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On Nov. 3 at approximately 9:35 p.m.

Santa Monica Police officers responded to the 900 block of 9th St., regarding an assault with a deadly weapon that just occurred. When officers arrived, they met with the victim, who had some cuts and abrasions on his arms. The victim told the officers he was attacked by a neighbor who had repeatedly vandalized his car over the past two years. The victim explained he and his neighbor got into an argument sometime in 2012 over some damage to his car. Since then, the victim would routinely find things like milk and cat food smeared on his car. On the night of this incident, the victim found an unusual liquid had been poured on his trunk. When the victim was walking back to his residence; he walked past the suspect, who started yelling at him and insulting him. The suspect also had a box cutter in her hand and started slashing it at the victim. The victim was able to get away from the suspect, but did receive some minor injuries. The suspect was then contacted at her residence and taken into custody for assault with a deadly weapon after officers found the box cutter in her bedroom. The suspect was identified as Helena Penkov, 76, of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $30,000.

On Nov. 8 at approximately 12:45 a.m.

Santa Monica Police officers were patrolling the downtown area and saw a driver make an unsafe lane change directly in front of them at the 1100 block of Ocean Ave. After the officers stopped the vehicle, the driver admitted she did not have a driver’s license. A check of the license plate then showed the vehicle had been reported stolen by the driver’s brother and mother, who were the legal owners. The driver was then taken into custody for Grand Theft Auto. The suspect was identified as Tracy Marie Bustamante, 25, of Monterey. Bail was set at $35,000.

 

On Nov. 8 at about 11 a.m.

Santa Monica Police officers responded to Ozone Park, regarding an assault that had just occurred. When officers arrived, they contacted the victim, who was visiting the park with his two children. The victim told the officers a homeless suspect walked into the playground area while his children were playing on the swings and stood behind his son. As the victim’s son swung backward, he accidentally bumped into the suspect and knocked him down. The suspect then became belligerent and began cursing at the children and other parents in the playground. When the victim placed himself between his son and the suspect, in order to protect his children; the suspect spat on him. The suspect then fled from the area, but was located nearby and taken into custody for Assault and Battery. The suspect was identified as Darin William Thornton, 46, of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $20,000

 

On Nov. 8 at approximately 5:40 p.m.

Santa Monica Police bike patrol officers were flagged down by citizens at the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade, regarding a homeless suspect who was challenging people to fight. As the officers were approaching, the suspect jaywalked across Santa Monica Blvd. and pretended not to hear officers when they ordered him to stop. The officers caught up to the suspect a brief moment later, but the suspect made several attempts to resist being taken into custody. After officers placed handcuffs on him, the suspect kept falling to the ground and refusing to walk to their patrol car. He was eventually transported to the Santa Monica Jail and later issued a citation for resisting arrest before being released. The suspect was identified as Chad L Skinner, 43, of Santa Monica.

 

On Nov. 7 at approximately 2:35 p.m.,

A Los Angeles County lifeguard at Tower 26 was flagged down by beachgoers, regarding a man who was exposing and gratifying himself near the shoreline. The lifeguard watched the suspect through his binoculars and called for assistance from other lifeguards and Santa Monica Police harbor patrol officers. The suspect was detained a short time later and taken into custody by Santa Monica Police officers. He was then booked at the Santa Monica Jail for Indecent Exposure. The suspect was identified as William Jack Tinney, 43, of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $10,000.

 

On Nov. 6 at approximately 12:20 a.m.

Santa Monica Police officers were patrolling Pico Blvd. and saw a suspect make a left turn from Alley 9 onto eastbound Pico Blvd. The officers immediately recognized the suspect from previous encounters and were aware his license was suspended. The officers also saw the suspect was straddling lanes, so they conducted a traffic stop to check and see if the suspect was driving under the influence. As soon as the suspect stopped his vehicle, he got out of it and turned to face the officers. For their safety, the officers ordered the suspect to lie down on the ground and then patted him down for any weapons. The suspect’s passenger also exited the vehicle and was searched for weapons as well. The officers found an unsheathed knife inside the front pocket of the suspect’s hooded sweatshirt and took him into custody for Possession of a concealed Weapon. Since the passenger was too intoxicated to be left unattended, he was also taken into custody for public intoxication and later received a citation. The suspects were identified as Andres Isaac Solorio 20, of Santa Monica (No Bail) and Allan I. Juarez, 31, of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $250.

 

On Nov. 6 at approximately 12:20 p.m.

A homeless suspect was sitting outside the Domino’s Pizza at 1865 Lincoln Blvd and harassing people who walked by. An employee from the pizzeria stepped outside and asked the suspect to leave. The suspect immediately became irate and removed a multipurpose tool from his pocket, then extended the knife blade from it and threatened to stab the employee. The employee ran back inside the pizzeria and locked the door, then called the police. Santa Monica Police officers arrived moments later and took the suspect into custody for making criminal threats. As the officers were transporting the suspect to the Santa Monica jail, the suspect repeatedly made threatening remarks about the employee. The suspect was identified as Robert Charles Crawford, 54, of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $50,000.

 

On Nov. 5 at approximately 4:15 a.m.

The victim was dropped off by her husband near the Third Street Promenade and began walking to her job. As the victim reached the 1300 block of Third Street, she heard the suspect walk up behind her and then heard him say he was going to grab her buttocks. The victim told the suspect not to, and then started running away from him. The suspect ran after the victim however and did in fact grope her. The victim immediately swung her purse at the suspect and struck him, then called the police as he ran away from her. Santa Monica Police officer were in the area and immediately detained the suspect. He was then taken into custody and booked at the Santa Monica jail for Sexual Battery.

The suspect was identified as Harold Levond Donald, 42, of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $20,000.

 

On Nov. 7 at approximately 6:25 a.m.

Santa Monica Police officers responded to Structure 6, regarding a homeless suspect who was camping in one of the stairwells. The officers recognized the suspect, because they had warned him several times in the past that he could not camp or loiter in public parking facilities. A check of the suspect’s criminal background showed he had three outstanding warrants for the same offence, so he was taken into custody and booked on the warrants. The suspect was identified as Keenan Brady (25) of Santa Monica. Bail was set at $48,500.

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