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Cerritos Sheriff's Station Weekly
Crime Summary

Updated February 23, 2017

February 6 – 12, 2017

There were 37 Part I felony crimes reported in Cerritos this past reporting period, resulting in an increase of nine from the previous week. The following is a breakdown of crimes by category: two robberies, one aggravated assault, six residential burglaries, two commercial/other structure burglaries, four grand thefts, seven vehicle thefts, and 15 vehicle burglaries. Cerritos Station deputies made five felony arrests, 19 misdemeanor arrests, four warrant arrests, and issued 52 citations. The Sheriff’s dispatch center also received a total of 389 calls for service.

Robbery:

12600 block of South Street (02/11—Morning): The informant was standing behind the counter when the suspects came running into the pharmacy. They ran behind the counter and demanded pills. The informant pointed to the shelves and the suspects placed several bottles into a bag. The suspects ran out of the pharmacy and into a waiting vehicle.
15900 block of Piuma Avenue (02/06—Morning): The victim was standing outside of the location when the suspect approached him. The suspect pointed an object at the victim and demanded his wallet. The victim saw the suspect was holding a flashlight and began to fight with the suspect. The victim was able to pin the suspect to the ground until he finally gave up. The victim let the suspect up and he fled on foot.

Aggravated Assault:

Alondra Boulevard & Carmenita Road (02/08—Morning): The victims stated the unknown suspect became enraged with them after they drove around his vehicle with their vehicle. The suspect became upset and made attempts to strike the victim’s vehicle with his own. When the victims stopped at a red light, the suspect drove his vehicle into the victim’s vehicle causing damage. The suspect fled but was later arrested by Cerritos deputies.

Residential Burglary:

19100 block of Kay Avenue (02/10—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the rear sliding door. It is unknown what was stolen.
13500 block of Carolyn Place (02/08—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the rear sliding door. Stolen were valuables and US currency.
16700 block of Windward Avenue (02/07—Afternoon): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the glass on the front door. It is currently unknown if anything was stolen.
13600 block of Edgefield Street (02/07—Morning): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the rear sliding door. Stolen were shoes and cash.
13000 block of Essex Lane (02/03-06—Unknown): The suspect(s) attempted to enter the home by shattering a rear window. Entry was not made.
16900 block of Yvette Avenue (02/02-09—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the rear sliding door. It is currently unknown what was stolen.

 

Commercial/Other Structure Burglary:

18300 block of Gridley Road (02/06-07—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered the location and stole US currency. Entry was made through the front door that was possibly left unlocked.
17300 block of Edwards Road (02/06-07—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered the location by shattering a rear window. Stolen was an electric bike.

Grand Theft:

12600 block of Towne Center Drive (02/09—Evening): The suspects entered the electronics store while opened for business and stole cellphones and electronic devices.
239 Los Cerritos Center (02/08—Evening): The suspects entered the clothing store while opened for business and stole bottles of cologne.
239 Los Cerritos Center (02/08—Afternoon): The suspects entered the clothing store while opened for business and stole a stack of men’s clothing.
13800 block of Struikman Road (02/04—Evening): The suspect(s) stole empty cargo containers from the location.

Grand Theft Auto:

18400 block of Gridley Road (02/11—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 1999 Honda Accord from the parking lot.
19700 block of Falcon Circle (02/09—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe from the street in front of the residence.
239 Los Cerritos Center (02/09—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 1994 Nissan Altima from the parking lot.
13800 block of Struikman Road (02/04—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 1995 HYTR 3H3 trailer from the parking lot.
13800 block of Struikman Road (02/04—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 2004 SCIM S2J trailer from the parking lot.
13800 block of Struikman Road (02/04—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 2000 HYTR 3H3 trailer from the parking lot.
13800 block of Struikman Road (02/04—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 1999 Ajax Carrier trailer from the parking lot.

Vehicle Burglary:

17100 block of Harvest Avenue (02/12—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2004 Toyota Camry parked in the driveway of the residence and stole luggage and sunglasses. It is unknown how entry was made.
16700 block of Judy Way (02/11-12—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2005 Jeep Cherokee parked at the residence. Nothing appeared to be stolen and it is unknown how entry was made.
17300 block of Gerritt Avenue (02/11-12—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2008 Ford E350 parked in the driveway of the residence by punching the door lock. Stolen was a gas card.
13000 block of Beach Street (02/11 Day—Afternoon): The suspect(s) entered a 2000 Honda Accord parked in the driveway of the residence by shattering a window. Stolen was clothing and a purse.
19000 block of Pioneer Boulevard (02/11—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 2015 Lexus 200H parked in the parking lot by shattering a window. Stolen were a duffle bag, wallet, and sunglasses.
16400 block of Piuma Avenue (02/10—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2002 GMC Yukon parked in the parking lot by punching the door lock. Stolen was sports equipment.
18300 block of Studebaker Road (02/09—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 2013 Toyota Scion parked in the parking lot by shattering a window. Stolen was US currency.
20000 block of Cabrillo Lane (02/08—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2001 Toyota 4Runner parked in front of the residence and stole shoes and clothing. It is unknown how entry was made.
11900 block of Yearling Street (02/07-08—Overnight): The suspect(s) entered a 2011 Nissan Altima parked in the driveway of the residence and stole US currency. It is unknown how entry was made.
19900 block of Grayland Avenue (02/07-08—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2009 Ford Expedition parked in the driveway of the residence and stole US currency and phone chargers.
11800 block of Del Amo Boulevard (02/07—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 1994 Honda Accord parked on the street by shattering a window. Stolen was a purse.
17600 block of Palo Verde Avenue (02/06—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2005 Hyundai Tucson parked at the residence by shattering a window. It is unknown if anything was stolen.
13500 block of Village Drive (02/06-07—Overnight): The suspect(s) entered a 2004 Honda Civic parked at the residence by shattering a window. It is unknown if anything was stolen.
13500 block of Andy Street (02/06—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2005 Honda Civic parked in the driveway of the residence by shattering a window. Stolen was a Fast Track device.
18900 block of Presley Circle (Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a Honda Civic parked at the residence by shattering a window. It is currently unknown what was stolen.

Simple Prevention Tips

This week we had an increase in automobile burglaries. Automobile burglary prevention, like all crime prevention, involves limiting the criminal's ability and/or opportunity to commit the crime. With very little time and effort, you can make a huge difference in your vulnerability to auto burglary. 

It generally takes a mere few seconds to secure your valuables, but it will take only a few seconds more for a thief to break in and steal valuables.

The Sheriff’s Department recommends taking the following steps in protecting your property and to discourage would-be criminals from committing auto burglaries:

  • Do not leave valuable items visible in your car.
  • Close all windows and lock all doors before leaving your vehicle.
  • Park in well-lit, heavily populated areas.
  • Trust your instincts. If something does not feel right, find another place to park.
  • Avoid parking next to occupied vehicles.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not leave garage door openers in parked vehicles.
  • If you see any suspicious activity or individuals, please contact the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station immediately when you feel safe to do so by dialing 9-1-1 or 860-0044 (from cell phones).
  • Do not think your dark tinted windows will hide your valuables. Thieves often use flashlights to see through tint.
  • If you are parking your vehicle for several days, check on it periodically.

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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