Cerritos Sheriff’s Station Weekly
Updated June 13, 2013
June 3–9, 2013
Part I felony crime investigations dropped from 33 the previous reporting period to 21 last week. Robberies and vehicle burglaries remained the same while decreases were noted in residential burglaries, commercial burglaries and vehicle thefts. Cerritos patrol deputies responded to 304 calls for service, down from 331 the week before. The current 2013 weekly average in calls for service is 295.
One robbery was logged on Monday June 3 at 9:40 a.m. A male suspect confronted a male maintenance worker with a knife near Cuesta Drive and Sierra Vista Way and robbed him of over 200 laundry coin box keys.
Residential burglaries dropped from eleven the week before to four. Two were the result of open/unlocked doors or windows, one home had a pried garage door and the fourth had a shattered sliding glass door. Laptop computers, cash and jewelry were taken. The 2013 weekly average in residential burglaries remained at 5.3.
"Other structure"/commercial burglaries also dropped from four to three last week. A school office had a shattered window but no loss could be determined. A fitness center locker was targeted after the lock was removed and resulted in the theft of a wallet and cell phone. Copper wire was stolen from a vacant building after a door was pried open. The 2013 weekly average in "other structure"/commercial burglaries is 3.0.
Vehicle burglaries remained the same at six. High-volume commercial parking lots were involved in only three. Five of the vehicles were SUVs and one was a commercial trailer. Purses, wallets, debit cards and a bag were missing. The new 2013 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 7.8.
There were no reported vehicle thefts last week. The 2013 weekly average in this category is now 3.8.
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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.