EL SEGUNDO HERALD November 4, 2021 Page 5
Monday, October, 25th
An identity theft report was taken at 1539
hours from the 700 block of South Pacific Coast
Highway. Unknown suspect(s) fraudulently
used the victim’s credit cards.
An attempt grand theft auto report was taken
at 1828 hours from the 1400 block of East
Tuesday, October 26th
An identity theft report was at 1218 hours
from the 300 block of Main Street. Unknown
suspect(s) used the victim’s credit cards.
One male adult was arrested at 1546 hours
from the 600 block of Vista Del Mar for three
One male adult was detained at 0052 hours
from the 200 block of Concord Street and
transported to Martin Luther King Hospital
for a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation.
A female adult was arrested at 0358 hours
from Mariposa Avenue and Richmond Street
for being in possession of a fictitious check
and given a citation and released out in
One male adult was arrested at 0358 hours
from Mariposa Avenue and Richmond Street
for possession of brass knuckles and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Wednesday, October 27th
A stolen vehicle report was taken at 0740
hours from the 900 block of Virginia Street.
Taken was a 2019 Kia Sportage.
An identity theft report was taken at 0843
hours from the 700 block of South Pacific
Coast Highway. Unknown suspect(s) used
the victim’s credit card to make fraudulent
Traffic accident (no injuries) report was taken
at 0910 hours from the 200 block of Sheldon
Street, vehicle versus pedestrian.
A found property report was at 1137 hours
from the 300 block of Main Street. Found
was a bracelet.
A recovered vehicle report was taken at 1139
hours from Maple Avenue and Pacific Coast
Highway. A 2014 Toyota Prius was recovered.
One male adult was arrested at 1741 hours
from the 600 block of North Pacific Coast
Highway for drunk in public
A felony evading report was taken at 0311
hours from Imperial Highway and Virginia
Thursday, October 28th
A traffic collision (no injuries) occurred at
1421 hours in the 300 block of Continental
Boulevard, vehicle versus fire hydrant.
A burglary (commercial) report was taken
at 1500 hours from the 1900 block of Hughes
Way. Unknown suspect(s) stole property from
a storage unit.
One female adult was arrested at 1510 hours
from El Segundo Boulevard and Richmond
Street for driving a stolen vehicle.
One male adult and one female adult were
arrested at 1708 hours from El Segundo
Boulevard and Douglas Street for shoplifting,
receiving known stolen property, false
identification, and the male was additionally
charged for evading from peace officers.
A burglary report was taken at 1905 hours
from the 900 block of Hillcrest Street. Un-
See Police Reports, page 6
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Girls Lose Epic Playoff
By Gregg McMullin
The El Segundo high school girls’ volleyball
program has been competitive in recent
years, having advanced to the CIF Southern
Section playoffs eight consecutive seasons.
After a canceled 2020 season due to Covid,
the Eagles responded with a 16-6, third place
in the Pioneer League, and a spot in the CIF
Southern Section Division 4 playoffs. After
defeating Vistamar and University in the first
two rounds, the Eagles traveled to meet Alemany
in the CIF-SS quarter-finals. In one of
the most entertaining five-game high school
sets, you’ll witness the Eagles fall in an epic,
one-to-remember match 25-14, 15-25, 25-20,
The match was played in front of a loud and
appreciative crowd that witnessed two teams
filled with talented players. In the first game,
Alemany’s London Wijay gave the Warriors a
4-1 lead. The Eagles responded behind Annika
Klishevich blocks, Marley Smith’s digs, and
Kaia Breeden’s hits, and El Segundo took a
5-4 lead. Klishevich hit a dunker, and two aces
by Bridgett Dorr gave their team to 20-12.
Lauren Neely’s hit made it 24-14, and Breeden
finished off the game with a kill.
In the second game, the Eagles jumped out
to a 6-2 lead before the Warriors went on to
take seven consecutive points. El Segundo
found themselves chasing the Warriors and
trailed 18-10, and fell 25-15.
El Segundo regrouped for a third game win,
but it took plenty of effort on extended rallies.
After trailing for most of the game, the Warriors
tied it at 14-14. Sophia Tomlinson’s hit broke
the tie, and Bredeen took control down the
stretch, and the Eagles won game three 25-20.
Game four was a battle of long back and
forth rallies that included Marley Smith and Tala
McGill digs and blocks by Annika Klishevich,
Lauren Neely, and Bridgett Dorr. The Eagles
would fall behind and lose 25-17.
In game five, the two teams traded points,
and there were five ties before the Warriors
pulled away on the strength of kills by London
Wijay and Victoria Fillippova. El Segundo’s
season came to an end on a service ace by
Makaila Atkins for a 15-9 win for Alemany.
It was an incredible season after sitting for
the 2020 campaign, and head coach Natasha
Nguyen was pleased with how it ended even
in defeat. “I’m so proud of this team. They
worked hard through adversity every day.”
She went on to say what made the season
even more successful was the support of
school administration, parents, students, and
community. “There’s no better feeling than
seeing the team’s hard work validated by a
Lauren Neely was tough at the net against Alemany. Photo by Tim Neely.
See Sports, page 8
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Comments on the
I have resided in El Segundo for 35 years
and have raised my family here. I was very
happy to hear that we now have a Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion committee. I read your
coverage of the recent El Segundo City Council
meeting. John Pickhaver of SEAChange
gave a statement regarding the presence of
Steven Wood on the DEI committee. I’m
wondering why you totally failed to mention
it or summarize it. “Coach Woody” has no
business being on the DEI committee. He is
a roadblock to all the committee’s efforts to
make El Segundo a more diverse, equitable,
and inclusive city. Our citizens have a right
to know that the efforts of the committee
are constantly being stymied by this person.
He should be removed from the committee.
– Lindsay Pinkham
“Is Doing Nothing
Between October 29 and November 1st my
husband and I experienced three separate coyote
sightings on our street including two hunting
together. In one exchange with a city official
we were told, “They are free roaming and we
don’t do anything other than take reports of
sightings.” That policy was echoed in a recent
El Segundo Herald’s story on interactions
between residents and coyotes. It was clear
made by those who spoke of behalf of the
city that El Segundo has no plan or program
to mitigate this growing threat to public and
pet safety. A quick internet search will show
that in 2019 Torrance had tried the same “do
nothing” approach until numerous residents
showed up and expressed their anger at city
officials and city council members for their
compliancy. These residents shared stories
of missing pets and their own personal confrontations
with unafraid coyotes To their
complete credit Torrance city officials listened
and created a Coyote Management Program.
The program made a significant impact. An
expert was brought in to help control the
coyote’s growing population and when necessary
coyotes deemed dangerous were forcibly
removed. This begs the question as to how
many pets have to be lost here? How many
frightening, potentially dangerous, encounters
must occur before something is done? Again,
we had three separate encounters with coyotes
in four days. We hope that the words, “Animal
Control” and “Public Safety” will again
resonate with our elected officials.
– Marianne Bjorklund •