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Community Scanner

Community Scanner

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 9
5/3/2013


By Steve Propes

Sunday, April 14

2400 block of Roycroft Ave. near Burnett St. At 12:37 p.m., when police responded to a burglary in progress call, the suspect fled the scene. According to police, a large perimeter was es-tablished and police conducted a house-to-house search that lasted the better part of three and a half hours before determining the suspect had eluded capture.

Monday, April 15

Spring St. and Bellflower Blvd. After a vehicle pursuit ended at 5:45 a.m., the car driver was found with an instrument that could have been used to unlock cars in a series of break-ins, how-ever, wasn’t a device the police had highlighted the previous week. According to the police, many have called with what the opening device might be, but have not solved the mystery. If you think you know, call (562) 570-7262.

Lakewood Blvd. and Airport Tunnel. Oversize load and truck carrying that load stuck in the middle with no place to go at 11:55 a.m. Gotta build these tunnels higher.

Bellflower Blvd. and Carita St. A small child was observed chasing a three-legged dog at 1:30 p.m., to whom he belonged was not known, the child that is.

2200 block of Fidler Ave. A suspicious sort of solicitor is one who knocks door-to-door; if and when no one answers, he speaks on a cell phone at 1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16

3900 block of Bellflower Blvd. At 10:20 a.m., fire responded to an incident near or at the Edison station that required a gurney and some sort of rescue, with a patient removed to the hospital.

2200 block of Bellflower Blvd. A male confused the area near the Target store as the appropriate location to wield a knife at 11:15 a.m. He and the knife rode off on a beach cruiser in a south-erly direction.

Wednesday, April 17

Carson Street and Los Coyotes Diagonal. A 4:17 p.m. two-car traffic collision with a 1991 Isuzu Truck driven by Michael Morell, 67 of Stanton, turned left over the center median, collided with a westbound 2002 Toyota Sequoia driven by a 41-year-old resident of Long Beach. The Toyota then hit a pole. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital in stable condition; however Morell died in the hospital. A request to fire for more detail revealed “a car ran into a pole. One patient transported to Memorial.”

Thursday, April 17

Ximeno Ave. and Atherton St. The driver of a Batmobile allegedly approached a female pedestrian at 8:25 a.m. and returned to the Batcave when she refused to converse.

Friday, April 18

3300 block of Rutgers Ave. A group of young males were hiding in the grass and indulging other suspicious behavior that would cause one to think casing was going on at 10:10 p.m. After their madcap behavior, they moved on to Wardlow Road.

Saturday, April 19

1300 block of Termino Ave. At 9:45 a.m., the cops came looking for Regina who only served as a house cleaner with occasional sleepover privileges, though she hasn’t been on the job for about three weeks.

Southbound Woodruff Ave. south of Willow St. As an extended patch of sidewalk was being replaced, signs were posted instructing pedestrians to use the sidewalk on the opposite side of the street, but left out the part about how to cross the 405 Freeway to get to the other sidewalk at 3 p.m.

Sunday, April 20

Spring St. and Woodruff Ave. In the morning hours, a young female was arrested by the police on account of local tagging and telltale paint on her hands. Gloves anyone?

Shoreline Dr. near Elm Ave. A fight broke out at 5:55 p.m., possibly fueled by the fact it was at the Patron Club.

Anaheim St. and Cherry Ave. At 6 p.m., a man ran out of a store with something in his hands toward the east being chased by “a huge fat guy” with women and children then taking up the chase, forming a line of people running down the street as a motorcycle cop rode by as if nothing was going on.

Monday, April 21

Lakewood Blvd. and Spring St. An unattended package left on a bus bench drew the attention of the authorities at 3:15 p.m.

1700 block of E. First St. At 10 p.m., Dave Burdett, 43, noticed his bike had been removed after he last saw his ride at 8 p.m. Cut marks on the chain suggested bolt cutters, much like those spotted in the possession of a crew of youths near the downtown WalMart at about 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22

2700 block of Tulane Ave. At 7:20 a.m., a man on a bike who was lurking in a garage claimed someone was trying to kill him, but rode off without being so victimized.

steve@longbeachcomber.com