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July 2007: Sharp-Eyed LB Cops Spot, Foil Another Alleged ATM Burglary/Theft, This Time At 2 a.m. In NLB

July 2007: Four Homicides Within Seven Hours Rock Central LB, Wrigley, WLB; Three Occur Within 75 Minutes On Sunday Night

June 2007: Councilman Andrews Witnesses Male Flasher, Area PCH/Pine, Pursues Suspect, Calls Cops, Alleged Flasher Is Arrested

June 2007: LBPD Cites Increasing Business Burglaries Yanking-Out Safes, Offers Suggested Precautions

June 2007: Suspect in Fatal NLB Hit/Run Turns Himself In

June 2007: 13 Yr-Old Boy Fatally Stabbed, Vicinity 14th St. Park

June 2007: LBPD Arrests, D.A. Charges, LB Man In 8th/Loma Sexual Assault Of 11 Yr-Old Girl, And For Other Alleged Sex Crimes In Vicinity

June 2007: LBPD Believes January & March PCH/Pine Killings May Be Related, Seeks Public's Help In ID'ing Five "Persons of Interest" Captured On Surveillance Video

June 2007: Further: Three Women Who Were Ambushed, Struck And (Two) Forcibly Robbed Friday Night On Seaside Way East of Pine In Convention Center Area Were From OC, Visiting Downtown LB

Related coverage:

Exclusive: Eight Young Women Enjoying Friday Nite Walk Are Traumatized As Three Of Them Are Ambushed, Struck & Injured In Violent Strong-Arm Robbery South of Ocean Blvd., East Of Pike in Convention Center Area

May 2007: Internet Helps FBI Nab Fugitive Among Ten Most Wanted, Sought On LB-Related Child Sex Charges

May 2007: Another Incident Of Man Approaching Female Students, Area Redondo/11th St., Offering Them Money For...

May 2007: Advisory: LBPD Sex Crimes Investigators Say A Man In Redondo-Temple/8th-11th St. Area Is Approaching Female Students & Offering Them Money For...

April 2007: Two Central City/6th District Murders Within Blocks Within Four Hours

April 2007: Toddler Dies, LBPD Arrests Mother's Boyfriend

April 2007: Midafternoon April 14 Gunfire, Area 4th/Junipero

April 2007: Iron Triangle To Belmont Shore: LBPD Spots, Pursues, Chases On Foot & Apprehends Parolee At Large, Area Broadway @ Belmont

April 2007: Post-Midnight Homicide, Sleepy Hollow Area

April 2007: Transient Resists, Stabs Two Alleged Robbers, Promenade @ 1st St.

March 2007: Violence Mars LB Weekend: Homicide, 2000 block Lemon Ave.; Triple Shooting, 6900 block LB Blvd.

March 2007: See LBPD-Obtained VIDEO Of Suspect In Loma/8th St. Area Sexual Assault Walking With 11 Yr-Old Victim

March 2007: LBPD Conducts NLB Anti-Prostitution Operation, Makes Twelve Arrests On Friday Nite

March 2007: Part of East Village Area Sealed Off As LAPD, With LBPD Officers & SWAT Assisting, Confront Barricaded Murder Suspect And Take Him Into Custody

March 2007: Another Homicide, Area PCH/Pine Ave.

March 2007: With Audio: Posts 911 Call Re Signal Hill Shooting

March 2007: NLB Car-To-Car Shooting Leaves Two Wounded, Area Artesia/Paramount

March 2007: Hundreds Of Calls Received With LBPD Staffing Telephone Tip Line 'Round The Clock Re 8th/Loma Sexual Assault

March 2007: Crime Alert: LBPD Seeks Public's Help Re Sexual Assault Of 11 Yr-Old Girl. Area Of 8th St/Loma Ave.

Feb. 2007: NLB Double-Shooting Leaves One Dead, 6800 block Atlantic Ave.

Feb. 2007: D.A. Charges Five Alleged Harbor Gateway Area Gangmembers With Murdering Man They Allegedly Believed Had Witnessed Previous Killing Of 14 Yr-Old Girl

Feb. 2007: Councilwoman Schipske Describes "Real Life Lesson In Public Safety" Re ELB Auto Burglaries On Her Internet Blog

Feb. 2007: Cars Burglarized Outside El Dorado Estates Homeowners Meeting; Naples Also Sees Auto Burgs

Feb. 2007: Another Reported Shooting Rocks "East Village" Area

Feb. 2007: NLB Double-Shooting

Feb. 2007: Alert LB Resident Helps Cops Nab Neighborhood Burglary Suspect

Feb. 2007: Man Fatally Shot, 1700 block Cherry Ave.

Feb. 2007: Double Shooting -- One Victim Dies -- In East Village Area

Feb. 2007: WLB Shooting

Jan. 2007: Neighborhood Resident Describes Predawn Sights/Sounds As Police Searched For & Located Garden Grove Carjacking Suspects

Jan. 2007: Double-Murder, 6400 block Downey Ave.

Jan. 2007: Four Councilmembers Agendize Item Seeking Support For Annual 64-Day "Season For Non-Violence"

Jan. 2007: One Of Two Women Fatally Shot Jan 3 at Pine/PCH Was Potential Witness In Murder Trial Of Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Her Brother Less Than Two Years Ago In Area 14th St/LB Blvd.; Second Jan 3 Victim Was Also A LB Resident

Jan. 2007: Two Women Fatally Shot, Area PCH/Pine Ave.

Jan. 2007: Garden Grove Police Pursuit Leads Into LB, Turns Into LBPD-Assisted Predawn Neighborhood Search; Two Individuals Now In Custody

Jan. 2007: Body Found In NLB Vehicle (72nd St/Atlantic Place)

Dec. 2006: Body Found In NLB Alley With Multiple Gunshot Wounds; Body Found In Central LB With Gunshot Wound

Dec. 2006: LBPD Chief Batts Thanks Multiple Agencies For Response When Two Officers Shot; Indicates LBPD Staffing Was Tapped Out In Immediate Response To Shooting, Appreciates Sheriff's Assistance, Defers Question On Checking Immigration Status Of Future Arrestees

Dec. 2006: Suspect In Attempted Murder Of Two LBPD Officers Is Involved In Santa Ana PD Shootout; OC Coroner Will Determine If Deceased Is The Suspect; Chief Batts Says Suspect Had Gang Ties, Reads His Tattoos; Feds Say He Was Deported Three Times

Dec. 2006: Council Sets Open Special Meeting (Dec. 27, 3 p.m.) To Authorize Reward For Apprehension & Conviction Of Person(s) For Attempted Murder Of Two LB Police Officers

Dec. 2006: LBPD Says Suspect In Shooting Of Two Police Officers Is LB Resident With Multiple Arrests; "Turn Yourself In...We're Going To Track You Down," Police Chief Batts Says

Dec. 2006: LBPD Confirms Second Crime Scene At Broadway/LB Blvd. Where Bullets Flew Between LBPD/Suspect After Suspect Shot Two LBPD Officers 6th St/LB Blvd; Suspect Vehicle Recovered From Elm Ave. Garage; Suspect Still At Large; Officers Reported Stable At Midday Dec. 23

Dec. 2006: Two LBPD Officers Shot, 6th/LB Blvd; Shots Also Exchanged Between Fleeing Suspect & Other LBPD Officers at Broadway/LB Blvd.; Major Police Presence & Perimeter In Parts of Downtown; Suspect Vehicle Found In Garage 200 block Elm Ave.; Suspect Still At Large

Dec. 2006: Murder, 1900 block Magnolia

Dec. 2006: Two Recent ELB Sexual Assaults Trigger LBPD Warning; Councilwoman Schipske Calls Dec. 4 Community Meeting @ Marshall Middle School, 6:30 pm., To Discuss Recent ELB Sex Crimes

Nov. 2006: Three 17 Yr-Olds (Two Girls, One Boy) Wounded In Weekend Shooting Outside Heartwell Park Golf Course

Nov. 2006: LB Resident Is Fatally Stabbed, Area Anaheim/Gundry

Nov. 2006: LBPD Says Two Suspects Rolled Away On Rented Segways Allegedly Using Fraudulently Obtained Credit Card

Nov. 2006: LBPD Arrests Two In Alleged Elder Scam...And Asks If You Know Other Victims

Nov. 2006: ELB (Spring/Palo Verde Area) Armed Robbery At Electronic Games Store...And Merchandise Allegedly Demanded By Robbers Includes "PlayStation 3"

Nov. 2006: Four Women Attacked On CSULB Campus Since Oct 21; Most Recent Was Nov. 15; First Woman Was Raped, Then Three Attempted Rapes; CSULB Police Issue Crime Alert, Read Details

Nov. 2006: Man Dies In NLB Shooting, 6300 block LB Blvd.

Nov. 2006: Mystery: LB Police Find Sleeping Child In Parked Car Near Aquarium Weds. Night: At Thursday Dawn, Where Are Parents?

Nov. 2006: Friday Night NLB Fatal Shooting, Atlantic/63rd...Followed By Shots Fired Minutes Later About Ten Blocks South (Linden/53rd) With No Victim Hit (Rounds Hit Building)

Oct. 2006: WLB Murder, 1900 block Fashion Ave.

