A 26-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 30, after a late night argument with her Santa Monica boyfriend escalated to her throwing car keys at his face, causing a laceration above the boyfriend’s eye.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 800 block of 10th Street at midnight on this day after they had received a report of an unknown family disturbance.
Upon arrival the officers investigated and discovered that the disturbance had been caused by an incident that had occurred between a man and a woman who had been in a dating relationship for approximately one year.
The officers discovered that earlier that evening the couple had attended a party and during the course of the party they had apparently had a disagreement.
The disagreement had escalated to the point that the suspect (the woman) had evidently decided that she needed to respond to the disagreement by slapping the man in the face twice and then throwing her car keys at him.
The car keys had struck the man in the head that had resulted in the man sustaining a laceration above his eye.
The officers observed the injuries and arrested the woman from Los Angeles, and took her off to jail.
The woman was later charged with inflicting corporal injury, resulting in a traumatic condition, upon the victim. 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.