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 By David Ganezer    Crime    August 3, 2022

Stabbing Death at Main Santa Monica Public Library After Altercation Between Two Homeless Men

7/31: Santa Monica Police announced today that they have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a homeless man at the Santa Monica Public Library. The stabbing occurred in the North Courtyard of...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    July 31, 2022

LA City Attorney Ignores Incidents of Violence Committed by Dodger Security Against Fans, Alleges their Lawyer

Five new lawsuits have been filed against the Los Angeles Dodgers alleging that the club provided security security intentionally assaulted fans who attended Dodger games in 2022. They allege that...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    July 27, 2022

Apparent Mass Shooting Said to be Gang Related at Peck Park in San Pedro, South of Los Angeles

The LAPD and others are reporting a mass shooting around 3 pm Sunday afternoon in San Pedro's Peck Park, directly South of downtown Los Angeles. "Around 3:50 p.m. Harbor Division officers responded...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    July 25, 2022

Jury Convicts Decorated Navy Seal for Murder of 58 Year Old Santa Monica Resident With His Bare Hands

A former U.S. Navy Seal has been found guilty to a June 11, 2016 murder of a 58 year old Santa Monica resident, after a confrontation on Santa Monica Beach. Theodore Krah became concerned that a man w...

 

Film Producer and Actor Charged with Double Murder; CA Forgives Late Traffic-Ticket Fees; Supreme Court Tells CA to Rethink Gun Magazine Ban; Newsom Enables Prostitution and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Gascón recall proponents deliver 717,000 signatures to county Campaign organizers seeking to recall embattled Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón submitt...

 

LA County Has Bail Again; Texas-style Lawsuits Against Illegal Gun Sales in CA; Feds Barred Again From Vax Mandate on Their Employees; CA Legislature Moving Toward Drug Injection Sites and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón claims L.A. County is safer 'in some areas' because of his policies despite rise in violent crime over past year Los Angeles County District Attorney Georg...

 

Recall Gascon Campaign Has Sufficient Signatures; Federal Study Shows Longer Prison Sentences Reduce Recidivism; 43% Increase in Officers Shot on Duty and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Gascon policy blamed for man's release from life prison term before arrest in killing of Pacoima transient A man arrested in the slaying of a transient in Pacoima was rel...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    July 4, 2022

Thousands of Illegal Fireworks Seized in Azusa Just Before July 4th Holiday Weekend

A tip developed by a Community Violence Reduction Division investigator led to the seizure of 14,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in Azusa ahead of the 4th of July weekend. In a press release, Los...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    June 27, 2022

Santa Monica Police Arrest Catalytic Converter Thief and Meth Dealer on 4th Street Near Idaho Avenue

Santa Monica Police say they have arrested yet another catalytic converter thief. The auto parts are stolen from vehicles in people's driveways, because they contain precious metals such as silver...

 

Firefighters Make Headway in Anti-Vax-Mandate Lawsuit; Forging SS Number Cause for Deportation; Garcetti Advocates Pressured Sen Mark Kelly; Homeless Cleared from Downtown for Summit and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón recall campaign prompts gang member's push for deal (Video) Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin reports on the recall effort against Los Angeles D...

 

Most of CA Child Abuse Reports Missing From Database; Supreme Court Punts on Social Media Free Speech; Gascon Must Follow Law, Says Appeals Court; Compton Election Overturned and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Los Angeles DA George Gascon 'overstates his authority,' can't ignore California law, court rules A California appeals court of Thursday upheld an injunction that said...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    June 6, 2022

Santa Monica Police Arrest Two Men After Purse Snatching, Car Chase Involving a Baby Stroller, And a Foot Chase

On Saturday, two men snatched a woman's purse, then stole her Ford Explorer and left the scene. Police were called. They tried to pull over the Explorer, which hit a parked car near 14th Street and...