Oct. 2006: Robbery/Sexual Assault Suspect Sought

Oct. 2006: Have You Seen These Suspects Wanted In String of Robberies? LBPD Says They're Considered Armed & Dangerous; Don't Engage Them; Do Call LBPD @ 911.

Photo source: LBPD

Photo source: LBPD

Photo source: LBPD

Oct. 2006: LBPD Detectives Stake-Out Repeatedly-Robbed NLB Business...And Observe Another Robbery In Progress! Detectives Chase Armed Suspect On Foot, Fire Shots & Apprehend Suspect; No Injuries

Sept. 2006: LBPD Says Belmont Shore/Naples Elderly Residents Targeted In Scam; Learn Details, Be On Alert

Sept. 2006: LBPD Arrests Two LB Men For Murder Of Sheriff's Deputy Maria Rosa

On the evening of Sept. 26 there was police activity in NE LB (approx. 10:30 p.m. and therefater) into predawn hours with SWAT, canine units and some LASD at the Towne Center (Carson west of 605). Police responded to a report of an armed man possibly in one of the buildings in the area of the WalMart. After several hours of work, the search ended without locating the suspect.

Sept. 2006: Updated: 405 Fwy Shooting In Westminster Results In LBPD Response; Officers Detain Suspect In Lakewood

Sept. 2006: LBPD Says Newcomb Graffiti Was NOT Gang Related; Valdalism Was By a "Tagging Crew" Including a Specific Vandal

Sept. 2006: Graffiti Vandalism Strikes ELB's Newcomb Academy

Sept. 2006: LBPD says Kun Lyna Chan Tauch, 18, of Long Beach (photo below) was allegedly involved in the killing of a 14-year old boy in the 1800 block of Lime Ave. on Aug. 25.

Tauch 9/14/06
LBPD says suspect Tauch, who allegedly fired into a group that included the victim, is described as a male Cambodian, 5’9," 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He also goes by the names of Kun Tauch and Kunlyna Tauch. LBPD asks anyone with information regarding suspect Tauch’s whereabouts to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Russ Moss or Terri Hubert at (562) 570-7244. Citizens can also call 9-1-1 for an immediate response, or (if from a cell phone) LBPD's Communications Center at (562) 435-6711

Sept. 2006: LB Cops Arrest Mother & Son In Alleged Con On Elderly Man

Sept. 2006: Police Chief Batts Tells Council: Parts Of Central & North LB Seeing Spikes In Violent Crime; Report Indicates Fifth LBPD Division May Be Needed

Sept. 2006: Two Separate Gang-Related Killings Overnight Sept. 4-5: One Is Just West of Downtown, A Second Is Near NLB Library Where Mayor & City Mgr. Recently Unveiled New Budget

Aug. 2006: Attempted Sexual Molestation Of Minor, Vicinity Anaheim/Walnut; LBPD Asks: Do You Know Of Similar Incidents?

Aug. 2006: Murder, 1800 block Lime

Aug. 2006: Wrigley Area Homicide, 2000 block Magnolia

Aug. 2006: Young Man Fatally Shot In Car, Area 20th/Atlantic

Aug. 2006: LB Cops Find & Nab Suspect In Fast-Breaking Series Of Robberies, Sexual Assaults & Attempted Sexual Assaults On Women

Aug. 2006: Homicide, 5400 Block Paramount Blvd.

July 2006: Suspected Arsonist Appears To Have Struck In Wrigley-Area; Help LB Arson Team Find Him

July 2006: Fatal Shooting, 1100 block Chestnut Ave.

July 2006: Two Alleged High Speed Vehicles Approx. 1 a.m., Bluff Park Area/2900 Block Ocean Blvd.; Collisions Affect Three Parked Cars + Two Pedestrians + Drivers + Passengers

Sexual Predator Loose In LB, Two Young Females Victimized, Areas PCH/Orange & Anaheim/Daisy; LBPD Warns Public To Be On Alert

July 2006: Fast Work By LBPD Nabs Fifth Suspect -- Alleged Shooter -- In Pine Ave. Fatal Shooting; He's A LB Resident...Apprehended By Feds At Mexican Border

July 2006: Teen Fatally Shot In Downtown LB

July 2006: NLB Car-To-Car Killing, LB Blvd. Approaching 710 Fwy

July 2006: LBPD Asks: Have You Seen This Hit & Run Suspect Vehicle Or Its Driver?

July 2006: Fatal Shooting, 1000 block E. 17th St.

June 2006: Several ELB Elderly Residents Victimized In Multi-Suspect Scams/Thefts; LBPD Issues Warning & Gives Details

June 2006: Sunday Nite Double-Shooting Leaves One Dead, One Wounded, Area Del Amo East of Cherry

June 2006: Quadruple Shooting Leaves One Dead, Three Wounded, 5700 block Cherry Ave.

May 2006: LBPD Arrests Suspect In Brazen Alleged Robbery/Kidnapping Spanning Hours On LB Streets...Plus Add'l Crimes

May 2006: LBPD says this suspect attacked a 12 yr-old girl, 2400 block Chestnut Ave. If you see him, call LBPD 9-1-1. Details, click here.

May 2006: 12 Yr.-Old Girl Attacked, 2400 block Chestnut Ave.

May 2006: "America's Most Wanted" To Air Second Segment Saturday May 20 Re LB Murder of Sheriff's Deputy Rosa; Reward Now $150,000

May 2006: Yes, It Happened: More On Outrage In Broad Daylight On LB Streets

May 2006: Pre-Dawn Armed Robbers Hit ELB "Towne Center" Lowes

May 2006: Outrage In Broad Daylight On LB Streets: Victim Carjacked Area Bixby Park; Forced To Drive To Multiple ATM Machines, Money Taken; Forced To Drive Home (Downtown), Items Stolen; Gunman Then Walks Off Into Downtown LB

March 2006: Off-Duty Deputy Sheriff Slain In Wrigley Neighborhood Likely An Armed Robbery Victim, LBPD Indicates

March 2006, Other Crime Briefs:

  • NLB murder, 6000 block Jaymills, (b/w Atlantic & L.A. river, near 60th St.), Mar. 28/approx. 4:45 p.m.
  • NLB double-shooting, 6900 block Atlantic Pl. (one victim transported in critical condition), Mar 28/approx. 6:00 p.m.

    March 2006: Off-Duty Sheriff Deputy Slain In Wrigley Area, Circumstances Still Unclear

    March 2006: Here's LBPD Composite Sketch Of Suspect Allegedly Involved In Two Attempted Kidnappings Of Young Women in NLB

    March 2006: LBPD Seeks Suspect In Two Attempted Kidnappings Of Young Women in NLB

    Feb. 2006: LBPD Catches More Graffiti Vandals In NLB Industrial Area...Out of Towners Again

    Feb. 2006: Suspect In 10th/Redondo Area "Cat Burglaries" Turns Himself In

    Jan. 2006: LBPD Seeks Suspect In Fatal Stabbing

    Jan. 2006: Two Sexual Assaults, Area Carson/Orange; LBPD Seeks Public's Help In Locating Suspect(s)

    Jan. 2006: Vandals Smash Car Windows In Bixby Knolls, Roughly 15 Vehicles Hit

    Jan. 2006: LBPD Takes Attempted Murder Suspect Into Custody, 5400 block Paramount Blvd.

    Dec. 2005: Christmas Eve Night Homicide in South Wrigley: Man Fatally Stabbed On Bus, Woman Wounded, Area 19th/Magnolia

    Dec. 2005: Homicide, 2000 block Olive Ave.

    Dec. 2005: LB Woman Inside Her Residence Hit By Stray Gunfire, Area Pine/21st; In Separate Shooting, Man Is Wounded Area Anaheim/Rose

    Dec. 2005: 17 Yr-Old Fatally Shot, Area Anaheim/Cherry

    Dec. 2005: $25,000 Reward Offered For Info Leading To Arrest and Conviction of Suspect(s) Involved in Death Of Lakewood Resident Barbara Ann Rogers...Now Being Investigated As Murder

    Nov. 2005: Man Shot, Wounded 1000 block E. Hill St.

    Nov. 2005: Suspect In Custody In Wrigley Area Homicide, 100 block E. Eagle St.

    Oct. 2005: LB Man, Beaten & Robbed Walking Home From Market, Later Dies

    Oct. 2005: Homicide, 1000 block Gaviota

    Sept. 2005: Sat. Nite Shooting (Sept. 24), 1200 block Locust, Wounds Four (One Directly Hit By Gunfire, Three Injured By Fragments)

    Sept. 2005: Man Enters Business, 2200 block E. 7th St., Claims To Have Bomb; Holds Hostages; Major Police Response w/ SWAT & Negotiators; Suspect Releases Hostages, Surrenders

    Sept. 2005: Sat Nite: Man Fatally Shot, 6800 block Atlantic

    Sept. 2005: Fatal Hit & Run Crash On Redondo Near Mail Facility Takes Woman's Life; Suspect Flees, Witnesses Help Cops Capture Him

    Sept. 2005: Body Found Near San Gabriel River In Pico Rivera Was Barbara Rogers of Lakewood...And Sheriff Is Investigating Her Death As A Homicide

    Sept. 2005: Triple Shooting, One Dies, 1300 block Gaviota

    Sept. 2005: Second Off-Campus Shooting Near Poly High, This Time Near Poly PAAL Satellite Campus, LB Blvd/16th St.

