Thursday, Nov. 11At about 11:00 a.m., a 66-year-old resident of Maywood accidently crashed his vehicle into the McDonalds restaurant at 9250 Lakewood Blvd. after mistaking the accelerator for the brake pedal. No patrons were injured and the driver suffered minor injuries. Friday, Nov. 12 At 10:30 p.m., a robbery occurred in the 8500 block of 5th Street. A group of juveniles had been confronted by two suspects, one armed with a handgun. The suspects took a cell phone from one of the victims and fled the area on foot. There were no injuries during the incident and detectives are investigating. Saturday, Nov. 13 At 1:45 a.m., two suspects, one of whom was armed with a knife, robbed a man of his wallet in the 10800 block of Downey Ave. as he was walking to his car. Both suspects fled the scene on bicycles. There were no injuries during the incident. At 1:30 p.m., a man armed with a gun robbed the Modern Image Store located in the 9200 block of Lakewood. The suspect selected merchandise from the store before approaching the cashier and demanding money. The suspect was last seen fleeing southbound from the scene. There were no injuries during the incident. Sunday, Nov. 14 At 6:30 p.m., an adult male victim was walking in the 7800 block of Firestone Blvd. when he was confronted by a male suspect. The suspect brandished a handgun at the victim and demanded his personal property. The victim relinquished his wallet and the suspect fled the area in a vehicle. At 11:30 p.m., an adult male victim was riding his bicycle on Firestone Blvd. at the San Gabriel River Channel when he was confronted by four subjects who demanded his bike. The victim refused to relinquish his bike and a struggle ensued. The victim was able to escape on his bicycle with minor injuries. Monday, Nov. 15 At 3:30 p.m., officers arrested a male juvenile in the 15000 block of Rives Ave. after he was seen vandalizing numerous street signs in the area. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: November 18, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 31