The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 332 calls for service on March 23. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff.

Disturbance, 400 block SM Pier, 1:06 a.m.
Vandalism, 3200 block 23rd, 2:01 a.m.
Battery, Ocean/Broadway, 2:24 a.m.
Disturbance, 200 block Pacific, 2:28 a.m.
Petty theft, 100 block Wilshire, 6:39 a.m.
Burglary, 2400 block Santa Monica, 7:01 a.m.
Trespassing, 2500 block Main, 7:35 a.m.
Car crash, Yale/Colorado, 8:09 a.m.
Medical, 400 block SM Pier, 8:40 a.m.
Identity theft, 1700 block Berkeley, 8:46 a.m.
Petty theft, 100 block Wilshire, 8:49 a.m.
Indecent exposure, 1300 block 6th, 8:54 a.m.
Trespassing, 1000 block 3rd, 9:07 a.m.
Disturbance, Ocean/Colorado, 9:25 a.m.
Petty theft, 100 block Esparta, 9:58 a.m.
Domestic violence, 2400 block Ocean Park, 10:01 a.m.
Prowler, 3300 block 17th, 10:17 a.m.
Disturbance, 500 block Olympic, 10:41 a.m.
Public intoxication, Stanford/Wilshire, 10:48 a.m.
Car crash, Euclid/Wilshire, 10:55 a.m.
Assault, 300 block Santa Monica, 11:05 a.m.
Fraud, 1900 block Cloverfield, 11:20 a.m.
Petty theft, 2800 block 6th, 11:24 a.m.
Trespassing, 2200 block Lincoln, 11:55 a.m.
Grand theft, 1800 block Broadway, 12:32 p.m.
Burglary, 1200 block 25th, 12:47 p.m.
Public drinking, 2200 block 22nd, 1:48 p.m.
Disturbance, 1400 block 4th, 2:00 p.m.
Elder abuse, 2100 block Ocean Park, 2:04 p.m.
Identity theft, 2600 block 7th, 2:18 p.m.
Burglary, 100 block Marguerita, 2:39 p.m.
Vandalism, 1400 block 5th, 3:41 p.m.
Car crash, 20th/Pico, 4:26 p.m.
Hit and run, 2400 block 14th, 5:19 p.m.
Disturbance, 1300 block 3rd, 6:24 p.m.
Domestic violence, 1800 block 10th, 6:29 p.m.
Vandalism, 800 block 16th, 6:30 p.m.
Fraud, 1900 block Wilshire, 8:34 p.m.
Defrauding innkeeper, 1600 block Ocean, 8:59 p.m.
Trespassing, 700 block Raymond, 11:52 p.m.

The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to 29 calls for service on March 23. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff.

Emergency Medical Service (EMS), 600 block Palisades Beach Rd., 12:30 a.m.
EMS, 1300 block 2nd, 1:49 a.m.
EMS, 400 block 18th, 2:23 a.m.
EMS, 2900 block 4th, 4:19 a.m.
EMS, 200 block Wilshire, 7:05 a.m.
Automatic Alarm, 1700 block Cloverfield, 7:19 a.m.
EMS, Yale/Colorado, 8:10 a.m.
EMS, 400 block SM Pier, 8:38 a.m.
EMS, 1800 block 10th, 9:20 a.m.
EMS, 1600 block, 26th, 9:42 a.m.
EMS, 1000 block 11th, 9:54 a.m.
EMS, 1700 block 16th, 9:55 a.m.
EMS, 1200 block 15th, 11:27 a.m.
Automatic alarm, 2100 block Santa Monica, 11:43 a.m.
Automatic alarm, 1900 block Santa Monica, 11:53 a.m.
EMS, 1300 block 15th, 1:06 p.m.
EMS, 1400 block 26th, 1:21 p.m.
EMS, 2100 block Wilshire, 1:43 p.m.
EMS, 1200 block Promenade, 3:02 p.m.
EMS, 300 block Ocean, 3:50 p.m.
EMS, 1900 block Pico, 4:48 p.m.
EMS, 800 block Montana, 5:18 p.m.
EMS, 2000 block Santa Monica, 5:22 p.m.
EMS, 1100 block Wilshire, 6:29 p.m.
EMS, 800 block 4th, 6:45 p.m.
EMS, 2000 block Colorado, 9:13 p.m.
EMS, 1900 block Ocean, 10:13 p.m.
EMS, 1100 block 7th, 11:33 p.m.

Incident of the day

On March 12 at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of Ocean Front Walk to investigate the report of a bicycle theft that just occurred.

The victim had flagged down officers from the California Highway Patrol to report that his bicycle, which the victim had left leaning up against a short retaining wall, was taken and ridden away by the suspect, later identified as Obie West, 40, of Los Angeles.

The victim told officers he briefly stopped on the beach to stretch on a patch of grass. Within moments, West had grabbed the victim’s bicycle and was seen riding southbound and out of the area.

Other CHP officers, alerted to the theft, detained West and the bicycle a few blocks away. He was transported back to the scene of the crime and positively identified as the thief.

West was also in possession of the victim’s cellphone and wallet, both taken with the bike. He was subsequently arrested for petty theft and an outstanding no-bail warrant. He was transported to the Santa Monica Jail and held without bail.

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