On June 10 at about 11:31 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call for service of a family disturbance at the 7-Eleven convenience store at 1600 Santa Monica Blvd.
A man and woman were in an argument over the man locking their child in a vehicle and having driven the child while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.
Officers arrived and discovered the man in the 7-Eleven parking lot. The woman and child had left prior to officers’ arrival.
Follow-up investigation led to the arrest of the man, later identified as Benny Morales, 31, of Van Nuys, on a charge of child endangerment.
Bail was set at $500,000.
Note: 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.