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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Malibu DUI Checkpoint Nets 13

Malibu DUI Checkpoint Nets 13

Many of those arrested were unlicensed drivers.
Boat Catches Fire, Sinks Off Malibu

Boat Catches Fire, Sinks Off Malibu

The 40-foot power boat was fully involved when rescuers arrived.
Crash into Utility Pole at PCH and Malibu Canyon Prompts Blackouts in the Area

Crash into Utility Pole at PCH and Malibu Canyon Prompts Blackouts in the Area

Also, Malibu Canyon Road is closed in both directions.
Small Quake Strikes off Coast of Malibu, Did You Notice?

Small Quake Strikes off Coast of Malibu, Did You Notice?

It measured 3.4, and there are no reports of damages or injuries.
Transient Pleads Not Guilty to Kidnapping, Carjacking that Ended in Malibu Crash

Transient Pleads Not Guilty to Kidnapping, Carjacking that Ended in Malibu Crash

Brian Thomas Cruz allegedly forced a woman at knifepoint to drive him. When she purposely crashed, he carjacked two more cars.
Transient who Crashed in Malibu Charged in Kidnapping, Assault and Multiple Carjackings

Transient who Crashed in Malibu Charged in Kidnapping, Assault and Multiple Carjackings

Brian Thomas Cruz is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. According to prosecutors, Cruz has prior convictions for burglary, robbery and rape
Man Kidnaps Pacific Palisades Woman, Leads Police Chase that Ends in Malibu

Man Kidnaps Pacific Palisades Woman, Leads Police Chase that Ends in Malibu

Before a crash that seriously injured two, the victim purposely crashed near Pali High to get away. The suspect then carjacked another car.
Traffic Accident Involving Carjacking Suspect Closes Malibu Canyon Road

Traffic Accident Involving Carjacking Suspect Closes Malibu Canyon Road

The closure is between Seaver Drive and Pacific Coast Highway.
Are You Ready for Another Malibu DUI Checkpoint?

Are You Ready for Another Malibu DUI Checkpoint?

One is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 15.
Brown Reverses Decision to Parole Former Manson Follower

Brown Reverses Decision to Parole Former Manson Follower

This is the third time the 71-year-old Bruce Davis has been recommended for parole and rejected.
CHP Issues Amber Alert for 2 Children

CHP Issues Amber Alert for 2 Children

The biological mother allegedly abducted them, but then she showed up Wednesday night disoriented and without the children.
Man Rock Climbing Near Century Lake Dam Falls to his Death

Man Rock Climbing Near Century Lake Dam Falls to his Death

He was pronounced dead at the scene, having plummeted about 200 feet.
Accident Causes Delays on PCH, City Reports

Accident Causes Delays on PCH, City Reports

Both sides of the highway are affected.
Know CPR? Here's How to Get to Where You're Most Needed

Know CPR? Here's How to Get to Where You're Most Needed

An app was launched in Los Angeles County today that can connect a heart attack victim with someone nearby who knows CPR.
Mini Earthquake Strikes West End of Malibu

Mini Earthquake Strikes West End of Malibu

The quake was at 8:13 a.m. and was centered 4 miles northwest of Leo Carrillo State Beach.
Electricity Cut in Malibu Colony, Near Civic Center While Workers Make Repairs

Electricity Cut in Malibu Colony, Near Civic Center While Workers Make Repairs

The repairs follow a minor pole fire on Malibu Road at the Civic Center on Friday, a sheriff’s deputy said.
Man who Lead Officers from Chatsworth to Malibu in Chase Identified

Man who Lead Officers from Chatsworth to Malibu in Chase Identified

KCAL9 has identified the suspect as Sayed Hashemi.
West Basin Water District Rep Charged with Misusing Public Funds

West Basin Water District Rep Charged with Misusing Public Funds

Ronald C. Smith is accused of using about $20,000 public funds to pay for rent, boat repairs and his children’s tuition.