Couple's Argument Over Keys Ends With Arrest Of 52-Year-Old Man
APB: Exit Stage Left.
Posted Jun. 28, 2012, 1:35 am
Tim Broughton / Mirror Contributor
On Saturday, June 16, at 7:59 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 1700 block of Dewey Street after a report had been called in about a woman screaming in the area.
The officers responded “code three,” and as they were hurrying to the scene a radio update informed them that the victim had called and reported that her boyfriend was assaulting her.
When the officers arrived at the scene they spoke with the woman, and at the same time detained the boyfriend.
The officers learned that these two people had been dating for about two years, but were in the process of breaking up.
The woman told the officers that she had gone to the residence that morning in order to collect some of her belongings and had requested permission from the (soon to be ex) boyfriend to enter the residence.
The (soon to be ex) boyfriend had refused permission, and the woman had decided to return to her vehicle in order to summon the assistance of the police, whereupon the (soon to be ex) boyfriend had followed her and they had begun to argue over the return of the keys to the residence.
The (soon to be ex) boyfriend then grabbed the woman and pushed her down to the seat of the vehicle and took the keys and cellphone from her by force.
The (soon to be ex) boyfriend then removed the residence keys from the key ring and gave her back the remaining keys and the cellphone.
The woman had suffered redness around the front of her neck and wrists as a result of the attack.
The officers then arrested the (soon to be charged with domestic violence) boyfriend and took him off to jail.
The bail for this 52-year-old Santa Monica resident was set at $50,000.
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