Crime Report

Thursday, Dec. 29At 1:30 p.m., a woman was robbed as she stood outside a Laundromat located in the 13100 block of Lakewood. The suspect approached the victim and grabbed a pendant from her neck before running away. Sunday, Jan. 1 At 2:00 a.m., a male suffering from a moderate leg injury and multiple abrasions claimed he was being followed by men with guns and drove to the police station calling for help. Officers determined that the man was earlier involved in a hit and run traffic collision on the 405 Freeway, fled the scene, and then stole the truck he was now driving from a commercial lot. Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded and took custody of the suspect. At 2:30 a.m., officers arrested a 22-year-old male after he was caught breaking into a car in the 8800 block of Golden Avenue. At 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a male driving a white Ford SUV and firing gunshots into the air in the 11700 block of Bellflower Boulevard. Officers found bullet casings in the area but did not locate the vehicle. Nobody was injured. At 11:00 p.m., officers arrested a 21-year-old man after he led officers on a vehicle pursuit through downtown Downey. Officers initially attempted to stop the suspect for a traffic violation. The suspect was captured after he crashed his car into a tree and stop sign near New and 2nd, while attempting to flee from officers because he didn't have a license. He was booked for felony evading. Monday, Jan. 2 A strong-arm robbery occurred in the 8700 block of Imperial at about 1:00 p.m. where the suspect pushed the victim from behind and took her cell phone. The suspect entered a white vehicle and drove away out of sight; detectives are investigating. Tuesday, Jan. 3 At 8:15 a.m., officers arrested two suspects for a residential burglary that occurred near the 12300 block of Lakewood. Officers were given the description and license plate of a suspicious vehicle that was parked to the front of the location. A short time later, South Gate Police Department went in pursuit of a vehicle that had been involved in a burglary in their City and had a similar description to the Downey burglary suspect vehicle. South Gate officers detained the suspects and Downey officers responded to the location. Officers recovered the loss from both burglaries, and the suspects were transported to the Los Angeles County Jail. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: January 5, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 38