On Jan. 13 at about midnight, Santa Monica police officers on patrol observed a vehicle with a broken rear tail light in the 2500 block of Lincoln Boulevard. They stopped the car to contact the driver for the violation.

The driver’s wallet, ID, and vehicle registration were in the trunk of the car. Officers had the driver exit the vehicle and go to his trunk to retrieve the items.

Prior to allowing the driver to go into his trunk and duffel bag for the items, the officer conducted a cursory search of the driver for weapons.

The driver was found to be in possession of brass knuckles and was placed under arrest for the weapons violation. He also had an outstanding warrant from LAPD.

Michael Evans, 27, of San Diego, had bail set at $20,000.

Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.