On August 6, at about 7:40 a.m.
Officers responded to the area of 4th Street and Olympic Drive regarding an assault with a baseball bat that just occurred a few blocks north. The victim of the assault reported that he had been sitting on the east side of Santa Monica Place when he was approached by a male who asked him for a lighter. When the victim told the suspect he did not have a lighter, the suspect (Traevon Dillard) became angry and threw a baseball bat at him. The bat struck the victim on his arm. Dillard picked up the bat and walked southbound on 4th Street, with the victim following, until Dillard was detained by officers at Olympic Drive. Dillard, 36, of Los Angeles was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and a probation violation and booked into the Santa Monica Jail. He wad denied bail.