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Wednesday, December 14

Cedar Ave. and Mountain St. At 6 p.m., police found evidence of a shooting. Concurrently, an adult male checked into a hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim said he had a short altercation with an unknown suspect, was shot, called a family member, “and self-transported to a local hospital for his injuries.”

Thursday, December 15

Anaheim St. and Pacific Ave. At 12:32 p.m., in an armed carjacking when a victim said he was approached by a grey vehicle with a man and a woman inside, the man brandished a gun and demanded the victim’s vehicle. “The victim complied with the suspect’s demands,” police said. “The suspects fled northbound on Anaheim street in the stolen vehicle.” Police found the stolen vehicle, attempted a traffic stop, the suspects fled and crashed into an unoccupied parked car. The man ran, the woman, Jessica Renee Chavira of Long Beach remained in the car and was arrested as was the man, Jose De Jesus Diaz of Long Beach. Police found two loaded firearms, one unserialized with several rounds of ammunition in the stolen car. With various firearms charges, Diaz was held with no bail; Chavira’s bail $100,000.

North Long Beach. As a Nextdoor poster described, “Yesterday the postal delivery guy had a package that he said was undeliverable and returned to my address. A different postal carrier came back an hour later and delivered the package. Didn’t know what it was because I didn’t send it. Opened it” and found pink pills. “Looked on the ‘Pill Identifier’ website and it said they were Adderall. Then today I was watching the news and it said that in Orange County they intercepted a bunch of bags of the same looking pills, but said they were actually Fentanyl. Called the Long Beach Police and they came to pick them up.”

Reactions to this varied, most of which supported the decision to turn pills over to the police. Several reactions detailed personal experiences with Adderall, a few went into a political rant about drug smuggling and the darker, “Can’t help but think someone is going to come looking for those,” said one poster. Another warned, “Have a gun ready for when they come for their package, they ain’t going to be happy.” Another noted, “drug dealers are on Nextdoor.” Then inevitable, “I’ll take a hand full please. I’m kidding!” followed by the eternally helpful advice, “Wow. You could’ve sold them and made a few thousand dollars.”

Long Beach. At 11:27 p.m., officers went to a hospital to meet a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower body. Where was he shot? Long Beach. Where? He didn’t know, meaning no crime scene.

Friday, December 16

Atlantic Ave. and Bixby Rd. At 10:59 a.m. a 12-inch water main break impacted traffic on Atlantic Avenue from Roosevelt Road to 37th Street. At 11:51 a.m., water was turned off to reduce water waste, a reasonable decision in time of drought.

100 block of Aquarium Way. At 7:51 p.m., shots fired, casings found, witnesses said words were exchanged, solved by shooting, two groups then went elsewhere; unknown if anyone hit. According to a Facebook post, businesses were locked down at the Pike. The suspects were three males. Said a poster, “I was there with my daughter and nieces at the top eating an Elote at La Michoacana. Once I found out what happened, I left immediately with my nieces and daughter.” Another commented, “Just seen ‘Avatar’ right before that too. Crazy.” Avatar not suspected.

67th Way and Obispo Ave. At 8:13 p.m., as a man was exiting his vehicle, he was stabbed in the upper body from behind, the stabber then fleeing, leaving the victim in critical, but stable condition.

Sunday, December 18

North Long Beach. At 8:30 p.m., about 400 car lovers gathered in their vehicles in a chosen site, a few doing the almost mandatory donuts; but that was a minor sideshow for the main event, parking their rides for crowd adulation.

Tuesday, December 20

2800 block of E. 7th Street. At 1:06 a.m., a man was shot in the lower body, experiencing non-life-threatening injuries, the shooter then running away.

Atlantic Ave. and Del Amo Blvd. At 5:13 a.m., police located an “unresponsive male adult off the roadway.” Police revealed the man “sustained an injury to their upper body,” but “the cause of the injury is not known.”

Thursday, December 22

2900 block of 69th St. At 10:19 p.m., a man was messing with his gun, which shot him in an upper body non-life-threatening way to the. Casings, otherwise known as evidence were found.

Friday, December 23

700 block of Via Wanda. At 6:58 p.m., officers responded to a shots call, locating evidence, bullet casings and strike marks, thus a shooting had occurred.

1200 block of West 16th St. At 11:30 p.m., a man was working on his car when two men approached hit him with fists and something made of metal. As the man fled on foot, he heard gunfire but was not hit.


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