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.
On August 28, 2019 at about 6:21 p.m.
Officers responded to a Hot Prowl in the 1100 block of Pico Blvd. The resident came home and found both door locks removed from the front door and believed someone was barricaded inside the house. Officers surrounded the residence and were about to enter into the residence when they were informed that a possible suspect was being detained. The suspect believed he lives in the unit and came to reclaim it. He had been out of the unit for 20 years. He used force to make entry into the home and was going to change out the locks broken by his entry. Suspect was taken into custody without incident. John Jan Slavik, 71, homeless, was arrested for burglary. Bail was set at $50,000.