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MANHATTAN BEACH

Handguns seized

While on graveyard patrol on Feb. 22, officers made a traffic stop on Sepulveda Boulevard. After an investigation and vehicle search, the officer located a loaded 9mm handgun, resulting in the driver and a passenger being arrested. The following night, the same officer conducted a traffic stop on Highland Avenue and learned that an occupant in the car was on parole. After a search of the vehicle, the officer located another loaded 9mm handgun. Two occupants in the vehicle were arrested.

Theft averted

Police patrolling the area during early morning hours on Feb. 26 made a traffic stop on a vehicle. After an investigation and vehicle search, the officer located multiple items used to steal catalytic converters. One person was arrested for possession of burglary tools.

Assault

Incidents involving assault occurred on Feb. 15 on the 1100 block of Ocean Drive and the 200 block of 45th Street.

Residential burglary Homes on the 1800 block of John Street and the 500 block of 2nd Street were burglarized on Feb. 15. Both involved bikes being stolen from open garage doors.

Construction site

Tools were taken Feb. 16 from a construction site on the 4000 block of The Strand.

Burglary arrest

A suspect on Feb. 20 was arrested for burglary of a home on the 300 block of 19th Street. Vehicle theft Officers on Feb. 21 received a report of money being stolen from a vehicles parked on the 300 block of 18th Street.

Catalytic converter theft

Unknown suspect(s) on Feb. 18 removed a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked on the 400 block of 2nd Street.

Package taken

A resident on the 400 block of Crest Drive reported on Feb. 18 that packages were stolen from the properety.

HERMOSA BEACH

Garage break-in

Officers were dispatched on Feb. 13, around 11 p.m., to the 400 block of Herondo Street after receiving a report of a suspicious subject on the property, possibly taking items from a secured garage. A team arrived quickly and located an adult male matching the description. After an investigation, the subject was arrested and transported to the HBPD jail where he was charged with burglary, drug related charges and an outstanding warrant.

Burglary suspects

Police on Feb. 4, around 4 a.m., intercepted two unknown males seen with flashlights in the backyard of a home on the 900 block of Loma Drive.

Shoplifting

Items were stolen by unidentified suspects from a case inside a store on the 100 block of Pier Avenue, around 10:20 p.m. on Feb. 6.

Vehicle damage

Police responded to the 700 block of Gould Avenue where the door lock to a vehicle was punched, the ignition damaged and the interior ransacked during overnight hours of Jan. 31. In a separate incident on Feb. 3, around 9:15 p.m., a victim on the 100 block of 24th Street reported that keys to a vehicle were stolen and, later, honey and sugar were put into the fuel tank and engine.

Body slam

A victim reported that around 12:40 a.m. on Feb. 6, near The Strand and Pier Avenue, an unknown person slammed him to the ground.

Disturbance

A transient on Feb. 4, around 10:30 p.m., was found in possession of a shopping cart, and also was lighting items on fire and throwing them into the road near 5th Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The subject was

REDONDO BEACH

Vehicle burglary

During overnight hours on Jan. 28, unknown suspects(s) entered a victim’s garage on the 2400 block of Perkins Lane and stole a bike. One of the victim’s vehicles was also burglarized, and the garage remote had been stolen which is likely how the suspects made entry.

Boater missing

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, police received information regarding a small boat that was in distress off the coast near the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The 12-foot inflatable boat was occupied by a single fisherman who texted a family member that his motor was disabled and he was being driven out to sea by high winds and waves. LA County and the Coast Guard began a search that ended due to darkness and high winds. The wife of the missing person was contacted and a Missing Person Report was taken.

Fire investigation

A suspect set off a prohibited firework in the street on the 200 block of Mathews Avenue, around 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 20. The device dispersed flammable material that spread to dry shrubs and landscape in front of a residence. The fire destroyed approximately $200 in material. An investigation is ongoing.

Package theft

A package valued at approximately $4000 was stolen from the porch of a home on the 200 block of N Juanita Avenue. Only a few minutes elapsed between the time the package was delivered and when it was taken.

Employee bit during robbery

A 58-year-old man entered a store on the 2100 block of Artesia Boulevard and stole produce, around 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 22. He was confronted by a store employee and used force to escape by biting the employee. Later, the suspect was detained by officers, identified by the victim and booked at the RBPD jail for robbery. The victim’s injury did not require medical attention.

Contact this reporter at mhixon@tbrnews.com or on Twitter @michaeljhixon.com.

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