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SMPD Pursues Suspect Who Shoots Himself at the West End of Bay Street

A homeless man with a gun took his own life after a brief police pursuit early Monday morning. Below is the press release, edited, from the Santa Monica Police Dept. On October 20, 2019 at 11:50 pm, S...

 

Police Seek Suspect After Shooting at Santa Monica Pier Parking Lot

Police Seek Suspect After Shooting at Santa Monica Pier Parking LotAn argument over a parking space resulted in one man shooting another in the parking lot immediately north of the Santa Monica pier...

 

Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Santa Monica Man Who Murdered Two Women

A jury today recommended the death penalty for a 43-year-old man who killed two women and tried to murder a female neighbor over a seven-year period, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office...

 

In Blog Post, Chief of Santa Monica Police Notes that Crime is Down 15% So Far in 2019

10/7/19: When I arrived in April of last year, I made a promise to the Santa Monica residents, businesses and the community overall that I would dedicate my first year to reducing crime and community...

 

SMPD Arrests Man with Rifle at 18th St. and Santa Monica Blvd

On September 20, 2019 at approximately 1:30am, officers were dispatched to the area of 1800 block of Santa Monica for a loud disturbance being caused by a male yelling and screaming. Upon arrival,...

 

Rideshare Driver Charged with Kidnap, Rape of Female Passenger

A 38-year old Lyft driver has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a Los Angeles woman last October, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today. The assault allegedly...

 

Day of the Dead Bank Robber Charged With Cultural Appropriation After Santa Monica Robbery

If the cops can't find him, the Twitter Mob will. A man wearing a Day of the Dead Halloween mask, held up the Wells Fargo Bank on 9th Street and Montana Avenue at 9:45 am on Tuesday. Santa Monica...

 

Report: Saturday Incident at Bank of America in Venice Was Attempted Bank Robbery

A report on citizen.com says that the Bank of America branch at Windward and Pacific in Venice was robbed on Saturday afternoon. “ all that is confirmed at this time is a physical altercation...

 

Robbers Bearing Sledge Hammers Rob Jewelry store in the 1200 block of Montana Avenue

The owner of a jewelry in Santa Monica was hit with a sledgehammer while watching a robbery at his store Thursday, officials said. The robbery occurred about 2:35 PM at the store along the 1200 block...

 

Jury Finds Serial Killer Guilty of 2 Murders over Last 18 Years, Including One in SM

A 43-year-old man was found guilty today of the brutal slayings of two women and trying to kill another woman over a seven-year period, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced....

 

SMPD Detains Brinks Security Guard After He Fires 2 Shots at Fleeing Suspect on Third Street Promenade

Santa Monica Police were seen in a CBS News Video frisking and taking into custody a bald, middle aged Brinks security Guard. His gun was visible in his belt, underneath his shirt. He had fired two...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    August 9, 2019

Kids Reportedly Rob, Assault Other Kids on Expo Train in Culver City

An unverified post on Facebook reports that a gang of kids jumped another group of kids to steal from them, on the Exposition Train between Santa Monica and Culver City. The crime reportedly took plac...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    August 9, 2019

Man Who Barricaded Himself in Santa Monica Apartment in 2015 Sentenced for Murder

A 28-year-old man was sentenced today to 16 years to life in state prison for killing a man outside of a South Los Angeles hamburger restaurant in 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    July 29, 2019

3 Young People Killed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, as Shooter Wounds Twelve

Three people were killed in a shooting in Gilroy's Christmas Hill Park late Sunday afternoon, 7/28. Police say the dead include a 6 year old boy, a 13 year old girl, and a young man in his 20's. The...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    July 4, 2019

#LASD Homicide Assisting Baldwin Park PD with Fratricide Murder Investigation

Gregory Kingsbury shot and killed his brother on the 14600 block of Demblon St in the City of Baldwin Park, police say on the 28th of June 2019. The suspect fled the location in a vehicle, but it has...

 
 By April Miller    Crime    June 29, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris: Proposing Crime and Homelessness, for the Entire Country

When she was Attorney General of the California, Kamala Harris claimed to resist taking sides when voters had ballot initiatives to consider. However, when you look at the language Harris chose to...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    June 14, 2019

Break-In at 19th Street and Washington at 1:30 am Disturbs Three Women

Three women who live at 19th Street and Washington told Santa Monica Police that a man was living in their laundry room, and eventually broke into their apartment early Thursday morning, 6/13/2019....

 
 By Christoph Sator    Crime    June 7, 2019

Murderer in a glass case: Controversy in Thailand Over Museum Displaying Corpse of Executed Man

Bangkok (dpa) - Every child in Thailand knows the name Si Quey. A bad man from China, allegedly a serial killer, even a cannibal. "Do not go outside when it is dark. Otherwise, Si Quey will get you,"...

 

Two Bandits Target Elderly By Asking For Water

The Santa Monica Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating additional victims who may have been targeted by Diana George and a male suspect believed to be Richard Ely. Diana...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    Crime    May 19, 2019

Santa Monica Police Department and Fire Department Conduct Annual Memorial Service

Santa Monica's Public Safety Building was the site of a memorial service honoring fallen fire fighters and police officers. The Tuesday morning event was the 10th annual memorial service conducted by...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    April 29, 2019

Homeless Man Charged with Setting the Skirball Fire, Other Fires in the Sepulveda Pass

Charges have been filed against a homeless man who allegedly set a number of fires near Sepulveda Boulevard and Getty Center Drive on Easter Sunday, April 21. Steven William Adkison, 31, now faces fou...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    April 5, 2019

Montana Avenue Bomber Robber Gets Two Years for February 2018 Incident

The LA County District Attorney's office announced yesterday that they had secured a two-year sentence for the so-called "Bomber Robber." Robert Abalov of Los Angeles was initially charged with attemp...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    March 14, 2019

As Crime Increases 8.8% in Santa Monica, California Liberalizes Shoplifting Laws and Releases Felons

In a video address to citizens on Facebook on Wednesday, January 29, Police Chief Cynthia Renaud explained the 8.8 percent increase in Part 1 Crime in 2018. Part I crimes range from murder through...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    March 1, 2019

Why #RKelly Will Be Innocent of Recent Charges of Statutory Rape and Sexual Assault

Summary: The Ex Post Facto clause of the US Constitution bans altering a statute of limitations, if it allows a defendant to be charged for offenses that at one time were beyond the Statute of...

 

Downtown Los Angeles Men's Jail to be Replaced by Mental Hospital

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, February 12, to change a plan to rebuild the Men's Central Jail into a plan to build at least one mental health treatment facility. The...

 

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