SANTA MONICA—Officials from the Santa Monica Police Department presented a case for filing consideration to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office – Airport Division Courthouse regarding Dylan James Jensen, 42, who they suspect to be involved in a sexual assault. Final charges are pending the District Attorney’s Office review.
According to the SMPD, on Monday, June 4 at about 5:55 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for service at an apartment complex in the 2900 block of 4th Street regarding a sexual assault that just transpired. Upon arriving to the area, officers located a possible suspect near 3rd Street and Ashland Avenue. He was detained and SMPD Detectives responded for an investigation.
Following a preliminary investigation, detectives determined that Jensen entered the victim’s apartment through an unlocked sliding door of an elevated patio. He retrieved a knife from the kitchen and proceeded to the victim’s bedroom while she was sleeping in her bed. The victim was awoken by Jensen who forced himself on the victim and sexually assaulted her before fleeing the location. The victim immediately called 9-1-1 and was able to identify the suspect.
Canyon News spoke with Lt. Saul Rodriguez of the SMPD via email about the case. Lt. Rodriguez indicated that the victim did not know the suspect. When asked if the suspect could be involved in other incidents in the city, Lt. Rodriguez replied, “[It is] unknown if he is related to any other similar crimes.” Lt. Rodriguez added that the suspect did not attempt to flee police after being cornered.
Jensen was booked for 261(a)(2) – Rape; 286(c)(2)(A) PC- Sodomy; 288A(c)(2)(A)-Oral Copulation; 243.4(A) PC- Sexual Battery; 459 PC-Burglary; 422(a) PC – Criminal Threats; 245(a)(1) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon; and 1203.2(A) PC – Probation Violation. Jensen remains in custody with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office with no bail options pending future court proceedings.
Anyone with details related to this incident is asked to contact Detective Murphy at (310) 458-8941; Sergeant Williams (310) 458-8475; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.