The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 347 calls for service on March 4. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff.

Trespassing, 2200 block Colorado, 12:38 a.m.
Battery, 100 block Wilshire, 1:55 a.m.
Disturbance, 2700 block 2nd, 2:20 a.m.
Vandalism, 1700 block Ocean, 6:46 a.m.
Grand theft auto, 1400 block Ocean, 6:46 a.m.
Auto burglary, Euclid/Arizona, 7:48 a.m.
Theft of recyclables, 1600 block Lincoln, 8:13 a.m.
Trespassing, 700 block Santa Monica, 8:34 a.m.
Identity theft, 1000 block 3rd, 8:49 a.m.
Battery, Princeton/Santa Monica, 8:56 a.m.
Petty theft, 600 block Ocean Park, 9:07 a.m.
Vandalism, 1200 block 2nd, 9:14 a.m.
Disturbance, 1400 block 3rd, 9:33 a.m.
Petty theft, 2300 block 2nd, 10:34 a.m.
Disturbance, 2400 block Lincoln, 10:55 a.m.
Vandalism, Ocean/Pico, 11:24 a.m.
Auto burglary, 1800 block Appian, 11:34 a.m.
Loitering, 2600 block Main, 11:45 a.m.
Battery, 600 block Pico, 11:50 a.m.
Vandalism, 1500 block 9th, 11:53 a.m.
Public intoxication, 1800 block Lincoln, 1:07 p.m.
Petty theft, 1000 block Euclid, 1:22 p.m.
Drinking in public, 1100 block Lincoln, 1:32 p.m.
Petty theft, 2500 block Santa monica, 1:42 p.m.
Fraud, 1900 block 19th, 1:50 p.m.
Trespassing, 1300 block 4th, 2:59 p.m.
Public intoxication, 1800 block Lincoln, 3:53 p.m.
Burglary, 1000 block 4th, 4:16 p.m.
Fraud, 1900 block 19th, 4:30 p.m.
Suspicious person, 2nd/California, 5:01 p.m.
Petty theft, 900 block 7th, 6:13 p.m.
Disturbance, 1800 block Lincoln, 6:30 p.m.
Grand theft, 3100 block Main, 7:58 p.m.
Battery, 300 block SM Pier, 8:08 p.m.
Burglary, 1000 block 4th, 8:25 p.m.
Grand theft auto, 4th/Palisades, 8:41 p.m.
Petty theft, 800 block Ozone, 8:55 p.m.
Fire, 2400 block 3rd, 10:06 p.m.
Disturbance, 400 block Ashland, 10:13 p.m.
Hit and run, 17th/Pico, 10:14 p.m.

Incident of the day

On Feb. 25 at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Louis Vuitton store located in Santa Monica Place in regards to a suspicious person, later identified as Garnik Yesayan, 25 of Van Nuys.

An employee at Ben Bridge said Yesayan had just purchased a $4,000 watch when a call came in from the victim stating that her credit card was just used for a large purchase there that she had not authorized.

The employee noticed that Yesayan was on his way to Louis Vuitton. While at Louis Vuitton, Yesayan and a second subject, later identified as Alen Galstyan, 19, of Arizona, proceeded to select a purse for purchase. While the transaction was being completed, the Ben Bridge employee contacted the sales representative at Louis Vuitton to warn her that the subject in her store had just used fraudulent information to make a purchase at Ben Bridge.

Officers stood outside of the Louis Vuitton store and waited for the subjects to exit before they made contact. The subjects became aware of the officers’ presence and tried to exit from a different direction but were not successful.

Officers ordered the subjects to exit the store and asked Yesayan to have a seat. Yesayan proceeded toward the officer, threw the Louis Vuitton bag at the officer and began to run. The foot pursuit ensued when Yesayan began fighting the officers, at which point the struggle moved from the sidewalk to the street. At some point, Yesayan was able to pull away and continue running. Eventually he stopped and was taken into custody.

Further investigation into this matter led to mall security identifying Avanes Zirakian, 33, of Glendale, as a possible third accomplice. Zirakian was found to have in his possession several fraudulent cards and a purse that was purchased with fraudulent information.

Yesayan was arrested for battery on a police officer, identity theft, conspiracy and resisting arrest. He was held without bail. Galstyan was arrested for identity theft and conspiracy. Bail was set at $50,000. Zirakian was arrested for identity theft and denied bail.

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