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By Steve Propes

Friday, November 24

300 block of Golden Shore. At 9:17 p.m., shots fired with an absence of injuries. That is all.

2000 block of Orange Ave. At 11:35 p.m., a male shot at a passing vehicle with no injuries reported. More shots at 12:07 a.m.,

Saturday, November 25

605 and 405 Freeways. Motor-vatin’ to 100 to 120 mph, a Camry led a trio of CHP cruisers south on the 605 into Long Beach at 11:05 p.m., transitioning to the northbound 405, exiting the city at 11:10 p.m., stopped at the notorious South Bay curve when a CHP cruiser blocked all lanes to northbound traffic, forcing the male malefactor and his female passenger to suspend their journey.

Sunday, November 26

1700 block of Pine Ave. At 2:18 a.m., several males shot and killed 41-year-old Andre McClendon, then fled in a vehicle.

68th St. and Hammond Ave. After being shot, a conscious victim was dropped off at a hospital at 5:10 p.m. with an upper body wound. Hazy about the location of the crime, she placed it near Artesia Blvd.

Seventh St and Pacific Ave. At 9:18 p.m., a Metro Light Rail Train collided with an SUV on the driver’s side, trapping a person, soon extricated.

Monday, November 27

6000 block of Long Beach Blvd. At 4:18 a.m., an attempted theft at a mini-mart, two men in a physical struggle, the malefactor solving the problem by shooting up the front window.

2000 block of Long Beach Blvd. At 5:34 p.m., a man and a woman fought, then one or both stabbed a nearby male with non-life-threatening wounds to the upper body.

Tuesday, November 28

3000 block of E. Anaheim St. At 1:42 a.m., in an argument with occupants in a vehicle, shots fired at the victim with a non-life-threatening wound to the lower body. He relocated to the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue. Suspected in a nearby 1:19 a.m. burglary, after receiving medical clearance, he was transported to jail for booking.

1100 block of E. Anaheim St. At 8:17 p.m., a two-male argument and shooting. Police found the victim at the 1400 block of Lewis Avenue with non-life-threatening wounds.

Wednesday, November 29

1900 block of Long Beach Blvd. After a Tuesday argument at Seaside Park, at 3:18 p.m., Anthony Mercy, a 59-year-old Long Beach resident was found dead by blunt force head trauma.

Thursday, November 30

San Anseline Ave. at Los Arcos St. At 9 a.m., a lonely hand grenade left in an apartment by a deceased resident motivated police to block off the area until the presumed explosive could be rendered safe.

Saturday, December 2

3600 Santa Fe Ave. At 2:12 p.m., an armed man threatened another with a possible firearm. Barricaded against responding police. SWAT attempted to deescalate, but suspect Michael Brown, 53, of Long Beach un-cooperated. Post-tear gas, Brown was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, resisting arrest, and a warrant. Bail: $150,000.

Sunday, December 3

5100 block of Atlantic Ave. At 2:54 a.m., two women engaged in physical combat, one stabbing the other with non-life-threatening injuries.

Monday, December 4

Santa Fe Ave. and Hill St. According to a witness, at 3:45 p.m., Admiral Kidd Park was “heavily taped off” after a male teenager shot four times and ran into a house on Cota. Cabrillo High School locked down until after 6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5

700 block of Long Beach Blvd. 2:13 a.m., after a woman and man fought, the woman was shot with non-life-threatening wounds to the lower body, in a crime involving hate-motivations based on statements made by the suspect during the altercation.

Wednesday, December 6

700 block of E. Eighth St. At 3:49 a.m., a man stabbed himself and stabbed a female adult relative. Found walking in the 1200 block of Linden Avenue, police arrested him; paramedics took him to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The woman self-transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

6700 block of Curtis Ave. At 11:53 p.m., a man and a woman argued. As the woman walked away, the man shot into the air. Two firearms were found at the scene. The woman self-transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Thursday, December 7

1200 block of Chestnut Ave. At 11 p.m., after a two-man argument, a shooting with life-threatening wounds to the upper body. The victim fled to the 500 block of West Anaheim Street where a good samaritan called police. Critical but stable in the hospital.

Friday, December 8

4400 block of Tenth St. At 10:50 a.m., when a juvenile brought a gun to Wilson High, according to an online poster, “police got him but he threw the gun in a bush so they are looking for it and sending helicopter to make sure nothing is on the roofs.” The male juvenile was arrested.

Ocean Blvd. and Alamitos Ave. At 9:09 p.m., while walking, a man said he was shot in a non-life-threatening way to the lower body, but knew not from where, from whom or any of those aspects. Police found little more at the scene.


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