The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 270 calls for service on Feb. 22. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff.

Vandalism, 200 block SM Pier, 12:06 a.m.
Trespassing, 1300 block Ocean, 12:35 a.m.
Assault, 3rd/Wilshire, 12:53 a.m.
Drunk driving, 4th/Georgina, 1:03 a.m.
Assault, 1000 block 6th, 1:15 a.m.
Battery, 10th/Wilshire, 1:16 a.m.
Defrauding innkeeper, 2200 block 5th, 1:29 a.m.
Disturbance, 1100 block 2nd, 2:14 a.m.
Disturbance, 3rd/Wilshire, 2:15 a.m.
Trespassing, 1400 block Ocean, 2:28 a.m.
Disturbance, 1500 block Lincoln, 2:32 a.m.
Strong-arm robbery, 1600 block the beach, 3:51 a.m.
Trespassing, 2000 block Yorkshire, 4:23 a.m.
Indecent exposure, 6th/Broadway, 6:40 a.m.
Fight, 1400 block Lincoln, 7:19 a.m.
Vandalism, 500 block California, 7:51 a.m.
Vandalism, 1100 block 23rd, 8:40 a.m.
Petty theft, 1300 block Princeton, 9:08 a.m.
Petty theft, 1500 block Ocean, 9:52 a.m.
Burglary, 1900 block Lincoln, 10:16 a.m.
Fight, 500 block Olympic, 10:52 a.m.
Disturbance, 1300 block Palisades Park, 11:38 a.m.
Indecent exposure, 2600 block Lincoln, 12:12 p.m.
Battery, 1600 block Ocean, 1:27 p.m.
Public intoxication, 400 block Wilshire, 1:32 p.m.
Stalking, 1600 block Santa Monica, 1:45 p.m.
Vandalism, 700 block Pier, 2:04 p.m.
Grand theft, 600 block Marine, 2:53 p.m.
Disturbance, 1500 block Lincoln, 3:39 p.m.
Disturbance, 1300 block 6th, 5:35 p.m.
Drunk driving, Stanford/Wilshire, 6:24 p.m.
Disturbance, 1400 block 2nd, 6:26 p.m.
Domestic violence, 200 block PCH, 6:29 p.m.
Trespassing, 2200 block Lincoln, 6:56 p.m.
Car crash, Cloverfield/Virginia, 6:56 p.m.
Disturbance, 1200 block 2nd, 7:00 p.m.
Trespassing, 900 block Wilshire, 8:03 p.m.
Defrauding innkeeper, 1500 block Ocean, 8:05 p.m.
Petty theft, 1900 block Pico, 9:13 p.m.
Trespassing, 100 block Broadway, 10:16 p.m.

Incident of the day

On Feb. 14 at about 4:15 a.m., officers patrolling near the area of 3rd Street and Pier Avenue observed the suspect, identified as Juan Rincon, riding his skateboard southbound toward the south city limits.

Rincon, who was carrying a black gym bag and white backpack and wearing a pair of gloves, stopped next to a parked Nissan Xterra SUV and peered into the front windows. As the officers watched, Rincon tugged at the driver side door handle and, when it did not open, continued riding southbound.

The officers stopped Rincon near 3rd Street and Marine Avenue for investigation of vehicle tampering. Rincon told the officers he stopped by the Xterra so that he could urinate. He further explained that he didn’t pull on the door handle — when he touched it, he said, he was wiping the handle with his finger.

During a search of Rincon’s clothing, the officers located in his jeans pockets a small folding knife, a flashlight, a multi-tool, and a pair of latex gloves; he also had a screwdriver in his backpack along with a coat hanger bent into a U shape.

Upon officers’ discovery of these items, Rincon admitted to looking inside the vehicle and trying to get inside. He was arrested for attempted burglary, vehicle tampering, and possession of burglary tools. Rincon, 20, homeless, had bail set at $20,000.

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