On June 28, 2016, the District Attorney’s Office filed multiple offenses against a 15-year-old resident of Long Beach for his involvement in an attempt robbery and assault with a deadly weapon incident.
On Monday, December 7, 2015, at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to an assault call in the 200 block of St. Joseph Avenue. Arriving officers discovered that two male adults were approached by two male subjects who attempted to rob them, and the victims and suspects became involved in a physical altercation. A witness intervened and the suspects, described as two male Hispanics in their late teens to early 20’s, ran to a nearby vehicle and fled. No property was taken. During the altercation, both victims sustained stab wounds to the torso. Long Beach Fire Department transported the victims, with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, to a local hospital. The case was investigated as possibly hate motivated.
Detectives were able to identify the subject responsible from preserved evidence left at the scene of the stabbing.
On June 24, 2016, West Division patrol officers were dispatched to the area of Pine Avenue and 16th Street regarding a group of male subjects chasing another individual throughout the neighborhood. A juvenile was detained and during the course of the investigation, officers believed him he may be involved in the December 7, 2015 incident.
On June 28, 2016, Robbery detectives presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which filed two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with a great bodily injury enhancement, and two counts of attempt robbery against the 15-year-old Petitioner. The juvenile was later transported to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. The second suspect remains outstanding and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Long Beach Police Robbery Detective D. Collier at (562) 570-5537. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-22-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit http://www.lacrimestoppers.org/