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Steve Propes

Sunday, September 3

Long Beach Blvd. at 8th St. At 9:06 a.m., shots fired, the victim self-transported to a hospital. Casings recovered. Streets closed all over the place.

Monday, September 4

6100 block of Linden Ave. At 9:40 p.m., an altercation within a group escalated when a man shot a firearm. The suspect fled, however all the subjects are known to each another, possibly leading to a solution of who fired, how and why.

Tuesday, September 5

5500 block of Ackerfield Ave, At 12:10 a.m., a shooter within a group of men standing on the sidewalk, fired shots at a passing vehicle, striking the victim, with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower body. Again, a clear case of who fired and why, how is known.

5300 block of Village Rd. At 5:20 a.m., a possible gunshot suicide attempt by a man taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Ocean Blvd. and Seaside Way. At 6 a.m., a truck parked in a possibly secure underground garage was torched, the fifth of similar fires in the area in the past few days. This vehicle fire series broke out on August 20 in an area between the Long Beach Convention Center and Camden Harbor View Apartments along Cedar Walk. Three of the five blazes took place in the apartment complex’s parking garage. Responding authorities arrested the possible arsonist, but released him. No following fires fought or found. Despite surveillance cameras present at the complex, a resident said apartment officials have not been able to provide footage of the attacks. She believes the cameras don’t actually work and noted it would be easy for the suspect to slip into the apartment complex as many of the gate locks do not work. A Camden Harbor View Apartments spokesperson said they have since increased security measures.

Thursday, September 7

1400 block of Cota Ave. At 8:53 p.m., a shooting occurred, no one hit, no shooter remained. Bullet casings told a tale with no injuries, nada suspect information as the motive for the shooting.

Pacific Ave. and 23rd St. At 10:39 p.m., a southbound 2016 Dodge Charger struck a male adult pedestrian outside of a marked crosswalk. Despite life-saving aid to the pedestrian by responders, the pedestrian later succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Friday, September 8

Westbound 7th St. connector from the 22 Freeway. At midnight, an exhausted motorist was close to falling asleep when he noticed a similarly tired driver in a Mustang-style auto ahead of him swerving in lanes as he drove. When he went into an embankment at the side of the road, he corrected out of it, but not in enough time to avoid damaging the side of his car. He then turned onto the CSULB campus to stop and figure out where to swerve next.

Saturday, September 9

2400 block of East 15th St. At 9:28 p.m., a man and woman at an outdoor party argued, which escalated when the suspect fired a gun at a fence. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived, bullet casings and strike marks, fence not talking.

1100 block of East 37th Street 10:32 p.m., a shooting with no injuries reported.

Atlantic Ave. at 36th St. At midnight, our Friday midnight rambler witnessed a woman spread out on a car hood screaming at the driver who was hesitant to move the vehicle more than a few feet. Police talked to the woman and the driver, then everyone departed, looking for a better parking lot.

Tuesday, September 12

Mother’s Beach. While children and, well, mothers, enjoyed the mild weather day, a disheveled male was hitting a ball with a sledgehammer at 3:40 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13

1100 block of E. Second St. At 1:53 a.m., two men argued, ending with a shooting. The man with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the upper body was transported to a hospital in critical but stable condition.

100 block of Alamitos Ave. At 3:10 a.m., a man and a woman argued, with the woman stabbing her arguing partner who was transported to a hospital in critical but stable condition.

Thursday, September 14

Carson St. and San Gabriel River. At 6:20 p.m., a female transient was turning nudist on the nature trail. Nature, where else?

Anaheim St. and Federation Dr. At 8:45 p.m., the golf course became a motorcycle track, “namely green holes 9 and 18,” said a Nextdoor poster. “They were both having a nice ride off hole 4 down the fairway.”

Friday, September 15

Willow St. eastbound off ramp of the 710 Freeway. At 4:40 a.m., a 43-year-old Bakersfield man died when his 9,000-gallon tanker of crude oil exited the freeway, crashed into a tree and overturned. Hazmat was called in to deal with the oil spill.

2800 block of Pacific Ave. At 9:23 p.m., a residence and a nearby car were shooting targets, only the shooter knows why.

3400 block of Long Beach Blvd. At 11:36 p.m., a man stabbed a man and a woman, only he knows why. No crime scene located.

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