    Sept. 2005: Shooting After-School, Off-Campus Just North of LB Poly High; Two Juveniles Involved; Classes Not Disrupted But As Precaution Security Will Be Increased

    Sept. 2005: South Wrigley Labor Day, PCH/Maine: LB Gang Detectives Make Traffic Stop; Passenger Runs, Allegedly Displays Weapon, Is Shot, Treated & Taken Into Custody

    Sept. 2005: Charred, Dead Body Found 6th/San Francisco

    Sept. 2005: 7th St. Driver Dies After Predawn Shooting @ Almond Ave.

    Sept. 2005: Gunfire, Area 14th/Peterson, Narrowly Misses Child In Babyseat Of Parked Vehicle

    Aug. 2005: LBPD Rescues Woman Held Hostage Area Ocean/Gaviota, Shoots & Kills Hostage-Taker

    Aug. 2005: PCH/MLK Fatal Hit & Run...And Car Calls Cops

    Aug. 2005: Triple Shooting, More Shots, Pursuit + Savvy Police Follow-Up Net Suspects

    Aug. 2005: Brazen Bixby Knolls Robbery Involving Two Girls And Adult Woman

    Aug. 2005: Council Votes 7-2 (O'Donnell & Baker Dissenting) To Seek Feasibility Study Of Surveillance Devices In Public Places & Parks

    Aug. 2005: LBPD Now Seriously Enforcing LB's Nighttime Juvenile Curfew Ordinance

    Aug. 2005: Councilmembers Reyes Uranga & Gabelich Urge Surveillance Devices To Deter Illegal Activity & Apprehend Criminals In LB Parks & Public Places

    Aug. 2005: Aug 1: Two Homicides In Less Than Four Hours, Makes Three in One Day

    Aug. 2005: Aug. 1 Midday Murder, Area 10th/Walnut

    July 2005: Sat. 2:45 a.m. Fight Escalates Into Fatal Shooting, Pine Ave./3d St.; Suspect In Custody

    July 2005: Post-Midnight Friday Fracas With Gunfire @ Pike; PD Stops Melee After Firing At Suspect Observed Shooting Into Crowd From Fleeing Car; Vehicle Later Spotted & Two Suspects Apprehended; Multiple Other Arrests

    July 2005: Brazen Midday Wrigley Armed Robbery: Store Owner Pistol Whipped, Robbed, 2000 Block Pacific Ave., July 28

    July 2005: Updated: Two Fatal LB Shootings Within Twenty Minutes + Wrong-Way High-Speed Pursuit on 710 Predawn Sunday

    July 2005: Five Violent Crimes -- 4 Shootings, 1 Stabbing -- Within Five Hours in Parts of LB

    July 2005: Armed Robbery Near Pike Prompts Perimeter, Five Hour Search

    July 2005: 16 Yr-Old Dies In Drive-By Shooting, Area Cherry/Market

    July 2005: LB Cops Write 452 Misdemeanor Citations For Fireworks b/w June 29-July 4; Those Cited Now Face Adult Or Juvenile Justice

    July 2005: Three LB Juveniles Apprehended Allegedly Trying To Make Bottle Bombs With Fireworks

    July 2005: Friends of Man Who Sparked Bellflower Blvd. Pursuit & Died In Crash Put Up Homemade Memorial

    July 2005: July 1 Afternoon Sheriff's Pursuit Ends With Crash @ Bellflower/Spring; Multiple Vehicles Involved

    June 2005: Arrangements For Sheriff Deputy Ortiz

    June 2005: Fallen Sheriff Deputy Ortiz Was Lakewood Award Of Valor Winner

    June 2005: Outpouring Of Tributes At Lakewood Sheriff Stn. Memorial Wall For Deputy Ortiz

    June 2005: Suspect In Custody After Sheriff Deputy Fatally Shot In Hawaiian Gardens

    June 2005: Crash @ 4th/Redondo Leaves One Driver Dead, Another Arrested

    June 2005: Three LB Shootings Overnight Within Approx. Two Hours

    June 2005: Phew! LBPD & Alert LB Transit Bus Driver Handle Situation Involving Man Believed Armed On Downtown Bus

    June 2005: Fatal Shooting, Anaheim St. Just West of Redondo Ave.

    June 2005: June 2: Spring/Santa Fe Midafternoon Shooting

    June 2005: LBUSD Detains & Arrests Jordan High Student -- Without Incident -- Allegedly Carrying Gun

    May 2005: Man Fatally Shot, Another Wounded, 14th St. West of LB Blvd.

    May 2005: Horrifying High Speed Chase Roars Thru Long Beach, Ending At Redondo/Anaheim With Suspect Exiting Car, Armed with Handgun. Police Open Fire, Killing Suspect

    May 2005: Man Riding Bike Thru MLK Park Fatally Shot...At Midday

    April 2005: Another Shooting Vicinity "14th St. Park" (15th/Cedar)

    April 2005: ELB Murderer Is Dead, Shot & Killed By Westminster PD in Fierce Gun Battle; Hours Earlier, He Killed His 4 Yr-Old Son & Tried To Kill His Wife on ELB's Woodruff Ave.

    April 2005: LBPD Officer-Involved Shooting Wounds Suspect, PCH @ Gaviota

    April 2005: Shooting, 1100 block E. 10th St.

    April 2005: Signal Hill Business Suffers Armed Robbery, Orange Ave. Near Wardlow Rd.

    April 2005: LBPD Announces Arrest In Brazen WLB Shooting That Killed Cabrillo High Student

    April 2005: Man Fatally Shot, 400 block E. Arbor

    April 2005: LBPD Warns Of Jump in Car Thefts Citywide

    March 2005: Murder, Area PCH/Cherry

    March 2005: "14th St. Park," Where Some Activists Charge City Hall Has Tolerated Nuisance & Law-Flouting Activities, Suffers Sunday Afternoon Shooting; Victim Wounded, Teen Held

    March 2005: 20 Yr.-Old Fatally Shot, 7th St. b/w Atlantic-MLK

    March 2005: Sheriff Deputies vs. Robbery Suspect At Blue Line Stn, LB Blvd. @ PCH; Deputy Shoots & Wounds Suspect, Also Wounding Fellow Deputy; Three Add'l Suspects Get Away

    March 2005: Gunfire, 800 block Walnut Ave.; One Man Dead, Another Wounded

    March 2005: Gunshot Victim Found Behind Business, 1600 block E. Artesia, Pronounced Dead At Scene

    March 2005: Sat. Mar. 19 Predawn Shooting, 1500 block Obispo

    March 2005: Homicide, 5900 block Orange Ave.; Suspect in Custody

    March 2005: WLB Community Forum @ Cabrillo High Lays Bare Racial Tensions

    March 2005: 16-Year Old Fatally Shot In NLB

    March 2005: Two Cabrillo High Students Shot While Walking After-School Within Steps of WLB Police Station! One Dies. Cops Say It's Gang Involved & Vow Relentless Search For Killer(s)

    Feb. 2005: Police Seek Info On Apparent Homicide, 200 block Linden Ave.

    Feb. 2005: Brazen Midday Residential Robbery: Homeowner Returns Home To Find Three Intruders, Spring/Palo Verde Area

    Feb. 2005: Two Shootings, Possibly Gang-Related

    Jan. 2005: Updated: Double WLB Shooting, 1600 block W. Lincoln St.

    Jan. 2005: Seal Beach Fatal Wrong-Way Crash, PCH @ Anaheim Bay Bridge

    Jan. 2005: 19 Yr-Old Pedestrian Killed in Los Alamitos Hit & Run; We Post Suspect Vehicle Description

    Jan. 2005: ELB Gunfire Flies: Homicide, Ximeno N. of PCH Just Hrs. After Separate Shots Fired/Attempted Murder, 17th/Obispo

    Jan. 2005: Two More LB Businesses Hit In String of Comm'l Burglaries

    Jan. 2005: House Fire Included Homicide, LBPD Says

    Jan. 2005: LBPD Issues Public Information Bulletin Re String of Comm'l Burglaries w/ Add'l Details & Advice

    Jan. 2005: LBPD Says 33 Comm'l Burglaries + 6 Safes Taken Since Late Oct. In "Window Smash" Crimes Affecting Several Parts of City

    Jan. 2005: Justifiable Homicide: Crime Victim Carjacked At Gunpoint 5400 block Atlantic Ave. Manages To Arm Himself, Tries To Flee, Is Shot By Suspect And Returns Fire; Victim Survives; Suspect Dies; Victim Won't Face Charges

    Dec. 2004: Another Homicide, Vicinity 4th St./Almond; Second Man Wounded In Most Recent Shooting

    Dec. 2004: Comm'l Burglaries Hit Bixby Knolls Businesses Along Atlantic Ave.; Cops Ask Public To Advise Of Suspicious Nighttime Activity

    Dec. 2004: Husband & Second Man Arrested In Alleged Murder-For-Hire Of Bixby Knolls Resident Lynn Shockner

    Dec. 2004: Christmas Night Homicide, Area 14th/Peterson

    Dec. 2004: Quadruple Shooting Leaves Two Dead, Two Wounded, Area Del Amo @ LB Blvd.

