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Cerritos Sheriff’s Station Weekly
Crime Summary

Updated October 30, 2014

October 20–26, 2014

There were 18 Part I felony crimes reported in Cerritos this past week, a decrease of three from the previous week. The following is a breakdown of crimes by category: two robberies; five residential burglaries; one commercial/other burglary; two vehicle burglaries; two grand thefts; and six auto thefts. Deputies made four felony arrests, seven misdemeanor arrests, two warrant arrests, and issued 147 traffic citations. The Sheriff's dispatch center also received a total of 298 calls for service, a substantial increase over this year's weekly average of 265 calls.

Robbery:

17200 block Norwalk Blvd (10/20, 5:24 p.m.): Two suspects accosted woman loading items in her trunk and stole two purses containing $5,100 in cash.
Cabrillo Ln & Eberle St (10/25, 2 p.m.): Suspect pushed victim off skateboard and fled with it.

Residential Burglary:

17900 block Kay Ct (10/20): Suspect shattered rear sliding door. Suspect possibly frightened off by audible alarm.
16300 block Flat Peak Ln (10/24, 3:24 a.m.): Suspect possibly entered residence through unlocked kitchen window. Victim heard noise downstairs and upon investigating observed keys to a vehicle parked in the driveway missing and then found that his vehicle was also missing.
17200 block Stowers Ave (10/24, 8 p.m.): Homeowner's brother was checking on the residence while his brother was out of town. Upon arrival he observed lights on in the house and upon entry found a male suspect inside. The suspect fled and apparently no property was stolen.
12400 block Sunnycreek Ln (10/18-25): Suspect kicked in front door and ransacked bedrooms. Loss unknown.
12600 block Park St (10/26): Suspect kicked in front door and stole jewelry from bedroom dresser.

Commercial/Other Burglary:

11300 block South St (10/26): Two suspects entered a storage room at a toy store, put $10,000 worth of electronics in two shopping carts, exited through an emergency exit, and entered a waiting vehicle and fled.

Vehicle Burglary:

13300 block Beach St (10/21, 4 p.m.): Window shattered on Chevy Tahoe and purse stolen from floorboard.
11100 block Artesia Blvd (10/25): Window shattered on Chevy Traverse and purse and camera stolen from floorboard.

Grand Theft:

19400 block Roseton Ave (10/26): During overnight hours archery equipment valued at over $2,000 stolen from the bed of a pickup parked on the street in front of the victim's residence.
11300 block Artesia Blvd (10/21): Two suspects drove off with gas nozzle from service station pump.

Grand Theft Auto

17700 block Center Court Dr (10/22): '13 Chevy Tahoe stolen and recovered same day in Norwalk.
12700 block Towne Center Dr (10/22): '96 Honda Accord stolen from Walmart parking lot.
13400 block Village Dr (10/23-24): '00 Honda Civic stolen and recovered 10/24 in Cerritos partially stripped.
13500 block Village Dr (10/23-24): '99 Honda Civic stolen from apartment parking lot.
200 Los Cerritos Mall (10/24): '90 Honda Accord stolen and recovered same day in Long Beach.
300 Los Cerritos Mall (10/24): '12 Honda Accord stolen from parking lot.

The City's safety website, safercerritos.com, has an extensive library of crime prevention tips, disaster preparedness information, and a variety of links to other relevant sites. On the website you can join the City's Virtual Block Club, regularly keep abreast of crime trends, and use the knowledge to protect yourself, your family, and your property. Neighborhood Watch works, and in partnership with Cerritos Sheriff's deputies you can significantly reduce your risk of becoming a crime victim. If you "see something, say something," and call the Cerritos Sheriff's at (562) 860-0044.

Crime Prevention Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Cerritos residents are invited to attend a crime prevention town hall meeting at the Cerritos Senior Center on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Our Community Safety Division staff will conduct a Crookology 101 presentation and provide prevention strategies for the most common crimes committed in Cerritos over the past several years. Also come and meet Captain William Cicchillo, our recently assigned station commander, who will provide information about the Sheriff's crime fighting efforts.

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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