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Cerritos Crime Summary

October 5 – 11

There were 23 Part I felony crimes reported in Cerritos this past reporting period, a decrease of four from the previous week.  

The following is a breakdown of crimes by category: one robbery, one aggravated assault, four residential burglaries, three commercial/other structure burglaries, three vehicle burglaries, four vehicle thefts, and seven grand thefts.  

Cerritos Station deputies made three felony arrests, 14 misdemeanor arrests, five warrant arrests, and issued 134 citations.  The Sheriff’s dispatch center also received a total of 299 calls, an increase from the 2015 weekly average of 250.

Robbery: 

11300 block of South Street (10/09 – Morning):  A male adult suspect entered the bank and approached a teller.  The suspect placed an object on the counter, told the teller it was a bomb, and demanded money.  The teller gave the suspect money from the drawer and the suspect fled the area, leaving the purported bomb behind.  The bank was evacuated and the subsequent investigation determined that the object was not an explosive device.  A Cerritos patrol deputy observed and arrested the suspect a short time after the robbery.   

Aggravated Assault: 

11500 block of South Street (10/05 – Evening): The female suspect entered a retail store and attempted to return an item without a receipt.  When the manager attempted to get information from the suspect to complete the return, she became very irate and threw a boxed item at the victim striking her in the ear.  The suspect threatened to have the victim physically assaulted.  Cerritos deputies were called to the store and upon their arrival, the intoxicated suspect became combative with deputies.  The suspect was subsequently arrested.   

Residential Burglary:  

12200 block of Silva Place (10/07): The unknown suspect(s) entered the home through a rear window by sliding it open.  Stolen from the home were valuables and an electronic device. 

18000 block of San Gabriel Avenue (10/11 – Morning): The unknown suspect(s) entered the home through an open upper level window.  It is believed that the suspect(s) used the backyard awning to reach the window.  Various valuables were stolen from the home.  

17700 block of Eric Avenue (10/02 – 05): The unknown suspect(s) entered the home through a window that had been left open.  An electronic device and a rifle were stolen from the home.  The home was being fumigated at the time of the burglary. 

17200 block of Grayland Ave (10/08 – Day): The unknown suspect(s) entered the home through a rear window that had possibly been left unlocked.  Valuables and an electronic device were stolen from the home. 

Commercial/Other Structure Burglary:

13300 block of 183rd Street (10/04 – 05): The unknown suspect(s) entered a gated parking area by cutting a hole in a metal pedestrian door.  Several vehicles had their windows broken and unknown items stolen from them. 

10700 block of Artesia Boulevard (10/05 – Evening): The unknown suspect(s) entered the business by shattering the front glass doors.  Miscellaneous United States currency was stolen from the location. 

10700 block of La Jara Street (10/08 – 09 – Overnight): The unknown suspect(s) entered the detached garage through the garage door.  Various tools and equipment were stolen from the garage.  It is unknown how entry was made. 

Grand Theft:

18900 block of Vickie Avenue (10/07 – 08 – Overnight): The unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a paint sprayer and portable battery left inside. 

19100 block of Martha Avenue (10/06 – 07 – Overnight): The unknown suspect(s) stole the rims and tires off of a vehicle parked in the driveway of the home. 

11300 block of South Street (10/05 – Evening): The unknown suspect entered the store, while it was open for business, and loaded a shopping cart full of items.  The unknown suspect then walked to the emergency exit at the rear of the store and exited with the cart and items. 

17400 block of Carmenita Road (09/25 – 28): The unknown suspect(s) stole copper tubing from air conditioning units located on the roof of the building.

13200 block of South Street (10/08 – 09 – Overnight): The unknown suspect(s) stole copper tubing from air conditioning units located on the roof of the building.

17000 block of Marquardt Avenue (10/02 – 05): The unknown suspect(s) stole an empty cargo container parked in the docking area of the location. 

13800 block of Struikman Road (10/03 – 04 – Overnight): The unknown suspect(s) stole two empty cargo containers parked in the docking area of the location. 

Vehicle Burglary:

18900 block of Vickie Avenue (10/07 – 08): The unknown suspect(s) entered a 2015 Kia Forte by shattering a window.  An electronic device and gate remote were stolen from the vehicle.    

13100 block of Point Reyes Place (10/05 – 06 – Overnight): The unknown suspect(s) entered a 2011 Toyota Highlander and stole electronic devices and a garage remote.  It is unknown how entry was made into the vehicle. 

12300 block of La Jara Lane (10/06 – 08): The unknown suspect(s) entered a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe by prying the rear lock.  The rear seat was stolen from the vehicle. 

Grand Theft Auto:

16300 block of Arthur Street (10/06 – Morning): The unknown suspect(s) stole a 1998 Honda Civic from the parking lot. 

10900 block of Alondra Boulevard (10/09 – Afternoon): The unknown suspect(s) stole a 1999 Chevrolet Express van from the parking lot. 

10800 block of Alondra Boulevard (10/07 – Afternoon): The unknown suspect(s) stole a 1996 Nissan Maxima from the parking lot. 

12400 block of Cuesta Drive (10/08 – 09 – Overnight): The unknown suspect(s) stole a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta parked in the driveway of the location.

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