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Observant Detectives Identify Victim of Human Trafficking, Locate and Arrest Suspect

Long Beach Crime

A program created to assist human trafficking victims has led to the arrest of a human trafficking suspect, with subsequent charges being filed. On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Long Beach Police Vice detectives presented their case involving 23-year-old Leevi Matuni Maseuli of Long Beach to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office who filed the following charges: Human Trafficking with special allegations of use of a deadly weapon, personal infliction of great bodily injury, and benefiting a Criminal Street Gang.

DUI Checkpoint Planned in East Long Beach This Weekend


The Long Beach Police Department Traffic Section will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday, May 30, 2015, in East Long Beach, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

City Manager Names Bryan M. Sastokas Director of Technology and Innovation

Bryan M. Sastokas

Bryan M. Sastokas City Manager Pat West today named Bryan M. Sastokas, a technology executive with 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, as Director of Technology and Innovation. Mr. Sastokas’ appointment will be effective June 15, 2015.

Board of Supervisors Re-issues Reward After Robbery Victim Dies


On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, at the recommendation of Supervisor Don Knabe, re-issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of 54-year-old Felix Avelar Duran of Long Beach, a mini-market owner who was shot during a robbery in March of 2014.

Numerous Riders Cited During Motorcycle Safety Operation


On Sunday, May 24, 2015, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted a Motorcycle Safety Operation. During the five-hour operation, motor officers patrolled throughout the city looking for unsafe driving by motorcyclists as well as drivers who were operating vehicles unsafely around motorcycle riders.

Community Invited to Share Thoughts at Mental Health Forum Tonight


The community is invited to share their thoughts and help shape a new mental health initiative designed to provide collaborative, whole-person care in Long Beach. The “Health Neighborhood Initiative” forum is scheduled for today, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at American Gold Star Manor, 3021 N Gold Star Dr., and is sponsored by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health America, Long Beach Building Healthy Communities, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and the California Endowment.

Memorial Day

veteran forum

Remembering the men and women who lost their lives while serving our country. To all of our service members and veterans, we thank you for your service.

LBPD to Target Quality of Life Issues Memorial Day Weekend

Long Beach Police Department

Long Beach Police Department. Photo by Barbara Holbrook, Everything Long Beach The Long Beach Police Department will conduct specialized beach patrol and modified exhaust operations from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25, 2015, in an effort to address quality of life issues and enhance traffic enforcement in the beach areas during the Memorial Day weekend.

Celebrating Education Highlights Ports Future Leaders

Photo~ Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.

  Photo~ Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. They’re young, bright and very likely to be tomorrow’s port leaders. On Wednesday, May 20, the Port of Long Beach hosted Celebrating Education, an event that brought together these smart students, their teachers, public officials and business executives to highlight educational accomplishments in international trade and the goods movement industry.

Repairs to Shut Down Span of Desmond Bridge June 14

The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed June 14. Detour signs will be posted.

The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed June 14. Detour signs will be posted. The Gerald Desmond Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, to allow workers to repair and replace safety lights atop the span, which connects the downtown Long Beach area to Terminal Island. 

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