On Saturday, Dec. 31 at 1:57 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department met with a victim of an alleged crime at the Santa Monica Police Station who wanted to tell them about a crime that had been committed involving herself and her husband.
The woman told the officers that on Dec. 28 she had been having an argument with her husband concerning the state of their relationship when he suddenly began to strangle her. She told officers he had then forced her to sit in their car and would not allow her to exit and that he then said he intended to hurt her and her family.
She stated this had all occurred in the 800 block of Hill Street. The officers then went to her husband’s workplace to speak with him about this serious incident at which point he was arrested and taken to the Santa Monica jail.
The 34-year-old Venice resident was charged with making criminal threats, false imprisonment, and attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime. His bail was set at $100,000.
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.