On April 16 at approximately 11 p.m., an officer responded to a report of domestic violence that had just occurred at the 1550 lot on Pacific Coast Highway.

When the officer arrived, the victim stated that she came to Santa Monica with her girlfriend, later identified as Kiara Martinez-Sanchez, 24, of Calimesa, to meet up with a group of friends.

The group had been drinking when the victim and Martinez-Sanchez got into an argument because the suspect believed that the victim had taken her keys and phone from her.

Martinez-Sanchez then proceeded to punch the victim in the face and dragged her out of the car as a fight ensued.

Friends of the victim and suspect separated the two. The suspect admitted to striking the victim and also stated that the victim struck her back.

Martinez-Sanchez was placed under arrest for domestic violence with corporal injury. Bail was set at $50,000.

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