Friday, July 15At 1:00 a.m., a vehicle owner observed three males breaking into his car in the 12400 block of Columbia Way. The vehicle's owner chased them down the street, where one of the suspects brandished a handgun before eluding capture. At 3:00 p.m., a Downey man was robbed at gunpoint by three males as he rode on the swings at Brookshire Park. The suspects stole the victim's property and punched him before fleeing the scene. At 9:15 p.m., an adult male and a juvenile friend were robbed by two other males as they sat at a bench at Treasure Island Park. The suspects assaulted the victims before stealing their property and were last seen driving away from the scene in a van. Saturday, July 16 At 10:30 a.m., an adult male from Los Angeles and a 16-year-old female from Compton were arrested for committing two Downey street robberies. The pair had robbed a woman of her cellular phone as she walked near Dunrobin and Imperial and then committed a similar type robbery at the Lakewood Boulevard MTA train station. The suspects were positively identified by the victims and were booked for robbery. At 4:45 p.m., officers arrested a 35-year-old Downey man in the 8500 block of Adoree after he pointed a shotgun at his neighbor during an argument; nobody was injured. Officers retrieved the shotgun from the suspect's home and booked him for assault with a deadly weapon. At 11:00 p.m., a suspected drunk driver collided with another car at Florence and Tristan and then fled the scene. A witness followed the suspect until officers from the Whittier Police Department stopped the suspect in the City of Santa Fe Springs. The victim suffered minor injuries in the collision and the suspect was booked for felony hit and run/drunk driving. Sunday, July 17 Shortly after midnight, officers arrested a 24-year-old male from the City of Bell at the Acapulco Restaurant after he assaulted his girlfriend, causing visible injury. The suspect was booked for felony domestic violence. Monday, July 18 At 1:50 p.m., officers arrested a male adult from the City of Long Beach for attempted residential burglary in the 8500 block of Imperial. Witnesses observed the suspect running from yard to yard, until he was apprehended by officers at the All American Park in the City of Paramount. Wednesday, July 20 An attempted strong arm robbery occurred at 9:20 p.m. in the area of Smallwood and Imperial Highway. As the victim was walking on the sidewalk, two suspects approached her from behind and tried to take her gold chain from around her neck. The suspects failed in their attempt and fled in a waiting white vehicle. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: July 21, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 14