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 March 13 at approximately 5 p.m.

SMPD officers observed a Ford Explorer recklessly driving in the 2000 block of the beach bike path at a high rate of speed. Dozens of pedestrians and bicyclist had to move/jump out of the way to avoid being struck. With hundreds of individuals on the path, officers alerted all within harm’s way with their lights and sirens. The officers were able to stop the vehicle at about the 1600 block of the beach bicycle path. The suspected DUI driver was taken into custody before anyone was hurt. The suspect, Jaime Cruz Ibarra, a 62-year-old male from Compton was booked for DUI, Reckless Driving and Driving on Bicycle Lane.