Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008
We would like to
THANK Block Captain's Leanne Bemis-Heuer and Chris Alexander
and the 2200 - 2300 Block of The Strand and Hermosa Avenue
for hosting a HBNW Introduction Meeting. The meeting was
attended by HBNW Coordinators Kelly & Tracy, Chief of
Police, Greg Savelli, HBPD Office Dave Bohacik, HB Fire
Captain Brian Scott and EPAC Commissioner Al Benson.
The Hermosa Beach Police and the South Bay DUI Task Force is
DUI checkpoint on Saturday, August 30th from 8 PM to 4 AM.
Volunteers are needed
to assist with the checkpoint. Any Neighborhood Watch member
is invited to help us put on this very visible checkpoint to
deter drunk driving. Anyone wanting to help should email
Sgt. Tom Thompson at
We would like to wish Chief of Police Greg Savelli a HAPPY
2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY.
The Neighborhood Watch program is fully supported by him and
his department. We appreciate all the hours he dedicates to
the continued growth of neighborhood involvement in crime
prevention and disaster preparedness.
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
- Unable to Locate
- Gone on Arrival
Field Identification Card
- information taken "in the field" on a person; such as
name, address, distinguishing marks, clothing if needed for
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
7-28-08 - Sunday 8-3-08
block of 21st St
was a call of a subject going through recyclables in
the area. Subject contacted and advised on the
block of 2nd St
reporting party called because she heard someone
walking around inside of her residence. HBPD
responded and checked the residence and the
surrounding area and met with negative results. No
one was seen and there were no signs of forced
was a suspicious person located in the area. He was
contacted and found to be on probation for burglary.
A field identification card was completed.
block of 9th St
was report of a theft of skateboards in the area.
Two skateboards were taken during the night. No one
was seen or heard.
St and prospect
was a report of a subject taking recyclables in the
area. The subject was described as a female Hispanic
and an area check for her was negative, she was GOA
Courtesy of the HB Fire Department
Life Safety/Occupancy Load checks were performed by the
enforcement team on Friday, August 1st. Overall, the
establishments in town were generally light and no
overcrowding citations were issued.
Saturday night, August 2nd, the Engine Company was called
out to Union Cattle by the police department due to possible
overcrowding. The Fire Department conducted a count of
patrons and found the establishment to be within approved
occupant load limits.
MBNW CRIME LOG
Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police
As you read, you will see that in a couple of them,
suspicious people were spotted, or something seemed odd, but
no one called the police. Again, we remind you to call the
police any time you suspect something suspicious and let
them decide if it is something to investigate. That is their
job, and they are grateful for any leads they get. Remember
the number is 310-545-4566 from a cell phone. And lock up
even if you are gone for a short time - or decide to go to
08/03/08 8 p.m. - 8:30
p.m. 100 block of 25th Street
(Residential Burglary) The residents left
their house for a short walk, leaving the back door open and
the front door closed but unlocked. When they returned they
discovered a purse that had been left on the kitchen counter
was gone. The purse contained a camera, keys, checkbook,
sunglasses and various credit cards. A neighbor did see two
black males loitering on the street and thought it was odd
that they were hanging around but did not call the police in
case they were just waiting around for a ride. The subjects
were described as in their 20's, with shaved heads.
08/03/08 9 p.m. - 11
p.m. 400 block of Rosecrans Avenue
(Residential Burglary) The victim went to
sleep leaving the front door open. When he woke up he
discovered his wallet containing cash, driver's license,
debit card and credit cards, and car keys were missing from
08/03/08 - 08/04/08 8 p.m. - 10
a.m. 1700 block of Voorhees Avenue
Theft) The victim parked his vehicle on the
street, but did not lock it. He returned to find unknown
suspect(s) had taken the radio from the vehicle.
08/03/08 8:20 p.m. - 8:35
p.m. 100 block of Moonstone
(Residential Burglary) The resident left his
house to walk his dog, leaving a front and rear door closed
but unlocked. When he returned he discovered his unlocked
bicycle was missing from the front of his garage and two
computers, an iPod, and a cell phone were missing from his
home office. The resident said when he left his residence he
noticed two male adults, dark complexion (no further
description) standing in the poorly lit portion of the
street several houses east of his residence, but did not
recognize them as neighbors.
