On January 3, at about 8:54 a.m.

Officers responded to a radio call for service at Peet’s Coffee – 1401 Montana Avenue – regarding a battery that just occurred. The subject involved had left the coffee shop and was seen getting on a bus. The bus was located in the area of 20th Street and Wilshire Blvd. The subject involved was located and detained for an investigation. Officers learned the subject entered the store and began panhandling. The subject was getting loud and creating a disturbance. The store manager/victim confronted the subject and asked him to leave. The subject became upset, yelled and struck the victim in the chest and face with his elbow. An employee assisted the employee and was able to get the subject out of the coffee shop. The subject was taken into custody. Jorge Saturino Garcia, 48, homeless, was arrested for battery and a warrant. Bail was set at $76,000.

 

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