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HBPD usually will see an increase in bicycle thefts in the summer. Please help them help YOU by writing down the description of your bicycle including most importantly the serial number. Also securing the bicycle helps keep them in your possession. 




Monday, June 9th  to Monday, June 16th, 2008


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)


Tuesday June 10, 2008


Area 3


459 PC

500 block Gentry

Residential Burglary

Suspects entered residence and stole several handguns.  No force was used.




Thursday June 12, 2008


Area 1


211 PC

800 block of Palm Dr


Ex-boyfriend enters residence and steals Victim's cell as she is calling the police.




Friday June 13, 2008


Area 1


459 PC

200 block of Monterey

Vehicle Burglary

Suspect punched the lock on the driver's door and took the DVD player from the dash.



Saturday June 14, 2008


Area 2


594 PC

700 Block 30th St

Vandalism to Vehicle

A driver's door window was smashed sometime during the night, but there does not appear entry was made or anything taken.




Area 2


594 PC

2900 block of La Carlita

Damage to door lock

Dents were found on the doors door lock, but there did not appear entry was made or anything taken.



Monday June 16, 2008


Area 1


484 PC

00 block 10th Ct

Stolen Bicycle

A bicycle was taken from an outside patio area sometime between Friday and Sunday.




Area 1


314 PC

2nd St/Beach Dr

Lewd Conduct

A suspect was observed masturbating inside a black SUV. The suspect was intent on watching young females walking nearby and did not see the witnesses walking by his vehicle. NOTE: This is the start of the summer and these types of incidents will occur more often. Please call 310-524-2750 immediately if you witness crimes occurring.




BE AWARE OF THOSE THAT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ELDERLY IN OUR COMMUNITY - Thank you to the resident that brought this to HBNW's attention and for telling the HBPD! 


Dear Block Captain Mishell.
My Mother in law was approached by a couple stating they were one of her neighbors that lived behind her house. They walked into her house uninvited through an open slider and started this very friendly conversation about repairing the rear fence. A women of medium build with long blond hair about 35-40 years of age and a guy about 40 5'9- 5' 11" with dark hair and fairly stocky started walking through her house checking out all of the bedrooms and closets, while the women talked with the owner. It scared mom, I have since put a locked screen door where they entered. They're parting shot was that they would need for her to sign something regarding the fence in the future. This occurred on Thursday, June 5th in the afternoon. I talked with all of the adjoining neighbors and am very satisfied that they never spoke with mom. I believe that this couple is targeting the elderly and may have plans to pull some kind of scam on her or anyone else that is easy pray.  I went to the police dept. and made out a report, but because nothing really happened there is nothing that they can do now. I wanted to keep the watch informed so as to keep a look out for this couple. Thank you for all that you do. - Your neighbor Mike




Area 1


06/13/08             12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.             1400 block of 19th Street
(Residential Burglary) The victim left his house for a short time and left a ground floor window open with the blinds closed. When he returned he heard wind blowing the blinds open. When he went to investigate he saw the window was completely open and the screen was bent and lying on the ground outside. The victim suspecting someone might still be inside, exited his house and called police. Three purses were missing from the closet in the master bedroom. A neighbor had noticed a black male adult in the area and was suspicious because he was walking down the middle of the street. He was wearing dark jeans, white t-shirt approximately 200 lbs., and 6' tall. When officers were investigating the incident on Prospect (see Area 8) they detained a person that matched the description that the witness gave and the suspect was arrested.
Area 8


06/13/08              12:45 p.m.                      400 block of S. Prospect Avenue
(Residential Burglary) The victim was gone for a short time and came home through the front door. She heard footsteps and thought her son might be home but got no response. When she entered the kitchen she saw the glass door had been smashed out and believing intruders might be inside, she ran out the door. When she reached the front yard she saw a male black subject running from her property carrying a blue bag. The victim ran after the suspect and saw him get into the passenger side of a tan BMW. The car had a cardboard dealership plate. Another witness that was driving in the area saw the male suspect running towards the vehicle and a female chasing him and she suspected a crime might have occurred.  She slowed down to get a description of the vehicle and the suspect. Officers pursued the vehicle, stopped it, found stolen property including several pieces of jewelry in a blue bag and arrested one individual. When they were making the arrest they received the information on the first incident and made a second arrest for the burglary on 19th Street.
Area 10


06/16/08        2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.              200 block of Rosecrans Avenue
(Residential Burglary) When the victim returned to her residence she realized it had been ransacked. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an open window by cutting the screen and removing it. In addition to ransacking all the rooms except the kitchen, several items had been taken including a large screen television, digital camera, laptop computer, coins and several pieces of jewelry. No suspects were seen or heard.


Area 9


06/18/08        9 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.          3600 block of Poinsettia Avenue
(Residential Burglary) The victim left her house and locked all the doors but left several windows partially open due to the heat. When she returned she found her master bedroom door closed and locked, and realized she had not left it that way. She then looked into another room and saw the window was wide open and the screen was missing. Fearing that a burglar might be inside, she ran out the front door and called police. It appeared that unknown suspect(s) climbed on a children's play set to access the window to enter the residence. Items stolen included several pieces of jewelry, cash, a camera and a flashlight.

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