Cerritos Sheriff’s Station Weekly
Updated December 19, 2013
December 9-15, 2013
There were 18 Part I felony investigations conducted my members of the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station last week, up from 10 the week before. Commercial/”other structure” burglaries, vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts increased while robberies, residential burglaries and locker burglaries remained the same. There were 265 calls for service handled by patrol deputies last week, down from 275 the week before. The 2013 weekly average in calls for service is now 294.
Two robberies were again investigated for the third consecutive week. On December 10 at 9:00 p.m. two male suspects approached a male victim in the Towne Center and inquired about the contents of his pockets. The suspects took cash from the victim and fled. A male juvenile was accosted by four other juveniles near Horst Avenue and Yearling Street on Wednesday December 11 at 4:30 p.m. The suspects struck the victim multiple times and stole his basketball and headphones.
Residential burglaries remained the same at two last week. Entry to one location was made via an open/unlocked door or window and a side garage door was kicked in at the other residence. TVs, laptop computers and a security monitoring system were taken. The 2013 weekly average in residential burglaries is currently 4.3.
There were two commercial /“other structure” burglaries investigated last week. None were logged the previous week. The recent crimes involved two closed businesses where metal products were stolen. Two suspects are in custody in one of the cases. The 2013 weekly average in “other structure”/commercial burglaries is 2.4.
For the second consecutive week there were no locker burglaries reported.
One vehicle burglary was logged compared to none the previous reporting period. An SUV was targeted in a high-volume commercial parking lot. The loss could not be determined at the time of this summary. The new 2013 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 6.1.
Vehicle thefts rose from four to six. Four of the crimes occurred in high-volume commercial parking lots. Three were SUVs two were Hondas and the sixth was a Chevrolet. The 2013 weekly average in vehicle thefts is now 4.4.
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Volunteers on Patrol Wanted
The Cerritos Sheriff’s Station is seeking Volunteers on Patrol (VOPs). Patrolling the City in distinctly marked vehicles, VOPs assist with crime suppression, traffic control, vacation checks, special events and park security checks. 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.
If you are interested in helping Cerritos maintain its reputation as a safe place to live and work, the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station encourages you to apply to be a VOP. For more information, contact the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station at (562) 860-0044, or visit the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station to obtain an application.
Block Captains Wanted
If you are interested in becoming a Block Captain in the Cerritos Neighborhood Watch, contact the Community Safety office at (562) 916-1266. Block Captains act as contacts for the Sheriff’s Department and the Community Safety Division on behalf of their neighbors. They are also responsible for distributing information and do a great deal to promote public safety in Cerritos.
Remember, informed citizens who use safe living strategies are safer citizens! We encourage residents, business owners and their employees to consider joining the Virtual Block Club (VBC). If you are interested in helping our Sheriff’s Department prevent and reduce crime, and enhancing your own personal and neighborhood safety, join the VBC on-line at our website devoted to public safety in the City of Cerritos. We encourage you to share the information with your family, friends, and co-workers.