On Sept. 27 at about 7:45 p.m.

Officers received a call of a disturbance at DK Donuts on 16th St. and Santa Monica Blvd. When they arrived, they saw a subject pulling on the front doors in an attempt to open it and an employee on the inside attempting to keep the doors closed. The officers questioned all involved parties and discovered the subject trying to get into the store had previously grabbed the employee by the arm in an aggressive manner and created a hostile environment for the customers. The employee was desirous of prosecution for the assault and battery and placed the suspect under private person’s arrest. Michael Francis Trefts, 58, transient, had bail set at $20,000.

On Sept. 26 at about 5:30 a.m.

Officers were on patrol when they saw a man riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in the area of 7th St. and Broadway, in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code (3.12.540(a) SMMC). They watched the subject as he used his flashlight to peer into nearby vehicles as he rode by them. The officers stopped the subject and began questioning him about his actions. The subject said he was simply coming home from work in downtown Los Angeles. The officers gained consent from the subject and searched his pockets and backpack. They discovered a damaged sparkplug (commonly used to break windows) in his pocket along with bolt cutters, pliers, screwdrivers, a cut bicycle lock and a used hypodermic syringe in his backpack. The suspect was arrest for possession of burglary tools, unlawful possession hypodermic needles and the municipal code violation. Carlos Ramirez, 34, transient, had bail set at $500.

On Sept. 24 at about 8:15 p.m.

Officers responded to a fight call in the area of 7th St. and Broadway. They were told a male was fighting with a female. When they arrived, they learned two females had accepted a ride from two males around the promenade. The two females told the driver they didn’t like the way he was driving and demanded he stop the car. An argument ensued inside the vehicle before the females got out. A physical altercation began between one of the females and the driver. The female then produced a knife and stabbed the driver several times causing a 7″ laceration to his bicep and two 1″ lacerations to his legs. The female suspect was arrested, for assault with a deadly weapon. Shadi Brittney Bandari, 20, of Los Angeles, had bail set at $30,000.

On Sept. 24 at about 9:30 p.m.

Officers responded to an assist call from a Los Angeles Police Officer in the area of Cloverfield Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd. The LAPD officer said he was flagged down by an area resident who saw the suspect riding a red scooter and looking into parked cars in several carports. He found the suspect riding the scooter and immediately stopped him and detained him until Santa Monica Police Officers arrived. SMPD officers took over the investigation and concluded the suspect had stolen the scooter in Hollywood, started it with his pocketknife and rode it to Santa Monica. He was arrested for grand theft auto and burglary tools. Craig Williams, 38, transient had bail set at $25,000.

On Sept. 24 at about 12:45 a.m.

Officers were on routine patrol of Tongva Park when they came across a sleeping transient (in violation of park closure 4.55.120(b) SMMC). When they asked the subject to leave the park, as required by law, he became extremely agitated and yelled profanities at the officers. He then got up, clenched his fist and charged at the officers in an attempt to fight them. The officers took the suspect to the ground and placed him under arrest for Obstruction and park closure. Jaime Danilo Diaz, 26, transient had bail set at $10,000.

On Sept. 24 at about 9:40 p.m.

Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress at the McDonald’s located at 1540 2nd St. When officers arrived they learned from witnesses that two intoxicated males entered the McDonald’s while drinking beer. The security guard told them they had to leave which caused the two men to become belligerent. They advanced towards the security guard in a threatening manner that forced him to utilize his pepper spray. A fight quickly ensued before two citizens got involved and pulled the aggressive transients away from the security guard. One of the suspects was able to escape but the primary aggressor was handcuffed and detained prior to the officers’ arrival. The security guard placed the suspect under private person’s arrest for assault and battery. Michael Charles Wolkowski, 35, transient, had bail set at $20,000.

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...

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