Crime Report

Thursday, Dec. 1Officers responded to Sussman Middle School in reference to a burglary report. It was discovered that sometime during the previous night an unknown suspect broke into the school and stole several computers. There is no suspect description. At around midnight, a male Downey resident was walking near Benedict and Imperial when he was approached by two male suspects in a black Ford Fusion. The suspects exited the vehicle and one brandished a handgun at the victim. The suspects took $500 and a cell phone from the victim before fleeing in the vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries during the incident. Sunday, Dec. 4 At around 8:30 p.m., a resident in the 10600 block of Horton Ave. returned home to find his residence had been burglarized during the day. On December 4th at around 1:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to Western Ave. and 5th Street regarding a hit and run traffic collision, where they discovered a 2010 Ford Expedition abandoned in the roadway. Further investigation revealed the vehicle had been taken a few minutes earlier during a carjacking on Old River School Road, north of Firestone Blvd. During that incident, the victim was driving on Old River School Road when a dark colored car swerved in front of her and stopped in the roadway. The suspect exited the car and approached the victim, pulling her from her vehicle before entering and driving away. It appears the suspect drove the victim's vehicle to Western and 5th Street, where he crashed and abandoned the car. Tuesday, Dec. 6 At around 6:30 p.m., two male Downey residents were sitting on a bench at Crawford Park when they were approached by a male suspect who pointed a small caliber handgun at the victims and demanded their personal belongings. After obtaining items from the victims, the suspect fled into the riverbed toward Bell Gardens. Downey police officers checked the area and located a suspect matching the description provided by the victims in Bell Gardens. The suspect was detained and arrested. He is described as a 16-year-old male Bell Gardens resident. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: December 8, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 34