Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
We would like to
THANK Block Captain Adrienne Slaughter
for hosting a HBNW Introduction Meeting for apartment
complex. The meeting was attended by HBNW Coordinators
Kelly & Tracy, Chief of Police, Greg Savelli, HBPD
Motorcycle Officer, JR Smith and HBFD Capt. James Crawford.
HBNW CRIME LOG
This log contains crimes in HB that residents can read and
learn from in order to TARGET HARDEN their home, vehicles
Abbreviations Used by Officers:
- Reporting Party
UTL - Unable to Locate
GOA - Gone on Arrival
AREA 1 - BLUE (SOUTHWEST area bordered by Pier Ave, PCH &
AREA 2 - GREEN (NORTHWEST area bordered Pier Ave, PCH and
AREA 3 - RED (Every HB address on PCH and EAST to
AREA CRIME LOG
Monday 7-14-08 - Sunday 7-20-08
Solicitor400 block of Prospect Ave
There was a report of several subjects in the area
attemptingto sell magazines. The subjects were contacted and
advised of thecity requirements.
Solicitor1900 block of Bayview Dr
There was another call of a solicitor in the area. An
areacheck met with negative results, the subject was GOA /
~Theft2400block of Silverstrand
unknown suspect takes $1000.00 worth of gift cards
fromvictim's wallet. No further info at the time of this
~Theft2200 block of The Strand
The suspect took money out of the victim's pocket. A
witnesssaw this happen and detained the suspect. The suspect
wassubsequently arrested for theviolation.
459 PC ~Burglary4142nd
Items were taken from the parking garage at thelocation. No
further info at the time of thisreport.
~Vandalism2100 block of Monterey
unknown suspect put bananas, mustard and baking powderon
~Theft30th and Palm Dr
There was a report of a subject goingthrough the recyclables
in the area. An area check was negative; thesubject was GOA
~FoundDog6th St and Valley Dr
A citizen turned in a founddog. The dog was found in the
area of 6th and Valley Dr and wasplaced in City Yard kennel.
block of Myrtle
There was a 9 year old male soliciting inthe area for the LA
Times. He was GOA / UTL.
Solicitor1700 block of Monterey Blvd
Male Black 13 year old also sellingsubscriptions to LA Times
and asking for donations. The subject wasUTL. We think there
were picked up by a van prior to our arrival.
~Theft2nd St and Hermosa Ave
There was a subject taking recyclables inthe area. The
subject was contacted and advised on theviolation.
PC ~Battery/Vandalism24th St and Manhattan
There was a subject yelling for thepolice in the area. It
was originally unknown what had happened,either a battery or
a car jacking. A suspect vehicle description wasgiven as
HBPD units check the area. A match was located and
twosuspects were ultimately arrested for battery and
459 PC ~ BurglaryResidential900
block of 5th St
The resident returned home to findback door and window open.
There was a video game and a computermissing. Unk method of
entry, no force located. This occurred duringthenight.
25TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ~ America's Night Out
2ND ANNUAL HERMOSA BEACH NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Thank you for signing up for NNO 2008!
Block Captain Elizabeth Riley
Block Captain Ken & Dorothy Hartley
Block Captain Jan Barylski
Block Captain Julie Jennings
Block Captain Gloria Vialpondo
Block Captain Terrie Sanchez
Block Captain Jennifer Chew
Block Captain's Doris & Greg Eberhardt
Block Captain Janine Bozeman
Block Captain Nancy Amato
Block Captain Terrill Burnett
Tuesday, August 5th from 5:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
HB Police, Fire and City Officials will visit each
participating block with demonstrations and
engine/paramedic/motorcycle/police vehicle viewings.
HBNW is challenging participating blocks to a signature
dessert 'THROWDOWN' in the spirit of good fun inspired by
the television series on Food Network, Throwdown with Bobby
Each neighborhood will compete and the winner from each
block will be entered to compete with the other block
winners. A NNO 2008 Hermosa Beach Block resident will be
chosen and win a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
HBNW won an award for our first time entry out of 11,000
communities that joined in on this one night event. View
website for more information on 25th Annual Event which
takes place in neighborhoods NATIONWIDE.
