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 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...

 

6 Women Inmates Falsely Accused Of Rape At California Institution for Women Prison

It was a normal, quiet Sunday evening on the prison yard. The Oscars were live on TV. While Will Smith was capturing attention with the slapping of Chris Rock, another, far more serious and far more u...

 

Congratulations To CIW Warden Mona D. Houston On Her Promotion To CDCR

At first, I admit I was skeptical of Warden Houston. I even thought she was anti women, at first. However, over time I was won over by her leadership and her ability to steer CIW through several...

 

Suspect in Follow-Home Armed Robberies Had Been Repeatedly Arrested and Released; County Sups Direct Unvaxxed Workers Get Disciplined; CA Has $600 million in Unclaimed Recycle Deposits; and Other Stories Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Why so many of DA Gascón's prosecutors want him recalled The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office is in turmoil. Prosecutors opposed to DA George Gascón's...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    April 17, 2022

SMPD Identifies Suspect in Mail Carrier Assaults that Suspended Service on 14th Street in Santa Monica

4.12.22: The Santa Monica Police Department have identified a suspect responsible for the halting of mail carrier service in the 1300 block of 14th Street. Davon Ray Morgan, age undisclosed, is the su...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    April 13, 2022

Homeless Encampment At 17th Street and Santa Monica Freeway Burns, Fire Causes 3 Mile Backup

4.09.22: A brush fire along the side of the 10 Freeway near the 17th Street bridge, was visible for miles early Saturday afternoon at about 12 noon PST. Gray smoke from the fire was visible for...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    April 13, 2022

Homeless Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For Sexually Assaulting Santa Monica Woman in 2018

A homeless man who was convicted of raping a Santa Monica woman in her Ocean Park apartment in 2018 was sentenced on Friday to 100 years to life in state prison. Dylan James Jensen, now 44, was found...

 

Adidas Store Robbed on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, Latest in Chain of Robberies, Fires and Harassments in the Area

April 6, 2022 - The Adidas store on the Third Street Promenade was robbed at around 2:30 am this morning by an individual who smashed the storefront window with a cinderblock, used a fire extinguisher...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    April 9, 2022

Deaths of Two Young Women Ruled Homicides After Toxicology Report From LA County Coroner

The deaths of an aspiring actress and her architect friend have been ruled homicides, says the LA County Coroner's office. This result was not too surprising, given that David Pearce has been charged...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    April 5, 2022

Court Takes Guilty Plea in Sexual Assault/ Wine Spiking Case in Santa Monica

Michael Hsu plead guilty to sexually assaulting a female victim, after spiking her wine glass at Fig Restaurant, Miramar Sheraton, with MDMA. This was apparently a woman Hsu was then dating....

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    April 5, 2022

Santa Monica Police Arrest Couple for Armed Purse Snatching at 25th Street and Alta Avenue

Santa Monica Police say they arrested a 22 year old man and a 35 year old woman for a drive up armed robbery against a pedestrian and 25th and Alta. They stole a woman's purse early Thursday evening,...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    April 5, 2022

Attempted Suicide off Parking Structure Closes Second Street in Downtown Santa Monica

3.30: Santa Monica Police and Fire Department Paramedics were operating on 2nd Street Wednesday afternoon, as an unidentified individual threatened to jump off of Parking Structure 2. They were seen...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    April 3, 2022

Santa Monica Police Department Catches a Burglar and DA Gascon Actually Files Charges Against Him

3.29.22: Thanks to a sharp-eyed neighbor, Santa Monica Police officers were able to apprehend a man who'd broken into a home and confronted the returning homeowner with a stick in his hand. On...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    March 31, 2022

Chris Rock Declines to Press Charges Over #Oscar #Slap heard Round the World

Chris Rock has declined to press charges against Will Smith following Smith's slap at the #Oscars, according to the LAPD. "We're aware of an incident involving two individuals at the Oscars, where one...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    March 29, 2022

After He Smashed a Store Window, This Homeless Man Ran to Hide in the Alley Where Police Found Him

After a homeless dude named Austin Reed Turner-Crawford smashed a car window, the SMPD sent someone to find him in the alley behind the store. This on 17th Street and Pico Blvd, on Sunday March 20th....

 

Peace Officer Union Backs Gascon Recall; WeHo Crime up 137%; 800 Vacancies in Sheriff's Dept; Criminal Charges for Parking Ferrarris and Maseratis Illegally; CA Assemblymember Stopped at Airport With Loaded Gun in Luggage and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge Ryan orders briefing on possibility of resentencing of inmate ordered executed Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan, who granted party-status to the family of a...

 
 By Amber Jackson    Crime    March 25, 2022

Greedy Drug Dealer Busted For Extortion at California Institution for Women

She's a Latina chick. She got too big for her britches. She lived down the other hallway in my housing unit. She sold drugs to her mark, an Asian girl, on a front. On credit. Then she attempted to...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    March 25, 2022

Homeless Man Smashes 3 Windows in the 1400 block of 5th Street in Santa Monica

Two windows and a door in a row of shops was smashed by a homeless man on Friday evening or Saturday morning. The owner of the store, Ahmad Harb, says that he may have security camera footage that...

 

Animal Rights Activist Charged With Animal Cruelty

March 17, 2022 - Ellen Kessler is an aggressive animal rights activist and political appointee who made the news in Colorado for attacking the state's ranchers. Now she's in the news for a different r...

 

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