Redondo Beach

Assault with a deadly weapon

A homeless family was reportedly involved in a fight in the 300 block of Esplanade on Feb. 26. A father and daughter were in an argument when the daughter reportedly struck her father on the back with a tire iron. The victim was treated for minor injuries. The father and daughter were living with the suspect's mother, her two-year-old child and a sibling, who were all living in the same vehicle. Department of Children and Family Services was notified and were advised of the incident and living conditions. The DCFS took custody of the suspect's daughter and found placement for the victim, his wife and their son.

Terrorist threats

A student was reportedly arrested for making terrorist threats Feb. 27. Police were called when two students became involved in a fight near the gym at Redondo Union High School. One of the students, who was an adult, was “still agitated” when he was picked up by a family member. According to police, that student had made verbal and electronic threats that “rose to the level of criminal conduct.” The student was later arrested in Lomita.

Armed robbery

A man was reportedly robbed by gunpoint on Feb. 27, in the 400 block of S. Prospect Ave. The victim told police he was walking to his residence from his car shortly after midnight when the male suspect approached him on the sidewalk, pointed a handgun at him and demanded that he surrender his property including his wallet, phone and backpack. The suspect reportedly lingered, rummaging through the property for 10 to 15 minutes, when he whistled and a second suspect emerged from the bushes and joined him. They left on foot. The victim did not contact police until daylight because he was reportedly concerned the suspects may still be in the area.

A few too many

Three suspects were reportedly involved in public intoxication and resisting arrest following a night of drinking in the 1700 block of Catalina Ave. on Feb. 28. Employees at the establishment called police because the “intoxicated” suspects attempted to leave the bar with alcohol and when confronted, threatened physical harm and reportedly pushed/tried to kick employees. After the suspects left, officers pulled over the suspects in a traffic stop. According to police, two of the three subjects were intoxicated, belligerent and refused to follow officer's commands. One of the suspects was arrested for resisting/obstructing and another for public intoxication. The third suspect was cooperative with the investigation and was interviewed and allowed to leave the scene. The original reporting party was was not desirous of prosecution of battery.

Illegal narcotics possession

A man with a warrant for his arrest was also found with illegal narcotics on the Redondo Beach Pier March 2. Three subjects were reportedly loitering around the pier parking structure. When officers arrived, one man admitted to having a warrant for his arrest. During a search during the arrest, police reportedly discovered he was carrying methamphetamine

Manhattan Beach

Auto theft

A car was stolen in the Manhattan Beach Pier parking lot March 13, but was later recovered. The victim had pinged his cell phone which was left inside the car and found that it was parked in a local school parking lot.

Residential burglary

Property was stolen from a car parked inside an open garage in the 2600 block of Flournoy Road on March 8. The victim was loading items in their car and its truck was open. An unknown suspect(s) stole a suitcase containing jewelry, clothing and miscellaneous items.

Car burglary

A bag with miscellaneous property was stolen from a car at 26th Street and Manhattan Avenue between March 11 and 12. The suspect(s) had smashed the passenger window to steal the property.

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