Crime Report

Thursday, Aug. 26At 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of gunshots heard in Treasure Island Park. A confrontation occurred among several males in the park. Police found expended casings and baggies of marijuana at the scene. There is some indication the incident was gang related. The investigation is ongoing. Friday, Aug. 27 At 6:30 p.m., a homicide occurred on the I-105 freeway between Lakewood and Bellflower Boulevards. A 28-year-old father from Bellflower was driving in his car with his two young sons and their mother when he engaged in a verbal exchange with occupants of another car. A single gunshot was fired from the suspect vehicle, which struck the father in the upper torso. The victim was taken to the hospital where he died. At 7:00 p.m., police arrested an 18-year-old male resident of Lakewood for criminal threats related to his computer social networking activities. This case is reflective of the new "cyber crime" that is on the increase in our society. Saturday, Aug. 28 At 3:30 a.m., two male suspects burglarized the snack bar at the Rio Hondo Country Club. The suspects stole a few hundred dollars in alcoholic beverages. The investigation into their identities is ongoing. At 7:00 p.m., officers arrested a 36-year-old male resident of Downey for the negligent discharge of a firearm. Police responded to a report of gunshots heard at the apartment complex located in the 8700 block of Imperial Highway. Their investigation led them to the suspect's apartment where an M-4 rifle was located. Sunday, Aug. 29 At 7:30 a.m., officers arrested three male residents of Bell Gardens for shooting into an unoccupied vehicle in the 7300 block of Dinwiddie Street. Officers obtained a search warrant for the suspect residence in Bell Gardens where they recovered the gun used in the incident. Tuesday, Aug. 31 The Downey Police Department Gang Unit, assisted by members from various surrounding agencies, conducted a multi-location search warrant on members of a local tagging crew. Five juveniles were arrested for weapons possession, narcotics possession and possession of vandalism tools. Wednesday, Sept. 1 A robbery occurred at Golden Park (8840 Golden Street) around 1:30 p.m. The victims were approached by the suspect who demanded their wallets. The suspect grabbed the victim's wallet and cell phone. The suspect fled on foot and the victims gave chase. Officers arrived and detained the suspect who was arrested for strong arm robbery. Information provided by Downey Police Department. Report crimes in progress by calling 911.

********** Published: September 2, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 20