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 February 26 at about 2:30 p.m.

SMPD officers responded to the Holiday Motel for an altercation between two residents. The suspect brandished a knife at the victim during an argument and threaten to kill him. He then broke the window to the victim’s hotel room. Warsame Alale was arrested and transported to the SMPD Jail and subsequently released on his own recognizance with a March 17 court date.