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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....

 
 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...

 

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