Josef Levy, cancer survivor, takes command of LBPD West Division

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Josef Levy, the new commander of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) West Division, has been loved and respected by many people in that section of the city for many years. As police lieutenant, he not only enforced the law, but he attended many community meetings and events and volunteered…

LBPD makes largest single bust of methamphetamine in its history

On Tuesday, July 13, at approximately 8pm, detectives from the Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) Drug Investigations Section removed 139 pounds of narcotics from the streets, and arrested three individuals in connection with the case. After a yearlong investigation into the distribution of narcotics in Long Beach, detectives were led to two locations: one in…

LBPD conducting DUI checkpoint in North Division this weekend

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, June 26, from 6pm to 2am in the area of the North Division, in an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes. DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the…

LBPD warns parents, grads about dangers of underage drinking

With Long Beach high school graduation ceremonies taking place next week, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is warning graduates and parents about the dangers of underage drinking. Underage drinkers are more likely to involve themselves in unsafe behavior, or become a victim of a crime due to vulnerability. The effects of alcohol impairs judgment,…

LBPD saturation patrol yields 117 citations, arrest

On Friday, June 4, the Long Beach Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Section conducted a DUI saturation patrol throughout Long Beach. This saturation patrol operated from 6pm until 2pm Saturday morning, with eight (8) additional police officers patrolling the City looking for impaired drivers. During the operation, the following arrests and citations were issued: five DUI…

LBPD seeking help in identifying shooting suspect

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying suspect(s) responsible for two shootings that resulted in the injuries of an elderly female and two male adults. The Office of LA County Supervisor Don Knabe is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s)…

Jim McDonnell sworn in as LB’s 25th chief of police

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Inspirational words and lofty goals moved like a gentle wind in the confines of the Terrace Theater last Saturday, bringing a sense of hope to the approximately 1,000 people who came to watch the swearing-in ceremony for Long Beach’s 25th chief of police– Jim McDonnell. Although the past couple of…

LBPD looking for sexual assault suspect

The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect that is wanted in connection with a sexual assault that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at approximately 8pm in the area of Cherry Avenue and Ocean Boulevard. The victim, who is in her mid-twenties, was stepping out of the shower when…

Hendricks appointed commander of LBPD North Division

The Long Beach Police Department has announced the appointment of Commander David Hendricks as the new commander of the Long Beach Police Department’s North Division. Hendricks was hired by the City of Long Beach in 1992 as a part-time dispatcher for the Marine Patrol, while completing his studies in criminal justice at California State University…