Crime Report

Friday, July 13The victim was walking on Lakewood Boulevard at Margaret Street when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect asked the victim where he was from. The victim stated no where, at which time the suspect grabbed the victim's hat and fled the location in an older model vehicle north bound Lakewood.

The victim was approached by 3 suspects, in the area of 11531 Bellflower. One suspect brandished a wood baseball bat and took the victim's iPod, $25 cash, EBT card, skateboard, and two baseball caps. The suspects were seen fleeing the area northbound on Lakewood.

Tuesday, July 17 The victim was walking south bound on Lakewood north of Gardendale Avenue. He was approached by the suspect who was walking n/b on the sidewalk. The suspect, armed with a knife, demanded the victim's phone, money, and ear-bud headphones. The suspect fled by walking northbound towards the 105 Freeway out of sight.

Friday, July 20 At 2 A.M. the male victim left Gloria's at 7301 Florence Ave and walked to the 7-11 convenience store at 7371 Florence Ave to call for a cab. While he was outside waiting, an unknown male approached him and they began to converse. Suddenly, a second male ran toward him, pushed him to the ground and removed an envelope from his pants containing cash. The suspect ran to a waiting vehicle and fled. The victim did not report the incident until 6:30 A.M. Detectives are investigating.

At 8:45 P.M., officers responded to 11000 block of Paramount Blvd. regarding an employee suspected of embezzling funds. It was verified through bank documentation that the suspect made $192,811.02 worth of unauthorized refunds onto two separate Chase bank cards that belonged to the suspect and her mother. The suspect had the cards in her possession. The suspect was arrested and booked for felony embezzlement.

Saturday, July 21 At 3:45 A.M. the male victim was seated inside of his vehicle at 12555 Paramount Blvd (Chevron gas station) when he was approached by two suspects. The suspects began to punch the victim and then dragged him from his vehicle. Once outside, the suspects removed the victims gold chain and wallet before fleeing the scene on foot. The victim received minor injuries but refused medical treatment. Detectives are investigating.

Sunday, July 22 At 2 P.M. a Critical Missing Adult investigation began when an 82 year old Downey resident was reported missing from the 11000 block of Rives Avenue. Officers conducted a grid search, notified local hospitals as well as provided the news media with a "missing person" flyer. The missing person was ultimately located in the city of Lakewood. He was returned home unharmed.

At 7:30 P.M. a vehicle owner and his girlfriend saw a male suspect seated in the driver's seat of their vehicle in the 8300 block of Gardendale St, with the engine running. The female stepped in front of the vehicle and the suspect suddenly drove forward, striking her and causing her to fall onto the hood of the vehicle. The suspect then drove in reverse, causing the female to fall to the ground. The suspect then drove away in the victim's vehicle. The victim's vehicle was later found abandoned a few blocks away. Detectives are investigating.

At 3:45 A.M. a male resident in the 9600 block of Lubec St. heard his vehicle alarm sounding in his driveway and the sound of running foot steps. The victim armed himself with a handgun and ran to his vehicle but did not see any suspects. The victim observed a white vehicle leaving his neighborhood and drove after it. The vehicle, containing three subjects, sped away from the victim so he gave chase. A short time after, the suspect vehicle was stopped by police and the occupants were detained. The vehicle contained burglary tools, gloves, and possible loss. All three suspects were arrested for Burglary. One of the suspects admitted to committing the attempted vehicle burglary on Lubec St. One occupant of the vehicle matched the suspect description of an assault/auto-theft committed earlier in the shift. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by the Downey Police Department

********** Published: July 26, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 15