Crime Report

Friday, Sept. 16At 6:30 p.m., the passenger of a vehicle fired a gunshot in the air during a road rage incident on Firestone at Ryerson. The suspects then drove towards the City of South Gate where he was stopped by the South Gate Police Department. Downey officers took over the investigation and arrested three adults and one juvenile for aggravated assault. The car they were driving was stolen during a carjacking in Moreno Valley and a stolen gun was also found in the car's glove box. Saturday, Sept. 17 At 3:30 a.m., an argument between two men inside Tacos El Gavilan Restaurant (7947 Florence) resulted in both of them stabbing each other. Both were treated for their injuries at a local hospital and booked for attempted murder. Friday, Sept. 23 At about 9:30 p.m. three Downey males in their mid teens were victims of a strong-arm robbery in the 7300 block of Cole Street. As the three were walking together, five males in their late teens ran up from behind them and ordered the victims to hand over their property. One of the suspects punched a victim in the face. The next afternoon, police arrested one of the suspects at Apollo Park after a victim had arranged to give the suspect money for return of his phone. Saturday, Sept. 24 Just after midnight, officers working traffic enforcement arrested two males for possession of narcotics and a loaded firearm.Officers had stopped the car for speeding near Old River School Road and Firestone when they smelled an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A search resulted in the discovery of several grams of marijuana and a larger quantity of methamphetamine, along with a loaded firearm. At 9:30 a.m., officers arrested a 39-year-old Bell Gardens resident for auto theft after stealing the victim's work truck from in front of his residence in the 10000 block of Angell Street. The theft had occurred on Friday afternoon, and on Saturday morning, Bell Gardens detained the suspect during an unrelated call and notified Downey police. Monday, Sept. 26 At 6:15 a.m., officers responded to the School District Building, 11627 Brookshire Ave, regarding a burglary at the location. The suspects broke windows leading to the administrative office and removed several computers. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: September 29, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 24