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Monday, January 1

Sixth Street & Temple Avenue At 12:30 a.m., officers responded to a possible assault with a deadly weapon call located 22-year-old Gerald Jackson III of Long Beach, who had been struck in the torso and lower body by gunfire. Transported to a local hospital, he was pronounced deceased at the hospital. It is unknown if the incident is gang-related.

San Gabriel River Freeway. At 2:30 a.m., came reports of vehicles on the right shoulder and people fighting in the roadway. When the CHP arrived, they found a victim, Gregory Fitzgerald Dover, 29, of Los Angeles, who was later declared deceased. As a result, a SigAlert was issued at 3:17 a.m. for all but the HOV lane, which remained open. The SigAlert was lifted at 5:30 a.m.

Northbound 710 Freeway to the 91 Freeway. At 9:10 a.m., a 45-year-old motorcycle rider from Lynwood was killed when he apparently struck a wall on the connector road and was found on the right shoulder of the connector road.

Ocean Boulevard at Redondo Avenue At 9:30 p.m., a stolen vehicle with a lighted Dominos sign atop the roof was reported stolen, heading west. On Ocean, the cops saw the car and followed it on Cherry Avenue at 28th St., where the glow in the dark, one-of-a-kind vehicle was pulled over, the driver arrested. No pizzas were harmed in this police action.

1900 block of E. Fifth Street. At 10:15 p.m., reports of a couple having sex were none of anyone’s business, unless it was outside, check. Dark or no dark.

Tuesday, January 2

400 block of E. 5th Street. Ernest Weston, 87, of Long Beach was arrested for the New Year’s Eve blunt object beating death of his roommate, 45-year-old Todd Dunlap. Also arrested was 58-year-old James Pettie for allegedly helping Weston dispose of the body near St. Mary’s Hospital.

Wednesday, January 3

Clark Avenue and Willow Street. A multi-car wreck occurred at 11:05 a.m. Appropriate resources were dispatched.

5200 block of Los Altos Plaza. At 11:55 a.m.. the body of an adult female was found on the roof of a commercial building next to some drug paraphernalia. She was identified by the coroner’s office as Jennifer Curren, 29, no hometown or cause of death given.

52nd Street and Long Beach Boulevard. At 12:55 p.m. near the intersection of 57th Street and Dairy Avenue, officers spotted two 17-year-olds wanted in connection with a suspected robbery. One of them was arrested right away, but the second jumped into a car driven by a third 17-year-old and the very short pursuit began. At the end of the pursuit, all the above noted 17-year-old suspects ended up cuffed and arrested.

Friday, January 5

Lakewood Boulevard and Willow Street. At 12:50 a.m., police got a call from an employee of the Holiday Inn claiming he was being held against his will by a gunman. When police responded, they determined a gunman had tried to rob the hotel and refused the let the employee leave. “When officers arrived, they observed the suspect, who was armed, in the lobby with employees,” Long Beach Police spokesperson Nancy Pratt said. Officers approached the suspect, Andy Vo, 35, of Irvine and shot him. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police cordoned off the area and guests had to take the service elevator to and from their rooms. Police also checked out the suspect’s pick up truck, which he had parked in the next door gas station.

1800 block of Bellflower Boulevard. At 3 a.m., a man attacked another with gardening shears, then returned to the scene of the shearing at about 10:30 a.m.

1100 block of Temple Avenue At Ohio Ave. north of Seventh St., a 70 mph police pursuit of a 1998 Dodge of a manslaughter suspect commenced at 10:45 a.m., then was called off at 10:50 p.m. The chopper picked up the pursuit and a perimeter was set up when the Dodge crashed, suspect bailed, not immediately located. Apparently his identity is known.

Palo Verde Ave near Hackett. At 10:50 a.m., came some sort of road rage situation.

Saturday, January 6

Traffic Circle. Before the first NFL playoff game of the weekend, at 11 a.m., a black Porsche outfitted with an oversized red Kansas City Chiefs banner and speed to burn, chased a Toyota sporting an out-of-date San Diego Chargers banner, driven by a female, the Toyota, not the banner.

Tuesday, January 9

2500 block of Spaulding Street. At 2:30 p.m., powerful winds, an apparent micro burst or small tornado, toppled a tree into a home. Nobody was hurt, but firefighters were called to help five people inside the home escape through a window.

Thursday, January 11

Carson Street at California Avenue. At 1:25 a.m., a 1994 Honda Accord being driven by a 27-year-old man, who lost control, hit a traffic signal, a parking sign and smashed into a tree. A female 32-year-old passenger was pulled from the wreckage and taken to the hospital in stable condition, but later died from her injuries.


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