Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:58 am
A gunman who reportedly took an employee hostage and barricaded himself inside a Metro PCS store in the Palms area gave up just as a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team was about to enter the premises, authorities said.
Posted Jul. 2, 2015, 8:14 am
A man who stole several bottles of fragrances at the Nordstrom’s Department in Santa Monica was swiftly arrested on Thursday, June 18.
Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:15 am
A female jogger on an early morning run had the fright of her life on Saturday, June 20, after an 18-year-old man tackled her to the ground for no apparent reason.
Posted Jun. 30, 2015, 9:04 am
Bail was not granted to a Santa Monica man on Friday, June 19, after the 21-year-old pushed his pregnant girlfriend to the ground during an argument. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital, located at 1225 15th Street, at 4:40 pm on this day in response to a call that dispatch had received from a social worker.
Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:51 am
As the July 4th holiday approaches on Saturday, the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments reminds everyone that all types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica.
Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:26 am
A large number of lowriders packed Zuma Beach's parking lots on Sunday, and when some drivers began burning rubber and cutting donuts, they triggered a large number of sheriff's deputies to be sent there.
Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:19 am
A former Newport Beach dentist dubbed the "rolled-sleeves bandit" was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for the theft of more than $21,000 from seven banks on the Southern California coast.
Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:16 am
An alert Santa Monica resident helped in the arrest of a burglar on Friday, June 19, after reporting suspicious behavior to authorities.
Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:30 am
A car that witnesses said was clipped by a taxi cab careened into a gas pump in Malibu Saturday night, causing a fire that did not injure anyone, authorities said.
Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:28 am
Like many Cal State L.A. students, Gregory Hogrebe has complemented his classroom experience with work experience.
Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:42 am
Two people walk into a store to buy alcohol, both at least passing the eye test, looking to be over 21. They approach the counter with the selected drink and pay the cashier. No questions asked, no IDs shown, just in and out.
Posted Jun. 25, 2015, 8:16 am
Two men convicted in a deadly stabbing attack on a woman in a Century City parking garage are expected to be sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Posted Jun. 25, 2015, 8:06 am
A 46-year-old Los Angeles woman was arrested on Sunday, June 14, after threatening a person at a bus stop with a large kitchen knife.
Posted Jun. 24, 2015, 9:11 am
A 37-year-old Venice woman was arrested on Saturday, June 13, after hitting and kicking police officers who tried to talk to her.
Posted Jun. 23, 2015, 9:06 am
A 44-year-old Santa Monica woman was arrested on Saturday, June 13, after biting her partner’s arm during an argument over who was looking after their child.
Posted Jun. 22, 2015, 2:36 pm
The driver of a vehicle that crashed over the side of Malibu Canyon Road north of Pacific Coast Highway, killing him and igniting a small brush fire, was a 53-year-old man, authorities said today.
Posted Jun. 22, 2015, 9:22 am
Santa Monica police arrested a man on Friday, June 12, who assaulted his girlfriend after an argument over an un-ironed shirt quickly escalated.
Posted Jun. 22, 2015, 9:19 am
A vehicle crashed into the front of a Panda Express restaurant in Culver City on Sunday, sending one person to a hospital for precautionary reasons, police said.
Posted Jun. 21, 2015, 9:01 am
A 77-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition today, recovering from stab wounds he suffered during a home-invasion robbery at his Malibu apartment.
Posted Jun. 18, 2015, 8:22 am
A 29-year-old man was arrested and charged with domestic violence on Saturday, June 6, after throwing his girlfriend onto a coffee table inside her home.
Posted Jun. 17, 2015, 2:31 pm
Los Angeles man Robert Lee Taylor was sentenced to 13 years in state prison on June 5 after waiving his right to a trial and pled “no contest” to a 2014 attempted robbery and assault case where he tasered a Santa Monica parking attendant.
Posted Jun. 17, 2015, 9:12 am
Bail was not granted to a La Mirada man on Friday, June 5, after DNA evidence linked the suspect to a break-in and assault at a residence earlier this year.
Posted Jun. 16, 2015, 11:45 am
The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) issued two citations during an undercover minor decoy operation on Friday, June 12.
Posted Jun. 16, 2015, 10:31 am
A 40-year-old man was arrested and charged with theft on Friday, June 5, after stealing a cell phone left unattended on the beach with other belongings.
Posted Jun. 15, 2015, 9:16 am
A 22-year-old Santa Monica man was arrested and charged with domestic violence on Thursday, June 4, after throwing a moneybag at his mother and injuring her.