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Steve Propes

Saturday, January 20

Orange Ave and South St. At 9:15 p.m., a car club took over the intersection for purposes of which can only be known to the clubbers. Donuts and loud mufflers suspected. Said a poster, “they race on the north side of the airport on Monday nights. The police have zero interest in enforcing it.”

Sunday, January 21

500 block of Olive Ave. At 11 a.m., a cigarette lighter-waving 27-year-old man as if it were a firearm, thus arrested for displaying a replica weapon.

Studebaker Rd. and Loynes Dr. At 6:22 p.m., a high-speed northbound 2004 GMC Yukon collided with a bridge span over the Los Cerritos Channel, caught fire, and went into the water. Divers rescued the driver, who died at the hospital; a passenger was determined deceased at the scene.

Monday, January 22

3575 Atlantic Ave. At 10:50 a.m., four male suspects told a delivery truck driver at the CVS store preparing to unload a shipment of medication not to move, so he didn’t. The suspects removed prescription medication and fled in a light-colored sedan.

2340 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. At 2:58 p.m., two men jumped over a counter at the T&C Pharmacy, stealing prescription drugs, a suspect grabbing his waistband as if he was armed. No weapon seen and fled in a dark-colored sedan.

2200 block of Santa Fe Ave. At 6:26 p.m., a burglar did just that, then pointed a gun at the victims before fleeing into a vacant unit and barricading himself inside. When SWAT arrived, the suspect refused to comply with orders to exit. Multiple hours of negotiation later, tear gas deployed, the suspect attempted flight, officers deploying a 40mm less-lethal round and a K9. Result? The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for medical clearance prior to booking.

3300 block of De Forest Ave. At 6:42 p.m., post-argument, a shooter did just that at four adult victims, but without injuries. Edwin Cruz, a 37-year-old resident of Long Beach booked for attempted murder, possession of a firearm and ammunition. Bail: $1,000,000.

6000 Atlantic Ave. At 7:10 p.m., two male thieves jumped over the counter of CVS, removing prescription drugs. Weapon-less. Are we spotting a trend?

Wednesday, January 24

6600 block of Myrtle Ave. At 9:58 p.m., a shooter on a motorized bike discharged a firearm toward a wall, leaving zero injuries.

Thursday, January 25

Atlantic Ave. and 4th St. At 9:50 p.m., in a hit-and-run, a bicyclist in a cyclist group was hit by a southbound silver Nissan sedan with chrome rims leaving the cyclist with non-life-threatening injuries.

Friday, January 26

1800 block of Atlantic Ave. At 9:12 p.m., a man on a scooter was shot from a passing vehicle, with wounds in his upper body in critical condition.

Saturday, January 27

3100 block of 4th St. At 3:20 a.m., in a dramatic domestic dispute escalation, two men discharged a firearm, no injuries. Gang detectives responded.

Sunday, January 28

1000 block of Magnolia Ave. At 7:20 p.m., a man stabbed in the upper body was listed in critical but stable condition. Officers were unable to locate a crime scene.

Monday, January 29

6300 block of Myrtle Ave. At 3:15 a.m., a man drove near his residence as one in a group of three males shot at him, then fled.

1800 block of Pine Ave. Shots fired by possibly three aggressors at 3:08 p.m. missed. A man was detained.

Northbound 710 Freeway at 6th St. At 11:02 p.m., a big rig overturned with the driver self-extricating.

Wednesday, January 31

1000 block of Alamitos Ave. At 8:12 p.m., a man standing outside a business heard presumed gunfire, noticed he had been struck with a non-life-threatening lower body wound.

8th St. and Stanley Ave. At 9:54 p.m., a shooter did the shooter thing, then quit, left evidence.

Thursday, February 1

6100 block Atlantic Ave. At 4:56 a.m., an armed robbery conducted at a 7-Eleven, the malefactor took leave.

Willow St. at the Terminal Island Freeway. At 7:21 a.m., an ill-fated foursome of sedans submerged in sudden and deep rainwater, the occupants self-rescued or by Long Beach Fire.

Friday, February 2

3300 block of Pacific Ave. At 3:06 a.m., a man stabbed in a non-life-threatening way chose un-cooperation in describing the incident. Linda Hogan, a 65-year-old Long Beach resident was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. Bail: $30,000.

2100 block of Lemon Ave. At 9:43 p.m., a man argued with a foursome, settled when one of them pulled a firearm and shot the victim with non- life-threatening results.

Sunday, February 4

1200 block of Stanley Ave. At 12:50 a.m., shooting hints, bullet casings, absent shooter or victim.

Pacific Ocean. At 2:50 p.m., a 40-foot sailboat with a windy weather snapped mast stranded 19 people on the rocky breakwater; eight rescued by other boaters, 11 rescued by two Long Beach Fire rescue boats and lifeguards.

6900 block of DeLeon St. At 10 p.m., a tree snapped, crushing a motor vehicle underneath.

Airport. At 7 p.m., a Hawaiian Airline Boeing 737 MAX 8 buffeted by winds attempted a landing. Three attempts later, landed at LAX.


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