Thursday, Sept. 8At 11:45 p.m., officers arrested a 22-year-old transient at Downey Regional Medical Center after determining he had been in a fight during which he hit another man over the head with a bottle. Friday, Sept. 9 At 8:45 a.m., an officer noticed a group of teenagers acting suspiciously in the patio area of Starbucks at the Downey Landing. Officer ultimately located a can of spray paint in one of their backpacks. California law prohibits any person under the age of 18 years to possess spray paint. The teen was also truant from school. He was arrested for malicious mischief and later released to the custody of his mother. At 4:30 p.m., a 23-year-old Downey man ran into traffic lanes in the 8900 block of Stewart & Gray and was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was transported to Saint Francis Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. The collision is being investigated by the Police Department's Traffic Unit. Saturday, Sept. 10 At 1:30 a.m., a 24-year-old man from Downey struck a tree in the 9200 block of Stewart & Gray causing the tree to snap at its base. The driver fled in his vehicle, but a witness alerted officers to his whereabouts a few blocks away from the scene. Officers located the driver and arrested him for drunk driving and hit-and-run. At 10:15 p.m., officers arrested a 21-year-old Rialto man in the 8400 block of Firestone after he got in an argument with his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend and began chasing him with a machete. Officers found the machete and arrested the suspect for attempting assault with a deadly weapon. Sunday, Sept. 11 At 4:45 p.m., officers arrested four teens (two Downey residents and two Bellflower residents) for vandalism after witnesses observed them "tagging" street signs and a business wall on Bellflower Boulevard between Foster Road and Imperial Highway. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: September 15, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 22