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 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...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 11, 2022

SMPD Officers Arrest Homeless Man for Stabbing Another Man in front of the Salvation Army in Downtown Santa Monica

Homeless men often congregate in front of the Salvation army in Downtown Santa Monica. When one of them stabbed another, SMPD Officers were sent to investigate. The following is from their press...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    March 9, 2022

Ghost Gun Suspect Arrested After One Shooting at Pico and Lincoln, Another at Jack in the Box

3.4.22: Santa Monica police announced today that they had arrested a suspect in a series of shootings at Lincoln and Pico, writes SMPD Public Information Officer Myesha Morrison. On March 2, 2022 at...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    March 6, 2022

Arson Investigators Seeking Firebug Who Set String of Trash Fires in Venice

Authorities are seeking the public's help in finding a man who allegedly set a series of trash fires in the Venice area last Saturday. The suspect is described as a Black man between ages 25 and 35,...

 

78% of Voters Think Crime Has Gotten Worse; LAPD Chief Withdraws Support of DA Gascon; Mayor Candidate Caruso Pledges to Hire 1500 More Police; LA City Spokesman Attacked Near City Hall and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Judge denies injunction staying enforcement of commissioner's order A judge today denied a request by the California FAIR Plan Association for a preliminary injunction staying...

 

SMPD Catch Felony Hit-and-Run Suspect

2/15/22: It took Santa Monica Police less than two days to identify and locate a suspect who allegedly downed a female bicyclist at Chelsea Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard during a nighttime crash....

 

No More Impounding of Cars for Unpaid Parking Tickets; No More Traffic Stops for Vehicle Equipment Issues; CA Legislature Seeks to Blunt 3-Strikes-You're-Out Law; Most Homicide Victims are Black and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney LA DA declines invitation to chat ahead of employee no confidence vote Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón declined an offer to meet with the union...

 

LA Superior Court Resumes Jury Trials, In a Sign that the Covid Pandemic is Waning

The Los Angeles Superior Court will resume jury trials this week. The order from the presiding judge covers both Civil and Criminal jury trials. Jurors will be expected to wear face masks. "I remain i...

 

After gunshots were heard, Drug Dealers Arrested on 7th and Broadway

2/7/22: At about 9:30 PM SMPD Officers responded to a call about gunshots fired in the area of the 1500 block of 7th Street. A witness told police that he saw a red truck fleeing the area at a high...

 

California's Women Inmates Locked Down Since Christmas Eve

On the 9th, all prisons in California will began 2 week modified program (lockdown), even though this prison, CIW, is already on quarantine due to Covid-19. Who's calling the shots? This Department...

 

Returner of Lady Gaga's Dog Arrested; UCLA Death Threat Lecturer Held Without Bail; Courts Sued Over Fees for Parking Tickets; Jurors Can Be Biased Against Police and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Gascón recall is being funded by Hollywood power players The first attempt to recall Los Angeles district attorney George Gascón - a grassroots effort led by right-...

 

California Inmates No Longer Get Hot Meals Due to Omicron

What's really going on with CDCR? A massive blunder. With officers retiring, some early, others quitting and all the other BS that comes with the negative political climate towards all law...

 

Pill Poppin', Manipulating Lifer Gets 5 Year Rollover

Remember the chair of the PURR Cat program I first told you about a few months ago? She's also the Inmate Advisory Council White Rep here in my own housing unit. She holds these positions of trust...

 

California May Share Gun Owner's Personal Information; Google's NDA's Illegal; Gascon Lets Child Molester Walk; Apple Air Tags Being Used by Criminals to Target Cops and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings California high court greenlights suit by assault victim, despite prior settlement In a ruling being hailed as a major win for victims of sexual assault and harassment, the...

 

Omicron Outbreak at Cal Institution for Women, 16 Positive Prisoners, Over 600 Inmates Quarantined

The Covid-19 Omicron is a double edge sword. At present, over 100 CIW staff are out sick. Plunging the institution into a condition we've never seen before. And you see it all here in prison. So many...

 

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