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Cerritos Sheriff’s Station Weekly
Crime Summary

Updated November 8, 2017

October 23–29, 2017

There were 23 Part I crimes reported in Cerritos this past reporting period, resulting in an increase of five from the previous week. The following is a breakdown of crimes by category: two robberies, five residential burglaries, two commercial/other structure burglaries, two grand thefts, four vehicle thefts, and eight vehicle burglaries. Cerritos Station deputies made two felony arrests, six misdemeanor arrests, four warrant arrests, and issued 51 citations. The Sheriff’s dispatch center also received a total of 339 calls for service.

Robbery:

Bertha Street & Gridley Road (10/25—Evening): As the victim was standing by a park table, the suspects came up from behind. One of the suspects shouted to get the victim’s attention. When the victim turned around, the suspect demanded his property. The victim refused. The suspect lunged towards the victim, grabbing the victim’s keys and phone from the table. The victim demanded his property back. The suspect told the victim he should leave before he gets assaulted, then reached towards his waistband as though he were grabbing a weapon. The victim fled to his vehicle and the suspects fled on foot towards Gridley Road.
Ashworth Street & Gridley Road (10/24—Afternoon): The victim was walking towards the mall with her cellphone in her hand when she was approached by the suspects. One of the suspects asked the victim if she had a problem. The suspect then grabbed the phone out of the victim’s hand. The victim feared being assaulted by the suspects so she did not attempt to retrieve her phone. The suspects fled on foot down Ashworth Street.

Residential Burglary:

18600 block of Clyde Park Avenue (10/22-23—Unknown): The suspect(s) attempted to enter the home by punching holes in a rear window. Entry was not made.
19300 block of Stefani Avenue (10/24—Morning): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the glass to the rear sliding door. Valuables were stolen.
19400 block of Crossdale Avenue (10/24—Day): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the glass to the rear sliding door. It is unknown if anything was stolen.
19100 block of Allingham Avenue (10/24-27—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered the home via the rear sliding door, while the home was being fumigated. Stolen were valuables.
12000 block of Felson Place (10/21-24—Unknown): The suspect(s) attempted to enter the home by prying open the rear windows. Entry was not made.

Commercial/Other Structure Burglary:

13300 block of Artesia Boulevard (10/29—Morning): The suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the glass to the rear side door. It is unknown if anything was stolen.
12500 block of Artesia Boulevard (10/29—Morning): The suspect(s) entered the location by shattering the glass to the rear side door. It is currently unknown if anything was stolen.

 

Grand Theft:

239 Los Cerritos Center (10/25—Morning): The suspects entered the store while it was open for business and stole pairs of underwear and shorts.
10900 block of Alondra Boulevard (10/26—Evening): The suspects entered the store while it was open for business and stole several tools.

Grand Theft Auto:

10900 block of Alondra Boulevard (10/27—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 2003 Ford E150 parked in the parking lot.
12700 block of Towne Center Drive (10/27—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 2000 Honda Civic parked in the parking lot.
19600 block of Jeffrey Avenue (10/28—Overnight): The suspect(s) stole a 2016 Honda Pilot parked at the residence.
18300 block of Studebaker Road (10/20—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan parked in the parking lot.

Vehicle Burglary:

13500 block of Elgers Street (10/26-27—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2013 Nissan Leaf, parked at the residence, by prying open the door handle. Stolen was a revolver and keys.

13800 block of Acoro Street (10/28—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2008 Ford Expedition, parked at the residence, and stole an electronic device and flashlight. It is unknown how entry was made as there were no signs of forced entry.

10800 block of Alondra Boulevard (10/25—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 2015 GMC Savana, parked in the parking lot, by punching the door lock. Stolen was a backpack.

18400 block of Studebaker Road (10/26-27—Overnight): The suspect(s) entered a 2016 BMW M3, parked at the residence, by shattering a window. Stolen was an electronic device.

10800 block of Alondra Boulevard (10/26—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 2017 Honda Civic, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Stolen was a purse.

18400 block of Studebaker Road (10/26-27—Overnight): The suspect(s) entered a 2011 Mercedes GLK350, parked at the residence, by shattering a window. Stolen was an electronic device.

18400 block of Studebaker Road (10/26-27—Overnight): The suspect(s) entered a 2011 Honda CRV, parked at the residence, by shattering a window. Stolen was a bag containing water.

18400 block of Studebaker Road (10/26-27—Overnight: The suspect(s) entered a 2004 Dodge Caravan, parked at the residence, by shattering a window. Stolen was a bag containing paperwork.

Simple Prevention Tips:

  • Never leave your car running or the keys in the ignition when you are away from it, even for "just a minute."
  • 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 plain view.
  • 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 busy, well-lighted areas.
  • 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. Do the same when you take your car for repairs.
  • Do not leave keys in the vehicle.

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!
  • Install driveway motion sensor lights.

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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