On Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Santa Monica Police officers responded to the 1000 block of 20th Street, regarding an elder abuse incident that also involved domestic violence. When the officers arrived, the suspect was standing in the doorway and refused to let them enter. The victim, an elderly female, walked into the living room a short time later, with the assistance of a caretaker, and told the suspect she wanted to speak to the officers outside. When the suspect refused to allow the victim to step out, the officers asked the victim if they had her permission to enter. The victim told them they could, so the officers were able to go into the home without incident.
Once inside, the officers interviewed the victim and learned the suspect refused to feed her breakfast earlier that morning in order to punish her for trying to smoke a cigarette. When the victim attempted to get out of bed so she could feed herself; the suspect pushed her down onto the floor, causing her to cut her knee. The suspect then picked the victim up off the floor and shoved her back onto the bed. After raising the side rails up, so the victim could not climb out of bed again, the suspect slapped the victim’s face and called her a moron. When the caretaker arrived later that morning, the victim her asked for the phone so she could call the police. The suspect heard what the victim was doing however and snatched the phone away from her before she could complete the call.
The caretaker later told officers that the victim would routinely tell her about a history of abuse she experienced with the suspect, but added the victim would also ask her not to notify the police because she didn’t want the suspect to get arrested. The victim said she could no longer tolerate the physical and emotional attacks though and felt it was time to get the police involved. The suspect was then taken into custody and booked at the Santa Monica jail.
The suspect was identified as William Reidder, 73 of Huntington Beach. His bail was set at $50,000.

On Sept. 19 at 9:05 a.m.
Santa Monica Police officers responded to the 1400 block of Princeton Street, regarding a suspicious person who was possibly stealing mail out of mailboxes in the neighborhood. Officers found the suspect a couple of blocks away, at the 1400 block of Yale Street; and saw him attempting to open a box that had been delivered to an apartment there. When the suspect saw the officers approaching, he lay down on the ground and pretended he was sleeping. Officers detained the suspect and noticed he was carrying several pieces of mail that did not belong to him. A witness positively identified the suspect as the person he saw removing mail from his neighbor’s mailboxes, so the suspect was taken into custody and later referred to a US Postal Inspector for federal violations.
The suspect was identified as Dale Banks, 44, of Santa Monica. His bail was set at $20,000.

On Sept. 19 at 12:05 a.m.
The automated license plate reader on a Santa Monica police officer’s vehicle alerted him to a stolen car that was parked along the curb at the 2600 block of Lincoln Blvd. According to the information on the alert, the car had been rented from a car rental company in Los Angeles, but was never returned. Shortly after the officer stopped to investigate, the suspect walked out of a nearby Laundromat and approached the car. When the officer asked the suspect her name, he noticed it matched the name on the warrant and took her into custody. During a search of her property, officer’s discovered the suspect was also in possession of two stolen credit cards.
The suspect was identified as Cynthia Jarrett, 57 of Los Angeles. Bail was set at $35,000.

On Sept. 19 at 7:25 p.m.
Officers responded to Grant Elementary School to check on a woman who arrived four hours late to pick up her children from school and appeared to be intoxicated. The initially tried to drive away with her children, but decided to walk away with them when she saw school administrators calling the police. After speaking with the staff at the school, officers drove to the woman’s home address and contacted her there. During their investigation, the woman became agitated and refused to cooperate. She also appeared to be heavily intoxicated and ordered her children not speak to the officers. The woman was then taken into custody for obstruction of justice and child endangerment.
The suspect was identified as K.J., 29, of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $15,000.

On Sept. 21 at 7:20 p.m.
Third Street bicycle patrol officers responded to Sephora at 1244 3rd Street Promenade, regarding a shoplifting that was in progress. A Loss Prevention agent in the store was watching the suspects, one adult and one juvenile; as they pretended to place makeup products in a store basket, but instead stuffed them inside bags they were carrying with them. When officers arrived, they learned the suspects had just left the store. When the suspects saw SMPD officers following them, they dropped their bags, which contained the stolen merchandise, and attempted to run away. The suspects were detained a short distance away however, as they tried to enter an awaiting car that was parked in an adjacent alley.
The adult suspect initially lied to the officers about her name and date of birth. It was later discovered this suspect was on probation. Both suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Santa Monica jail. The juvenile suspect was later issued a citation and released to her parents.
The adult suspect was identified as Shirleta Manuel, 30, of Los Angeles. She was denied bail.

On Sept. 21 at 11:25 a.m.
Santa Monica Police officers responded to the Rite Aid pharmacy at 1331 Wilshire Blvd, to assist a loss prevention agent who was detaining a suspect he caught shoplifting there. The loss prevention agent told the officers he saw the suspect enter the store and look around a little bit, and then leave without buying anything. A short time later, the suspect returned to the store holding a paper bag. After walking around nervously for a little while, the suspect placed some merchandise in the bag and walked out of the store without paying for it. The suspect was stopped by the loss prevention agent, and then later taken into custody and transported to the Santa Monica jail. The suspect initially told the officers his name was Yhmh Daystarr, but a fingerprint search revealed he lied about that and was also on probation. He was then charged with obstruction and the probation violation.
The suspect was identified as Shawn Bell, 35, of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $20,000.

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