26-year-old Santa Monica man was arrested at 2 am on Saturday, Nov. 9 after
running away from a police officer who caught him urinating a couple of blocks
from the beach.
An officer of the Santa Monica Police Department noticed this
man who was in the process of urinating in public in the 100 block of Ashland
Avenue (there exists a Santa Monica Municipal Code that prohibits anyone from
urinating in a public place that is not designated as a facility specifically
designated as a place where urinating and other similar functions are
The officer exited his police vehicle in order to issue the man a
citation for the offense, and noticed that this man displayed symptoms that
were indicative of alcohol intoxication.
The suspect then told the officer that
“he was sorry” for urinating and then suddenly ran off.
The officer chased the
man and caught him.
This man was arrested and charged with public intoxication,
resisting arrest, and urinating in public.
Bail was set at $10,000.
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
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