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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

 

 

 

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

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: National Night Out 2008 ~ Special E-News tomorrow!

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ SEPTEMBER CLASS ADDED!

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: 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'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 conducting a 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 tthompson@hermosapolice.org

 

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 and neighborhood.

 

Abbreviations Used by Officers:

RP - Reporting Party

UTL - Unable to Locate

GOA - Gone on Arrival

Field Identification Card - information taken "in the field" on a person; such as name, address, distinguishing marks, clothing if needed for future contact.


 

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 7-28-08 - Sunday 8-3-08
 

             

Tuesday 7-29-08

 

Area 3

 

484 PC

900 block of 21st St

Theft

There was a call of a subject going through recyclables in the area. Subject contacted and advised on the violation.

       

 

Wednesday 7-30-08

 

Area 1

 

Prowler

200 block of 2nd St

Prowler

The 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 entry.

       

 

Area 1

 

925

Pier head

Suspicious person

There 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.

       

 

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

Unit block of 9th St

Theft

There was report of a theft of skateboards in the area. Two skateboards were taken during the night.  No one was seen or heard.

       

           

Thursday 7-31-08

 

Area 3

 

484 PC

8th St and prospect

Theft

There 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 / UTL.

       

  

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

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.
 
On 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 Department 

 

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 sleep!!!  

Area 5
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.
 
Area 7
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 his kitchen.
 
Area 8
08/03/08 - 08/04/08                   8 p.m. - 10 a.m.                        1700 block of Voorhees Avenue
(Vehicle 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.
 
 
Area 10
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. 


Area 8
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.
 
Area 9
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.

Area 5
07/29/08                                    1 a.m. - 5:45 a.m.                     500 block of 21st Street
(Theft from yard) Unknown suspect(s) took an unsecured baby stroller containing two blankets and cash from the front porch of the residence.
 
Area 7
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. 


 
 

 

NNO Logo 2008

 

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 neighbors.
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!
 

 

  


 





 

 

 

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THANK YOU TO BLOCK CAPTAIN ADRIENNE SLAUGHTER FOR SETTING THE DATE TO TEACH THIS PROGRAM TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS!

 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

 

   

 

 

"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

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

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?
The National 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 spam e-mail.

 

Be wary of any e-mail received from an unknown sender. Do not open any unsolicited e-mail and do not click on any links provided.

 

If you have received this, or a similar e-mail, please file a complaint.
 

 


Homeless Man Returns Lost Purse With $1000 Inside!
A 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.
 

 

 

Shake, 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 Beach.  We have given 40 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

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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