On August 21, 2017 at about 10:17 a.m.

Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Santa Monica Pier regarding a female suspect brandishing a knife at a male victim. Officers located the suspect at the stairs just north of the Bubba Gump Shrimp’s Restaurant. Officers determined the victim was on the Pier when he was approached by the suspect for a lighter for her cigarette. The victim gave her a lighter. The suspect then began to harass the victim for unknown reasons and would not leave him alone. The suspect did not want to leave the area. The suspect pulled out a knife and threatened the victim. The suspect swung the knife at the victim and attempted to strike him multiple times. The victim was not struck or injured at any time. The suspect was taken into custody.

Kathleen Ann Ricketson, 52, from Los Angeles was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $ 30,000.

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.