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You Could Have More Than Your Heart Stolen on Valentine's Day

Unexpected Packages Could Surprise Your Wallet An unexpected gift on Valentine's Day might seem like a nice way to your heart, but these deliveries may also give scammers a direct route to your...

 
 By SMPD    Crime    February 6, 2018

Lexis Arrested for Stealing Jewelry With a Chrysler

2/7/2018: The Santa Monica PD says it has filed charges against a 23 year old Long Beach woman, for armed robbery of a jewelry store on Montana Avenue Lexis Monee Willis allegedly came to...

 

Jewelry Store Robbery at 1621 Montana Avenue Friday Confirmed by SMPD

Update, 1/07/17: From Rudy Flores, SMPD PIO: On 01/05/2018 at approximately 1540 hours, a grand theft and assault with a deadly weapon occurred at the L’Oliphant jewelry store, located at 1621...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    January 5, 2018

Attorney Major Langer Killed by Fired Law Partner John A. Mendoza in Long Beach

12/29: The Observer has learned the names of both the perpetrator and victims in what Long Beach Police called an act of workplace violence Friday. "Major Langer came to the office to fire a named...

 
 By Rudy Flores    Crime    January 5, 2018

SMPD Seeks Suspect in Burglary of a Construction Site in the 2300 block of 33rd Street

The Santa Monica Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with any information involving a burglary that occurred on December 28th, 2017. Detectives are investigating a commercial...

 

Bubba Gump: Life is Like a Drunken Fight, Attempted Murder

Santa Monica Police broke up the fight on the pier at 1:18 Sunday morning. Two groups of guys had an “altercation. Neither party was desirous of prosecution, and that both groups went their...

 

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle at 9th Street & Montana Avenue

As a result of a car versus pedestrian accident around 7:25 pm Tuesday evening a pedestrian was on the ground at 9th Street and Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Paramedics were treating him. Enough...

 

Bus to Bus Shooting Kills Woman in Front of Santa Monica Pier--Suspects at Large

A bus to bus shooting just before 1 am Saturday, killed one woman right in front of the Santa Monica Pier Arch. Two people were hospitalized. The area remained closed to traffic at 9 am Sunday, as...

 

Police Photo of Suspect in Stabbing on 4th Street Near REI Store on Santa Monica Blvd

SMPD Seeks Assistance in Identifying Stabbing Suspect. Considered armed and dangerous. Santa Monica Police Seeks Community Assistance in Stabbing On November 3, 2017 at about 11:25 AM, Santa Monica...

 

Bomb threat closes Santa Monica high school, pico Blvd west of Lincoln

A bomb threat closed Santa Monica high school early this afternoon. Students were sent home just after lunch and Pico Boulevard was closed west of Lincoln Boulevard for two hours. All available Santa...

 

Man Arested After Stealing Concrete Truck, Parking it at St. Monica's Catholic School

A man who claims to be a St. Monica's Catholic school alumnus, stole a truck towing a concrete mixer on PCH, then drove it to St. Monica's where he was arrested. The incident happened on Saturday...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    July 21, 2017

Carjacked and Kidnapped While Waiting for His Wife at UCLA Hospital

A 43-year-old man pled not guilty Wednesday. A judge ordered Jason Levi Garza to stand trial for allegedly carjacking and kidnapping a man waiting for his wife outside of the UCLA Public Health...

 
 By Saul Rodriguez    Crime    June 19, 2017

Buy Booze for a Kid, Go to Jail. SMPD Minor Decoy Program

On June 9, 2017, officers from the Santa Monica Police Department's Vice Unit conducted a minor decoy operation targeting alcohol retail establishments within the Main Street corridor and downtown...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    June 1, 2017

Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Juan Castillo in February in Santa Monica

Santa Monica Police Chief Seabrooks said after a lot of work and questioning people close to Virginia Park on the evening of Feb. 26th, that they have a suspect in the murder of Juan Castillo....

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    June 1, 2017

Man Pleads to Stabbing Employee at Santa Monica Pier Burger

A homeless man has pleaded to stabbing a Santa Monica Pier restaurant employee multiple times, after demanding food last summer, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today....

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    May 30, 2017

Both Suspects in Custody After Friday Night Home Invasion Robbery

On May 26, 2017 at about 6:01 p.m. the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service regarding a home invasion robbery which occurred in the 200 block of 19th Street....

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    May 26, 2017

SMPD Searches for Home Invasion Robbery Suspects North of Montana Avenue

Santa Monica Police say they are searching for two suspects in the severe beating of a resident during a possible home invasion robbery Monday North of Montana Avenue. The assault occurred in the 500...

 
 By Reuters    Crime    April 27, 2017

SMPD Officer Detained in Taiwan on Weapons Charge, Gun in Her Purse

An 8 year SMPD veteran faces 5 years in a Taiwan jail, when she "simply forgot" that she had a Luger pistol and 6 bullets in her carry on handbag. Taiwanese customs came upon the weapon, which...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 29, 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 29, 2017

Suspect in Las Vegas Bus Barricade Has Surrendered to Police

A barricade situation on the world famous Las Vegas Blvd, ended peacefully Saturday evening, when a suspect surrendered to officers of the Las Vegas Municipal Police Department. Another person was...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 29, 2017

Terrorism Allegations Raised in Hit and 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....

 

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