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 05/07/19 at 4:04 a.m.
Officers responded to a call of an assault in the 1400 block of 7th St. Upon arrival they met with an elderly female who had facial injuries and was very distraught. She stated she was asleep when she heard someone knocking on her door. The person identified themselves as the police. The elderly female opened the door, recognized the person as her neighbor. She was then struck multiple times on her face and head. The suspect left. Police responded to the suspect’s apartment and spoke with him. The suspect admitted to assaulting his neighbor because he was upset about the noise she makes in her apartment. He was taken into custody without incident. Alex Greenberg, 73, from Santa Monica was arrested for burglary and elder abuse. Bail was set at $50,000.