On May 21, 2016 at about 11:09 a.m.

Officers responded to a radio call for service of a subject refusing to leave a hotel room at the Ocean Park Inn, 2452 Lincoln Blvd. Officers determined the suspect, Charles Howard Parker, 51, homeless, entered a vacant room without permission or payment. Parker was contacted by hotel staff and asked to leave. He refused to leave and remained in the room. The hotel requested a private person’s arrest. The suspect was taken into custody and later issued a citation for defrauding an innkeeper.

Note: 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.