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 January 14

SMPD and SMFD responded to a palm tree on fire near the Lincoln Blvd Offramp to the I-10 freeway. Witnesses report seeing a female standing near the burning tree. Upon officer arrival, SMFD had extinguished the blaze and a female suspect was located in the surrounding area.  Ana Rincon, 44 years old, was found in possession of a lighter and charred money. She was transported to the Santa Monica Jail and booked for arson.