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LBPD Blotter - March 26, 2022

Release Date: 2022-03-26

Welcome to the LBPD Blotter!

As part of our ongoing commitment to external communications and providing valuable information to our community, the Department will begin posting information about recent police activity, ongoing investigations, and other LBPD updates to the Department’s homepage and on the “News” tab of the Department’s website.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. each day, community members will be able to read preliminary information about incidents that may have occurred the previous evening, including shootings, stabbings, traffic fatality, and murder investigations, as well as any other notable incidents. This page will be a resource for the public to learn more about enforcement efforts, arrests, and commendable events and will be updated as new incidents occur.

Here’s a recap of incidents occurring last night:

  • Last night, at approximately 8:14 p.m., officers responded to the area of East 7th Street and Atlantic Avenue regarding a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers contacted a male adult victim suffering from a stab wound to the upper body. The victim, a person experiencing homelessness, stated he returned to his tent to discover it occupied by a male adult suspect, resulting in an altercation that escalated to the stabbing. The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Responding officers located the suspect walking nearby, holding scissors. Officers attempted to deescalate the situation however the suspect was uncooperative. Officers deployed less-lethal munitions, a moderate force option, and safely took the suspect into custody. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and was cleared for booking. The suspect was identified as Paul Stewart Hugh Jr, a 32-year-old person experiencing homelessness in Long Beach, booked for one count of residential burglary, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of resisting a public officer, and one count of driving with a suspended license regarding a warrant. Bail was set at $125,000. The investigation is ongoing.

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This information is preliminary and is intended for early information use rather than being a formal investigative report.