Man Arrested After He Enters Woman’s Apartment and Rapes Her in Santa Monica: Police

A man was arrested after police said he entered a woman’s apartment through an unlocked sliding glass door and raped her in Santa Monica.

Dylan James Jensen, 42, is shown in a booking photo released by the Santa Monica Police Department on June 5, 2018.

Dylan James Jensen, 42, is shown in a booking photo released by the Santa Monica Police Department on June 5, 2018.

Dylan James Jensen, 42, was arrested on suspicion of rape, sodomy, oral copulation, assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes after the woman called 911 immediately after he fled the home, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.

About 5:55 a.m. Monday, he entered her apartment in the 2900 block of Fourth Street through the unlocked door on an elevated patio, police said.

Once inside, authorities said, he grabbed a knife from the kitchen before he went to the woman’s bedroom, where she was asleep in bed. He awakened the woman, forced himself on her and sexually assaulted her, then fled, police said.

She immediately called authorities and he was soon found near Third Street and Ashland Avenue.

Jensen, who was additionally arrested on suspicion of sexual battery, criminal threats, burglary and a probation violation, was taken to the Santa Monica Police Department, where he remains on a no-bail hold.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Santa Monica Police Department Detective Murphy at 310-458-8941, Sergeant Williams at 310-458-8475 or the Santa Monica Police Department at 310-458-8491.