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
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.
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
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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