Argument Over Cigarettes Leads To Arrest Of Santa Monica Man

APB: Let Me In!

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012, 2:03:00 AM

Tim Broughton

On Friday, June 8, at 12:55 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 1800 block of 17th Street in response to an assault report.

When the officers arrived, they were presented with the sight of a man who was banging on the door of a residence that he had apparently been locked out of.

This man was cursing and vigorously demanding to be allowed into the residence.

The officers spoke with this man and quickly deduced that he was highly intoxicated.

The officers then spoke with the reporting party, who told them that she had allowed this man to stay at her residence on occasion, but this time she had asked him to leave after he responded to her enquiry to him about the whereabouts of her cigarettes by pushing her.

This woman told the officers that she was not, however, seeking a prosecution.

The officers then informed this man that he was going to be arrested anyway for public intoxication, at which point he began resisting their efforts to carry out said arrest.

The officers then took this man down to the ground and applied their handcuffs to him.

They then carried him to their police vehicle and put him in the back.

This 28-year-old Santa Monica resident was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, and a pair of outstanding warrants.

His bail was set at $15,035.

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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