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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log Tuesday, January 1, 2008
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:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log
:: C.E.R.T.
:: Amateur Radio Class
:: Interesting Websites

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The Need for Grassroots Response - HB Neighborhood Watch

In most disasters, the first few hours and days are critical, especially the first 72 hours. During this period, immediate life-threatening illness and injury must be addressed, and shelter and water must be provided-or people will die. In addition, critical services and infrastructure must be restored or replaced so that disaster assistance can be rushed to the individuals who need it most. Because bringing in outside assistance during this period is difficult, the most effective responses come from those who are closest to scene.  Research has found that the communities themselves are the best sources of innovation and ingenuity, and the stronger the communities, the more resourceful are their efforts.

  • Open Dialogue Prior to the Disaster.
  • Individual household preparedness is key.
  • Predetermine Roles, Responsibilities, and Resources.
  • Inventorying resources is also crucial.

Clearly, Tracy and I cannot physically make you attend this TRAIN THE TRAINER OPPORTUNITY.   However, we can strongly suggest you do this for your residents (have we ever steered you wrong? - hopefully, your answer is NO!).  YOU SIGNED UP to be the BLOCK CAPTAIN on your street.  YOU took the lead to set the example for your residents to assist in crime prevention and disaster preparedness through education and training opportunities that Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch has provided.  Again, we are presenting you with, what we feel, is just that NEXT, "IT" PROGRAM.  But, you must take the first step and want to continue to engage your block residents  Keep the community closeness fresh and alive!


HB, MB, RB and Torrance see this amazing opportunity to learn a innovative neighborhood preparedness program and are uniting to stand together when that need presents itself for mutual aid in a natural disaster or a terrorist act to our way of life.  Right now, January 1, 2008, we all have a wonderful life.  Let's take advantage of what we can to help one another in our most vulnerable time of need when it is not life threatening or chaotic. 


We are proud to say that the Thursday event is RESERVED at full room capacity.  We still have seats for the Saturday event at the Crowne Plaza from 9:30a.m. - 12 noon. 


E-mail me today to guarantee that your family and block are not missing out on this opportunity to prepare yourselves for the WHEN and not WHAT IF scenario!


We want you to know who is learning this PROGRAM for YOU!


Dana Graner, Sandra Essex, Jill Irwin, Carli Parker, Mary Goshtigian, Julie Jennings, Elizabeth Riley, Bob Styles, Mordy Benjamin, Janine Bozeman, Jennifer Chew, Dina Brasso, Ari Litvin, Jenny Koh, Ken Hartley, Mike Schweid, Doris Eberhardt, Anne Sullivan, Dave Burleigh, Mike & Mishell Balzer, Susan & Jeff Brown, Joan Arias, Kathleen Gerber, Dave Buckland, Jan Barylski & Tom Moberly, Donna & John Bell, Gloria Vialpondo & guests, Mariann Scolinos, Tracy Hopkins, Kelly Kovac-Reedy



Monday 12-24-07 - Sunday 12-30-07


AREA 1 - BLUE (SOUTHWEST area bordered by Pier Ave, PCH & Herondo St.)

AREA 2 - GREEN (NORTHWEST area bordered Pier Ave, PCH and Manhattan border)

AREA 3 - RED (Every HB address on PCH and EAST to Harper/Reynolds)


Wednesday 12-26-07


Area 2


484 PC

Palm Dr and 31st St

Theft of Recyclables

There was a call of a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The area was checked and the subject was GOA UTL.

Area 2



700 block of Marlita Pl.


There was a report of a Male Hispanic Adult in a White Chev Pick-up in the area. The subject and vehicle were GOA UTL (gone on arrival, unable to locate).


Wednesday night 12-26-07


Area 1


10851 VC

1100 block of Monterey

Stolen motorcycle

There was a motorcycle taken from a secured parking garage during the night. No one was seen or heard.


Area 1


484 PC

1100 block of Monterey


There was also a report of an Air Compressor taken from the area. This also occurred during the night and was possibly related to the motorcycle theft. Both items taken from the same secured parking garage.


Thursday 12-27-07


Area 1


10851 VC

400 block of Monterey

Stolen vehicle

There was a report of a stolen vehicle from the location. The vehicle was a Black 1994 Honda Del Sol taken between 6:30a.m.-12 noon today.  No suspect info.


Area 3


484 PC

1800 block of Prospect

Theft of recyclables

There was a call of a subject going through recyclables in the area. The subject was GOA UTL.


