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 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 25, 2017 

Suspect Steals Car With Two Infant Boys Inside, Amber Alert Issued

Update: Two boys in the backseat of a car when it was stolen, were found safe in the abandoned Honda Accord early Friday in Desert Hot Springs, police said. Jayden and Carlos Cortez were found by Rive...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 25, 2017 

Terrorism Allegations Raised in Hit & Run Death Near Santa Monica City Hall

3/21: Santa Monica suffered yet another fatality automobile accident Tuesday afternoon at 4:20, this time a few yards away from the headquarters of the Santa Monica Police Department. A sedan hit a...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 13, 2017

SMPD Conduct More Bicycle Safety Enforcement Operations

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...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 11, 2017

Pedestrian Left With Serious Head Injury by Hit and Run Driver on Nielson Way

People drive very quickly on Nielson Way, which is just one block from the ocean. Today, the SMPD reported a near fatal accident at Nielson Way and Hollister Avenue, about a block north of Ocean Park...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    March 5, 2017

Blonde Model Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Relationships With 3 Underage Footballers

A beautiful blonde model faces 15 years in State Prison, and 3 young football players face a lifetime of being slapped on their hands by other football players. A California woman has been indicted...

 
 By AP    Crime    March 5, 2017

2 Illegal Aliens Murder Girl, 15, "Because Satan Demands We Sacrifice a Soul."

Two illegal alien MS-13 gang members from El Salvador, held three teenage girls against their will and killed one of them in what was described as a satanic ritual, police in Houston said Friday....

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 1, 2017

Juan Castillo, 18, Found Dead of Gunshot Wound Near Santa Monica UCLA Hospital

His body was found on a dark and rainy night on 16th Street in Santa Monica, his hometown, where he had gone to high school. He had been a member of the Santa Monica High School football team and...

 

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....

 

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