November 1, 2023 3:56 PM
Santa Monica, CA – On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at about 9:50 pm, Santa Monica Police Department officers responded to a call of a battery that just occurred in the 1200 block of Lincoln Boulevard. Officers located the victim of the battery, a 79-year-old female resident of the city suffering from a blow to the head and other injuries. The suspects, four males in a Kia sedan and armed with a handgun, robbed the woman of her purse. A witness was able to provide a description of the vehicle and license plate. The Kia had been reported stolen out of Long Beach.
Additional responding officers located the suspect vehicle on the south side of the city driving recklessly and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to yield. The pursuit ended at 11th and Wilshire when the driver of the suspect vehicle lost control of the car and crashed into a pickup. Two of the suspects were located immediately and taken into custody. The third suspect was discovered hiding in a carport off a nearby alley and taken into custody without incident. The fourth suspect pushed his way into an occupied apartment in the 1200 block of 11th Street. The resident was able to force the suspect out of the apartment. This suspect was located hiding on the roof of the building by an assisting LAPD helicopter where he was taken into custody. A firearm was also located in the area.
The elderly victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries. The occupants of the other vehicle struck by the suspect vehicle were not seriously injured.
All four suspects were booked into the Santa Monica Jail on multiple felony charges:
Stevenson, Kejon (DOB: 03/03/1999) of Los Angeles.
Pugh, Jacob (DOB: 04/28/2004) Homeless.
Juvenile #1 (17 years old) of Los Angeles.
Juvenile #2 (17 years old) of Los Angeles.
Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Tavera at Hector.Tavera@santamonica.gov, Detective Sergeant Gradle at Ryan.Gradle@santamonica.gov, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.