Mark McDermott

Manhattan Beach Police Beat

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Stolen cars

Two cars were reported stolen during the last week of June and first week of July, according to Manhattan Beach Police Department reports. A 2018 Kia was reported stolen from the 800 block of Boundary Place overnight June 27. A 2012 Infinity SUV was reported stolen from the 1800 block of Faymont Avenue on the night of July 6. 


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DUI checkpoint 

The Manhattan Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, July 19 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location. The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety, increase the awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving, and deter impaired driving and unlicensed driving.

The checkpoint is also meant to encourage sober designated drivers. By publicizing these educational and enforcement efforts, the Manhattan Beach Police Department believes that drinking and driving and driving while unlicensed will be reduced. Its “Zero Tolerance” approach is intended to send a message to those who still don’t heed the warning to designate a sober driver before celebrations begin. “If you are over the legal limit, you will be arrested,” MBPD said in a statement, also encouraging the public to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.


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