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Cerritos Crime Summary October 21-27, 2013

 

 

Part I felony investigations increased from 20 the previous reporting period to 31 last week. Residential burglaries, vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts were up. Robberies, commercial/”other structure” burglaries and locker burglaries remained the same. Patrol deputies handled 265 calls for service last week, down from 283 the week before. The 2013 weekly average in calls for service is now 298.

 

One robbery was investigated, the same as the week before. On Tuesday October 22 at 2:45 p.m. a male suspect approached a female in the 20200 block of Pioneer Boulevard and told her that he had planted a bomb in a nearby restroom. He then took her iPad and purse and fled.

 

Residential burglary cases rose from three to nine. Three of those incidents were attempts only. Four cases involved open/unlocked doors or windows, two windows were pried, two were shattered and a door was kicked in. Purses, jewelry, iPads, cameras, checks and a TV were stolen. Two suspects were arrested and a handgun and other property were recovered from multiple Cerritos cases. The 2013 weekly average in residential burglaries is currently 4.3.

 

For the second week two commercial /“other structure” burglaries were reported. A school was burglarized in the night and cash was removed from vending machines. A front window of a closed business was smashed and cell phones were the loss. The 2013 weekly average in “other structure”/commercial burglaries is 2.5.

 

For the fourth consecutive week there were no locker burglaries.

 

Vehicle burglaries increased from six to eight last week.  High-volume commercial parking lots were the crime scenes in six cases. Five of the vehicles targeted were SUVs. Backpacks, batteries, purses, IPads, cash, checkbooks, sunglasses and a bag were among the items taken. The new 2013 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 6.4.

 

Three vehicle thefts were logged, up one from the week before. Two of the stolen vehicles were from high-volume commercial parking lots. Two were SUVs and one was a Ford. The 2013 weekly average in vehicle thefts is now 4.3.