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Steve Propes

Friday, April 2

Cherry Ave. At 3:15 p.m., a woman and her Honda at a drive up window at a burger place, deciding she didn’t like the food, threw it through the window back to the employee, then tried to climb through the window, then drove her Honda down the road in search of a truly superior burger.

Saturday, April 3

11th St. and Ohio Ave. Police conducted a traffic stop of an allegedly stolen vehicle, when the driver, Angel Madrigalcarreon, a 27-year-old resident of Long Beach got a running start. Police established a perimeter and began a search. With a K-9 brought to the scene, the suspect wisely surrendered to police before the dog was put onto his scent. Booked for vehicle theft, resisting an officer, possession of various drugs and unlawful paraphernalia, none described further.

Sunday, April 4

Magnolia Ave. and 32nd St. At 1:45 p.m., a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle traveling northbound on Magnolia Avenue at a high rate of speed struck a 2017 Honda Civic driven by a 71-year-old female resident of Long Beach after the Civic had stopped at the intersection. A citizen performed life-saving measures; the Long Beach Fire Department arrived on scene, rendered life-saving measures, declared the motorcyclist deceased at the scene.

Monday, April 5

Citywide. At 4:50 a.m. came a rumble, then some shaking, enough to wake up most sleepers, then went into remission, not to be felt again. Seismic experts report a 4.0. Good morning!

Lakewood Blvd. and Willow St. At 4:30 p.m., a young tattooed male dashed out of Shoe City carrying a pair of shoes over his head, got in a car and sped off. Carrying, not wearing, proved to witnesses he was not taking them for a test run.

Tuesday, April 6

1400 block of Stevely Ave. At 10:30 p.m., a large suspicious package was spotted under a high tension wire structure near the riverbed, with authorities and a K-9 responding to figure it out. Call off the bomb squad, it was an abandoned Christmas tree. K-9 called off but next Christmas still scheduled.

Wednesday, April 7

Bixby Knolls. At 1:15 a.m., “It’s okay to be white” fliers were pasted on the exterior of various businesses and the TALB office on Atlantic Avenue. After complaints, police are investigating.

2500 block of Pacific Coast Hwy. At 11:40 a.m., an observer complained of a man standing on the corner, throwing shoes at passing vehicles. Look for the barefoot assailant.

Friday, April 9

5000 block of Pacific Coast Hwy. At 2:10 p.m., a man got in a dispute over food and tried to walk out without paying, which in turn, caused a double shoving of a woman.

Pacific Coast Hwy. and Bellflower Blvd. A red “old” Honda circled the intersection at 3:15 p.m., hitting at least two other vehicles in the process. Ended at Loynes and Bixby at 3:20 p.m., where the suspect slipped her cuffs while officers were interviewing witnesses.

Orange Ave. and 56th St. At 11:40 p.m., several cars doing donuts in the intersection, though not a Krispy Kreme in sight.

Saturday, April 10

Shoreline Dr. and Pine Ave. At 11:10 a.m., about 100 pro-migrants-in-the-convention center protestors assembled. Police responded to control traffic issues, while the crowd moved to Ocean and Pine, traffic diverted to Long Beach Blvd.

Pacific Coast Hwy. and Cherry Ave. At 1:20 a.m., a male adult pedestrian in a crosswalk, but against a red light was struck by a 2009 Honda Civic, driven by a 20-year-old male from Anaheim. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Market St. at Atlantic Ave. At 2:30 p.m., an officer using lights and siren going westbound when the driver of a northbound vehicle on Atlantic Avenue failed to stop, collision resulted. No serious injuries, but two people were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Sunday, April 11

200 block of East Spring St. At 8:30 p.m., a man, shot multiple times near Veterans Park, took himself to a hospital in stable condition before police could get there. The victim refused to give police a statement, but police said a man had approached him on foot, fired and fled the scene in a white car.

Monday, April 12

Convention Center. According to police, four people wearing dark clothing, masks and backpacks spray-painted the various messages of the “No kids in cages” variety at 3:45 a.m. on the center walls, columns and stairs before fleeing on foot. They also left flyers of migrant children who have died in U.S. custody.

Tuesday, April 13

6500 Atlantic Ave. At 12:30 p.m., possibly ingesting an off-menu item, a woman was rendered unconscious by whiffing computer cleaner at Big Macs.

Pacific Coast Hwy. and Sherman Pl. At 7 p.m., a male and a female recalled who stabbed them: three people exited a silver sedan and stabbed them while they were walking with another person. The wounds were non-life-threatening.


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