Officers responded to a radio call for service at Rite Aid

On October 6, at about 1:06 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Rite Aid - 2412 Pico Blvd – regarding a theft that just occurred. The reporting party indicated the suspect was trying to leave the store and had assaulted an employee. Officers determined the suspect entered the store and was immediately recognized... Read more →


Tourism Talks

Tourism Talks Iconic Coastline Inspires Visitors to Make Santa Monica Home By Misti Kerns With our world-famous attractions such as the Santa Monica Pier, welcoming people and atmosphere, first-rate dining and shopping scene, there’s no shortage of reasons why visitors from across the globe choose our beachside city as their... Read more →



367 on Oct. 10 Arson 400 block Wilshire 12:32 a.m. Battery 0 block Pico 2:20 a.m. Defrauding innkeeper 2700 block Wilshire 6:33 a.m. Encampment 1500 block Ocean 6:50 a.m. Petty theft 1400 block 12th 7:22 a.m. Encampment 1600 block 20th 7:39 a.m. Grand theft 2800 block Wilshire 7:45 a.m. Encampment 1100 block the beach... Read more →


Man shoots attempted carjacker in Ocean Park

It was still dark outside when a single shot rang out inside a carport in the Ocean Park neighborhood in Santa Monica Wednesday morning.   It marked the starting point of one of the most unusual investigations SMPD detectives have pursued in recent memory. Lt. Saul Rodriguez, who reviews every noteworthy incident as part of his job as... Read more →


Public smoking in Santa Monica

Yuri was visiting Santa Monica recently and took a stroll down the Third Street Promenade. He paused for a moment to light up a cigarette, and exhaled a plume of smoke. Yuri was startled when another pedestrian tapped him on the shoulder and pointed at a nearby "No Smoking" sign. He hastily put out his cigarette and carried the butt to... Read more →