On the afternoon of Feb. 4

The victim and her husband (the suspect) began arguing about finances. The suspect, who is unemployed and was intoxicated at the time of this incident, wanted his wife to give him some money so he could buy some marijuana from a dispensary. The suspect also wanted the victim to drive him to his friend’s house, so he could smoke the marijuana there. The victim complied, but discovered the suspect’s friends weren’t home when they arrived. The couple continued arguing, so the victim dropped him off at a nearby supermarket and then drove home to the 2200 block of Colorado Avenue with their two daughters. A short time later, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the intoxicated suspect returned home as well and continued arguing with the victim. The suspect then held the victim by the hair and punched her in the face.

When the victim’s teenage daughter saw the suspect attacking her mother, she grabbed a baseball bat from a gym bag and struck the suspect on the head with it. The suspect became enraged and grabbed his daughter by the throat with one hand, then punched her in the face as well. Both the victim and the daughter began struggling with the suspect to get him to let go of his daughter’s throat. Once he did let go, the victim called 911 and asked for help from the police. Santa Monica police officers responded Code-3 and arrived within minutes as the suspect was trying to leave the residence with the victim’s car keys. The suspect refused to cooperate with officers as they detained him and demanded his wife and daughter be arrested for assaulting him. Officers believed the victim and her daughter were acting in self-defense though, so they placed the suspect under arrest for domestic violence and child abuse. Bail was set at an unknown amount for Santa Monica resident, Raymond Solano, 42.

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.