Crime Report

Friday, Aug. 26At 4:30 p.m., officers went to the Handimart (11837 Lakewood) regarding an assault in progress. The victim was approached by eight juveniles, one of them carrying a metal pipe. The suspects struck the victim with the pipe, and punched and kicked him while he was on the ground. Officers detained eight suspects, and after a positive identification, four were arrested for assault. At 9:00 p.m., Downey officers, assisted by several officers from the California Highway Patrol (Santa Fe Springs), conducted a DUI checkpoint. Over the course of the evening, approximately 2,000 cars were screened, and eight subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Saturday, Aug. 27 At 4:30 a.m., an officer saw a car traveling southbound on Paramount at Firestone, straddling two lanes of traffic. When the officer attempted to stop the car, the driver fled. After a short pursuit, the suspect's vehicle hit a parked car, and he was arrested. A preliminary investigation determined the suspect, a 15 year-old Bell Gardens resident, took his mother's car without consent. Sunday, Aug. 28 At 7:20 p.m., officers responded to a possible kidnapping in the 10400 block of La Reina. The victim stated she was confronted by her ex-husband in the parking lot of her apartment complex. The suspect grabbed the victim by the hair, placed his arm around her neck, and forced her inside a car. The suspect instructed the victim to drive around the city and ultimately exited the car and fled on foot. The victim was not injured. Detectives are investigating. Wednesday, Aug. 31 A residential burglary occurred in the 12700 block of La Reina at approximately 9:30 p.m. The residents returned home and discovered a window and a rear door open. The suspects took several items and fled the location. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: September 01, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 20