Tag: Collision

Felony Hit-And-Run Suspect Nehemias Rivera-Menjivar Arrested

September 24, 2023 ·

SANTA MONICA—A suspect has been arrested connected to a hit-and-run that occurred on Wednesday, September 20, the Santa Monica Police Department announced. Authorities reported at approximately 11:20 pm, officers spotted a vehicle run a red light near the 700 block of Montana Avenue. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield to officers and committed additional traffic violations while driving recklessly for several blocks before colliding with a vehicle at 7th and Wilshire Boulevard.

The driver did not stop after the collision, continuing to drive down the Pier ramp and into the Newcomb Lot. The vehicle pursuit terminated when the driver was boxed in near the Carousel building on the Pier.

The driver, later identified as Nehemias Rivera-Menjivar, 21, from Wilmington, CA, exited the stopped vehicle, and attempted to flee on foot. An officer deployed a taser which did not halt Rivera-Menjivar. After repeated demands, Riveria-Menjivar was taken into custody without further incident.

During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that the vehicle driven by Rivera-Menjivar was stolen from an address in Long Beach. The driver admitted to using marijuana.

Riveria-Menjivar was booked for multiple violations including: 20001(a) CVC – Felony Hit and Run; 23104(a) CVC – Reckless Driving; 2800.2(a) CVC – Felony Evading Police; 23153 (f) CVC- Felony DUI (Marijuana); and 148(a)(1) PC – Resisting and Obstructing Arrest

Anyone with details is asked to contact Sergeant Krueger at nick.krueger@santamonica.gov, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.

By Trevor

Driver Crashes Into Point Dume Village Shopping Center

July 11, 2023 ·

MALIBU—A vehicle crashed into the Point Dume Village shopping center in Malibu on Tuesday, July 11, at around 9:45 a.m. as first reported by The Malibu Times.

The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and LA County Fire responded to the incident. Officials found the driver and they were transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

According to reports, the driver in the vehicle was attempting to park and instead of backing out proceeded forward. The collision knocked down three pillars that were supporting a roof above a table and chairs.

The shops nearby will be closed for at least three to five hours. Officials are on standby to ensure that parts of the structure don’t collapse.

By Christianne

Collison On PCH Causes Road Closure And Minor Injuries

April 25, 2023 ·

MALIBU—On Tuesday, April 25, a traffic collision occurred on Pacific Coast Highway near Rambla Pacifico Street in Malibu.

According to a witness, a white truck was making a left turn into a gas station and collided with a silver SUV. Minor injuries were reported but it is currently unclear which party was injured.

One lane of PCH is closed in each direction at Rambla Pacifico Street while LA County Fire Department and sheriffs are on the scene investigating. Southbound lanes are merging into one and delays are expected.

The city of Malibu announced the road closures around 9 a.m.

By Christianne