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Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Cops Arrest Homeless Person After Making Threats With Scissors

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.

Venice High School.

News, Venice, Police Department

Charges Dropped Against 15 Students In Alleged Venice High Sex Scandal

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.

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News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Series Of Attacks On Women In Santa Monica, West L.A.

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.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Woman, 25, Arrested After Assaulting Her Mom

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.

The Santa Monica Police Department encourages motorcycle riders to get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

SMPD To Conduct Two Specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations

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.

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Santa Monica Man Charged With Domestic Violence After Assaulting Girlfriend

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.

Latest DUI checkpoint news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police To Conduct DUI Checkpoint Saturday Night

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.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Car Chase Winds Down PCH, Ends With Arrest On Beach

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.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Cops Arrest Homeless Man After Spitting On Santa Monica Police Car, Officer

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.

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News, Police Department, Hollywood

Hollywood Natural Gas Line Burst: 100 Evacuees Allowed To Return Home

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.

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News, Police Department, Redondo Beach

Naked Man Runs Into Ocean To Avoid Police Pursuit

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.

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SMPD Reminds Motorists To 'Click It Or Ticket' As Enforcement To Step Up

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.

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Bail Set At $35K After Santa Monica Cops Find Man In Possession Of Firearm

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.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Anaheim Man Arrested Outside Santa Monica Hotel For Attack With Bottle

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.

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Santa Monica Cops Arrest Man For Stealing Cigars, Smoking Them In Park

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.

Santa Monica High School freshman Leo Castillo died at a hospital of injuries he suffered about 9 pm Sunday at 26th Street and Olympic Boulevard.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica High Freshman Killed Sunday Night At Olympic/26th Street In Crash

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.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Cops Arrest Las Vegas Woman For Tender Greens Assault

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.

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Santa Monica Police To Step Up Bike, Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Monday

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.

News, Venice, Police Department

Anger Dominates Venice Town Hall Meeting In Wake Of Shooting Death

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.

Brendon Glenn.

News, Venice, Police Department

Venice Shooting Death: Community Meeting Tonight Westminster Avenue School

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.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Bail Set At $50.5K For Homeless Man For Lighting Trash Bag On Fire In Santa Monica

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.

News, Venice, Police Department

Children Missing After Last Being Seen Near Venice On Saturday Return Home

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.

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News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Trio, Including Two Juveniles, Arrested After Smashing Santa Monica Car Window

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.

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News, Venice, Police Department

Homeless Man, 29, Fatally Shot By LAPD Near Venice Boardwalk Overnight

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.

Justin Palmer will not be charged after he was arrested for allegedly violating the City’s park closure ordinance at Virginia Avenue Park on the night of April 21.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Pico Neighborhood Man Will Not Be Charged After Arrest In Virginia Avenue Park

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.

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