Bail Not Granted To Santa Monica Homeless Man, 25, For Assaulting Girlfriend

Alert Police Blotter: The Batchelor?

Thursday, 14 Feb 2013, 7:52:00 AM

Tim Broughton

A 25-year-old homeless man was arrested on Saturday, Feb.

2 on domestic violence charges after a drunken argument with his girlfriend

escalated into a brutal assault. 

At 11:38 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica

Police Department were called out to the 1200 block of Fourth Street regarding

a domestic violence assault that was in progress. 

When the officers arrived

they detained the suspect who was at the location. The officers also saw the

victim who at that time was being treated by Santa Monica Fire Department

personnel. 

The officers investigated and discovered that the suspect (man) and

the victim (woman) had been involved in an ongoing relationship, and on this

day they had been out drinking (alcohol) since the early morning. 

The victim

told the officers (with substantiating statements from several witnesses) that

she had become involved in an argument with her boyfriend, and during the

course of this dispute, he had grabbed her and threw her to the ground, causing

her head to smash against a concrete wall. 

The victim had then attempted to

escape, but he had prohibited this by punching her in the face with a clenched

fist. 

The officers had heard enough and they arrested this man for domestic

violence and of course a violation of probation. Bail was not granted.

Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular

police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects

some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of

the Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this

manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly

reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its

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