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  • Traffic Collision at Pico and Stewart Tuesday Morning Kills a Female Pedestrian.

    Police Capt Saul Rodriguez, SMPD PIO|Oct 14, 2020

    Tuesday morning at about 8:00 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service regarding a traffic collision involving a female pedestrian and vehicle at Pico Blvd and Stewart Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered a pedestrian in the roadway suffering from severe head trauma. The involved vehicle along with the driver was on scene when officers arrived. Officers rendered immediate medical aid to the pedestrian. Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics...

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

    Saul Rodriguez, SMPD PIO|Jun 19, 2017

    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 area. The Minor Decoy Program uses supervised individuals under the age of 20, who attempt to purchase alcohol at licensed premises. Any sale of alcohol to a minor decoy may result in criminal and administrative sanctions for the employee and the licensee. The team visited 8 alcohol retail...