Editor's Note: Updated at 12:30 p.m. with one suspect in custody and search called off.
A man suspected of breaking into a Cerritos residence Friday morning is in custody this afternoon after a lengthy containment search carried out by members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, including a K-9 unit, that put a residential neighborhood on lock down for more than two hours.
The Cerritos Sheriff's Station was alerted to the possible break-in when a neighbor spotted three individuals jumping over the back wall of a home in the 3400 block of Naoma Lane just after 8:30 a.m.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they spotted a suspicious vehicle fleeing from the area, then crash, prompting at least one of the supsects to bail on foot, Lt. Richard Harpham told Patch.
A containment was immediately established and deputies along with a sheriff's chopper and a K-9 unit carried out a search for the suspect, Smith said.
Several Cerritos residents told Patch that sheriff's personnel were instructing all residents to leave the area or remain inside their homes while the suspect remained at large.
The suspect, whose name and age were not immediately released, was taken into custody just before 11 a.m., at which time the containment was brought down and residents were once again allowed to move freely throughout the area.* Keep up-to-date on all Cerritos-Artesia news, breaking news alerts, crime and events by “liking” us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.