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, July 11, at 9:20 p.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to the 1800 block of Euclid Street to check on a known drug supplier on probation. As officers were searching the residence they said they found a glass methamphetamine pipe and several bindles of the drug on top of the dining room table. Inside the bedroom more than 2.5 pounds of marijuana was recovered from a wicker chair. The suspect was placed under arrest for possession of meth, marijuana for sale, drug paraphernalia and for a probation violation. He was identified as Beecher Brumley, 51, of Santa Monica. No bail was set.
Thursday, July 11, at 8:44 p.m.,
Officers on patrol along the 1500 block of Olympic Boulevard saw a man riding his bike on the sidewalk in violation of the Municipal Code. The suspect was stopped for the violation and during a search police said they found methamphetamine. The suspect was placed under arrest and booked for possession of meth. He was identified as Roberto Rubalcava, 43, of Santa Monica. His bail was set at $10,000.
Friday, July 12, at 3:33 a.m.,
Officers responded to the area of Berkeley Street and Pennsylvania Avenue regarding a fight. When officers arrived they spoke with a woman who said she saw a man and a woman standing near her front door yelling at each other. As she continued to watch, the man extended both arms and shoved the female in her back, causing her to slam into a brick wall. The two continued arguing, at which point the man allegedly slapped the woman in the face. He then walked away from the scene. Police were able to locate the suspect a short time later and he was positively identified. Based on the witnesses’ statements police placed the suspect under arrest for domestic violence. He was identified as Valentin Robinson, 21, of Santa Monica. His bail was set at $1,000.
Friday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m.,
Officers responded to Santa Monica Place mall regarding a shoplifter in custody. When officers arrived they spoke with store security who said that the suspect was seen putting a Burberry scarf in his pants and then walked out without offering to pay. He was apprehended by security, who found the $375 scarf in his pants. The suspect was placed under arrest for shoplifting. He was identified as Sef Ian Dionne, 34, of Los Angeles. His bail was set at $1,000.
Saturday, July 13, at 2:15 a.m.,
Officers responded to the 2600 block of Main Street regarding a report of vandalism at a retail store. When officers arrived they spoke with a man who said he was sitting in his car, which was parked on Main Street near a bar. He saw a group of people sitting nearby and asked them if they wanted to get some food. Immediately after that a man with the group stood up and began yelling profanities at the driver. He then allegedly walked to the rear of the car and began punching the trunk and the back window, eventually shattering it with his fist. The driver wanted the suspect arrested, and police obliged. The suspect was booked for vandalism. He was identified as Darren Christopher Antony, 22, of La Palma, Calif. His bail was set at $5,000.
July 13, at 4:48 p.m.,
Officers on patrol in Downtown saw a man urinating in a breezeway on the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade. Officers approached the man and asked him why he didn’t just use the public restroom located roughly 50 feet away. The man told them he “had to go.” When asked for his identification, the man allegedly became agitated and tried to run. Officers told the man to stop, but he didn’t. After a brief struggle the suspect was placed under arrest for urinating in public, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer. He was identified as Jonathan Dante Tyler, 30, a transient. His bail was set at $20,000.
Sunday, July 14, at 1:57 p.m.,
Officers responded to the area of Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue regarding a man who was allegedly driving recklessly inside Parking Structure 7 at Third Street and Broadway. A traffic service officer said he was struck by the driver’s side mirror. When the traffic service officer tried to stop him, he disregarded his orders and proceeded to back out of the structure to find another spot to park. He then allegedly struck a second traffic officer’s arm with his car. While responding to the scene, officers located the suspect vehicle traveling south on Fourth Street and conducted a traffic stop. The driver told officers that his dog was sick and he was trying to find a place to care for it. The driver was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving and a probation violation. He was identified as Ryan Oreif, 22, of Pacific Palisades, Calif. His bail was set at $30,000.
Editor-in-Chief Kevin Herrera compiled these reports.