On August 3, 2017 officers responded to a radio call for service at Hot Dog on a Stick-1633 Ocean Front Walk regarding a subject causing a disturbance. Officer determined several witnesses saw the subject acting erratically, exposing himself, yelling at passersby, throwing cones around. Officer had prior contact with the subject and were aware the subject had a court issued stay away order from the area. Officers saw the subject in Beach Parking Lot 1 North – 1550 Pacific Coast Highway. The subject began running from officers to evade arrest. As the subject was running away, he attempted to ride off on a bicycle from the bike rental shop at 1200 PCH. The employee stopped the suspect. Officers were able to detain the subject and take him into custody.
John David Minnick, 48, homeless was arrested for petty theft, court order violation and resisting arrest. Bail was set at $10,000.
Crime Watch is 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.