Crime Report

Thursday, Nov. 17At 2:00 p.m., two males were seen passing a television over a wall at an unoccupied home in the 8500 block of Lyndora and then driving off in a car. Officers were directed to the 13200 block of Barlin where they found the abandoned car. The suspects were not located, but the investigation determined they had stolen the television from a residential garage and were driving a stolen car that had been stolen earlier in Downey. Saturday, Nov. 19 At 2:00 a.m., officers responded to a fight in the rear parking lot of Kelly's Tavern (8148 Firestone) and located a 19-year-old South Gate resident and a 31-year-old Arizona resident who claimed to have been assaulted with baseball bats. Both had moderate injuries. The suspects fled prior to police arrival. Sunday, Nov. 20 At 11:45 a.m., a burglary was discovered at the Medicine Store (7816 Florence). During the night/early morning, suspect(s) cut a hole in the roof to gain access to the interior of the business and then stole prescription drugs. Thursday, Nov. 24 At 10:30 p.m., a 17-year-old intoxicated male threatened his mother with a pocket knife at their home in the 7100 block of Benares. The juvenile was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Friday, Nov. 25 At 1:00 a.m., two teenagers were robbed of their belongings as they walked on the north side of the Stonewood Shopping Center. The suspects claimed to have a gun and told the victims they would shoot them if they didn't hand over their property. The victims complied and the suspects then fled. At 2:00 p.m., officers arrested a man for robbery after he attempted to steal whiskey and beer from Rite Aid at 7859 Firestone and also attempted to assault store security. At 11:00 p.m., officers arrested a man for Grand Theft Auto in the 13400 block of Castana. After fleeing the scene, the suspect parked the stolen car in a nearby residential area where it was located and returned to the owner. Sunday, Nov. 26 At 12:00 a.m., two males armed with a handgun robbed a group of males playing basketball at Furman Park. During the robbery, one of the suspects shot at one of the victims who ran away from them. Nobody was injured. At 11:45 p.m., officers arrested a man for Grand Theft Auto after he was observed driving a stolen car near Lakewood and Stewart & Gray. The suspect ran from the vehicle when officers pulled him over, but he was soon found hiding in the backyard of a residence in the 8600 block of Mory. The vehicle was stolen from the City of Monterey Park two days earlier. Monday, Nov. 28 A commercial burglary occurred at the Boost Mobile shop located at 8722 Imperial. The owner was advised at 2:30 a.m. that the front window of the shop had been shattered. When he arrived he discovered the damage to the store and several merchandise items had been taken. Detectives are investigating. Tuesday, Nov. 29 An attempted robbery occurred in the parking lot of the Downey Landing at about 10:00 p.m. As the victim entered her vehicle, the suspect approached her and demanded her property. The victim screamed for help and the suspect fled the scene in a compact car. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: December 1, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 33