The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 428 calls for service on Feb. 17. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff.

Disturbance, 1800 block Lincoln, 12:05 a.m.
Fight, 1600 block Ocean Front Walk, 12:43 a.m.
Assault, Pico/Ocean Way, 1:24 a.m.
Strong-arm robbery, 2900 block Highland, 1:42 a.m.
Fight, 800 block Bay, 3:38 a.m.
Disturbance, 2600 block Main, 6:36 a.m.
Petty theft, Lincoln/Santa Monica, 6:38 a.m.
Trespassing, 1500 block 10th, 6:41 a.m.
Vandalism, 2700 block Lincoln, 6:58 a.m.
Hit and run, Cloverfield/Broadway, 8:08 a.m.
Petty theft, 1300 block Wilshire, 8:40 a.m.
Vandalism, 1500 block 20th, 8:54 a.m.
Vandalism, 1500 block Colorado, 8:56 a.m.
Bike theft, 300 block Broadway, 9:38 a.m.
Burglary, 1500 block 6th, 9:46 a.m.
Hit and run, 800 block Ocean Park, 9:50 a.m.
Car crash, Chelsea/Wilshire, 10:58 a.m.
Indecent exposure, 1700 block beach, 11:09 a.m.
Speeding, 3200 block Olympic, 11:23 a.m.
Vandalism, 3400 block Ocean Park, 12:03 p.m.
Trespassing, 1600 block 9th, 12:35 p.m.
Defrauding inkeeper, 1500 block Ocean, 12:36 p.m.
Speeding, Neilson/Ocean Park, 1:47 p.m.
Burglary, 1500 block 10th, 1:59 p.m.
Drinking in public, 2600 block Main, 2:11 p.m.
Car crash, 800 block Ocean, 2:28 p.m.
Fraud, 2800 block Wilshire, 2:30 p.m.
Fraud, 2600 block 5th, 3:21 p.m.
Vandalism, 2400 block Arizona, 3:47 p.m.
Fight, 500 block Olympic, 4:03 p.m.
Identity theft, 3000 block 11th, 4:19 p.m.
Disturbance, 3rd/California, 5:31 p.m.
Trespassing, 800 block Bay, 5:34 p.m.
Public intoxication, 200 block Broadway, 7:03 p.m.
Petty theft, Ocean/Bay, 7:03 p.m.
Bike theft, 2000 block 10th, 7:20 p.m.
Strong-arm robbery, 1900 block Pico, 7:40 p.m.
Petty theft, 1300 block 3rd, 8:42 p.m.
Car crash, Main/Ocean Park, 10:30 p.m.
Disturbance, 2400 block Lincoln, 11:26 p.m.

Incident of the day

On Feb. 12 at approximately 12:45 p.m., officers assigned to patrol the Third Street Promenade and Downtown area responded to an arson report in the 1400 block of 2nd Street.

The party reporting the incident, the manager of a multi-unit housing complex and business offices at the location, told the officers he discovered burn marks on a wall near a rear entrance.

He reviewed security footage from the early morning hours of a suspect, described as a male with a beard wearing a bucket-style hat, who walked to the rear door, set fire to a blanket, and then placed the blanket on the ground near the wall.

The suspect watched the blanket burn for several minutes and then left southbound in the alley.

The following night, at about 7:42 p.m., the same officers who reported the arson incident saw the suspect, later identified as Jesse Ladines, wearing the same distinctive bucket hat and a dark hooded jacket with fur trim the officers recognized from the security video.

The officers stopped Ladines and performed a computerized criminal history check. Ladines, 28, homeless, was arrested for arson and two outstanding warrants and transported to the Santa Monica Jail for booking. Bail was set at $280,000.

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