Oct 2, 2016

Woman arrested for alleged domestic violence; deputies observe injuries to husband's face and forearms

On 09-30-2016 at approximately 8:45 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were detailed to a possible domestic violence incident at a residence in the 32000 block of South Highway 1 in Gualala, California.

Deputies arrived at the residence and could hear Pauline Barajas yelling at her husband inside the residence.

Deputies contacted the husband, who initially denied there was any domestic dispute occurring.  After removing the husband from the residence, the Deputies pointed out observations of bleeding injuries to the husband's forearm and face.

Deputies learned the husband and Barajas had engaged in a verbal argument, which escalated when she began slapping him in the face numerous times.  The strikes were hard enough to cause a small laceration to the husband’s face.

The husband pushed Barajas away as he made his way to a bathroom.  Barajas then scratched the husband’s forearm causing a laceration and then pushed him into the bathtub.

Barajas was placed under arrest for a violation of 273.5 PC (Domestic Violence Battery) without incident.

Barajas was booked into the Mendocino County Jail were she was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

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