Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
7/5/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2014
Subject:
JULY 4 2014 STATISTICS OF POLICE RESPONSE
Contact:
Media Relations Detail
(562) 570-5273






***Update***7/11/2014***

The total number of Juvenile arrests, citywide is 3.

On July 3 and 4, 2014, West Division officers focused enforcement around the Blue Line with the following results: Felony Arrests - 3, Misdemeanors - 3, Fare Evasion Citations - 118, Firework Citation - 1

The below statistics reflect activity in Long Beach on July 4, 2014, from midnight (12:00 a.m.) to 11:59 p.m. The operational area encompassed south of Ocean Blvd, along the coastline, from Queensway Bridge to the Peninsula/Alamitos Bay, as well as Bixby Park)

OPERATIONAL AREA ONLY:

ARRESTS
Felony (Adult): 8
Misdemeanor (Adult): 4
Drunk in Public (Adult): 12
Misdemeanor DUI (Adult): 2
Felony (Juvenile): 3
Misdemeanor (Juvenile): 1

CITATIONS
Open Container: 22
Public Consumption: 5
Misdemeanor (Other): 15
Illegal BBQ: 24
Illegal Fireworks: 3
Traffic: 42
Parking: 68

MISCELLANEOUS
Fireworks Confiscated: 36 items
Unattended Bags Investigated: 3
Vehicles Towed: 4

REMAINDER OF THE CITY ONLY (OUTSIDE OPERATIONAL AREA):

ARRESTS
Felony (Adult): 24
Misdemeanor (Adult): 10
Drunk in Public (Adult): 6
Misdemeanor DUI (Adult): 1
Felony (Juvenile): 0
Misdemeanor (Juvenile): 4

CITATIONS
Open Container: 5
Public Consumption: 11
Misdemeanor (Other): 39
Illegal BBQ: 0
Illegal Fireworks: 29
Traffic: 112
Parking: 117

MISCELLANEOUS
Fireworks Confiscated: 235 items
Unattended Bags Investigated: 12
Vehicles Towed: 19

CITYWIDE TOTAL:

ARRESTS
Felony (Adult): 32
Misdemeanor (Adult): 14
Drunk in Public (Adult): 18
Misdemeanor DUI (Adult): 3
Felony (Juvenile): 3
Misdemeanor (Juvenile): 5

CITATIONS
Open Container: 27
Public Consumption: 16
Misdemeanor (Other): 54
Illegal BBQ: 24
Illegal Fireworks: 32
Traffic: 154
Parking: 185

MISCELLANEOUS
Fireworks Confiscated: 271 items
Unattended Bags Investigated: 15
Vehicles Towed: 23


NOTEWORTHY CALLS FOR SERVICE (CFS) AND SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS:

-Citywide, over the entire 24-hour period on July 4th, the Police Communications Center received 537 pyrotechnic CFS

​​-452 (84.1%) of the 537 pyrotechnic CFS were received between 8:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.

​​-For historical comparison, citywide, over the entire 24-hour period on July 4th, the number of pyrotechnic CFS received in previous years was: 561 (2013); 498 (2012); and 439 (2011)

​​-The Communications Center received 24 fewer pyrotechnic CFS citywide on July 4, 2014 compared to July 4, 2013 (a 4.2% reduction)

​-The Arson Unit responded to an incident involving an intoxicated adult who was injured when he ignited then held onto a firework as it exploded. His injury required the amputation of his thumb. He remains hospitalized.

​-The lone violent crime in the operational area involved a group who assaulted a male adult victim at Pine Avenue and Seaside. Officers located and arrested three suspects. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The investigation remains ongoing.