Crime Report

Friday, April 9At 8:30 a.m., an affiliate with a fire explorer academy at Warren High School reported a burglary. The victim left two laptop computers in the office overnight, and when he returned the following morning, the computers were gone. At 9:30 a.m., a resident in the 7800 block of Lyndora discovered a homemade explosive device (Molotov Cocktail) on their front lawn. The object contained an unknown liquid with a burnt rag at one end. No one was injured. At 5:15 p.m., officers attempted to stop a subject riding a bicycle in the 13400 block of Barlin. The suspect fled on foot, discarding a loaded handgun as he ran. A search was conducted and the suspect was located hiding in the area. He was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Saturday, April 10 At 3:30 a.m., a male juvenile from Inglewood, who was bleeding from a puncture wound, was discovered to the front of 7300 Florence Ave. He was transported by a relative to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Detectives are investigating the incident. At 12:20 p.m., a male suspect entered a check cashing business located at 7433 Florence armed with a handgun. He ordered everyone to lie on the floor and demanded money. After receiving the loss, (U.S. currency and cell phone), the suspect fled on foot. No one was injured. Detectives are investigating the incident. Thursday, April 15 At 7:30 p.m., an officer initiated a short vehicle pursuit after a traffic violator failed to pull over in the 9000 block of Angell Street. The driver faces a misdemeanor charge of evading. Friday, April 16 At 5:00 p.m., officers detained a 12 year-old boy in a parking lot in the 7800 block of Firestone for pointing a handgun at people. Officers determined that the boy had been pointing a realistic-looking "air-soft" pistol. At 5:30 p.m., officers arrested a 38 year-old female from Paramount for stealing merchandise from Macy's Department Store at Stonewood Shopping Center. The suspect fought with store security officers, and was booked for robbery. Saturday, April 17 At 9:30 a.m., an aggravated assault occurred after a traffic altercation took place between the driver of a vehicle and a pedestrian walking in the crosswalk on 2nd Street and Downey Avenue. After an exchange of words, the driver of the vehicle sideswiped the pedestrian's leg. The victim sustained minor injury and the suspect fled the scene. At 3:15 p.m., officers arrested a 22 year-old man from Pico Rivera after he exposed himself inside Macy's Department Store at Stonewood Mall. The suspect was booked for indecent exposure. Sunday, April 18 At 3:00 a.m., officers observed suspicious subjects in a vehicle parked in the 8500 block of Imperial Highway. Both occupants were arrested, one for possessing methamphetamine for sale and the other for being under the influence of drugs. At 12:30 p.m., officers arrested a 21 year-old Los Angeles man after he was caught burglarizing a home in the 8700 block of Mory Street. A second suspect eluded capture. At 7 p.m., band members promoting their group's music entered Crawford Park to sell their music CD's. They approached a group of males, one of whom pointed a gun at them and robbed them of their iPods and cell phones. The suspects ran across the riverbed toward South Gate. Tuesday, April 20 At 7:50 a.m., officers responded to the 7900 block of Florence regarding a robbery. The 12 year-old victim was walking to school when he was confronted by the 13 year-old suspect, who asked to use the victim's phone. The victim complied and the suspect raised his shirt, revealing a knife in his waistband. The suspect fled with the victim's phone. The suspect was later arrested and charged with armed robbery. Courtesy Downey Police Department

********** Published: April 23, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 1