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Alert Police Blotter: Wrong Place, Wrong Time.

Transient Arrested In Santa Monica Apartment Complex Laundry Room

Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 9:09 am

Tim Broughton / Mirror Contributor

A 21-year-old transient was arrested at 6:40 pm on Friday, Dec. 6 after being caught trespassing in the laundry room of an apartment complex.

Officers of the Santa Monica police Department on patrol received a radio call on this day informing them that there was a case of a person on private property in progress that needed immediate investigation.

The officer went to the location, namely an apartment building in Santa Monica (unfortunately the street address was not known at the time of going to press) and spoke with the reporting party.

The reporting party told the officers that a man was in the laundry room of the building and was refusing to leave.

The man had also been playing around with the hot water heater of the building and had situated himself in a seated position between the heater and a washing machine.

The reporting party was desirous of an arrest so the officers obliged and arrested this man under the auspices of a private person’s arrest.

This suspect was charged with trespassing and his bail was set at $1,000.

Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of The Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website,

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Dec. 18, 2013, 11:00:15 am

Elephant in the room said...

Santa Monica has a HUGE homeless problem that needs to be dealt with. It's not just a nuisance it's becoming dangerous. Rater than doing a Christmas count of the people we need to figure out how to get this issue under control before another innocent neighbor is robbed, raped or perhaps murdered by a mentally ill homeless person.

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