Crime Report

Saturday, May 21At 9:30 a.m., officers responded to a house fire in the 8400 block of Byers. Investigators determined the fire was started by a candle. There were no injuries and no one was home at the time of the blaze. At 3:50 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a routine traffic violation in the area of Paramount and Puritan. A consensual search of the vehicle by the officers yielded a large quantity of illicit narcotics and several thousand dollars in cash. The suspect was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics. Sunday, May 22 At 2:10 p.m., a home invasion robbery occurred in the 11000 block of Leibacher. The victim was involved in a verbal dispute with her roommate's boyfriend the night before. The boyfriend subsequently returned the following afternoon with several subjects and took her property at gunpoint. The suspects fled with the loss. Monday, May 23 At 1:45 a.m., officers observed several subjects inside a stolen car near Florence and Little Lake. The suspects attempted to evade capture but were apprehended in the 11000 block of Quinn. The occupants immediately got out of the car and fled. Officers found one of the suspects, a 30-year-old Long Beach resident, hiding in a rear yard. She was taken into custody and charged with grand theft auto. Wednesday, May 25 At 5:30 a.m., Downey Gang Detectives assisted the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department with the service of a robbery arrest warrant in the11600 block of Coldbrook. The suspect was arrested without incident. Information provided by Downey Police Department.

********** Published: May 26, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 6