On June 2 at approximately 11:20 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the 1000 block of 27th Street regarding a radio call of unknown trouble.
The caller stated that he heard a man screaming about God and the devil and that the yelling was coming from a vacant apartment unit in the building.
Upon arrival, officers saw and heard the suspect inside the unit. There were no signs of forced entry. Officers contacted the property manager, who stated that the suspect had not been authorized entry into the apartment.
Officers made contact with the suspect, later identified as Leo Ruben Valenzuela, 38, of Tracy, who appeared to be under the influence.
After a preliminary investigation, the suspect was taken into custody on a charge of trespassing and occupying property without owner’s consent. Bail was set at $500.
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.