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Santa Monica Police Arrest Enraged Girlfriend After Assault On Boyfriend

Alert Police Blotter: Step Away From The Phone!

Posted Jan. 21, 2013, 9:06 am

Tim Broughton / Mirror Contributor

A 28-year-old Santa Monica woman was arrested Thursday, Feb. 10 after a fight with her boyfriend escalated and she physically assaulted him.

At 1:36 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the couple’s residence in the 1700 block of Franklin Street in response to a report of a domestic violence incident.

The victim, in this case the boyfriend of the suspect, had reported that his girlfriend had just assaulted him and was attempting to leave the premises.

When the officers arrived they saw the suspect exiting the residence and detained her without incident.

The officers then spoke with the boyfriend who told them what had happened.

He said he had been dating this girl for several months and on this day they had become involved in an argument with each other.

During the course of this argument the girlfriend had become very angry, and she had subsequently expressed this anger by executing a rage-induced attack upon the boyfriend in the form of a number physical strikes to his person.

The boyfriend had then attempted to summon the assistance of the police, but the girlfriend had tried to prohibit him from completing this by grabbing his phone.

The boyfriend eventually regained possession of his phone, and successfully called the police.

The boyfriend was not injured, but the girlfriend was arrested and taken to jail, whereupon she was presented with charges of preventing a victim from summoning aid, and domestic battery.

The bail for this Santa Monica woman was set at $20,000.

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, smmirror.com.

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Jan. 21, 2013, 4:27:10 pm

Me said...

I hope he calls of the engagement. It is not ok to hit another person unless in self defense. There are millions of women out there who would never hit their spouse during an argument.

Jan. 21, 2013, 6:58:57 pm

Comic Guy said...

...and they lived Happily ever after.

Jan. 21, 2013, 8:10:58 pm

Yvonne said...

it says enRaged girlfriend, not enGaged.

Jan. 21, 2013, 9:25:15 pm

RP said...

I love the way in which the bastard prosecutors layer on the b.s. -- "preventing a victim from summoning aid". Did this babe weigh 350 lbs. and sit on Don Knotts? Pul-eee-ze.

Jan. 22, 2013, 3:07:51 am

Me said...

So it does say enraged! My mistake. I still say he should leave her though. RP: Men who are victims of domestic abuse frequently do not fight back because they are taught their whole lives that it's wrong to hit a woman and, like with women who return to their abusive boyfriend's or husbands, there is a strong emotional component to it. Anyway, even if she just grabbed his phone away, she was preventing him from calling for help. Make no mistake about it, she was in the wrong. What she did was not ok. He was the victim.

Jan. 23, 2013, 12:28:18 am

mangeleno said...

@RP - it is common practice for prosecutors to bring as many charges as they can. This is done for two reasons. First, the LA County DA's office has a long history of over-charging in criminal cases. Second, when faced with multiple charges with potentially consecutive sentences, defendants are more prone to plead out to avoid the risk of trial. Multiple charging also gives prosecutors more room to plea bargain and at more favorable terms. Remember, a prosecutor can always drop a charge. Once jeopardy attaches, prosecutors cannot subsequently add additional charges for the same offense (double jeopardy)

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