The World Beat Center was burglarized on the morning of November 14, according to police report #04-070392.
"I was flagged down by citizens who reported a transient-looking male smashing into a building near the La Raza Museum," stated SDPD Officer Adams, who filed details of the incident. "Officer Coyle and Grube arrived and [we] found the entrance doors to the World Beat Center had been smashed.... There were three large panes of glass shattered and on the ground. There were several rocks and shattered beer bottles."
Adams noticed a transient male who was seated on the nearby curb. "The suspect seemed to be watching us with great interest. He was also talking to himself.... He had documents identifying himself as Wade Monks. I ran him on my police computer and learned there was an active warrant for him in Nevada for property damage."
According to the report, Adams noticed a large map of Africa on top of Monks's shopping cart. Adams asked Monks where he got the map, and Monks said, "The trashcan."
Adams photographed Monks and "retained the large map as evidence. I felt it was inconceivable that a valuable map would be thrown in a trashcan. I also felt Monks was lying to me."
Adams attention was drawn back to the World Beat Center because the other officers and the K-9 Unit reported hearing voices in the building. The officers soon discovered, however, that the "voices" were several parrots that were talking back to the police radio sounds.
Monks was gone when Adams went back to find him. "I request that a warrant be issued for Monks," Adams concludes in his report.
Damage to the World Beat Center is estimated to be $3400.