A grandfather who stepped in to break up a verbal argument between his son and his (ex) partner on the 1500 block of Michigan received a punch to the mouth from the woman on Thursday, Aug. 2.
Santa Monica police officers responded at 12:03 p.m. after receiving a report of some non-specific trouble.
When they arrived, the officers spoke with two men who were standing on the sidewalk. The older of these two men was bleeding from the mouth.
The officers asked them what happened and they pointed to a woman who was seated in the driver’s seat of an Oldsmobile Station Wagon.
They told the officers she had just hit one of them in the mouth (the one with the blood coming from his mouth).
The officers approached the vehicle, but as they got closer, the woman exited the vehicle and began to walk away, muttering that nothing was wrong.
This woman refused to talk with the officers, or follow their commands, and when they tried to restrain her, she pulled away violently.
The officers had no choice but to wrestle the woman to the ground.
It transpired that the woman and the witness had produced a child together, and had been in a loud argument when the victim, who is the father of the witness, stepped in to break up the dispute whereupon the woman punched him in the mouth.
The woman had then locked herself in the Oldsmobile at which point the victim had called the police.
The officers arrested this 33-year-old Santa Monica resident and she was charged with battery upon a person and obstructing officers.
Her bail 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.