Crime Report

Thursday, Feb. 23At 8:30 p.m., witnesses reported seeing the passenger in a vehicle firing gunshots into the air as the vehicle drove in the area of Downey Ave. and Adoree St. Officers found five bullet casings in the street, but no victims or damage were located. The suspects fled the area before police arrived. At 10:30 p.m., a citizen reported that someone had crashed into the "Welcome to Downey" sign located on the center median at Florence Ave. west of Studebaker Rd. After striking the sign, the driver fled the area. Saturday, Feb. 25 At around 12:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 9900 block of Kristen Ave. in reference to a fight call. Upon arrival, an adult male subject was found unconscious in the street. As a result of the officer's investigation, it was discovered the man found in the street had been assaulted after trying to break-up an altercation between another group of subjects. A 22-year-old Downey man was arrested for aggravated assault and transported to the Los Angeles County Jail. The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for his injuries. At 2:00 a.m., during an argument in the parking lot at 13250 Woodruff Ave., a suspect intentionally struck a patron and a security guard with his vehicle. Both victims suffered only minor injuries and the suspect fled the scene. When caught, the suspect will face felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle). Detectives are investigating. Sunday, Feb. 26 At 3:30 a.m., officers responded to the 12500 block of Bellder Dr. in reference of a possible robbery. Upon arrival it was discovered a female victim had been robbed of her purse. During the incident the suspect had also lifted and carried the victim approximately 300 feet. Officers searched the area and located the suspect hiding in nearby bushes. The suspect, a 21-year-old Downey man, was booked and transported to the Los Angeles County Jail. Monday, Feb. 27 At around 7:40 p.m., a resident in the 8200 block of Brunache St. called to report that her home had been burglarized earlier in the day. Apparently she had arrived home after being gone for several hours and discovered that her homes interior had been ransacked. Several personal items including jewelry, electronics, and cash had been taken. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: March 01, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 46