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Cerritos Sheriff's Station Weekly
Crime Summary

Updated July 20, 2017

June 26–July 2, 2017

There were 27 Part I felony crimes reported in Cerritos this past reporting period, resulting in a decrease of one from the previous week. The following is a breakdown of crimes by category: one robbery, one aggravated assault, seven residential burglaries, two commercial/other structure burglaries, two grand thefts, two vehicle thefts, and 12 vehicle burglaries. Cerritos Station deputies made four felony arrests, four misdemeanor arrests, two warrant arrests, and issued 93 citations. The Sheriff’s dispatch center also received a total of 472 calls for service.

Robbery:

11300 block of South Street (06/27—Evening): The victim was sitting outside at a table when the unknown suspect came up from behind and grabbed the strap of her purse. The victim held onto her purse as the suspect continued to pull on the strap, causing her to fall on the ground. The suspect dragged the victim by the purse for a few feet before finally giving up and fleeing in a vehicle.

Aggravated Assault:

239 Los Cerritos Center (07/01—Evening): The victims were driving through the parking lot to exit the mall, when the known suspect came up from behind them and started ramming the victim’s vehicle with his vehicle. After making the victim’s vehicle spin out, the suspect fled the location.

Residential Burglary:

17300 block of Maria Avenue (06/30—Morning): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering a rear window. It is currently unknown if anything was stolen.
13600 block of Rose Street (06/28—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the rear sliding door. It is currently unknown if anything was stolen.
12800 block of Arabella Street (06/28—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the rear sliding door. A pistol was stolen.
18900 block of Rochelle Avenue (06/28—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the rear sliding door. It is currently unknown if anything was stolen.
12400 block of Eckelson Street (06/27—Morning): The suspect(s) entered the attached garage of the home by kicking in the side garage door. It is currently unknown if anything was stolen.
13300 block of Rose Street (06/26—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the attached garage of the home via the garage door that was left open. A pressure washer, lawn mower, and tools were stolen.
4600 block of Santiago Drive (06/18-25—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered the home by kicking open a second story balcony door. Valuables were stolen.

 

Commercial/Other Structure Burglary:

19100 block of Bloomfield Avenue (07/01-02—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered the location by breaking the lock off of a rear door. U.S. currency and a credit card machine were stolen.
11400 block of South Street (06/25-26—Overnight): The suspect(s) entered the location by shattering a side door. Beauty products were stolen.

Grand Theft:

11500 block of South Street (06/28—Afternoon): The suspects stole various items from the store. Store loss prevention detained the suspect and recovered the items. The suspects were arrested.
15900 block of Indian Creek Road (06/28—Afternoon): The suspect stole makeup products from a package that had been delivered.

Grand Theft Auto:

239 Los Cerritos Center (07/01—Evening): The suspect(s) attempted to steal a 2004 Chevrolet Express parked in the parking lot.
17900 block of Laurelbrook Place (06/27-28—Overnight): The suspect(s) stole a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 parked in the driveway of the residence.

Vehicle Burglary:

13000 block of Carolyn Street (06/30—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2006 Acura TSX, parked at the residence, by shattering a window. A wallet and backpack were stolen.
18600 block of Bloomfield Avenue (07/01—Afternoon): The suspect(s) entered a Kia Sorento, parked at the location, by shattering a window. A tote bag, backpack, and lunch bag were stolen.
12700 block of Caravel Place (07/02—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2010 Honda Element, parked at the residence, and stole a tote bag, tools, and vehicle paperwork. It is unknown how entry was made as there were no signs of forced entry.
12900 block of 183rd Street (07/01—Day): The suspect(s) entered a 2009 Honda CRV, parked in the parking structure, by shattering a window. Nothing appeared to be stolen.
11800 block of Del Amo Boulevard (06/26—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 1997 Toyota 4Runner, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. A wallet was stolen.
13100 block of Acoro Place (06/30—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2016 Lexus SUV, parked at the residence, by shattering a window. A backpack was stolen.
11800 block of Del Amo Boulevard (06/26—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 2011 Honda Civic, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. A purse was stolen.
11900 block of South St (06/27—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 2017 BMW 340I, parked in the parking lot, and stole golf clubs. It is unknown how entry was made as there were no signs of forced entry.
19700 block of Bloomfield Avenue (07/01—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2015 Honda CRV, parked in the parking lot. It is unknown how entry was made or what was stolen.
19700 block of Bloomfield Avenue (07/02—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2009 Mercedes ML350, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. It is unknown what was stolen.
19700 block of Bloomfield Avenue (07/02—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a Subaru Forester, parked in the parking lot. It is unknown how entry was made or what was stolen.

Simple Vehicle Burglary and Theft Prevention Tips

  • Do not leave keys in the vehicle.
  • Always roll up the windows, close the sunroof, and lock the car, even if it is in front of your home.
  • Do not leave the garage door opener in vehicle.
  • Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked. Put them in the trunk or at least out of sight.
  • Do not move valuable items to the trunk while in public view.
  • Remove portable electronic devices such as smart phones and GPS navigation systems, including suction cup or bean bag type mount. Even the visible appearance of a suction cup ring on the glass windshield can be an enticement to a thief to break in and look for the GPS system.
  • Park in a busy, well-lighted area.
  • Carry the registration and insurance card with you. Do not leave personal identification documents or credit cards in your vehicle.
  • When you pay to park in a lot or garage, leave just the ignition or valet key with the attendant. Make sure no personal information is attached. Do the same when you take your car for repairs.

Add Extra Protection:

Install a mechanical locking device—commonly called clubs, collars, or j-bars—that lock to the steering wheel, column, or brake to prevent the wheel from being turned more than a few degrees. Use it!

License plates are also frequently stolen and used on stolen cars involved in other crimes. Get in the habit of checking your plates when you drive. A few drops of solder on the bolts or blurring the threads can help safeguard your plates.

If you see suspicious person(s) or activity in your neighborhood or business, call Cerritos Sheriff’s Station at (562) 860-0044 or 911 immediately. It is a good idea to keep the Sheriff’s Station phone number stored in your cell phone for quick reference.

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Criminals are deterred by informed, vigilant, and involved citizens. Remember—see something, say something.

Opportunities

Volunteers on Patrol Wanted

Looking for an interesting and useful way to serve your community? You may want to consider becoming a Sheriff's Volunteer on Patrol. Patrolling the City in distinctly marked vehicles, VOPs assist with crime suppression, traffic control, vacation checks, special events and park patrols. They serve as additional "eyes and ears" for the Sheriff's Department and train as first responders in the event of a major emergency or disaster.

For more information, contact the City of Cerritos Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266, or visit the Division office at the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station to obtain an application.

Neighborhood Watch Works—
Block Captains Wanted

Neighborhood Watch Block Captains are also a valuable and important way to serve your community and neighborhood. Block Captains serve as a liaison between residents and our Sheriff’s Department by networking with neighbors, distributing information about crime incidents and trends, and providing feedback to our law enforcement personnel. Anyone interested in becoming a Block Captain is encouraged to contact the Cerritos Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266.

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