Cerritos Crime: Vehicle Burglaries Spike from April 8 to 14

In addition to this week's safety and crime prevention tips, Cerritos Sheriff's Station personnel will offer an in-depth presentation on crime in the city at the April 24 Neighborhood Watch Town Hall meeting.

Editor's Note: The information below comes from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Cerritos Station's weekly crime summary. A complete recap of this reporting period will be posted on Friday.

The following crimes were reported to the Cerritos Sheriff's Station during the period of April 8 to 14.


Vehicle burglaries were up from six to eight last week. Five were from high-volume commercial parking lots. Three were at the same location. Four SUVs were involved. Clothing, iPads, cameras, purses, ID, a guitar and credit cards were among the items taken. The new 2013 weekly average in vehicle burglaries is 8.3.

Sheriff's safety tip: Any item left in the passenger compartment is fair game to a thief. Valuable items should be stored elsewhere.

Neighborhood Watch Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for April 24

The next Neighborhood Watch Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Cerritos Park East. Please note the change of venue from past meetings and join us at 13224 E. 166th St. as members of the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/Community Safety Center will offer an in-depth presentation on crime in Cerritos.

The major topics will be residential burglary prevention and neighborhood vigilance along with the current status of school safety in Cerritos.

Plan on being there as we look forward to seeing you and answering any questions you may have.

Local Person April 25, 2013 at 10:43 PM
From 6 to 8 is a spike? If so, it would not look very impressive on a trending graph over even a short period of time. Looks more like the typical ebb and flow of this unfortunate happening. Sensational headline though.


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