The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 391 calls for service on March 16. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff.
Car theft, 300 block Strand, 12:45 a.m.
Battery, 1900 block Wilshire, 1:48 a.m.
Car burglary, 2600 block Virginia, 2:24 a.m.
Fight, 1300 block Berkeley, 2:25 a.m.
Car burglary, 300 block Colorado, 3:23 a.m.
Vandalism, 1700 block Ocean, 3:46 a.m.
Petty theft, 1900 block Lincoln, 6:56 a.m.
Sexual assault, 1600 block Ocean, 7:45 a.m.
Burglary, 1300 block 2nd, 8:09 a.m.
Battery, 20th/Wilshire, 8:22 a.m.
Fight, 600 block Wilshire, 8:59 a.m.
Battery, 1100 block 3rd, 9:14 a.m.
Vandalism, 300 block Santa Monica Pier, 9:26 a.m.
Petty theft, 300 block Euclid, 9:43 a.m.
Petty theft, 300 block Wilshire, 9:46 a.m.
Strongarm robbery, 1000 block 3rd, 9:46 a.m.
Elder abuse, 800 block 18th, 9:52 a.m.
Assault, 14th/Wilshire, 10:16 a.m.
Bike theft, 800 block Euclid, 11:38 a.m.
Petty theft, 700 block Broadway, 11:43 a.m.
Car burglary, 1300 block 4th, 11:47 a.m.
Petty theft, 300 block Wilshire, 11:58 a.m.
Burglary, 2400 block Main, 12:09 p.m.
Car burglary, 1500 block 4th, 12:54 p.m.
Bike theft, 1300 block Promenade, 1:07 p.m.
Car burglary, 1600 block Appian, 2:01 p.m.
Car crash, 1800 block Broadway, 2:20 p.m.
Car burglary, 1200 block 2nd, 2:29 p.m.
Petty theft, 1300 block Hill, 3:29 p.m.
Grand theft, 1700 block Wilshire, 4:44 p.m.
Person with a gun, 2900 block 31st, 5:23 p.m.
Car burglary, 200 block Washington, 9:41 p.m.
Strongarm robbery, 1000 block 3rd, 11:45 p.m.
Incident of the day
On March 4 at approximately 11:45 a.m., a suspect entered the CVS pharmacy at 1411 Lincoln Blvd., and grabbed a shopping cart. The suspect then placed her backpack in the cart and walked to the back of the store, where she grabbed some bottles of vitamins and hid them inside her backpack.
After that, the suspect grabbed some cans of soup and a few other items, and then walked out of the store without paying for them.
A loss prevention agent who was monitoring the store’s surveillance cameras immediately caught up to the suspect and detained her.
Officers arrived a short time later and placed the suspect into custody for shoplifting. Leletia Denette Meyers, 54, of Santa Monica, had bail set at $5,000.