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Redondo Beach Crime: Panga Boat Landing

he following information was supplied by the Redondo Beach Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The Redondo Beach Police Department recently dealt with a couple of burglaries, an acid bomb, a panga boat landing and other incidents, according to the department's Recent Law Enforcement Events news release and other reports.

Panga boat lands in Palos Verdes

The Redondo Beach Police Department and Harbor Patrol responded to Malaga Cove on the Palos Verdes Peninsula at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to intercept a panga boat that had crossed into U.S. waters.

The three suspects in the panga boat tried to elude law enforcement by beaching at Malaga Cove and fleeing; however, officers with the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department apprehended them.

The suspects were turned over to ICE, and the panga boat and the marijuana inside were turned over to the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • Full story: Boat Carrying Marijuana Lands in Palos Verdes; 3 Arrested

Used cooking oil theft

Police arrested a man on suspicion of burglary Oct. 29 after an officer patrolling the 1700 block of South Pacific Coast Highway heard noises emanating from a storage bin area behind one of the restaurants.

Upon closer investigation, the officer discovered a man covered in an oily substance and standing next to a storage bin that had been forced open.

According to police, the storage bin contained used cooking oil, and police found 55-gallon drums of used cooking oil in the suspect's vehicle.

Acid bomb removal

The Los Angeles County Bomb Squad disarmed an acid bomb left in the 700 block of South Juanita Avenue on Oct. 30.

  • Full story: Acid Bomb Discovered in South Redondo

Minivan strikes, injures pedestrian

An intoxicated, 46-year-old transient stumbled onto Pacific Coast Highway just south of Pearl Street during the evening of Oct. 1 and was struck by a minivan heading north.

The pedestrian, whose identity has not been released, was unconscious and had to be revived by paramedics on the way to the hospital, where he remains on life support as of Thursday.

The driver of the minivan was not injured.

  • Full story: Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Crash

Burglary arrest

Police responding to a report of a burglary that had just occurred in a garage in the 100 block of South Broadway arrested Steven Thrane on suspicion of burglary shortly before 11 p.m. on Oct. 2.

According to police, Thrane matched the description of a burglar who entered an open garage.

No loss was reported as the items were recovered.

Broken jaw at Anderson Park

Multiple people accosted and fought with an 18-year-old at Anderson Park at about 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. The victim sustained a broken jaw.

Smashed windows

Officers arrested a mother on suspicion of vandalism, assault and interference with a police officer.

According to police, a man had dropped off his child at the child's mother's house when the woman came out and smashed the windows of the father's car. She also tried to hit the father.

Questions on this blotter should be addressed to editor Nicole Mooradian at nicole.mooradian@patch.com.

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