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Santa Monica Woman, 20, Arrested For Punching Ex-Boyfriend In The Face: Alert Police Blotter: Everything’s Fine.

A 20-year-old Santa Monica woman was arrested on domestic violence charges for punching her ex-boyfriend on Sept. 6 even though the victim didn’t want to press charges.

At 8:40 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were sent to the alley at the rear of the 1300 block of Grant Street in order to investigate a reported domestic violence incident.

When they arrived the officers detained a man and a woman and proceeded to interview them individually.

The officers asked the woman what was going on and, even though she appeared rather agitated, told them that, “nothing was going on.”

She also was curious as to, “why the police were harassing her.”

One of the attending officers told her that someone had reported that there had been a domestic argument taking place and they were there in order to investigate.

The officer then asked this woman why she had been arguing with the man and she said that he desired that they continue their “romantic” relationship but she had a contrary viewpoint, stating that she didn’t want to continue.

The officer then asked if she had hit the man, or whether the man had hit her.

The woman replied in the negative to both questions. The officers then spoke with the man and noticed that this man was bleeding from two lacerations on his right cheek, each one about one quarter of an inch in length.

The officers asked about the nature of his relationship with the woman and he said that they had dated for two to three months but they had broken up a few weeks earlier.

The man also told the officers they had been arguing about the relationship and other personal matters that evening.

The man stated that he had never hit the woman and that he did not want anything to happen to her.

The officers then spoke with the reporting party who told them that he had witnessed these two arguing and that the woman had hit the man in the face several times with both an open hand and a closed fist (punch).

The officers, based upon all of the evidence decided to arrest this 20-year-old woman and she was charged with domestic violence.

This resident of Santa Monica was granted bail of $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.

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