Theft, battery, more property damage
The second week of the spring semester was packed full of punches, hit-and-runs, and theft opportunities.
Last Tuesday at around 2 p.m. a dispute among two individuals occurred in parking structure three, resulting in battery charges.
A male and female were approached by a man who exchanged words, as well as a few pushes and shoves, with the man.
According to Sgt. Jere Romano of the Santa Monica College Police Department, parking enforcement officers separated the males until police officers arrived at the scene and issued the offending man a citation.
A hit-and-run occurred last Tuesday at about 11 a.m. at the Performing Arts Campus parking lot, located on 11th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. The victim's car had minor rear damage. The suspect was described as a female in her late 50s to early 60s. Information was cited, but the suspect was not apprehended.
Also last Tuesday morning, a digital camera was reported stolen after a female student left the device in the temporary possession of a recently acquainted student, who disappeared upon receiving said device.
The theft occurred between the Admissions Building and the Theatre Arts Building. The student is still being sought after.
Anyone who sees any suspicious behavior or crime is urged to call the SMCPD immediately at (310) 434-4300.