Santa Monica police arrested a 36-year-old man on Christmas Day after he visited his ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulted her in the bedroom.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 2000 block of 19th Street at 5:38 pm on Dec. 25 in order to investigate an “ex-boyfriend” who was allegedly bashing on the door of his “ex-girlfriend’s” home and attempting to enter the premises against the will of the woman.
When the officers arrived at the location the two “ex-partners” were both inside the premises.
The officers commanded that the ex-boyfriend (suspect) exit the building and when he did the officers detained him.
The officers then spoke with the woman (victim) who told the officers that she had terminated the relationship with the boyfriend (hence the “ex” status).
She added that she had originally allowed the suspect to enter the home in fear of the possible consequences of making him stay outside.
She said that the suspect had, upon entry, grabbed her by the neck and then forcibly thrown her onto the bed.
The suspect, she continued, had then left and returned and it was then that she had called the police in fear of her own safety.
The officers arrested this Los Angeles resident and he was charged with domestic battery. 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.