On September 24, at 7:55 a.m.

Officers responded to a call of a person brandishing a firearm in front of OPCC Safe Haven located in the 1700 block of Cloverfield. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who knew the suspect. The victim had called the police on the suspect when he observed him assaulting a female. The suspect saw the victim and pulled up the front of his shirt to reveal a medium sized semi-automatic handgun in his waistband. The suspect then yelled a threat to the victim and walked away. Officers were able to locate the suspect later on but did not recover a firearm.

Joshua Lewis Payton, 34, from Los Angeles was arrested for brandishing a firearm. Bail was set at $25,000.

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  1. It’s starting to look like Santa Monica is the go-to spot for homeless criminals from the inner cities of Los Angeles.

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