The SMPD is now accepting reports online for lost property, graffiti and all other forms of vandalism. The idea is to make it more convenient for people to report crimes, police said.
The reports are accepted online only under the follow conditions:
‚Ä¢ The crime occurred or the property was lost within the Santa Monica city limits.
‚Ä¢ The suspect was not seen or cannot be described.
‚Ä¢ There is no physical evidence to be examined or collected, such as fingerprints or DNA.
After completing the report online, a report number will be provided and the report will be forwarded for review. If the report requires further information, a community service officer will attempt to contact the reporting party to discuss other options.
If the report can be accepted, and if the reporting party provides their e-mail address, an official copy of the final report will be automatically e-mailed to that person within approximately three business days, at no cost, police said.
Reports may be filed online at santamonicapd.org/crimereport.