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There were 23 Part I felony crimes reported in Cerritos this past reporting period, resulting in a decrease of ten from the previous week. The following is a breakdown of crimes by category: two robberies, one aggravated assault, two residential burglaries, three commercial/other structure burglaries, two grand thefts, ten vehicle burglaries, and three vehicle thefts. Cerritos Station deputies made six felony arrests, eight misdemeanor arrests, two warrant arrests, and issued 59 citations. The Sheriff’s dispatch center also received a total of 388 calls for service.
19500 block of Gridley Rd (07/29 – Evening): The known suspect physically assaulted the victim and then took her cellphone after a heated argument. The victim was uncooperative.
10800 block of Harvest Ave (07/25 – Evening): The known suspect knocked on the victim’s door and told her he had seen someone looking into her car. When the victim walked out to look, the suspect walked inside of the home and locked the door. When he finally opened the door, the victim saw her bedroom ransacked. The victim confronted the suspect and attempted to check his pockets. He denied doing anything then pushed the victim and fled. Cerritos deputies spotted the suspect and arrested him along with an accomplice.
Artesia Blvd & Studebaker Rd (07/25 – Morning): The victim was exiting the freeway when he was cut off by the suspect. The victim honked at the suspect in an attempt to avoid an accident. The victim and suspect proceeded and stopped at a red light. The suspect motioned to the victim, reached into his back seat, grabbed a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim dialed 911 and the suspect fled.
19600 block of Harvest Ave (07/29 – Afternoon): The suspect(s) entered the home through a rear window. It is unknown how the window was opened or if anything was stolen from the home.
17800 block of Cecelia Pl (07/28-30 – Unknown): The suspect(s) entered the home through a front window that was intentionally left open due to the home being fumigated. Stolen were two handguns.
Commercial/Other Structure Burglary:
16300 block of Millstream Ln (07/24-25 – Overnight): The suspect(s) entered the detached garage of the home through the rollup door that was left open. Stolen were personal documents from an unlocked vehicle parked inside of the garage.
11400 block of South St (07/30-31 –Overnight): The suspect(s) entered the location shattering the front doors. Stolen was a cash register.
17600 block of Fabrica Way (07/29 – Evening): The suspect(s) entered a locked storage container by cutting the doors off the locks. It is currently unknown if anything was stolen.
19700 block of Sheryl Ave (07/27-28 – Overnight): The suspect(s) stole musical equipment and a backpack from an unlocked vehicle.
12900 block of Park Plaza Dr (07/27 – Day): The suspect(s) stole all four tires and rims off of a vehicle parked in the parking structure.
12300 block of Del Amo Blvd (07/30 – Day): The suspect(s) entered a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Stolen was a purse and an electronic device.
10900 block of Alondra Blvd (07/25 – Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2003 Ford F150, parked in the parking lot, by punching the door lock. Stolen was the vehicle stereo and a tool.
13100 block of Abana Pl (07/28-29 – Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2006 Honda Civic, parked at the residence, and stole a pair of sunglasses and the garage remote. It is unknown how entry was made.
19200 block of Studebaker Rd (07/30 – Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2008 Mercedes E350, parked in the parking lot, by shattering a window. Stolen was a purse.
18600 block of Gridley Rd (07/28 – Morning): The suspect(s) attempted to enter a 2014 Mercedes ML350, parked in the parking lot, by prying open a door.
11100 block of 183rd St (07/25 – Evening): The suspect(s) entered a 2008 GMC Sierra, parked in the parking lot, by breaking the rear window lock. Stolen was the third row seat.
12800 block of La Jara Cir (07/25-26 – Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2003 Toyota 4Runner, parked in driveway, and stole miscellaneous paperwork. It is unknown how entry was made.
10900 block of Alondra Blvd (07/25 – Unknown): The suspect(s) entered a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, parked in the parking lot, by punching the door lock. Stolen was a tool box and various tools.
11400 block of South St (07/28 – Morning): The suspect(s) entered a 2013 Ford E250, parked in the parking structure, and stole a cellphone. It is unknown how entry was made.
13700 block of Midway St (07/25 – Afternoon): The suspect(s) entered a 2006 GMC Sierra, parked in the parking lot, by punching the rear window lock. It is unknown if anything was stolen.
Grand Theft Auto:
16800 block of Norwalk Blvd (07/26 – Afternoon): The suspect(s) stole a 2000 Jeep Cherokee from the parking lot.
12400 block of Dawn Ln (07/25-26 – Overnight): The suspect(s) stole a 1998 Honda Accord parked on the street in front of the residence.
19600 block of Jeffrey Cir (07/25-26 – Unknown): The suspect(s) stole a 2012 Toyota Sienna parked in the driveway of the residence.
Simple Prevention Tips
Vehicle burglary continues to be one of the most common crimes in Cerritos. Fortunately, it is a crime that you can take some simple measures to avoid being a victim of. By following the below recommendations, you will significantly reduce the likelihood a thief will target your vehicle:
Do not leave valuables in plain view (GPS devices, lap tops, PDA’s, cell phones, MP3’s, wallets, purses, backpacks, etc).
Do not leave windows or sunroof open.
Do not leave doors unlocked.
Do not leave keys in the vehicle.
Do not leave the garage door opener in plain view.
Do not leave out items with personal information.
Do not move valuable items to the trunk while in public view.
Slow down and use common sense before you leave your car.
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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