Crime Report

Thursday, July 29At 2:45 p.m., a 17-year-old female was walking in the 11800 block of Old River School Road when a male in a faded dark blue Ford Explorer drove along side of her and exposed himself. Detectives are seeking to identify the suspect who fled prior to police arrival. Saturday, July 30 At 9:00 a.m., officers identified a homeless encampment in the area of Lakewood and the 105 Freeway. Officers arrested a male for a felony narcotics warrant. Saturday, July 31 At 12:30 p.m., a 33-year-old Maywood woman was arrested for robbery at Kohl's Department Store after she purchased over $600.00 worth of merchandise with a fraudulent credit card. Sunday, Aug. 1 At 6:30 a.m., staff in the Kaiser Hospital Emergency Room requested police assistance with a combative mental patient who had already assaulted two of their security officers. When officers arrived, the patient assaulted them when they attempted to control him. Officers were ultimately able to control him and place him under arrest for assault on a police officer. At 11:00 p.m., a 22-year-old Downey resident was robbed by a gun-wielding man in the parking lot of 10000 Imperial Highway. After stealing the victim's money and cell phone, the suspect ran to a getaway car that fled eastbound on Imperial Highway. Wednesday, Aug. 4 At 11:30 a.m., an attempted kidnapping occurred in the parking lot of the Stonewood Mall. The victim was approached by the suspect who grabbed her and began pulling her towards his vehicle. The victim struggled free and ran into the mall to call police. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his thirties, with a shaved head, driving a dark blue compact car. Thursday, Aug. 5 At 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a vehicle fire on Corrigan Avenue at Buckles Street. Fire investigators determined that the fire had been purposely set. The car was stolen in a car-jacking in the City of Bellflower. Detectives are investigating. Friday, Aug. 6 At 1:15 p.m., an officer saw a suspicious male on the campus of Carpenter Elementary School (9439 Foster). The male was contacted and determined to be on parole. Upon questioning, the suspect ran from the location and was apprehended and arrested without incident. At 8:25 p.m., a freightliner truck and trailer collided with a fire hydrant to the front of 12076 Lakewood. It was later discovered the same truck hit a signal pole while making a right turn at the intersection of Woodruff and Stewart & Gray Road. The driver, who was newly licensed and unable to control the vehicle, was issued a citation to appear in court for multiple vehicle code violations. Saturday, Aug. 7 At 10:30 p.m., officers went to the 7900 block of De Palma concerning a physical altercation between two brothers where one brother stabbed the other in the neck with a fork. Both suspects were arrested and charged with assault. One of the suspects was treated for a minor puncture wound. Sunday, Aug. 8 At 6:30 a.m., a 21- year-old Downey resident collided with an Edison pole at 9501 Washburn causing a power outage for a short period. Investigators determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. He was arrested and charged with drunk driving. Monday, Aug. 9 At 3:25 a.m., a male was driving in the area of Imperial and Bellflower when he ran out of gas. Two suspects approached and pointed a gun at the victim, ordering him to get out of the vehicle. Both suspects got into the car and attempted to drive away. When the car failed to start, the suspects fled on foot. Information provided by Downey Police Department. Report crimes in progress by calling 911.

********** Published: August 12, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 17