Thursday, July 1At 6:45 a.m., officers arrested a 24-year-old male from Lynwood after he was caught acting as a "lookout" during a residential burglary in the 12500 block of Birchdale. His accomplice eluded capture. Detectives are investigating. At 1:30 p.m., officers arrested two 16-year-old juveniles for shoplifting clothing from J.C. Penney at the Stonewood Shopping Center. The suspects fled from security officers, but were apprehended by Downey officers. Both suspects were booked for petty theft. Friday, July 2 At 2:45 a.m., a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg walked into the emergency room at Downey Regional Medical Center. The man said he had been shot by someone in a passing car in the 12500 block of Lakewood. The injury was not life-threatening and is under investigation. At 4:00 a.m., officers arrested a 22-year-old man from Hollywood for starting a fight with some other males in the Starbuck's parking lot (9001 Firestone). He was booked for disorderly conduct - fighting. Saturday, July 3 At midnight, a 32-year-old Downey man lost control of his car and crashed into two city trees in the 12800 block of Paramount. The driver of the vehicle was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained in the collision. Investigators suspect the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. Sunday, July 4 Officers handled 368 calls for service on July 4th and issued 14 Administrative Citations for fireworks violations. At 10:30 p.m., officers assisted the Downey Fire Department on a garage fire in the 8400 block of Conklin. There were no injuries. Monday, July 5 At 2:00 a.m., Downey officers assisted the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in the 8400 block of Orange where a vehicle pursuit initiated by CHP ended. CHP took the suspect into custody without further incident. At 11:30 p.m., a resident observed suspicious subjects on the school grounds of Alameda Elementary School. Responding officers detained six males in the adjacent residential area and determined they had just broken into four rooms at the school. All were arrested for burglary. Tuesday, July 6 Two juveniles were arrested writing graffiti on the utility box at the corner of Lakewood and Bellflower. Courtesy Downey Police Department. Report crimes in progress by calling 911.
********** Published: July 8, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 12