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Monday, Aug. 16

1000 block of Grand Ave. At 3:28 p.m., a resident at the wrong end of a gun pointed his way in a garage, closed and locked the door, then called the cops, in that order. Police assembled a SWAT team to deal with an armed and trapped suspect. At 7:30 p.m., Ashley Nichelle Inscho, a 32-year-old Long Beach resident was arrested. Bail was set at $50,000.

Fifth St. and Temple Ave. A female Nextdoor poster reported at 7:20 p.m., “I was out on a walk and a guy ran up behind me and fully grabbed my ass, definitely not an accident. I was in shock for a second, screamed at him. Around 5’10-6’, pretty lean/skinny, wearing grey sweatpants, a white baggy long sleeve shirt and a blue baseball style cap … just wanted to share it here in case it has happened to anyone else.” It had, several women responded, “This man grabbed mine as I walked down the stairs at 9th Place to the beach path about a week ago.” Another, “It’s the same guy that did it to me too, St. Louis and Seventh, police report was made.” Solutions abounded: a “can of wasp spray if he gets near ... ooh, that’ll probably be worse than pepper spray … maybe yellow spray paint would be better to use in catching this guy … neon the kind that glows in the dark … bear spray … blue face pepper spray on Amazon.” The most unique was as follows: “I’m ready to design a line of accessories women can safely and strategically add to their clothing that will fill an assailant’s hands with those super fine prickly pear spines.” Ow. Double owie.

Wednesday, Aug. 18

Bellflower Blvd. and Carson St. At 2:30 p.m., a middle-aged man loitered by the green traffic light. When it turned red, he began to cross in front of cars about to move on their green, then dropped to his knees with hands folded in prayer.

Thursday, Aug. 19

600 block of Olive Ave. While walking from his vehicle at about 8:14 p.m. four male suspects approached and argued with the victim, whom one of the suspects assaulted; then assaulted his car by gunfire, the man wasn’t hit.

Friday, Aug. 20

240 Obispo Ave. Owner whose Camry was about to be ticketed for blocking the street sweeper ran to his car as the sweeper and ticket provider patiently waited at 10:10 a.m. As he got in the driver’s seat, he threw up as his dog peed, thus proving the sweeper can clean up more than leaves, dog poop and cigarette butts.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

1700 block of Lewis Ave. At 4 p.m. a male shooting victim self-transported to a hospital. Investigated as possibly gang related.

400 block of W. 20th St. At about 9:22 p.m., a rolling vehicle pulled up alongside stopped vehicle, shots fired, both cars fled, a third occupied parked vehicle man struck by gunfire.

Friday, Aug. 27

Atlantic Ave. and South St. Long Beach Police conducted a DUI/drivers license checkpoint at 6 p.m. As a result, three drivers were arrested for DUI; two drivers were cited for operating a vehicle with a suspended and or revoked license and six unlicensed drivers were cited for just that.

Sunday, Aug. 29

4900 Ruth Ave. After two women fought, one of the women pulled a gun to pistol-whip her 49-year-old opponent, then fired a gunshot into the ground to punctuate the encounter, fleeing the scene in a vehicle. At 12:13 a.m., trouble brewed again at the same location. The victim from the original incident who had sustained minor injuries from the first incident was at the scene of a no-hit shooting, complete with an occupied building struck by gunfire. Police said the “two incidents were found to be related.” Evidence was collected from the scene, including casings. The investigation is ongoing.

Pacific Ave. and 32nd St. At 4:34 p.m., a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by a 23-year-old male Long Beach resident was northbound on Pacific Avenue when he lost control of his bike, hit a curb, “causing the driver to become separated from the motorcycle.” The motorcycle was struck by a 2010 Ford Mustang, driven by a 21-year-old Compton resident who was released from the scene, the motorcycle rider died.

Monday, Aug. 30

700 block of Raymond Ave. At 2:55 p.m., a man was stabbed in the back by another human being.

Lakewood Blvd. and Willow St. A male adult was repeatedly attempting to jump in front of moving vehicles at 9:30 p.m.

LBCC campus. At 10 p.m., the prospect of an intruder in one of the bungalows on campus kept the police chopper busy for about an hour.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Long Beach Blvd. and Sixth St. A parent with a bullhorn protested Board of Education masking-for- student policy at 10:10 a.m.

1600 block of Temple. At 3:30 p.m., a nine-year-old female pedestrian in a crosswalk was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, which took the liberty to drive away, a Jeep Liberty, that is, or a silver tinted-window Patriot going south. Her injuries were minor.


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