Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
11/12/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2015
Subject:
ARREST MADE IN MURDER CASE
Contact:
Media Relations Detail
(562) 570-5273






Long Beach Police arrested a man in connection with a murder that occurred last month.

On October 25, 2015, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 1000 block of Maine Avenue regarding a stabbing which resulted in the death of 22-year-old Jesus Pimentel of Long Beach.

On November 9, 2015, Long Beach Police arrested Elmer Leonardo Orellana, 30-years-old and a resident of Long Beach. Orellana was in custody on an unrelated charge at the time of the arrest.

Today, detectives presented their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who charged Orellana with the murder of Jesus Pimentel. Orellana is being held in Long Beach City Jail on $1,080,000 bail.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the murder is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Michael Hubbard at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org