<i>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. </i>
Sunday, Jan. 18, at 1:15 a.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to the 2900 block of Main Street — Main on Main — after being flagged down by witnesses to a brawl who said a woman was hit over the head with a bottle and was bleeding. Officers located the victim, who told them she was inside a bar when she was struck in the head by a glass bottle. She said she was pushed by another woman while in the bar. She pushed the woman back and was struck. She followed the suspect out of the bar and officers detained her as she tried to board a taxi. Officers placed the suspect under arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect was identified as Angela Archuletta, 24, of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $30,000.
Saturday, Jan. 17, at 11:59 a.m.,
Officers responded to the 300 block of Colorado Avenue — Sears — regarding a theft that just occurred. Officers made contact with store security who said they saw an employee removing cash from his register. Security conducted an audit of the registrar and found additional money was missing from the previous week. It is estimated the total loss was $660. Police placed the employee under arrest for embezzlement. He was identified as Anthony Dwayne Blackburn, 44, from Los Angeles. His bail was set at $20,000.
Friday, Jan. 16, at 7:45 a.m.,
Narcotics officers served a search warrant at two residences in Los Angeles, including one in the 4000 block of Don Luis Drive. Officers yielded narcotics, handguns, and stolen property. One of the homes searched was being used as a grow house for marijuana, police said. Officers removed 134 plants from the house. Three suspects were arrested. Wells Hsu, 30, of Los Angeles was booked for possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of cocaine and methamphetamines for sale. His bail was set at $30,000. Joe Hsu, 20, of Los Angeles was booked for marijuana cultivation. Bail was set at $10,000. Kristen Garcia, 25, also of Los Angeles, was booked for two felony narcotics warrants. Her bail was set at $70,000.
Friday Jan. 16, at 8:05 p.m.,
Officers responded to a report of a strong arm robbery that just occurred in the 200 block of Broadway. When officers arrived, they made contact with the victim who said he was robbed by three suspects. One took his cell phone and boarded a Big Blue Bus. Officers later detained the suspect and he was positively identified by the victim. The cell phone was recovered. At the time of the arrest, the two other suspects were still at large and were described as African-American males, 19 years old, standing six feet tall. The suspect arrested was identified as Quinten D’Angelo Johnson, 19, from Santa Monica. His bail was set at $50,000.
Thursday, Jan. 15, at 5:03 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1500 block of Second Street regarding a report of a subject causing a disturbance inside McDonald’s. When officers arrived, they spoke with employees at the restaurant who said the suspect became irate when he was told to produce a receipt if he wanted a refill on his coffee. The suspect allegedly pushed a glass display off the counter, causing it to break. He left the restaurant and was detained a short time later by officers. He was positively identified by a restaurant employee and booked for vandalism, violation of probation and for outstanding warrants. The suspect was identified as Galen McCall, 57, a transient. His bail was set at $7,000.
Wednesday, Jan. 14,
Officers arrested and booked a suspect wanted for allegedly trying to purchase Vicodin using a false prescription. Police said the suspect was an employee at Saint John’s Health Center and stole a prescription pad from the hospital. The suspect was booked for attempting to obtain drugs by using a forged prescription. The suspect was identified as Donald Gerard Gloisten, 41, of Encino.
Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 5:20 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1400 block of Wilshire Boulevard — Bank of America — regarding a report of fraud. When officers arrived, they bank manager pointed out a female customer who was trying to cash a check for $9,000 using an account that had seen a lot of activity that day. Officers spoke with the suspect about the check. The bank received additional information that another person was attempting to cash a check using that account at another bank. Officers contacted the number on the check to be cashed to speak with the victim, but spoke to a man they believed was in on the crime. The female suspect was placed under arrest and booked for fraud, grand theft, forgery, and conspiracy to commit a felony. She was identified as Caprisha Latique Williams, 23, of Los Angeles. Her bail was set at $20,000.
Monday, Jan. 12, at 7:46 a.m.,
Officers responded to a call of a commercial burglary in progress in the 1600 block of Cloverfield Boulevard — Ralphs. When officers arrived, they made contact with the store manager who said he recognized the suspect from previous thefts and watched him closely as he walked through the store and place merchandise in a cart before walking out without paying for the items. The manager confronted the suspect outside the store and a struggle ensued. The manager said the suspect had in his possession four bottles of champagne valued at $241.35. Officers detained the suspect and discovered he was also in possession of stolen gift cards, police said. He was also in possession of a glass pipe commonly used to smoke drugs. He was booked for commercial burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled substance, violation of probation and two outstanding warrants. He was identified as Mantas Sileikis, 25, from Los Angeles. His bail was set at $75,000.
Editor in Chief Kevin Herrera compiled these reports. firstname.lastname@example.org