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.

On July 30 at approximately 10:45 p.m.,

Officers responded to the 300 block of the Santa Monica Pier for a battery that had just occurred. The suspect, later identified as Kevin Pitts, threw a water bottle at another male in the area and proceeded to hit him from behind with a closed fist. The victim was desirous of prosecution and Pitts was arrested for battery. Pitts was released with a citation with a court date of Sept. 12, 2022.