The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 313 calls for service on March 8. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff.
Disturbance, 600 block Broadway, 12:18 a.m.
Car crash, Ocean/Santa Monica, 12:28 a.m.
Drunk driving, 300 block Olympic, 12:56 a.m.
Grand theft, 100 block Wilshire, 12:58 a.m.
Public intoxication, 300 block Olympic, 1:06 a.m.
Identity theft, 1000 block 18th, 1:06 a.m.
Overdose, 1100 block 22nd, 1:12 a.m.
Fight, 2700 block Main, 3:37 a.m.
Defrauding innkeeper, 1500 block Lincoln, 4:32 a.m.
Car crash, 11th/Michigan, 6:20 a.m.
Grand theft auto, 200 block Ocean Park, 7:17 a.m.
Auto burglary, 1400 block Berkeley, 7:34 a.m.
Trespassing, 1200 block Wilshire, 7:37 a.m.
Burglary, 1300 block Ocean, 9:15 a.m.
Hit and run, 31st/Ocean Park, 10:33 a.m.
Trespassing, 100 block Broadway, 11:28 a.m.
Fight, 300 block Broadway, 11:33 a.m.
Car crash, 1600 block 7th, 11:40 a.m.
Auto burglary, 1400 block 6th, 11:41 a.m.
Battery, 4th/Broadway, 12:06 p.m.
Auto burglary, 1500 block Franklin, 12:23 p.m.
Sexual assault, 2100 block Santa Monica, 12:25 p.m.
Drinking in public, 1800 block 9th, 12:30 p.m.
Grand theft auto, 800 block 7th, 1:08 p.m.
Petty theft, 700 block Broadway, 1:10 p.m.
Vandalism, 1300 block Berkeley, 1:11 p.m.
Hit and run, 2500 block Montana, 1:18 p.m.
Petty theft, 300 block Pico, 2:23 p.m.
Bike theft, 1200 block 23rd, 2:35 p.m.
Hit and run, 4th/Colorado, 2:37 p.m.
Disturbance, 1200 block 3rd, 2:56 p.m.
Fraud, 1400 block 3rd, 4:55 p.m.
Burglary, 2100 block 10th, 5:29 p.m.
Domestic violence, 1500 block 2nd, 6:26 p.m.
Hit and run, 11th/Pico, 6:35 p.m.
Grand theft auto, 4th/Pico, 9:09 p.m.
Trespassing, 1600 block Lincoln, 11:48 p.m.
Incident of the day
On Feb. 26 at approximately 1 p.m., officers were patrolling the area of 2nd Street and Arizona Avenue when they initiated a traffic stop due to a window tint violation.
The driver of the truck, later identified as Edward Cantu, 37, of Sylmar, failed to yield immediately. When officers approached the truck, Cantu rolled down his window halfway and was seen reaching under the steering column. While being questioned, the subject appeared to be nervous and was sweating profusely.
Cantu stated that he recently completed parole for past drug charges. Officers asked him if he had any narcotics in his possession, and he said no.
Cantu gave consent to have his vehicle searched, and a search of his vehicle produced four baggies containing substances that appeared to be methamphetamine and cocaine. Further questioning of the subject led him to state that the narcotics left in the truck belonged to a friend.
Cantu was arrested for possession, sales and transportation of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $30,000.