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 By Sara Storkin    Crime    December 6, 2018

Illegal Alien charged in Stabbing Death of Goldline Communter Nov. 27th

As if Angelenos needed another reason to avoid public transportation, a 51-year-old illegal alien and convicted felon has been charged with the murder of a man on a Gold Line Metro train, the Los...

 

San Quentin Investigating Two Apparent Suicides of Death Row Inmates

SAN QUENTIN – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials are investigating the deaths of two condemned inmates that occurred over the weekend. On Friday night at about 11:15...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    September 4, 2018

Report: Kuwaiti Police Shut Down Fish Store that Tapped Googley Eyes Onto Fish

A report on Reddit says that Kuwaiti police have shut down a fish store that was sticking googly eyes on fish to make them appear more fresh than they really are. "Is this fish fresh?" "Yes, it's...

 
 By Sara Storkin    Crime    August 29, 2018

SMPD: a British Woman in her 30's Tried to Abduct a Student from Roosevelt Elementary School

It's a rather odd story which makes us think they're not telling us everything. But then again, when do they. The Santa Monica Police Department is seeking additional information or witnesses...

 

Deranged Homeless Slashed Young Man Waiting for an Uber in Tongva Park

A 20 year old college student was slashed and sent to the hospital by a schizophrenic homeless man in Tongva Park August 20th at 3 am. They were waiting for an Uber, there was some sort of conflict...

 

Two Toddlers kidnapped from Grandparents in Hemet, Believed to be in Venice or Santa Monica

Two children abducted by their addict parents from Hemet to Santa Monica, police said. The children are 7 and 23 months old. The children, Sione and Akanesi, were taken from the grandparents' home in...

 

County DA Warns Against Purebred Puppy Scam

People in the market for a recognized dog breed should be careful they don't get a mutt in purebred clothing. In the Purebred Puppy Scam, victims may find themselves spending hundreds or thousands of...

 

Santa Monica Man Sentenced to 33 years for Carjacking at UCLA Campus

Jason Levi Garza, 44, was sentenced yesterday to 33 years in state prison for carjacking a man waiting for his wife outside of a University of California, Los Angeles campus building, the Los Angeles...

 

Defendant Charged with Rape of 66 Year Old Woman in Santa Monica

A 41-year-old man has been charged with breaking into a 66-year-old woman's Santa Monica apartment and sexually assaulting her, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. Deputy Dist...

 

Pervert Bill Cosby finally found GUILTY but is allowed to go home?

Accused and now found guilty, alleged serial drugger and rapist, America's top family man, the disgraced 80 year old Bill Cosby was rightly and finally found guilty today in court, a victorious day...

 

Police Investigate, Actor Corey Feldman Says He Was Attacked And Stabbed

Los Angeles police are investigating after actor Corey Feldman claimed he was stabbed Tuesday night in Tarzana. The alleged incident happened around 10:45 p.m. at the intersection of Reseda and...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 2, 2018

Police Apprehend Home Invasion Robbery Suspect from the 1700 Block of 5th Street.

Earlier today, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) located and arrested a suspect believed to be involved in a home invasion robbery that took place in Santa Monica. The suspect is identified as...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 2, 2018

Murder Charges Filed in Death of John Hautz, 88 Year old killed in Home Invasion

On February 23, 2018, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Detectives filed charges on a suspect believed to be involved in the murder of John Hautz. The suspect is identified as Roy Antonio Davis,...

 

Home Invasion Robbery at Olympic and 5th Leads to "Multiple Crime Scene" Search

What began as a home invasion robbery at 3:30 am in the 1700 block of 5th Street, progressed to "a violent crime scene with multiple locations." The victim, a woman in her 20's, woke up to find a man...

 
 By LASD    Crime    February 22, 2018

Man Charged with Biting Two LAPD Officers

A 23-year-old man was charged today with biting two Los Angeles Police Department officers responding to a theft call in Tarzana, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. Jacob...

 

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...

 

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