Crime Report: June 2017

Friday, June 16:
Officers stopped a car in the 7900 block of Phlox that was wanted in an attempt burglary that occurred last month at a local jewelry store. Evidence was located in the vehicle further tying this car and the driver to the previous burglary. The driver, a 20-year-old Downey man, was arrested for burglary and his vehicle was impounded.

Officers responded to a theft call and located the getaway car driving in the area and attempted to stop it. The driver led officers on a brief vehicle pursuit before pulling over. Ultimately, officers arrested the driver, a 25-year-old female from Duarte, for evading and the passenger, a 25-year-old man from Downey, for stealing the lawn equipment. Because the driver also had her 15-month-old child in the back seat of her car during the pursuit, she will likely be charged with child endangerment as well.

During evening hours, officers from the Crime Impact Team provided extra patrol to the downtown area. Seven citations were issued for drinking alcohol in public and three subjects were issued citations for urinating in public.

Saturday, June 17:
Early Saturday morning, a couple standing by their parked car in the 10900 block of Downey were robbed by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun. After stealing a wallet and purse from the victims, the suspects fled the area and were not immediately located.

Sunday, June 18:
In the early evening, two men wearing all black clothing entered the Mobil Gas Station at 9000 Telegraph Road and robbed the business. One of the robbers was armed with a gun and jumped the counter to steal money from the cash register. Both suspects then ran out of the store and were not located.

Friday, June 23:
At about 1:30 p.m., detectives arrested two brothers for selling illegal fireworks to undercover detectives. Over 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks were seized from a residence in the 7300 block of Dinwiddie St. One suspect was booked for a misdemeanor charge of selling illegal fireworks and the other suspect was booked for a felony charge of possession (over 100 pounds) of illegal fireworks.

Saturday, June 24:
At 3:00 a.m., a drunk driver crashed into a power pole at the 105 Freeway and Bellflower Blvd. The crash caused a temporary power outage in the area. The driver sustained minor injuries and was arrested for driving under the influence.

Sunday, June 25:
At 3:00 a.m., a man was arguing with a woman outside the Hookah Lounge (8323 Firestone Blvd.) The woman then followed the victim to a nearby parking lot where she stabbed him once in the abdomen with a knife. The suspect fled in a black colored vehicle with two other females, but was not located. The suspect was treated at a local hospital and later released. Detectives are investigating.

At 4:30 p.m., a male suspect was in a traffic dispute with a female victim at Imperial Hwy and Brookshire Ave. The suspect became angry and drove his vehicle into the victim and her vehicle. The suspect fled the scene, but was located by officers nearby. The victim was not seriously injured. The 27-year-old suspect from Paramount was arrested for aggravated assault.