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SMPD Arrest Man Who Allegedly Tried to Kill His Girlfriend with a Knife

May 10, 2021 - The Santa Monica Police Department successfully apprehended a suspect wanted for attempted murder after he fled on foot Sunday evening. At approximately 8:44 pm, the police responded...

 

After Homeless Removed From Echo Park, So Are 35.7 Tons of Their Solid Waste; Gun-Control California May Soften Gun Crime Laws and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Depp to get drafts of article at center of defamation case against Heard--WHAS Johnny Depp's lawsuit accusing his ex-wife Amber Heard of defamation enters its third year in court with a ruling that...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    May 7, 2021

Santa Monica Police Check Out Trespasser and Find A Loaded Gun and 97 Grams of Methamphetamine

On Tuesday, May 4, police were called to respond to a call to remove a trespasser from a carport in the 1400 block of 16th Street. They arrived, together with a Mental Health Clinician from the LA...

 
 By Ricardo Santiago    Crime    May 7, 2021

Man Who Set Fire to Historic San Gabriel Mission Faces Multiple Charges

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today a man was charged with setting a fire that caused catastrophic damage to the San Gabriel Mission last summer. "The loss to the...

 

SMPD Officers Use Narcan for Opioid Overdose of Person in Car

On April 25, 2020 at about 6:08 PM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) officers were dispatched to Virginia Park (2200 Virginia Ave) in response to a report of an overdose. When officers arrived...

 
 By Amber S. Jackson    Crime    May 2, 2021

Transgender Couple In Prison With Domestic Violence On Display Daily

I hesitated to share this story. On the yard these is a couple. One is a transgender woman-to-man in the T-Shot, testosterone injections every Thursday for all transgender males. As you may know, they...

 

Woman Killed the Wrong Man in Revenge Murder; Men Charged with Theft for Recycling Casino Trash; Los Feliz Homeless Encampment is Alleged Drug Marketplace and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Reasonable jury could find officer liable for breaking woman's arm during arrest A District Court judge erred in granting summary judgment to a police officer who was sued by a...

 
 By Eric Siddall    Crime    April 21, 2021

Excuse Me: Science and Data Do Not Prove We Should Reduce Sentences for Criminals, DA Gascon

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón says that "science and data" justify his criminal justice policies, including his decision to eliminate sentencing enhancements and abandon the...

 

Fake Vaccination Cards for Sale; Gascon helps SF DA Boudin Against his Recall; Uber to Pay $1.1 Million in Guide Dog Case and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Recording calls without consent still illegal, California Supreme Court rules California's prohibition on secretly recording phone calls applies to both parties on the call and...

 

Watch Out!! Close Calls In Prison...

Freshly showered and just used my one phone call for the day. It's quiet. Nurses just came to do daily routine temp checks on us ladies in this unit under quarantine for day #13. My, I'm deeply...

 

Confessions of A Former Wild Lady Beastress...

I was kidnapped at 13. Taken from San Diego to Hollywood by 2 black men. Their plan was to traffick me. Sell me. Against my will. No choices offered. I had NO street smarts. THIS was my first street e...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    April 3, 2021

Three More Catalytic Converter Thieves Arrested in Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Police Department made an arrest of three burglary suspects discovered during a trespassing call on Friday night. On March 26, 2021 at about 11:30 PM the SMPD was dispatched to a...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    April 2, 2021

Child Molestation on Bike Path in Venice; It Takes Police 15 Minutes to Respond

It took LAPD 15 minutes to respond to a bystander's call for help to stop a man molesting a three-year-old girl by the Ocean Front Walk bike path in Venice, according to a social media post found in...

 

Suspect Used Drone to Deliver Drugs; Roscoe Chicken Robber Arrested; Couple Kidnapped During Zoom Call, and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Commissioner Campos says DA's policy doesn't override CA's remand order Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Benjamin Campos on Friday reconsidered his March 3 order that...

 

I Was a Beast, Says Female Prisoner Who Hopes for Rehabilitation

CDCR. The California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation. Correction? Rehabilitation? What do these words look like? What do they mean? Are they nouns or verbs? Could it be more than a name...

 

Prison Suffers Covid Outbreak After Vaccinating Prisoners and Staff, California Institution for Women on Lockdown Again

First 2 staff members tested positive. Now, I'm told there are several prisoners sick. One thing is for sure, WE'RE ON LOCKDOWN!! So, something major is going on with this covid outbreak. We went...

 

Retired Policeman Using Racial Slur Prompts Review of 370 of His Cases; Gascon Wants to Abolish Hard Core Gang Unit; No More Forced Work for Prison Inmates? and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Grieving family shocked as getaway driver freed in bloody murder of USC grad student from China: 'Reluctant' judge has 'no discretion' Saying he had no choice under a new...

 

52 Year Old Santa Monica Man Arrested for Kidnapping His Girlfriend

On Thursday, March 11, 2021 at about 7:32 a.m., Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to an apartment building in the 1400 block of Lincoln Blvd regarding a female victim who...

 

Alert!! Over 300 Men Headed To California's Women's Institution!

This is NO Joke! We are terrified!! Over 300 MEN claiming to be 'women' are sentenced to state prison and headed to the 2 California women's prisons!! They claim to be trans but they are not TRANZ!!...

 

Murder Suspect Released and At Large Due to Data Entry Error; Gascon Turns Down Sheriff's Offer to Probe Government Corruption (Sheriff Supports his Recall); AG Becerra Witholds Gun Violence Statistics and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Court narrows law used to target white supremacists A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down portions of an anti-riot law used to target white supremacists. Still, the ruli...

 
 By Observer Staff    Crime    March 17, 2021

Two Men Stab Couple on Grant Street, Attempt to Steal Her Purse

The Santa Monica Police Dept. has appealed for the public's assistance in finding two African American suspects who stabbed a couple in an attempt to snatch a purse. The women was treated at a local...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    March 15, 2021

SM Man Who Orchestrated Romance Scam Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

A Santa Monica man who orchestrated an online romance scam that conned four women, including "Black-ish" actress Jenifer Lewis, into investing in his sham companies was sentenced on Tuesday to 8...

 
 By Stan Greene    Crime    March 11, 2021

Puppy Stolen at Gunpoint by Three Men, One Armed, on the Venice Boardwalk

Lady Gaga’s English Bulldogs were stolen from her on February 24th and later recovered. But this is apparently not the only case of guns being used in canine robberies. “My roommate was walking...

 

You Can Always Tell Who Will Make Parole, Claims Woman Prisoner at California Institution for Women

I've noticed that many people have a totally unrealistic vision of daily prison operations. I had the same false idea of prison life. So don't feel bad! The prison correctional officers have little...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    March 10, 2021

Robbery at Beverly Hills Restaurant Believed to be the latest in a String of Robberies by Three Suspects

3/4/21: It was the latest in a string of brazen robberies. This one occurred in daylight hours in the heart of Beverly Hills. The crime occurred at Il Pastaio Restaurant on North Canon Drive. Three...

 

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