A 23-year-old Santa Monica woman was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 29 after a fight regarding cigarettes with her boyfriend wound up with her going on a drunken rampage on Main Street that ended with her assaulting her partner.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 3100 block of Main Street at 8:40 pm on this day in order to investigate a “family disturbance.”
The male victim had called the police to inform them his girlfriend had been drinking and was at that time running around the streets with his phone and keys.
The victim had stated his girlfriend had refused to return the items.
Apparently the couple had been in a dating relationship for about a year and on the above date had become embroiled in an argument about financial matters.
The girlfriend had informed the victim she wished to purchase a packet of cigarettes, but when the victim had informed the girlfriend there was not enough money for such a purchase, the girlfriend had become upset and had reacted to the news by throwing various items around their apartment.
She then pushed her boyfriend several times and scratched him on both arms.
The girlfriend had then left the apartment for several hours and upon her return she displayed signs of intoxication including red and watery eyes, slurring her words, and a distinct odor of alcohol.
The victim at that point had summoned the police for assistance.
When the girlfriend discovered that authorities were on their way she lost her mind and struck her boyfriend on the neck whilst spitting at him furiously.
The officers eventually discovered the girlfriend in a neighboring apartment and took her into custody.
This woman was charged with willfully inflicting corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a victim.
Bail information was not available at the time of this report being compiled.
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.