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CRIME IN LB
This information has been obtained from the LBPD Official website—Crime incidents page. As you can see, crime stats are higher than last month. We know there is a rise in crime and/or duplicate reporting of crimes. Whatever the reason, we should remain vigilant and not be complacent. We will follow the stats closely.

CRIME TYPE ROBBERY
REPORTED DATE TIME
7/31/2020, 2:47 AM
DR 20-0036580
ADDRESS W PCH
RIVER
DIVISION WEST
BEAT 4
REPORTING DISTRICT
124/114

CRIME TYPE GRAND THEFT AUTO REPORTED DATE TIME 7/29/2020, 9:32 AM DR 20-0036290 ADDRESS 1800 SAN FRANCISCO AV DIVISION WEST BEAT 4 REPORTING DISTRICT 123/114

CRIME TYPE ASSAULT AGGRAVATED REPORTED DATE TIME 7/10/2020, 2:07 PM DR 20-0033181 ADDRESS W PCH|GOLDEN AV DIVISION WEST BEAT 4 REPORTING DISTRICT 114

CRIME TYPE ASSAULT
AGGRAVATED
REPORTED DATE TIME
7/27/2020, 5:11 AM

DR 20-0035909 ADDRESS 800 W PCH DIVISION WEST BEAT 4 REPORTING DISTRICT 123/114 

 

CRIME TYPE ASSAULT AGGRAVATED REPORTED DATE TIME 7/31/2020, 2:12 PM DR 20-0036692 ADDRESS 700 W PCH DIVISION WEST BEAT 4 REPORTING DISTRICT 123/114

CRIME TYPE ROBBERY REPORTED DATE TIME 7/31/2020, 2:47 AM DR 20-0036580 ADDRESS W PCH RIVER DIVISION WEST BEAT 4 REPORTING DISTRICT 124/114

CRIME TYPE VANDALISM REPORTED DATE TIME 7/31/2020, 2:06 AM DR 20-0036572 ADDRESS 600 W ESTHER ST DIVISION WEST BEAT 4 REPORTING DISTRICT 114

CRIME TYPE ARSON REPORTED DATE TIME 7/20/2020, 11:58 PM DR 20-0034861 ADDRESS 700 W 16TH ST DIVISION WEST BEAT 4 REPORTING DISTRICT 114

CRIME TYPE ASSAULT
AGGRAVATED
REPORTED DATE TIME
7/17/2020, 2:35 AM

DR 20-0034232 ADDRESS W 16TH ST|MAGNOLIA AV DIVISION WEST BEAT 4 REPORTING DISTRICT 114 

CRIME TYPE ARSON REPORTED DATE TIME 7/23/2020, 4:15 PM DR 20-0035350 ADDRESS 1400 SAN FRANCISCO AV DIVISION WEST BEAT 4 REPORTING DISTRICT 113

CRIME TYPE VANDALISM REPORTED DATE TIME 7/12/2020, 9:46 AM DR 20-0033465 ADDRESS MAGNOLIA AV|W ANAHEIM ST DIVISION SOUTH BEAT 6 REPORTING DISTRICT 104

CRIME TYPE DRUNKENNESS REPORTED DATE TIME 7/20/2020, 10:51 AM DR 20-0034803 ADDRESS W ANAHEIM ST|MAGNOLIA AV DIVISION SOUTH BEAT 6 REPORTING DISTRICT 104

CRIME TYPE ASSAULT AGGRAVATED REPORTED DATE TIME 7/22/2020, 4:02 PM DR 20-0035181 ADDRESS MAGNOLIA AV|W ANAHEIM ST DIVISION SOUTH BEAT 6 REPORTING DISTRICT 104

CRIME TYPE
DISORDERLY
CONDUCT REPORTED DATE TIME 8/4/2020, 10:09 AM DR 20-0037228 ADDRESS 1200 OREGON AV DIVISION SOUTH BEAT 6 REPORTING DISTRICT 104

