The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 368 calls for service on March 12. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff.

Fight, 1500 block Lincoln, 12:12 a.m.
Trespassing, 2000 block Lincoln, 12:28 a.m.
Indecent exposure, 500 block Olympic, 2:17 a.m.
Public intoxication, 100 block Colorado, 2:38 a.m.
Bike theft, 600 block Pico, 7:10 a.m.
Trespassing, 1300 block 4th, 7:38 a.m.
Trespassing, 1600 block Appian, 7:48 a.m.
Indecent exposure, 1600 block Ocean, 8:37 a.m.
Burglary, 600 block Lincoln, 8:51 a.m.
Petty theft, 2600 block Lincoln, 9 a.m.
Battery, 300 block Santa Monica, 9:06 a.m.
Trespassing, 1500 block Wilshire, 9:34 a.m.
Vandalism, 2500 block Montana, 9:52 a.m.
Vandalism, 2900 block 31st, 10:14 a.m.
Car crash, 16th/Broadway, 10:20 a.m.
Trespassing, 1600 block 10th, 11:16 a.m.
Car crash, 900 block PCH, 11:43 a.m.
Grand theft auto, 1800 block Washington, 12:06 p.m.
Battery, 1800 block Lincoln, 12:17 p.m.
Identity theft, 2500 block 28th, 12:33 p.m.
Trespassing, 1200 block Wilshire, 1:46 p.m.
Petty theft, 300 block Colorado, 2:07 p.m.
Disturbance, 2900 block Main, 3:07 p.m.
Petty theft, 2100 block Wilshire, 3:10 p.m.
Burglary, 2600 block 5th, 3:13 p.m.
Vandalism, 600 block Santa Monica, 3:21 p.m.
Petty theft, 1300 block 20th, 4:04 p.m.
Assault, 1700 block 20th, 5:05 p.m.
Petty theft, 2600 block Main, 5:51 p.m.
Trespassing, 2200 block Lincoln, 6:06 p.m.
Assault, 1300 block Wilshire, 6:25 p.m.
Battery, 1100 block Yale, 7:20 p.m.
Public urinating/defecating, 1400 block 2nd, 7:31 p.m.
Public drinking, 2400 block Pico, 8:29 p.m.
Burglary, 400 block Raymond, 8:38 p.m.
Fight, 300 block SM Pier, 9:07 p.m.
Burglary, 1000 block 2nd, 9:35 p.m.
Battery, Lincoln/Bay, 11:24 p.m.

Incident of the day

On March 6 at about 8:10 p.m., a suspect approached a car parked on the south end of the Santa Monica Pier deck parking lot and made some threatening comments to the driver, who was seated inside the vehicle with his sister and brother.

The suspect then reached into his waistband and pulled out a dark object, which the driver thought might be either a gun or a knife. Fearing the suspect was going to harm him and his family, the driver pushed open his door and got out of the vehicle. The suspect then started punching the driver’s face multiple times.

The driver’s sister immediately ran out of the vehicle and flagged down a Santa Monica police officer who was near the pier substation. The suspect, who was already on probation for previous assaults, was detained and later arrested, but no weapon was found.

The suspect was identified as Carlos Rodriguez, 42, of Huntington Park. He was denied bail.

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