On Thursday, Aug. 11, at 2:05 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 1900 block of Delaware Avenue in response to a reported case of vandalism that was occurring along with a report of someone who was being chased from the area. When they arrived saw a Honda vehicle with all of its windows smashed out. They spoke with the victim, a woman, who told them what had happened.
Apparently the victim and her sister had organized a party that evening and had got into an argument with the suspect. This argument progressed into a fight, and the victim and her sister pepper sprayed the suspect. The suspect had then run home after he had been pepper sprayed. The woman and her sister then followed the suspect to his home whereupon they were in turn pepper sprayed back by the suspect. The suspect then took a baseball bat, returned to the victim’s home, and as if to rub salt in the victim’s wounds, smashed the windows of her Honda.
The officers located the suspect who confirmed the events just as the two sisters had described. The suspect also presented the officers with the baseball bat that he had used. The officers arrested this 18-year-old Santa Monica resident and he was charged with vandalism. 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