Friday, March 25At 6:00 p.m., officers pursued a vehicle southbound on Paramount Boulevard to the 105 Freeway after the driver sped away during a traffic stop for investigation of drug sales. The suspects eluded capture but detectives are attempting to identify them. At midnight, a suspected drunk driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree in the 12100 block of Paramount Boulevard. Three passengers were treated for minor injuries, but the driver received serious injuries and is being cared for at a local hospital. He faces a drunken driving charge upon recovery. Saturday, March 26 At 5:45 p.m., officers assisted bail recovery agents in the 10200 block of Horley after they arrested a wanted felon for narcotics warrants. Between 9:00 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., officers held a DUI checkpoint on Imperial Highway at Rives. 1,400 drivers were screened for alcohol consumption resulting in 7 arrests for drunk driving. Sunday, March 27 At 6:00 p.m., a property owner in the 9700 block of Richeon was cleaning his vacant residence to prepare it for renting when he came upon a substantial amount of cocaine inside of the home's garage. Detectives are investigating. Wednesday, March 30 At 8:45 a.m., officers arrested three suspects for a residential burglary in the 13200 block of Fidler. Officers stopped the suspects leaving the area and discovered numerous items stolen from the residence inside their vehicle. At 1:00 a.m., officers responded to a call of a suicidal male in the 8300 block of Gardendale. The depressed man armed himself with a rifle and locked himself in a room. After initially refusing to come out, the man put down his weapon and came out of the dwelling. He was transported to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Information provided by Downey Police Department.
********** Published: March 31, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 50