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 February 7, at about 9:30 p.m.
Santa Monica Police (SMPD) Officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of the 1500 block of 7th Street. The reporting party indicated that a red truck was seen fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. SMPD officers located a Red Dodge pickup truck and initiated a traffic stop of that vehicle in the 300 block of Colorado Ave. Officers made contact with the three occupants of the vehicle. All three had a large amount of cash on their person. During the course of the officer’s investigation, officers recovered a duffle bag containing over $58,000 in US currency, and over 9 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana inside the vehicle. Officers placed all three suspects under arrest and transported them to the SMPD Jail. All three were booked then subsequently cited out for 11359(b) PC – Possession of Marijuana with intent to Distribute. SMPD Officers were unable to locate any victims or evidence of a shooting.
* Andres Avelar 23-year-old of Modesto
* Fernando Rodriguez 19-year-old of Turlock
* Kody Marlow 25-year-old of Fresno