Friday, July 6: At 4:00 p.m., witnesses reported that several suspects were breaking into the coin operated machines inside a laundromat located in the 7300 block of Neo Street. Officers responded and detained three suspects inside the laundry room. Pry tools, as well as the loss from the machines were subsequently found on the suspects who were arrested and charged with burglary. At 6:15 p.m., the victim, a 70 year-old male, was the passenger in a car being driven by his 30 year-old son in the area of Imperial and Smallwood when the two became engaged in a physical altercation. As the car approached Imperial, the son pushed the victim out of the car and drove over his leg as the vehicle accelerated away from the scene. The victim suffered moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Detectives are investigating.
Saturday, July 7: At 11:30 p.m., the victims were walking in the area of Bellflower and Iowa Street when they were approached by several suspects. The suspects demanded to know what gang the two victims belonged to. When the victims stated that they were not a part of any gang, the suspects grabbed the hats the victims were wearing and fled in an awaiting vehicle.
Wednesday, July 11: At 12:37 a.m., officers responded to the 7200 block of Coolgrove Drive. They assisted Downey Fire Department with a house that was on fire. The garage and side of the residence sustained major damage. Officers provided traffic control. Infromation provided by the Downey Police Department
********** Published: July 12, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 13