Crime Report

Saturday, Aug. 13Just after 3:00 a.m., an 18-year-old female was walking near Paramount and Imperial Highway with a male she had just met at a party. The male grabbed the female's cell phone from her grasp and fled. Police located the subject a few blocks away where the victim identified him as the suspect. Officers arrested the 19-year-old Downey resident for robbery. At about 4:00 p.m., police arrested a 49-year-old male transient for indecent exposure inside a restaurant in the 9400 block of Telegraph Rd. The suspect is a sex registrant and violated his parole for a prior drug-related conviction. Sunday, Aug. 14 Just after midnight, police arrested a 20-year-old Downey resident for obstructing/delaying an officer near Alameda Street and Orizaba Avenue. An officer observed the suspicious male riding a bicycle through the neighborhood and attempting to hide from the officer between parked cars. The subject resisted the officer's attempt to conduct a safety pat-down search. Assisting officers arrived and safely took the subject into custody without further incident. At about 6:15 a.m., three victims reported that a robbery had occurred inside their motel room in the 9400 block of Firestone Blvd. The victims told officers that two males, armed with knives and wearing masks, entered their motel room and robbed them of cash and personal belongings before fleeing. Detectives are investigating. Wednesday, Aug. 17 An attempted carjacking occurred at approximately 11:15 p.m., near Lyndora and Brock. The victim was stopped waiting for pedestrian traffic to pass when the suspect approached and pointed a handgun at her telling her to get out of the vehicle. The suspect was startled by approaching traffic and ran to a parked vehicle then drove away. The victim was not injured. Detectives are investigating. At 11:35 p.m., a strong-arm robbery occurred near Old River School Road and Neo. The victim was riding his bicycle southbound on Old River when the suspect stood in front of him and blocked his path. The suspect punched the victim in the face and pushed him off the bicycle. The suspect fled southbound out of sight. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: August 18, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 18