On Sunday, May 15, at 4:08 p.m., officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to O’Brien’s Irish Pub, located at 2941 Main Street, in response to an assault that had been reported. When they arrived they spoke with the manager who told them that a woman had attempted to enter the pub in a very intoxicated state, and that she had struck the manager in the face when he had attempted to impede her entry.
The manager told the officers that he did not want the woman prosecuted for the assault, but by the same token, he also did not want her on the premises. The officers looked at the woman and determined that her state of intoxication was so severe that she was unable to care for her own welfare, and was also quite possibly a danger to other people. The officers thus arrested the 50-year-old Santa Monica homeless woman and charged her with public intoxication. Her bail was set at $250.
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