Crime Report

Friday, May 11At 9:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 8600 block of Quinn St in reference to a residential burglary. The home owner advised that within the previous hour an unknown suspect forced entry into their residence through a rear door and ransacked the interior. The loss was unknown at the time of the report.

At 3:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 8100 block of Stewart and Gray Rd., in reference to a residential burglary. The home owner advised that between 7:30 a.m. and 2:55 p.m., an unknown suspect forced entry into the house and stole misc personal items.

At 10:00 p.m., officers responded to the 13000 block of Bellflower after a resident reported hearing the sounds of gunshots. While checking the area, officers heard a gunshot come from the rear yard of a residence. Ultimately, the homeowner admitted to shooting his handgun 4 to 5 times in his backyard. The gun was recovered and the homeowner was arrested for negligent discharge of a firearm, a felony.

Saturday, May 12 At 10:00 p.m., an unknown person spray painted a racial slur across the front doors of the Jehovah Congregation Building in the 12100 block of Woodruff. As a result of the follow-up investigation the suspect was identified. On Monday, May 14, the suspect was located and arrested for the crime. He was booked for felony vandalism and the case was presented to the District Attorney's Office for filing. One felony count of vandalism was filed against 54-year-old Robert Sanchez of Downey.

Tuesday, May 15 At 1:45 a.m., officers responded to the Downey Kaiser Permanente in reference to a possible gunshot victim inside the emergency room. Upon arrival they discovered a 17-year-old victim being treated for a gunshot wound to his arm. The victim stated earlier in the evening he was walking in the area of Alameda St. and Lakewood Blvd. when a black vehicle approached, traveling westbound on Alameda St. A male passenger in the vehicle fired 4 rounds from a handgun, striking the victim on his arm. The vehicle then sped away. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic suspect, in his 20's, wearing a gray sweater. The victim was treated for his injury and released. Detectives are investigating. Infromation provided by the Downey Police Department

********** Published: May 17, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 05