A 44-year-old Santa Monica woman was arrested on Saturday, June 13, after biting her partner’s arm during an argument over who was looking after their child.
An officer of the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a report of domestic battery at 7:3pm that had just occurred in the 1600 block of San Vicente Blvd.
The officer sped to the location and after he had arrived he spotted a man and a woman outside of the residence.
This pair was arguing with each other strenuously.
The officer separated the couple and interviewed them and learned that they had been arguing over some babysitting arrangements for a child that they share.
The officer learned that the female half of this duo had become angry over the arrangements and had gone to the male half’s home in order to argue about the arrangements and also to attempt to take the child away.
The male half had pushed the female half away from the door after she had attempted to enter the home without permission.
The officer noticed that the male half had a bite mark on his arm and that his cell phone had been placed under the tire of his automobile.
The officer asked the female half if she had struck or bit the male half and she denied that she had. She also denied placing the cell phone under the tire of the vehicle.
Whilst the officer was chatting with the female half he noticed that there was the distinct odor of alcohol emanating from her breath and that she showed other signs of intoxication.
Based upon the statements, the intoxicated state of the woman, and the bite mark on the male half’s arm, the officer arrested this Santa Monica resident and she was charged with domestic violence, public intoxication and removal of a communication device.
Bail was set in the amount 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.