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By: 
Steve Propes

Friday, October 14

Seventh St. and Bellflower. At 1:20 p.m., road rage turned into the display of a handgun and immediate departure of both gun and suspect into Orange County.

900 block of Via Carmelitos. At 11:02 a.m., police located a stolen vehicle surrounded by a group of subjects. In an inventory search, officers located a firearm, determined one in the crowd was responsible for the firearm and arrested a male juvenile.

Saturday, October 15

400 block of Pacific Ave. At 9:20 a.m., a man busied himself by removing cones from the Metro Line tracks, disassembling them and placing the bottom part back on the tracks.

Tenth Street and Obispo Avenue. At 1:30 p.m., a vehicle went through a stop sign, the occupants emerged, followed by a bout of running away. Detaining the driver and a passenger, officers located a ghost gun and high-capacity drum magazine. Andrew Cazales, an 18-year-old resident of Huntington Park was arrested for firearm charges. Bail: $35,000. Angel Oliver, a 19-year-old resident of Huntington Park for obstructing/resisting a peace officer. Bail: $10,000.

700 block of East Anaheim St. At 10:15 p.m., a walking woman was approached by a man, who stabbed her and fled on foot causing non-life-threatening stab wounds to the upper body.

Sunday, October 16

20th St. and Pacific Ave. At 3:12 a.m., a car-to-car drive-by, no-hit shooting at two adults. Police found the drive-by car and arrested the driver, Kenieph Crawford, a 34-year-old resident of Bellflower on charges related to the weapon and the shooting. Bail: $250,000.

Monday, October 17

1133 of Atlantic Ave. At 5:35 a.m., a man stabbed 62-year-old Tina Hook outside a county-run temporary housing facility. Hook later succumbed to her injuries.

700 block of Olive Ave. 6:25 a.m., a man was stabbed in the upper body causing non-life-threatening injuries.

Alamitos Beach, Ocean Blvd. at 4th Pl. At 7:05 a.m., two people were stabbed in the upper body, one of whom was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries; the other victim treated at the scene. Found at the stabbing site, Yohance Sharp, 21, was arrested for stabbing six people that day and a seventh victim on October 15 and for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and murder in Tina Hook’s death and a misdemeanor obstructing an officer charge. Bail: $7.06 million.

LBCC Pacific Coast Campus. At 10:15 a.m. came reports of a man on campus wearing only underwear. Now the Pacific Coast campus has a dress code?

Wednesday, October 19

Glendora Avenue and 2nd St. At 11:13 p.m., while walking, a woman was stabbed in a non-life-threatening way by an unknown man, taking herself to the hospital.

Thursday, October 20

LBCC Pacific Coast Campus At 2:50 p.m., police investigated verbal threats, later arresting Preston William Braxton, 65, of Pasadena for criminal threats with the intent to terrorize. Bail: $50,000.

Lakewood Blvd. south of Spring St. Under the Lakewood airport tunnel, a truck hauling a large piece of construction equipment hit the ceiling of the underpass at 6:20 p.m., sparking orange autumn-ish colors.

Friday, October 21

400 block of Cherry Ave. At 4:54 a.m., a sleeping man was stabbed with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sunday, October 23

600 block of Cerritos Ave. 12:33 a.m., police found evidence of a shooting, then went to the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. to help with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the victim’s lower body. He told police he was on Cerritos Avenue, heard a loud argument, realized he had been struck by gunfire, then went to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

Long Beach Blvd. and 45th St. At 6:08 p.m., police pulled over a vehicle with moving and equipment violations. Inside the car, police found a loaded and unregistered firearm, arresting Lakewood resident Kenneth Hale, 30, for offenses connected to carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. Bail: $35,000.

Long Beach Blvd. and Anaheim St. At 9:29 p.m., a woman suffered a stab wound to the upper torso with non-life threatening injuries, then un-cooperated with police.

Monday, October 24

1000 block of Pier G. At 1:48 a.m., two sailors working on a ship, one stabbed another with a minor wound. Anali Nanto, a 48-year-old of Indonesia was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Bail: $30,000.

Thursday, October 27

800 block of E. 7th St. At 12:10 p.m., Curtis Ray Yarbrough, 35, was declared dead at the scene from multiple gunshots.

Pacific Coast Hwy. and Channel Dr. At 6:22 p.m., a man running outside of a crosswalk across PCH was struck by a 2021 Toyota Corolla driven by a 20-year-old Wilmington resident. The driver and several witnesses remained at the scene and spoke with the victim, who later died at a hospital.

Friday, October 28

Obispo and Vista At 10:15 a.m., as the street sweeper neared, a resident was too late to move his car. Seeing a pile of debris left around his vehicle, he drove off, assuming he’d saved dough as the ticketing vehicle had yet to arrive. Panged with guilt, he used a broom and dustpan to carefully sweep the debris next to his car into his neighbor’s trash bin.

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