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 Sunday, May 8 at 8:09 p.m.

Officers working in the downtown area were dispatched to a battery in progress at the Fairmont Hotel near the 100 block of Wilshire Blvd. A team of security guards were holding down an individual, later identified as Byron Parr, for becoming violent after refusing to leave the hotel bathroom. Upon arrival officers learned that security contacted two individuals loitering in the bathroom. When confronted, one party agreed to leave without incident, the other, Mr. Parr, became argumentative and slapped one of the security officers with an open hand. The security team was able to restrain the suspect until officers arrived. Parr was transported to the Santa Monica Jail. Parr was released with a citation and a June 2nd court date.