Crime Report

Thursday, Feb. 25At 11 a.m., a resident in the 8700 block of Byers arrived home to find two males exiting his backyard carrying a backpack. The males had just burglarized the resident's home and ran when they saw the victim. Officers conducted a search and arrested two males age 17 and 22 for burglary. At 8 p.m., officers arrested a 16 year-old Downey resident for vandalism and a 19 year-old Downey resident for a warrant after receiving reports of subjects drinking on the railroad tracks behind Leach Grain and Milling located in the 8100 block of Pivot. Friday, Feb. 26 Detectives conducted a probation search of a home in the 8100 block of 5th Street where a 17 year-old boy on probation for "tagging" resided. Detectives found several cans of spray paint in the boy's bedroom, which he is prohibited from possessing. He was arrested for violating his probation and taken to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. At 2:45 p.m., five suspects, some of whom were armed with handguns, entered Pet Town (7804 Florence) and robbed both customers and employees. The suspects also stole ten puppies, which they concealed in large duffle bags. Nobody was injured during the incident. Saturday, Feb. 27 At 2:00 a.m., a 21 year-old Downey man was robbed at knife point by two males as he stood outside a bar in the 9100 block of Telegraph. Responding officers located the two suspects in the 9400 block of Telegraph and arrested them for robbery. At 2:30 p.m., a domestic argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend in the 8500 block of Imperial became violent when the male threw a kitchen knife at his girlfriend. The knife missed and nobody was injured. The male, a 42 year-old Downey resident, was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. Sunday, February 28 At 4:00 a.m., an officer attempted to pull over a vehicle driving without headlights at the intersection of Imperial and Paramount. The driver, a 59 year-old Norwalk resident, did not pull to the curb and continued driving at 20 miles per hour. The driver eventually pulled over was arrested for drunk driving. Courtesy Downey Police Department

********** Published: March 5, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 46