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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log Tuesday, January 15, 2008
IN THIS ISSUE ~ click on link to go directly to section
:: Fingerprint your kids!
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log
:: Sign up for Community Emergency Response Training
:: Amateur Radio Class
:: Contact US!
:: Phone Numbers and Websites
:: HB Greenbelt Fitness Station Dedication Celebration
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

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


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, Linda Verbrugge, Mariann Scolinos, Tracy Hopkins, Kelly Kovac-Reedy, Chief of Police Greg Savelli, George Schmeltzer, Alysa Brennan, Jeff Smith, David Largent, Gerry Athas-Vasquez, Marsha Halford, Dyan Kaufman, Matt Cruse, Nancy Nickels, Ruth & Ken Burrill, Alan Benson, Jim Knight, and Patty Ellis.


We would like to THANK Block Captain's Carli Parker and Mary Goshtigian and the residents of the 2000 Block of Power Street and 500 Block of 24th Street for hosting a INTRODUCTION BLOCK MEETING.  The meeting was attended by Chief of Police Greg Savelli, Fire Chief Jerry Gomez, Ofc. JR Smith, Ofc. Mick Gaglia, Kelly Kovac-Reedy and Tracy & Bree Hopkins.  Mary had a Block Meeting on her 500 Block of 21st Street in the summer month of July 2007.  Carli's meeting was an opportunity for more residents to attend that were on vacation or who could not make it at the last opportunity.  It is a pleasure to meet the residents in their neighborhood and WE enjoy BLOCK MEETINGS every time!  Carli and Mary are examples of two blocks that work together for their neighborhood in the Hermosa valley.  Carli invited residents from 24th Street that currently do not have a Block Captain.  We appreciate your efforts.


The Office of Assemblymember Ted Lieu and the Hermosa Beach

Neighborhood Watch will be sponsoring a Child Fingerprinting event!


Sunday January 27, 2008 


 1 PM to 3 PM

Hermosa Beach City Council Chambers

1315 Valley Drive





Monday 1-7-08 - Sunday 1-13-08


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)


Monday 1-7-08


Area 2



00 (Unit) block 21st Ct

Suspicious person

There was a male and a female see in the area. They were walking up and down the street looking down driveways. Both subjects were contacted and a Field Identification card (FI) was created on both of them.


Tuesday 1-8-08


Area 3


415 PC

Prospect and 8th St


There were several calls of solicitors in the area. At 2:40 PM, Ofc. JR Smith located and advised several young adults soliciting magazines and books.  They were advised of the city permit requirements.



Area 1


415 PC

8th and Cypress


Another call of solicitors in the area. HBPD arrived and contacted different subjects and advised them on the city permit requirements.


Tuesday night 1-8-08


Area 2


459 PC

24th Pl and Valley Dr

Residential Burglary

While working as caretakers for an elderly woman, both suspects obtain checks belonging to victim and cash them at Vons, Hermosa Beach. Suspect seen on video tape in store. Officers arrested suspects as they arrived to work. Male is a third striker and female on probation for 211 PC (Robbery).


Wednesday 1-9-08


Area 1


459 PC

1300 block of Valley Dr

Vehicle Burglary

There was a locked vehicle that was entered and items taken. There was a bag of electronics, CD's and a cell phone taken.

 Friday 1-11-08


Area 3


415 PC

1600 block of Prospect


There was a call of a subject in the area. HBPD arrived and located the subject and advised him of the city requirements.

 Thursday 1-10-08


Area 3


484 PC

10th and Prospect


There was a call of someone going through the recyclables in the area. There area checked negative for the subject, GOA / UTL. 


Area 3


594 PC

800 block of Ocean Dr


There was a call of Graffiti on a fence in the area. The suspects used chalk to write on the fence. There was no permanent damage and this was reported for documentation purposes. 



C.E.R.T. - Community Emergency Response Team



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. 



(310) 318-0239

emergency kit

We are so honored to have been involved with A SHOW OF HANDS FOR HERMOSA HANDPRINT WALL.  We appreciate that the money collected will be "given back" to the community as FITNESS STATIONS position along the Greenbelt.  The organizations that we worked with did a fabulous job bringing this to YOU and then by putting together an amazing DEDICATION CELEBRATION packed with fun fitness events and a great raffle!


We hope to see you there!


Saturday, February 9th from 11a.m. - 1p.m.


Click HERE to see the FLYER.

Click HERE to see the MAP.

If you would like to help HBNW by volunteering at the event, please contact Kelly.


Thank you in advance to the HBNW residents who have already signed up!


Dorothy & Ken Hartley, Jennifer Chew, Betty Ryan, Karen Renner and Sara Kroll.



