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By: 
Steve Propes

Friday, May 27

1100 block of Pine Ave. At 2:35 a.m., police responded to a shots call, stopped three adults, finding a bag with a firearm belonging to Tiffany Constance Oldham, a 39-year-old resident of Long Beach, booked as a prohibited possessor in possession of a firearm and gun charges. Bail: $35,000.

2000 block of San Gabriel Ave. At 4:35 a.m., police found a male adult with non-life-threatening stab wounds to the upper body after a supposed verbal altercation with a woman he knew that escalated when she commenced to stab him.

Saturday, May 28

1300 block of Atlantic Ave. At 9:56 p.m., a car ran into a house, leaving the structure red-tagged and the car towed. 

Sunday, May 29

1200 block of Locust Ave. At 3:18 a.m., a man in a parking lot had a verbal altercation with several people. As the man took to his car, a man and woman approached, pulled a gun, fired a shot toward the ground, then drove away in the victim’s vehicle.

2800 Studebaker Rd. As families enjoyed the park, two drivers in respective cars were reportedly doing donuts and drinking at 1:15 p.m., washing down the aftertaste of doughy pastry.

Monday, May 30

El Dorado Park. At 5 p.m., after 79-year-old Fullerton resident Perlito Lao entered park’s lake, he did not resurface.  Lao’s body was pulled from the water around 6:45 p.m. by the Fire Department’s dive team and pronounced dead at the scene.

Tuesday, May 31

4100 block of Viking Way. At 3:19 p.m., near where Fox’s “9-1-1” was staged, an armored car guard servicing an open standalone ATM machine near the barbershop was approached by a man who grabbed his arm and sprayed him in the face in an attempt to grab his bag. Said a witness, “The Brink’s guy shot blindly and the robber got away.” Though no one was hit, the suspects got the message: your plot flopped. They fled. No injuries were reported except for the guard who got pepper sprayed, seeking a face wash-out at a nearby salon. At no time did the guard-driver leave the vehicle per policy. It’s now an FBI matter.

Bixby Park. At 4 p.m., as noted in Nextdoor, “some tweaker stole a city maintenance truck at Bixby Park, drove it down Gaviota, crashed it into a tree and casually walked himself back to Bixby Park. Quite a few of us saw it happen and were able to ID the guy. Dummy took the keys to the truck with him after he crashed, so having them in his pocket probably didn’t help his case.” Then came the responses. “Damn, is that the graffiti truck? Hopefully it’s back on the streets quickly.” Another question. “Why were the keys in the truck. Because it’s a city worker and it would be too much work to take the keys out of the ignition.”

Thursday, June 1

300 block of South St. At 7:48 p.m., in a typical street shootout, warring factions fired at each other, missed, decamped, casings and strike marks evidence of shaky marksmanship.

Friday, June 3

500 block of W. 14th St. At 7:22 p.m., after a non-injury traffic collision, a dispute between three males involved assault and stabbing to another’s upper body.

2100 block of Ocean Blvd. At 8:25 p.m., a man was shot in the upper body on a beach bike path. Reports he’d been shot in the head were uncomfirmed. He was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

14th St. and Walnut Ave. At 10:56 p.m., Duwayane Thomas, 24, was shot in the upper body. As the assailants were fleeing, they shot at and hit a passerby 30-year-old woman in the upper and lower body. She survived, he died in the hospital, where the woman is stable.

3400 block of Artesia Blvd. At 2:10 a.m., shots fired, everyone gonzo.

Saturday, June 4

Lakewood Blvd near Wardlow Rd. A 6 p.m. DUI checkpoint yielded seven drivers for operating a vehicle without a license or driving with a suspended license. Three cited for driving a vehicle with various code violations. Apparently the drunk drivers took alternate routes.

Sunday, June 5

Eastbound 91 Fwy. near Susana Rd. At 1:10 a.m., a 57-year-old big rig driver from Santa Ana died when his 2022 Freightliner was rear-ended by a 2004 Toyota, driven by Bryan Tostado, 25, of Norwalk, which had struck the center divider.

5900 block of East Spring St. At 9:35 p.m., an argument, upper body stabbing, stabber splitting and trip to the hospital for the victim with non-life-threatening stab wounds.

Monday, June 6

3200 block of Ransom St. At 9 p.m., a man shot a bullet into an unoccupied garage, then flew the coop.

Wednesday, June 8

1100 block of East Wardlow Rd. At 2:30 p.m. a hit and run driver collided with a bicyclist, causing enough injuries to the upper body for a local hospital stay in stable condition.

Thursday, June 9

2100 block of Bellflower Blvd. At 7:30 p.m., a man in black produced his gun, removed a c-note from a gas station till.

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