Here is a look at some of the top stories this week in the greater Long Beach area:
Alleged Robber Surrenders to LBPD SWAT Team: A young man surrendered and was arrested by Long Beach police early Thursday after he allegedly robbed an 18-year-old man at gunpoint, the department announced Thursday afternoon.
- Related: New LBPD Info on Arrest of Alleged Armed Robber
Rape Trial Set for Border Patrol Agent: A border patrol agent accused of raping women in Long Beach and Garden Grove was scheduled to face trial last Thursday. The agent, a Fountain Valley resident, was arrested in 2011.
New Congressman Alan Lowenthal Sworn In: Alan Lowenthal was sworn in Thursday as the 47th Congressional District Representative to the 113th Congress, where he will represent most of Long Beach, Los Alamitos and other western Orange County cities.
Saturday DUI Checkpoint Nets One Arrest: A DUI and driver's license checkpoint set up in Long Beach last Saturday night netted one arrest and 10 citations, the Long Beach Police Department announced Monday.
One Person Injured in Barbecue Fire: An early-morning barbecuer suffered second-degree facial burns Monday in a flash explosion that sparked a fire at his Long Beach home, authorities said.
New LoJacks in Police Vehicles to Reduce Auto Theft: Eight LoJack Police Tracking Computers will be added by the Long Beach Police Department to its fleet. The computers, which were provided by Henry Caruso, the owner of Pacific Ford, are aimed to enhance Long Beach's stolen vehicle recovery capabilities.