On July 7 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Santa Monica police officers were dispatched to a call of a subject causing a disturbance at The Premier Center, located at 1416 6th St.
The reporting party said the business was trying to close and a female subject refused to leave.
Upon officers’ arrival, the office manager said the subject walked in and began making nonsensical statements and would not answer their questions. The subject shouted at employees and refused to leave.
The officers spoke with the woman and asked her to leave so the center could close. The subject said she did not need to leave.
After officers pleaded with her for about 15 minutes, the woman was informed she may be arrested. The office manager stated she was desirous of prosecution and signed a private person’s arrest form.
Karen Margaret Batzel, 47, of Santa Monica, was booked for trespassing. Bail was set at $1,000.
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