Thursday night 12-27-07


Area 2


459 PC

100 block of 35th St

Vehicle Burglary

Unknown suspect(s) smashed the victim's vehicle window and stole a CD case containing misc CDs, some time last night. No one was seen or heard.


Friday night 12-28-07


All City


23152 a VC

City wide

DUI Task Force

The task force has been out on the Holiday deployment since the 19th of Dec. There were 6 DUI drivers in custody this night in Hermosa Beach. The deployment goes through the New Years.


Saturday night 12-29-07


All City


23152 a VC

City wide

DUI Task Force

There were 10 DUI drivers in custody this night in Hermosa Beach. I (Ofc. Smith) worked every Thurs Fri and Sat of the deployment and this was a very busy night, I think as a team we got 33 DUIs within the South Bay.


Sunday night 12-30-07


All City


23152 a VC

City wide

DUI Task Force

There were 5 DUI drivers in custody this night in Hermosa Beach.




February 7 - March 29, 2008

CERT Academy - # 37 begins!

CPR and First Aid renewal classes are


  • 2/21 Thursday - CPR Class for Alumni to recertify
  • 2/28 Thursday - First Aid Class Part 1 for Alumni to recertify


Walt Ordway has announced the date of his next amateur radio classes, both Technician and General. Each class is 2 sessions, January 26 & February 9. The Technician class is from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM both days, and General from 2:15 PM to 5:15 PM. The FCC tests (cost of $14.00) will be given on February 23 from 10 AM to noon. All this is at Hesse park in Rancho Palos Verdes.


Once you pass this test, you are able to join the HB Amateur Radio Association. 



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Area 1

12/23/07     10 p.m. - Midnight       1800 block of N. Meadows Avenue

(Prowler) The resident received a call from a friend who was driving by who told her that he had witnessed a person in one of the homeowner's vehicles with the interior light on. Upon investigation nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle which had been left unlocked. Later another person at the same residence heard footsteps in the backyard and then what sounded like someone putting pressure on the French doors. The victims called the police. Nothing appeared to be missing from either the vehicle or the residence.

Area 2

12/24/07 - 12/25/07  6 p.m. - 10 a.m.     Rowell Avenue & 8th Street

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street and returned to discover unknown suspect(s) had punched the front passenger door lock and took an iPod that had been in the cup holder.

Area 3

12/21/07      10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  600 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's apartment through a rear/side unlocked bathroom window and ransacked the bedroom, living room and drawers in the hallway. Suspect(s) then stole a 42 inch lat screen television and exited through a sliding glass door that was found open.

Area 6

12/22/07       5:45 p.m.   300 block of 7th Street

(Residential Burglary) Two subjects that had previously been soliciting for candy bar sales entered the victim's residence while two victims were upstairs. The victims had heard knocking on the front sliding glass door and then on the side doors which had been unlocked. The victims did not answer the knocking but walked to the top of the stairs and saw two black subjects inside the residence. They recognized them as the two subjects that had tried to sell them candy bars when they had encountered them on the street nearby. The victims called the police and hid until the police arrived. The suspects fled when the police were called but were later observed at a nearby store where they were arrested by the police.

Area 9

12/23/07      3 p.m.  500 block of 29th Street

(Grand Theft) The victim set down a duffel bag containing miscellaneous clothing and an airline ticket in front of the residence. When he returned he discovered the duffel was gone. No suspects were seen or heard.

Area 7

12/25/07 - 12/26/-7     9 p.m. - 4 p.m.  2500 block of Highland Avenue

(Garage Theft) The victim closed the electric garage door upon leaving and returned to find it open. Unknown suspect(s) had taken a golf bag full of golf clubs from the garage.

Area 7

12/26/07              9:30 a.m.    3600 block of The Strand

(Petty Theft from yard) Unknown suspect(s) took a loveseat and two chairs from the victim's west side porch. A neighbor had seen "subjects piling it up" but did not get a description of the subjects or a suspect vehicle description.

Area 9

12/26/07          1:28 a.m. - 1:35 a.m.     3500 block of Pacific Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street near his residence. In the night he heard a loud noise and looked out his window and observed what he thought was a subject wearing white gloves "chopping down" his neighbor's tree. He watched for a while and then saw the subject enter a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway with its engine running. The vehicle drove southbound on Pacific out of sight. The victim walked outside and discovered the passenger side window of his vehicle had been smashed and several items were missing from the front seat including a purse, debit cards, license, checkbook, gas card and cash.

Happy New Year by Sara Reedy, Age 9