Friday, July 1At 3:00 a.m., an adult male from Huntington Beach was assaulted and robbed as he left the Pow Wow Bar at 9560 Firestone Blvd. The suspects were described as two males in their 20's and were last seen leaving the area in a white, compact vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries during the incident. Detectives are investigating. At 4:45 p.m., a male fraudulently obtained approximately $4,000 worth of electronics at the Best Buy store located at 12118 Lakewood Blvd. This was accomplished when the suspect gained access to a customer's store credit by providing a false identity. The suspect left the store with the property before Best Buy representatives discovered the fraud. Saturday, July 2 At about 12:30 am, a road rage incident escalated into the driver of one vehicle intentionally sideswiping another vehicle in the parking lot of CVS Pharmacy located at 7947 Florence Ave. The victim driver was struck in the arm by the suspect's vehicle, but was not seriously injured. Monday, July 4 At around 12:00 pm, officers arrested a 41-year-old male from Los Angeles after he was seen stealing a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked at the Stonewood Shopping Center. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect was attempting to drive away from the area, but was stopped a short distance from the scene of the crime. The catalytic converter was recovered in the suspect's vehicle. At 7:45 pm, a male and a female adult were walking in the 9300 block of Firestone Blvd. when they were confronted by two male suspects. One suspect began assaulting the male victim while demanding money. The suspects took $40 in U.S. currency from the victims and fled the area on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries during the incident. At 9:00 p.m., officers responded with the Downey Fire Department to a tree fire in the 9800 block of Tweedy. The investigation revealed that the tree was ignited by illegal fireworks. Ultimately, one local resident was cited for being in possession of illegal fireworks, which were confiscated. It was unknown if the person cited was responsible for the tree fire. At around 11:45 pm, Officers responded with the Downey Fire Department to a tree fire in the 12000 block of Paramount Blvd. Upon arriving on scene, it was discovered a nearby roof had also been ignited. Downey Fire was able to extinguish the fire, the cause of which is unknown. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: July 7, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 12