Crime Report

Friday, Feb. 17At 12:30 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of Laureldale and Gardendale noticed an unoccupied vehicle parked alongside the curb with a large amount of blood both inside and outside the vehicle. Officers were unable to locate the owner of the vehicle or any victim of a crime. The vehicle was impounded for evidence until the owner can be located. Detectives are investigating. Saturday, Feb. 18 Officers from the Department's Crime Impact Team along with personnel from the Los Angeles County Probation Department and the Department of Children and Family Services, conducted probation compliance checks and searches at numerous locations on Elm Vista Drive, Washburn Road, and Bellflower Boulevard. Officers made two arrests, one for a probation violation and the other for possession of illegal drugs. Officers also discovered some marijuana being cultivated at one location, which was seized. The owner of the marijuana was not home, but will face criminal charges. Sunday, Feb. 19 At 2:45 a.m., officers arrested a 20-year-old man after a witness observed him writing graffiti with a black marker on six different locations on Firestone Boulevard between Pangborn and La Reina. The suspect was booked for vandalism. Monday, Feb. 20 At 6:00 p.m., a grand opening ceremony was held at the Iglesia de Cristo Ministerios Llamada Final church located at 12145 Woodruff. The event was attended by both Israeli and Guatemala Consular Generals as well as other political dignitaries. Downey officers assisted the State Department and Israeli Security personnel during the event. The ceremony concluded without any incidents. Tuesday, Feb. 21 At 7.55 p.m., a 22-year-old female was robbed as she sat in her vehicle in the 10800 block of Studebaker Road. The suspect approached the victim and demanded money. When the victim refused, the suspect began to vandalize the victim's vehicle until she opened her car door and gave him some money. The victim was not injured during this incident. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: February 23, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 45