Crime Report

Friday, Jan. 18: Officers responded to Wilderness Park at 7:30 A.M., where a City of Downey employee reported the theft of copper wiring from various light poles and electrical boxes within the park. The loss/damage was estimated at $12,000. Detectives are investigating. Saturday, Jan. 19: A residential burglary was reported in the 8600 block of 7th St. at 6:30 P.M. The residents came home to find their front door pried open and items removed from the residence. Detectives are investigating.

Sunday, Jan. 20: At 10:30 A.M., officers responded to the intersection of Bellflower Blvd and Lakewood Blvd regarding a report of a "strong arm" robbery. The victim reported she had been pushed to the ground by an adult male suspect. Once she was on the ground, the suspect pulled the victim's necklace from around her neck. The suspect fled on foot with the loss. Detectives are investigating.

Friday, Jan. 25: At 10:50 P.M., an adult male was robbed at gunpoint in the driveway of his residence in the 7300 block of Cleargrove Dr., by two masked suspects. The victim believes he was followed home from his business in a neighboring city. Detectives are investigating.

Saturday, Jan. 27 At 8:20 A.M., the City's exterior lighting contractor was at Wilderness Park when he observed a subject attempting to pry the cover from the underground electrical vault. The suspect entered a pick-up truck and fled. Detectives are investigating.

At 7:30 P.M., four victims were sitting at a picnic table inside of Brookshire Park (12547 Brookshire Ave) when they were approached by two suspects. One suspect asked the victims what gang they were from as he brandished a handgun. The suspect then demanded the victims' property and struck one of the victims on the head with the pistol. The suspect took the victim's property and both suspects fled on foot. Detectives are investigating.

At 10:07 P.M., a Downey Police officer located a stolen vehicle traveling eastbound on Firestone Blvd at Patton Rd. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to yield, and a vehicle pursuit ensued east on Firestone Blvd to Imperial Hwy. The fleeing vehicle ultimately collided into another occupied vehicle at the intersection of Imperial Hwy and Valley View, in the City of La Mirada. The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was captured. The driver of the other vehicle in the collision complained of pain to his lower back, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Tuesday, Jan. 29: At 11:30 A.M., officers responded to the LA Fitness located at 12074 Lakewood Blvd, regarding a suspect breaking into vehicles. When officers arrived they spoke with an off-duty Police Officer who provided them with follow up information. Through investigative means officers were able to locate the suspect inside his residence. The suspect was arrested and booked for Vehicle Burglary.

********** Published: January 31, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 42