On Nov. 15, at approximately 10:10 a.m.

Patrol officers responded to investigate related reports of a suspicious person/mail thief at 1424 4th Street. According to a witness, the suspect was last seen carrying a package away from the building, east on Santa Monica Blvd. The witness, a security guard at the office building had been alerted that the suspect entered a sixth floor suite and was harassing the employees at the location. As he monitored the suspect on close-circuit surveillance cameras, the suspect descended to the ground floor, walked through the open mailbox area, and took a box prior to exiting the building. One of the officers detained the suspect (and package) on Santa Monica Blvd. When asked if the box was his, the suspect told the officer, “I took it off the top of the mailbox so I could use the name on the package to buy real estate and a vehicle.” The suspect was transported to the Santa Monica Jail for booking. Dale Christopher Banks, 44, homeless, had bail set at $20,000.

 

On Nov. 14, at approximately 10:45 a.m.

While attending to a call for service inside the Walgreens store at 1911 Lincoln Blvd., an officer observed the suspect riding a bicycle southbound on the east sidewalk in violation of a municipal code. Several minutes later, as the officer walked to her vehicle in the store parking lot, she observed the same individual riding his bike southbound in the 2100 block of the alley east of Lincoln Boulevard, only now he was also towing a second bike with one of his hands. The officer detained the suspect for the municipal code violation and to investigate the possible theft of the second bicycle. During a protective pat-down search of the suspect’s clothing, the officer located prescription medications not prescribed to the suspect. A check of serial numbers on the bikes was inconclusive; the investigation is still pending. The suspect was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and transported to the Santa Monica Jail. Calvin Demonsier Clements, 42, homeless, had bail set at $500.

 

On Nov. 14, at approximately 10:48 a.m., a patrol officer stopped at a red light observed the suspect cross between controlled intersections in the 1400 block of 4th Street and enter the business at 1454 4th Street. The officer could see through the window that the suspect was yelling and banging his hand on the glass window separating the suspect from the employee working at the counter. When the suspect exited the location, he walked past the officer who attempted to detain him. The officer was able to grab the suspect’s arm and seat him on the curb. The suspect refused to identify himself to the officer, and then actively resisted the officer’s attempts to handcuff him. He was transported to the Santa Monica Jail for jaywalking, a violation of the Vehicle Code, and resisting arrest. The suspect was subsequently identified by jail staff and booked for two outstanding warrants. David Alan Kraft, 54, homeless, had bail set at $10,500.

 

On Nov. 14, at about 12:09 p.m.

A Public Safety Officer assigned to the Downtown area observed a suspect yelling and cursing and acting erratically. While requesting assistance from additional officers, the PSO monitored the suspect as he continued to weave in and out of traffic, jaywalking, and creating a hazard to himself and others. After several minutes of this behavior, the suspect approached a couple walking with a child in a stroller, and reached out and touched the stroller. When the PSO attempted to intervene, the suspect walked to the area of Ocean Avenue and Broadway, pulled his shorts down around his ankles, and exposed his genitals and buttocks to pedestrians and patrons of a nearby restaurant. The suspect was detained in the 1500 block of Ocean Avenue and transported to a mental hospital for evaluation. Chad L Skinner, 43, homeless, was held without bail.

 

On Nov. 11, at approximately 11:11 p.m.

Officers conducting a periodic check located a female in Tongva Park in violation of the municipal code regulating park closure hours. Additionally, the suspect was smoking a cigarette, also a municipal code violation. The suspect refused to provide any identification card or her name to the officers. She was subsequently arrested and booked into the Santa Monica Jail as a Jane Doe. The suspect was later identified using her fingerprints and booked for restricting, obstructing or delaying arrest and a municipal code violation. Joyce Lee, 43, homeless, had bail set at $10,000.

 

On Nov. 11, at approximately 6:27 p.m.

Officers responded to a call of a violation of a restraining order at the mobile home park located at 1930 Stewart Street. The victim’s neighbor called police when she saw the suspect come within 100 yards of the victim’s mobile home. The officers contacted the victim and verified she had a valid restraining order issued for previous domestic violence incidents. The witness pointed out the area where the suspect had been standing (approximately 60 yards from the victim) and described the suspect and his clothing to officers. The officers located the suspect a short distance away and arrested him for violating the court order as well as the terms of his probation. He was transported to the Santa Monica Jail for booking. Christopher David Cosgrove, of Santa Monica, was held without bail.

 

On Nov. 10, at approximately 8:25 a.m.

Officers responded to the 2500 block of Ocean Front Walk to investigate a report of a fight near the beach restrooms. The caller told dispatchers that a male and female had been involved in a loud argument, with the female yelling and the male hitting her. The officers located the couple and detained them separately to obtain statements. The victim’s forehead was cut and her right eye was swollen shut. When asked about her injuries, the victim told the officers she had been in a bicycle accident three days before. She declined medical attention. The victim explained to the officers she has been living with the suspect for about five years in multiple homeless shelters in the area. At about 8 a.m. that morning, she started arguing with the suspect about a possible pregnancy and some relationship issues. When the suspect turned to walk away from the victim, she grabbed him from behind to keep him from leaving. The suspect quickly turned and faced the victim and kicked her on the leg. He then grabbed the victim’s arms and threw her to the ground. The suspect refused to speak with the officers at the scene. He was arrested for domestic battery and transported to the Santa Monica Jail for booking. While at the station, the suspect agreed to speak with the officers. The suspect told the officers the couple had been arguing all morning because both he and the victim were pregnant and hormonal. The suspect claimed he became startled when the victim grabbed him from behind, and reacted instinctively by kicking her and throwing her to the ground. Jhay-T-Juan Tredway, 22, homeless, had bail set at $20,000.

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