Police assist in apprehending suspected car thieves, kidnappers
University Police assisted the Long Beach Police Department in a traffic stop near campus on March 1 at 3:30 p.m., Lt. Richard Goodwin of the University Police said. Long Beach Police pulled over a possibly stolen car at Ximeno Blvd. and Atherton St. Goodwin said University Police were called in as back up. Police arrested all four of the vehicle’s occupants for suspected involvement in a kidnapping and torture case in Long Beach. Goodwin said that the suspects were not students.
Police assist in search for a suspected burglar
University Police assisted the Long Beach Police Department in a search for a burglary suspect at the El Dorado Park Golf Course on Feb. 25 at 4:50 a.m., Goodwin said. University Police helped set up a perimeter while Long Beach police searched the park. The suspect was described as an African-American male who wore a blue and black hoodie. The suspect was not apprehended.
Suspicious vehicle reported near dorms
University Police received a report regarding a suspicious vehicle parked in Lot 20 at 9:30 p.m. on March 1, Goodwin said. The report came from a resident at the Hillside dorms. The vehicle was described as a black and white 2001 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. Goodwin said that the vehicle was likely sold at an auction from another police agency. Goodwin said, “It was cited for the color scheme,” which could have been mistaken for a police vehicle.
Bicycle stolen from Parking Lot 10
A student reported his bicycle stolen from the racks at Parking Lot 10 at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, Goodwin said. The victim, a 20-year-old male, described the bike as a grey and yellow 10-speed, Giant brand.