Residents of Long Beach are expressing deep concern over a series of crimes that have been taking place in their community. Many fear that it is only a matter of time before one of these incidents results in a tragic loss of life.
On Ocean Boulevard in the Camden apartment complex, a convenience store experienced a shattered window early on Friday morning. According to the manager, nothing seems to be missing, but the incident left a massive mess that needs to be cleaned up. Eyewitness News was informed of the incident.
Following devastating fires ravaging several vehicles in the same apartment complex, this latest incident has again caused great concern among residents. The cars were reportedly parked within a structure when the fires broke out, leaving many questioning the safety of the building and the measures in place to prevent future incidents.
According to Kimberly Lewis, she has decided to relocate to a different apartment complex.
“She expressed concern, ‘I don’t feel secure here.’ She further added that apart from the fire incidents, the threat of car theft looms large. ‘We didn’t know whose car would be next,’ she said, ‘and it’s not just fired. Almost every night, they break into the cars.’ ”
A concerned resident, Susan Herman, recently captured and shared a concerning video on social media. The footage shows a broken door that leads into the parking structure of her complex. Susan worries that the complex has become an easy target for vandals and thieves. She believes that more visible security measures are necessary to ensure the safety of the residents and their property.
She voiced her concerns and emphasized taking action before someone becomes a victim. “It’s a matter of life or death,” she reiterated. Despite her fears, she remained optimistic that the necessary measures would be taken to prevent tragedies. “I just hope we can address this issue before it’s too late,” she added.
Regarding the recent incidents, Camden Living, the property owner, has stated ABC7. The report reveals they are working closely with authorities and an arson detective to resolve the situation. To ensure the community’s safety, they have increased security measures and requested additional patrols from the Long Beach Police Department since early September.
On the other hand, there is news that Councilwoman Mary Zendejas from Long Beach has arranged a community meeting on Saturday, September 30.
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