Police Apprehend Home Invasion Robbery Suspect from the 1700 Block of 5th Street.
Go Fund Me Page Set Up for the Victim
March 2, 2018
Earlier today, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) located and arrested a suspect believed to be involved in a home invasion robbery that took place in Santa Monica. The suspect is identified as Rashad Devon Harris, a 25 year-old male.
Friday at 3:30 am a woman residing in an apartment complex in the 1700 block of 5th Street called police to say she had been attacked. Upon arrival, officers located a female resident in a unit suffering from multiple stab wounds and lacerations caused by the attack. The suspect fled the residence. The young woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition.
SMPD Detectives say they were able to link Harris to the crime based on evidence collected and forensic processing of the crime scene. Which seems to us to always be true, when there's an arrest. But anyway...
"Harris was identified as the primary suspect and efforts commenced towards locating him. SMPD Officers were able to locate and arrest Harris without incident at the Van Nuys Probation Office in the San Fernando Valley."
Harris has been booked at the Santa Monica Police Department Jail for 664 PC / 261 PC – Attempt Rape; 245(a) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon; 211 PC – Robbery; 207 PC - Kidnapping; and 1203.2 PC – Probation Violation. Harris is being held at SMPD Jail with no bail options pending court proceedings. Detectives will be presenting the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office – Airport Division for filing consideration later this week.
From a reader: A Go Fund Me has been set up for the victim: https://www.gofundme.com/LeighCollins She is a kind, loving woman and deserves all of the help we can provide. Thank you.