Thursday, July 8At 9:30 p.m., a 22-year-old male from Huntington Park stole a vehicle from the parking lot at Stonewood Shopping Center. Officers stopped the vehicle on Firestone at the west city limits and arrested the driver for Grand Theft Auto. Friday, July 9 At 9:30 a.m., officers served arrest warrants at a home in the 12900 block of Kipway and seized nine marijuana plants from the backyard, resulting in the arrest of three people from the residence. The homeowner is facing criminal charges for cultivating marijuana. At 10:30 p.m., officers arrested three Downey teenagers for spray painting graffiti on a business door and the sidewalk in the 11400 block of Brookshire. All three boys were booked for vandalism and then released to the custody of their parents. Sunday, July 11 At 9:30 p.m., a 24-year-old South Gate man visiting his girlfriend in the 7400 block of 3rd Street was intentionally struck by a vehicle driven by his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend. The victim escaped serious injury and the suspect fled the scene before police arrived. Monday, July 12 At 2:40 p.m., a male asked to see a rifle at the Big 5 store located at 9100 Firestone Boulevard. When handed the rifle, the suspect ran out of the store, entered a brown vehicle, and drove east on Firestone, out of sight. At 2:45 p.m., a male brandishing a handgun demanded money from the clerk at the Radio Shack located at 7956 Florence Avenue. The suspect ordered the other employees to the rear of the store, exited with the loss, and fled the scene. Wednesday, July 14 At 1:00 p.m., officers arrested a male suspect who was speaking to children and acting suspiciously at Independence Park. The suspect attempted to flee, and after a short foot pursuit, was apprehended in the 12500 block of Dunrobin. The suspect had an outstanding warrant for narcotics violations, and was transported to the Los Angeles County Jail. Courtesy Downey Police Department. Report crimes in progress by calling 911.
********** Published: July 15, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 13