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, June 12, at 9:30 p.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to the area of Sunset Street and Dewey Avenue regarding a strong-arm robbery. When officers arrived, they made contact with the alleged victim who said two men asked to use his phone. He said he told them he couldn’t because the phone’s battery was low. He showed the phone to the suspects and they allegedly grabbed it and ran. The victim gave officers a description of the suspects and officers were able to track them down a few minutes later. The suspects were placed under arrest for robbery. They were identified as Daniel Pesouza of Mar Vista, 18, and Thomas Lobo, 19, of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $50,000 and $50,250 respectively.
Friday, June 12, at 12:21 a.m.,
Officers responded to the 1200 block of Seventh Street regarding a report of vandalism that just occurred. When officers arrived, they made contact with witnesses who said two men were seen walking along Seventh Street when one of them allegedly jumped on the hood of a 2001 BMW 740. The suspect proceeded to stomp on the hood and kick the windshield, which ultimately broke. When the windshield shattered, the suspect fled the scene. He was detained by individuals in the Vons parking lot at Lincoln Boulevard and Broadway. Police took the suspect into custody for vandalism. He was identified as Christopher Benton, 32, a transient. He was booked for $24,000.
Friday, June 12, at 12:52 p.m.,
Officers on routine patrol in the 800 block of Interstate 10 observed a man panhandling. The man was in violation of a vehicle code which states that a person cannot solicit within 500 feet of an off-ramp. When officers contacted the suspect, they determined he had a no-bail warrant. During a search of his belongings, they located what they believed to be drug paraphernalia. The suspect was placed under arrest for the no-bail warrant, possession of a controlled substance and the vehicle code violation. He was identified as Robert Musgrove, 35, a transient. No bail was set.
Friday, June 12, at 6:05 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade — Sephora — regarding a report of a shoplifting suspect in custody. When officers arrived, they made contact with store security who said they observed three women walk into the store and proceed to place perfume and cologne bottles into their purses. As the suspects exited the store, security was only able to stop one of them. The other two suspects continued walking southbound toward Arizona Avenue. The suspect detained at the store, was held until police arrived. She was placed under arrest for burglary. She was identified as Denise Kelly, 25, of Los Angeles. No bail was set because of a parole hold, police said. Store security was able to recover $521 worth of merchandise. The other two suspects, described as female blacks around 5-feet-7 and 160 to 180 pounds, fled with $499 worth of goods, police said.
Wednesday, June 10, at 10:48 p.m.,
Officers received a radio call regarding a person who was believed to be drunk parking a vehicle in the 400 block of Colorado Avenue. When officers arrived, they made contact with the reporting party who pointed out the driver to police. Officers contacted the driver and determined that he had been driving the vehicle while impaired. The driver, Jason Siegert, 28, of Studio City. He was booked for driving under the influence. His bail was set at $15,000.
Tuesday, June 9, at 8:54 a.m.,
Officers responded to Marine Terrace regarding a residential burglary. When officers arrived, they found a suspect inside of a furnished, but vacant apartment. The suspect allegedly entered the locked location by unknown means. The suspect was found lying partially nude on the master bed. His clothing was inside of the washing machine. Officers placed the suspect under arrest for residential burglary. He was identified as Michael Love, 21, a transient. His bail was set at $50,000.
Monday, June 8, at 10:35 a.m.,
Officers were on routine patrol in the 2100 block of Carlyle Avenue when they saw two suspicious individuals in an alley. One of the men appeared to be writing something on the wall of a house. Officers stopped the two men and was able to determine that one of them had vandalized residences with a blue pen. The suspect was taken into custody for vandalism. He was identified as Gabriel De Monte Finn, 18, of Northridge. His bail was set at $5,000.
Editor-in-Chief Kevin Herrera compiled these reports. firstname.lastname@example.org