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.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 6:50 p.m.,

Santa Monica police officers responded to the 1100 block of 11th Street regarding a theft that recently occurred. The victim told officers that when she arrived at home, a box that was on her porch had been opened and the contents were removed. The contents were a shirt and flip-flops. One of the officers recalled an arrest earlier that day and the suspect wearing similar clothing that was in the package. Officers went to the jail, obtained the clothing from the suspect and verified with the victim that those items were the ones she was missing. The suspect was booked for possession of stolen property. He was identified as Alan Gordon, 60, of Santa Monica. His bail was set at $1,000.

Monday, Dec. 6, at 11:50 p.m.,

Officers were on routine patrol in the 2600 block of Main Street when they saw a man walking who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Officers approached the man and confirmed he was intoxicated. Officers obtained permission to search the suspect and said they found a glass pipe commonly used to smoke crack or methamphetamines. Officers arrested the suspect, Carriem Fuller, 38, of Los Angeles, for possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation. His bail was set at $10,000.

Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 12:50 a.m.,

Officers on routine patrol in the 1400 block of Pico Boulevard observed a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk in violation of the municipal code. The individual was also riding without a light. Officers stopped the cyclist for those violations and obtained his consent to search his backpack. Officers said they found a glass pipe and a plastic bag containing white crystals that turned out to be methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was identified as Luis Mercado, 21, of Venice. His bail was set at $10,000.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 8:27 p.m.,

Officers stopped a vehicle in the 2800 block of Ocean Park Boulevard for having expired tags. During the stop, officers determined that the driver had a suspended driver’s license. Officers ordered the driver out of the car and searched it. They saw several tools commonly used to commit burglaries: bolt cutters, slide hammer, ceramic spark plug chips. The driver and passenger could not state where some of the items inside the car came from. The items included a lawnmower with the words “City of L.A.” inscribed on it and a leaf blower. The driver, Peter Resmer, 36, of Santa Monica was arrested for possession of stolen property, driving on a suspended license and possession of burglary tools. His bail was set at $20,000. The passenger, Maryelese Haena, 33, of Los Angeles was arrested for possession of burglary tools. Her bail was set at $500.

Thursday, Dec. 9, at 4:05 a.m.,

Officers responded to the 2400 block of Fourth Street regarding a traffic accident. When officers arrived, they made contact with the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident. As they spoke with him, officers said they saw signs of impairment but could not smell alcohol. Further investigation revealed that the driver was taking medication. After a series of balance and coordination tests, the driver was arrested for driving while impaired. He was identified as Keith Porter, 49, of Compton. No bail information was available.

Friday, Dec. 10, at 8:03 p.m.,

Officers responded to the 1800 block of Wilshire Boulevard — Rite Aid — regarding a shoplifting suspect in custody. When officers arrived, they made contact with store security who said they saw the suspect walk up to the foot cream display and take some cream and place it in his pocket and leave without paying for it. Security detained the suspect, and placed him under citizen’s arrest for petty theft. He was identified as Abel Lopez, 41, of Los Angeles. His bail was set at $1,000.

Saturday Dec. 11, at 6:38 a.m.,

Officers responded to the 1000 block of Ocean Avenue regarding a report of domestic violence. When officers arrived, they were advised by the victim that when she came home from work, her ex-boyfriend was in the living room with her roommates. She put her purse down and went into her room. When coming back into the living room, she said she noticed her tip money was missing. A roommate was also missing a phone and some cash. The victims accused the ex-boyfriend and pushed him out of the apartment. The suspect allegedly opened a window and climbed into the apartment. While inside, he physically assaulted the victim. The suspect was placed under arrest for burglary and battery. He was identified as Kai Hernandez, 25, of Chatsworth. His bail was set at $50,000.

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Editor-in-Chief Kevin Herrera compiled these reports.

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