On June 12 at about 7:12 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the area of 7th Street and Wilshire Boulevard regarding a man punching a woman in the face.

The female victim indicated she was in an argument with the male suspect. The suspect became upset, punched the victim in the face with a closed fist and left the location on foot.

The suspect, later identified as Orlando Montes Ruiz, 49, homeless, was located at 6th Street and Arizona Avenue. The victim, who was transported to a local hospital, was desirous of prosecution.

Ruiz was booked on a charge of battery with serious injury and a Santa Monica warrant.

Bail was set at $100,000.

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.