July 21, 2024 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Four Arrested After Brawl at the Santa Monica Pier

Several vendors armed themselves with umbrella poles, belts, and at least one knife

Santa Monica police arrested four men after a brawl at the Pier left one victim with a stab wound and another with a potential broken ankle. 

The altercation began on June 29 when vendor Efigenio Tacuba allegedly approached a group of beachgoers and sexually battered several females. Members of the group confronted Tacuba, who then called for assistance from fellow vendors. 

Several vendors armed themselves with umbrella poles, belts, and at least one knife. Officers found one victim with a non-life-threatening stab wound and another with a possible broken ankle. Both were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

At 2:21 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a 911 call reporting multiple men fighting near Tower 14. 

The report included information about one individual being stabbed. The SMPD drone was the first to arrive on the scene and confirmed an active fight, according to SMPD. Additional officers arrived shortly after and intervened.

Four individuals were taken into custody and charged by the LA County District Attorney with felony assault, and one with multiple counts of sexual battery. 

Those arrested include Efigenio Tacuba, born January 1, 1994, charged with three counts of sexual battery and two counts of felony assault; Jorge Luis Cruz Murcia, born March 2, 1995, charged with two counts of felony assault; Samuel Manzanarez Hernandez, born July 19, 1984, charged with two counts of felony assault; and Oscar Samuel Hernandez, born July 2, 1977, charged with two counts of felony assault. 

Additional arrests are likely. Anyone with information related to this incident, particularly cell phone video footage, is encouraged to contact Detective Holloway at Jacob.Holloway@santamonica.gov or the Watch Commander at 310-458-8427.

in Hard, News
Related Posts

Michelle Bisnoff Arrested for $2 Million Investor Fraud Scheme

July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

CEO of ESOS Rings Faces Securities and Wire Fraud Charges A Boca Raton woman was arrested today on charges of...

OPINION: VNC Becomes Enemy of Historic Craftsman Homes

July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

Mark Ryavec Argues That the Neighborhood Council Took a Step That Will “Imperil Remaining One- And Two-Story Historic Structures” By...

Marina Del Rey Beach Ranked as One of California’s Most Polluted

July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

A New Report Cites Limited Wave Action and Water Circulation as Cause By Zach Armstrong Water quality concerns plague Marina...

Police Drone Catches Car Burglar in the Act, Suspect Apprehended

July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

The Drone as a First Responder Program Incorporates a Sworn Officer Pilot Who Flies the Drone From a Launch Site...

Charlie XCX-Themed Event Coming to Venice West

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

Many Have Referred to the Season as “Brat Girl Summer” By Zach Armstrong Venice Beach is going to be ‘bumpin’...

New Summer Menu Introduced at SALT Restaurant & Bar

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

To Complement These Dishes, Salt Offers Two New Cocktails SALT, the waterfront restaurant at Marina del Rey Hotel, has introduced...

Judge Issues Final Ruling in Favor of Barrington Plaza Tenants Association

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

Decision against Landlord Finds Intent Does Not Meet Ellis Act Standards The final ruling in the case of the Barrington...

Arcane Space to Showcase MANTIS LOKE Exhibit Throughout July

July 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

“Mantis Loke” Explores the Boundaries of Painting, Sculpture, and Installation Art Through a Unique Collaborative Process The ARCANE Space in...

Venice Shorts: Bike Pile-up at Rose & Third

July 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

Illegally possessed bicycles find themselves on city sidewalks By Nick Antonicello  There is a display of bikes now being collected...

LAPD and Family Seek Public’s Help to Locate Missing 69-Year-Old Woman

July 16, 2024

July 16, 2024

Beryl Angela Thomas Last Seen in Fairfax Area; May Be Disoriented The family of Beryl Angela Thomas and detectives from...

THIS WEEKEND: Conquer the Pier 5K and 1K Run

July 15, 2024

July 15, 2024

Runners Will Have Access to a Fitness Expo and Various Samples From Local Shops and Eateries The annual Conquer the...

Residents Sue City of Los Angeles For Stalling Affordable Housing Development

July 15, 2024

July 15, 2024

The New Lawsuit Also Comes After Two Separate l.a. Superior Court Rulings Rejected a Coalition’s Multi-Year Effort to Halt the...

Child Abductor Arrested After Victim Rescued: Report

July 15, 2024

July 15, 2024

Officers Reportedly Located the Child and Suspect Nearly 30 Minutes After a 911 Call A 4-year-old girl who was abducted...

Los Angeles Woman Sentenced to 35 Years to Life for Murder of Michael Latt

July 15, 2024

July 15, 2024

35 Years to Life for Woman Who Killed Social Justice Advocate Jameelah Michl was sentenced to 35 years to life...

Venice Shorts: Marr Street Madness Created by Dilapidated RV

July 14, 2024

July 14, 2024

Area residents exhausted by current conditions at strip mall off Washington Blvd By Nick Antonicello  The dilapidated conditions of an...