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The 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 assaults, a burglary and a domestic situation, according to the department's Recent Law Enforcement Events news release covering reports received Oct. 22-28.

Pumpkin Carving Assault

Police were called to the 300 bock of Avenue D on Oct. 22 after several homeless people began arguing in the church's patio area.

At the time the argument began, they were carving pumpkins, police said.

"One of the subjects took offense to an intoxicated subject acting disorderly and yelling," police said. "A physical fight ensued."

One of the men sustained a small cut between his fingers "consistent with a defensive-type stab wound," and he was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, police said. The knife-wielding suspect was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Domestic situation

Police arrested someone on suspicion of domestic violence on Oct. 22. Officers were called out to the 2900 block of Blaisdell Avenue in response to a report of a family fight.

According to police, the suspect cut the victim's arm with a screwdriver.

Residential burglary

A burglar pried open the front door and ransacked a home in the 2000 block of Vanderbilt Lane on Oct. 23, stealing a computer and jewelry. The victim discovered the theft upon returning home.

Strong-arm robbery in pier bathroom

Three people assaulted a victim in a public restroom on the Redondo Beach Pier on Oct. 23 at about 4:30 p.m.

After confronting the victim, two of the assailants punched him in the head and the face as a third kept watch. The robbers restrained the victim and stole two cellphones from his pockets before fleeing.

Officers were unable to find the culprits. The victim sustained minor injuries to his face and mouth.

Assault with a deadly weapon

Police were unable to track down three people who verbally taunted someone playing pool with friends at a sports bar, then assaulted him as he left the bar in the 2300 block of Artesia Boulevard.

According to police reports, the trio confronted the victim on the sidewalk, and one of them punched the victim in the face. When he fell to the ground, the other two assailants hit and kicked the victim in the head and the face before running off.

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

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