    Dec. 2004: Security Guard, Suspect Exchange Gunfire in WLB; Security Guard Dies, 16 Yr-Old Suspect Is Wounded & In Custody

    Dec. 2004: WLB Homicide, 3600 block Denver Ave.

    Dec. 2004: Dec. 18, 5:00 p.m.: Gunfire Flies, Anaheim/Gardenia; No One Hit

    Dec. 2004: 37-Yr Old LB Man Shot Dead, 6600 block Obispo Ave.

    Nov. 2004: Two Wounded In Separate LB Shootings, 11/26

    Nov. 2004: No, Not Santa Claus: 19 Yr-Old Guy Gets Stuck in WLB Chimney Sunday @ 2 a.m.; Two Teenage Girls Also Taken Into Custody

    Nov. 2004: Help LB Cops Find Hit-&-Run Driver Who Killed 84 Yr. Old WLB Pedestrian

    Nov. 2004: D.A. Files Murder Charges That Could Bring Death Penalty In Bixby Knolls Slaying

    Nov. 2004: Tragedy In Bixby Knolls Area: Woman Is Stabbed To Death Near Her Back Door After Officers Alert Her To Suspicious Activity In Neighborhood

    Nov. 2004: Tires Slashed In Two Quiet ELB Neighborhoods

    Nov. 2004: LBPD SWAT Deployed In Two NLB Incidents

    Oct. 2004: Man Shot To Death, 3000 Block E. 15th St.

    Oct. 2004: LBPD Makes Swift Arrest In East Village Area Shooting, 500 block E. Broadway (near Atlantic); Suspect Taken Into Custody @ Lakewood Mall In Less Than 24 Hrs.

    Oct. 2004: NLB Triple Shooting (Bort St. West of LB Blvd., South of 91 Fwy) Leaves A Woman Dead

    Oct. 2004: 84 Yr Old Man Dies In WLB Hit-And-Run, Santa Fe @ Burnett

    Oct. 2004: Terrifying, Bizarre NLB Armed Robbery: Two Suspects Use Truck To Crash Into Business, Stage Robbery At Gunpoint; Alert Cop Spots Them Fleeing; They're Captured...But One Is Found Dead

    Oct. 2004: Friday Nite Shooting Outside Lakewood High; Multiple Shots Fired; One Teen Wounded

    Sept. 2004: Man Fatally Shot, Area 3d/Elm

    Sept. 2004: Two LB Residents Shot, One Dies

    Sept. 2004: Double-Shooting Leaves One Man Dead, 700 Block Lime Ave.

    Sept. 2004: San Antonio/Orange Area: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Shooting

    Aug. 2004: Aug. 29: Second Night of Gunfire In Sleepy Hollow; Car Drives By; Shots Ring Out; Man Is Wounded & Transported To Hospital

    Aug. 2004: Aug. 28: Further On Multiple Gunshots Fired, Vicinity 47th St/Rio Ave.: 3-5 Homes Struck By Gunfire; Nine Yr. Old Struck Inside Home By Bullet Fragment Is OK; Sleepy Hollow Neighborhood Stunned; Newly Elected Councilwoman Gabelich Responds

    Aug. 2004: Gunfire, 900 block Pine Ave, Leaves One Dead, Two Wounded

    Aug. 2004: Were Recent LB & OC "Radio Shack" Robberies Linked To Terrorism?

    Aug. 2004: LBPD Arrests Suspect Who Allegedly Ran Down Bicyclist, Orange @ B'way

    Aug. 2004: Homicide, 800 block Cerritos Ave.

    Aug. 2004: ELB Fatal Traffic Accident, Lakewood Blvd. @ Conant St.

    Aug. 2004: Jury Convicts Mark Wayne Rathbun As Belmont Shore/Eastside & OC Rapist

    Aug. 2004: Second Homicide In Three Weeks, 4th/Almond

    Aug. 2004: WLB Homicide, 2100 block Adriatic Ave.

    Aug. 2004: Bicyclist Dies After Being Struck By Car, Orange @ B'way

    Aug. 2004: Have You Seen Her? LBPD Looking for Female Alleged Accomplice in WLB Homicide

    Aug. 2004: Homicide, 6000 block Lemon Ave.

    July 2004: Multiple Shots Fired, LB Resident Dies, 400 block Almond Ave.

    July 2004: WLB Fatal Shooting, 1700 block Cameron St.

    July 2004: LBPD Officer Involved Shooting, 1100 block 2d St.

    July 2004: Violent Armed Robbery, 6000 block Myrtle Ave.

    July 2004: 500 Block Almond Ave: Officer Involved Shooting re Armed Kidnapping Suspect

    July 2004: LBPD Warns Of Internet & Cashier's Check Scam

    July 2004: LBPD Locates Suspect in Previous Murder (Virginia Ct.) Believed Armed and Dangerous In Area Temple/Anaheim; Major All Night Search Finds Armed Suspect; He's Shot & Killed

    July 2004: Alleged Attempted LB Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested In Within Two Minutes of Call To LB Cops +

    July 2004: Father Allegedly Shoots & Kills Son, 1700 block Lemon Ave.

    July 2004: LBPD Busts Major Alleged Meth Lab

    July 2004: Shooting, 1600 block Cherry Ave., Possibly Gang Related

    June 2004: LBPD Arrests Suspect in Slaying of Apt. Owner

    June 2004: Armed Robbery, Area 53d/Atlantic Sparks LBPD Midday Manhunt w/ SWAT & Perimeter; One Suspect Apprehended, One or Possibly Two At Large

    June 2004: Fast LB Police Work After Fatal Drive-By Shooting (900 block Cerritos Ave.) Nets Two Murder Suspects

    June 2004: June 12, Midnight: Eight People Shot, 500 block Temple Ave.

    June 2004: Shooting, 900 block Locust Ave.

    June 2004: Rose Park N'hood Ass'n Sets Thurs. Meeting Following Recent Shootings

    May 2004: There Was a Third Shooting In Area 11th/Molino Over May 8-9; LBPD East Division Commander Urges Area Residents To Stay Aware Of Their Surroundings and Report Suspicious Activity Immediately

    May 2004: There Was Another Rose Park Area Shooting On May 8: Area 10th/Molino, Just After Midnight

    May 2004: May 8: Several Shots Fired From Car Driving By Area 11th/Molino

    May 2004: Rose Park Area Pursuit Ends As Cops Cuff Suspect, Area 7th/Orizaba-Gladys

    April 2004: April 30 Nighttime Shooting, 7th/St. Louis

    May 2004: May 1: Possible Attempted NLB Kidnapping Foiled By Alert Bystander

    May 2004: LBPD Can't Say At Present That Recent Rose Park Area Shootings Are Connected, But Investigation Continues (further developments, see article above)

    April 2004: Sat Nite Pursuit Thru Central LB: Signal Hill Murder Suspect Spotted by LBPD Flees, Crashes & Is Arrested Near 7th/Orange

    April 2004: April 15 Attempted Robbery @ Los Altos Area Credit Union Sparks Midafternoon Police Search, Perimeter, Helicopter

    March 2004: County Transit Bureau Deputies Shoot Suspect Near Willow St. Blue Line Stn.

    March 2004: 3600 block Atlantic Ave: Man Stabbed To Death in Alley

  • Update: LBPD Arrests Hawaiian Gardens Resident; Another Suspect Also Believed Involved

    March 2004: Man Shot, 2500 Block Santa Fe

    March 2004: 3 a.m. Sunday Wake-Up For Signal Hill Promontory Dwellers: Man Enters Via Exit Gate, SHPD Uses Pepper Spray, BeanBag Rounds & LBPD Assists, Subduing Him w/ Taser

    March 2004: Alert LBPD Officer Spots, Arrests Two Suspects In String of ELB Robberies

    March 2004: Police Believe Eastside Armed Robbers May Have Struck Again: Mother & Daughter Robbed In Their Driveway 3800 Block Studebaker

    March 2004: Caught! LBPD Arrests Murder Suspect; Detectives Get Tip & Spot Him As Car Passenger In Area Of LB Blvd. Near Esther St...Allegedly In Possession of Loaded Handgun

    March 2004: ELB Alert, Further: See Composite Drawings Of Hooded Suspects In ELB Armed Robberies

    Feb. 2004: City Halts Release Of Annual Crime Data By Council District; Neighborhood-Size Crime Stats Still Available

    Feb. 2004: Nine Yr-Old Boy Killed In Hit & Run On Atlantic @ 61st; Police Arrest Suspect, Will Seek Murder Charges

    Feb. 2004: "I Was The Victim Of A Crime"

  • Bixby Knolls Business Owner Is Kidnapped, Carjacked, Forced To Drive At Knifepoint To OC, Beaten, Robbed...And He Escapes; Read Details

    Feb. 2004: ELB Alert: Several ELB Armed Robberies, Man Wearing Hooded Sweatshirt Approaches Drivers Exiting Vehicles In Driveway or Garage b/w 7 p.m.-early morning, Demands Money/Purse/Wallet, Flees To Getaway Vehicle

    Feb. 2004: LBPD Takes Double-Murder Suspect Into Custody in L.A.

