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Cerritos Sheriff's Station Weekly
Crime Summary

Updated August 29, 2017

August 7–13, 2017

There were 28 Part I felony crimes reported in Cerritos this past reporting period, resulting in an increase of six from the previous week. The following is a breakdown of crimes by category: seven residential burglaries, seven grand thefts, six vehicle thefts, and eight vehicle burglaries. Cerritos Station deputies made four felony arrests, 17 misdemeanor arrests, five warrant arrests, and issued 45 citations. The Sheriff’s dispatch center also received a total of 373 calls for service.

Residential Burglary:

12900 block of Andy Drive (08/11—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the rear sliding glass door. It is unknown if anything was stolen.
12500 block of Andy Street (08/11—Day): The suspect(s) entered the home by cutting the padlock of a rear door. It is unknown if anything was stolen.
18800 block of Rochelle Avenue (08/09—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the glass on a rear door. It is currently unknown if anything was stolen.
17300 block of Holmes Circle (08/09—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the rear sliding glass door. Stolen was a safe cash.
12500 block of Yosemite Street (08/08—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the home by kicking in the rear doors. Stolen was a pillow case and cash.
12900 block of Droxford Street (08/07—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the rear sliding glass door. Stolen was a safe.
12000 block of Aclare Street (07/03—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered the home and stole a kitchen appliance.

Grand Theft:

12800 block of Towne Center Drive (08/13—Unknown): The suspects entered the store, while it was open for business, and stole an unknown amount of merchandise.
18300 block of Studebaker Road (08/11—Morning): The known suspect stole a lock box and car key from the location.
239 Los Cerritos Center (08/10—Evening): The suspects entered the store, while it was open for business, and stole electronic devices. One suspect was arrested and the merchandise was recovered.
11100 block of 183rd Street (08/10—Evening): The suspect(s) entered the store, while it was open for business, and stole a musical instrument.
10800 block of Alondra Boulevard (08/09—Evening): The suspect(s) stole electronic devices from an unattended gym bag.
17900 block of Studebaker Road (08/08—Morning): The known suspect(s) stole a purse, child’s car seat, shoes, and electronic devices from an unlocked vehicle.
13800 block of Cerritos Corporate Drive (08/07—Morning): The suspects stole propane tanks from the location.

 

 

Grand Theft Auto:

12200 block of Del Amo Boulevard (08/11-12—Overnight): The suspect(s) stole a 1995 Nissan King parked in the parking lot.
10900 block of Alondra Boulevard (08/07—Morning): The suspect(s) stole a 2002 GMC Savana parked in the parking lot.
18600 block of Gridley Road (08/07—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta parked in the parking lot.
13800 block of Artesia Boulevard (08/07—Morning): The suspect(s) stole a 2012 Carso Carrier parked in the parking lot.
13800 block of Cerritos Corporate Drive (08/06-07—Unknown): The suspect(s) stole a 2017 Sky Utility Trailer parked in the parking lot.
16500 block of Knoll Stone Circle (08/06-07—Unknown): The suspect(s) stole a 2015 Honda Accord parked in the driveway of the residence.

Vehicle Burglary:

17200 block of Norwalk Boulevard (08/08—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, parked in the parking lot, by punching the door lock. Stolen was the third row seat.
13400 block of Artesia Boulevard (08/07—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2000 Mercedes SLK230, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Stolen was a canvas bag and clothing.
19200 block of Studebaker Road (08/07—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 2013 Lexus RX350, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Stolen was a purse.
11500 block of South Street (08/12—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 2016 BMW X3, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Nothing appeared to be stolen.
11100 block of 183rd Street (08/10—Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 2010 GMC Yukon, parked in the parking lot, by punching the rear door lock. Stolen was the third row seat.
13400 block of Artesia Boulevard (08/07—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2007 Mercedes E350, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Stolen was a Bible and briefcase.
16500 block of Carmenita Road (08/07—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2002 Mercedes SL500, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Stolen was a tote bag.
19900 block of Ibex Avenue (08/06-07—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2012 Scion XB, parked at the residence, by shattering a window. Stolen was a pair of sunglasses.

Simple Burglary Prevention Tips:

  • Never leave your car running or the keys in the ignition when you are away from it, even for "just a minute."
  • Always roll up the windows and lock the car, even if it is in front of your home.
  • Do not leave windows or sunroof open.
  • Do not leave the garage door opener in plain view.
  • Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked. Put them in the trunk or at least out of sight.
  • Do not move valuable items to the trunk while in public view.
  • Remove portable electronic devices such as smart phones and GPS navigation systems, including suction cup or bean bag type mount. Even the visible appearance of a suction cup ring on the glass windshield can be an enticement to a thief to break in and look for the GPS system.
  • Park in busy, well-lighted area.
  • Carry the registration and insurance card with you. Do not leave personal identification documents or credit cards in your vehicle.
  • When you pay to park in a lot or garage, leave just the ignition or valet key with the attendant. Make sure no personal information is attached. Do the same when you take your car for repairs.
  • Do not leave keys in the vehicle.

Add Extra Protection:

  • Install a mechanical locking device—commonly called clubs, collars, or j-bars—that lock to the steering wheel, column, or brake to prevent the wheel from being turned more than a few degrees. Use it!
  • Install a driveway motion sensor lights.

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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