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LASD Calls Shooting of Vasquez at 3300 Pico "Suicide by Cop" of a suspect wanted for murder.

Gerardo Vasquez stabbed his roommate in Simi Valley on Saturday, then led Police on a chase to Santa Monica. He got out of the car and waved a knife at officers, apparently hoping they would grant his...

 

Rapper "The Game" Pleads to Assaulting Off-Duty Officer During Basketball Game

Rapper "The Game" pleaded no contest today to assaulting an off-duty police officer during a basketball game at a high school in Hollywood, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office...

 

Emmy Award Winning TV Producer Convicted of Stabbing His Own Tenant

When the victim laughed at the victim's prospects to win Emmy's, the TV producer stabbed him. And the TV producer had won an Emmy, writing about a tenant who had been stabbed by his landlord. No...

 

Sheriff's Deputies Remove Man With Arab Headdress From Expo Line Train, After He Threatened To Blow It Up

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Deputies removed a man who was wearing a Kafiyeh from the Westbound Metro Exposition Line train early Sunday afternoon in Santa Monica At least one passenger heard a rumor...

 

Why Local Law Enforcement Should Not Be Immigration Agents

A prosecutor's job is to seek justice for all people who are victims of crime, whatever their legal status in this country. To accomplish this goal, there needs to be cooperation from victims and...

 

Santa Monica Experiences Increase in Crime Since the Expo Line Opened in May, 2016

The statistics are undeniable. Since the Expo Line returned to Santa Monica, crime has increased. The SMPD appears to have shifted from denial that crime has increased, to adding more officers in...

 

Lis Wiehl to Release "Hunting Charles Manson," the First Book in a Nonfiction Thriller Series

Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, announced today they have signed a deal with former federal prosecutor and New York Times bestselling novelist Lis Wiehl for a major new series of...

 

DA Won't File Charges Against LAPD Officers in Ezell Ford Shooting

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today that criminal charges will not be filed against two Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed a man during a struggle over a...

 

SMPD: Photo of Woman Who Stabbed 7-11 Employee on 16th Street, Released

A store employee was stabbed Tuesday morning at the 7-11 convenience store, located on 16th Street and Santa Monica Blvd. The store was taped off with yellow police at work tape. This from the Santa...

 

15 Year Old Girl Rescued from Pimp, Sentenced to 12 Years in State Prison

On January 4, 2017, Defendant Marcus Deshon Slaughter, MB/29, of Compton, pled guilty in Compton Superior Court to one count of felony pimping and sentenced to serve twelve years in state prison. The...

 

SMPD Combats Bike Accidents by Giving Out Tickets in Accident Prone Areas

The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations with focused enforcement efforts on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians...

 

Santa Monica Police Target Drunk Driving Over the Holidays With a New App.

Even a Senior at SamoHi knows, you can't drink and drive. Well especially said Senior, since they pretty much all drink. But the Police Dept. nevertheless released their annual warning to drivers....

 

LAPD Deputy Chief William Scott, 52, Appointed San Francisco Police Chief

A veteran LAPD deputy chief was appointed Tuesday to be the City of San Francisco's new police chief. His $278,00 a year annual salary will be about half of what Santa Monica pays its police chief,...

 

LASD Transit Deputies, Fare Inspectors Brighten Christmas for Sick, Injured Children

LA County Sheriff's Transit Bureau North Captain Jennifer Bateman was joined by Jolly Ole' Saint Nick and his Elves to bring a little joy to the children at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical...

 
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Suspect Released in Terrorist Drive Through German Market That Killed 9 and injuring 50

Update, 12/20: German police have released a Pakistani man detained for driving a truck through a crowded holiday market in Berlin, says the Washington Post. Police released him for lack of evidence....

 

Woman Alleges MTA Employees Left Her for Dead on Blue Line Train

A civil lawsuit was filed against the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority ("LACMTA") today by a 57-year-old woman who was the victim of an unprovoked, racially-motivated verbal and physical...

 

Teenage Girl Confesses to Stabbing Pregnant Mom at Windward and Pacific in Venice

A 17 year old girl has turned herself into the the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Division, for the stabbing murder of a young pregnant mother last month. 22 year old Jasmine Preciado was on...

 

Amber Alert Cancelled for Three Year Old Boy Simi Valley Boy and His Father

Update, 8:45 pm PST: Simi Valley police issued then cancelled an Amber Alert for 31-year-old Anthony Giarraputo and his 4-year-old son, Jaden. An hour later, they found both and cancelled the alert....

 

Bomb Squad Closes 210 Freeway After Pedestrian Tosses Suspicious Package onto the 210

Update: Sig alert cancelled at 10:45. All freeways have been reopened, the suspicious packet turned out not to be explosive or dangerous. The 210 Freeway near Pasadena was completely shut down...

 

USC Student Charged With Killing Professor on Campus

A University of Southern California graduate student has been charged with fatally stabbing a professor on campus last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. David...

 

Honey Oil Lab Explodes in Sun Valley Wednesday Afternoon

A honey oil lab exploded in Sun Valley on Wednesday afternoon. The Los Angeles Fire Dept. responded. The garage of a recently renovated home was blown off its foundation. The force of the explosion...

 
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Video: Man Quietly Steals Bucket of Gold From Armed Truck in Midtown Manhattan at 430 pm

A suspect in his 40's walked up to a Loomis security truck in Midtown Manhattan Sept. 29, 2016 and walked up with a bucket full of gold flakes worth $1.6 million. Security cameras were rolling, and...

 

Woman Charged with Tagging Government Buildings with Anti-Trump Graffiti

On a day when Donald Trump doubts the level of Clinton support in California, a 37-year-old woman was charged with tagging messages against Donald Trump at government buildings in downtown Los...

 
 By AP    Crime    December 1, 2016

Kansas Mom Who Provided Mass Shooter Cedric Ford with Weapons, To Be Sentenced.

A federal judge will weigh the mental state of a woman who gave her ex-boyfriend guns he used in February's mass shooting at a Kansas lawn equipment factory in deciding what her sentence should be...

 

Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Downtown Santa Monica On Second Street

11/17: A woman was crossing the street in front of Laemmle's Monica Film Center. It was just before 6 pm on Nov. 15, andthe driver of a 2005 Nissan Sentra was in a hurry to get home for dinner. As a...

 

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