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LBPD Blotter - 5/14/24

Release Date: 2024-05-14

Welcome to the LBPD Blotter!

As part of our ongoing commitment to external communications and providing valuable information to our community, the Department posts preliminary information about incidents that occurred the previous evening, including shootings and stabbings, as well as any other LBPD updates to the Department’s homepage and on the “News” tab of the Department’s website. This page will be updated as new incidents occur.

Here’s a recap of incidents occurring last night.

  • No-Hit Shooting - Roswell Avenue and 9th Street: On May 14, 2024 at approximately 2:39 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Roswell Avenue and 9th Street regarding an auto burglary report and shots call. Preliminary investigation indicates a suspect fired a single shot into an unoccupied parked vehicle and took miscellaneous items from the victim’s car. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. Suspect information and the motive for the shooting are under investigation. No injuries were reported, and the investigation is ongoing.

  • Stolen Vehicle and Traffic Collision - 710 Freeway: Last night, at approximately 10:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Jaymills Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle. The calling party advised her Kia had been stolen, however, she located the vehicle and could see four occupants inside the car. As officers were responding, the vehicle left the area. LBPD’s helicopter was overhead and began tracking the vehicle’s location, providing information to resources on the ground. There were no police vehicles in pursuit of the stolen vehicle. At about 10:25 p.m., the stolen vehicle crashed into a semi-truck on the 710 Freeway. Officers were quickly on scene and pulled the four occupants from the stolen vehicle as it became engulfed in flames. Officers rendered medical aid until LBFD transported all four occupants to local hospitals. For further on the traffic collision investigation, please contact California Highway Patrol.

    "This tragic event highlights a nationwide trend in which juveniles are stealing vehicles and driving recklessly," said Chief of Police Wally Hebeish. "While the driver of the vehicle ultimately succumbed to his injuries, I must commend the officers for their heroic actions. I am extremely proud of their courage and willingness to run toward this dangerous situation in order to rescue the occupants. I believe their actions prevented the further loss of life and demonstrates their commitment to public safety."

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