Crime Report

Friday, June 19: 

During the evening hours, two Downey police officers, via funding by on ongoing OTS (Office of Traffic Safety) grant, conducted roving DUI enforcement. They made 2 DUI arrests and issued 5 traffic citations for various vehicle code violations.

At 9 p.m., a strong arm robbery occurred at Lakewood and 5th. The victim was walking in the
area when she was approached by an adult male suspect, who grabbed and pulled a gold
necklace from the victim's neck. He also attempted to take her purse but was unsuccessful. The suspect then entered a waiting vehicle and fled.

Saturday, June 20: 

At 8 a.m., officers contacted several transients in the Rio Hondo River Channel at Telegraph
Rd. They issued 4 citations for various misdemeanor violations.

At 9:35 a.m., an adult male suspect with a black bandana across his face, entered the 7-11 at
Downey and Stewart & Gray, armed with a crowbar and demanded money/lottery
scratchers. After getting the loss, the suspect fled on foot. The robbery was captured on video
surveillance. Detectives are investigating.

At 10:05 a.m., it appears the same suspect who had robbed 7-11, again armed with a crowbar
and a bandana covering his face, entered Louis’ Liquor (9558 Firestone) and demanded
money/lottery tickets. The suspect then ran to an awaiting vehicle and fled.

At 9:30 p.m., a stabbing occurred at a residence in the 13200 block of Blodgett Ave. During a
birthday party, the victim was confronted by the suspects over a perceived insult. One suspect
showed the victim a handgun and the rest began hitting the victim. Another suspect stabbed the victim in the arm and torso area with a knife. The victim fled in a vehicle and called police. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and was released from the hospital the same evening.
Officers checked the suspect residence, but no one was home. It appears this incident may be
gang related. 

Sunday, June 21: 

At 5:30 a.m., officers were working a 2-officer patrol car when they saw a suspicious vehicle
commit a minor traffic violation at Alameda and Patton. When officers attempted to catch up to the subjects, they fled from the vehicle and began running through a residential area. Officers located the suspects and detained them a short distance away. A search of the suspects' vehicle revealed multiple catalytic converters and tools. The suspects were arrested for grand theft.

At 5:50 a.m., the victim was walking in the area of Golden Park (8840 Golden Ave) when he was confronted by the suspect who, while riding a bicycle, brandished a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim refused and continued to walk away, while the suspect continued to follow demanding the victim’s wallet. Ultimately, the suspect gave up and rode away only to be located by officers a short time later, when he was arrested for attempted robbery. 

Monday, June 22: 

At 4 a.m., officers responded to a report of graffiti in progress to the rear of Home Depot along the railroad tracks. Three suspects were contacted and arrested for graffiti, and another subject was arrested for trespassing on railroad property.