On Oct. 4 at 10 p.m.
Officers responded to a call of a vehicle burglary in progress. The reporting party witnessed the suspect breaking into a parked, white colored van. Officers deployed located the suspect inside the van. The witness, who remained on the telephone with police dispatch, verified that the officers made contact with the suspect. Officers were able to locate the rightful owner who stated he did not know, or have given permission to the suspect. Jose Luiz Rodriguez, 38, homeless was booked at Santa Monica Jail for burglary.
On Oct. 4 at 3:36 a.m.
Officers responded to a call of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim who stated that the suspect had struck him several times on the face and chest and had injured his knee during the altercation. Based on preliminary investigation the suspect was placed into custody. May Gayla, 39, Santa Monica, was booked at Santa Monica Jail for Battery.
On Oct. 4 at 2:49 a.m.
Officers responded to a call of suspicious circumstances in the area of 16th street and Sunset Ave. While en-route the officers noticed a silver Toyota Prius, unrelated to the suspicious circumstances call, parked in the driveway of an unoccupied and under construction residence. Officers contacted the suspect, who alleged the vehicle belonged to his girlfriend and that he was waiting for her. A license plate check confirmed the vehicle had been stolen out of Culver City. Suspect was taken in custody for grand theft. Victor Manuel Cortez, 22, Bloomington, was booked at the Santa Monica Jail for stealing a vehicle.
On Oct. 3 at 1:43 a.m.
Officers were on routine patrol when they noticed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed in a residential area. Officers witnessed the driver swerve to avoid colliding with a parked car. Officers conducted a traffic stop. A preliminary investigation determined that the suspect was driving while intoxicated. Suspect was taken into custody and transported to a medical facility for a blood draw. Suspect’s vehicle was impounded.
Kendra Elaine White, 20, Malibu, was booked at the Santa Monica Jail for Driving Under the Influence.
On Oct. 2 at 12:12 p.m.
Officers responded to a call of a disturbance at a local coffee shop. The victim, a security guard for the business park responded to assist the business manager with the suspect who was at the location making threats and refusing to leave. The security guard contacted the suspect and asked her to leave. The suspect began to yell profanities, racial slurs and threatened to kill the guard. The security guard placed the suspect under private citizen’s arrest. Brenda Lee Carroll, 51, homeless was booked at the Santa Monica Jail for making criminal threats.
On Oct. 1 at 11 p.m.
Officers responded to a call of a female suspect brandishing two knifes at a victim at the southwest corner of Lincoln Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd. Officers located the suspect nearby, who was holding a meat cleaver and a long fixed blade knife, at the time of contact. She complied with commands to drop the knives.
Officers located a male victim. Victim stated that he walked to the bus station where he noticed the suspect asleep on the bus bench with a blanket wrapped around. Suspect woke up, became instantly enraged and started chasing and swinging at the victim with the knives. Victim sustained a defensive wound to his thumb and index finger. Suspect then walked away. Vanita Carter, 61, homeless was booked at the Santa Monica Jail for Assault with a Deadly Weapon.