On Friday, May 1, at 12:19 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 300 block of Broadway after they had heard about a domestic violence incident taking place.
When the officers arrived, they saw a man and a woman (boyfriend and girlfriend) and they detained them both.
The officers spoke with the many witnesses who were present and they all said that this couple had been walking along the street having a very loud and boisterous argument when suddenly the boyfriend grabbed the girlfriend by the throat and thrust her into a glass storefront.
No injuries were evident, and the officers found both the man and the woman to be somewhat uncooperative.
The girlfriend (victim) was very, very drunk as well.
Based upon all the information collected by the officers, the boyfriend was arrested and charged with domestic battery.
The bail for this 21-year-old Los Angeles resident was set at $20,000.
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.