first_imgHomeNewsCrimeCrime Watch May. 26, 2018 at 5:00 amCrimeCrime Watchnews3 years agocrimeCrime Watchdaily presspublic safetySanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica news On May 15, 2018 at 4:10 p.m.Officers responded to a radio call for service at Pacific Park regarding a fight involving several subjects with one of the subjects being strangled by another. Upon arrival, officers located the subjects still engaged in a physical fight. Officers were able to separate the subjects to conduct an investigation. Officers determined the victim was on the pier looking through trash cans for leftover food. As he was doing so, a nearby car vendor accused the victim of stealing a bag of chips. A male subject noticed the argument and intervened. The male subject became aggressive towards the victim. The subject forced the victim to the ground causing his head to strike the pavement. The subject began to choke the victim with both hands causing him to temporarily lose consciousness. The suspect was taken into custody.Geoffrey Melendres, 21, homeless, was arrested for assault w/ great bodily injury. Bail was set at $30,000.Tags :crimeCrime Watchdaily presspublic safetySanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentJune at SMC’S Drescher Planetarium Features The Sun, the Summer Solstice, and Guest Lectures by Shelley BonusSnide World of SportsYou Might Also LikeBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press13 hours agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more