On Saturday, May 12, at 12:36 p.m. officers went to the 1500 block of Seventh Street in response to a report of a domestic violence incident in progress.
When the officers arrived at the scene the victim, the boyfriend of the suspect, met them at the front door of the building. This man was bleeding from a lacerated finger.
The girlfriend was inside the apartment that they shared together.
The officers spoke with the boyfriend who told them that he and his girlfriend had been arguing when she had suddenly grabbed a knife and began symbolically cutting up pictures of the two of them.
The boyfriend, sensing that the girlfriend was becoming more and more unbalanced and agitated, attempted to take the knife from her.
It was during this struggle that the boyfriend sustained the laceration to his finger.
Paramedics were called and they suggested that the victim go to a hospital for sutures to the cut.
The victim decided to drive himself to the hospital for treatment after providing the officers with a statement.
The officers recovered the weapon from inside the apartment and the girlfriend was arrested and charged with corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant.
The bail for this 21-year-old Santa Monica resident was 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.