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City of Carson Responds to Incident at SouthBay Pavilion Mall

(Carson, CA – July 7, 2024) – The City of Carson is actively addressing the incident that occurred at the SouthBay Pavilion Mall on Saturday, July 6, 2024, involving a large group of juveniles.

Around 2:30 p.m., deputies from the Carson Sheriff’s Station responded to reports of a large-scale disturbance involving approximately 200 juveniles. The incident included the setting of a trash can on fire and the use of illegal fireworks within the mall premises. The swift and coordinated response by the Sheriff’s Department resulted in the detention of between 60 to 70 juveniles for refusing to disperse.

The detained juveniles were issued citations and released to their parents or guardians. There were no reports of thefts or injuries, thanks to the prompt action by law enforcement and the cooperation of the mall patrons and staff.

“Criminal activity of this nature is disruptive to our businesses and harmful to our community and will not be tolerated,“ stated the Carson Sheriff’s Station in a post on X. Additional information confirmed by the Carson Sheriff’s Station indicated that only 3 of the detained juveniles are actually from Carson, with the rest being from neighboring cities.

Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes commented, “The safety and well-being of our residents and businesses are our top priority. We are taking immediate steps to ensure such incidents do not recur. Our community’s strength lies in our ability to come together and address challenges head-on. I commend the Sheriff’s Department for their quick action and the community for their cooperation.“

The City of Carson is committed to working closely with law enforcement and community partners to enhance security measures at the mall and other public spaces. Additional measures will be discussed in upcoming city council meetings to prevent future disturbances and maintain a safe environment for all.

For further information, please contact Margie Revilla-Garcia at (310) 830-7600 Ext: 1741 or visit our website at

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701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
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