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CRIMES IN CERRITOS! BE ALERT! BE SAFE!
Part I felony crimes reported to the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station dropped from 34 the previous week to 19 last week. Robberies increased, commercial burglaries remained the same, as residential burglaries, vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts declined. Patrol deputies handled 250 calls for service, down from 295 the week before. The 2012 weekly average in calls for service is now 266.
There was one robbery investigated. On Monday June 4 at 4:40 p.m. a male juvenile was riding his bicycle in the 16800 block of Judy Way when a vehicle containing three other juveniles pulled up beside him. Two exited the car and pushed the victim to the ground. They took his shoes and helmet, and then fled in the vehicle.
Residential burglaries dropped from ten to six last week. Open/unlocked doors or windows were the entry points in four. One window was pried and another was shattered. Cash, laptop computers, TVs, jewelry, and coins were stolen.
The 2012 weekly average in residential burglaries is now 4.2.
Side garage doors are a vulnerable point of entry in residential burglaries. The doors are usually protected from street view by a gate, and often not reinforced with a stronger frame and a sturdy deadbolt. Keep this in mind if you have not made any improvements. This is one repair that could save you the dilemma of being victimized.
Commercial burglaries remained the same last week at four. Two fitness center lockers were involved where credit cards, wallets, cell phones, and keys were taken. The doors of two closed businesses were breached and computers were missing. The 2012 weekly average in “other structure”/commercial burglaries is 1.6.
Vehicle burglaries dropped from nine to four. High-volume commercial parking lots were the locations in two. Four were SUVs. GPS units, a gym bag, clothing, an iPhone, CB radios and a CD player were missing. The 2012 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 7.7.
Visible items within the passenger compartment are vulnerable items to theft. Make sure that the would-be thief cannot look into your vehicle and see anything worth breaking into it to steal.
No vehicle thefts were reported last week. The 2012 weekly average in this category is now 3.5.
Go to www.safercerritos.com for an extensive library of crime prevention tips, disaster preparedness information, and a variety of links to other pertinent sites.
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