Friday November 13
By Steve Propes
Saturday, October 24
2900 block of E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Police were called to a motel at 9 a.m. as the result of a man who was pistol whipped by another man and got cut on the forehead. No movie shoots in the area?
Redondo Ave. and Stearns St. Came a 9 p.m. traffic accident that necessitating the closing of streets like Redondo, Stearns and possibly Hill Street, stretching into Signal Hill, if maps are any indication.
Sunday, October 25
Southbound 710 Freeway. At noon, an estimated 100 to 150 bikers were southbound on the freeway, some getting off on Willow to refuel at Santa Fe Avenue. Refueling completed, the bikers went west, not far from the undeveloped site where the Chargers / Raiders did not play this day, but might someday, or not. Out of town, the local cops lost interest, but the gas station had a biker payday.
400 block of the Promenade. At 4:50 p.m., as a local retailer was about to close up, workers began to get nervous as a group of customers were rushing the counter, taking goods that were both fresh and easy to obtain without payment. Goes with the territory when a retail operator relies on automation, little wonder about the fate of certain retailers.
1000 block of Maine Ave. At 7:45 p.m., police responded to a possible stabbing and they discovered the victim, 22-year-old Jesus Pimentel of Long Beach stabbed in the torso, prone on the sidewalk. Pimentel was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Monday, October 26
231 Windsor Way. Carnival Cruises personnel took the keys away from a bobtail truck driver on account’a suspicion of public intoxication at 7 a.m.
Thursday, October 29
200 block of Obispo Ave. At 2 a.m. came the downpour, make that the down fronds, as the winds toppled various heavy fronds from the local date palms directly onto vehicles parked underneath, making more than enough noise to wake the sleeping owners.
Lakewood Village. A young Hispanic male associated a possible white Toyota Tercel with no license plate, drove into a resident’s driveway, stealing a delivered package on the porch. For his trouble and chance of being arrested, the thief got away with baby sunscreen and a pacifier clip, probably worth about two bucks at any swap meet.
Friday, October 30
800 block of Gardenia. At 8:30 p.m., a male walked in to a building and proceeded to switch off all the circuit breakers, probably similar to the man who broke several windows at the 700 block of Rose Ave. Set up activities for burglaries suspected.
Carson and Bellflower. Exactly three months after having their exterior wall extensively damaged by fire on July 31, CVS management got around to repairing the affected wall, perhaps because the CVS home office is in Rhode Island and that’s a pretty long drive, depending on traffic conditions of course.
Saturday, October 31
1000 block of Olive Ave. At 3:26 a.m., police responded to a reported shooting of a male adult who had been struck by gunfire. He was taken by paramedics responded and took him to a local hospital, in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
Sunday, November 1
Parker’s Lighthouse. At the location, a woman with no shirt, no bra was taking in the almost noonday sun and surf.
Lakewood Village. As a female came back from the market an older male driving a white old suburban pulled up on the wrong side of road, backed up, blocked her driveway and he asked if she lived at the residence. He then said he could fix the dent on her husband’s car, to which she said “no thank you.” He persisted, told her he’d give her a good price and could do it immediately. The answer, in short, was “no.” As he walked back to his vehicle another male voice in the back seat asked if she wanted to sell her Toyota Prius. Answer: “no.”
Monday, November 2
500 block of Temple Ave. What started as a pursuit of a stolen car in an alley at Eighth and Rose at 1:10 p.m. ended at 1:20 p.m. with cuffs and terms like “in custody.”
Wednesday, November 3
1333 Redondo Ave. At 3:50 p.m., a construction crew cutting through an old building came across some old bones, not sure whether they were human or something else, possibly old fast food or Halloween prank.
Redondo Ave. at 7th St. A 7:55 p.m. collision necessitated shutting down the southbound part of the north-south corridor at Eighth Street.
1800 block of Pacific Ave. At 10:15 p.m., a police officer responded to a call of an assault at the La Playa bar and was injured during a use of force with a man in his late 20s. Officers then used a carotid restraint on the suspect, who was also hospitalized as a precaution and evaluation, like how drunk do you have to be to attack a cop?