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Crime Report for week of Jan. 16
WRITTEN BY :   Eric Pierce

Friday, January 10: At 3:00 p.m., officers responded to the 8700 block of Imperial Highway regarding a possible robbery investigation. When officers arrived they spoke with the victim who reported a male suspect had entered the location and brandished a knife. The suspect demanded money from the victim. The victim complied with the suspects demands and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of US currency. The suspect ran away from the location with the money. Detectives are investigating.

At 8:30 p.m., officers responded to an anonymous call of subjects on the roof of the business at 9060 Firestone Blvd (Falles Paredes). With the assistance of LAPD’s air unit, officers located three adult male subjects on the roof. Though there were no signs of attempted theft or burglary, the business owner was desirous of prosecution for trespassing. The three were arrested without incident.

Sunday, January 12: At 1:40 a.m., Downey Fire Department personnel responded to check on the driver of a vehicle stopped in the intersection of Lakewood Blvd and Imperial Hwy. As they knocked on the window of the vehicle the driver apparently awoke, releasing his foot from the brake, causing the vehicle to impact the Fire Department ambulance parked at the scene. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation for driving under the influence. It was determined by officers that the driver was driving under the influence and was arrested. No one was injured during the incident.

At 9:30 a.m., officers responded to the 12500 block of Brookshire Avenue regarding a residential burglary. When officers arrived, they spoke with a victim who reported a male suspect forced his way into the location and attempted to take two males (Suspect’s brothers) who were under the care of the resident. The suspect was unsuccessful and ran out of the location. Officers searched the area and located the suspect hiding nearby. The suspect was arrested and booked for Burglary.

At 11:00 a.m., it was discovered that someone had vandalized the recreation room of Rio San Gabriel Park by smashing the window of the structure with a concrete water valve cover. A report was filed and Detectives are investigating.

At 7:00 p.m., a male and female adult began arguing inside of their vehicle at the intersection of Lakewood Blvd and Florence Ave. During the course of the argument the female attempted to exit the vehicle while holding their infant child. As she did, the male drove forward, causing the female to drop the child onto the roadway. The infant was transported to a local hospital and treated for minor abrasions. The adult male suspect was located and arrested for Domestic Violence.

Wednesday, January 15:/b> At 5:20 a.m., officers responded to the 9500 block of Parrot Avenue regarding a possible vehicle theft. When officers arrived they located two suspects under a car attempting to remove parts from the vehicle. Upon further investigation, it was discovered the suspects had been removing catalytic converters from vehicles parked in the area. The suspects were arrested and Detectives are seeking additional victims.

Crime Report provided by Downey Police Department.

Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014, WEB ONLY
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