Crime Report

Friday, April 25 At 9:15 p.m., officers responded to “Handi-Mart” Liquor (11837 Lakewood) regarding a robbery investigation. Officers contacted the victim who reported a adult male entered the store, selected alcohol, and began to exit without paying. When the victim asked the suspect to pay for the selected items the suspect assaulted the victim and ran out of the store. The victim did not suffer any injuries and short while later the suspect was located and arrested.


At 10:50 p.m. officers from the Bell Police Department requested our K9 Officer and his partner “Dash” for a search of a vehicle. “Dash” located 11.9 grams of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle’s engine compartment. The suspect was arrested by Bell Police Department.


Saturday, April 26

At 4:25 a.m., officers responded to the area of Florence and Fairford regarding a traffic collision. When officers arrived they saw a bicyclist had been struck by a semi-truck at the intersection. The bicyclist was transported to a local trauma

center for treatment and is listed in critical condition. The cause of the collision is currently under investigation.


At 9:00 a.m., officers responded to the area of Lakewood and Firestone regarding a subject causing a disturbance. A motorist called to report that a transient had damaged their vehicle by throwing an unknown object at them as they drove through the intersection. The object struck the car on the front fender, causing a small dent. Officers located the suspect, who was identified by the victim and placed under arrest for vandalism.


Sunday, April 27

At 6:00 a.m., officers responded to the area of Orizaba and Stewart & Gray regarding a hit and run traffic collision. Witnesses reported the suspect vehicle was last seen driving in the 8000 block of Stewart & Gray, with the victim following. Officers contacted the suspect and determined the driver was under the influence of an intoxicating substance. The driver was arrested.


Monday, April 28

At 4:05 p.m., officers responded to the area of Old River School Rd and Neo St, regarding a traffic collision investigation. When officers arrived they discovered the 2 of the 3 occupants in the single vehicle collision suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. The 2 victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries. Detectives responded and conducted an investigation. Preliminary investigation revealed a possible suspect may have been known to the victims. Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Information provided by Downey Police Department.



Published: May 8, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 04