Thursday, Aug. 4At 1:00 p.m., officers arrested a 48-year-old transient man in the 13500 block of Lakewood Blvd. after he threatened to kill a man with whom he was arguing. The suspect was in possession of a knife when arrested. He was booked for criminal threats. Sunday, Aug. 7 At 8:30 a.m., officers arrested a 19-year-old Bell Gardens resident at his home after he had earlier assaulted his girlfriend in Downey and drove her around town against her will. He was booked for kidnapping and Domestic Violence and is being held at the County Jail with a $100,000 bail. At 6:00 p.m., a 15-year-old Downey boy was robbed of his bicycle by another teen at Furman Park. The suspect approached the victim as he was riding his bicycle and punched him, then took his bike. Officers were able to identify and locate the suspect. He was arrested and the stolen bicycle was returned to the victim. At 11:30 p.m., officers arrested a 15-year-old Downey resident after he was caught "tagging" a wall in the Stonewood parking lot. The suspect was charged with vandalism and his juvenile acquaintance was cited for curfew. Both were later released to their guardians. Tuesday, Aug. 9 At 6:20 p.m.., officers responded to the 8600 block of Paramount Blvd. regarding a report of a home invasion robbery that occurred six days prior. The victim was bound and forced to lie on the floor while the suspects ransacked his residence. His roommates returned home and discovered the victim lying on the floor and assisted him. Apparently, the victim is currently out of the country, which is the reason the roommates did not report the incident sooner. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: August 11, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 17