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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

 

IN THIS ISSUE ~ click on link to go directly to section

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: National Night Out 2008 ~ Sign your block up today!

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ SEPTEMBER CLASS ADDED!

:: RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

:: MOVIES IN THE PARK ~ SURF'S UP!

:: TASTE AT THE BEACH ~ Aug. 17th

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: THE GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAKE OUT DRILL

:: See the Council Meetings and Commission Meetings ONLINE NOW!

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ FANNY PACK KITS

:: WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, Count on HBARA!

:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB

:: NEW GELATO STORE offers 20% discount to HBNW members!

:: Accurate Emergency Services

:: We are here for you!

:: LOCAL SUPPORT ~ Fire Extinguishers and Tac Weld

:: C.E.R.T. - Register Now for Next Academy!

:: GOT EMERGENCY KITS? GET THEM NOW.

:: IMPORTANT HB Phone Numbers and Websites

RECOGNITION

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 and neighborhood.

Abbreviations Used by Officers:

RP - Reporting Party

UTL - Unable to Locate

GOA - Gone on Arrival

 

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)

AREA CRIME LOG
Monday 7-14-08 - Sunday 7-20-08
 

            Tuesday7-15-08

Area3
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.


Area2
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 / UTL.


Area2
484 PC ~Theft2400block of Silverstrand

An unknown suspect takes $1000.00 worth of gift cards fromvictim's wallet. No further info at the time of this report.


Wednesday7-16-08

Area2
484 PC ~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.


Area1
459 PC ~Burglary4142nd St
Items were taken from the parking garage at thelocation. No further info at the time of thisreport.



Area 2
594 PC ~Vandalism2100 block of Monterey

An unknown suspect put bananas, mustard and baking powderon victim's vehicle.



Thursday7-17-08

Area2
484 PC ~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 / UTL.



Area 1
928 ~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.


Friday7-18-08


Area 2
Solicitor2400 block of Myrtle
There was a 9 year old male soliciting inthe area for the LA Times. He was GOA / UTL.


Area2
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.


Saturday7-19-08

Area1
484 PC ~Theft2nd St and Hermosa Ave
There was a subject taking recyclables inthe area. The subject was contacted and advised on theviolation.


Area 2
242/594 PC ~Battery/Vandalism24th St and Manhattan Ave
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 Vandalism.


Sunday7-20-08

Area3
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 Against Crime 

 

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

 

 

NNO 2007

 

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 Flay.  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.   

 

Last year, 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.

 

NNO 2007.2
 

 

Map Your Neighborhood Logo

 

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 prize provided.

Reserve your seat TODAY

Once the event occurs, preparedness ends and response & recovery begins!  

 "Map 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 their street.

 

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.

  Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during the first hour following a disaster and take the necessary actions.

  Link to 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.

 

FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES

 

 

RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

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!

 

Movie in the Park 2008

 

 

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.
 
Visit the 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, regarding the 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 e-mail.
 
Area 3
07/09/08 - 07/12/08                   6 p.m. - 10 a.m.                        700 block of 12th Street
(Theft from yard) Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's unsecured propane grill that was stored outside next to the residence.
 
Area 6
0714/08                                     2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.                     4th Street and Valley Drive
(Vehicle 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.
 
Area 7
07/14/08                                    10 a.m.                                     34th Street and The Strand
(Stolen 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.
 
Stay safe,
Sally
 
 
 
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.  


 
 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

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 for insurance.
 
  
County out to avert West Nile epidemic
Officials are especially concerned about the large number of receding and stagnant swimming pools providing prime mosquito-breeding grounds.
"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 unattended."
 
TAKE ACTION
        For more information, go to www.glacvcd.org or www.westnile.ca.gov.
        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 strengthening.

 

THE GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAKE OUT

 

 

SHAKE OUT LOGO

 

 

 

Tracy and Kelly attended the KICK OFF EVENT on June 4, 2008 in Pasadena for the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history. 

 

Kelly signing the GIANT MAP OF CALIFORNIA for Shake Out

 

We signed the GIANT MAP OF CALIFORNIA with all the attendees from around California as a commitment to the drill.

 

MYN 1

 

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 catastrophes.  

 

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.

 LONG 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 point.
 

To apply please contact Kelly@saferhermosabeach.com or call 310-374-1828.

 

 

 

 WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, COUNT ON HBARA

HBARA LOGO

 

CODE RED

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 city notifications.

 

SIGN UP FOR CODE RED

 

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.

 

GELATO 

 

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! 
 

 

 

AES

 

 

 

AES FACT SHEET 
 

    

CONTACT US!

 

SCHEDULE INTRODUCTION BLOCK MEETING

 

SCHEDULE POLICE OR FIRE RIDE-ALONG

 

SCHEDULE TOUR OF RCC-911 DISPATCH CENTER

 

E-MAIL KELLY KOVAC-REEDY

 

E-MAIL TRACY HOPKINS

 

VISIT US ON THE WEB

LOCAL SUPPORT

THANK YOU

 

SOUTH BAY FIRE EXTINGUISHER

10% OFF TO HBNW RESIDENTS!

1068 Aviation Blvd
Hermosa Beach

(310) 376-6901 

 

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 target. 

 

MIDAS Muffler

 3125 Pacific Coast Highway

(310) 376-8735

 

 

 

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

  C.E.R.T. Academy No. 39 - September 4, 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.

 

 To Link to the Redondo Beach Fire Department CERT information.

 To Link to the Redondo Beach CERT Alumni association

 

EMERGENCY KITS
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Order your supplies TODAY!Hermosa Beach resident COUPON CODE HB2007 for FREE SHIPPING TO HB.

PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITES

HBPD - HBFD DISPATCH

310-524-2750

 

HB POLICE STATION

310-318-0360

 

HB FIRE STATION

310-376-2479

 

CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH

(310) 318-0239