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 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 April Miller    Crime    March 14, 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 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...

 

SMPD Arrest in 2017 Party Bus Shooting of De'Ommie de la Cruz

Over a year after the fatal shooting of a young woman on a party bus and the shooting injuries of four others, the Santa Monica Police have arrested a man as a person of interest. Camron Aaron Lee,...

 

Santa Monica police arrest dumpster fire arsonist

Santa Monica police Department (SMPD) announced an arrest Friday of an apparently homeless man, whom they believe is responsible for a series of arson related trash can fires. The incidents occurred...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    January 7, 2019

Man Hijacks MTA Bus from Westwood to Santa Monica Promenade on New Year's Eve

Update: The MTA has confirmed this story. Social media reports say an apparently homeless man hijacked a female MTA bus driver in Westwood, and forced her to drive him to Santa Monica Monday night or...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    December 22, 2018

First Double Murder in Antarctica Under Investigation by New Zealand Police

From a place studied precisely because it resembles the surface of Mars, comes a mystery as stunning as any X-files. The truth is out there, and the authorities aren't talking. The National Science...

 
 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...

 

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