On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 12:30 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 1000 block of Franklin Street in order to investigate a report of domestic violence.
When the officers arrived at the scene they spoke with the victim who told them what had happened.
She said that her live-in fiancé had punched her in the eye some four days prior, and she showed the officers the black eye that she still had as a result of the attack. She also explained that she had been concealing it with make-up.
She also said that on that evening (Sept. 29), her fiancé had returned home intoxicated and angry about an argument that he had had with her brother.
He then choked her and threatened to kill her if she had any intention of informing the police about the incident.
The victim showed the officers the fresh injuries that she had sustained that night.
The suspect, who already had a criminal protective order against him, was arrested and taken to jail.
This 49-year-old Santa Monica resident was thus charged with domestic violence, violation of a criminal protective order, attempting to dissuade a victim from summoning help, criminal threats, and a violation of probation.
He was not granted bail.
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.
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