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 July 31 at midnight:
Officers were dispatched to a noise complaint. The reporting party claimed there was a black Jeep parked in the area playing loud music. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle and observed several individuals in and around the car. They also noted a large metal canister near the passenger door and empty balloons. The tank was believed to be filled with nitrous oxide for the purposes of inhaling to become intoxicated. Beer cans were also located near the vehicle. During a search, additional controlled substances was located. The vehicle owner was arrested for possession, transported to the Santa Monica Jail, and ultimately issued a citation with a promise to return to court on August 25, 2022.