Editor’s note: This report is part of Crime Watch, a weekly series 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. Crime Watch appears every Friday in the print edition of the Daily Press.
Sunday, Jan. 13, at 8:50 a.m.,
Santa Monica police officers responded to an apartment complex on the 1500 block of Sixth Street regarding an assault. When they arrived they were flagged down by a man who ran out from the apartment complex and into the street. He pointed to another man who was sitting on a wall just outside the complex. The first man told officers that the second had assaulted him. He added that he works for an escort service and had driven a woman to see a client at his apartment. When he did not hear back from the escort, he grew concerned and went inside the building and knocked on the apartment door. After about 10 minutes, he said the resident opened their door and told him he had the wrong apartment. At that moment, the escort and her client exited another apartment and walked towards him. The client became enraged that the man disturbed his neighbor and allegedly attacked him. He alleged choked the man and threatened to kill him. The escort tried to stop the assault but failed. The man had several moderate injuries, but declined medical attention. The suspect was placed under arrest and booked for assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats. He was identified as David Street, 32, of Santa Monica. His bail was set at $50,000.