CRIME WATCH — On August 31 at 4:15 a.m.
A male was seen exiting on foot from behind a building in 1000 block of Broadway. An SMPD Officer believed his actions were suspicious and made consensual contact with him. The Officer conducted a check of the male and found he had a warrant for his arrest. The Officer placed him under arrest and searched him prior to placing him into his patrol car. During the search, the man was found to have a small package in his pants pocket which was believed to contain methamphetamine. The suspect was booked for possession of a controlled substance. Kody Terveer, 21, was held on $10,000 bail.
On August 30 at midnight
Officers responded to the 800 block of 10th Street for a unknown family disturbance. The disturbance was between a man and woman who had been in a dating relationship for approximately 1 year. The couple attended a party earlier in the night and had a disagreement with each other. The suspect responded to the disagreement by slapping the victim in the face twice and by throwing her car keys at him. The car keys hit the victim in the head which caused a laceration above his eye. Based on the injuries the Officers observed, they placed the suspect under arrest for domestic assault. She was booked for domestic violence. Deana Reed, 26 was held on $50,000 bail.
On August 29 at 6:30 a.m.
SMPD Officers and SMFD personnel responded to the 2400 block of Kansas for a man lighting the school on fire. SMFD located and extinguished a small fire on the fence outside of Edison Elementary school. Officers detained a suspect nearby based on witness identification. The suspect admitted to lighting the plastic covering of the fence on fire. He was found to be in possession of a lighter and matches at the time of the incident. The suspect was booked for arson. Andres Lacayo, 21, was held on $50,000 bail.
On August 28 at 12:15 p.m.
Officers responded to Bloomingdale’s at 315 Colorado for the arrest of a shoplifting suspect. Bloomingdale’s Loss Prevention officers observed the suspect enter the store and select merchandise via video surveillance. The suspect entered a dressing room with numerous items and appeared to exit without the items. Loss Prevention checked the dressing room and could not locate any merchandise. The suspect exited the store and was detained outside by store employees. The suspect was found to have numerous stolen clothing items on him along with wire cutters used to defeat store security tags. The suspect admitted to SMPD Officers that he entered the store with the intent to steal and had no means to pay for the items. The suspect was booked for commercial burglary. Tyler Rogers, 25, was held without bail.
On August 26 at 10:30 p.m.
Officers stopped a bicyclist for a vehicle code violation in the 400 block of Arizona. Officers recognized the bicyclist from prior contacts and asked to search his backpack. The bicyclist gave consent and officers discovered what they believed to be an illegal narcotics resembling methamphetamine along with a glass smoking pipe. The bicyclist was booked for possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. Habib Drine, 58 was held on $10,000 bail.
On August 25 at 5:30 a.m.
A man was fishing off the Santa Monica Pier and briefly left his belongings to use the restroom. When he returned, he saw his belongings were missing. After a brief search, the man found a suspect in possession of his backpack and fishing gear. The man asked for his items back, the suspect refused, and threatened the man with a knife. The man then called for police assistance. SMPD officers arrived and were able to take the suspect into custody and return the victim’s belongings back to him. The suspect was booked for robbery and violation of probation. Emitt Roberson, 28, was held without bail.
On August 24 at 8 p.m.
Officer responded to the 2200 block of Navy for an assault with a deadly weapon call. The victim told officers that during a traffic dispute, the person in the other vehicle pointed a gun at him and drove away. The victim was able to write down the license plate of the suspect vehicle. Officers traced the license plate to an address in Los Angeles and located the suspect vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was also located and a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a semi-auto hand gun on the floorboard. The suspect was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. Patrick Hutchinson, 27, was held on $50,000 bail.