A 37-year-old Venice woman was arrested on Saturday, June 13, after hitting and kicking police officers who tried to talk to her.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a report from a citizen at 10:15 pm that suggested that a suspect in a recent battery incident had been sighted in the area of Main St. and Hollister Ave.
The reporting party had described the suspect and the officers had also been informed that this suspect appeared to be alternating between talking to herself and yelling incoherently at passersby.
When the officers arrived they confirmed that this woman did indeed resemble the battery suspect so they approached the woman in order to ask her some questions.
When the officers tried to speak with the woman she became agitated and when the officers attempted to calm the woman down she resisted and began to hit and kick at the officers.
The officers eventually overpowered the woman and placed her into handcuffs.
The officers soon discovered that this woman was not the suspect from the previous battery incident but due to the fact that the woman had resisted and had kicked at the officers they arrested her anyway.
This Venice resident was charged with resisting and obstructing police officers and bail was set in the amount of $10,000.
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.