NEW DATE for READY THE RESIDENT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2008
1P.M. - 3:30P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
MYN materials, light snack, HBNW bottled water and a door
Reserve your seat
Once the event occurs,
Your Neighborhood" (MYN)
is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for
disasters. It is a program that HBNW has adopted and is
mandatory that all Block Captains attend and implement on
MYN will help you to:
Learn the "9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster"
to secure your home and to protect your neighborhood. It is
hard to think clearly following disaster and these steps
will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can
minimize damage and protect lives.
Identify the Skills and Equipment each neighbor has that
would be useful in an effective disaster response. Knowing
which neighbors have supplies and skills helps your disaster
response be timely, and allows everyone to contribute to the
response in a meaningful way.
Create a Neighborhood Map identifying the locations of
natural gas for quick response if needed.
Create a Contact List that helps identify those with
specific needs such as elderly, disabled, or children who
may be home alone during certain hours of the day.
together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during the
first hour following a disaster and take the necessary
purchase the MYN bag
for under your bed. For any kit purchased from More
Prepared, including the MYN bag, free shipping to HB
residents applies when you enter Coupon Code MYN2008.
For any other kit, please use Coupon Code HB2007.
Courtesy of the HB Fire Department
Engine company was out Saturday night, which was pretty
busy, but no overcrowding conditions were found, and no
other problems noted.
BRING THE FAMILY FOR A FUN NIGHT OUT UNDER THE STARS!
Remember the good time you had 2 years
ago at the First
Taste at the Beach?
Well, it's time again to order your tickets.
Kiwanis is supporting Project Touch this year.
website for all the details including:
. How to order tickets
. Info on Project Touch
. Restaurants and Vintners
. Silent Auction Items
. Photos from 2006 and 2007 events
Reserve August 17, 2008.
Hope to see you there!
~Hermosa Beach Kiwanis
MBNW CRIME LOG
Here are the latest crime reports to pass on. Also,
dent repair scam that has been happening in
town, please read the latest information from our Crime
Prevention officer Mark Vasquez at the bottom of this
07/09/08 - 07/12/08 6 p.m. - 10
a.m. 700 block of 12th Street
from yard) Unknown suspect(s) stole the
victim's unsecured propane grill that was stored outside
next to the residence.
0714/08 2:30 p.m. - 5
p.m. 4th Street and Valley Drive
burglary) The victim parked and locked his
vehicle on the street. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the front
passenger side window and stole a backpack that was on the
floorboard. Items stolen included an iPod and clothing.
a.m. 34th Street and The
bicycle) The victim parked his bicycle near
the lifeguard tower. A citizen yelled at him and said that
someone was taking his bicycle. He described the suspect as
a male Black with facial hair, short dark hair, wearing
jeans, no shirt and a towel wrapped around his neck. The
victim chased the suspect and caught up with him and asked
for his bike back. The suspect said he needed the bike to
get out of the area but gave the bike back to the owner.
Officers located the suspect in the area riding another
bicycle and arrested him.
Basically two males will knock on victim's home. They say
they notice the victim's car has dents or scratches and that
they can remove them for a discounted price of about
$300.00. They put putty on car and tell victim not to remove
it for several days and when the victim removes the putty,
there is paint damage and the dent has not been fixed.
Please call MBPD if these men approach you as they are
working without a business license and we will issue
citations for this violation. There is no crime as far as
the bad work being done, this is a civil issue. That is why
we need to use the no business license angle.
Sign Language for Emergency Situations
Have you ever thought about how you might communication to
someone you are assisting that cannot hear you? The
following link is a booklet of easy to follow sign language
phrases presented by the American Red Cross. Learn a sign a
day; it could make a difference in someone's life.
Is your money safe?
Take a few minutes and be absolutely certain.
The FDIC Web site (www.fdic.gov/EDIE)
offers explanations about which types of accounts qualify
County out to avert West Nile epidemic
Officials are especially concerned about the large number of
receding and stagnant swimming pools providing prime
"We are having a big problem with house foreclosures and the
resulting unattended swimming pools," Kluh said. "If you
have a foreclosure in your area, contact your local vector
control district if you think the swimming pool is going
· For more information, go to
· To report a stagnant pool, call 562-944-9656
L.A. disaster prep flawed
While police, fire and other individual departments have
good plans to respond to large-scale emergencies such as an
earthquake or terrorist attack, L.A. lacks an overarching
strategy on how to manage a crisis. Collaboration with
other government, private and nonprofit entities needs
THE GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Tracy and Kelly attended the KICK OFF EVENT on June 4, 2008
in Pasadena for the largest earthquake drill in U.S.
