On February 14,
Day watch patrol officers responded to a radio call of a naked male walking on the sidewalk in the area of 31st Street and Ocean Park Boulevard. The first officer on the scene was flagged down by multiple groups of pedestrians at 30th and Ocean Park Boulevard who pointed northbound on 30th Street and told him the naked man was walking in that direction. The officer located the completely nude male and was able to detain him. The subject was arrested for indecent exposure and transported to jail. The subject (who did not have any identification) gave a false name and date of birth to the arresting officer. When his fingerprints were scanned and his true identity became known, the subject was charged with an additional count of providing false ID to police and obstructing/delaying an investigation.
Rene Alexander Martinez, 24, of Los Angeles, had bail set at $10,000.
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.