Crime Report

Sunday, June 12•At 2:00 a.m., officers responded to a suicide in the 8200 block of Telegraph. The victim, a 31 year-old Downey resident, was found by a family member. •At 3:15 a.m., the victim was attending a party in the 9000 block of Belcher when he became involved in a "mosh pit" type dance in the backyard of a residence. During the dance, the victim felt a pain on his left side and noticed a small puncture wound on his upper torso. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released. Monday, June 13 •At 4:45 a.m., officers assisted the California Highway Patrol and Bell Gardens Police Department with the apprehension of an armed suspect in the 11700 block of Ryerson. CHP officers initiated a traffic stop on the car on suspicion of DUI. As the car yielded, the passenger got out and ran towards the Rio Hondo Riverbed. The driver stated he was held at gunpoint by the passenger just prior to being stopped. Officers pursued the passenger and detained him. The suspect was found to be in possession of a handgun and was arrested and charged with kidnapping. •A 13-year-old Downey resident was robbed of his bicycle near Woodruff and Imperial when the suspect approached him and asked if he wanted to sell his bike. Fearing the suspect was going to assault him, the victim got off his bike. The suspect pushed the victim to the ground and rode off with his bicycle. •At 8:40 p.m., two suspects were arrested for strong arm robbery in the 12000 block of Lakewood. The suspects, who are possibly gang members from Los Angeles, had approached the victim, threatened him, and took his property. Tuesday, June 14 •At 11:44 p.m., a robbery occurred at the Arco Station at 8010 Imperial Highway, when the suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled the location on foot. No one was injured. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: June 16, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 9