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Crime blotter: Vehicle impounds, hit-and-runs and grand theft

Grand Theft

An asthma nebulizer valued at $15,000 was reported stolen from a Long Beach State student’s vehicle. The student reported the machine missing Sept. 5, but is unsure if it was stolen on or before that date. A backpack full of food was also stolen from the car. There are currently no leads, according to Capt. Richard Goodwin of the University Police Department.  


A CSULB student’s motorcycle fell over and ruined one of the bike’s turn signals on Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. The motorcycle was parked in lot E10, behind the psychology building. The student didn’t know whether his motorcycle was pushed over or run into until he found a note from a witness who saw it get knocked over by another person. There are currently no suspects, and no camera was able to capture the incident.

Another hit-and-run took place Sept. 5. when a tan sedan was trying park and hit the right front bumper of an already parked vehicle in lot G2. A parking attendant confronted the driver of the sedan, but the vehicle fled the scene without giving any information. There was no license plate on the suspect’s sedan.

Traffic Accident

A student was riding his skateboard when a vehicle hit him and injured his right arm, Sept. 3. He was skateboarding through a crosswalk near the tennis courts on Deukmejian Way near the Student Recreation and Wellness Center when a driver failed to make a stop at the stop sign. The skateboarder received the driver’s phone number and took a photo of the license plate but the driver refused to give any additional information.


A dark-gray Chevy Bolt sedan was scratched along the driver’s side from headlight to trunk. The car was parked in the Palo Verde south parking structure Sept. 4 from around 4:45 p.m. to 5:54 p.m. The owner of the vehicle didn’t want to file a report but instead wanted to inform UPD of what happened, according to Capt. Goodwin.

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