HOMELESS PROBLEMS

THE CHALLENGES FACING THE BUSINESSES IN MIG AND ON THE WESTSIDE

As most businesses in MIG and on the westside have seen, there is a huge increase in the homeless population in the industrial areas. In addition, the owners of properties have to foot the bill for cleanup of any trash/dumping that is left on their property. It is also a fact that when the dumping/homeless trash is on public property, we must wait 5-7 business days for the City to go out and clean it up. By the time it is cleaned, there is much more dumping/trash there. It is also unfair for the businesses and their employees, in a Business Improvement District, to have to deal with the trash and the homeless camping out in the alleys and on the sidewalk in these COVID-19 times. As some of you may know, Project Achieve a homeless shelter located at 1368 Oregon Ave, is now a 24/7 facility, with offices in Magnolia Industrial Group. The Westside also has the Multi-Service Center. I have made many requests to have someone from Homeless Services to go out in the evening to try to offer services to the homeless that are out in MIG. It seems that either no one has gone out or were never informed of this request. 

If you are having an issue with homeless and homeless trash/ dumping, I respectfully request that you send an email to District1@longbeach.gov and to the Mayor’s office at Mayor@longbeach.gov regarding these issues. This is not a job for the police. They already have enough on their plate. This is the job of our elected officials to find a solution to these problems. This has been going on for way too many years. 

FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE REMAINS UNCERTAIN

The COVID-19 pandemic, for better or for worse (mostly for worse) has left no industry untouched, including all commercial real estate markets. Across all markets—industrial, office and retail—vacancies have increased but that has not translated to a decrease in asking rents. Industrial “Industrial does well when the economy does well,” said John Loper, associate professor of real estate at the USC Price School of Public Policy. “People buying stuff has gone down, port imports have come down, which impacts warehouses for goods that come in from the port.” Despite still being the hottest sector, the local industrial real estate market’s vacancy rate surpassed the 2% mark for the first time in at least four years, according to a report by Lee & Associates. Industrial vacancy increased to 2.4% in the second quarter from 1.8% in the first. Average asking rents remained unchanged quarter-over -quarter at a historic high of $1.09 per square foot. While rising vacancy is uncharacteristic, anything below 5% is considered a strong market with low inventory. Along with a reduction of imported goods, a slowdown in manufacturing due to the pandemic is likely another culprit of the vacancy increase, Loper said. But warehousing for e-commerce has gone way up as online shopping has become more popular for those trying to avoid coming in contact with large crowds, he added. “I’m not concerned about the industrial market’s health,” Loper said, “because for every manufacturing facility that isn’t going to expand, there’s an e-commerce company—the Amazons of the world—that needs more space. People are still going to [mostly] buy online for another six months to a year.” Even amid the pandemic, the average sale price for industrial space increased $47.64 quarter-over-quarter to $244.57 per square foot. Total sales transactions in the second quarter was $150.8 million, surpassing first quarter sales by nearly $3 million. Nearly 1.2 million square feet of industrial space is under construction in the Long Beach and South Bay area, up from less than 370,000 during the first quarter.

PORT OF LONG BEACH POSTS BIGGEST MONTH EVER

July marked the busiest month in the 109 year history of the Port of Long Beach as terminal operators and dockworkers moved 753,081 cargo container units, topping a record set two years ago. Trade increased 21.1% in July compared to the same month in 2019. The previous single-month record of 752,188 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), set in June 2018, was surpassed by nearly 900 TEUs. “ Supply chair workers art the Port of Long Beach expertly handled a welcome surge in cargo that was brought on due to pent-up demand by consumers,” said Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach. “It was a good month, a bright spot, in the midst of the devastating effects of the coronavirus on the economy.” “July’s performance reflects our excellent customer service and even during an unprecedented pandemic and the ongoing trade war with China”, said Harbor Commission President, Frank Colonna

REPORTING CRIME AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Here’s an app we think you should consider downloading. It’s simply called the Long Beach Police Department App, and with it you’ll have the Force with you wherever you go whenever you go. See a pothole? Report it. See something scarier than a pothole? Report it. With a click you can submit a tip, complaint,