Crime Report

Friday, Nov. 19At 9:00 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Lakewood & Bellflower boulevards whose occupants were suspected of calling in a false report of a kidnapping. During the investigation, the driver was found to be in possession of cocaine and the passenger admitted to making the false report. Both suspects were arrested. At midnight, officers detained a 20-year-old Bellflower man after seeing him run through traffic lanes in the 9100 block of Imperial Highway, narrowly avoiding being hit by passing vehicles. The man was transported to Kaiser Hospital where he was treated for mental illness. Saturday, Nov. 20 At 2:30 a.m., a 20-year-old Paramount man was assaulted during a fight at the Tacos El Gavilan restaurant (7947 Florence). He was treated by paramedics at the scene and the suspects fled before police arrived. At 9:15 p.m., officers found a 20-year-old Los Angeles man unconscious and lying in the roadway in the 13600 block of Downey Avenue, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run traffic collision. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Detectives are seeking to identify the suspect. At 11:45 p.m., a 19-year-old Downey man was stabbed as he attempted to break up a fight between groups of party-goers outside a home in the 10200 block of Hopeland. The victim was transported to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment and is listed in stable condition. Detectives are investigating. Tuesday, Nov. 23 At 10:45 a.m., officers arrested a 19-year-old male for vandalizing sign poles with graffiti in the area of Paramount and 3rd Street. At 1:10 p.m., a robbery occurred at Crown Liquor (8035 Imperial Highway). Three suspects entered the store and approached the clerk. When the victim asked one of suspects for identification, the suspect told the victim he had a gun and threatened to shoot him. The suspects grabbed several food items and fled the scene on foot. A strong armed robbery occurred at 8:55 p.m., as the victim was walking in the 8600 block of Meadow Road. The suspect asked the victim if he could borrow his phone, then refused to return it. When the victim demanded the return of his phone, the suspect punched the victim in the face and fled the scene in a dark colored compact vehicle. Wednesday, Nov. 24 Just after 6:00 p.m., a suspect armed with a semi-auto handgun robbed the See's Candy store at 9811 Paramount Blvd., demanding money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled the scene with the loss. Sunday, Nov. 27 At about 1:20 a.m., two victims were walking on Lakewood Boulevard at Muller Street where they were confronted by three suspects, one simulating having a knife. The victims handed their property over to the suspects who fled in a vehicle. Officers quickly located and arrested all three suspects, who are from Bell Gardens. Officers recovered and returned the victims' property. Monday, Nov. 29 A 17-year-old victim male was riding his bicycle in the 11500 block of Paramount at around 7:00 p.m. when two suspects drove by and pushed him off his bicycle. One suspect exited the vehicle, simulated having a handgun, and took the victim's bike, placing it in his vehicle. The suspects drove northbound on Paramount out of sight. Wednesday, Dec. 1 At about 6:20 a.m., a victim pulled into her parking space in the 11600 block of Bellflower Blvd, where she was confronted by a male suspect armed with a handgun and demanding her cell phone. The victim complied and the suspect fled northbound on Bellflower Blvd. out of sight. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: December 2, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 33