Crime Report

Thursday, May 5At 10:30 a.m., an officer patrolling the Downey Cemetery noticed approximately 28 headstones knocked over. The vandalism likely occurred during the previous night. No headstones were taken and no suspects were seen. Friday, May 6 At 5:45 p.m., a 20-year-old Downey man was arrested in the 8100 block of Devenir after he made criminal threats against his neighbor during an argument. Nobody was physically injured, but the suspect is facing felony criminal charges. Sunday, May 8 At 1:00 a.m., an adult male and female from the City of Torrance were struck in the head by glass as they attempted to flee Vasilios nightclub (7931 Firestone) when a fight broke out inside. Both received minor injuries and were treated at a local hospital. Detectives are investigating. At 2:00 p.m., officers arrested three adult Downey residents inside an apartment in the 8000 block of 7th Street during a trespass investigation. Two of the occupants were found to be in possession of narcotics and the third occupant was arrested for traffic warrants. Tuesday, May 10 At 8:40 p.m., an armed robbery occurred in the 11000 block of Downey Avenue. As the victim was entering her vehicle a male suspect pointed a handgun at her and demanded her purse. The victim complied and the suspect fled eastbound through an alley out of sight. Wednesday, May 11 At 11:45 a.m., a bank robbery occurred at the Banco Popular, located at 11101 La Reina. A male suspect entered the bank and presented the teller with a demand note. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot. No one was injured during the incident. The Detective Bureau and the FBI are investigating. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: May 12, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 4