Crime Report

Friday, April 20At 2:00 a.m., officers arrested two male parolees, 34 years-old and 25 years-old , after officers observed them driving a stolen car in the 9000 block of Imperial Highway. The vehicle was reported stolen from the City of Long Beach.

At 4:00 a.m., a burglary was interrupted at Sussman Middle School by the school's janitor who observed the suspects in the process of stealing computers from the school library. The suspects left the stolen property on the ground and fled the location. Forensics Specialists surveyed the scene for evidence and detectives are investigating.

At 9:00 a.m., officers arrested an adult male after employees at the Firestone Car Wash (7423 Firestone) saw the suspect steal car keys from a car that was being detailed. The suspect then ran to a nearby residential area where he stole a case of energy drinks from a resident's front porch. Officers found the suspect in the 7200 block of Dinwiddie and arrested him. He was charged with petty theft.

At 2:30 p.m., officers arrested a 31-year-old man after a resident in the 12400 block of Rose saw him enter her unlocked vehicle and steal property. The suspect fled when the victim confronted him, but officers caught him nearby. He was also found to be in possession of stolen property from the 12700 and 12800 blocks of Barlin. He was booked for petty theft.

Saturday, April 21 At 11:00 a.m., an underground vault exploded in the area of Paramount & Phlox. For a short time, Paramount Boulevard between Phlox and Brookmill was closed to traffic while the Downey Fire Department and Edison personnel completed their investigation. Power to the surrounding area was temporarily interrupted; there were no injuries.

Tuesday, April 24 At 7:40 p.m., officers responded to the 11900 block of Woodruff Avenue regarding a male firing a shotgun into the ground. Officers conducted an investigation and recovered a shot-gun and a spent casing. The suspect was arrested for negligent discharge of a firearm; no one was injured in the incident.

Wednesday, April 25 At 8:27 a.m., officers responded to the 13200 block of Verdura regarding a home invasion robbery. Officers learned that two males had forced their way into the residence with one of the suspects armed with a handgun. The suspects took $300.00 from the victim and fled the location. A short time later, Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detained two suspects who matched the description of the suspects. An investigation was conducted and the suspects were arrested for robbery.

Infromation provided by the Downey Police Department

********** Published: April 26, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 02