On Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 600 block of Seventh Street after receiving a report of an assault that had occurred. When they arrived at the scene the officers spoke with the victim, a man, who told them that he had been attempting to have a conversation with his live-in girlfriend when she had suddenly, and without warning sprayed pepper spray into his face (something he said?).
The officers arrested the live-in (possibly live-out by now?) girlfriend and took her to jail where she was charged with corporal injury upon a spouse and the illegal use of tear gas. This 30-year-old resident of Santa Monica had bail set at $50,000.
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.