Crime Report

Thursday, March 29At 7:30 a.m., Downey officers assisted the California Highway Patrol in capturing an auto theft suspect in the 8500 block of Devenir. The suspect fled on foot after crashing the car, but was soon found hiding in the residential area by Downey police officers. He was arrested and turned over to the custody of the Highway Patrol.

At 1:00 p.m., a female was alone inside her apartment bedroom in the 7300 block of Florence when she realized a burglar had entered her residence. The woman scared off the suspect by screaming as he attempted to open her bedroom door. The suspect fled prior to police arrival.

Friday, March 30 Detectives are investigating a burglary of computer equipment that occurred at St. Mathias High School (7851 Gardendale) on the evening of March 29th. Property was stolen from various classrooms.

Saturday, March 31 At 4:00 p.m., officers arrested a man in the Stonewood Shopping Center parking lot after he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun. The suspect brandished the handgun during an argument with another patron. Nobody was injured.

Sunday, April 1 At 1:00 a.m., an officer was assaulted as he attempted to break up a fight at the Downey Elks Lodge (11233 Woodruff). Nobody was seriously injured during the altercation; however, officers arrested one man for being drunk in public and another man for assault on a police officer.

At 3:30 a.m., someone shot at a home in the 8500 block of Eucalyptus. Two bullets hit the home, but nobody was injured. Detectives are investigating.

At 12:15 p.m., a man was robbed of his bicycle on the Rio Hondo River Channel by a male who simulated having a handgun in his waistband. With the help of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's helicopter, both the suspect and his female accomplice were arrested.

Monday, April 2 At 3:00 a.m., officers responded to a home invasion call in the 11000 block of Newville where several suspects broke into the victim's home and held him at gunpoint while ransacking his apartment. The suspects took several items and fled the scene prior to police arrival. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: April 5, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 51