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Cerritos Sheriff’s Station Weekly
Crime Summary

Updated October 17, 2017

September 25–October 1, 2017

There were 26 Part I crimes reported in Cerritos this past reporting period, resulting in a decrease of seven from the previous week. The following is a breakdown of crimes by category: two robberies, three residential burglaries, five commercial/other structure burglaries, three grand thefts, seven vehicle thefts, and six vehicle burglaries. Cerritos Station deputies made three felony arrests, 21 misdemeanor arrests, six warrant arrests, and issued 145 citations. The Sheriff’s dispatch center also received a total of 350 calls for service.

Robbery:

19700 block of Bloomfield Avenue (09/07—Evening): The victim stated he was walking near the pool when the suspect approached him. While pointing at his waistband, the suspect stated he had a gun and demanded money. The victim stated he did not have any money. The suspect ran away towards Bloomfield Avenue.
19700 block of Bloomfield Avenue (09/27—Morning): As the first victim walked away from her vehicle she heard the second victim yelling for help. As the first victim ran back to her vehicle she saw the suspect running to his vehicle holding her items. The second victim was in the car when the suspect opened the passenger side door and grabbed the first victim’s purse. The second victim told the suspect to stop. The suspect put his hand in his pocket and told him to shut up. The victim stated he saw the butt of gun in the suspect’s pocket. The suspect fled north on Bloomfield Avenue.

Residential Burglary:

17200 block of De Groot Place (09/29—Morning): The suspect(s) entered the home by smashing the window on a rear door. Stolen were valuables.
17300 block of Grayland Avenue (09/25—Day): The suspect(s) entered the home by prying the rear sliding door. It is unknown if anything was stolen.
12000 block of Palm Street (09/25—Day): The suspect(s) entered the home by shattering the glass of the rear sliding door. It is currently unknown if anything was stolen.

Commercial/Other Structure Burglary:

13200 block of South Street (10/01—Morning): The suspect(s) shattered the side window of the location. It is unknown if anything was stolen.
16400 block of Piuma Avenue (09/29-30—Overnight): The suspect(s) entered the location by removing the window AC unit. It is currently unknown if anything was stolen.
12600 block of Artesia Boulevard (09/27-28—Overnight): The suspect(s) entered the location and stole various paint and dry walling tools. It is unknown how entry was made as the location is under construction.
12800 block of Towne Center Drive (09/22—Evening): The known suspect entered the location via the front door by tricking the security guard. Stolen was a canvas portrait.

 

 

Grand Theft:

239 Los Cerritos Center (09/30—??): The suspect(s) stole a truck bed cover from a vehicle parked at the location.
18600 block of Studebaker Road (09/30—Morning): The suspects stole rims and tires from a vehicle parked at the location.
12600 block of Artesia Boulevard (09/27—Evening): The suspect(s) stole rims and tires from a vehicle parked at the location.

Grand Theft Auto:

18900 block Studebaker Road (09/30—Afternoon): The suspect(s) stole a 2018 Infiniti QX30 parked in the parking lot.
239 Los Cerritos Center (09/29—Evening): The suspect(s) stole a 1993 Honda Civic parked in the parking lot.
19200 block of Allingham Avenue (09/28—Evening): The known suspect stole a 2002 Dodge Dakota parked at the residence.
13300 block of Artesia Boulevard (09/28—Morning): The suspect(s) stole a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic parked in the parking lot.
16800 block of Windward Avenue (09/28—Afternoon): The suspect(s) stole a 2017 Honda Accord parked at the residence.
12200 block of Artesia Boulevard (09/25—Afternoon): The suspect(s) stole a 2003 Mercedes E350 parked in the parking lot.
16200 block of Bloomfield Avenue (09/24—Afternoon): The suspect(s) stole a 1990 Honda Civic parked in the parking lot.

Vehicle Burglary:

17900 block of Studebaker Road (10/01—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, parked in the parked lot, by punching the door lock. Stolen was a wallet and electronic devices.
18400 block of Studebaker Road (09/28—Day): The suspect(s) entered a 2006 Toyota Corolla, parked at the residence and stole the radio, subwoofer, and CD holders. It is unknown how entry was made as there were no signs of forced entry.
10800 block of Alondra Boulevard (10/01—Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2003 Ford F250, parked in the parking lot, by punching the door lock. Stolen was a wallet.
11900 block of Agnes Street (09/30—Afternoon): The suspect(s) entered a 2016 Mazda CX5, parked at the residence, by shattering a window. Stolen was a fight stick.
13000 block of Sutton Street (09/??—??): The suspect(s) entered a 2008 Mazda, parked at the residence, and stole U.S. currency.
13800 block of Artesia Boulevard (09/22-25—Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2015 Ford Transit, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Stolen was an electronic device.

Simple Vehicle Burglary and Theft Prevention Tips:

  • Never leave your car running or have 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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