On December 3, 2019 at approximately 4:30 a.m., the Vice Investigations Detail, with the assistance of S.W.A.T., conducted a search warrant at a business building located in the 6400 block of Long Beach Blvd., which resulted in the arrest of 11 suspects.
Detectives were first made aware of this location in October when they began receiving complaints of suspicious activity from concerned community members. Through their investigation, detectives were able to determine that the building, which has a business storefront but does not operate as a legal business, was being used to house illegal gambling activity. A total of 11 illegal gambling machines and an unknown amount of cash were located and seized during the search warrant.
Below is a list of suspects who were taken into custody as well as their booking charges and bail amounts:
During the search warrant a suspect attempting to flee was located and contacted by a police K-9. Suspect Sims was then taken into custody and transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.
The Department will continue to take a proactive approach to target illegal gambling activity taking place in the City, which can often lead to other violent crimes. We urge residents to continue to report any suspicious activity, and with the partnership from our community, we will continue to take appropriate enforcement action when necessary.
Anyone with information regarding illegal gambling activity is asked to contact LBPD Vice Investigations Detectives at (562) 570-7219. 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.
Please note, the time of the search warrant was previously reported as 2:30 a.m. The correct time listed is 4:30 a.m.