APRIL IS DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH
As part of April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the Long Beach Police Department will be joining over 200 other local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol in a month long "zero tolerance" enforcement and education campaign to curb those texting or operating hand-held cell phones while driving.
LBPD is asking for the public's help in identifying the male suspect on a bicycle depicted in this video who is believed to possibly be responsible for groping several females since September 2012, as he rides past them on a bicycle. Anyone with info should contact LBPD Sex Crimes Detective Louie Galvan at (562) 570-6407. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1 (800) 222-TIPS, texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Replica Air Guns
The Long Beach Police Department has seen an increase of juveniles in possession of handgun replica air guns. These guns look like actual handguns and fire pellets.
Parents are reminded that City ordinance (LBMC 9.52.020) states it is illegal for any person under the age of 18 to possess such types of guns.