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Cerritos Crime Report for September 30 – October 6, 2013

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailThe following report has been provided by the Cerritos Public Safety Department and is published weekly by Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper to our valued readers.  This is the crime report for the week of September 30 through October 6, 2013.

Part I felony crimes were up by four cases compared to the previous week after 27 were recorded. Residential burglaries, commercial/”other structure” burglaries and vehicle burglaries increased. Robberies, locker burglaries and vehicle thefts were down. 325 calls for service were handled by patrol deputies, up from 292 a week ago. The 2013 weekly average in calls for service is now 300.

There were no robberies reported last week.

Residential burglaries were up from one to six. Three of the recent crimes were attributed to open/unlocked doors or windows. Two windows were shattered and one was pried. Tools, jewelry, cameras, and laptop computers were taken.

The 2013 weekly average in residential burglaries is currently 4.2.

There were three commercial /“other structure” burglaries investigated. There were two the week before. Unlocked detached garages were targeted resulting in the theft of tools, a helmet and a hair cutting kit. Stereo equipment was removed from an open business. The 2013 weekly average in “other structure”/commercial burglaries is 2.5.

No locker burglaries were investigated. One was reported the week before.

Vehicle burglaries were up from two to nine last week. High-volume commercial parking lots were the crime scenes in seven cases. Six involved SUVs and stereo items were removed in two incidents. Other property reported stolen included laptop computers, clothes, bags, hair products, wallets, purses, credit cards, an iPad and a camera. The new 2013 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 6.4.

Vehicle thefts dropped from eight to four last week. Two were stolen from high-volume commercial parking lots. Two were SUVs, one was a Honda and an Acura was also taken. The 2013 weekly average in vehicle thefts is now 4.4.

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.

Opportunities

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. Go to www.safercerritos.com to sign up.

 

 

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