SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH
Two Robbery Suspects Caught by Police
Two accused of stealing a credit card and other items from a man at knife point were caught by Santa Monica Police. Authorities say Raul Solis and a teenager are accused of taking a cell phone, money and a credit card from their victim on February 23 at about 7:20 at night. They say the incident happened at Cedar Street and 11th Street in Santa Monica.
Lawmen report the victim approached them and told them that he had been robbed at knife point by two people. Officers say a description of the helped authorities to locate them in the area of Lincoln Blvd and Strand St. They say victim was able to positively identify the Solis and the teenager as the ones that took his property. Police say Solis was charged with robbery credit card fraud and contributing to the delinquency of a minor he received a 50,000-dollar bond. No further information was given about the minor.
Patron Accused of Attacking a Man with a Knife outside a Bar
A man accused of attacking another man was arrested and charged by Santa Monica Police. They say it happened on February 19 shortly after midnight at McCabe Bar and Grill at 2455 Santa Monica Blvd.
Authorities report the victim told them that Adam Vincent Cabassa, also a patron at the bar, became angry with him and began to yell at him. The say at that point the bartender asked Cabassa to leave and the victim took it upon himself to escort him out. Lawmen report that is when Cabassa swung at the victim with a small knife injuring three of the victim’s fingers. Police say Cabassa was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and received a 30,000-dollar bond..Suspect Throws Pipe to the Ground Right in front of Police Officers
Santa Monica Police say on a routine patrol on February 21 in the area of 505 Olympic Blvd., at the Ocean Park Community Center they saw a woman, Krisana Tilley look at them, throwing something on the ground and entering the center. Lawmen report the two officers stopped and found that the discarded item was a pope used to smoke methamphetamine. They say they were able to find Tilley inside the center and arrested her for possession of the pipe.
Malibu Search and Rescue Locate Lost Teen Hikers in Malibu Mountains
Authorities say on February 26 at approximately 9 in the evening Malibu Search and Rescue received a call for two missing hikers in the Newton Canyon area of Malibu. They say the two hikers, an 18-year-old man from West Hills and a 17-year-old woman from Chatsworth, along with their small dog, set out for a hike at 3 in the afternoon from the Newton Canyon trailhead, off of Kanan Road. Once darkness fell around 6 p.m., and the weather turned cold and rainy, the hikers realized they were lost and called a parent, according to authorities. The parent notified Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, whom in turn called the LASD Malibu Search and Rescue Team. Communication was lost with the two hikers when the two hikers’ cell phones lost charge.
Authorities say a helicopter was launched to assist in the search with the ground units when the weather turned cold and rainy, however, the low fog ceiling and poor visibility prevented the rescue helicopter from entering the area. They say after about an hour of searching in near-zero visibility conditions, the two hikers and their dog were finally located.