Saturday, June 26At 1 p.m., the school staff at West Middle School on Old River School Road discovered that the principal's office and a single classroom had been broken into. The suspect(s) took a laptop, master keys, and two hand-held radios. At 10:20 p.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred in the 10400 block of Lesterford. A car was traveling northbound at approximately 25 mph. As the car continued across Farm Street, a 19-year-old male pedestrian attempted to cross the street and was struck and killed. Traffic detectives are investigating. Sunday, June 27 At 5:40 a.m., a 39-year-old female Downey resident was traveling northbound on Bellflower at Imperial when her vehicle veered off the road, struck a water valve and overturned. She was ejected and suffered severe injuries and was subsequently pronounced dead at a local hospital. Tuesday, June 29 A 23- year-old Downey resident was walking in the 12500 block of Ryerson around 2:30 a.m., and was confronted by several males in a silver car. The suspects questioned the victim as to his gang affiliation and then shot him once in the arm. The victim received medical attention at a local hospital and was released. Gang detectives are investigating. Wednesday, June 30 Around 1:10 a.m., a female victim was robbed at gunpoint as she was walking in the area of 3rd Street and Myrtle Avenue. The victim was approached by the suspect who was holding a semi-automatic handgun at his side. He removed her purse from her shoulder, then entered a white compact vehicle and drove out of sight. Courtesy Downey Police Department. Report crimes in progress by calling 911.
********** Published: July 1, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 11