Editor’s note: This report is part of Crime Watch, 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. Crime Watch appears every Friday in the print edition of the Daily Press.


Monday, Feb. 11, at 3:39 p.m.,

Officers responded to the Rite Aid located on the 2400 block of Pico Boulevard regarding a man in the parking lot who may have been under the influence. When officers arrived they located the man sitting inside his car. When officers asked the man what he was doing there, he allegedly told them that he was both “high” and “lost.” The suspect admitted to using marijuana and was unable to care for himself. He told cops that he was seeing flashes of light and could not understand the officers. He was placed under arrest for being under the influence. He was identified as Maaniyar Aryapour, 29, a transient. His bail was set at $2,500.

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