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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.
As the holiday season approaches, Long Beach Police Department would like to encourage residents to use precautionary measures when anticipating delivery of mail-ordered or cyber-ordered items.
Several Long Beach residents throughout the city have reported packages stolen from their front porches.
The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, November 15, 2014, in East Long Beach, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.
Deputy Chief Robert Luna selected to succeed Jim McDonnell as LBPD Chief
City Manager Pat West announced today that Robert G. Luna will be the next Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach. Most recently serving as Deputy Chief of Police, Chief Luna has 29 years of experience with the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
On Friday, November 7, 2014, at approximately 1:00 A.M. the Long Beach Police and Fire Departments responded to a residence in the 4300 block of Maury Avenue in regards to a complaint of a strong chemical odor. The initial investigation at the scene led officers and firefighters to believe the smell was related to a possible clandestine laboratory.