On Friday, April 29, at 12:26 p.m. officers received a radio call that requested their assistance at Cora’s Coffee Shop, located 1802 Ocean Avenue. The radio call informed the officers that an assault took place at the location. Upon arrival, the officers spoke with the victim, who told them that she had been sitting in the dining patio of Cora’s when the suspect walked by yelling and screaming for no apparent reason.
As the man walked by the victim, he pushed on a six-by-four metal barrier, causing it to club the victim on the head. The suspect then continued on his walk.
The officers located the suspect, a 44-year-old man of no fixed abode, and detained him. Both the victim and a witness identified him. The victim received minor injuries, and was treated at the scene by paramedics. The suspect was arrested, and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and a probation violation. His bail was set at $30,000.
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