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Community Scanner
Community Scanner

Friday June 26

By Steve Propes

Wednesday, May 27

Redondo Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and 1st Street. 8 and 11 p.m., four women in three separate incidents were groped on the buttocks while walking down the street, by a walking male.

Thursday, May 28

Abbeyfield and Fairbrook Streets. An 8-year-old or so boy was seen driving the family’s red sedan, even stopping properly at the stop sign, hoping it was only partly illegal since he was sitting on his father’s lap behind the steering wheel.

Friday, May 29

3000 block of Bellflower. Three males in a green Mitsubishi Montero burglarized an SUV near a fitness location, then headed out north on Bellflower at 4:10 p.m.

100 block of Pine Ave. At 8:45 p.m., while waiting for a fare, a taxi driver encountered an upset customer, who grabbed the cab driver’s cell phone and fled on foot. Then the customer contacted the cab driver to sell back the property.

Saturday, May 31

23rd St. and Pepperwood Ave. A grown male was seated outside at 9:05 p.m., waiting for perhaps his laundry, you think?

Tuesday, June 2

East Long Beach. In the case of the taxi cab cell phone caper on May 29, the suspect met with the victim for the purpose of selling back the phone and was arrested by undercover detectives, who found him, being Brandon Russell Junior, to be in possession of a dirk or dagger and had an outstanding narcotic warrant for his arrest, so he was put in jail.

Friday, June 5

Florida St. and Hermosa Ave. At 1:30 a.m., a female was groped on the buttocks by a male on foot. Connected to the May 27 incidents, the suspect, an Hispanic, 25-35 years-old, 5’6” to 5’8” tall, 160-180 lbs., with a stocky/chunky build, black or brown 2” length hair, brown eyes, and clean-shaven, immediately walked away or ran off.

Saturday, June 6

Bellflower Blvd. south of Stearns St. A woman driver who was upset over being blocked in by a truck at the Hof’s Hut allegedly followed the same larger vehicle to the Lucille’s on Second Street where she proceeded to return the favor at 10:45 a.m.

Traffic Circle. A pair of two-car accidents occurred at 10:55 a.m., necessitating the assignment of a pair of police responses to untangle the rainy day oopsX2.

6200 block E. Sixth St. near Margo Ave. At 11 a.m., cops were called out to deal with and investigate multiple instances of overnight tire slash vandalism. Many residents woke up to one or several tires that required replacement.

2300 E. Ocean. At 9:30 p.m., a female garbed in a black top and sweater, but with no bottom clothing was approached by a fully clothed male, who took her away in his car. Advertising apparently pays, and likely so did the man.

Tuesday, June 9

Vons Market. At 8:30 p.m., a conversation with a customer revealed the following. A Lakewood homeowner recently saw a neighbor hosing down her lawn. As she was new to America, the homeowner shouted that wasting water is against the law. Ignored by the hose-wielder, the homeowner emphasized the warning by watering down her neighbor, who then called in the sheriff, the result of which, was a citation and a fine of over $500, to the woman who warned the water waster, who wound up wet.

Wednesday, June 10

11500 block of Carson St. An 11:15 p.m. shooting took the life of 37-year-old Paschal Jabaz Ivy, who was sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle and died at the scene. A second man suffered an injury and was briefly hospitalized. Four people were detained.

Thursday, June 11

Pacific Ave. and Hill St. A woman with no pants on was yelling at passersby while in a public park at 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 14

El Dorado Park. At 8:40 p.m., a truck was on the baseball field doing donuts, and we’re not talking glazed.

3000 block of E. Artesia Blvd. Police responded to call at 9 p.m. about gunfire at an apartment complex when a man allegedly fired on three officers, who fired back. During the exchange, an officer was hit in the shoulder. Suspect Eric Arroyo, 31, of Long Beach, who was also wounded in the exchange, dropped his firearm and tried to flee the apartment complex and continued to resist arrest. It was later determined the bullet that wounded the officer was fired by another officer.

Thursday, June 18

The Breakers on Ocean Blvd. At 6:30 p.m., police responded to find that Nelson Adesina Vincent, 23, of Long Beach had jumped to his death.

Lakewood Blvd. near the Long Beach Airport. At 9:30 p.m., a Beechcraft C23 Musketeer airplane landed the hard way, through a fence that separated vehicle traffic on Lakewood Blvd. from runway traffic on 25 Right. In the process, a motorist on Lakewood suffered minor injuries and his car was damaged, while the Beechcraft pilot reportedly suffered even lighter injuries, but the plane itself was pretty well crumpled.

steve@longbeachcomber.com