Thursday, Aug. 18A residential burglary occurred in the 11000 block of Benfield. The residents returned home at about 8:00 p.m. and noticed the front door had been kicked open. The suspects fled the scene with the loss. Detectives are investigating. At 9:00 p.m., officers responded to a burglary at Spencer Middle School. An employee heard glass breaking and observed two suspects entering the building. Officers arrested two juveniles as they attempted to flee the scene. Both suspects are facing burglary charges. Saturday, Aug. 20 An Arson occurred in the 9400 block of Stewart & Gray Road at about midnight. When officers arrived, they discovered a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. Downey Fire responded to put out the flames. A records check revealed the vehicle had been stolen form the city of Norwalk. At about 5:28 a.m., officers responded to the 9000 block of Lemoran regarding a call of an assault that occurred at a party when a fight broke out. As the victim tried to stop one of the combatants, he sliced her wrist with a knife and fled the scene. The victim was treated for her injury. When apprehended, the suspect is facing a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Sunday, Aug. 21 A strong armed robbery occurred in the area of Paramount and Irwingrove at around 4:45 p.m. The victim told officers he was struck by a vehicle, then while lying on the ground, two suspects removed his wallet from his pants. The vehicle was described as a white compact 2-door. The victim was treated for his injures. Detectives are investigating. Tuesday, Aug. 31 A strong arm robbery occurred in the 9900 block of Horley at around 5:00 p.m. The victim was walking south on Horley when the suspect approached her and asked her for the time. When the victim looked down at her watch, he grabbed the chain from around her neck then ran to a black SUV and drove out of sight. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: August 25, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 19