Cops Arrest West Covina Man, 18, For Scratching Girlfriend's Chest At SMC

Alert Police Blotter: He Wanted To Go Somewhere.

Monday, 6 May 2013, 9:15:00 AM

Tim Broughton

Santa Monica police arrested an 18-year-old man from West Covina on Wednesday, April 24 after he scratched his girlfriend across the chest in a parking structure at Santa Monica College.

At 8:04 pm officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to  Parking Structure Three at Santa Monica College in order to investigate a domestic violence incident that was in progress.

When the officers arrived they discovered a man and woman who were standing next to a vehicle.

The officers detained both of them and investigated.

Their investigation revealed that this pair was a boyfriend and a girlfriend (of each other).

The officers also learned that the couple had arrived at the college in the girlfriend’s car.

After arriving the boyfriend said that he wanted to take the car to “go somewhere.”

The girlfriend refused, not least because the boyfriend did not have a license to drive.

An argument ensued, and as the girlfriend exited the vehicle the boyfriend grabbed her causing a two-inch abrasion to her chest.

There were also fresh abrasions visible upon her face and neck.

The officers arrested the boyfriend and he was duly charged with domestic violence.

Bail was set at $50,000.

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 website,

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