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The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with laundry room burglaries where the suspect removed coins from laundry machine coin boxes. Detectives believe, based on similar circumstances, that the suspect was involved in multiple burglaries from November 2013 to January 2015.
On Monday, January 12, 2015, at approximately 6:50 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Gardenia Avenue in regards to a foul odor emitting from one of the units, and ultimately located three deceased subjects.
Long Beach Police Reporting Districts. View this map in detail on the police website.
Based on preliminary crime data, Long Beach ended 2014 poised to achieve the lowest number of reported violent crimes in 42 years. When compared to 2013, the 2014 violent crime statistics reflect a decrease of 3.2%, with a 17.8% decrease as compared to the 5-year average.
The Long Beach Police Department held a news conference Monday to provide an overview of what has transpired in the January 3, 2014 shooting and the related kidnapping and murder of Eliza Delacruz case. Long Beach Police, again, stressed the need for anyone with information to come forward.
On December 13, 2014, Juvenile Investigations detectives, along with the Department of Health and Human Services, participated in a Tobacco Decoy Operation. During this operation, minors entered businesses and requested to buy tobacco products.
Newly Appointed Deputy Chief Richard Rocchi.
Long Beach City Manager Pat West and Police Chief Robert Luna Friday announced the appointment of Commander Richard Rocchi, a 27-year veteran of the Police Department, as Deputy Chief, effective December 13, 2014.
On Friday, November 21, 2014, Long Beach Police arrested 19-year old Ricardo Gonzalez of West Covina and 18-year-old Carlos Alexis Escalante of Long Beach in connection with two shootings in North Long Beach. Officers stopped Gonzalez and Escalante when they were driving in a vehicle together.
Deputy Chief Robert Luna to be sworn in as Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach
On Saturday November 22, 2014, Robert G. Luna will be sworn in as the 26th Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach. Members of the public are invited to attend the free ceremony, which will begin at 12:00 pm in the Long Beach Arena Lobby.
Long Beach Police Department will conduct a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Sunday, November 23, 2014, in an effort to reduce injuries and deaths. Additional officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and areas where motorcycle crashes occurred.
Victim Daniel Gomez
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, at the recommendation of Supervisor Don Knabe, has issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of 20-year-old Daniel Gomez of Long Beach.