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Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

News, California, Columnist, Police Department, Government

Why Latinos Are Key As Democrats Plot 2016 Strategies

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:34 am

For the last 20 years – ever since passage in 1994 of California’s abortive anti-illegal immigrant Proposition 187 – Democrats here and around the nation have increasingly depended on Latino votes.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Police Department, Culver City, Coroner

Authorities Identify Motorcyclist, 24, Who Died On 90 Freeway In Culver City

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:33 am

A motorcyclist was killed Friday in a crash on the Marina (90) Freeway in Culver City.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Police Department, Lax

Airport Union Accuses LAPD Of Improper Sting On LAX Luggage Handlers

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:27 am

The airport police officers union on Friday accused commanding officers and the Los Angeles Police Department of initiating an improper sting on luggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport, and called on the LAPD's watchdog to investigate.

Steven Cruz, a 14-year-old high school student, was fatally stabbed outside Griffith Middle School on Friday.

News, Police Department, East Los Angeles

Boy Arrested In Fatal Stabbing Of 14-Year-Old Student Outside East L.A. School

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:24 am

A possible gang member, just 13 years old, was arrested today for stabbing a 14-year-old high school student to death outside Griffith Middle School in East Los Angeles.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Cops Establish Perimeter In Palms For Possibly Armed Man

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:18 am

A six-block perimeter was established Friday night in Palms as police searched for a possibly armed man.

A public memorial service will be held today for actor and fitness guru George Gregory Plitt Jr.

News, Celebrity, Police Department, Beverly Hills

Public Memorial Today For Fitness Celeb Greg Plitt In Beverly Hills

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:11 am

A public memorial service will be held today for actor and fitness guru George Gregory Plitt Jr., who was struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank while filming near the tracks on Jan. 17.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Police Department, West Hollywood

Woman Expected To Survive After Mid-Morning West Hollywood Stabbing

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am

A woman was stabbed as she walked down a street in West Hollywood on Thursday morning, and the woman suspected of attacking her was taken into custody, authorities said.

Jack in the Box is located at the corner of Lincoln Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd.

News, Apb, Police Department

Machete Wielding Santa Monica Man Steals Cell Phone From Jack In The Box

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 8:59 am

A machete wielding Santa Monica resident was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 10, after stealing a cell phone from a customer at Jack In The Box then threatening the phone’s owner with the machete.

Dockweiler State Beach.

News, Beach, Police Department

Man Hospitalized After Boat Runs Aground At Dockweiler Beach Overnight

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 8:49 am

A person was hospitalized with minor injuries after being rescued from a boat that had run aground at Dockweiler Beach Wednesday night.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Police Department, Beverly Hills

No Explosives Found After Second Beverly Hills High School Bomb Threat

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 8:46 am

Police searched the campus of Beverly Hills High School on Wednesday because of the second telephoned bomb threat this month, prompting the evacuation of the school but no explosives were found.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Malibu Woman Arrested For Stealing $1,200 Necklace From Santa Monica Store

Posted Jan. 21, 2015, 9:29 am

A Malibu woman aged 57 was arrested on Friday, Jan. 9, after she returned to a store where she had stolen a $1,200 necklace just a few weeks earlier.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Bike, Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation To Take Place Friday In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 9:53 am

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Friday, Jan. 23 with focused enforcement on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Cops Arrest Man For Lighting Alley Fire That Was 15 Feet High

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 9:50 am

A 40-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested and charged with arson on Thursday, Jan.8, after lighting a fire in an alley that was reaching heights of up to 15 feet.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Police Department, Hollywood

$10,000 Reward Offered In Hollywood Shooting

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 9:47 am

A $10,000 reward was offered today by the firm owned by philanthropist and property manager Kameron Segal for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot him.

Latest 405 Freeway news.

News, Police Department, 405 Freeway

Vehicle Careens Of 405 Freeway, Crashes Killing One Person

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 9:42 am

A vehicle careened up an embankment off the San Diego (405) Freeway and crashed, killing one person, authorities said today.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested After Breaking Into Woman's Apartment, Falls Asleep In Bed

Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:28 am

Bail was not granted to a 25-year-old homeless man on Wednesday, Jan. 7, who broke into a woman’s apartment and fell asleep in her bed with his pants unbuttoned and a pair of the woman’s panties wrapped around his genitals.

Latest Malibu news.

News, Malibu, Police Department, Pch

Mule Struck On Pacific Coast Highway In Malibu

Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:00 am

A mule that got out of its pen was struck by a car on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu today, and a veterinarian later euthanized the injured animal.

Nadji Jeter.

News, Celebrity, Police Department

"Grown Ups" Actor Nadji Jeter Arrested For Allegedly Driving High

Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 10:28 am

Actor Nadji Jeter, known for his role in the Adam Sandler/Chris Rock movie "Grown Ups," was arrested for suspicion for driving under the influence of drugs in Burbank, a police sergeant said today.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Police Department, Burbank

Authorities Identify Former Calvin Klein Model Killed By Metrolink Train

Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 9:14 am

The man who died after being struck by a Metrolink train has been identified, authorities said Saturday.

Latest DUI checkpoint news.

News, Malibu, Police Department

Motorist Arrested On Drunken Driving Charge At Overnight Malibu Checkpoint

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:57 am

A motorist was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and seven vehicles were impounded for 30 days during an overnight checkpoint in Malibu, a sheriff's sergeant said today.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Police Department, Crime

Studio City Burglar Wanted After Robbing 11 Homes In Less Than Five Hours

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:47 am

Police today sought the public's help in identifying a man suspected of burglarizing 11 Studio City homes in less than five hours.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Police Department, Hollywood

Authorities Identify Man Shot Twice While In Rolls Royce In Hollywood

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:44 am

A businessman who was shot twice in the upper body while sitting behind the wheel of a brand new Rolls Royce in Hollywood was today identified as Cameron Segal.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Hiker Rescued In Santa Monica Mountains By Group Of Mountain Bike Riders

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:32 am

A hiker who went missing in the Santa Monica Mountains was rescued by a group of mountain bike riders, authorities said today.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Cops Catch Bicycle Thief In The Act In Downtown Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 15, 2015, 8:53 am

A bicycle thief was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 3, after Santa Monica police on patrol in downtown Santa Monica caught the man in the act. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department spotted a suspicious man in the area of Broadway in Downtown Santa Monica at 12:20 pm on this day.

The Citibank branch at 1505 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, was robbed on Wednesday.

News, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Robs Citibank Branch On Montana Avenue In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 15, 2015, 8:43 am

A man with a demand note robbed a Citibank branch on Montana Avenue on Wednesday.

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