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By: 
Steve Propes

Saturday, November 2

2400 block of Granada Ave. At 12:05 a.m., police were called to a home to assist a man suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was walking in an alley behind the home when a small vehicle occupied by multiple people approached. Someone in the car fired at least one shot and struck the victim. The car then fled. Gang detail detectives are investigating.

Sunday, November 3

1800 block of Ximeno Ave. Police officers responded to a 2 p.m. call about a stabbing to an adult with wounds to his upper torso. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Later, a suspect turned himself into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Compton station and was picked up by Long Beach police, who are investigating the incident as possibly gang related.

Tuesday, November 5

Florida St. At 5:20 p.m. came a report of a theft … a theft of a parking space that is. Reporting party claimed two guys, one in a pink sweater swiped his parking space as he was backing into it. Called the cops to resolve. Wasn’t there a Seinfeld episode about this very thing?

Thursday, November 7

2147 Bellflower Blvd. At 11:34 p.m., the fire department was called when flames ignited in the kitchen area of Hof’s Hut, heavy smoke and fire reaching the roof through the kitchen venting. Firefighters knocked it down at 11:45 p.m. With no reported injuries, the hut was closed the next day for repairs and cleanup.

Sunday, November 10

3100 block of Claremore Ave. An attic fire broke out in an El Dorado Park Estates home at 1:27 a.m., with multiple fire department units responding. The fire was knocked down at 1:58 a.m. with no injuries reported.

300 block of West Anaheim St. Police responded to a stabbing at 2:30 p.m., finding a man with wounds to his upper and lower torso and another man with minor cuts to his upper torso. Both men, described as homeless, were having a verbal argument with the homeless suspect, 35-year-old Brandon Handshoe of Long Beach, who allegedly attacked the men with a sharp object. The man who was stabbed twice was in critical but stable condition; the other victim was treated on scene by paramedics. Police say Handshoe fled, but was arrested at 4:45 p.m. near Anaheim Street and Pacific Avenue. Booked on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, violation of parole and drug-related misdemeanors, he was held on $2 million bail.

Wednesday, November 13

CSULB campus. According to the Daily 49er, at 1:40 p.m., a student reported being carjacked at gunpoint inside the pyramid parking structure. Police reported the suspect allegedly engaged in conversation for about 10 minutes, then pointed a gun at the victim’s neck, driving away in the victim’s silver 2009 Lexus RX350. Described as a white male in his 20s, the carjacker had facial and medium length light brown hair, a royal blue windbreaker jacket and backpack.

Thursday, November 14

Northbound 405 Freeway at the Lakewood Blvd. exit. At 5:15 a.m., ten vehicles were involved in a crash that shut down several lanes until 6:30 a.m. Good thing rush hour was yet to happen, wait, rush hour is just about any hour on that stretch. No injuries were reported, but tow trucks were occupied for spell.

Ocean Blvd, and Termino Ave. At 11 a.m., after police were notified of a car with a gun inside, they pulled over four people in a stolen car, detaining all four while they searched the car and found a replica rifle. The 16-year-old driver was arrested, not for the gun, which was the original problem, but for the stolen car, which was taken in Colton. Three passengers were released.

Friday, November 15

4400 block of Tenth St. At 10:30 a.m., shortly after reports of the shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, which killed two students, a phoned-in bomb threat caused a lock down at Wilson High School. Students were held inside classrooms before lunch as police with bomb-sniffing dogs searched the campus, but did not find any device or indication of a threat. “Our school remains safe,” Principal Kim Holland said in a statement. School operations and classroom instruction returned to normal at 11:25 a.m.

Saturday, November 16

Pine Ave. and Ocean Blvd. As the California Democratic Party was holding its annual convention, at noon, a small group of President Trump supporters gathered near the convention center, chanting “four more years” into a bullhorn. Those in opposition began arguing with the Trump supporters and an anti-Trump protester hit a supporter “in the face with a manual scooter,” according to police. Three individuals were arrested and will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm, with two of them taken to a local hospital for treatment of lacerations. The Trump supporters then dispersed.

steve@beachcomber.news

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