On Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1:58 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 2400 block of the beach in order to investigate an assault that had just occurred. When they arrived, the officers spoke with a witness, who directed them towards a man and a woman who were approaching the officers at that time. The officers spoke with this couple and discovered that they were married, and that they had become embroiled in a fight, a fight that consisted of them both punching each other repeatedly in the face over a considerable period of time. Both of these people displayed injuries to each of their faces that were consistent with multiple strikes to the face.
As the officers were attempting to handcuff the man, the woman tried to attack him, and had to be physically restrained by the officers. The officers eventually arrested both of them and the woman, aged 24, and homeless, was charged with domestic violence, obstructing police officers, disobeying a court order, and an outstanding warrant. Her bail was set at $50,560. Her husband, aged 21, and also homeless, was charged with domestic violence, and a pair of outstanding warrants. His bail was set at $80,560.
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.