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Cerritos Sheriff's Station Weekly
Crime Summary

Updated December 5, 2016

November 21 – 27, 2016

There were 33 Part I felony crimes reported in Cerritos this past reporting period, resulting in a decrease of three from the previous week. The following is a breakdown of crimes by category: one aggravated assault, five residential burglaries, three commercial/other structure burglaries, three grand thefts, 10 vehicle thefts, and 11 vehicle burglaries. Cerritos Station deputies made six felony arrests, three misdemeanor arrests, 10 warrant arrests, and issued 70 citations. The Sheriff’s dispatch center also received a total of 346 calls for service.

Aggravated Assault:

13700 block of Palm Street (11/27—Evening): The suspect was attempting to burglarize the victim’s vehicle when he was confronted by the victim. The suspect ran and the victim and his father followed the suspect in their vehicle. When they caught up to the suspect, the victim exited his vehicle and tackled the suspect to the ground to detain him until deputies arrived. While the victim was holding the suspect down, the suspect pulled out a knife and attempted to cut the victim by swinging his arm back toward the victim. The victim’s father was able to take the knife away. Deputies arrived and the suspect was arrested.

Residential Burglary:

18800 block of San Gabriel Avenue (11/25—Day): The suspect(s) attempted to enter the home. Window screens from the rear of the home were found removed and bent. No entry was made.
16400 block of Cherry Crest (11/24—Afternoon): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering a window on a rear French door. It is unknown what was stolen.
17200 block of Mapes Avenue (11/23-25—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the rear sliding door. Stolen were valuables and a safe box.
19700 block of Wiersma Avenue (11/23—Evening): The suspect(s) attempted to enter the home by shattering a rear window. Entry was not made into the home.
12500 block of Yosemite Street (11/21—Evening): The suspects(s) entered the home by shattering a rear window. It is unknown what was stolen

Commercial/Other Structure Burglary:

13300 block of Artesia Boulevard (11/24—Morning): The suspects entered the location by shattering the front door. It is unknown what was stolen.
16400 block of Knoll Stone Circle (11/24—Evening): The suspects entered the rear shed of the home by removing the lock on the door. Stolen were bicycles.
11400 block of South Street (11/21—Morning): The suspects entered the location by prying open the front sliding door. Stolen was a safe.

 

Grand Theft:

11100 block of 183rd Street (11/25—Evening): The suspect entered the clothing store while it was open for business and stole several articles of clothing.
239 Los Cerritos Center (11/22—Afternoon): The suspect entered the store while it was open for business and stole several pieces of merchandise.
12700 block of Towne Center Drive (11/23—Morning): The suspect(s) stole bicycles from a bike rack located in front of the store.

Grand Theft Auto:

18300 block of Noran Avenue (11/26-27—Overnight): The suspect(s) stole a 2013 Toyota RAV4 from the street in front of the residence.
11100 block of 183rd Street (11/27—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe from the parking lot.
13100 block of Droxford Street (11/20-21—Overnight): The suspect(s) stole a 2014 Toyota RAV4 from the residence.
12700 block of Towne Center Drive (11/22—Morning): The suspect(s) stole a 1991 Nissan D21 truck from the parking lot.
13100 block of Essex Drive (11/26-27—Overnight): The suspect(s) stole a 2015 Toyota RAV4 from the driveway of the residence.
12800 block of Center Court Drive (11/21—Afternoon): The suspect(s) attempted to steal a 2003 GMC Sierra from the parking lot.
17500 block of Studebaker Road (11/21-22—Overnight): The suspect(s) stole a 2006 Ford F350 from the parking lot.
11500 block of South Street (11/22—Morning): The suspect(s) stole a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado from the parking lot.
11500 block of South Street (11/22—Morning): The suspect(s) stole a 2017 Yamaha Motorcycle from the parking lot.
11500 block of South Street (11/22—Morning): The suspect(s) stole a 2006 Yamaha Motorcycle from the parking lot.

Vehicle Burglary:

19300 block of Stefani Avenue (11/23-25—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2007 GMC Yukon, parked at the residence, by ripping off the door handle. Stolen were miscellaneous tickets and gift cards.
239 Los Cerritos Center (11/24-25—Overnight): The suspect(s) entered a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer, parked in the parking lot, and stole electronic devices. It is unknown how entry was made.
13500 block of Village Drive (11/20-21—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2015 Toyota Corolla, parked at the residence, by shattering a window. Stolen was a gym bag and nursing equipment.
17900 block of Studebaker Road (11/24—Afternoon): The suspect(s) entered a 2016 Mercedes E350, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Stolen were a bag and valuables.
11000 block of Bloomfield Avenue (11/26—Afternoon): The suspect(s) entered a 1989 Honda Accord, parked in the driveway of the residence, and stole a purse. It is unknown how entry was made.
10800 block of Ashworth Street (11/21—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a Mitsubishi Galant, parked at the residence, by shattering a window. Stolen was a bag and medical equipment.
16900 block of Studebaker Road (11/23—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, parked in the parking lot, by punching the door lock. Stolen was a gym bag.
13100 block of Bloomfield Avenue (11/23—Afternoon): The suspect(s) entered a 2003 Toyota Camry, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Stolen was a cellphone.
11600 block of Del Rio Place (11/26-27—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2003 Ford F150, parked on the street in front of the residence, and stole a truck bed extender. It is unknown how entry was made.
11800 block of Del Amo Boulevard (11/19-21—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2004 Honda Accord, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Nothing appeared to be stolen.
16000 block of Alondra Boulevard (11/22—Day): The suspect(s) entered a 2012 Ford F10, parked in the parking lot, by bending the lock on the bed cover. Stolen were tools.

Simple Prevention Tips

When shopping always be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Department. By following these basic safety tips, you can decrease the chance of being a victim:

  • Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.
  • Carry only the credit cards you need and avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Do not leave your purse, wallet, or cell phone in plain view.
  • Beware of “a good deal” scams. Things are not always what they appear to be.
  • Consider shopping with a friend, there is safety in numbers.
  • Park in a highly visible area with good lighting.
  • Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. You will be ready to unlock the door and will not be delayed by fumbling and looking for your keys.
  • Watch for people who may be following you. If you suspect someone is following you, report it immediately.

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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