On February 18 at approximately 04:45 a.m.

Officers conducted a periodic check on the Ken Edwards underground parking structure, 1527 4th Street. During the periodic check, officers made contact with a man and woman who were found to be in violation of Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 3.36.280(a) – loitering in a parking structure. The two appeared to be sleeping in the parking structure.

While officers were conducting their investigation they asked the individuals for their identification cards. The male subject provided officers with a fake identification card and verbally provided officers with a name that was not his true name. Upon further investigation of the two, officers found they were both in possession of loaded firearms. In addition to the firearm, the female was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. They also learned the man’s true name and found that he was a convicted felon and a sex offender who had not registered since 2008.

Officers placed both subjects under arrest and transported to the Santa Monica Police Department.

Michael Andre Lawrence, 57, homeless, was booked for being a felon carrying a loaded firearm, carrying an unregistered gun, obstructing arrest, possession a gun with a violent prior conviction, failing to register as a sex offender, forgery and loitering in a parking structure. Bail was set at $35,000.

Shirley Jean Daniels, 42, homeless, was arrested for carrying an unregistered gun, carrying a concealed gun, possession of methamphetamine and loitering. Bail was set at $10,000.

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  1. The citizens of Santa Monica deserve an answer to this question from their city leaders. Why is our city becoming more and more dangerous by the day?

  2. I agree with both James and Rene. If they were caught red handed, why should be there be bail at all? I realize one purpose of bail to so the accused can find an attorney. These two don’t have to make any phones. They were made for them.

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