Monday, April 28 at 11:45 p.m. – 1200 block of 12th Street – Officers responded to an apartment complex regarding a reported stabbing. The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was home alone, asleep, when she was awakened by a man armed with a knife. The victim fought with the man and received several lacerations during the struggle. She was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released. The suspect fled the scene on foot.
It appears that the suspect may have entered the residence through a partially opened window, and the SMPD reminds residents to be cognizant of leaving their windows and doors unsecured during the upcoming warm summer nights.
The suspect is described as a male, and there is no further description at this time. This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Santa Monica Police Department Detectives at 310.458.8451 (M – F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or the Watch Commander at 310.458.8427 (24 hours). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call the WeTip hotline at 800.78.CRIME (27463).
Monday, April 21 at 1:00 a.m. – Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital emergency room – Officers responded to a call from hospital staff reporting a stabbing victim. He had lacerations on the outside of his left forearm that required several stitches. He said that he had been outside the Vons supermarket in the 1300 block of Wilshire Boulevard when a man approached him and stabbed him with a knife, but the victim refused to cooperate further with police. He was treated and released.
Put It in the Trunk
Tuesday, April 22 at 3:00 a.m. – 1700 block of Michigan Avenue – Officers responded to a call that a man was looking into parked vehicles with a flashlight. They found the fellow hiding in a parked vehicle not his own and detained him. In the car that did belong to him, police found wallets belonging to other people with addresses in the immediate area. These people identified their property as having been left in their cars, and the cars were located and found to have had their windows broken. [Reminder: DO NOT leave property in view in your car – put it in the trunk.]
Stalking on PCH
Monday, April 21 at 2:25 p.m. – 600 block of Pacific Coast Highway – A resident reported a man trespassing on her property, punching in numbers on the key pad to try to gain access to the property. This same man had been arrested for trespass at this same property before. Responding officers detained the fellow, and when the resident identified him, he was arrested for “stalking,” – “any person who willfully and maliciously harasses another person and who makes a credible threat …” (which may be “implied by a pattern of conduct”).