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.
Tuesday, June 12, at 1:10 a.m.,
Santa Monica police officers assigned to a burglary suppression detail were working along the 900 block of 20th Street when they saw a beige Honda double-parked down the block. As officers pulled up behind the Honda, the driver accelerated and turned onto Washington Avenue and proceeded westbound, police said. As the vehicle turned north on 17th Street, officers learned that the car was reported stolen out of Los Angeles. Officers continued to follow the vehicle until the driver pulled over on the 400 block of 12th Street. A passenger in the front right seat immediately jumped out of the car and ran east between two homes. The driver got out and ran north to Carlyle Avenue, then east and out of sight. Officers found a third suspect in the back seat of the Honda and took him into custody as they called for backup. Officers eventually found the driver hiding in the yard of a home on the 400 block of Euclid Street. The passenger was found in the backyard of another home just a few doors down. All three were arrested and booked. Francisco Cervantes, 20, of Los Angeles was booked for resisting arrest and violation of probation. No bail was set. The driver was identified as a 17-year-old from Los Angeles. He was booked for grand theft auto and resisting arrest. He was cited and released to his parents pending a court date. The rear passenger was identified as a 16-year-old from Los Angeles. He was cited for violating his curfew and released to his parents.
Monday, June 11, at 11:46 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 500 block of Colorado Avenue regarding a report of people fighting. When officers arrived, they detained several suspects in the 1500 block of Fifth Street. A potential victim was located in Alley 5 and Colorado and had suffered severe injuries to his head and body. Paramedics responded and transported him to a local hospital for treatment. Based on the victims statements and several other witnesses, the victim and the suspects, who are all homeless, were camping in an abandoned building on the 500 block of Colorado. The suspects apparently attacked the victim when he began flirting with one of the suspects girlfriend. The suspects allegedly kicked and struck the victim in the head and body several times while holding him down on the ground. When the suspects heard police sirens, they stopped and tried to flee, but were caught by cops. All the suspects were identified and placed under arrest. Tyler Logan, 19, a transient, was booked for making criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon. His bail was set at $50,000. Jonathan Lopez, 19, a transient; Tony Pena, 18, a transient; and Lindsay Nagy, 20, a transient, were all booked for assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $30,000 for each.
Thursday, June 14, at 10:18 p.m.,
Officers were on patrol on the 2000 block of Pico Boulevard when they saw a man straddling a bicycle, blocking the driveway to Eddies Liquor. When a customer tried to enter the liquor stores parking lot, the man on the bike refused to move. Officers decided to intervene and approached the man for questioning. While speaking with him, officers determined him to be extremely drunk and asked if they could search him. He allegedly said yes. Officers patted him down and said they found some drugs in his possession that he did not have a prescription for. Officers also said they found a glass pipe and a baggy containing meth. The suspect was placed under arrest and booked for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs without a prescription and a probation violation. He was identified as Devin Kai Honore, 34, of Los Angeles. No bail was set.
Thursday, June 14, at 7:45 p.m.,
Officers were on patrol in the area of Michigan Avenue and Alley 13 when they saw a man acting suspiciously in the alley. Officers approached the suspect, who told officers that he just got out of jail and was waiting for a friend to pick him up. During their conversation, officers learned the man was on probation for burglary and asked him if they could search him. He agreed and during the search officers said they found a baggy containing meth. The suspect was placed under arrest for possession of drugs and a probation violation. He was identified as Michael Patrick Winnen, 33, a transient. No bail was set.
Saturday, June 16, at 11:18 p.m.,
Officers were on routine patrol in the 2000 block of Ocean Avenue when they saw three guys sitting in Crescent Bay Park after it was closed. As officers approached, they said they saw open containers of alcohol. As officers spoke with the men, they placed one under arrest for drinking in public. When they searched him, officers said he was in possession of a pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. Marijuana was also recovered, along with a baggy of meth, police said. The suspect was eventually booked for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, being in the park after hours, having an open container of alcohol and several warrants. He was identified as Kishore Darcel Welsh, 25, of Granada Hills, Calif. His bail was set at $215,000.
Saturday, June 16, at 3:30 a.m.,
Officers were on patrol along the 1800 block of Pico Boulevard when they saw a man riding his bike without a headlight, a violation of the vehicle code. Officers approached the man, whom they recognized and knew to be on probation, and searched him. Officers said they found a pipe commonly used to smoke rock cocaine. The man was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, a probation violation and for riding a bike without a light. The suspect was identified as Charles Dean Duhon, 53, a transient. His bail was set at $10,000.
Editor-in-Chief Kevin Herrera compiled these reports.