Santa Monica Police Department

  • Agency: Santa Monica Police Department
  • Address: 333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica, 90401-2200 CA
  • Chief: Timothy Jackman (Chief of Police)
Phone: 310.395.9931
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Santa Monica Police Department is located at 333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica, 90401-2200 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Timothy Jackman. The Santa Monica Police Department phone number is 310.395.9931.

Santa Monica Police Department News

Arrest of Interest: On Nov. 7th officers received a call for vandalism in progress near the 1900 Block of Cloverfield. A suspect was smashing windows while riding a bicycle. Officers detained the suspect near 16th and Grant. After further investigation, 44 victims were discovered. In Custody: Robert Andarza Primary Charge: Multiple counts of 594(b)(1)- Felony Vandalism

Want to help with the #WoolseyFire? Officials are urging monetary donations to local non-profits. For the full list of organizations, visit: https://www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire/

In honor of the United States Marine Corps birthday, we honored those who have served our country. Our very own Detective Douglas Woodhams, a Colonel in the Marine Corps, hosted the celebration and cake cutting ceremony. We were blessed by the presence of WWII Veterans Lt. Colonel Samuel B. Folsom & Gunnery Sergeant Earnest Arthur Eiseley and SMPD Volunteer Korean War Veteran Alan Cohn. Thank you all for your service.

On Wednesday, November 7th at approximately 1130pm, SMPD Officers responded to a suspicious person call near the 2500 Block of 2nd Street. While searching the area, officers heard the sound of glass breaking and discovered a suspect broke the front window of an apartment. The suspect entered the apartment and made his way to a bedroom in the unit. Officers arrested the suspect at the scene. In custody: Derek Dunfee, booked for 459 PC, burglary.

Today, we are grieving with our brothers and sisters of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office for the loss of Sergeant Ron Helus and all of the victims in the Thousand Oaks community. Sgt. Helus lost his life protecting the community he served. A true hero. Our prayers are with you.

Yesterday at about 1:45 a.m., while responding to a call for service, an officer saw a suspicious subject loitering in front of an apartment complex in the 1100 block of 5th Street . The subject was evasive with the officer and provided identifiable information belonging to someone else. The subject's true identity revealed he was on formal probation for burglary. A search of the subject revealed he was in possession of burglary tools, methamphetamine, and narcotics paraphernalia. In custody: Fuller, Christian Lawrence Booked for: 148.9 PC- Providing False Information, 466 PC- Possession of Burglary Tools, 11377 - Possession of Methamphetamine & 11364 H&S - Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia.

The Santa Monica Police Department Community Academy participants get to join our Harbor Service Officers on the Monica I as part of their in depth look into their police department and all of the different services provided by our team members both Civilian and Sworn. If you would like to have this amazing opportunity, sign up for our free Community Academy classes! https://santamonicapd.org/Content.aspx?id=2713

KIDNAPPING ARREST On October 31, 2018 at about 6:43 p.m., the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service in the area of 23rd Street and Santa Monica Blvd. regarding a female victim stating an Uber driver was refusing to stop and let her out of the vehicle. While responding to this call, three additional 9-1-1 calls were received reporting similar accounts of an Uber driver, possibly involving the same vehicle and suspect. All of those victims involved were able to exit the vehicle unharmed; and reported that the suspect may have been armed with a handgun and had threatened to kidnap the victims. Shortly thereafter, officers located the vehicle in the area and attempted an enforcement stop. The vehicle failed to stop and fled from officers, with two passengers, a male and female, inside the car. A vehicle pursuit ensued and assistance was requested from the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support. During the pursuit, both passengers/victims were able to jump out of the moving vehicle, suffering minor injuries. The suspect was ultimately taken into custody in the area of Montana Avenue and Bundy Drive. The Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and treated the victims who suffered minor injuries, scrapes and bruises. The suspect is identified as 35 year-old Kaled Elasyedsa ALI from Anaheim, CA. Ali has been booked for 207(a) PC – Kidnapping; and 2800.2(a) CVC– Felony Evading Arrest. Ali remains in custody at SMPD Jail with a bail of $100,000.00 pending future court proceedings. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office-Airport Division Courthouse for filing consideration. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Goodwin at (310) 458-8942; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.

A big thank you to the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce for another wonderful New Heroes event held yesterday at St. Monica's. Chief Renaud introduced 18 of our newest officers hired over this past year. One of the highlights was Officer Lantz Lewis winning a raffle and taking home a new friend.... ..

VEHICLE BURGLARY ARREST Yesterday, Thursday October 24th, Officers contacted Jeffrey Aceves while out on patrol. During a search, officers discovered paperwork and items removed from a vehicle near the 900 block of 6th Street. After a thorough investigation, the vehicle owner confirmed his vehicle was just burglarized and Aceves was arrested. In Custody: ACEVES, Jeffrey Booked on: 459 PC & 1203.2 PC Aceves is on probation for a previous burglary.

Halloween is around the corner! As with anything, preparation is important! Don’t let your dog be a scaredy cat. Consider these tips for your pets this Halloween. These #Halloween safety tips can help you and your puppy enjoy a safe and spooktacular holiday this year! 1. ALWAYS Utilize A Leash Typically there are tons of people out and about on Halloween and it’s important you keep your pet on a leash should they go trick or treating with you and your kids. 2. ID Is Important Costume or not, make sure pets are wearing current pet identification tags. If your dog were to get spooked and escape from home, they’ll be easily identified if they run out the door. (Luckily with so many people on the street he or she won’t get too far either!) Contact the Santa Monica Animal Shelter at (310) 458-8594 for more information on microchipping your pets! 3. Keep Candy Out Of Reach Pets often want to taste candy but sugary snacks are very harmful for your pet. In fact, chocolate can be toxic while other sweets can cause digestive problems. Stock up on extra dog treats with you so you can give them their own goodies. Stay tuned for more #HalloweenSafetyTips for you and your family!

