Police to hold second warrant-clearing event at Scherer Park

After police saw 73 people successfully get their old warrants cleared at an event in September, the department has decided to give Long Beach residents another chance at an event Wednesday.

Any outstanding traffic or non-violent misdemeanor warrants issued by the Long Beach Police Department are eligible to be cleared.

The event will be held at Scherer Park in Bixby Knolls on Nov. 14 from 1 to 6 p.m. Police officers will be at the northside parking lot with their mobile command unit and multiple patrol cars, which they will use to look up individual names.

Each officer will then clear the original warrant and give the individuals a new court date to appear where they will be able to deal with their original violation.

“We were very encouraged by the turnout at the first warrant clearing event, which confirmed for us the need to hold more,” stated Detective Division Commander Paul LeBaron. “It became apparent that many residents are willing to resolve their warrants, and we are pleased we are able to provide them another opportunity to do so.”

Warrants for felonies, misdemeanors that involve violence (including domestic), a firearm, resisting arrest, or a violation of a restraining, protective, or stay-away order are not eligible to be cleared, according to a statement from police.

At the September event, officers cleared 99 warrants out of the system and no one was arrested.


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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.