Friday, Dec. 7: At 7:48 P.M., an armed robbery occurred in the 8800 block of Rosecrans. The adult male victim went to a business to confront the owner regarding a faulty computer the victim had purchased. While the victim was inside the business, the owner and several other male suspects began to physically assault him. The owner and two other suspects brandished handguns and threatened the victim. Detectives are investigating. Just after 10:00 P.M. officers responded to a "home invasion" robbery that occurred in the 8400 block of Alameda. The victim and her juvenile son were inside their residence when male suspects kicked in the front door, armed with handguns. The adult female victim was tied up while the suspects ransacked the residence. The suspects ultimately fled with a small amount of currency, jewelry, and a laptop computer. The victim owns a business in another city and it is believed the suspects may have followed her home from the business. The victim and her son were not injured. Detectives are investigating.
Saturday, Dec. 8: At 10:00 A.M., officers responded to the 13600 block of Earnshaw regarding a report of gunshots being heard. Officers located 4 empty shell casings, however no suspects were seen. A gunshot victim later responded to a local hospital. The victim is in stable condition. Detectives are investigating.
Sunday, Dec. 9: At 12:31 A.M. a traffic collision occurred on Firestone at Pangborn, when two vehicles collided into a diesel tractor (no trailer). Both of the trucks' fuel tanks ruptured and the tractor became engulfed in flames. The fire department responded to extinguish the fire. All parties sustained only minor injuries. L.A. County Hazardous Materials Team and Downey Public Works personnel were notified and responded due to the fuel spill. A "Sig-Alert" was broadcast, and Firestone remained closed until 2:00 P.M. to allow for clean-up.
Tuesday, Dec. 11: At 1:30 P.M., officers were called to the 10000 block of Cord Avenue regarding a burglary investigation. Officers spoke with a witness who reported 2 suspicious males and a suspicious vehicle, at a neighbor's residence. Officers located 2 suspects in the back yard of a nearby residence and when officers attempted to contact them, they fled on foot. Officers searched the area and ultimately located and arrested the 2 suspects for residential burglary. The vehicle was also located and the driver was also arrested. The suspects were booked for burglary. Detectives are investigating. Information provided by the Downey Police Department
********** Published: December 13, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 35