On June 28 at about 11:39 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the 200 block of Broadway regarding an injured person requiring medical attention and was possibly victim to an assault and battery.
A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was waiting for a bus in the 1500 block of 2nd Street. The victim saw a man yelling for unknown reasons. The victim was frightened by the man and attempted to walk away.
The suspect, for unknown reasons, pushed the victim from behind, causing the victim to fall to the ground. The suspect fled from the area on foot. Officers detained the suspect in the 1500 block of Palisades Park.
The suspect was placed under arrest following a positive identification by the victim and witnesses. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries.
Ellis Gunnar Pickering, 43, homeless, was arrested for physical elder abuse, felony battery and an outstanding warrant. Bail was set at $60,000.
Note: Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.