Crime Report

Thursday, July 15At 9 a.m., officers arrested a 30-year-old Norwalk man after he robbed a woman of her purse. The victim was seated in her car in the McDonald's drive-thru located in the 7700 block of Firestone. The suspect struck the woman in the face through the open car window, and grabbed her purse. The suspect fled, but was apprehended by officers a short distance away. He was booked for robbery. At 9:15 a.m., officers went to the Embassy Suites after receiving a call of a woman causing a disturbance. Officers saw a 46-year-old Downey woman standing on top of a table in the atrium restaurant area talking to herself. Officers detained the woman and transported her to a local hospital for mental evaluation. Saturday, July 17 At 2 p.m., officers arrested a 35-year-old Los Angeles woman at Sears in the Stonewood Shopping Center after she was caught stealing a watch from a display counter. Monday, July 19 At 5 a.m., Downey officers assisted the Norwalk Sheriff's Department with securing the west side of the Rio San Gabriel Riverbed during a search for three suspects who were wanted for shooting in the City of Norwalk. Deputies located two of the three suspects and believe the shooting may be gang related. At 8 a.m., a male suspect knocked on the front door of a residence in the 8200 block of Blandwood. When the resident opened the door, the suspect forced his way into the residence, holding a handgun. When he realized there were more adults in the residence, he abandoned the robbery and fled into a waiting vehicle. A witness wrote down the plate to the suspect vehicle. Detectives conducted a thorough investigation, which led to the arrest of three suspects. and fled the scene. Friday, July 23 At 11:15 a.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 13400 block of Castana. When officers arrived, the suspects fled on foot. Both suspects, a 17-year-old Harbor City resident and an 18-year-old Paramount resident, were detained and arrested for attempted burglary. At 1:50 p.m., officers detained two 14-year-old male juveniles who admitted setting a fire at 9832 Lesterford (Rio San Gabriel Riverbed). Both suspects are Downey residents and were arrested for arson. At 7:10 p.m., a witness observed two suspects burglarizing a car in the CVS Pharmacy parking lot at 7915 Florence. The witness wrote down the license plate number of the suspect vehicle. The suspects were arrested and charged with vehicle burglary. Saturday, July 24 At 5:20 a.m., officers responded to a report of a male hitting a female inside an apartment in the 11200 block of Pangborn. Upon arrival, the officers saw a male suffering from stab wounds to his arm and back, and the female had a single stab wound on her leg. Both were treated at local hospitals for non-life- threatening injuries. The female was later arrested for felony domestic violence. At 4:15 p.m., the victim was inside his home in the 9900 block of Smallwood when he heard a knock at his front door. Several moments later, the suspect kicked the front door causing it to swing open. The victim confronted the suspect, who fled. The victim was uninjured. Sunday, July 25 At 1:25 a.m., two vehicles were travelling westbound on Firestone at Old River School Road when they collided with one another. Both drivers got into a physical altercation, and one driver struck the other with a metal object, fleeing the scene. Detectives are investigating. Wednesday, July 28 A robbery occurred in the 10400 block of Pangborn around 5:30 a.m. The victim pulled into his driveway and was approached by a suspect holding a handgun. A second suspect appeared and demanded the victim's wallet. Both suspects fled in a white SUV with the victim's wallet. The victim was uninjured. Courtesy Downey Police Department. Report crimes in progress by calling 911.

********** Published: July 29, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 15