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Friday, April 8

2800 block of Stanbridge Ave. Two residents, the other at the 5300 block of E. 29th St., awoke to find the wheels missing from their cars, one of them from a rented 2016 Toyota Camry, as well as the bricks used to prop up the wheel-less cars taken from the front yard of still another neighbor.

Saturday, April 9

Fourth St. and Ohio Ave. At 8:30 a.m. a woman was in a local business as her purse was stolen from her car. “My fault for not locking” she wrote at NextDoor. A credit card from the theft was used 30 minutes later at two business at Anaheim St. and Redondo Ave. She describes the perpetrator as a tall, thin, light-skinned African American man in early 20s or late teens, khaki skinny jeans, beanie or bandana on his head and wearing a black windbreaker and the stolen items as “a black Dooney and Burke handbag and rose and gold Tory Burch wallet.” If all the above can be linked, she wants to know about it.

Sunday, April 10

300 block of E. 33rd St. The Royal Dragon Buffet roof caught fire, not food or cooking related as their buffets are inactive, likely for good.

2200 block of Bellflower. At 2:15 p.m., a four or five year old with a book to read was left alone in a Camry parked in a disabled zone. Depending on whether there is a suitable plaque, might amount to a multiple offense situation.

700 block of Orizaba Ave. At 5:30 p.m., a man called the cops to say his brother was kidnapped after a home invasion and driven off by two males with a gun in a black Scion. While officers were at the scene, the kidnapping victim was released and returned home.

Monday, April 11

Pacific Coast Hwy. and Cherry Ave. At 12:15 a.m., a 1998 Nissan Quest van collided with a 2014 Honda Odyssey. According to police, the Quest, driving by Theodore Sims, 63, of Long Beach, was eastbound when he attempted to turn left into a parking lot, colliding with the eastbound Odyssey being driven by Jean Bidondoyore, 18, of Rancho Palos Verdes Estates. Two juveniles in the Quest were transported to a local hospital where they are listed in critical condition. Sims, who was detained for suspicion of DUI, also suffered injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted in stable condition. The accident is being investigated as possibly DUI related.

Livingston Dr. and Roswell Ave. At 9:40 p.m., three suspects approached a victim and demanded personal property while pointing a gun. With a description in hand, police located two of the three suspects in the area and detained them. The suspects, Gerardo Nieves, 20 and Kewone Carwell, 20, both of Long Beach had the victim’s property in their possession and one had a replica handgun in his possession. No word as to the third suspect, however the two arrested were booked into the Long Beach Jail with a bail of $50,000 each.

Wednesday, April 13

605 Freeway near Willow St. At 7 a.m., a large pickup truck went over the side of the 605 and landed upright in the bushes, thus rendered undrivable.

2600 block of Anaheim. At 9:10 a.m., a wayward car ran into a food stand, probably not for the purpose of ordering.

1200 block of Stanley Ave. At 12:50 p.m., police responded to a disturbance call, when Ngounsay Keo, 59, of Long Beach reportedly threatened them with a knife and tried to keep them from entering an apartment. Upon entry, they found Karina Duch, 40, of Los Angeles, who was suffering from stab wounds, officials said. The woman was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. Keo was also suffering from a self-inflicted stab wound and was taken to a hospital with at least one stab wound and was listed in critical condition. Keo and the victim had been in a relationship for 23 years, and had two children. Keo was booked for murder, bail set at $2 million.

Redondo and Pacific Coast Hwy. At 4:45 p.m., while in pursuit of a vehicle, a police unit was called off by the brass. A few minutes later, a similar vehicle was reported driving in an unsafe manner at the Traffic Circle.

Friday, April 15

5900 E. Carson. A six-some of male golfers were reported hitting their balls toward the busy street at 3:55 p.m.

Carson and Woodruff. Three vehicles were involved in a crash at 4 p.m., golf balls likely not the cause.

Saturday, April 16

Ocean Blvd. downtown. A male driver with a goatee was driving at a high rate of speed, but not on the Grand Prix track, instead, over the bridge into San Pedro at 3:15 p.m. Local police did not pursue, instead, notified LAPD of an incoming problem.

steve@beachcomber.news