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Long Beach Firefighters put out a blaze that tore through a home and damaged an RV in the Washington neighborhood early Saturday morning.


Details:

Long Beach Fire tweeted at 11:15 a.m. that "Crews responded and extinguished a Structure Fire," near East 14th Street and Locust Ave.

  • Forty firefighters were used to put out the blaze at a single-floor home.

  • LBFD spokesperson Jack Crabtree told the Post that the house was "fully involved in flames" and that the house is a "full loss."

  • The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Long Beach police arrested a 56-year-old man Wednesday in connection with a series of armed robberies.


Details:

According to a press release, police successfully identified the prime suspect

as 56-year-old Compton resident Bernard Jester.

  • Jester is accused of entering a multiple businesses armed with a gun and demanding cash.

  • Police say Jester is responsible for at least six of the robberies that started between February 26 and July 7.

Jester was captured on March 25, after police observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle and made a traffic stop.

  • He was later charged with having an outstanding warrant, carrying a controlled drug to jail, driving without a license, possession of prohibited paraphernalia, driving with an obstructed view, and possession narcotics.

  • LBPD detectives later arrested Jester and charged him with second-degree robbery.

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Fountain Valley Police are investigating the murder of a 26-year-old Long Beach woman who was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound, per multiple reports.


Details:

On Monday at roughly 6:11 p.m., officers responded to a traffic collision near the intersection of Slater Avenue and Tradewinds Street in Fountain Valley.

  • According to a news release, when police arrived, Fountain Valley Fire personnel and some members of the public were helping the female driver.

  • Later, authorities would discover a gunshot wound on the driver and was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • The identity of the victim is being withheld from the public at this time, until notified next of kin.

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