The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 341 calls for service on April 12. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff.
Domestic violence, 4th/Colorado, 12:52 a.m.
Fight, Franklin/Santa Monica, 1:43 a.m.
Car crash, 6th/Santa Monica, 2:05 a.m.
Fight, Main/Ashland, 2:21 a.m.
Petty theft, 16th/Delaware, 4:25 a.m.
Fight, 1800 block Lincoln, 8:35 a.m.
Vandalism, 1100 block 4th, 9:28 a.m.
Burglary, 2000 block Main, 10:06 a.m.
Car burglary, 600 block 11th, 10:34 a.m.
Burglary, 1700 block Ocean Front Walk, 11:11 a.m.
Fight, 1300 block Centinela, 11:42 a.m.
Excessive parking violations, 1000 block 4th, 1:37 p.m.
Fight, 2300 block 4th, 1:56 p.m.
Car burglary, 1100 block 4th, 2:13 p.m.
Bike theft, 1300 block 6th, 2:28 p.m.
Petty theft, 800 block Wilshire, 3:03 p.m.
Stolen vehicle recovered, 1600 block Euclid, 3:17 p.m.
Trash dumping, 2900 block Pico, 3:19 p.m.
Petty theft, 800 block Wilshire, 4:18 p.m.
Battery, 2300 block ocean Park, 4:34 p.m.
Car crash, PCH/Incline, 4:59 p.m.
Strongarm robbery, 1700 block the beach, 5:26 p.m.
Vandalism, 1300 block Wilshire, 5:45 p.m.
Car burglary, 1500 block PCH, 8:05 p.m.
Fight, 1500 block Wilshire, 8:51 p.m.
Drunk driving, PCH/Incline, 10:45 p.m.
Defrauding an innkeeper, 1300 block Promenade, 11:01 p.m.
Defrauding an innkeeper, 1500 block Lincoln, 11:15 p.m.
The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to 38 calls for service on April 12. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm, 1300 block of Euclid, 12:18 a.m.
Emergency Medical Service (EMS), 1200 block of Berkeley, 12:59 a.m.
Automatic Alarm, 300 block of Olympic, 1:01 a.m.
Automatic Alarm, 1500 block of 6th, 1:37 a.m.
Automatic Alarm, 2400 block of Virginia, 2:04 a.m.
EMS, 6th/Santa Monica, 2:06 a.m.
Injuries From Assault, 3rd/California, 2:15 a.m.
EMS, 1800 block of Euclid, 4:19 a.m.
Public Assist, 200 block of Palisades Beach, 5:35 a.m.
EMS, 600 block of Palisades Beach, 6:55 a.m.
EMS, 1500 block of 5th, 7:02 a.m.
Flooded Condition, 700 block of 7th, 7:12 a.m.
EMS, 800 block of Pine, 8:04 a.m.
EMS, 1100 block of 3rd, 10:18 a.m.
EMS, 2000 block of 21st, 10:22 a.m.
EMS, 16th/Broadway, 10:33 a.m.
EMS, 1700 block of Sunset, 10:51 a.m.
EMS, 1300 block of Wilshire, 11:05 a.m.
Public Assist, 400 block of Pico, 11:20 a.m.
EMS, 900 block of 3rd, 11:33 a.m.
EMS, 1300 block of 15th, 11:41 a.m.
EMS, 1100 block of 7th, 11:46 a.m.
EMS, 500 block of Olympic, 11:52 a.m.
EMS, 300 block of Wilshire, 1:23 p.m.
EMS, 1500 block of Ocean Front Walk, 3:11 p.m.
EMS, Intersection of PCH/Incline, 4:56 p.m.
Structure Fire, 1000 block of 14th, 5:12 p.m.
EMS, 2100 block of Navy, 5:14 p.m.
EMS, Lincoln/Olympic, 5:32 p.m.
EMS, 3rd/Hollister, 5:38 p.m.
EMS, 1100 block of 26th, 6:39 p.m.
EMS, 1600 block of Appian, 6:59 p.m.
EMS, 2400 block of Ocean Front Walk, 8:03 p.m.
EMS, 2400 block of Main, 8:55 p.m.
EMS, 1500 block of Ocean, 9:02 p.m.
EMS, 1300 block of Pearl, 9:04 p.m.
EMS, 1700 block of Michigan, 10:53 p.m.
EMS, 500 block of Olympic, 11:10 p.m.
On April 2 at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to a non-injury traffic collision at Lincoln Boulevard and Bay Street.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the reporting party, also the victim, who stated that she was sitting at a traffic signal on the corner of Lincoln and Pico boulevards when she was rear-ended by the suspect, later identified as Ricardo Lopez, 56, of Los Angeles.
According to the victim, Lopez hit her vehicle and proceeded to drive around the driver’s side when she told him he needed to stop. When the victim and Lopez exited their vehicles, she noticed that he had poor balance, was slurring his speech and appeared to be under the influence.
When officers asked Lopez what occurred, he denied hitting the vehicle and was unsure why the victim had called the police. Officers noticed the strong odor of alcohol, blood-shot, watery eyes and his slurred speech. In looking inside the vehicle, officers found open and unopened cans of beer.
A series of field sobriety tests was performed. Due to the officer’s observations and Lopez’s performance, he was found to be impaired and unable to safely operate a motor vehicle. He was booked for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Bail was set at $15,000.