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News, Malibu, Police Department, Pch

Overnight PCH Checkpoint Nets One Drunk Driver, Passenger With Open Container

Posted Apr. 18, 2015, 9:19 am

A motorist was arrested and booked for a DUI warrant and a passenger was cited for having an open container during an overnight driver's license/sobriety checkpoint in Malibu, a police sergeant said today.

A man in his mid-20s today accepted what to turned out to be an expensive dare from friends at Venice Beach.

News, Venice, Police Department

Skinny Dipping Dare Ends With Citation After Man Jumps Off Venice Beach Pier

Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 9:39 am

A man in his mid-20s today accepted what to turned out to be an expensive dare from friends at Venice Beach.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Louisiana Woman Arrested In Santa Monica Hotel After Fight With Her Husband

Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 8:15 am

A 41-year-old female resident of Louisiana was arrested and charged with corporal injury upon a spouse in response to her husband’s accusations that she scratched and punched him during an alcohol-fueled fracas.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Police Department

Man Arrested In Santa Monica After Searching For Shoes In Trash Can

Posted Apr. 15, 2015, 8:13 am

A shoeless 21-year-old Los Angeles resident was arrested and charged with code violation and resisting arrest after he was spotted by an officer taking trash out of a city-owned trash can and throwing it in the street in search of his shoes.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Stealing 18 Bags Of Nuts From Santa Monica Starbucks

Posted Apr. 14, 2015, 9:11 am

A 33-year-old homeless man was arrested and charged with trespass and theft following his attempt to steal 18 bags of almonds and loitering in a Starbucks’ female restroom.

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News, Police Department, Westwood

Man Arrested After Making 405 Freeway Bomb Threat In Westwood

Posted Apr. 13, 2015, 10:11 am

A man was taken into custody today for allegedly making telephoned bomb threats that led to the closure of the offramp from the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway in the Westwood area, authorities said.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested After Appearing Naked In Spa's Woman's Shower Area

Posted Apr. 13, 2015, 9:14 am

A 32-year-old homeless man was taken to jail and charged with theft and trespass after he stood naked in a woman’s shower area at Exhale Spa inside the Fairmont Miramar Hotel.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Cops Arrest Man On Domestic Violence Charge

Posted Apr. 9, 2015, 8:02 am

A 62-year-old Santa Monica man was arrested and charged with domestic violence on Saturday, March 28. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 2100 block of Delaware Ave. at 8:11 am in order to assist a woman who had claimed that she had been the victim of domestic violence.

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News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Undercover Shoulder Tap Operation Nets No Violations

Posted Apr. 8, 2015, 9:32 am

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) conducted an undercover Decoy/Shoulder Tap operation on Monday, April 6, which resulted in no violations.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is located on the Santa Monica Pier.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Woman Arrested After Trying To Dine & Dash At Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Posted Apr. 8, 2015, 9:17 am

A 44-year-old Los Angeles woman who tried to sneak away from paying her bill at a Santa Monica Pier restaurant was arrested on Thursday, March 26. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company at 11:24 pm in order to investigate a woman who had refused to pay for her food.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Cops Arrest Beverly Hills Man For Intent To Commit Rape

Posted Apr. 7, 2015, 9:04 am

Santa Monica police arrested a Beverly Hills man, 42, for intent to commit rape on Wednesday, March 25.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man, 67, Arrested On Sexual Battery Charge

Posted Apr. 6, 2015, 9:03 am

A 67-year-old Santa Monica man was arrested and charged with sexual battery on Wednesday, March 25. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to a care facility located in the 1300 block of 20th Street at 9:40 pm in order to investigate a report of a sexual battery.

The wreckage of the car.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Police Department

Brushfire Ignited In Topanga Canyon After Car Plunges Down Cliff

Posted Apr. 5, 2015, 8:28 am

A brushfire was ignited in lower Topanga Canyon, when a car plunged down a cliff and ignited Saturday.

Authorities say the shooting happened near the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department

Investigation Continues Into Universal Studios Theme Park Shooting Suicide

Posted Apr. 4, 2015, 9:54 am

A man shot and killed himself at the Universal Studios theme park Friday afternoon, near a restaurant where a former girlfriend works as a waitress, a sheriff's lieutenant said.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested After Sleeping In Beach Restroom, Threatens Worker

Posted Apr. 2, 2015, 8:25 am

A 57-year-old homeless man sleeping in a beach restroom was arrested after threatening a Santa Monica City employee with a gun once he was roused.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Beverly Hills Resident Busted For Trying To Break Into Santa Monica Parked Cars

Posted Apr. 2, 2015, 8:21 am

A 24-year-old Beverly Hills resident was arrested and charged with theft and attempting to enter parked vehicles after a Santa Monica resident witnessed the suspect standing close to cars in a garage.

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News, Venice, Police Department

Venice Assault Suspect Who Attacked Woman With Skateboard Released On Bail

Posted Mar. 31, 2015, 9:45 am

An 18-year-old man suspected of assaulting a woman with a skateboard in Venice was released on bail, authorities said Monday.

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News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Apartment Robbed Overnight Near Third Street Promenade

Posted Mar. 31, 2015, 9:05 am

A burglar was interrupted while at a Santa Monica apartment early today but still managed to escape with musical instruments and a computer, police said.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Security Guard Assaulted After Pepper Spraying Suspect With Knife

Posted Mar. 31, 2015, 9:02 am

A security guard in Santa Monica was assaulted after pepper spraying the suspect, a 23-year-old homeless man, later known to have 13 outstanding warrants.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested In Santa Monica For Blasting Music In Car While Intoxicated

Posted Mar. 30, 2015, 9:12 am

A 42-year-old Los Angeles resident was charged with resisting officers and public intoxication after he was found parked with his door open and blasting music.

News, Exposition Light Rail, Police Department

Expo Line Train Wreck Cleared After Collision With Hyundai Sonata

Posted Mar. 29, 2015, 8:45 am

The wreckage from the crash between an Expo Line train and a car, which left one person in grave condition, has been cleared. The collision occurred Saturday when the train this hit a car that turned in front of it at Exposition Park. In addition to the person who was reportedly near death, 20 other people were also injured. That unidentified person was driving a Hyundai Sonata and had to be cut from the crumpled car, authorities said.

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News, Police Department, Bel Air

Two Injured Friday Night In Mercedes, Prius Street Racing Crash Near Bel Air

Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:27 am

Two people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash near the Bel Air Estates section of Los Angeles, a fire official said today.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Homeless Prowler Arrested For Burglary, Possessing Drugs

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:11 am

A 39-year-old homeless man was charged with burglary, vehicle tampering, possession of drug paraphernalia, and appropriation of lost property after he was found inside the gates of a property where he stole an ashtray and an outdoor seat cushion.

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News, Malibu, Police Department, Pch

Authorities Identify Two Victims Killed On PCH West Of Malibu Last Tuesday

Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 10:06 am

Two men from Irvine were publicly identified today as the victims of a collision on Pacific Coast Highway west of Malibu.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested In Santa Monica For Juvenile Annoyance, Sexual Battery

Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 9:11 am

A 21-year-old homeless man was charged with juvenile annoyance and sexual battery after he assaulted two women in one day on Thursday, March 14.

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