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 News    May 19, 2022 

CC Police Boosting Patrols to Enforce Seat Belt Law

The Culver City Police Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats. This year’s...

 

Man Arrested for Allegedly Punching Elderly Woman in Face in Culver City

A man was arrested last week after allegedly punching an elderly woman in Culver City, local police said. On May 6, around 9:45 a.m., Culver City police officers responded to a reported assault at...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Anti-Semitic Flyers Distributed in Culver City Neighborhood, Police Investigating

Anti-Semitic hate flyers were distributed in Culver City on Monday, and an investigation is underway, local police said this week. "The incident involved the distribution of an anti-Semitic, hate publication in one Culver City neighborhood," the...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle, Killed in Palms

A pedestrian was killed last week after he was struck by a vehicle in Palms. The crash occurred about 10:20 p.m. on April 28, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The driver of a Kia Soul was travelling east on Palms Boulevard and Vinton...

 

Homeless Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For Raping Santa Monica Woman in 2018

A homeless man who was convicted of raping a Santa Monica woman in her Ocean Park apartment in 2018 was sentenced on Friday to 100 years to life in state prison. Dylan James Jensen, now 44, was found...

 

Going Postal: SMPD ID's Postman Assailant

By Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer\ 4.12.22: The Santa Monica Police Department have identified a suspect responsible for the halting of mail carrier service in the 1300 block of 14th Street....

 

Culver City Man Accused of Discharging Gun Inside His Home

A Culver City man, suspected of being drunk, was arrested on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm for allegedly firing at least two shots inside his home on Saturday night, local police said. The suspect's girlfriend called police at about...

 

French Bulldog Stolen During Armed Takeover Robbery in Culver City Motel; One Suspect Arrested

Culver City police have arrested one of the four suspects who held up at gunpoint and pistol-whipped three people inside a local hotel room, stealing a French Bulldog puppy and cellphones last week. T...

 

Police Arrest 2 Men Accused of Stealing Mail, Vandalizing USPS Truck in Westchester

Los Angeles police have arrested two men on burglary charges after they allegedly broke into a U.S. Postal Service truck in Westchester and stole a large quantity of mail last week. An anonymous witne...

 

CC Police Nab Last of Three Suspects Who Robbed Gas Station at Gunpoint

Culver City police have arrested the last of three suspects who allegedly robbed at gunpoint a Shell gas station on Sepulveda Boulevard last month. The young suspect, whose age was not disclosed, was...

 

Suspect in Wine Spiking Case Pleads Guilty

By Sarah Storkin Michael Hsu plead guilty to sexually assaulting a female victim, after spiking her wine glass at Fig Restaurant, Miramar Sheraton, with MDMA. This was apparently a woman Hsu was then...

 

CC Police Seeking Suspect in Mini Mart Robbery; He Could Be Connected to Other Crimes in So Cal

Culver City police are looking for a man who robbed at gunpoint a minimart on Overland Avenue last week and is suspected of committing similar crimes in Southern California. The armed robbery occurred...

 

Man Beaten, Robbed at Gunpoint Outside Culver City Shopping Center

A man was punched in the head and his Rolex watch was stolen during an armed robbery in the parking lot of a Culver City shopping center last week and now police are asking for help in identifying...

 

Armed Robbery Suspect Nabbed at Culver City Mall

Culver City police have arrested a 22-year-old man who allegedly robbed another man at gunpoint in the local mall’s parking structure last week. Mathew Loera who has an extensive arrest history was...

 

CC Police Seeking 4 Men Who Robbed Gas Station at Gunpoint

Culver City police are seeking the public's help to identify four men who robbed a Shell gas station at gunpoint last week. Culver City police officers were called just after 11:45 a.m. Friday to the...

 

Hot Prowl' Burglary Suspect Arrested by Culver City Police

The burglary was reported on March 5 around 6:40 a.m. at a residence in the 4400 Block of Vinton Avenue, according to the Culver City Police Department. The victim told police officers she was...

 

'Hot Prowl' Burglary Suspect Arrested by Culver City Police

Culver City police has arrested a 23-year-old Los Angeles man in connection with a “hot prowl” burglary in an occupied local residence last week. The burglary was reported on March 5 around 6:40...

 

CC Police Nab 2 Suspects in Follow-Home Armed Robbery

Culver City police this week arrested two men who allegedly committed a follow-home, armed robbery last Friday morning, pistol-whipping one of four people and stealing items that included a $30,000...

 

CC Police Seeking 4 Suspects in Follow-Home Armed Robbery

Culver City police are looking for four men who committed a follow-home, armed robbery last Friday morning, pistol-whipping one of four people and stealing items that included a $30,000 Rolex watch....

 

Arson Investigators Seeking Firebug Who Set String of Trash Fires in Venice

Authorities are seeking the public's help in finding a man who allegedly set a series of trash fires in the Venice area last Saturday. The suspect is described as a Black man between ages 25 and 35, s...

 

Man Shot 4 Times at Homeless Encampment in Culver City

A man is now in stable condition after being shot at least four times at a homeless encampment under the 405 Freeway in Culver City on Sunday night. Culver City police officers responded around 9:40...

 

Dog's Life

By David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer K-9 Jack is an explosives expert at moving and static explosives; a fine distinction we'll explain in a moment. We met the yellow Labrador and his trainer, Offi...

 

Suspect in Model's Death Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assaults

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer A man who was arrested in connection with the deaths of a model and her friend last year pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he sexually assaulted four women in alleged attacks dating back as far as 2010. Deputy...

 

CCPD Crisis Team Intervenes to Arrest Barricaded Driver in Stolen Truck

With the help of its Crisis Negotiation Team, Culver City police last week arrested an “unstable” woman barricaded inside a stolen truck. Around 1 p.m. on January 27, the Culver City Police...

 

Man Investigated for Model's Death Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assaults

A man who was arrested in connection with the deaths of a model and her friend last year pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he sexually assaulted four women in alleged attacks dating back as far as...

 

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