Below is a list of crimes from Aug. 7 through Aug. 10 as reported to the Santa Monica Police Department.
On Aug. 7 at approximately 11:35 p.m. officers on patrol were dispatched to the 100 block of Adelaide Dr. regarding a “Hot Prowl” call that had just occurred. The comments of the call stated that a male subject walked into the house, asked the reporting party if his parents were home and then exited the house. The suspect was described as a male black, bald, and wearing a red button up shirt.
Upon arrival officers located the suspect in the 300 block of Adelaide Dr. and detained him for questioning. The officers conducted a consent pat down search of the suspect and discovered a pair of brown woman’s sunglasses and a set of Honda car keys in his pants pockets.
The victim, after positively identifying the suspect in a field show up, confirmed that the set of car keys were from his father’s Honda.
Due to the witness statement coupled with the property found on the suspect, he was arrested for burglary and then transported to the Santa Monica jail for booking.
Suspect: Kimbrough, Brian Kieth M Black 04/17/1965(48) Transient
Bail: $ 50,000
On Aug. 9 at approximately 5:51 p.m. officers received a radio call regarding a subject who was lewdly exposing himself to pedestrians in the 100 block of Broadway. The call also stated that the subject was a male black, 50 years of age, and wearing a red gown. Dispatch further advised that the reporting party was standing by on the south side of the street watching the subject.
When officers arrived on the scene they immediately observed an individual who matched the description of the subject as given by Dispatch. The subject was then detained pending further investigation.
Officers then contacted the RP who told them that as he was exiting a local convenience store when he encountered the subject sitting on a bench nearby. At that moment, the subject stood up and exposed his genitals to the RP for at least 3 to 5 seconds and asked the RP if he would like to orally copulate him?
The RP ignored the subject because he thought he had mental problems. The RP then told the officers that he wanted the subject arrested. After the RP filled out a Private Person’s Arrest Form the subject was placed under arrest for Indecent Exposure and transported to the Santa Monica Jail for booking.
Suspect: Leonard, Robert Lee M/Black /09/13/1954(57) Resident of Santa Monica.
Bail: $ 10,350
Interfere or Delay of Investigation
On Aug. 9 at approximately 9:16 a.m. a Santa Monica Police Department patrol unit was flagged down by a California Highway Patrol officer who had detained a male subject for panhandling on the freeway.
The CHP officer encountered the male subject as he was initiating a traffic stop on the eastbound 20th St. off-ramp. He was standing in the number one/left turn lane holding a sign, panhandling, and yelling at drivers as they exited the freeway. While preparing a citation for the traffic violator he had pulled over (now on 20th St.) the male suspect approached the CHP officer and began to curse and yell at him. The CHP officer instructed the subject to step back from him several times, however, the subject refused to comply. The officer fearing for his personal safety placed the male subject in handcuffs.
The subject continued to be aggressive and uncooperative. The SMPD officer recognized the subject from a similar prior incident. At this time, the subject was placed under arrest and transported to the Santa Monica Jail. He was later booked for Soliciting while on a freeway off/ramp, Resisting/Obstructing, and a SMPD Warrant SMMC – Prohibited Soliciting to a vehicle on a roadway.
Suspect: Grcvich, Peter Thomas M/White 01/10/1979(34) Transient
Bail: $ 25,000
Receiving Stolen Property & Theft of Bicycle
On Aug. 10 at approximately 7:20 p.m. a patrol unit observed a male subject break a cable lock securing two bicycles to a City pole located on the east sidewalk of the 2400 block of Lincoln Blvd. The subject looked right at the officer and had a stunned look on his face. The subject then turned around and started walking southbound toward a white Chrysler van that was also parked on Lincoln Boulevard. The van was unoccupied and had the passenger door, right sliding door, and the rear door completely open. The subject then stopped approximately four feet south of the van and put both hands in the air on his own.
After conducting a search of both the male subject and his van, three bicycles and several types of wire cutters and pliers were found. The officer recognized these particular tools as the type most commonly used to specifically defeat cable bike locks.
Based on the officer’s observation of the subject breaking the cable lock; being in possession of burglary tools and stolen property; as well as attempting to commit grand theft; he was arrested and subsequently booked for attempted grand theft, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and probation violation.
Suspect: McKnight, Bobby Lee M/Black/ 10/13/1960(53)/Transient.
Bail: $ No Bail
On Aug. 10 a patrol unit responded to the 2100 block of Delaware Ave. regarding a report of Unknown Trouble. The call also stated a female was at the location screaming and yelling. Upon arrival officers made contact with four subjects within the location.
Officers interviewed the owner of the property first. He told the officers that he had allowed a female friend to come over to spend the night. She began to drink and became intoxicated. The owner asked the female subject to leave but she refused. She stayed at the location for the entire night.
In the early morning the female subject began to break items in the residence. The owner tried to stop her from breaking other items by grabbing her by the arm. This is when she began to scratch the owner on both arms.
Officers checked the owner for injuries and found he had multiple scratches on his body. Based on the visible injuries on the owner‘s body, officers determined that the female subject was the dominant aggressor in the incident.
The female suspect was arrested and later booked for Domestic Battery.
Suspect: Shelly, Nikita James F/Black/ 09/13/1977(46) Resident of Santa Monica.
Bail: $ 20,000
Passenger Vehicle, Hit & Run, Obstruct/Resist Arrest
On Aug. 9 at approximately 11:52 p.m. officers responded to the 1600 block of Pico Blvd. to assist another patrol unit with traffic stop. While standing on the north curb assisting with the detention of the vehicles occupants officers heard and saw a silver sedan driving westbound honking its horn alongside a silver minivan also traveling westbound on Pico Blvd. The minivan then made a U-turn and entered a multi-level parking structure located in the 1600 block of Pico Blvd.
Three minutes later the minivan (a stolen rental) exited the parking structure at a high rate of speed going westbound. The minivan now had major front end damage and was spewing a significant amount of smoke. As the vehicle drove by the officers, the driver of the minivan was recognized as a local gang member. A brief vehicle pursuit ensued ending in the 2300 block of 16th St. The suspect then exited the minivan and fled on foot northbound on 16th St. Officers found the suspect a few minutes later hiding in some bushes nearby. While being questioned the officers noticed that the suspect had a hard time keeping his balance, mumbled when trying to speak, and appeared to be intoxicated.
Based on all of the evidence collected and crimes committed by the suspect, he was booked for unlawful driving without consent of owner, Hit and Run, reckless driving, driving without a license, resisting arrest, and crime committed for the benefit of a street gang.
Suspect: Najera, Daniel Joshua M/Hispanic/ 12/13/1994(19) Resident of Santa Monica.
Bail: $ 50,000