    Feb. 2004: LBPD Arrests Suspect With Alleged Ties To Cambodian Gang In Connection With March '03 Murder Of Cambodian Victim, Bixby Rd/Cherry Ave.

    Feb. 2004: Murder/Arson Investigation Surrounds Apt. Fire

    Feb. 2004: LBPD Mental Evaluation Team & SWAT Respond, Barricaded Armed Woman Safely Removed, 5th/Cherry

    Feb. 2004: LBPD Pursuit Thru Parts of Western & Northern LB Ends In Safely In Paramount

    Feb. 2004: 10th/Walnut: Man Is Fatally Shot; LBPD Arrests Two Suspects Within Hours

  • Broadway/Pacific: Homeless Persons Argue, One is Fatally Stabbed

    Feb. 2004: Suspect In WLB Arson -- And Kidnapping And Murder Of His Wife -- Taken Into Custody

    Jan. 2004: Council & Mgt. On Providing Cops & Stopping Killings:

  • Without Notice, Council Directs City Atty To Prepare Resolutions Backing County Sales Tax Hike And Urging Congress To Keep Funding COPS Grants; Resolutions Will Get Coming Council Vote, Perhaps Jan. 13
  • Council Sends City Mgt. Gang Strategy to Public Safety & Housing & Neighborhoods Committees
  • Colonna Says City Has Acceptable Level of Policing
  • Baker Presses Batts: What Else Do You Need? Batts Reiterates LBPD Needs 130 More Cops But Speaking As Mgt. Says City Hall Can't Afford It Now

    Jan. 2004: Man Shot To Death, 1600 Block Linden Ave.

    Jan. 2004: Two WLB Residents Tied Up & Robbed, 1500 block Parade St.; One Suspect In Custody, Another Is On The Loose

    Jan. 2004: Belmont Shore Bank in 5400 Block E. 2d St. Robbed At Gunpoint; Man Wearing Ski Mask Forces Everyone Onto Floor

    Jan. 2004: Man Holding Butcher Knife & Meat Cleaver Is Shot & Killed By LB Police Officer, 2000 Block Myrtle Ave.

    Jan. 2004: Double-Murder, 5400 Block Paramount Blvd.

    Jan. 2004: LB Man Found Fatally Shot in Car, 3300 block Elm Ave.

    Jan. 2004: LBPD Brings The Hammer Down:

  • Alleged Known Gang Member Arrested, 2000 Block MLK: Alleged Possession of Loaded Gun
  • Five Individuals Arrested 800 Block Gardenia: Three Narcotics-Related, One Parole Violation, One Outstanding Warrant

    Jan. 2004: Fast Police Work in NLB: LBPD Arrests Suspect in Jan. 14 "Shots Fired" Call

    Jan. 2004: LB Cops Bust Two Alleged Gang Members In Two Days For Two Separate Gang Related Shootings

    Jan. 2004: Another Man of Cambodian Descent Fatally Shot, This Time Area 15th/Orange

    Jan. 2004: New Yr. 2004: Bullet Fired Into Air Hits Man In Head, 1300 Block Lewis Ave...And He Survives

    Dec. 2003: New Yrs. Eve: Shooting, 11th/Raymond; One Person, Perhaps Two, Hit But Not Seriously Injured

    Dec. 2003: New Yrs Eve: Man Fatally Shot While Driving In 1500 Block E. 14th St.

    Dec. 2003: SW Traffic Circle Area Double-Shooting: 17th/Loma, One Man Dies, Another Person Wounded

    Dec. 2003: Minutes After Mile of Men Vigil Ends, Man With Gun Opens Fire in 500 Block of Walnut Ave.; One Man Hit Twice, Will Survive

    Dec. 2003: Who Was He? His Body Was Found Near 7th/Temple In Abandoned Gas Stn. Dumpster Storage Area

    Dec. 2003: 21 Yr Old LB Man Fatally Shot, 1800 Block Olive Ave.

    Dec. 2003: Nine Alleged Juvenile Graffiti Vandals Arrested

    Nov. 2003: Suspect in String of ELB Robberies Arrested! LBPD Says Big Flabby Robber Suspect Now In Custody

    Nov. 2003: ABC News Nightline (Nov. 7) Focused On LB, Cites Marine Who Survived Iraq Combat But Murdered With Friend In LB As Example Of Terrorized, Victimized Parts of U.S. Cities

    Nov. 2003: LB Man Fatally Shot, 1000 block Artesia Blvd.

    Nov. 2003: LBPD Arrests Suspect In Three Sexual Assaults

    Oct. 2003: Two Hit In 17th/MLK Drive-By Shooting; Two Suspects Flee

    Oct. 2003: Police Pinch Pine Ave. Peeper

    Oct. 2003: Belmont Hts. Car Theft Becomes Alleged Murder, 200 Block Grand Ave.:

  • Car Owner Approaches As Alleged Car Thief Drives Off, Strikes Owner, Throws Him Onto Hood, Crashes Car, Killing Owner;
  • Alert LBPD Patrol Officer Provides Info Helping Investigators Find Suspect Within Hours

    Oct. 2003: Neighborhood Policing Nets Arrests Just East of Downtown

    Oct. 2003: 48-Yr Old Man Shot To Death, 1500 Block E. 68th St.

    Oct. 2003: In Sight & Sound: Familymembers Deliver Heartrending Statements (We Post Sound Clips) After U.S. Marine/Iraq Combat Veteran & His Friend Shot To Death, 1200 Block E. 7th St.; City Offers $15,000 Reward; County Offers $10,000

    Oct. 2003: Safer in Baghdad? Iraq Combat Vet Shot To Death, 1200 Block E. 7th St.

    Oct. 2003: Shots Fired At Up To Four Vehicles On 91 Fwy; Woman Hit Near Atlantic Ave.

    Oct. 2003: NLB Fatal Shooting, 200 Block Orchid Lane; LBPD Says Two Men in Car Shot At A Man Running Away

    Sept. 2003: LBPD Says This Suspect Shot & Killed A Bike Rider On Sunday Morning A Few Blocks NW of Bixby Park; If You See Him, Or Have Info About This Crime, Call The Cops; Click Pic For Details

    Sept. 2003: LB Man Shot, Killed, 3100 block Coolidge St.

    Sept. 2003: Midday Murder Near El Dorado Park Estates, Man Shot & Killed In Wardlow/Norwalk Shopping Plaza Parking Lot (near drugstore)

    Sept. 2003: ELB Chase: L.A. Sheriff Pursues Suspect Up Bellflower Blvd.; LBPD Assists With Spike Strip @ Willow

    Sept. 2003: Man Tries To Enter WLB Donut Shop Via Exhaust Duct For Frier, Gets Stuck, Freed By LBFD, Arrested By LBPD

    Sept. 2003: Brazen Bixby Knolls Bank Robbery: Wash. Mutual, Atlantic Ave @ Roosevelt Rd. (Sept. 18)

    Sept. 2003: Sept. 16 Shooting in Broad Daylight: 6400 block Atlantic Ave. (Initial Reports Say Does NOT Involve Jordan High Students); One Teen Wounded; Two In Custody

    Sept. 2003: Follow-Up To Sept. 11/03 Accidental Discharge of Park Ranger's Duty Weapon Prompts Parks & Rec & LBPD Probes

    Sept. 2003: Oops: Accidental Discharge of Park Ranger's Weapon Prompts LBPD Search in Wrigley Area

    Sept. 2003: Post Saturday Nite Fight In Area 2d St/Santa Ana Ave. in Belmont Shore; LBPD Arrests Two

    Sept. 2003: 4th/Cherry: 16-Yr Old Victim Of Violent Street Robbery, Spots Suspect Again Minutes Later, Summons Cops & LBPD Makes Arrest

    Sept. 2003: Man Fatally Shot, 1100 Block Pine Ave.

    Sept. 2003: Teen Fatally Shot, Two Others Wounded, 1400 Block Lewis Ave.

    Sept. 2003: LBPD Brothers Bust Suspect With Baggie In His Butt

    Sept. 2003: LBPD Recovers Property From Series of LB Thefts And Arrests 4 Suspects; Property Can Be Viewed For Recovery Sept. 8-9

    Sept. 2003: ELB Homicide...And Husband Is Taken Into Custody in Nevada

    Aug. 2003: ELB Attempted Kidnapping @ Palo Verde/Atherton; Suspects Try To Pull 16-Yr Old Girl Into Strange Suspect Vehicle: 1950s-1960s Panel Van

    Aug. 2003: Friday Night Fistfights On Pine Ave (vicinity b/w 3d & B'way) Aug. 15; Cops Present For Abt. Five Hrs., Restore Calm, No Arrests

    Aug. 2003: X-Rated X-Posure Alleged In 1000 Block Gardenia Ave. Prompts LBPD Arrest

    Aug. 2003: Murder, 6th/Linden, 36-Yr Old L.A. Man Fatally Shot

    Aug. 2003: Mystery On West 4th St. Within Walking Distance Of City Hall: Man In 30's Stabbed Multiple Times, Found Dead In Residence

    Aug. 2003: Three Robbers Enter NLB Home at 4:45 a.m., Shoot Its Three Residents, Steal Goods & Drive Off; One Resident Dies, Two Wounded But Survive

    July 2003: Two Alert Cops Spot & Nab Robbery Suspect After He Allegedly Hits Convenience Store In 200 Block Orange Ave.

