A Santa Monica man aged 27 was arrested on Saturday, July 4, after an argument with his girlfriend escalated after she tried to throw his illegal drugs away.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were requested to attend to a family disturbance at 11:25 am at a residence located in the 1800 block of 11th Street. Upon arrival the officers interviewed the two alleged miscreants (a man and a woman who were involved in a dating relationship).
The officers spoke with the female half who told them that she had been arguing over methamphetamine (methamphetamine, or “speed” as it is commonly known “on the streets,” is a strong central nervous system stimulant that is used as a recreational drug and, rarely, to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity).
The female claimed that the argument was caused because the drugs had belonged to her boyfriend and that he had become upset because she had thrown the methamphetamine away.
The officers then spoke to the boyfriend and who said that on the contrary it was he that had thrown away his girlfriend’s methamphetamine and that is why they had been arguing.
The officers examined the visible evidence and deduced that it suggested that the boyfriend was the primary aggressor in this case so they arrested him and he was later charged with domestic violence.
Bail was set at $50,000. Officers did not find any evidence of drugs on the premises.
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.