Friday, August 21:
At 12:00 p.m., a burglar kicked in the front door of a residence in the 8100 block of Gallatin, but was frightened off by the homeowner who was inside. The suspect then fled to a gray sedan parked on the street and drove off westbound on Gallatin. Detectives are investigating.
On Thursday, a woman began receiving phone calls from an unknown person threatening to kidnap her teenage son if she didn’t pay a large sum of money. The following day, Downey detectives worked with the victim to follow up on various leads. Through investigative techniques the suspects were located and taken into custody without incident. One of the suspects was charged with extortion and the other was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime.
Saturday, August 22:
Just after midnight, two brothers assaulted each other with glass jars during an argument inside their home in the 12800 block of Smallwood. Both brothers were struck in the head by the glass jars and both received minor injuries requiring medical attention. They were arrested for aggravated assault.
At 5:30 a.m., a tire was found burning to the rear of Marie Callender’s restaurant (7864 Florence). The burning tire was against the building suggesting arson. Nobody was injured and there was minimal damage to the building.
Sunday, August 23:
At 12:30 a.m., a vehicle was stolen from the 10700 block of Western. Within minutes, officers found the stolen car crashed into a tree in the 7900 block of 5th Street. Officers later detained a suspect who was being treated in the emergency room at a local hospital for injuries consistent with evidence at the collision scene. The owner of the stolen car, who had witnessed the suspect stealing his car, positively identified the suspect at the hospital. The suspect was subsequently arrested for grand theft auto.
At 1:30 p.m., a man entered the T-Mobile store (9400 Firestone) and used a pair of cutters to cut the security cable on a mobile device. When the suspect tried to flee with the property, an off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy, who witnessed the crime, tried to detain him. The suspect was able to elude capture, but dropped the stolen property. The suspect was last seen escaping in a beige van being driven by another man.
At 2:30 p.m., officers arrested a 20-year-old female for assaulting her boyfriend in the 12000 block of Old River School Road. The woman bit and scratched her boyfriend during an argument leaving visible injuries. She was arrested for domestic violence, a felony.
At 11:00 p.m., an officer found four (4) people in Furman Park (10419 Rives) after park hours. All four were issued citations and then released.