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Crime Bulletin


Possession of Knife on CSU Campus

Case No. 16-0210 March 24, 2016

Suspect Photo: James Edward Deguzman

James Edward Deguzman
Male / Asian / Black Hair / Brown Eyes
5’-01” Tall / 115 pounds / 19 years of age

On Thursday, March 24, 2016 the University Police Department responded to an anonymous report of a male subject in a classroom who was in possession of a knife. The reporting party stated the subject was repeatedly opening and closing a black knife, and that the size of the blade made her nervous. The reporting party later saw the subject pull out an additional knife, slightly larger than the first, and had both knives open on the desk (out of sight of the professor.) The reporting party left the classroom to report the incident to the UPD. There was no report of the subject brandishing the knife at any person, or threatening any person with the knife. Officers responded to the scene immediately and detained the subject for further investigation. It was determined the subject, a CSULB student, was in possession of two knives – both of which exceeded the 2.5 inch blade allowance as defined in California Penal Code 626.10 (b). The student was arrested and booked at the Long Beach City Jail. If you were a witness to the above described incident, please contact UPD Detective Christopher Brown at the phone number or e-mail listed below.

Given the current climate on the campus of CSULB, the University Police Department recognizes that the concern for student safety is paramount. Please see the below listed resources if you feel you need assistance regarding this incident.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Brotman Hall Room 226
(562) 985-4001

Disabled Student Services
Brotman Hall 270
(562) 985-5401

Faculty & Staff Assistance Program
Brotman Hall Room 226
(562) 985-4001

If you have any questions or information regarding this alert, please contact Investigations:

California State University, Long Beach Police Department
1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840
DISPATCH (562) 985 – 4101 // FAX (562) 985-7796

University Police Website

If you see suspicious activity/persons
Contact University Police at (562) 985-4101 or Dial 9-1-1

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