07/20/08 - 07/26/08 Unknown
time 1300 block of Voorhees
(Catalytic converter) Unknown suspect(s)
removed the catalytic converter from the Toyota Tacoma which
was parked and locked on the street.
07/31/08 3:10 p.m. - 3:20
p.m. Rosecrans Avenue & Flournoy Road
(Robbery) Three victims were standing on the
southeast corner of Rosecrans and Flournoy waiting for a
taxi when they were approached by three black male suspects.
One suspect pointed a silver semi-automatic handgun at one
victim and demanded money. Fearing for her life she handed
over some cash and a traveler's check. The suspect then
turned to another victim and demanded the iPod. The three
suspects ran south bound on Flournoy Road out of sight. One
suspect is described as approximately 18 years old, 5'8" to
6 feet tall with a medium build and black hair, wearing a
black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The second suspect
is also approximately 18 years old 5'7" to 6" tall with a
thin build and black hair, wearing a red short sleeve
t-shirt. Suspect 3 was only described as a male black adult,
no further description.
07/29/08 1 a.m. - 5:45
a.m. 500 block of 21st Street
from yard) Unknown suspect(s) took an
unsecured baby stroller containing two blankets and cash
from the front porch of the residence.
07/26/08 - 07/28/08 Midnight - 11:45
a.m. 2500 block of The Strand
(Graffiti) Unknown suspect(s) wrote graffiti
on two garages and a city street sign with blue ink.
2ND ANNUAL HERMOSA BEACH NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Amazing Night Out with Neighborhoods!
We will send out an entire e-mail featuring photos taken
from the blocks that participated. We awarded 8 NNO
Throwdown Challenge Ribbons and an Overall Winner.
Everyone had a great time!
Thank you to our Block Captains for organizing their
Thank you to the HB Police and Fire Departments.
Thank you to the HB Public Works Department.
Thank you to our Mayor and City Councilmen.
Thank you to the HB Community Resources Department.
And especially, our HB City Manager!
We could not have done it without you all!
THANK YOU TO BLOCK CAPTAIN ADRIENNE SLAUGHTER FOR SETTING
THE DATE TO TEACH THIS PROGRAM TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
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
"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
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.
Once the event occurs, preparedness ends and response &
DID YOU KNOW?
Clandestine Laboratory Register was
recently updated on DEA.gov. In this registry you can view
a list of locations (by state, county, address) where law
enforcement agencies reported finding chemicals or other
items that indicated the presence of either clandestine drug
laboratories or dumpsites. The National Clandestine
Laboratory Register can be found by clicking here. (Note: Be
sure you read the conditions of use prior to accessing this
database on DEA.gov.)
STORM WORM VIRUS
07/30/08-Be on the lookout for spam e-mail spreading
malicious software (malware) which mentions "F.B.I. vs.
facebook." The e-mail directs the recipient to click on a
link to view an article about the FBI and Facebook. Once the
user clicks on the link, the "Storm Worm" malware is
downloaded to the Internet-connected device, causing it to
become infected with the virus and part of the Storm Worm
botnet. A botnet is a network of compromised machines under
the control of a single user. Botnets are typically set up
to facilitate criminal activity such as spam e-mail,
identity theft, denial of service attacks, and spreading
malware to other machines on the Internet.
The Storm Worm virus has capitalized on various holidays and
fictitious world events in the last year by sending millions
of e-mails advertising an e-card link within the text of the
wary of any e-mail received from an unknown sender. Do not
open any unsolicited e-mail and do not click on any links
you have received this, or a similar e-mail, please file a
Homeless Man Returns Lost Purse With $1000 Inside!
homeless man who found a purse containing nearly $1,000
returned it to a needy mother of three -- but admits he
thought about keeping the cash.
Building codes get credit after quake
The city was just a few miles from the epicenter of the
5.4-magnitude temblor, but withstood the shaking with almost
no damage at all. Other communities farther away saw fallen
bricks, cracked walls and windows, warped door frames and
broken water mains and gas lines.
rattle, roll out a plan for a bigger quake
"Tuesday was a good wake-up call for everyone," said Dale
Cox, project manager of the U.S. Geological Survey's
multihazards demonstration project. "It was a good chance
for everyone to be conscious that they live on shaky ground
and they should do something about it."
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
have given 40 packs to our HB residents as this point.
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!