On July 12 at approximately 5:50 a.m., Santa Monica police officers were conducting a periodic check under the Santa Monica Pier when they saw a subject in violation of the municipal code.
When officers attempted to issue the suspect a citation, the suspect gave a false name and said he was going to leave.
The officer told the suspect he needed to wait until he verified his information, but the suspect grabbed his bag and tried running away toward the north side of the pier. Other officers intercepted the suspect and eventually took him into custody after he refused to comply.
When the suspect gave the officers his real name, they discovered he had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. The suspect was then transported to the Santa Monica jail.
Roman Matthew Damico, 30, homeless, was booked for resisting arrest, providing false information and violating municipal code and parole.
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.