Crime Report

Friday, Jan. 20At 2:45 p.m., officers arrested two adult males for theft after they were observed stealing three metal posts from the City's private property in the 11900 block of Woodruff. A city worker observed the theft and directed officers to their location. One of the suspects was also found to be in possession of narcotics. The stolen property was recovered. Saturday, Jan. 21 At 2:00 a.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department Southeast Division stopped a vehicle in their jurisdiction that was wanted by the Downey Police Department in connection with a homicide that occurred on January 7th in the 12500 block of Old River School Road. Downey Detectives interviewed the two occupants of the vehicle and ultimately arrested both for the homicide. At 2:45 a.m., officers from the US Customs and Border Patrol in San Diego detained 29-year-old Jose Zapata of Downey on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Downey Police for an attempted homicide that occurred on November 19th, 2011, in the 11400 block of Horton. Downey Detectives had identified Suspect Zapata as the shooter in this case, but he had eluded capture. Detectives took custody of Zapata and drove him to the Downey Police Station where he was booked for attempted murder. Wednesday, Jan. 25 At 8:15 a.m., officers responded to a call of a residential burglary in progress at a vacant house in the 12000 block of Smallwood. When officers arrived, the suspects attempted to flee on foot, however, officers detained 6 juveniles, who were all truant and one adult. The investigation revealed there was no burglary at the home. The juveniles were cited for truancy and returned to school. The adult was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: January 26, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 41