Friday, March 16Officers held a DUI checkpoint from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at Imperial & Rives. Two drunk drivers were arrested and fifteen vehicles were impounded. Additionally, 49 citations were issued to unlicensed drivers and 12 citations were issued to people driving with a suspended license. Saturday, March 17 At 1:00 a.m., officers located a vehicle in the 12700 block of Grovetree that had earlier fled from them at the DUI checkpoint. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle and occupants were wanted in connection with a robbery of a donut shop in the City of El Monte. Officers located the driver, a 26-year-old Gardena man, hiding in the residential area and arrested him. He was released to the custody of the El Monte Police Department. Sunday, March 18 At 2:00 a.m., a woman attempted to steal a case of beer from the AM/PM Liquor located in the 10000 block of Lakewood. The store clerk was assaulted when she tried to stop the suspect from fleeing. The suspect dropped the beer and fled in a vehicle, but was stopped by officers in the area of Paramount & Florence. The suspect was arrested and booked for attempted robbery. At 5:00 a.m., a verbal argument broke out among friends at a home in the 12800 block of Woodruff. During the argument, one of the males armed himself with a machete and attempted to attack the other male, who fled for his safety. Officers stopped the suspect as he was leaving the home and arrested him for assault with a deadly weapon. At 10:00 p.m., officers arrested a 36-year-old man from Bellflower for the crime of False Imprisonment after he assaulted and held his estranged wife against her will in a hotel room at the Downey Embassy Suites Hotel. The suspect is facing numerous felony charges. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: March 22, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 49