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News, Malibu, Police Department

BMW Driver Killed On 35th Birthday After Driving 500 Feet Down Malibu Embankment

Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 11:00 am

Authorities on Friday recovered the body of a man who died when the car he was driving went about 500 feet down an embankment on a canyon road in Malibu.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Busted After Stealing Truck From Santa Monica Beach Parking Lot

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 8:10 am

A homeless man who stole a truck parked in a Santa Monica Beach parking lot was arrested on Friday, Aug. 14. At 5:30 pm officers of the Santa Monica Police Department’s beach patrol were called to assist a victim who had detained the alleged thief of his truck.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Brentwood Man Charged With Sexual Battery After Groping Woman In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 26, 2015, 9:31 am

A 71-year-old Brentwood man was arrested and charged with sexual battery on Saturday, Aug. 15, after groping a woman in a story on Third Street Promenade.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Selling Fruit Illegally On Santa Monica Beach Arrested

Posted Aug. 25, 2015, 9:09 am

A man selling fruit on Santa Monica Beach was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 15, during a special Santa Monica Police Department special assignment.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Trio Arrested After Late Night Assault At Santa Monica Sports Bar

Posted Aug. 24, 2015, 9:42 am

Two men and a woman in their early 20s were arrested on Friday, Aug. 14, after an assault at a Santa Monica sports bar.

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News, Police Department, Westwood

Four Metro Bus Passengers, Driver Hospitalized After Crash Into Tree In Westwood

Posted Aug. 23, 2015, 10:10 am

Four out of 15 passengers, as well the driver of a Metro bus, were hospitalized with minor injuries Saturday morning after the vehicle crashed into a tree in Westwood Village.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Emergency Protective Order Granted To Santa Monica Woman After Threats From Ex

Posted Aug. 20, 2015, 8:13 am

This case began back on June 27, 2015 when officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 1800 block of Ninth St. in order to investigate a report of threats being made.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

SMPD To Step Up Bike, Pedestrian Enforcement Operations On Thursday

Posted Aug. 19, 2015, 10:20 am

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations starting Thursday with focused enforcement on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Bail Set At $61K For Santa Monica Man Who Stole Car Wheel, Tire

Posted Aug. 19, 2015, 9:20 am

Bail was set at $61,000 for a Santa Monica man on Saturday, Aug. 8, after stealing a car wheel and tire.

The aftermath following a pedestrian being struck by a car at Second and Broadway.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

English Tourist Back Home Recovering After Being Hit By Car In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 18, 2015, 9:21 am

A 38-year-old woman visiting Santa Monica from England is back home recovering after being hit by a Honda that went through a red light and struck her on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Police Department, Santa Monica Apb

Beverly Hills Man, 25, Arrested After Throwing Candle Holder At Santa Monica Restaurant Security

Posted Aug. 18, 2015, 9:16 am

A 25-year-old resident of Beverly Hills was arrested on Friday, Aug. 7, after throwing a glass candle holder at security staff at a Santa Monica restaurant.

A free Community Self-Defense Class will be held for adults who live, work, or attend school in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

SMPD Collaborating With Krav Maga Worldwide To Offer Free Self-Defense Class

Posted Aug. 17, 2015, 10:14 am

The Santa Monica Police Department is collaborating with Krav Maga Worldwide to offer a free Community Self-Defense Class to adults who live, work, or attend school in Santa Monica.

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News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police To Step Up Motorcycle Enforcement Operations This Week

Posted Aug. 17, 2015, 9:46 am

In an effort to reduce deaths and injuries, the Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a series of specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on Wednesday Aug. 19, Wednesday Aug. 26, and Saturday Aug. 29. All operations will take place between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The aftermath following a pedestrian being struck by a car at Second and Broadway.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

VIDEO: Pedestrian Struck By Car At 2nd Street & Broadway In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 13, 2015, 11:01 am

Santa Monica police asked people to avoid the area of 2nd St. and Broadway due to a traffic collision and major congestion on Thursday morning.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

SMPD August Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations Begin Today

Posted Aug. 13, 2015, 9:26 am

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will step up Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations during the month of August with focused enforcement on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Dropping His Pants In Front Of Children At Santa Monica Beach

Posted Aug. 13, 2015, 8:14 am

A 29-year-old homeless man was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 2, after yelling at children on the beach and dropping his pants and exposing himself to onlookers.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Naked Man Arrested After Challenging Cab Driver To Fight In Santa Monica Intersection

Posted Aug. 12, 2015, 9:48 am

A naked man was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 1, after challenging a cab driver to fight in the middle of a major Santa Monica intersection.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica "Bike Theft Sting" Leads To Arrest Of Homeless Man

Posted Aug. 11, 2015, 9:04 am

Santa Monica police conducted a “bike theft sting” operation on Thursday, July 30, arresting a 22-year-old homeless man who stole a locked bicycle that was being tracked by GPS.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Burglar Arrested After Santa Monica Store Owner Spots Suspect Riding Stolen Bicycle

Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 9:42 am

A Bakersfield man was arrested on Wednesday, July 29, after smashing a glass window and stealing a high-end bicycle from a Main Street business.

A rattlesnake was found at 4 p.m. on July 31 at the sheriff's station at 13851 Fiji Way in Marina del Rey.

News, Marina Del Rey, Police Department

Rattlesnake Rattles Deputies At Marina Del Rey Station

Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 9:15 am

A rattlesnake recently rattled deputies at the sheriff's Marina del Rey station, a sergeant said today.

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News, Police Department, Hollywood

Seven People Hospitalized In Hollywood Collision

Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 10:33 am

Seven people were hospitalized today with critical injuries suffered in a two-vehicle collision in Hollywood triggered by a hit-and-run motorist fleeing from the scene of a nearby minor collision, police said.

The Apple Store at 1415 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Calabasas Man Arrested After Trying Twice To Steal From Santa Monica Apple Store

Posted Aug. 8, 2015, 9:33 am

A Calabasas man who attempted to steal merchandise from an Apple Store in Santa Monica for a second time within a few days was arrested on Saturday, July 25.

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News, Venice, Police Department

Venice Uber Shooting: Two Of Three People Arrested Released From Custody

Posted Aug. 7, 2015, 9:17 am

Two of three people arrested on alleged weapons-related offenses after shots were fired at the Uber car in which they were passengers in Venice were released from custody Thursday.

The Apple Store at 1415 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Trying To Steal Merchandise From Santa Monica Apple Store

Posted Aug. 6, 2015, 9:24 am

A Calabasas man who attempted to steal merchandise from an Apple Store in Santa Monica for a second time within a few days was arrested on Saturday, July 25.

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News, Venice, Police Department

Uber Driver Hospitalized After Gang-Related Shooting In Venice

Posted Aug. 5, 2015, 9:36 am

The driver of an Uber car was hospitalized in stable condition after the vehicle was fired upon in a gang-related shooting in Venice, police said today.

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