For fun, you could trip the breakers in your home and sit in the dark for a few hours coming up with an emergency plan -- a plan that includes food, water, a light source and a way to stay warm.


Residents warned about door-to-door solicitors


An affluent safe community is a solicitor's paradise and the streets of Manhattan Beach from time to time are targeted. Homes in the 3200 block of Walnut Avenue were recently on the path of a magazine subscription scam artist, according to resident Will Joseph.


"809" Phone Scam - Beware


The Scam Works Something Like This. You get an e-mail, voicemail, or page telling you to call a phone number with an "809", "284", "876" (or some other area code to collect a prize.



LACBA Disaster Resource Page

Helping Handbook for Individuals and Small Businesses Affected by the 2007 Southern California Wildfires or other disasters



Here are the latest crime reports to pass on to your blocks, including many vehicles that were broken into in area 4 with items in clear view. Take the time to remove items from your cars, lock your car and save yourself some grief. Remember, if your car is locked and someone breaks into it, it's a felony. If it is unlocked it is only a misdemeanor. So always lock up under any circumstances and take those iPods and purses into the house with you.

Area 3

1/03/08 - 1/08/08    Unknown time        800 block of 12th Court

(Vehicle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took the catalytic converter from the victim's Toyota 4Runner which was parked and locked on the street in front of his residence. A wrench was found under the vehicle.

Area 3

1/12/08    4:30 p.m. - 6:30p.m.                 2800 block of Pine Avenue

(Yard Theft) A family that was moving in placed several items in front of their house and garage. Unknown suspect(s) took a TV, stereo receiver and a CD player from this area.

Area 4

1/11/08 - 1/12/08  6 p.m. - 10:15a.m.      800 block of 3rd Street

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked her vehicle on the street near her residence and returned to discover unknown suspect(s) had smashed the right-front and rear passenger windows. Suspect(s) stole two purses from the rear passenger area and a pair of sunglasses from the center console.

Area 4

1/11/08 - 1/12/08 8 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.   800 block of 3rd Street

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked the vehicle in the driveway of the residence. She returned to discover the right rear passenger window had been smashed and her purse and its contents, including a license, credit cards, and several gift cards were missing. No suspects were seen or heard.

Area 4

1/11/08 - 1/12/08   10 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.     800 block of 3rd Street

(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the left rear window of the victim's vehicle which was parked and locked in the driveway. Suspect(s) took a briefcase containing miscellaneous papers which was found later down the street.

Area 4

1/11/08 - 1/12/08    6:30 p.m. - 9:20 a.m.    500 block of Anderson

(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the rear passenger window on the locked vehicle which was parked on the street in front of the residence. Suspect(s) took an iPod, satellite gauge and a leather bag.

Area 4

1/11/08 - 1/12/08  11 p.m. - 11 a.m.        800 block of Highview

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in his driveway. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the front right window and took an iPod from the front seat.

Area 4

1/12/08   2 a.m. - 9 a.m.                          700 block of 8th Street

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked his vehicle in front of his house and locked it. He returned to find the front passenger window had been smashed and unknown suspect(s) had taken an iPod and iPod charger from the vehicle.

Area 6

1/13/08     1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.    600 block of Ocean Drive

(Bicycle Theft) The victim was moving items from his attached garage to the inside of his residence and was away from the garage for five minutes. Unknown suspect(s) took the victim's unlocked bicycle from the garage.

Area 9

1/11/08      7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.           500 block of 29th Street

(Vehicle Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) broke the driver's side view mirror and left footprints on the hood of the vehicle which was parked and locked across the street from the residence. Entry was not made to the vehicle.

Here are the latest crime reports to pass on, including a residential burglary and another catalytic converter. Please pass on to everyone you know, especially those that drive Toyotas. Thank you.

Area 1

1/6/08 - 1/6/08   9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.      1800 block of N. Meadows Avenue

(Vehicle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took a cell phone, wallet and a gift card from the victim's unlocked vehicle which was parked in her driveway. A neighbor found the victim's wallet in their yard and called the victim.

Area 4

1/4/08 - 1/7/08    11 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.       200 block of Larsson Street

(Residential Burglary) The victim secured his residence upon leaving. When he walked in the front door he saw several drawers in a hallway cabinet open, and realized his house had been burglarized. A dining room door leading to the backyard that had been locked was found open a few inches, although there were no signs of forced entry. Several items were taken including a large screen television, a safe, cash and several pieces of jewelry.

Area 9

1/5/08 - 1/6/08   6 -8p.m.       600 block of Rosecrans Avenue

(Vehicle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) stole the catalytic converter and 02 sensor from the victim's Toyota 4 Runner which was parked and locked on the street in front of his residence.