CERRITOS – Deputies at the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station arrested a man last Friday after he reportedly broke into a home in the 11900 block of Elaine Avenue in Cerritos.
A neighbor called the Cerritos station after witnessing two males breaking into the rear sliding glass door of the residence.
The Skynight helicopter which patrols the cities of Cerritos and Lakewood was overhead in seconds and spotted the two men jumping the backyard fences of neighboring houses. The Skynight crew broadcast the suspects’ location to deputies on the ground, who quickly set up a containment.
With the assistance of a police canine, deputies discovered one of the men, Dexx Cruikshank, a 20-year-old resident of Los Angeles, hiding in a dog house in the backyard of a nearby residence. He was in possession of an undisclosed amount of cash that was stolen from the residence on Elaine Avenue.
Cruikshank was arrested for residential burglary and held on $50,000 bail. The second suspect evaded capture and is still at large.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Cerritos Station at (562) 860-0044.