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Latest DUI checkpoint news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica DUI Checkpoint Set To Take Place Friday, Sept. 4

Posted Sep. 2, 2015, 9:57 am

The Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at an undisclosed location within city limits. The operation will take place between the hours of 7 pm and 3 am.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested After Punching Partner During Fight Over Their Dog

Posted Sep. 2, 2015, 9:16 am

A 47-year-old Santa Monica man was arrested and charged with domestic violence on Monday, Aug. 24 after punching his partner.

Sris Sinnathamby.

News, Venice, Police Department

Update: Venice Beach Hotel Owner Charged With Murder In Connection To Fatal Shooting

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 2:28 pm

The owner of a Venice Beach hotel was charged today with murder for his alleged role in a transient's shooting death during a disturbance.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Ucla, Police Department

UCLA Starting Defensive Back Ishmael Adams In Custody On Robbery Charge

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 2:32 pm

UCLA starting defensive back Ishmael Adams was in custody today following his arrest on suspicion of robbery.

Witnesses said someone fired several shots within a group of homeless people at the oceanfront park, a frequent sleeping place for those without shelter.

News, Venice, Police Department

UPDATE: Owner Of Local Hotel Arrested For Venice Shooting

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 9:51 am

The owner of a Venice hotel was in custody today in lieu of $5 million bail in connection with the shooting death of a man in Venice Beach.

Witnesses said someone fired several shots within a group of homeless people at the oceanfront park, a frequent sleeping place for those without shelter.

News, Venice, Police Department

Venice Shooting: Man In His 20s Killed On Ocean Front Walk, Two Others Wounded

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:14 am

A man in his 20s was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting attack at Venice Beach today.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

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.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

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.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

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.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

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.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

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.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

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.

Latest police news.

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.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

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.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

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.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

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.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

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.

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