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Community Scanner

Community Scanner

From Issue: Volume XX - Number 20
10/5/2012


By Steve Propes

Sunday, September 9

2700 block of Anaheim Street near Ohio Ave. Two men were shot in the parking lot near a liquor store at 9:50 p.m. The possibility of gang involvement is being investigated, reinforced by the request should you have any information, the contact should be directed to the gang enforcement detail at 562-570-7370.

Monday, September 10

Hoffman Ave. near Anaheim St. During a 10:30 a.m. family dispute came reports that a man was throwing barbecue “thongs” – which was quickly corrected to barbecue “tongs,” potentially more dangerous than “thongs.”

Redondo Ave. at Anaheim St. At 10:45 a.m., a man and his pickup were trucking northbound when, out of nowhere, a police car lit him up. The cop opened the conversation by asking if the truck was his. It was. Turned out the reason for the stop was not wearing a seatbelt, which was added to the lack of proof of insurance on the citation. Next day, the same truck, same driver, same intersection saw the same thing happen to a woman in a car by the same cop. Seatbelt enforcement is apparently for real at this corner.

400 block of Long Beach Blvd. At 2:51 p.m., a bank robbery by way of a note resulted in the loss of some money. Two days later, the suspect was caught. Anyone with information on this bank robbery attempt should contact Detective Fermin Gonzalez at (562) 570-7068.

1900 block of E. Harwick St. According to police, they were called to the home of David Jordan, 20, by his stepmother, who told a 911 dispatcher that Jordan was armed with a knife, threatening to hurt her and shouting that he wanted police to kill him. As responding officers tried to get her and another female out of the home, Jordan allegedly lunged at one officer with the knife, prompting the officer to open fire, police said.

As the same time, the suspect allegedly threw the knife at the officer, prompting a second round of gunfire, which resulted in his death.

7500 block of Wardlow. A hit and run occurred at this near-park roadway at 7 p.m., with some mention of the camper shell.

710 Freeway. At 10:30 p.m., literally several tons of cop cars stopped a vehicle leaving what was described as humongous mutual combat at a Shoreline Village drinking establishment. With survivors.

Wednesday, September 12

Westbound Spring St. west of Lakewood Boulevard’s airport underpass was closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as public works worked today to repair the damage caused by a traffic accident and figure out to whom to send the bill, hopefully backed by lots of insurance, unless of course, it’s a hit and run.

Long Beach Blvd. and Broadway. At 1:40 p.m., a stolen SUV attracted six police vehicles, which became ten police cars in a slow speed pursuit from Long Beach Blvd., then eastbound onto Broadway, where a suspected car thief/suspected bank robber from the September 10, 2012 caper at the 400 block of Long Beach Blvd. was taken into custody.

Willow and Woodruff. Vehicle versus bicyclist accident at 3:55 p.m. at this busy freeway on and off ramp area cleverly disguised as surface streets.

1300 block Termino Ave. At 11 p.m., trash in about 13 street containers had not been picked up. At about 4 p.m. the next day, after at least one call, the truck came by and picked up about three of the bins. With Thursday street sweeping, none of the unlicensed bins were cited as they had to be in by the end of trash day, well overdue as of Friday with the trash still uncollected.

Thursday, September 13

Wardlow Rd. at the Flood Control near Charlemagne Ave. At 7:30 a.m., a quitter by litter discarded half a dozen perfectly filtered cigarettes and a few remnant cigarettes were spotted on the sidewalk. Quitting by littering isn’t quite yet a major trend…yet.

CSULB. At 11 a.m., an SUV snuck in a hard-to-find-parking spot a waiting woman wanted. At that, waiting woman jumped out of her vehicle and threatened the other driver with “I’m gonna beat yo’ ass and key yo’ car,” drove off and almost immediately found her own spot. No word about the key or the as…don’t ask.

Friday, September 14

Harco St. at Greenbrier Ave. At 10:15 a.m., a suspicious SUV; a newly broken-in residence; a police response.

400 block of Lime Ave. Random shots were being heard in the area shortly before 11 a.m. and a police search commenced to locate the source of the bullets, like a gun, arresting a female.
2600 block of Hackett Ave. At 11 p.m. an attempted theft of a chained motorcycle meant the suspects were attempting to drag it away.

Ravenna Dr. and Second St. The regularly scheduled street fight occurred at 11:10 p.m.

steve@longbeachcomber.com