Street Fights Break Out in West Hollywood’s Rainbow District

Street fights in West Hollywood

For the past two weekends in a row, there have been street fights reported in West Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of the city’s Rainbow LGBT District, known for its busy nightlife. Both street fights occurred walking distance from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.

A fight broke out either Saturday night, or early Sunday morning this past weekend after the last call for alcohol. Video footage posted on Twitter shows two men brawling on the crosswalk and two other individuals got caught up in the fight while trying to break it up. The incident occurred on Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard intersection in front of Heart WeHo, and across the street from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s station.

It’s not yet clear what started the fight, or whether Sheriff Deputies were called to the scene, but the both men lost their shirts during the physical altercation.

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The other street fight broke out in front the Yogurt Stop on Santa Monica Boulevard and Palms Avenue the previous weekend. A video posted on Twitter on Sunday, July 10th, shows a group of about 6 individuals fighting, shoving and screaming. The physical altercation also involved women towards the end of the scuffle.

It is also not yet known if sheriff deputies were called to the scene.

The city of West Hollywood recently reinstated West Hollywood Sheriff’s Entertainment Policing Team (EPT) who patrol the busy streets of West Hollywood on the weekends.

EPT arrested two alleged cellphone thieves recently. The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station reported an arrest was made Friday night, July 8th. A male and female suspected of pickpocketing and cellphone grand thefts were spotted by EPT while they were patrolling WeHo’s nightlife bars. According to a statement, 17 stolen phones were recovered and five of those phones have been returned to their rightful owners.

If you see something, say something. Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.

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The purpose of Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers is to prevent and reduce crime, by forming a partnership among the community, law enforcement and the media to offer anonymity and cash rewards to anyone providing information leading to an arrest.

Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.

West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station polices the City of West Hollywood and the unincorporated communities of Franklin Canyon, Universal City (which includes Universal Theme Park, Studios, and Citywalk), and the Federal Enclave in West Los Angeles.

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Angry Gay Pope
20 days ago

There are sexier ways to take your shirt off on the Boulevard. Fun Fact: Santa Monica is the patron saint of wayward boys. No joke. Sigh. Thank goodness those brave folks broke it up.

Fading Rainbow
Fading Rainbow
20 days ago

Total sh*t show over there, and gun fire heard at 3am. Too many drunk people in over crowded spaces. Wait til the pot shops open.

Single Guy WeHo
Single Guy WeHo
20 days ago

Is nothing sacred? This is what happens when those heathen heterosexuals invade the neighborhood.

20 days ago

Quick, call a Security Ambassador!

Poetic Tedium
Poetic Tedium
20 days ago

The West Hollywood ‘Entertainment Team’ has been requested in the Rainbow District multiple times by local businesses since July of 2021, with multiple promises by both Public Safety and related city officials and law enforcement officials that they’d be there in the area as a deterrent to situations such as this. To-date, aside from two late night appearances on the weekend in a one-year time span, that has not happened. If they are in the neighborhood they’re stationed at the Abbey watching all the girls. Nor are the so-called ‘Security Ambassadors’ around during these situation or to help deter them.… Read more »

18 days ago
Reply to  Poetic Tedium

It’s so heartbreaking to see a city we all love so much destroyed within such a short period of time. Since this new council took affect just a couple years ago they have managed to undo what took almost 30 years to build. So sad, so frustrating. They have divided us by race, they have seen skyrocketing crime yet cut funding for our law enforcement, homelessness rampant everywhere you look, stores are closing. So, so sad. I’ve never seen a community so angry at the direction that our “leaders” are taking us. We all feel so so disgusted.