Crime Report, July 12

Friday, July 1:
At 1:30 a.m., officers were patrolling the Rio San Gabriel Riverbed at the 105 Freeway when they observed three subjects trespassing in the riverbed. Two of the subjects were found to be in possession of narcotics paraphernalia and placed under arrest. The third subject was ordered to vacate the premises.

Saturday, July 2:
At 6:00 p.m., an automated license plate reader alerted officers to a stolen car in the area of Lakewood Blvd and Firestone Blvd. Officers checked the area and observed the vehicle as it pulled out of nearby parking lot. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, a short pursuit ensued until the lone occupant, a female, abandoned the car. Officers were able to locate her and took her into custody. The driver was a 30-year-old woman from Anaheim.

Sunday, July 3:
At 3:00 a.m., a man returning to his home in the 9300 block of Orizaba, was approached by a male armed with a gun. The suspect demanded the victim’s money, when the victim refused to give the suspect his money, he struck the victim on the side of his head with the handgun. The victim gave the suspect his wallet and the suspect then ran away. The suspect is described as a Male/Hispanic, 25-29 years old and is believed to have been driving a Grey Scion tC. Detectives are investigating.

At 5:00 a.m., officers responded to a window smash in the 9100 block of Telegraph. A burglar had smashed a window at the Golden Palace Restaurant and took the loss from inside the
business. Detectives are investigating.

At 8:00 a.m., officers checking a suspicious vehicle which was illegally parked in the 11700 block of Bellflower discovered the occupants of the car were in possession of illegal narcotics. Both occupants, a 25-year-old man from the City of Lakewood and a 22-year-old woman from the City of Norwalk, were placed under arrest.

Monday, July 4:
Between the hours of 3 pm on July 4th and 2 am on July 5th, the Downey Police Department responded to 187 fireworks related complaints and an additional 164 non-fireworks related calls for service. Officers issued 12 citations for fireworks violations, 9 of which involved the use of illegal fireworks, each a $2000.00 fine. The other 3 citations were for legal fireworks discharged outside of the permitted hours, which is a $100 fine