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Steve Propes

Monday, September 25

San Anseline Ave. near Harco St. At 2:15 a.m., a female made off with a pair of Adidas shoes from a front porch.

Willow St. and Gaviota Ave. At 1:50 p.m., police responded to a collision between a civilian vehicle and an airport fire “crash unit,” about which the investigating officer noted, “no pun intended.” None taken.

100 block of Corinthian Walk. A fire that began in a vehicle in an underneath garage did fire damage to a home at 6 p.m.

Tenth St. and Termino Ave. A grown woman laid down in the middle of the street at 10:35 p.m., possibly to stress the terminal in Termino. By 10:40 p.m., this experiment had finished its first phase.

Eastbound Carson St. at Woodruff Ave. A 2014 Lincoln was spotted traveling in the wrong direction, at 60 mph, increasing and decreasing speed as the ride was loping along at 10:55 p.m.

4500 Clark Ave. At 10:55 p.m., a car burglary was attempted, but not resolved.

Tuesday, September 26

Deukmejian Court House. Police responded to noontime allegations that an attorney made death threats having to do with an eviction outside of the court. He was evicted.

Wednesday, September 27

San Anseline Ave. and Harco St. According to a post on NextDoor, at 11 p.m., a blonde female, long hair, white hat, carrying a cell phone snuck into a backyard and stole a broom, doubling as a possible means of flight. Others compared her behavior to a woman who stole small items, such as the Adidas shoe snatcher at few days earlier. Sneaky serial shoe and sweeper swiper?

Thursday, September 28

Walnut Ave. and Fifth St. A woman was observed jumping in front of vehicles at 4:30 p.m. just as it was thought safe to be on the local intersections.

Friday, September 29

Carson St. and Bellflower Blvd. At noon, on the bike path east of Bellflower, a middle aged man was pulling old newspapers and assorted paper debris from a sack, scattering it on the ground, picking it up and repeating the process until a paramedic van, lights and siren, came racing by. He then began howling like the siren, which startled several passersby. Across the street, a woman was worried that a pet was in the sack. Assured there were no animals harmed in this event, she said his howling reminded her of a Tori Amos song, whom he had scant knowledge of, “Screaming While Driving.”

Carson St. and Bellflower Blvd. At 7:10 p.m., the cops were called because a man had set up camp in the women’s rest room. Unisex rooms are not to be confused with living rooms.

Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium. Another football game, another crowd dispute at the snack bar at 8:30 p.m. No word if football day pricing influenced spat.

Saturday, September 30

Anaheim St. and Raymond Ave. In the course of a 7:29 a.m. armed robbery, a cell phone was taken.

Towne Center. At 3:50 p.m., near the water fountain, a male in his late 20s was standing around, flashing with two kitchen knives, scaring the local movie goers and other towne folke.

Wednesday, October 4

5200 block of Second St. at 10:20 a.m., a male Hispanic, 20 to 25-years- old in a black pullover sweatshirt and black hat robbed a business with a handgun, though many land line customers had assumed Verizon had moved to new horizons, begging the question of whether the new carrier, Frontier had not sent enough moola Verizon’s way during the switch over.

Pacific Coast Hwy. and Second St. At 11:15 a.m., four vehicles were involved in a crash on Second Street with at least one possible injury. Unknown if related to above armed robbery, probably negative.

Ocean Boulevard and Argonne Avenue At 2 p.m., a work truck sheered a fire hydrant, which flooded streets and power lines. Authorities advised residents and tourists to avoid the area of St. Joseph Avenue and Granada Avenue, and Ocean Boulevard and 1st Street while Southern California Edison turned the power off, making it safe for city crews to fix things up. Power was restored shortly before 4 p.m.

5400 block of Conant St. At 8:10 p.m., a NextDoor poster advised, “Just saw coyote running across street. Get your pets inside or beware if going on walk with them.”

Thursday, October 5

2100 Bellflower Blvd. At Sears, a man reached over the counter and stole a diamond ring at 2:30 p.m., escaping in a grey BMW, heading north, where the better pawn shops are located.

Saturday, October 7

Recreation Park. A white male stole sodas and beer then headed west at 11:45 a.m.


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