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Steve Propes

Sunday, July 16

Second St. and Marina Dr. At 12:24 p.m., a husband and wife on a tandem bicycle sideswiped a vehicle, lost control, fell to the ground. The involved vehicle drove away from the scene, the driver possibly unaware of the collision. Gaylin Reese, 76 of Long Beach died on her injuries on July 18, 2023.

Tuesday, July 18

1000 block of Pacific Ave. At 12:46 a.m., a security guard asked a trespassing trio to travel on, one responded by shooting, missing.

2500 block of Chestnut Ave. At 9:59 p.m., a man inside his parked vehicle, another vehicle approached, fired shots at him, self-took to a hospital.

Wednesday, July 19

400 block of Shoreline Village Dr. At 11:50 p.m., as a man grabbed a man, holding him from behind with upper body stabbing.

900 block of Broadway. A man helping his neighbors move was stabbed when they assumed he had stolen from them. Nextdoor comment: “The Devil is walking the Earth since 2010. And people are possessed.”

Friday, July 21

1900 block of Locust Ave. At 8:15 p.m., a woman was stabbed in a non-life-threatening way to the upper body by a man, who helped himself to her purse. A good Samaritan chased off the stabber and recovered the purse, but she was taken to a hospital for treatment of her wounds.

Saturday, July 22

6000 block of Cerritos Ave. At 3:35 a.m. a shooter did that very thing to someone’s residence. A plethora of evidence, bullet casings and strike marks, indicated an injury-free shooting had occurred.

Willow Street and Santa Fe Ave. At 8 p.m., a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting was conducted, a man shot in a non-life-threatening way in the upper body. Leon Shillingford, 24, of Redondo Beach arrested for attempted murder and parole violation as his car matched the description of an involved vehicle; bail: $1 million.

1900 block of Luray St. At 10:45 p.m., a man who fought and then was shot self-transported to an out-of-city hospital for his non-life-threatening upper body. gunshot wounds.

Sunday, July 23

2300 block of Long Beach Blvd. At 5:51 a.m., a man and woman argued, a physical assault and a barricade inside a vehicle. When police arrived, he refused to comply with officer’s commands. Something about the arrival of the SWAT team convinced him to comply. The suspect was hospitalized for an unrelated health condition.

Tuesday, July 25

6900 block of Atlantic Ave. At 10:04 p.m., a man shot in the upper body later died.

Wednesday, July 26

4000 block of Long Beach Blvd. Detectives arrested Eloy Lobato Jr., 37, of Long Beach and Russell Nieto, 35, of Wilmington for the July 25 murder. Lobato was booked on murder and possession of a firearm; bail: $2 million. Nieto was booked for possession of a firearm and accessory to murder; bail: $35,000.

Thursday, July 27

2300 block of Market St. At 8:15 p.m., a man on a bench in the pool area of a residential community held a gun refused to drop the firearm. For over two hours, police, the Mental Evaluation Team (MET) and finally SWAT detained the man equipped with a large folding knife, a pellet gun inside a holster and a rifle-type pellet gun inside his suitcase. This one-time well-armed suspect was taken to a hospital for mental evaluation.

Friday, July 28

6th St. and Santiago Ave. At 10:11 a.m., a 2021 Nissan Rogue driven by a 63-year-old Long Beach resident on Santiago Avenue on the wrong southbound side of the road struck a parked vehicle head-on. The driver, ejected from the Nissan later died at a hospital. No one else was in the vehicle or hurt in this collision.

Sunday, July 30

400 block of Shoreline Village Dr. At 10:52 p.m., at the boat docks an assaulter did his thing with a man left bleeding while the aggressor and his weapon got away dock-free.

Tuesday, August 1

1000 block of Mars Ct. At 11:11 p.m., two men approached a walking man, demanded his belongings, stabbing him in the upper body to prove their point. The victim self-transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening wounds; loss: clothing.

Wednesday, August 2

14th St. and Ohio Ave. At 4:25 a.m., two men in a car heard gunfire from the vehicle behind. Struck by gunfire, one uninjured and one with a non-life-threatening injury to the upper body, they drove to 600 Loma Ave, an apparently safe zone. The injured male declined transportation to a hospital.

Friday, August 4

Broadway at Alamitos Blvd. At 8 p.m., hundreds of women, motorcycles in the front walked in one traffic lane with “Dyke March” signs, their term, not ours, advocating love and opposing hate.

Saturday, August 5

1100 block of Gardenia Ave. At 1:26 a.m., a walking man approached by a man who demanded his wallet, swinging a gun, hitting the victim twice in the upper body. The victim gave up the wallet, so the suspect fired the gun once into the air and fled we know not where.

1800 block of Canal Ave. At 6:19 a.m., a man beat a woman who called the police while the man ran into a house. When SWAT arrived, he decided to give up.


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