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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

 

 

 

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

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ~ READY THE RESIDENT

:: 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

:: Accurate Emergency Services

:: We are here for you!

:: LOCAL SUPPORT ~ Fire Extinguishers, Tac Weld and GELATO!

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

:: GOT EMERGENCY KITS? GET THEM NOW.

:: IMPORTANT HB Phone Numbers and Websites

 

RECOGNITION

 

 

 

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3 months, 0 days 

Time is Running Out to Participate in the
The Great Southern California ShakeOut

 

Imagine 21 million Southern Californians crawling under their desks at the exact same moment to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Is it one of the major earthquakes that we're preparing for? No-but it could be.

 

On November 13, join students, businesses, organizations, firefighters, police officers and emergency responders in the country's largest-ever earthquake preparedness exercise-the ShakeOut Drill.

 

Register today for the ShakeOut. Registration is free and open to anyone!

You may find answers to your questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

As a registered shakeout participant you will:

Be notified of ShakeOut news and updates

Get connected with other participants

Create your own preparedness network of family, friends and coworkers

Set an example that motivates others to get prepared

Create and share your personal ShakeOut activities and stories


 

Don't be Left Out!

REGISTER NOW
Please register online with the appropriate form below, or download our printable version (116 KB PDF) and mail or fax your registration.

If you are an individual or family:
Register Yourself or Your Family
If you are a business:
Register Your Business
If you are a school, district, or educational organization:
Register Your School or District

If you are an organization, government agency, news media, or other group:
Register Your Organization

Please let HBNW know if you register as we would like to acknowlege YOU!

 

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Summer Safety Tips Around Your Home
When the weather warms up, millions of Americans find themselves outside working on maintaining their lawns and yards. Criminals know this and watch for easy opportunities to steal from people when they are distracted. People often make simple mistakes such as leaving doors or gates open, inadvertently giving unwanted visitors an invitation onto their property.

 

Burglars can an will, if the opportunity is easy enough, walk right through an open front door or a gate leading to the back yard, grab what they can and run off. It only takes a minute for you to become their victim, so always keep the front door locked, and side gates closed.

 

Another common mistake many people make is to leave their garage door up while they are working outside. This provides a perfect opportunity for a criminal to get in and grab any valuable items they have in the garage. A tool shed is another easy target when the door is left hanging open. You can avoid these types of hazards by remembering to be watchful and vigilant, keeping all doors, gates and windows closed and never giving a thief an easy target. 

 

Summer Outdoor Safety Tips
During the summer people spend more time outside, going on walks, outings for the day and vacations. Statistics show that people who plan ahead are far less likely to become victims of a crime.  An evening walk can be a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the warm weather. When you invite someone to go with you, not only will you have a companion, you will also be safer.

As temperatures rise, people flock to beach where they can cool off in the water. Anywhere a large number of people will be gathering is a potential hot spot for criminals such as pick pockets and thieves. Enjoy your summer activities but remember to watch over your belongings at all times. Never leave any personal items unattended, even for a moment. Men should place their wallets in a front pocket so they are more difficult to grab, and women should always keep their purses close to them.   Cars get very hot in the summer, and people tend to leave their windows down. This offers easy access to any criminal. Never leave anything of value inside your car, especially if is not completely sealed and locked up.  Criminals may use the warm weather as an excuse to prey on victims, but people who can remember simple safety precautions and take a few steps to prevent crime can avoid being a victim. 
 



 

 

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 8-4-08 - Sunday 8-10-08
 

             

 

 Kelly was unable to go to the PD this week.  Sgt. Tom Thompson will assist HBNW with the CRIME LOG later this week.  Thanks in advance for your understanding.

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

Courtesy of the HB Fire Department

 

A good report!  We inspected all 25 restaurant/bar public assemblies on Saturday night.  All were in compliance with occupancy load limits. All owners, managers and security staff were very cooperative.

 

MBNW CRIME LOG

Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department 

 

Area 2
 08/12/08                                   12:30 a.m. - 5:45 a.m.               1700 block of 11th Street
(Residential Burglary) The victim retired for the evening leaving a rear sliding glass door closed but unsecured. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through the door and took cash that was left on top of a wallet on the kitchen counter and a laptop computer from the kitchen area. Two other laptops were taken from couches in the living room. The residence was not ransacked. Earlier that evening at 8 p.m. the victim heard his doorbell ring and looked out through a peephole in the door, saw some shadows, but could not distinguish who was at the door due to darkness. He did not answer it. A neighbor reported that around the same time a young female rang her doorbell saying she was conducting a survey about the environment.
 
Area 9
08/11/08 - 08/12/08                   7 p.m. - 8 a.m.                          500 block of Rosecrans Avenue
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked her car on the street in front of her residence. Unknown suspect(s) used a pry tool to forcibly turn the driver's side lock and opened the glove compartment and removed the cover to the fuse box. The only thing missing was a gym bag containing an iPod, which was in the trunk.
 
Just a reminder. When someone comes to the door it is often prudent to let them know that you are home even though you have no intention of opening the door. And remember if you have a "No Soliciting" sign posted, it is illegal to solicit in MB. If you need a sign, give us a call and we will send you one out.
 


Area 1
08/09/08 - 08/10/08                   Midnight - 9:30 a.m.      1300 block of Lynngrove Drive
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked her vehicle on the street in front of her residence but left several items in plain sight. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the driver's side window and took a GPS and iPod from the vehicle.
 
Area 3
08/06/08                                    9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.     700 block of Center Place
(Garage burglary) Unknown suspect(s) took an unsecured bicycle from a garage that was unintentionally left open. The bike was covered by a blanket.
 
Area 6
08/05/08                                    8 a.m. - 8:0 a.m.           400 block of The Strand
(Stolen License Plates) Unknown suspect(s) stole the front license plate from the vehicle that was parked and locked behind the residence.

 
 


 

 

 

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THANK YOU TO BLOCK CAPTAIN PAULA BARKSDALE FOR SIGNING UP FOR THIS CLASS!

 

 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

 


 

 

Learning to Be Your Own Best Defense in a Disaster  How prepared are you for an emergency? One sign is your behavior during the office fire drill. Do you stop working and make the walk down the stairs to the exit? Or do you stay at your desk, ignoring the alarm and pleadings of the security staff?
 
 
 
Facing Potential Disastrous Events Nationwide Office Depot Offers
A recent national survey, commissioned by Office Depot, reveals that 40 percent of small businesses admit they are not ready for a disaster. 
 
 
 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 44 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

 

 

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! 
 

 

 

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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

 


NEW PACIUGO 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!  

1034 Hermosa Ave.

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