Friday, Sept. 2At 9:05 p.m., officers responded to the 11800 block of Salford regarding a residential burglary. The suspect contacted the elderly victim at her residence and stated he needed to get into her backyard to perform repair work. While the suspect engaged in small talk with the victim, another suspect entered the house and took an undisclosed amount of money/savings bonds. At 10:30 p.m., officers went to Vasilio's (7931 Firestone) concerning a female screaming for help. Witnesses had observed the suspect assaulting a female inside a car. Officers contacted the victim, who appeared to have been severely battered and bruised. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Saturday, Sept. 3 At 12:30 a.m., officers responded to the Guardsmen Bar (7850 Florence) regarding an assault. Witnesses stated the victim had been knocked unconscious by several suspects wielding a pipe during an altercation in the parking lot. The suspects fled before officers arrived. The victim was treated for his injuries and released. At 9:30 a.m., the suspect entered the convenience store of the Mobil Gas Station at 9002 Imperial, brandishing a handgun. The suspect approached the cashier and demanded money, then fled on a motorcycle with the loss. At 4:30 p.m., the victim was walking in the 13400 block of Verdura when he was approached by two suspects. One of the suspects pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim's property. The suspects fled in a car with the loss. At 10:50 p.m., the victims arrived at their residence in the 11700 block of Coldbrook. As they got out of the car, a suspect vehicle passed them and stopped several houses down. The suspect got out of the car and immediately began firing a handgun at the two victims. They ran inside the residence, as the suspect got back into his car and fled. No one was injured. Detectives are investigating Saturday, Sept. 4 At 9:15 p.m., officers responded to the parking lot of Kaiser Hospital (9333 Imperial) concerning a small child locked inside a car. Witnesses told the officers the child had been left unattended for at least 30 minutes. Officers located the boy's father inside the hospital, working the night shift. The suspect stated he intentionally left the child in the car while he worked. He was arrested and charged with child endangerment. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: September 08, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 21