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By: 
Steve Propes

Friday, July 19

1400 block of Cherry Ave. Gambling in Long Beach? Shocking. At 9 p.m., while serving a search warrant at a residence with a large group of people inside, police discovered four large illegal gambling machines, four firearms, ammunition and about $2,000. They arrested 29-year-old Anh Ngo of Fountain Valley and 46-year-old Rouet Nay of Long Beach, both booked on $10,000 bail. Roland Amrikhas, 37, of Santa Ana was booked on suspicion of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and held on $35,000 bail.

Saturday, July 20

1100 block of East 10th St. At 10:55 p.m., several bullets pierced the walls of a residence, a single bullet striking 59-year-old resident, Genoveva Rivera Robles in her upper torso, causing her death. There was no information on the shooter or the reason for the shooting.

Sunday, July 21

1200 block of Molino Ave. At 2 a.m., two men were shouting at each other, when one of them pulled a gun and shot 28-year-old Dimas Penaloza-Quiroz in the upper torso, then fled on foot. Penaloza-Quiroz was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died. Police believe the shooting was gang-related.

South 710 Freeway to eastbound 91 Freeway. At 4:55 a.m. a white 2005 Nissan Altima went off a transition road, falling 60 feet to the 710 Freeway, killing the driver,

Enrique Boris Alvarado Mira, 23, of Huntington Park. Landing on its roof, the car slid on into a tunnel where the 710 passes under the 91. Despite fire department rescue measures, Mira was pronounced dead at the scene. According to authorities, “A combination of alcohol and drugs is being investigated as a factor in this collision.”

Shoreline Village parking lot. At 9:30 p.m. came a major disturbance in a 2015 Chevy, a woman and a man arguing, wouldn’t you know? possibly fighting, one of them jumping up and down on the vehicle, woman turning the car alarm off and on, apparently to get attention.

Monday, July 22

Long Beach Airport parking structure. A rice cooker left inside a structure set off a bomb scare at 6:40 p.m. After the bomb squad from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department determined the item filled with cooked rice wasn’t dangerous at 9:50 p.m., police searched the second floor of the parking structure and found no other unattended items. The rice was given appropriate disposal.

Tuesday, July 23

Gaviota Ave. and 14th St. At 2:15 a.m., responding to reports of gunfire, officers found bullet casings on the sidewalk, but evidence was of a no-hit.

1900 block of Harding St. At 9 a.m., a woman was sitting in a car with a man, when he discharged a firearm out of the passenger side of the vehicle, making him a suspect. The suspect then fled on foot. Officers located a residence that had been struck by the gunfire, but no person was either hurt or hit by his impromptu discharge.

405 Freeway near the 710 Freeway. At 12:30 p.m., a northbound big-rig hit a car, then shattered the concrete median of the center divider, shutting down lanes on both sides of the freeway. Nobody was injured, and the victimized freeway reopened at 2:40 p.m.

3000 block of Pacific Ave. At 9:10 p.m., a family disturbance allegedly led to a man with a stab wound to his upper body. Paramedics took him to the hospital. Police arrested 29-year-old Jason Buscemi from Long Beach on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was being held on $30,000 bail.

Pacific Coast Hwy and Magnolia Ave. At 11:40 p.m., a man with a stab wounds first declined help, walking away from officers. While looking for witnesses or evidence, officers again found the man near Anaheim Street and the Los Angeles River bed as well as evidence of a crime scene. After more questioning, he still didn’t know “nothing.” However, paramedics convinced the man to agree to go to a hospital for his stabbing wound to the upper torso, not considered life-threatening.

Wednesday, July 24

Spring Street on-ramp to the southbound 405 Freeway. A 11 p.m., a 57-year-old man was walking on a 405 Freeway on-ramp when the driver of a Pontiac Grand Am going about 40 mph spotted the man directly in front of him near the right shoulder. The driver swerved to the left to try to avoid a collision, but the man jumped backward at the same time and collided with the car’s hood and windshield, killing him.

Thursday, July 25

Spring Street and 605 Freeway. At 7:30 a.m., the body of a male was found in a drainage ditch. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates something other than foul play.

Magnolia and Seventh. A woman with bleached hair was spotted attempting to put a water house through the front door of a residence, while shouting something about all of this at 10 a.m.

steve@beachcomber.news

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