Officers of the Commerce Police Department had to respond to five domestic incidents or relationship-related disputes over the past week.
They responded to a Williford Street residence at 3 a.m. after a 57-year-old white male called police to report that the front door of his daughter’s residence was ajar. The officer entered to find a message on a chalkboard — “U are forgetting this is my home to,” apparently left by her estranged husband. Police determined that the man had entered the house and removed the deadbolt lock from the front door.
The complainant told police that the two were separated. The officer told the man that the husband had the legal right to enter the house since the couple is still married.
A 29-year-old white female told police that she and her family were receiving phone threats from her ex-boyfriend, a 31-year-old white male. The two broke up last week, she said.
The victim said the man called her aunt and told her he would shoot the complainant and her baby in the head and blow up the house.
Police also responded to a dispute on Jefferson Street where a 27-year-old Latino male and his 35-year-old wife got into a dispute over her being gone for four days. He told police that she struck him and tore his shirt, but he did not want to press charges. She told police that he entered the bathroom and poured dirty mop water on her head, causing her to stumble, whereupon she reached out and grabbed his shirt, tearing it. She did not want to press charges.
Police were called to the Flying J travel plaza, Maysville Road, where a 25-year-old white female explained that her boyfriend, a 42-year-old white male, had been beating her all day at their Gainesville residence. She talked him into taking her to a friend’s residence in Commerce, but he pulled into the back parking lot of the Flying J. When she opened the door of the vehicle to exit, she said he accelerated and pushed her out.
The woman suffered abrasions to her hands, arms, legs, knees and face. She was taken to Northridge Medical Center for treatment, and officer put out a lookout on the man, who had reportedly been drinking.
Officers also responded to a domestic dispute at a Scott Street residence. A 40-year-old white female said she’d come to that location to pick up her daughter, a 19-year-old white female, and her grandson, but the daughter changed her mind about leaving with her mother.
The mother told police that her daughter called her names and approached her aggressively, so she pushed away, at which point her daughter hit her. The daughter said her mother called her names and tried to choke her.
For summaries of all incidents investigated by the Commerce Police Department during the past week, see the April 12 issue of The Commerce News.