Thursday, Sept. 9, at 5:55 p.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to the 2800 block of Pico Boulevard (Japanese Health Therapy) regarding reports of prostitution at the business. Officers conducted an undercover operation and arrested two people. One female masseuse, Nam Quezada, 45, of Encino, Calif., was arrested for prostitution, exposure of her genitals, buttocks and breast while performing a massage and massaging the genitals of a patron. Her bail was set at $2,000. A second suspect, IIsun Cervantes, 57, of Buena Park, Calif., was arrested for keeping a house of ill fame. Her bail was set at $500.
Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 2:40 a.m.,
Officers were on routine patrol in the 1100 block of Alley 6 when they observed a man carrying a bundle of items in his hands. Officers made contact with the man, who placed the items in a carport. Officers asked if they could search the suspect. He agreed. Officers said they found in the man’s pocket a small glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamines. Further investigation revealed the man was in possession of meth. He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. He was identified as Jonas James, 38, a transient. His bail was set at $10,000.
Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 11:53 a.m.,
Officers responded to the 1900 block of Lincoln Boulevard (Tommy’s) regarding a person who refused to leave. When officers arrived, they made contact with a security guard who said the suspect was sitting at a table but had not purchased any food. When she was asked to leave, the suspect allegedly refused. Officers placed the suspect under arrest for trespassing. She was identified as Lafonda Doxie, 31, a transient. His bail was set at $500.
Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 8:48 a.m.,
Officers responded to the 1500 block of 19th Street regarding a prowler. When officers arrived, they were advised that the suspect kicked in a door to an apartment, went inside and was looking around when he was confronted by the resident. The suspect ran but was located out front by officers. The suspect, Rachel Dunn, 43, of North Hollywood, was arrested for burglary. His bail was set at $50,000.
Thursday, Sept. 9, at 2 a.m.,
Officers responded to the 1400 block of Alley 3 regarding a drunk person vandalizing vehicles. When officers arrived, they made contact with a woman who said that when she exited a business she saw the suspect yelling incoherently. She looked over and saw the suspect kick two vehicles several times causing damage, police said. Officers located the suspect, who was extremely intoxicated. The suspect, Dennis Chan, 24, of Clovis, Calif., was arrested for felony vandalism, public intoxication and obstruction of police work. His bail was set at $20,000.
Saturday, Sept. 11, at 3:28 p.m.,
Officers responded to the 1300 block of Ocean Avenue (Shangri-La Hotel) regarding a customer refusing to pay for his meal. When officers arrived, they made contact with hotel security who said that the suspect came into the hotel, ordered food and said he did not have any money to pay for his meal, valued at $26.34. The suspect told officers he was broke. He was placed under arrest for defrauding an innkeeper. He was identified as Ian Vosper, 30, of Los Angeles. His bail was set at $500.
Editor-in-Chief Kevin Herrera compiled these reports.