In light of the recent arrest of a City employee related to allegations of sexual misconduct involving the Santa Monica Police Activities League, the Department strongly encourages anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau toll free tip line at (877) 710-5273 or by email at specialvictimsbureau@lasd.org. https://www.santamonica.gov/press/2018/10/18/statement-on-arrest-of-city-employee

Join SMPD and Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women for #HandbagsOfHope! The mission of this program is to collect & distribute handbags and toiletries to women escaping domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and poverty. Donations are being accepted at the Santa Monica Public Safety Facility 333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica, CA Tuesday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 30 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm in the lobby.

A big welcome to our recent academy graduates (Left to right) Officers Duncan,Tago and Vladsov & Lateral Officers Alvarez, Baker and Lewis all sworn in to join the SMPD family this morning. We are proud to have them join us. Welcome aboard !!!

SMPD SWAT participated in the 2018 AARTAC training competition in Chino. The team finished 1st in the Team Obstacle Course Relay & 7th overall among 26 teams. Congrats.

Join us for a big Santa Monica congratulations and welcome to our newest SMPD Officers Duncan, Tago and Mladenov. Just graduated today from the Orange County Sheriff's Academy Class #232. They will be out serving the community soon, Great work.

SENTENCING FOR CASTILLO MURDER Earlier today, Sherwin Espinosa, 43 years-old, was sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison for the shooting death of Juan Sebastian Castillo. On February 26, 2017 at about 5:08 a.m., victim Juan Castillo, an 18-year old male, was found deceased in the 1300 block of 16th Street with a single gunshot wound to the head. Through an extensive investigation conducted by the Santa Monica Police Department, it was determined that Juan Castillo’s death was related to a shooting that occurred at about 12:45 a.m. on February 26, 2017 in the 2100 block of Pico Boulevard. After several months of investigation, Sherwin Espinosa was arrested on May 19, 2017. On August 21, 2018, following a jury trial, Espinosa was found guilty of 2nd degree murder and the use of a firearm for the murder of Juan Sebastian Castillo. Espinosa was sentenced to 15 years to life for the murder; and 25 years to life for the weapons enhancement. The terms will be served concurrently.

Breast Cancer Awareness month is very near and dear to me. Not many people know, but I lost my aunt, Linda Greer, to breast cancer on December 10, 2011. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer four years earlier, I did not know much of this disease. Since 2008, I have educated myself on ways to combat this disease through diet and exercise among others. I’m extremely grateful for all the breast cancer awareness campaigns as they continue to help improve on the causes, prevention methods, and cures for breast cancer. My name is Tina Greer - Sergeant with the Santa Monica Police Department and this is my Breast Cancer Awareness story. #PinkPatchProject #BreastCancerAwareness Pick up your very own Pink Patch at the Santa Monica Public Safety Facility, 333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica, CA for a $10 donation.

MURDER INVESTIGATION / ARREST A suspect has been arrested for his possible involvement in a homicide. The suspect has been identified as Joseph Ramirez Perez, a 21-year-old male. On October 3, 2018 at about 8:12 p.m., officers from the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service at Tongva Park (1615 Ocean Avenue) regarding an assault with a deadly weapon. First responding officers located a male victim on a park bench suffering from a stab wound. Additionally, officers saw a male suspect running away from the crime scene and were able to quickly detain the suspect (Perez) for an investigation. Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene to treat the victim and transported him to a local hospital. Unfortunately, while at the hospital, the victim succumbed to his injuries a short time later. SMPD Detectives responded to the scene for an investigation. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim may have been sleeping on a park bench prior to the assault. The deceased suffered a single stab wound to the abdomen area. Perez was placed under arrest. Any possible motive and actions leading up to the assault remains under investigation. Perez has been booked for 187(a) PC – Murder; and 245(a)(1) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Perez remains in custody at SMPD Jail with a bail of $2 million pending future court proceedings. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office-Airport Division Courthouse on October 5, 2018 for filing consideration. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call Detective Goodwin at (310) 458-8942; Detective J. Rodriguez (310) 458-2233; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491

Do you follow us on Twitter? If you don't, you should! Wednesday, October 3rd is #NationalCoffeeWithACopDay. Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative that aims to advance the practice of community policing by opening communication and fostering a greater understanding between residents and police. The idea is to provide residents with an informal setting to meet the officers that work in their neighborhoods and talk about their concerns. Follow us at https://twitter.com/SantaMonicaPD for hints as to our locations and a chance to win awesome prizes from the day's sponsors, Funnel Mill, Love Coffee Bar, Bluestone Lane & The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf!

Looking for an insider view of #ServedByTheBadge? Here ya go! Join us today at the OP Cafe, 3117 Ocean Park Blvd until 11am!

Live from OP Café (aka COP Cafe) for today's #ServedByTheBadge event! Come on down to 3117 Ocean Park Blvd to join in on the fun.

Community engagement opportunity. Join SMPD staff at OP Cafe for an opportunity to be "Served by the Badge". 20% of all proceeds from the event will be donated to the youth Explorer Program. Thank you The OP Cafe!