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Steve Propes

Saturday, May 15

20th St. and Long Beach Blvd. At 10:45 p.m., 29-year-old Long Beach resident Dennis Boyles was arrested on assault with firearm on a person and concealed weapon in a vehicle charges, bail: $50,000. Next job, determine whether shots were fired.

Sunday, May 16

Paramount Blvd. and Artesia Blvd. Coming to town on the 91, at 4 p.m., a rally of multiple dirt bikers broke out, which is what fragile ecosystems were created for.

4000 block of Falcon Ave. At 7 p.m., just like the movies, a woman screams, gunshots are heard. A 45-year-old woman “negligently discharged a firearm from inside her residence.” Police arrested her, bail set at $35,000, her gun taken away.

Aquarium Way. At 9:30 p.m., two mugging muggers stole a Bird scooter, something that could be acquired on any street corner without risking felony charges. The only theft was the remaining paid-for time, not the actual vehicle. What’s the word? No one can give you the Bird.

1000 block of East 10th St. At 10:20 p.m., shots fired, the male adult resident “observed his residence had been struck by gunfire.”

900 block of Park Circle. At 10:29 p.m., more shots, more non-victims.

Monday, May 17

4105 of East Willow St.  At 3:34 a.m., a man argued, then was shot at Extended Stay America, where travelers expect to enjoy amenities, not including bullets. The injuries were of the non-life-threatening variety.

5900 block of Linden Ave. At 6:65 p.m. a man argued with a woman; settled it by shooting at her. Both split the scene, left evidence, including bullet casings, behind.

Friday, May 21

Atherton Street. At 4 p.m., Native American activists and supporters marched near CSULB to the Traffic Circle over protection of Puvungna land on that very CSULB campus.

Saturday, May 22

Pine Ave. and Seaside. At 2:50 p.m., at least 30 cars involved in some sort of protest were heading north into the heart of the limited fun district.

3000 block of Bellflower Blvd. A Nextdoor poster complained, “in the last 48-72 hours I’ve heard someone doing donuts in the northeast corner of the 24hr Fitness parking lot. The latest incident took place around 3:15a.m. this morning. I have also heard this going on over the last few months in the Kmart lot.” In response, a man said “Someone’s jacked up on pre-workout and creatine.” Said the poster, “We see them snorting it off their bumpers of their lifted F-350’s and Dodge What The F Ever they are called.”

Sunday, May 23

700 block of E. Shoreline Dr. At 1:45 a.m., gunshots heard, shell casings found, shooters gonzo.

2080 Bellflower Blvd. Note to petty thieves, leave your torch lighter behind while out thieving. At 11 a.m., a 24-year-old man was arrested for petty theft at Lazy Acres. Placed in the backseat of a patrol vehicle, then officers saw the metal thingie in his hands necessitating a SWAT callout and admission for him to a hospital prior to booking.

Obispo Ave. and Vista St. At 3 p.m., a family of four in a Chevy Camaro parked for pizza, locked a pug-like dog in the car, window cracked open. As the pug had no long nose to stick out, a rescuer tree-branch-opened the door, took dog to safety while the car alarm blared. The pug-owning family returned at 4:45 p.m. as did animal control. The kids were hysterical about the missing dog, which was quickly returned along with an aggressive rebuke from a nearby resident.

Harding St. and Myrtle Ave. At 5:48 p.m., paintball gun wielding vehicle occupants shot at a victim, everybody then fled prior to police arrival.

Cherry Ave. at 59th St. A man with a tool busied himself bashing parked cars at 3:45 p.m.

2100 block of Williams St. At 8:40 p.m., while arguing, Eric Doore, 51, stabbed his roommate, arrested for murder, $2 million bail.

Monday, May 24

Tenth St. and Obispo Ave. At 4:45 p.m., more paintball madness.

Tuesday, May 25

Gaviota Ave. and Tenth St. At 3:06 p.m., a group of teens paint-balled ‘mongst themselves. Officers responded, interviewed witnesses to this odd take on fun.

Wednesday, May 26

Artesia Blvd. and Orange Ave. At 9:14 p.m., a female adult crossing Artesia against a red signal outside of a crosswalk was hit a 1997 BMW 528I driven by a licensed 29-year-old male Long Beach resident. She later died.

Granada Beach. At 10:50 p.m., a bongo banging bunch bothered beach-goers. Echoes of Beach Blanket flickery?

100 block of west 52nd St. At 11:05 p.m., 26-year-old Jaime Lopez-Pinzon Jr. of Long Beach wielded a rifle, then fired as police were arriving in response to a man with a gun call. Police fired back. All missed, the man barricaded himself. SWAT settled the issue, arresting Pinon.

Thursday, May 27

Seventh St. and Cerritos Ave. At 11:45 a.m., shots fired, shell casings found near Franklin Middle School, which was locked down, as well as traffic on Seventh Street from Orange Avenue to Alamitos Avenue.

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