The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 392 calls for service on March 15. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff.
Assault, 2600 block Main, 12:22 a.m.
Petty theft, 700 block Broadway, 12:53 a.m.
Vandalism, 1400 block Ocean, 1:25 a.m.
Petty theft, 20th/Delaware, 1:34 a.m.
Battery, 2900 block Main, 1:37 a.m.
Trespassing, 1300 block 4th, 2:07 a.m.
Fight, Main/Ashland, 2:32 a.m.
Drunk driving, Centinela/I-10, 2:45 a.m.
Auto burglary, 1200 block 2nd, 6:08 a.m.
Person with gun, 300 block Colorado, 6:13 a.m.
Burglary, 2600 block Cloverfield, 7:24 a.m.
Battery, 1300 block 3rd, 8:01 a.m.
Trespassing, 1500 block Ocean, 9:15 a.m.
Hit and run, 7th/Hill, 9:48 a.m.
Defrauding innkeeper, 400 block SM Pier, 11 a.m.
Medical emergency, 2nd/Santa Monica, 11:48 a.m.
Medical emergency, Ocean/Arizona, 12:04 p.m.
Medical emergency, Ocean/Palisades, 12:56 p.m.
Domestic violence, 5th/Santa Monica, 1:11 p.m.
Medical emergency, 1300 block Ocean, 1:33 p.m.
Car crash, 11th/Wilshire, 2:13 p.m.
Hit and run, 1100 block PCH, 2:41 p.m.
Fight, 1200 block Harvard, 2:44 p.m.
Hit and run, 1600 block 12th, 3:07 p.m.
Vandalism, 1300 block Harvard, 3:20 p.m.
Identity theft, 1000 block 4th, 3:48 p.m.
Medical emergency, 400 block SM Pier, 3:55 p.m.
Car crash, 200 block PCH, 4:16 p.m.
Battery, 2500 block 28th, 4:43 p.m.
Domestic violence, 4th/Santa Monica, 5:31 p.m.
Burglary, 2900 block 31st, 6:48 p.m.
Vandalism, 600 block Broadway, 7:09 p.m.
Child endangerment, 2nd/Santa Monica, 7:28 p.m.
Vandalism, 800 block 19th, 8:22 p.m.
Drunk driving, Cloverfield/I-10, 8:35 p.m.
Assault, 1500 block 2nd, 9:41 p.m.
Auto burglary, 1000 block PCH, 10:23 p.m.
Battery, 1400 block Harvard, 11 p.m.
Vandalism, 1500 block 2nd, 11:38 p.m.
Incident of the day
On March 5 at approximately 3:45 p.m., maintenance workers at an apartment building at the 1400 block of 5th Street saw a suspect enter the subterranean garage there and recognized him from surveillance videos that were recorded during previous burglaries at the same location.
One of the workers kept an eye on the suspect as he walked down to a lower level of the garage. The suspect then tried to cut a lock off one of the tenant’s bikes that was parked there.
After notifying their co-workers, the maintenance workers walked down to the lower level to look for the suspect. When the suspect saw them, he ran away and eventually left the building through a stairwell. The workers followed the suspect for a short distance, then flagged down a K-9 officer who was headed to the location.
The suspect was detained and found to be in possession of a pair of wire cutters and a meth pipe. He also had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. Ernest Brass, 54, of Santa Monica, was held without bail.