On Saturday, May 14, at 12:04 a.m. Santa Monica police officers responded to a call that they received over their radio that informed them of a domestic violence incident that was taking place in the 400 block of Arizona Avenue. When the officers arrived, they spoke with the two parties involved, namely a man and a woman who were “boyfriend and girlfriend,” and had also produced a child together, whom they were possibly “parenting.”
The officers learned that earlier in the evening the couple began to argue over what they had described to the officers as “personal matters,” and as the argument progressed it escalated to a point where the “boyfriend” had bitten the “girlfriend” on the lip, and then proceeded to throw her backwards into their parked vehicle.
At that point some witnesses intervened, and stood by until the officers arrived. The “girlfriend” was subsequently taken to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries, and the 28-year-old “boyfriend,” from Hawthorne, was taken to a local jail where he was treated to a charge of battery upon a spouse, or ex-spouse. His bail 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