On April 8 at about 1:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to Vons market at 710 Broadway in regard to a battery that had just occurred.
The suspect had slammed a patron of the market up against the wall and threw a cup of water onto another customer. As the suspect left, he pushed a pedestrian into oncoming traffic in an attempt to have him struck by the car. Officers detained the suspect at 6th Street and Broadway. He was arrested for assault likely to cause great bodily injury and warrants.
Paul Hannaford, 43, of Santa Monica, had bail set at $30,000.
Santa Monica drunk-driving suspect arrested
On April 11 at approximately 2 a.m., officers observed a vehicle driving without its headlights in the 100 block of Washington.
The female driver, later identified as Alison May, 27, of Santa Monica, was asked if she had been drinking and when she responded, officers noticed the smell of alcohol on her breath and that her speech was slurred.
When officers asked her to step out of her vehicle to further investigate the level of her intoxication, May lost her balance and staggered into the side of her vehicle.
A field sobriety test was conducted, and officers booked May for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Her bail was set at $15,000.
Domestic violence suspect arrested after assault in beach parking lot
On April 11 at approximately 12:30 p.m., an officer responded to a call of domestic violence in the beach parking lot located in the 1200 block of Pacific Coast Highway. Dispatch advised the officer that a witness had seen a male subject, later identified as Rafael Caudillo, 40, of Bakersfield, hit a female then they both entered a white, four-door truck and sped off.
When officers spoke with the witness, she said she observed the subject and victim argue outside of the truck while two children were watching and crying hysterically. Caudillo then proceeded to punch the victim in the hip area and shoved her into the truck as the children were waving for people to come and help. The truck then sped off, but not before the witness was able to get the license plate number.
An officer at another beach parking location observed the described vehicle and proceeded to conduct a traffic stop. The subject and victim were removed from the vehicle, and an officer interviewed the victim. When the victim was asked if there were any weapons in the car, she answered yes and pointed to the glove box. Officers found a loaded handgun in the glove box.
Caudillo was arrested for inflicting corporal injury to spouse, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm in public. He was denied bail.