000.

Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10:35 a.m.,
Officers responded to the corner of Ocean and Colorado avenues regarding a drug sale witnesses by a Downtown Service Officer. When police arrived they spoke with a suspect who admitted that he had just purchased pot from two men. Officers located one of the suspects, who allegedly told them that he sold some of his medical marijuana. Officers searched him and found eight individually-wrapped bindles in his jacket. The suspect was arrested for possession of pot for sale. He was identified as Abdias Mendes Salazar, 53, a transient. His bail was set at $20,000.

Friday, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m.,
Officers were on patrol on the 1100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard when they saw a man in an alley. Officers decided to see what he was doing and approached him for a chat. During their conversation, the man allegedly consented to a search and inside his shorts officers said they found a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamines. The man then told officers that he had some of the drug in his pocket. He was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was identified as Carl Daved Thomas, 42, a transient. His bail was set at $10,000.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1600 block of Cloverfield Boulevard — Ralphs — regarding a report of two shoplifters in custody. When officers arrived they made contact with store security who said that they saw two women enter the store with large handbags. They went directly to the hair and skin care section and allegedly began putting items in their bags. They then left the store without offering to pay for the items. Security detained the suspects and the stolen property was recovered. Officers took them into custody and learned that both were on probation for burglary. They were placed under arrest for the probation violation, burglary and conspiracy. They were identified as Khadijah Pilgram, 18, of Compton, and Clarissa Wade, 18, of Los Angeles. Bail was set at $20,000 for each.

Monday, Oct. 22, at 12:56 a.m.,
Officers responded to the 600 block of Broadway regarding a report of two people trespassing. When officers arrived they made contact with one of the suspects, who was found to be on probation. Officers searched him and said they found a pipe used to smoke meth. The suspect was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, a probation violation and illegal camping. He was identified as Joshua William Williams, 21, a transient. His bail was set at $10,250.

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Editor-in-Chief Kevin Herrera compiled these reports.

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