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.
Monday, March 8, at 6:53 p.m.
A traffic officer requested assistance in the 500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. As police personnel arrived, they witnessed a suspect pull away from the curb forcing the enforcement officer to jump out of the path of the advancing vehicle. After detaining the suspect, the enforcement officer said that he initially saw the suspect parked in a red zone. The officer asked the driver to move at which point she replied: “I will move when I am done texting.” As the officer moved to the rear of the vehicle, the driver exited the vehicle, confronting the officer. The suspect then attempted to grab the officer’s hands, attempting to bite him. The suspect is reported to have yelled: “I am not getting any more tickets.” The driver then re-entered the vehicle, attempting to flee the scene. The suspect was identified as Ashley Albrand, 26, of Topanga Canyon. She was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Her bail was set at $30,000.
Monday, March 8, at 11:43 p.m.
Santa Monica police responded to the 100 block of Wilshire Boulevard regarding a malicious mischief incident report. Upon arrival, officers were advised by a security guard that a suspect picked up an unknown object, hurling it at a glass door causing it to shatter. Security attempted to detain the suspect, but he got away on foot. Officers were able to locate the suspect a short distance away. He was identified as Alexander Carver, 37, of Santa Monica. He was booked for felony vandalism. His bail was set at $20,000.
Monday, March 8, at 7:50 p.m.
Officers responded to a collision in the 2100 block of Euclid Street. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a driver that struck a parked vehicle. While speaking with the driver, officers noted that she appeared to be impaired. Officers conducted a field sobriety test, determining that she was under the influence. She was identified as Jennifer Goodwin, 34, of Santa Monica. She was booked for driving under the influence and a probation violation. Her bail was set at $40,000.
Wednesday, March 10, at 5:55 p.m.
Officers stopped a bicyclist after witnessing him run a red light while riding on the sidewalk. During the stop, officers searched the suspect finding a meth pipe and burglary tools. The suspect was identified as Daniel Perales, 21, of Santa Monica. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, vehicle code violations and possession of burglary tools. His bail was set at $500.
Thursday, March 11, at 2:45 p.m.
Officers responded to the 700 block of Broadway (Vons) regarding a theft suspect in custody. Security personnel informed officers that the suspect entered the market and placed two beer cans in his pocket. The suspect then attempted to exit the building without paying for the items. Security stopped him and detained him until officers arrived. Once on the scene, officers searched the suspect discovering nine small bags of marijuana in his jacket. He was identified as Huey Little, 44, of Huntington Beach. He was booked for burglary, possession of marijuana and a parole violation. He was not eligible for bail.
Friday, March 12, at 8:15 p.m.
Officers were on patrol in front of City Hall when they observed a suspect yelling and cursing. As officers parked their vehicle, they saw the subject run up to an individual that had just parked his car on Olympic Boulevard, challenging him to a fight. The suspect struck a fighting stance and appeared to begin hitting the victim. Officers exited the vehicle and immediately attempted to arrest the combative suspect. After a bit of a struggle, officers were able to detain him. The suspect was identified as Bryan Dibucci, 41, a transient. He was booked for challenging to fight in a public space. His bail was set at $10,000.
Saturday, March 13, at 5:57 p.m.
Officers responded to the 2400 block of Pico Boulevard (Rite Aid) regarding an assault with a deadly weapon. Once on the scene, witnesses identified the alleged suspect talking on a nearby pay phone. Officers also made contact with the victim who stated that the suspect had assaulted him with a pair of crutches. As officers made contact with the suspect, they noticed that the crutches in his possession had splattered blood on them. The suspect was identified as William Bell, 47, a transient. He was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. His bail was set at $30,000.
Managing Editor Daniel Archuleta compiled these reports.