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Cerritos Sheriff’s Station Weekly
Crime Summary

Updated August 21, 2014

August 11–17, 2014

There were 16 Part I felony crimes reported in Cerritos this past week, an increase of three over the previous week. The following is a breakdown of crimes by category: one commercial robbery; one residential burglary, three commercial/other burglaries; one grand theft; four vehicle burglaries; and six reported auto thefts. Deputies made three felony arrests, ten misdemeanor arrests, two warrant arrests, and issued 165 traffic citations. The Sheriff's dispatch center also received a total of 252 calls for service which is less than this year's weekly average of 267.


12700 Towne Center Dr. (8/15 at 11:04 p.m.): A loss prevention officer observed the suspect stealing items and exiting the location. The loss prevention officer attempted to detain the suspect who fought with him, broke free, and fled in a white Ford Escape heading westbound and out of view. The suspect left behind a purse with the stolen items.

Residential Burglary:

13200 block Hart Pl. (8/17): Suspect was observed in the backyard trying to break in through a sliding glass door. Loss is undetermined at this time.

Commercial/Other Burglary:

12600 block Hiddencreek Way (8/8-8/11): Suspect(s) cut a hole in an exterior telecommunications room, then cut holes in drywall into three adjacent businesses. The loss at the location is unknown.
11900 block South St. (8/10-11): Suspect cut a hole in electrical room wall at a restaurant and stole a cash box, cash register, and $75.
10800 block Alondra Blvd. (8/16): Keys, debit card, and $40 were stolen from a locker at the fitness center.

Vehicle Burglary:
12000 block Bertha St. (8/2-8/5): The 3rd row seat was stolen from a GMC Denali.
11200 block Sharon St. (8/14): Camera equipment and external hard drives were stolen from a Hyundai Sonata.
17600 block Graystone Ave. (8/13-8/14): Keys, garage remote controls, GPS, and sunglasses were stolen from a Toyota Sienna.
100 Los Cerritos Center (8/16): Passenger door lock punched and a child car seat was stolen from a Chevy Tahoe.

Grand Theft:

16300 block Arthur St. (8/17): Two truck batteries valued at $1,200 were stolen.

Grand Theft Auto:

17300 block Grayland Ave. (8/11): Acura Integra stolen from driveway. Vehicle recovered, not stripped.
11400 block South St. (8/11): Honda Accord stolen from commercial parking lot.
12200 block Del Amo Blvd. (8/11- 8/12): Honda Accord stolen from church parking lot. Vehicle recovered, not stripped.
14100 block Park Pl. (8/11-8/13): Ford 500 stolen from industrial area parking lot. Vehicle recovered, not stripped.
12700 block Towne Center Dr. (8/13): Chevy Tahoe stolen from commercial parking lot. Vehicle recovered, partially stripped.
11200 block 183rd St. (8/16): Honda CRV stolen from restaurant parking lot.

The City's safety website,, 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.


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.

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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