    July 2003: Drive-By Shooting, 1200 Block E. 17th St. (Area Alamitos/Orange) Kills One 19-Yr Old, Wounds Another

    July 2003: Mystery Death @ Redondo/405 Overpass As Man Jumps, Slips...Or Is Pushed Off Overpass; Coroner Is Investigating. Caution: Disturbing photo

    June 2003; LBPD Arrests Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of Mom & Wounding Of Her Son As They Drove In Area Of Alamitos/15th St.

    June 2003: Outrage! Mother Driving At Alamitos/15th St. Is Shot & Dies; Her 12-Yr. Old Son Riding In Car Is Wounded

    May 2003: Memorial Day Barricaded Man, 1700 Block E. 4th St.; Officers & SWAT Team Successfully Subdue Him Without Injuries

    May 2003: Suspect Leads LBPD On Wild Chase From South Drake Park Area Into San Pedro; Hit & Run Accident, Barricade, SWAT & Capture Follow

    May 2003: LBPD Officers Shoot, Wound Felony Suspect Near Silverado Park After He Allegedly Tries To Run Them Down

    May 2003: LBPD Officer-Involved Shooting In NLB Follows L.A. Domestic Violence Call

    May 2003: One Man Murdered, Another Wounded, 2400 Block Linden Ave.

    May 2003: Double Shooting, 500 block Rhea Ave.; 19-Yr Old Man Has Multiple Gunshot Wounds; 13-Yr Old Girl Hit Once; Both Alive

    May 2003: Chaotic Scene on 405 Fwy After Signal Hill "Fantasy Castle" Robbed At Midday: Three Suspects Flee On Foot; Two Run Onto Southbound 405 @ Walnut; One Hit By Car...Which Is Rear-Ended Trying to Avoid Suspects

    April 2003: 7-Yr Old Boy Struck By Stray Bullet As Gunfire Flies Near NLB's Bret Harte Elem. School

    April 2003: Man Allegedly Fires Shots At Girlfriend, Takes His 2-Yr Old Child, Boards Bus, Fires At Police, Surrenders @ Bixby Rd/Cherry Ave.; Passengers OK, Child Not Seriously Injured

    April 2003: Pet Bird (Macaw) Stolen From Owner's Shoulder

    April 2003: WLB Drive-By Double-Shooting: 1800 Block Harbor Ave.; One Dies, Another Survives

    April 2003: Drive-By Shooting, 1000 Block Myrtle Ave.

    April 2003: 17-Yr Old Fatally Shot While Parking His Car, 2200 Block Elm Ave.

    April 2003: 4 People Shot In 3 Incidents Within 15 Minutes; Uncertain As We Post If Shootings Related

    April 2003: NLB Pipe Bomb Found -- Not Fake, The Real Thing -- Dangerous Device Defused by L.A. County Bomb Squad w/ LBFD & LBPD Assist

    April 2003: LBPD Arrests Suspect In String of Robberies Covering Bix. Knolls, Bix. Highlands, Mem. Hts. & NLB

    April 2003: LBPD Arrests Four In Killing of LB Woman, Body Found In Parked Vehicle 1200 Block Werner Ave. (vicinity Orange/Anaheim)

    March 2003: Woman Stabbed To Death, Dumped in Alley, 2400 Block San Francisco Ave.

    Mar. 2003: LBPD Homicide Detectives Say They've Cracked Case Of Oct. 2000 NLB Convenience Store Murder; Suspect In Custody

    Mar. 2003: Corpse Found In Vehicle Parked In 1200 Block Werner Ave. (vicinity Orange/Anaheim)

    Mar. 2003: Fatal Wrigley Shooting Witnessed By LBPD Officer Who Chases Suspect On Foot, Assisted by 2d Officer; 2d Officer Shoots Suspect; Suspect Lives; Suspect's Shooting Victim Dies

    Mar. 2003: 14 Yr. Old Boy Fatally Shot While Walking With Friends, 17th St. @ MLK

    Mar. 2003: Two Dead + LBPD Officer Wounded In 2:30 a.m. Restaurant Shooting, NE Corner 10th/Alamitos

    Mar. 2003: 21 Yr. Old Murdered While Riding Bike, Area 19th/Lime

    Feb. 2003: Some Unhappy Alleged Hookers & Their Customers: LBPD Busts 17 Persons On Vice & Other Charges, 2500 Block E. PCH

    Feb. 2003: WLB Double Homicide, 3500 block Baltic Ave.

    Feb. 2003: Shooting, 8th & Gardenia

    Feb. 2003: Yikes! Cargo Container Stolen From Hanjin Terminal At Port of LB Jan. 30! LBPD Notified Of Theft Feb 6; Driver Picking It Up Appeared To Have Proper Paperwork But Container Hasn't Shown Up At Proper Destination

    Feb. 2003: Jan. 31 Shooting (area 11th/Rose), Robbery & Battery (area 12th/Pacific) & Stolen Car Pursued to 1000 block Pine Ave.; Police Believe Robbery/Battery & Stolen Car Are Related & Shooting May Be

    Jan. 2003:

  • Swift LBPD Gang Detective Work Gets 17 Yr Old Suspect In Custody In Shooting of Mother & Child (1100 block Hellman St.)
  • Cops Find Him In Presence of Adult Allegedly With Fully Loaded Tech 9 Gun & Another Adult Who's A Parolee (They're Arrested On Charges Unrelated To Attempted Murder)

    Jan. 2003: Father Arrested For Murder Of His Daughter

    Jan. 2003: Friday Night, Jan. 17: Multiple Shots Fired Artesia Blvd. @ Downey Ave. (LB border with Bellflower); Two Victims Hit

    Jan. 2003: Observant LBPD Officers Spot -- And Arrest -- Suspect In Attempted Kidnappings of Two 12-Yr Old Girls (from Atlantic Ave./Hill St. area) Near Atlantic Ave. & Willow St.

    Jan. 2003: LBUSD Sends Letter To Parents Of Kids Attending Schools In Vicinity Surrounding Atlantic b/w Hill & Burnett, Urging Them To Have Safety Discussions With Their Children After Two Attempted Kidnappings (Jan. 6) of Two 12 Yr. Old Girls

    Jan. 2003: Two Attempted Kidnappings Within 30 Minutes Of Two Separate 12 Yr. Old Girls: One In Area Of Atlantic/Hill, Another Just Blocks Away in 2400 Block of Atlantic; Police Believe They Could Be Related

    Jan. 2003:

  • Jan. 4, Afternoon Gunfire Exchanged Between Robbery Suspects & LBPD in 1000 Block of LB Blvd.
  • Search For Suspects Involves Neighborhood b/w 8th-10th Sts, LB Blvd. to Linden Ave.
  • Update: Four Suspects Detained After Search Extends Into Early Morning Hours

    Jan. 2003: Jan. 4: Road Rage Escalates To Murder, 1300 Block Termino

    Jan. 2003: Brazen Bankrobber Hits Same Downtown Bank a Second Time, His Third LB Bank Robbery In Less Than 30 Days; See Security-Cam Photo Of Him In Previous Robbery and Help LBPD & FBI Identify And Find Him

    Jan. 2003: See Photo and Help LBPD & FBI Identify Suspect in Two LB Bank Robberies

    Jan. 2003: LBPD Officer Averts Potential New Year's Eve Tragedy

  • Responding To Call From Woman Saying Boyfriend Threatened Her Life, Officer Finds Man In Busy Supermarket Parking Lot (Willow St./LB Blvd.) Inside A Car, Armed With Gun & Wearing Bullet Proof Vest
  • Officer Arrests Him Without a Shot

    Jan. 2003: 2003 Arrives With Roughly 92 "Shots Fired" Calls From Just Before Midnight To 3 a.m... And A Suicide On 2d St. In Belmont Shore

    Dec. 2002: Two LB Shootings Overnight (Dec. 26-27):8th/Rose & 15th/Henderson; Victims Survive

    Dec. 2002: Xmas Night Shooting: Area 4th/Walnut

    Dec. 2002: At Midday Xmas Eve, Alert LBPD Patrol Officers Spot Bixby Knolls Store Burglary Suspects in ELB Neighborhood; Quick Police Work Produces Two Arrests

    Dec. 2002: LBPD Seizes 400 Pounds of Pot, Arrests Carjacking Suspects in NLB

    Dec. 2002: Dec. 21: NLB Apparent Double Murder

    Dec. 2002: Dec. 17: 25-Yr LB Resident Fatally Shot At Dawn In His Car, Parked At Business Where He Worked, Area 35th St. and Atlantic Ave.

