Crime Report

Thursday, April 18At 9:00 p.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred on Imperial at Ardis when a motorcyclist lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. The male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The accident is being investigated.

At 11:00 p.m., officers observed a man breaking into United Rentals located at 9609 Firestone. The man took approximately 75 pounds of copper wiring from the location. The male was arrested a short time later as he was attempting to leave with the loss. The suspect was booked for theft.

Saturday, April 20 At 11:30 a.m., a burglar attempted to break into a home in the 8200 block of Boyson, but was interrupted by the homeowner. The suspect ran from the scene and eluded capture, but a detective recognized the description of the suspect and a notice was sent out to surrounding law enforcement agencies. The suspect was eventually arrested by California State Parole Officers on Monday, April 22. The suspect was booked for Residential Burglary.

At 4:45 p.m., a shallow grave with a body was found on the embankment of the 105 freeway west of Lakewood Boulevard. Detectives conducted a homicide investigation with the assistance of the Los Angeles County Coroner. Through investigative means Downey Police Detectives were able to identify and arrest suspect Bryan Petty, 22 years old, transient who stayed in the area of the freeway. The suspect was booked into Los Angeles County Jail.

Wednesday, April 24 At 1 p.m., a burglary occurred in the 7900 block of Dalen. A witness reported seeing two males go into the rear yard of a residence. Officers arrived and contacted a male who ran out of the house. The male was arrested down the street after a short foot chase. A second suspect was located inside the residence hiding under a bed. Both suspects were arrested and booked for burglary.

Saturday, April 27 At 4 p.m., officers responded to Independence Park regarding a male suspect who was harassing several female subjects inside of the park. When a coach asked the suspect to leave, the subject produced a pocket knife and threatened the coach with it. Officers located the suspect a short distance away from the park. He was arrested for threatening to stab the coach.

Sunday, April 28 At 11:45 p.m., officers responded to a family fight inside of an apartment in the 11900 block of Lakewood Blvd. The two adult residents, who are also brothers, were engaged in an argument when one of the brothers armed himself with a kitchen knife and tried to stab the victim. The victim was able to avoid being stabbed, and officers took the suspect into custody for assault with a deadly weapon. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: May 2, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 03