Crime Report

Thursday, Jan. 27At 11:30 p.m., two taggers fled from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) after they were seen writing graffiti on the freeway in the area of Florence and Little Lake. Downey officers located the suspects and turned them over to the custody of the Highway Patrol for booking. Friday, Jan. 28 At 7:30 p.m., a stolen vehicle was recovered and the driver arrested after an officer stopped the vehicle for a minor traffic violation. The driver, a 25-year-old South Gate man, was arrested for Grand Theft Auto. Saturday, Jan. 29 At 7:40 p.m., officers arrested a 20-year-old Downey man after he led officers on a short vehicle pursuit through Downey driving a stolen car. The suspect eventually pulled over and surrendered in the area of Brookshire and Orange. He was booked for Grand Theft Auto. Sunday, Jan. 30 At 7:20 p.m., a 16-year-old juvenile from Downey was arrested in the 11900 block of Lakewood after an officer found that he was carrying several Ecstasy pills in his pocket. The suspect was booked and later transported to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. Tuesday, Feb. 1 At 11:30 a.m., officers responded to 11543 Paramount (All Nations Baptist Church) regarding a burglary at the location. The suspect(s) spray painted on the walls of the church and committed other acts of vandalism. The loss is unknown at this time. Detectives are investigating. Saturday, Feb. 5 At 12:30 a.m., officers went to 9559 Imperial Highway (Hully Gully Bar) concerning an assault. The victim had been hit over the head with a beer bottle following a verbal altercation. Officers contacted the suspect at his residence and after positive identification by the victim, arrested him for assault. At 4:00 a.m., several friends were sitting in a parked car in the 13000 block of Ibetson when three suspects approached them on foot. One suspect got into the car, grabbed a laptop computer from one of the victims and fled on foot. Sunday, Feb. 6 At 3:25 a.m., a suspect entered into a home in the 12300 block of Samoline by climbing through the front window of a residence. The suspect armed himself with several kitchen knives and began yelling and knocking on a bedroom door. After a few minutes, the suspect walked out of the house and was arrested by officers. The residents were not injured. At 6:00 p.m., officers responded to the front of 8060 Florence regarding a fight in progress. The suspect punched the victim in the face, and threatened to kill him. He then punched a second victim, who was jogging by the location. When officers tried to detain him, the suspect attempted to assault the officers. He was taken into custody without further incident and was charged with assault. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: February 10, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 43