Cerritos Sheriff's Station Weekly
Updated November 16, 2015
November 2 – 8, 2015
There were 20 Part I felony crimes reported in Cerritos this past reporting period, a decrease of five from the previous week. The following is a breakdown of crimes by category: five residential burglaries, four vehicle burglaries, five vehicle thefts, and six grand thefts. Cerritos Station deputies made four misdemeanor arrests, six felony arrests, three warrant arrests, and issued 52 citations. The Sheriff’s dispatch center also received a total of 208 calls, a decrease from the 2015 weekly average of 250.
17700 block of Leslie Avenue (11/03—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering a rear sliding door. Valuables and electronic devices were stolen.
13000 block of Beach Street (11/02—Morning): The suspect(s) entered the home through an unlocked front door. Several electronic devices were stolen.
13700 block of Beach Street (10/25 - 31—Unknown): The unknown suspect(s) entered the home by prying open a set of rear French doors. Home appliances and home décor were stolen.
12300 block of Semora Street (Attempt - 11/05 - Afternoon): The unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter the home via the rear windows. Entry was not made into the home but the window screens were found removed and on the ground.
16900 block of Leslie Avenue (11/04—Evening): The unknown suspect(s) entered the home by shattering a rear door. Valuables and U.S. currency were stolen.
11100 block of 183rd Street (11/02—Afternoon): Two unknown female suspects entered the store, while it was open for business, and stole several purses that were on display. While fleeing from the store’s loss prevention officers, the suspects dropped all the purses in the parking lot.
12600 block of Towne Center Drive (11/03—Afternoon): The unknown male suspect entered the store, while it was open for business, and stole electronic devices that were on display.
239 Los Cerritos Center (11/07—Afternoon): The unknown suspect(s) stole a duffle bag that was in the rear of a vehicle that had its doors open. The victim was sitting in the vehicle at the time of the theft; however, he had his back turned to the bag.
16900 block of Jeanette Avenue (10/30 - 11/02—Unknown): The unknown suspect(s) stole various tools from an unlocked toolbox which was mounted to the rear of a truck bed.
342 Los Cerritos Center (11/05—Evening): The unknown suspect(s) entered the store, while it was open for business, and stole a wallet and cell phone left on a display table by the victim.
132 block of Alondra Boulevard (09/22 - 10/10—Unknown): The unknown suspect(s) sent various emails to the victim claiming to be a known associate and asking for payment on various products. The victim wired the money, believing he was paying his bill. The victim later received an email from his actual associate stating his email had been hacked and the previous emails sent to the victim were from the hacker(s).
19200 block of Studebaker Road (11/07—Afternoon): The unknown suspect(s) entered a 2006 Acura TL by shattering a window and stole an electronic device.
166th Street & New England Lane (11/03 - 11/04—Unknown): The unknown suspect(s) entered a 2002 Toyota Corolla by shattering a window and stole a car battery.
19900 block of Rainbow Way (11/04—11/05—Overnight): The unknown suspect(s) entered a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado by shattering a window and stole a toolbox.
10800 block of Alondra Boulevard (11/02—Evening): The unknown suspect(s) entered a 2003 Toyota Corolla and stole a purse from the trunk. It is unknown how entry was made into the trunk.
Grand Theft Auto:
11300 block of Beach Street (11/03—11/04—Overnight): The unknown suspect(s) stole a 1998 Honda Civic from the driveway of the location.
17700 block of Center Court Drive (11/04—Morning): The unknown suspect(s) stole a 2014 Cadillac Escalade from the parking lot.
18400 block of Dina Place (11/05—11/06—Overnight): The unknown suspect(s) stole a 2000 Honda Civic from the driveway of the location.
10900 block of Alondra Boulevard (11/04—Afternoon): The unknown suspect(s) stole a 2005 Chevrolet Express from the parking lot.
20000 block of State Road (10/30—Evening): The unknown suspect(s) stole a 2002 Dodge Ram from the parking lot.
Simple Prevention Tips
The opportunity to commit a crime is what we as victims present to a criminal. Criminals, while either calculating or acting on impulse, must have an opportunity in order to commit a crime. Although crime dipped this week in Cerritos, we should still be vigilant in our daily activities to prevent giving criminals easy targets for them to commit their crimes. Some of the crimes committed in Cerritos over the course of the past week could have been prevented if the victims had practiced some of the simple crime prevention tips listed below.
There are simple steps that can be taken to reduce the opportunities presented to criminals. The steps include: not leaving items of value in the passenger compartment of your vehicle where they can be seen from outside, parking your vehicle in the garage at night, checking that all windows and doors are locked before leaving home, installing hardware in sliding glass windows and doors to keep them from moving vertically or horizontally when closed, making sure that exterior doors are of solid core construction and have deadbolts, installing an alarm system and posting alarm company signs in front of your home, avoiding the use of ATMs at night, walking in pairs (street robbers rarely approach multiple victims), and using a steering wheel locking device in your car as a visible deterrent to avoid theft.
If you see suspicious person(s) or activity in your neighborhood or business, call the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station at (562) 860-0044 or 911 immediately. It’s a good idea to keep the Sheriff’s Station phone number stored in your cell phone for quick reference.
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. Remember, 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.
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.