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, Dec. 9, at 5:50 p.m.,

Santa Monica Police officers on patrol responded to the 2400 block of Pico Boulevard — Rite-Aid — regarding a robbery that just occurred. When officers arrived they made contact with security who said they saw the suspect take two ice cream bars and some beer. The suspect then allegedly ate one of the ice cream bars and walked out of the store with the other and the can of beer hidden inside his coat. The security guard confronted the suspected shoplifter, who handed over the ice cream but denied having anything else. He then allegedly threatened to pull out a gun and shoot the security guard if he didn’t move out of the suspect’s way. The guard did and called police. Officers found the suspect walking along the 2200 block of Cloverfield Boulevard and placed him under arrest for robbery. The suspect was identified as Dale Russell, 48, a transient. His bail was set at $50,000.


Monday, Dec. 9, at 1:40 p.m.,

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Wilshire Boulevard — Rite-Aid — regarding a report of a suspected shoplifter in custody. When officers arrived they made contact with a security guard who said he saw a woman walk out of the store without paying for some batteries. He told police that a man took the batteries, gave it to his female companion and she put the batteries in her pocket. She then paid for some other merchandise, but not the batteries. Once outside the store she was confronted by security and handed the batteries back, saying she was “sorry.” Officers detained the woman and her male companion. The woman, who was identified as Tracy Lynn Woodring, 46, of Santa Monica, was booked for petty theft. Her bail was set at $10,000. The male suspect, identified as James Galiners Rogers, 53, of Culver City, Calif. was booked for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $500.


Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:45 p.m.,

Officers on patrol along the 1500 block of Fifth Street said they saw a man riding a bike on the sidewalk in violation of the Santa Monica Municipal Code. When officers got closer they said they recognized the man from a prior arrest involving illegal drugs. The officers asked the man for his full name and date of birth to see if he was on probation or had any warrants. He said he had a warrant for failing to appear in court. Dispatch confirmed this and he was placed under arrest. Officers searched him and said they found a clear plastic bag containing methamphetamine. He was booked for possession of drugs and riding the bike on the sidewalk, in addition to the warrant. The suspect was identified as Journey Armond Dell, 42, of Santa Monica. His bail was set at $10,750.


Friday, Dec. 6, at 8:35 p.m.,

Officers detained a man and a woman for crossing the street against a red light. As officers were trying to explain to the couple why they were detaining them, the man fled on a skateboard. Officers called for backup and continued to question the woman. They learned that she had a warrant for her arrest. Officers detained her and searched her. They said they found in her possession a glass pipe concealed inside her bra. The pipe had a white crystalline residue as well as a black burned residue. She was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, crossing against a red light and the warrant. She was identified as Delilah Bowers, 31, of Santa Monica. Her bail was set at $250. No word on what happened to the dude on the skateboard.


Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:45 p.m.,

Officers responded to the 800 block of Broadway — Swingers diner — regarding a customer who left the restaurant without paying for his meal. While on their way to the restaurant officers saw a man matching the suspect’s description walking northbound on Lincoln Boulevard. Officers detained the suspect for questioning. After running a computer check they discovered that he had a warrant for his arrest. The restaurant manager was also able to identify the suspect as the man who dined and dashed. He was placed under arrest for the warrant and defrauding an innkeeper. He was identified as Stephen Haskins, 27, of Long Beach, Calif. His bail was set at $25,000.


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