Sunday, Nov. 1, at 7:26 p.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to the 1100 block of Montana Avenue regarding a report of a suspicious person in the area. When officers arrived, they made contact with the victim who said that as she exited a business in the 600 block of Montana the suspect approached her with a 4-foot PVC pipe in his hand. The suspect allegedly yelled at the victim, “How would you like your vagina to be cut?” The suspect then swung the pipe at the victim. The victim, fearing for her safety, called 911. The suspect then crossed the street, picked up a pumpkin and threw it into the street. Officers located the suspect a short distance away. The suspect was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon. He was identified as Naseer Astanboos, 26, of Santa Monica. His bail was set at $30,000.
Sunday, Oct. 25, at 10:20 p.m.,
Officers on routine patrol observed a man riding a bicycle on the sidewalk in violation of the municipal code. Officers saw the suspect approach two locked bicycles in the 1400 block of Second Street. After looking at the bikes for awhile, the suspect rode off, still riding on the sidewalk. Officers stopped the suspect for the violation. Further investigation revealed that the two bicycles that the suspect was looking at were locked by a combination lock. The suspect had the combination to the lock, police said. Officers researched recent stolen bicycles and were able to find similar high-end bicycles that had recently been stolen that matched the two the suspect was looking at. The suspect, William Hill, 39, of Santa Monica, was arrested for possession of stolen property, riding on the sidewalk and warrants. His bail was set at $23,000.
Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 8:45 a.m.,
Officers on routine patrol in the 1500 block of Alley 1 observed a man allegedly vandalizing a recycling bin. Officers said the suspect was writing “ARON” on the bin with a black marker. The suspect was also in possession of a false identification card. He was placed under arrest for vandalism and a deceptive I.D. card. He was identified as Myles Zuckerman, 19, of Santa Monica. His bail was set at $500.
Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 10:40 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 2200 block of Lincoln Boulevard — Bill’s Liquor — regarding a robbery. When officers arrived, they made contact with the store manager who said he was stocking shelves when he heard someone grad a bag of chips. As he went to look at who was in the store, he saw the suspect exit the store with the bag of chips in his hands. He followed the suspect outside and confronted him. The suspect allegedly took a fighting stance and threatened the victim. A fight ensued with the suspect fleeing afterward. The suspect was detained a short distance away. He was placed under arrest for robbery. He was identified as Joshua McDonald, 33, of Lawndale. His bail was set at $50,000.
Friday, Oct. 30, at 6:45 a.m.,
Officers assisted the Los Angeles County Probation Department with a compliance check in the 1900 block of Stewart Street. During the compliance check, officers located a clear glass pipe commonly used to smoke narcotics. The suspect, Raul Corcio, 18, of Santa Monica, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation. His bail was set at $10,000.
Saturday, Oct. 31, at 4:20 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1200 block of the Third Street Promenade — Sephora — regarding a theft suspect in custody. When officers arrived, they spoke with store security who said that they saw a suspect remove an item from the shelves and conceal it underneath her sweater. Security said another suspect placed another item in her purse and then left the store with the other suspect, failing to pay for the items. Security stopped the women once outside the store and held them until police arrived. Officers spoke with the suspects and learned that they planned to steal the items. The suspects were also in possession of stolen items from a nearby store, police said. The suspects were placed under arrest for burglary, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools. They were identified as Shirin Bwagwagar, 18, of Los Angeles and Camellia Shahmoradi,18, of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $20,000 for both suspects.
Editor-in-Chief Kevin Herrera compiled these reports.