Posted May. 21, 2015, 10:56 am
A homeless person originally from Yacolt, Washington, was arrested in Santa Monica on Monday, May 4, after threatening to stab a person with a pair of scissors.
Posted May. 21, 2015, 8:39 am
Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file charges against more than a dozen Venice High School students who were suspected of being members of a ring that allegedly sexually assaulted a pair of girls both on and off campus, it was announced Wednesday.
Posted May. 21, 2015, 8:35 am
A 33-year-old man charged in a series of attacks on women in Santa Monica and West Los Angeles was behind bars today on $2 million bail.
Posted May. 21, 2015, 8:33 am
A 25-year-old Santa Monica woman was arrested on Friday, May 8, after assaulting her mother who was trying to put a stop to her daughter’s drinking problem.
Posted May. 20, 2015, 9:36 am
The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting two specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on Saturday, May 23, and Wednesday, May 27, in an effort to reduce motorcycle related deaths and injuries.
Posted May. 20, 2015, 9:19 am
A Santa Monica man was arrested and charged with domestic violence on Friday, May 8, after assaulting his girlfriend during an argument. A woman entered the Santa Monica Police Department front lobby at 10:15 pm and told them that she had been the victim of a battery.
Posted May. 19, 2015, 9:50 am
The Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint this Saturday, May 23, at an undisclosed location within city limits. The operation will take place between the hours of 7 pm and 3 am.
Posted May. 19, 2015, 9:11 am
A dramatic car chase involving two men who robbed an AT&T store on Saturday, May 9, ended in the arrest of one suspect while the other is still at large.
Posted May. 18, 2015, 9:16 am
A 55-year-old intoxicated homeless man was arrested on Saturday, May 2, after spitting on a Santa Monica police vehicle and then a police officer.
Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:14 am
Eighteen hours after a large, pressurized natural gas line burst because a utility crew hit it, gas flow was cut off and 100 evacuees were allowed to begin returning home today.
Posted May. 15, 2015, 8:50 am
A naked man repeatedly resisted lifesavers' efforts to save him after he ran into the Pacific Ocean in Redondo Beach Thursday night to avoid a police pursuit.
Posted May. 14, 2015, 9:54 am
The Santa Monica Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May 18-30, to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.
Posted May. 14, 2015, 8:35 am
Bail was set at $35,000 for a 24-year-old Los Angeles resident on Saturday, May 2, after being found in possession of a firearm in the vehicle of an active gang member.
Posted May. 13, 2015, 9:03 am
A 26-year-old Anaheim man was arrested on Friday, May 1, after getting into a scuffle then hitting a man with a bottle across the face.
Posted May. 12, 2015, 9:10 am
Santa Monica police arrested a 29-year-old Los Angeles man on Friday, May 1, after stealing two cigars from a local business, then being caught smoking them shortly after in Palisades Park.
Posted May. 11, 2015, 11:38 am
An investigation is continuing into a fatal crash involving a 16-year-old Santa Monica High freshman Sunday night when he ran a red light at the intersection of Olympic and 26th on his motorized scooter into an incoming car.
Posted May. 11, 2015, 9:08 am
A 21-year-old Las Vegas woman was arrested for assaulting a customer at a Santa Monica Tender Greens restaurant on Friday, May 1.
Posted May. 9, 2015, 9:47 am
The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Monday, May 11, and Friday, May 15, with focused enforcement on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Posted May. 8, 2015, 6:17 am
Anger dominated a town hall meeting at a Venice elementary school Thursday night about the fatal shooting of an unarmed homeless man near the famed Venice Beach boardwalk.
Posted May. 7, 2015, 8:14 am
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and the union representing the LAPD rank-and-file find themselves deeply at odds today over the officer-involved shooting death of an unarmed homeless man in Venice, with the union livid over Beck's suggestion that it was excessive.
Posted May. 7, 2015, 8:10 am
Bail was set at $50,500 for a 62-year-old homeless man on Friday, April 24, after lighting a white trash bag on fire near an apartment building.
Posted May. 6, 2015, 9:26 am
The 14-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl who who went missing in the Venice area over the weekend "left and returned on their own free will," a Los Angeles police sergeant said Tuesday.
Posted May. 6, 2015, 9:16 am
Two juveniles and a 25-year-old resident of Inglewood were arrested on Friday, April 24, after using a hammer to smash a car window. An officer of the Santa Monica Police Department was called out to a report of vandalism at 11:10 pm that had just occurred in the 1800 block of 16th Street.
Posted May. 6, 2015, 9:07 am
Surveillance video that captured the fatal police shooting of a homeless man in Venice shows a "physical altercation" between the man and two officers, but an investigation into the shooting is still in its infancy, police Chief Charlie Beck said today.
Posted May. 5, 2015, 9:54 am
A Pico neighborhood man who was arrested at Virginia Avenue Park during the late evening of April 21, for allegedly violating the City’s park closure ordinance, and delaying and obstructing officers in the performance of their duties, will not be charged.