    Dec. 2002: Dec. 16: 70 Year Old Man Found Murdered In His Residence, 800 block Terraine Ave. (east of Rec. Park Golf Course)

    Dec. 2002: Police Dept., Fire Dept And Several City Agencies (Incl. Code Enforcement & Public Works) Conducting "Take Back Our Streets" Enforcement Activities Dec. 13 & 14 in LBPD South Division

    Dec. 2002: LBPD Arrests Alleged Identity Theft Suspect, Seizes Evidence

    Nov. 2002: ELB/Belmont Shore Serial Rape Suspect Arrested by LBPD

    Nov. 2002: Police Issue Serial Rapist Alert, Urge Public To Report Anything Unusual, Even If It Seems Minor

    Nov. 2002: Investigators Believe Nov. 7 Attempted Rape, area Lakewood Blvd./Stearns St., Could Be Related to Series of Sexual Assaults in LB, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos and Seattle

    Nov. 2002: ELB Rapist Tries To Strike Again? Nov. 7, 1 a.m.: Attempted Rape, Lakewood Blvd./Stearns St.

    Nov. 2002: LBPD Nabs Bixby Knolls, NLB Attempted Murder & Robbery Suspects

    Nov. 2002: Oct. 31: Uptown Bixby Knolls Convenience Store Robbed (4200 block LB Blvd.); As Police Close In, One Robbery Suspect Commits Suicide, Another Is Arrested

    Oct. 2002: Police Seek Add'l Victims Of Bogus Belmont Shore "Cop"; Fake Flatfoot Allegedly Threatened Couples With "Arrest" If They Didn't Submit To Sex Acts or Hand Over Money

    Oct. 2002: ELB Noon Hour Bank Robbery, Los Coyotes/Wardlow Downey Savings branch inside Ralphs Mkt.

    Oct. 2002: Oct. 18: Noon Hour NLB Murder, 6900 Block Paramount Blvd.

    Oct. 2002: Oct. 14: WLB Murder, area Santa Fe Ave./Hill St.

    Oct. 2002: ELB Mugging & Attempted Carjacking Stun Quiet Neighborhood In Palo Verde/Willow Area

    Oct. 2002: Aug 2002 3d/Lime murder suspectLBPD Says This Man Is Suspect In August 2002 Murder In 300 Block of Lime Ave...And Is Armed & Dangerous Now

    Oct. 2002: Citing Recent LB Attempted Kidnappings, LBPD Invites Public To Attend Child Safety Forum in Wrigley Area, Burnett Elementary School, Oct. 9 @ 7 p.m.

    Oct. 2002: Help LBPD Find Kidnapping Suspect; See Picture of Man Police Believe Tried to Grab 4 Yr Old From LB Daycare Center; He May Be Involved In Six Other LB/Signal Hill Incidents Involving Kids

    Sept. 2002: Woman Dies After Being Shot in Head, Found In Alley 1200 Block b/w Junipero & Raymond Aves.

    Sept. 2002: Sept. 28: Frightening Saturday Night Shooting On Heavily Travelled 7th St. b/w Lime and Olive

    Sept. 2002: Help LBPD & FBI ID This Man: He's Suspect In Several Bank Robberies in NLB and Lakewood...And Considered Armed and Dangerous

    Sept. 2002: Sept. 23: LB Man Fatally Shot, Another Man Wounded, 1100 block Hellman Ave. (b/w Alamitos Ave. and Orange Ave. near Cerritos Ave.)

    Sept. 2002: Sept. 23 Murder, area 19th St./Chestnut Ave.

    Sept. 2002: L.A. County Board of Supervisors (motion by Knabe) Offers $10,000 Reward For LB Serial Rapist...On Top Of $25,000 Reward Offered By LB City Council

    Sept. 2002: Sept 9: Murder of LB Father, Wounding of His Four Year Old Son, 2000 Block Pine Ave.

    Sept. 2002: See Map With Locations of Convicted Sex Offenders In L.A. County...Including LB

    Sept. 2002: Sept. 4: 23-Yr. Old LB Man Murdered, area Gaviota/Anaheim

    Sept. 2002: LBPD Says NLB Gang Member Is Armed, Dangerous & Suspect in Murder of Bellflower Man

    Sept. 2002: Sept. 14: Another Bixby Knolls Bank Robbed, First Bank & Trust, Atlantic b/w Bixby & Roosevelt Rds.

    Sept. 2002: Wild Police Pursuit Thru NLB, WLB & Bixby Knolls Ends in LA Harbor Area

    August, 2002: More LB Rapes Attributed To Serial Rapist:

  • LBPD Says Beyond 8 Sexual Assaults Linked With DNA Evidence, It's Now "Believed That As Many As 16 Additional Assaults in LB Are Attributable To Him"
  • LBPD Seeks Council Authority For $25,000 Reward For Info Leading To Serial Rapist's Arrest & Conviction

    August, 2002: Have You Seen This Man? LBPD Says He's A Suspect In August 14th ELB Murder, 15th St. just west of Redondo Ave.

    August, 2002: August 18: Horrifying ELB 7th St. Accident Kills 1, Injures 6, With Ejected Passengers & Three Cars Involved Just South & East of CSULB After Midnight

    August, 2002: Grim Gang Violence Sends LB Murders & Shootings Soaring, LBPD Data Show

    August, 2002: Aug. 15: ELB/Belmont Shore Rapist Strikes Near Lakewood & Willow...But Victim Fights Him Off And Injures Him; Police Seek Public's Help To ID Him

    August, 2002: Aug. 14: Did ELB/Belmont Shore Rapist Try To Strike Tuesday Night in Huntington Beach? HBPD Investigating Burglary/Assault On Woman in 70's E. of Seal Beach Naval Weapons Stn.; She Fights Him Off

    August, 2002: Aug. 13: Midday Murder, 200 block E. 68th St.

    August, 2002: Aug. 11: Double Shooting, area LB Blvd and 55th St., 20 Yr. Old Man Murdered; 17 Yr. Old Shot But Will Survive

    August, 2002: Aug. 11: Wrigley Area Shooting, Near Locust Ave. and Eagle St.

    August, 2002: Aug. 11: 16 Yr. Old Shot Dead, 1700 block Cherry Ave.

    August, 2002: Aug 8: 23 Yr Old Man Sitting On Sofa In His Living Room Is Shot & Killed Through Open Window, 400 Block Sunset St.

    August, 2002: In Domestic Violence Encounter, 16 Yr. Old LB Girl May Have Been Kidnapped By 29 Yr Old Boyfriend

    August, 2002: Aug 4: LBPD Converges On Bixby Village Area Overnight (7th/PCH south of V.A. hospital) After Huntington Beach Pursuit Ends In LB; Burglary Suspect Flees Through Neighborhood And Gets Away...For Now

    August, 2002: Aug. 3 Murder: 800 block San Pablo Ct. (b/w Cerritos & Orange, 8th-9th St.)

    July, 2002: July 27: Murder, 1400 block E. 14th St.

    July, 2002: Police Seek Public's Help Re Fatal Accident, July 27, Cherry Ave. at Tehachapi Dr. (b/w Carson St. & 45th St.)

    July, 2002: ELB Rapist Strikes In Belmont Heights (Broadway Near Ximeno) On June 26...And Police Say Physical Evidence Links Him to 8 LB Rapes + 1 in Huntington Beach + 1 in Los Alamitos

    July, 2002: Shooting, 1400 Block Lewis Ave.; LB Resident in Critical Condition; Suspect in Custody And Police Seek Add'l Info

    July, 2002: July 18: Are These Two Suspect Sketches The Same? One Tried to Kidnap Two Long Beach Teens in March; the Other Allegedly Kidnapped, Raped & Murdered Five Year Old Samantha Runnion This Week

    July, 2002: LBPD Sets ELB Sexual Assault Awareness Meeting, July 25 in Belmont Heights Area

    July, 2002: July 12: LB Resident Shot, area Anaheim St./Peterson Ave.

    July, 2002: July 11: Another Drive By Shooting From A Bicycle in NLB; 200 block Norton St.

    July, 2002: Drive By Shooting From A Bicycle Leaves One Dead, One Injured In NLB

    July, 2002: July 7: Two Shot, 7th/Alamitos

    July, 2002: July 3: NLB Afternoon Shooting, 5900 block Atlantic Ave.

    End of June, early July, 2002 crime wave:

  • July 2: Midnight Murder, PCH/Chestnut
  • July 1: NLB Midday Double Shooting, 6800 block Orcutt Ave.
  • June 30 Murder, Vicinity Daisy Ave./Esther St.: Man Beaten To Death, Victim Of Apparent Robbery
  • June 30 Shots Fired, Victim Runs As Bullets Miss Him, Vicinity 500 Block E. 23d St. (b/w LB Blvd. & Atlantic)
  • June 30 WLB Shooting, Vicinity Santa Fe/Willow
  • June 30 WLB Armed Robbery To Driver, 2300 Block Fashion Ave.
  • June 30 Shooting, 2400 Block Spaulding St. (b/w 14th-15th St., b/w Cherry & Temple)
  • June, 2002: Caught! Two Suspects In NLB Armored Car Guard Murder/Robbery Nabbed at Mexican Border

    June, 2002: Employees at NLB Sizzler, Del Amo @ LB Blvd. Show Up For Morning Work, Find Two Intruders Inside; Fight Ensues; An Employee Is Stabbed; SWAT Called, Clears Area, Intruders Slip Away (for now)

    June, 2002: Now It's Murder: NLB Armored Car Guard Dies; Shot In Head In Yesterday's Midday Robbery, 2300 block E. 68th St.

