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Community Scanner
Community Scanner

Friday May 13

By Steve Propes

Monday, April 18

Clark Ave. just south of Wardlow Rd. According to a NextDoor posting, at 2:30 p.m., as a result of an accident, “an SUV went airborne and rolled across the street. The other car was pushed back into the bushes on the golf course. Of course both cars were totaled.” Not known as to injuries.

Friday, April 22

Atherton Street and Studebaker Road. Officers arrested a 23-year-old female after making a traffic stop on Friday at 11:04 p.m. The female was suspected to be in a hit-and-run and had a blown-out tire.

Sunday, April 24

2400 block of Spaulding St. An adult male was shot at 8:30 a.m. and was transported to a hospital with his injuries described as non-life-threatening.

Second Street near Pacific Coast Hwy. A 4-Runner and Cadillac got into it at 9 p.m., taking refuge into the nearby Gelson’s lot, a perfect place for upscale motoring, even during damaged times.

Monday, April 25

Seventh Street and Redondo Ave. At 1 a.m., a male adult pedestrian was repeatedly jumping in front of traffic. When he laid down in the street, he was struck by a white 4-door sedan, described as a 2006 to 2010 white Chrysler 300, which fled the scene. Police officers found the unconscious male adult, who was not breathing. Paramedics declared him deceased at the scene.

Thursday, April 28

Spring Street and El Dorado Park Dr. At 4:30 p.m. a Hyundai Sonata driven by a 57-year-old male resident of Long Beach was traveling westbound on Spring Street. The driver looked away from the roadway and when he looked back up he saw that a Toyota Scion was stopped in front of him. With no time to react, he collided with the rear of the Scion, which resulted in the death of a 31-year-old female Downey resident.

Friday, April 29

CSULB. A 19-year-old male student reported that his wallet was removed from a secured locker in the Student Recreational Center and when the student found his wallet he discovered that his money was gone. Depends on the definition of secured.

Saturday, April 30

Fourth Street and Long Beach Boulevard. At 12:34 p.m., a motorist collided with a Metro train, which required a 20-minute extrication for the motorist to be rushed to a trauma center. Blue Line delays were the inevitable consequence of this event.

Sunday. May 1

CSULB University Police received a call about a duck near the Parkside Commons that broke its leg at 3 p.m. When animal control arrived to assist, the duck was able to fly and was not taken in for questioning.

Tuesday, May 3

Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert stated a 36-year-old man received likely the longest misdemeanor domestic violence sentence in city history. Awarded this dubious distinction, Gary Steven McJimsey was convicted of battering two women, threatening them multiple times by phone and text message, and vandalizing their property. The jury took less than one hour to return guilty verdicts on nine misdemeanor counts, including breaking into his child’s mother’s apartment, throwing her to the ground, straddling and punching her. He also broke into a home “by sawing off the metal security door,” but he himself will now be behind far more sturdy security bars for eight years.

Wednesday, May 4

Elm Avenue and Market Street. An unmatched pair of vehicles collided with a Long Beach police car stopped at a stop sign at 2:25 p.m., answering the conundrum, where are the cops when you need them. A two-door Acura traveling north on Elm was hit by a four-door Volkswagon Jetta westbound on Market Street. That’s when the collision’s impact sent them into the stopped police car. As one car contained a small child, Long Beach fire was requested, but no injuries were reported. Fault has yet to be determined, but most likely won’t rest with the cop car.

Third Street and Magnolia Avenue. At 3 p.m., two vehicles collided, sending shards of glass from recyclable bottles across the street and onto the balcony of a neighboring apartment complex, vastly reducing their recycled worth. There were no injuries to the drivers, one male and one female with two dogs. However, there was serious impact to a tire that was knocked off a car. Residents of the apartment complex helped rescue whatever intact bottles remained and swept up the strewn glass shards located on the sidewalk and balcony.

Thursday, May 5

St. Joseph and Second St. At 10:10 a.m., a female driver got visibly upset, locked herself in her car and generally pitched a fit at a traffic warden who was issuing a citation to the extent he had to request backup from a black and white. During this encounter, he expressed concern that she might hit his vehicle with hers, however he was holding her keys. All in all not a recommended technique in appealing a paper citation.

steve@beachcomber.news