Crime Report

Thursday, Oct. 6At 3:40 p.m., a large fight involving high school students near the Stonewood Shopping Center resulted in officers arresting a 15-year-old male for obstructing/interfering with their duties. He was later released to the custody of his parents. Friday, Oct. 7 At 7:30 p.m., a motor officer observed what appeared to be two males robbing another male in the area of Lakewood & Firestone. Both suspects fled when the officer approached, but one was later found inside the Ralph's Market with a black air soft gun in his possession. The suspect, a 35-year-old man from the City of Whittier, was arrested for investigation of robbery. At 9:00 p.m., officers responding to a burglar alarm at 11111 Florence observed three males spray painting graffiti on the rear wall of the business. The suspects fled into the freeway brush to elude officers. With the assistance of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter, all of the suspects were located and arrested for vandalism. All three suspects were juveniles from the cities of Bellflower and Norwalk and all three were later transported to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. Saturday, Oct. 8 At 9:00 p.m., officers arrested a male and female for robbery after they robbed a shopper at the Stonewood Shopping Center. The victim had just finished shopping and was walking to her car when the male suspect slapped her and pushed her to the ground. The suspect then fled with her purse and shopping bags to a waiting vehicle driven by a female. Officers located the suspects and their vehicle in the area of Florence and Mattock. Both suspects were positively identified by the victim and the victim's purse and some of her belongings recovered. Sunday, Oct. 9 At 8:00 p.m., officers responded to reports of gunshots in the area of Bellflower & Elm Vista. A single casing from a large caliber handgun was found in the roadway, but no victims, witnesses, or suspects were located. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: October 13, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 26