A Santa Monica resident who let his ex-girlfriend stay at his 12th Street apartment is questioning his decision to be so kind after the 44-year-old woman returned home drunk on July 27 and threw a camera and glass peanut jar that struck his head and elbow causing lacerations.
At 8:43 p.m. on the night of the incident officers of the Santa Monica Police Department received a report of a family disturbance in the 1200 block of 12th Street.
After arriving, the officers located the male victim outside the residence and spoke with him.
He told them his ex-girlfriend had been staying with him for a few days, but that evening she had been drinking at a bar and had returned to the domicile.
Upon her arrival, he said she instantly began throwing a number of random items at him for no apparent reason.
One of these items was a camera that had struck the victim on the head. Another was a glass peanut jar that had shattered when it had impacted his elbow, resulting in the victim suffering lacerations.
The officers decided to enter the apartment, but could not enter because someone (guess who?) had blocked the door by piling furniture against it.
The officers persevered and eventually managed to open the door and enter the apartment. They discovered the ex-girlfriend cowering inside the bedroom closet in a crude and evidently ineffectual attempt to hide from the officers.
The woman, who refused to furnish the officers with her place of residence, was arrested and charged with inflicting corporal injury upon a spouse (or ex-spouse).
Her bail 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.