Saturday, Sept. 8At 7:30 a.m., officers arrested a female transient for trespassing at the Care More Medical facility (10000 Lakewood) after she refused to vacate the premises. Officers took her to a local hospital to get medical attention and issued her a citation.
Sunday, Sept. 9 At 8:30 a.m., officers were called to McDonald's at Lakewood/Florence after the same female transient that was arrested the previous day at the CareMore facility threw a trash can lid at a customer. Officers found the woman acting irrational and took her to a local hospital for an evaluation. Representatives from People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a non-profit organization that helps homeless individuals become self-sufficient, were contacted and are attempting to help the woman as well.
At 9:30 a.m., officers arrested a male adult after officers observed him spray painting graffiti on a wall in the Rio Hondo River Channel at Florence Avenue. He was booked for misdemeanor vandalism. Two other subjects were questioned, identified, and released.
At 9:40 p.m., a verbal argument between two customers in the drive-thru of In-N-Out resulted in a 31-year-old male being arrested for threatening the other customer with a machete. The suspect drove away from the scene after the argument, but officers stopped him a short time later. Officers found the machete in the suspect's truck and arrested him for brandishing the machete in a threatening manner. Nobody was injured.
Infromation provided by the Downey Police Department
********** Published: September 13, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 22