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21-Year-Old Santa Monica Man Arrested For Punching Girlfriend In Face

Alert Police Blotter: Off Again.

Posted May. 30, 2013, 8:15 am

Tim Broughton / Mirror Contributor

On Thursday, May 16, at 10:44 pm, officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 1400 block of Fifth Street after they had received a report about a man who was punching a woman in the face and head with a closed fist.

The officers arrived at the scene and immediately spoke with a woman, whom they identified as the victim in this case.

She informed the officers that the suspect was her “boyfriend.”

They had been involved in an “on again off again on again off again etc.” relationship.

Earlier that evening they had gone out to dinner during an “on again” period and, after leaving the restaurant, the “boyfriend” (who had been walking about half a block in front of the victim) suddenly turned and attacked her.

She stated that he had punched her many times in the face and head before running away.

There were independent witnesses and they gave chase but the boyfriend escaped.

The victim told the officers that the “boyfriend” was living with her so they all went to her residence, where shortly afterwards, the “boyfriend” showed up.

This 21-year-old Santa Monica resident was arrested and charged with domestic violence and three outstanding warrants.

Bail was set at $350,000.

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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May. 30, 2013, 9:42:38 am

Glenn said...

This is why you teach your Daughters to Shoot. A Restraining Order is just a Piece of Paper. A Colt .45 will make sure this never happens again.

May. 30, 2013, 11:47:41 pm

john h said...

Um, horrible... now to Glenn said and i hope others read this story and these few comments cause i know people and many, especially guys with that "rage and hate" bottling up inside, will not even read these stories after seeing the headline. College education without woody allen wannabes running the younger guys into brick walls and lil missies in highschool, college and taking "all" while getting super spoiled and allowed to do what ever she pleases using porn as a threat to get her way and older folks lying how it is normal and just fine and dandy. um, it is out of control. guys learning in college about old fashioned unequal treatment of women which is rarely in society today will change that while women in college learn about guys needs and how disadvantaged they become once out of the early twenties to thirties singles dating years without a good degree and job (not the jock/machismo egos). THAT will prevent these terrible tragedies. EDUCATION but the proper educational esoterica. God how "regressed" we are actually becoming in the "progressive technology" era. I am sorry to read this about the woman. Surely TMZ and E mag. is not running to give her interview and certainly SONY Studios will not be asking either to sign a contract. I even doubt Charlie Sheen's show will be singing this guy on for a cameo.

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