 

Government Can Legally Track Your Location Via E-Scooter; Tesla Auto-Pilot Driver Faces Manslaughter Charges; LA Jail Diversion Program a Flop and other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Barger supports recall of Gascón as district attorney Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger voiced her support to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    June 3, 2022

No Serious Teeth to Street Vending Legislation: Senator Ben Allen's Proposed Law Does not Allow Criminal Punishment of Unpermitted Street Vendors

May 27, 2022 - California State Senator Ben Allen's law, SB 1290, which he alleges addresses regulating street vendors, such as those who've spent time crowding the Santa Monica Pier, does not...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    June 3, 2022

Two Men Charged With Stealing 10,000 Postal Money Orders Worth $5.1 Million

U.S. Postal Service employee Dewayne Morris Sr. and his son and namesake were charged in federal court with multiple felony counts of bank fraud and conspiracy in connection with the theft of $5...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    June 3, 2022

Three girls found unresponsive May 25th in Santa Monica had taken Ecstasy Laced With Fentanyl

6.1.22: The three girls who overdosed last week in Santa Monica took MDMA pills (“ecstasy” in street lingo) laced with fentanyl. They suffered neurological damage per statement released today by...

 

Laguna Woods Shooter Allegedly Hated Taiwan; Gascon Will Allow Some Cash Bail; SF DA Chesa Boudin Secured Only 3 Drug Convictions Last Year; Angel Stadium Sale Held Up for FBI Probe and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Policy/Legal/Political A 'no party preference' prosecutor could shake up California attorney general's race As a prosecutor, Anne Marie Schubert has thrived on being able to pull off what seemed...

 

DA Gascon Backs Off (Slightly) from No-Cash-Bail Policy; Trans Hannah Tubbs Now Charged with Murder; Gun Case Dismissed against Jackie Lacey's Husband; $32 Million Settled by County in 10-Year-Old's Torture and Death

George Gascón's reform initiatives put to the test One of D.A. George Gascon's reform initiatives has been heard at a state appeals court. NBC4's I-Team has been following Gascon's efforts to reduce...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    May 6, 2022

Vandal with Pipe Assaults Resident Who is Calling Police on Him, is Arrested

4.29.22: A man with a pipe broke a window in the alley between Lincoln and 7th Street at Arizona and then assaulted a resident who tried to stop him from breaking additional windows. Arthur Jeon,...

 

More of Gascon's Employees Sue Him; Vax Mandate for Prison Workers Overturned; Authorities Accused of Ignoring Warning Signs Before Mother Kills Children; DWP Exec Gets Prison and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Court hears case over deputy who didn't read Miranda rights You have the right to remain silent. Everyone knows police aren't supposed to question suspects without reading them...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    May 4, 2022

Armed Robbery at Ocean Avenue and Washington Avenue in Santa Monica

April 28, 2022 - A Nextdoor user posted this morning that his friend was robbed at gunpoint at Ocean Avenue and Washington Avenue in Santa Monica at approximately 1:00 am yesterday morning. According...

 

34 Shot in LA in One Week; Covid Test Results Faked; Sacramento Shootout Involved Gang Dispute; Cal Pension Fund Takes Hit Along with Netflix

Courts & Rulings DMV's license-revocation hearings run unconstitutionally The Court of Appeal for this district on Friday declared unconstitutional the system under which one person acts as both...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    April 27, 2022

SMFD Saves Two Cats by Giving Them Mouth to Mouth resuscitation, CPR

Firemen put out a fire in an apartment where four cats lived with their owner on 20th Street. Two cats were saved using pet oxygen masks. Two other cats died of smoke inhalation as detailed in the...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    April 25, 2022

Ralph's Bagger Slugs a Customer After Complaint About Homeless People Begging in Front of Santa Monica Grocery Store

A Santa Monica native was attacked by a bagger at the Ralph's grocery store on Cloverfield, when he complained to the manager about two vagrants blocking the entrances. The vagrants were a man and a...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    April 25, 2022

Woman Wanted for Robbery and Felony Hit and Run, Arrested for Catalytic Converter Theft in Santa Monica

Two men and two women were arrested for catalytic converter theft near Colorado Blvd and Harvard Avenue in Santa Monica. The four were booked for Grand Theft Conspiracy. The theft of catalytic...

 

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