From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 12
Friday, May 23
Junipero Ave. and First St. A young male stole some plants from an otherwise innocent yard at 6 p.m., then headed out toward the direction of Bixby Park, which probably was not the recipient of these wonders of nature.
Saturday, May 24
1400 block of Molino Ave. At 1 a.m., a shooting victim walked into a hospital and said he had been shot, but no crime scene was found at that location. But, while investigating, the cops heard gunfire nearby, found a gun in an alley and arrested two adult males on unrelated charges. That’s under investigating too.
Monday, May 26
15 E. 69th Way. When sheriff deputies attempted to pull over Noel Aguilar, who was riding a bicycle, a struggle ensued and Aguilar ran off with deputies in pursuit. Both a deputy and Aguilar were shot at 9:45 a.m. Aguilar died and the deputy was put into a squad car and rushed to St. Francis Hospital. The sheriff department began staging immediately at Long Beach Blvd. to deal with the situation while Long Beach Police closed down Long Beach Blvd. It was later determined that the suspect, Noel Aguilar had been armed, however the deputy was shot with his partner’s gun, though who fired it is not clear.
Tuesday, May 27
Unspecified hospital. At 2 a.m., Long Beach Police stopped a vehicle in the area of Carson Street and the 605 freeway, resulting in the arrest of 53-year-old Deborah Lynn Day for an outstanding felony warrant. At the jail, “Day became agitated during the booking process, which led medical staff and booking personnel to request paramedics transport her to a hospital for further examination.” At the hospital, at 5:10 p.m., “Day again went into medical distress. Hospital staff was unable to revive her and she was pronounced deceased. Detectives from the Long Beach Police Homicide Detail responded to investigate due to Mrs. Day’s medical issues becoming apparent while in-custody, which is standard practice in all cases of in-custody deaths. The investigation remains ongoing.”
San Antonio Dr. and Long Beach Blvd. A teenaged male was observed throwing burning papers into dry brush at 4:45 p.m.
Spring and Palo Verde Ave. The possible casing of businesses was detected by sharp eyed individuals and passed on to authorities at several eastside locations at 4:50 p.m.
Lakewood. Long Beach police detectives arrested 19-year-old Travion Holmes and 21-year-old Orlando Howard in connection to four street robberies committed in March and April 2014 and the DA charged Holmes with one count of armed robbery with a gang enhancement and Howard with four counts of armed robbery, one count of attempted robbery, and fraudulent use of a bankcard, with a gang enhancement. Both suspects are currently being held at the Los Angeles County Jail, each with a bail amount of $200,000.
Friday, May 30
Outer Traffic Circle. At 10:25 a.m., a white Toyota or Honda struck a female causing a head injury to her, while the suspected Huntington Beach-based motorist went south on Ximeno Ave. Southerly jurisdictions were thus notified.
Saturday, May 31
Queen Mary parking lot. At the entrance, some car racing was reported at 3:15 p.m. with some tire marks in the area, no doubt totally unconnected to the car show also being held at a nearby site.
Tuesday, June 3
Long Beach Airport. At 8:45 a.m., a construction crew working on Taxi Lane Juliet hit a power cable causing an outage. Though the control tower was not impacted and flights were on schedule with no major delays. The power loss affected the terminal and concourse areas as well as traffic signals at Conant St. and Lakewood Blvd., Lew Davis Dr. and Clark Ave. and tunnels on Lakewood Blvd. and Spring St. Power was restored by 11 a.m.
4100 block of Bellflower Blvd. At noon, a woman walked into a well-known child care center office and reported she’d been assaulted. No one knew whether she was buzzed in or used some other method to gain entry, but the police were called. Then the woman left, as did a reported male associate who departed in a motor vehicle. The woman walked into a neighboring parking lot and when responding police stopped her, she declined their offer of assistance.
Seventh St. and Santiago Ave. At 12:40 p.m., a 30ish female was driving a westbound silver Toyota Avalon, which left the raceway ... er ... street and crashed into a house, the impact of which broke a gas main. Traffic was diverted to northbound Terraine Ave. and all non-essential personnel, like residents, were ordered away from the scene based on a major gas leak. The dangerous leak was declared stopped at 1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 4
2300 block of Bellflower Blvd. At 2 p.m., many cop cars responded to the Charter Cable bill paying office. Unknown if it was to prevent a FIOS invasion or an out-of-hand customer complaint.