    June, 2002: NLB Armored Car Guard Shot In Head, Brazen Midday Robbery in 2300 block E. 68th St.

    June, 2002: Murder, Area 3d & Molino Ave.

    June, 2002: Over 150 Attend Grassroots Rosary For Victims of 5th/Pacific Shooting Rampage

    June, 2002: May 31: Four Teens Shot, One Killed at NLB Party

    June, 2002: May 30: NLB Murder, 6800 Block LB Blvd., Following Gun Battle

    June, 2002: New Details On 5th/Pacific Market Shooting Rampage; LBPD Finds Two Badly Decomposed Bodies In Gunman's Bedroom; Police Provide Horrifying -- and Heroic -- Details Of What Happened During Shootings Inside Market

    May, 2002: Sun. May 26, 9p-3a, Spring/Studebaker, LBPD Conduct Eastside Rapist Search After Residents Report Suspicious Activity; Alert Public & Strong Police Response May Have Foiled Crime

    May, 2002; Shooting Rampage In Market, 5th/Pacific Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Wounded; LBPD Shoots Shooter, Dies in Hospital

    May, 2002: May 21: LB Resident Shot Dead, 15th St./Gardenia Ave.

    May, 2002: May 20: Atlantic Ave./Roosevelt Rd., Midday Robbery At Washington Mutual Bank; LBPD Captures Two of Three Suspects, Recovers the Loss And Finds a Handgun & Other Evidence

    May, 2002: May 19: LB Resident Murdered While Talking To His Wife, 8:45 p.m., Esther St. near LB Blvd.

    May, 2002: Who Is This Dead Man? LBPD Reconstructs Face Of Beating/Arson Victim. Asks Public's Help to Identify Him

    April, 2002: Two ELB Burglaries/Sexual Assaults, Vicinity Stearns/Bellflower, April 21

    April, 2002: ELB Sexual Assault in Victim's Home, Vicinity Studebaker at 7th St. 2 a.m.

    April, 2002: April 29: Two Shootings Roughly A Mile North of Downtown LB; Woman Shot, Area between Pacific Ave. & Pine Ave. near 14th St.; Man Shot, Area 20th & Magnolia/Chestnut

    April, 2002: Open Letter From a 6th District Resident To Councilwoman Laura Richardson-Batts

    April, 2002: Follow Up: April 11 Drive By Shooting, 20th/Locust, Now a Murder: 28 Yr Old Victim Dies

    April, 2002: April 12: Two Men Shot At Midmorning, 1900 Block Pacific Ave.

    April 2002: April 11: Man Shot Twice, Vicinity 7th/Walnut

    April 2002: April 11: Drive By Shooting, 20th/Locust, 28 Yr Old Victim In Critical Condition

    April, 2002: Shots Fired, Vicinity Wardlow & Orange (April 6, 1:50 a.m.)

    Mar. 2002: LBPD Creates Gang Tip Hotline

    Mar. 2002: 15 Month Old Baby Girl Dies, 29 Yr. Old Mother In Serious Condition w/ Wrist Lacerations, Both Found Injured At Residence in 4600 Block E. 15th St.

    Mar. 2002: Follow-up: ELB Had Seven Car Burglaries Coinciding With ELB School Events in Jan-Feb

    Mar. 2002: Car Stolen During Millikan High Open House

    Mar. 2002: Two ELB Attempted Kidnappings (Mar. 6 & 10) Of Female Teens Near Lakewood Blvd & Willow St.

    Mar. 2002: March 19: Wrigley Area Armed Robbery to Business, 2200 block Pacific Ave (6th district) Turns Neighborhood Into SWAT Perimeter; LBPD Finds Shotgun, Searches For Suspect

    Mar. 2002: Mar 15: NLB Shooting, 6800 Block Atlantic Ave.

    Jan. 2002: El Dorado Park Adjacent Area, 4th Council District: Man Found Shot in Head On SG River Bike Path, Another Man Severely Beaten

    Jan. 2002: LBPD Received Roughly 118 "Shots Fired" Calls Between 10 p.m. Dec. 31 and 2 a.m. Jan 1...But Exact Gunfire Total May Be Lower

    Jan. 2002: Three Die in Wedding Reception Shootings at Cambodian Restaurant in Central City, 1400 Block Atlantic Ave.

    Jan. 2002: Jan 5, 2002 NLB Murder, Area 55th & Pine

    Jan. 2002: LBPD Takes "Haircutting" Bandit Suspect Into Custody

    Jan. 2002: Jan 1, 2002 NLB Murder Takes Life of Mother of Two

    Dec. 2001: Xmas Murder, Area Anaheim/Cherry (4th district)

    Dec. 2001: Triple Attempted Murder, Xmas Eve, Area Olive/4th (1st district)

    Dec. 2001: Bizarre "Haircutting Assaults" on Major LB Streets

    Nov. 2001: Nov. 11 Murder, 1600 block E. Anaheim St.

    Nov. 2001: Nov. 6 Murder (discovered), 2000 block Lime; Nov. 7 Murder, 1700 block Chestnut

    Nov. 2001: Nov. 4, 9:50 p.m.: Murder of LB Business Owner at His Neighborhood Market, 605 West Broadway; LBPD Nabs Two Suspects Within Hours; Murder is roughly three blocks west of LB City Hall, borders 1st & 2d Council districts

    Nov. 2001: 16 Yr. Old Murdered (Nov. 2), Multiple Gunshot Wounds, 1000 Block E. Anaheim St.

    Oct. 2001: Oct. 26 Fri Night: 2 NLB Murders; 3 Shot, One Dies in Houghton Park Shooting; Another Man Fatally Shot in Bar

    Oct. 2001: LBPD Announces Arrest of Two Suspects in NLB Double Murder of Two Brothers At Their Business

    Oct. 2001: "Walk Up" Murder, 19 yr old LBCC Student Slain, 1000 Block Hoffman Ave (vicinity 10th St. b/w Cherry & Orange) in 2d district; 2d person also shot

    Oct. 2001: Sunday Murder, 5900 Block Orange Ave.

    Oct. 2001: Color Security Cam Picture of Suspects In NLB Double Murder of Two Brothers

    Oct. 2001: LBPD Releases Composite Sketch of Suspect in Dec. 2000 Murder of 17 Yr. Old, Area 9th & Elm

    Sept. 2001: Two LB Murders, Seemingly Unrelated, Within Ten Minutes of Each Other: 1700 block of E. 8th St. & 6600 block of Obispo Ave.; suspect in one murder arrested

    Sept. 2001: $10,000 Reward Offered re July Murder of LB Mother of Seven, Vicinity 7th St. & Olive Ave.

    July, 2001: Quadruple Shooting, One Victim Dies, 1600 block Rose Ave.

    July, 2001: Funeral For 39-yr old LB Murder Victim (7th/Olive) Mother of Seven; No Suspects Named Or In Custody

    July, 2001: L.A. River bike path daytime fright: 5 male teens, some on bikes and carrying guns (BB and air guns) allegedly confront and rob bicyclists during afternoon, July 12

    July, 2001: 39 yr. old LB Woman Murdered, Another Woman and Male Juvenile Shot, area 7th & Olive

    June, 2001: Triple Shooting, Area 10th St/Rose Ave.; 16 Yr-Old Woman Shot In Head Dies; 2 Other Victims Shot But Survive; LBPD arrests 29 yr-old Suspect

    June, 2001: LBPD Releases Composite Sketch of Suspect In Sexual Assault, Area Anaheim St/Obispo Ave (May 16, 2 a.m.)

    May 2001: NLB Midafternoon Car to Car Shooting, Paramount Blvd. near 91 Fwy; Driver Hit Multiple Times, Crashes, Dies From Injuries

    Apr. 2001: LB Blvd. at 68th Way: 2 Men In Car Attacked by Group of About 20 People, Shot and Beaten; Car Stolen, Driven to Compton & Burned

    Apr. 2001: Los Altos Coastline Credit Union, Attempted Armed Robbery

    Apr. 2001: Gunman Shoots & Wounds LBPD Officer Near 8th & Orange; Seizes Home on Alamitos Near 10th; Shoots Adult Resident; Takes 2 Children Hostage; SWAT Enters, Rescues Children; One Child and Two Add'l Officers Wounded In Firefight

    Jan. 2001: Murder, 600 block E. 9th St. (roughly b/w Atlantic & Lime)

    Dec. 2000: 17 Yr. Old Woman Shot to Death, Her 15 Yr. Old Sister and Another 17 Yr Old LB Resident Shot & Wounded, Area of 9th & Elm

    Nov. 2000: Gunfire Flies in Vicinity of Ocean Blvd. Just East of Belmont Pier; Hear gun shots as recorded on nearby security system

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