On November 13, 2019 at 7:30 am, officers were flagged down by a woman who informed them of a fight happening in the office of the Ocean Park Hotel located at 2680 Ocean Park Ave. One of the men involved in the fight was hotel security. Officer separated the two men and it was revealed that one came up to the other demanding money he believed to be stolen and took a fighting stance. The security officer, determined to be the victim, braced himself for an attack. The suspect lunged at him and the fight ensued. The security officer sustained a small abrasion to his hand. The fight was unprovoked and the security officer did not have any knowledge of the money the suspect was referring to.
Trey Darin Gibson, 24, of Santa Monica, was booked for battery and vandalism. His bail was set at $20,000.