We signed the GIANT MAP OF CALIFORNIA with all the attendees
from around California as a commitment to the drill.
It is a week in November of special events organized to
inspire Southern Californias to get ready for big
earthquakes and to prevent disasters from becoming
The City of Hermosa Beach will participate in the earthquake
drill on Thursday, November 13th at 10a.m. when a DROP,
COVER AND HOLD drill will be asked by HBNW of all residents
regardless of where you are. Our emergency First
Responders, HB Fire and Police will be running a drill with
the County of Los Angeles. The County will be running a
drill with the California Office of Emergency Management in
Sacramento. We are in the planning stages with the
Police, Fire, Public Works, Chamber of Commerce, School
District, Amateur Radio and the City Manager to organize a
city-wide drill. We will keep you posted of details.
TERM SCENARIO INFO ON DRILL
GRAPHICS AND MOVIES
PROJECT UPDATES AND PRESS RELEASES
NOVEMBER EVENTS AND INFO
City Council & All Commission meeting media clips are
arranged by date, with the most recent at the top of the
list. Click Video to view the meeting with documents, or
Agenda / Minutes to see just the documents. You can also
search the archives by typing keywords into the Search box.
Hermosa Beach City Council and All Commission AGENDA'S,
MINUTES AND VIDEO
FOCUS ON SENIORS
FANNY PACK EMERGENCY KIT
Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch and the newly established
Hermosa Beach Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission
applied for and received a Micro Enrichment Grant from the
Beach Cities Health District. The grant will be used to
purchase and distribute 138 Disaster Supply Fanny Packs to
disabled and/or homebound seniors residing in Hermosa
Beach. We have given 30 packs to our HB residents as this
apply please contact Kelly@saferhermosabeach.com or
ALL ELSE FAILS, COUNT ON
ATTENTION RESIDENTS and BUSINESS OWNERS!
Forward this link to all of our friends & neighbors that
live in Hermosa Beach.
A link to the city web page for residents to go to add their
phone number to the city telephone notification/information
message system, Code Red. The link provides information
about the system, how it will be used and allows residents
to add their phone number so they will be in the system for
SIGN UP FOR CODE
NEW GELATO & CAFFE NOW OPEN ~ 20% OFF to HBNW members - next
to Comedy and Magic Club!
Mention that you are a member and receive a discount! You
do not need to print this coupon for discount.
ACCURATE EMERGENCY SERVICES
We are very proud and supportive of this new adventure for
two local entrepreneurs who can give you the peace and mind
of knowing where your gas, electric & water shut off valves
are and putting labels on them so that EVERY FAMILY MEMBER
knows what to do should they need to be turned OFF. For
HBNW members, $39.95 will get you a shut off valve wrench
and the PERSONALIZED fact sheet. Many of us think we will
know how to do this when a disaster occurs. HOWEVER, it is
proven that our mind goes "RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW" and we have
a hard time focusing and performing basic tasks such as
this. This is a great new addition to our MAP YOUR
NEIGHBORHOOD program too!
SOUTH BAY FIRE EXTINGUISHER
10% OFF TO HBNW RESIDENTS!
1068 Aviation Blvd
A HB business has offered a $20.00 special to HBNW residents
for a TAC WELD to the Catalytic Converter on your car.
This is a crime that can happen in broad daylight without
you even knowing it until you start your engine. Then, you
HEAR IT. A TAC WELD is a means to impede the criminal who
has just a wrench to losen the bolts. HBPD has seen a
change in the M.O. of the catalytic converter thefts
recently. The new M.O. involves the thieves using a "Sawzall"
to cut the exhaust pipe and remove the converter. Try the
weld for $20.00 and then you will know that you did what you
could to prevent the crime and make your car less of a
Pacific Coast Highway
C.E.R.T. - Community Emergency Response Team
C.E.R.T. Academy No. 39 -
2008 to October 25, 2008
A team of Redondo Beach firefighter instructors provide the
training and will cover topics including disaster
preparedness, CPR & First Aid, disaster medical operations,
damage assessment, fire suppression, light search and
rescue, disaster psychology & team organization.
Link to the Redondo Beach Fire Department CERT information.
Link to the Redondo Beach CERT Alumni association
Order your supplies TODAY!Hermosa Beach resident COUPON
CODE HB2007 for FREE SHIPPING TO HB.
PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITES
HBPD - HBFD
HB FIRE STATION
CITY OF HERMOSA