Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008
to recent CERT graduates!
Block Captain Rick Koenig participated in the El Segundo
Ui Eli participated in the Redondo Beach CERT Academy.
Rick and his business partner/friend, John fighting a fire
at the Chevron fire training facility
Thank you for signing up!
Block Captain Julie Jennings
Please let HBNW know if you register as we would like to
Don't be Left Out!
Please register online with the appropriate form below, or
(116 KB PDF) and mail or fax your registration.
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Street crime is on the increase in most large U.S. cities.
It is also becoming more prevalent in small communities. The
following list of "safeguards" will help protect you - and
may even save your life!
home, make sure that all doors and windows are locked -
including the garage door.
loiterers and do not carry large sums of money.
travel with another person. This is especially true
carrying a purse, women should have only 3 or 4 one
dollar bills placed inside. Credit cards, currency,
driver's license, keys and jewelry should be carried in
a coat or sweater pocket or concealed on your person to
reduce the opportunity of large losses. If you do carry
a purse, don't wrap the strap around your shoulder, neck
or wrist. If your purse is grabbed, a strong strap will
not yield easily and you may be injured. Some purse
snatch victims have been thrown off balance & received
concussions, broken hips, arms or legs.
anything more valuable than you can afford to lose.
all unnecessary credit cards at home.
shop and carry a purse, put it in your shopping bag.
travel only well-lighted and well-traveled streets.
hitchhike or accept rides from strangers.
Walk on the
side of the street nearest to oncoming traffic. If
accosted by someone in a car, run in the direction
opposite the way the car is headed.
people who approach asking directions; keep a polite but
suggestions for men is to carry a second wallet
containing a few $1.00 bills and old expired credit
cards, which are normally destroyed or discarded. If
confronted at knife or gunpoint, give the suspect the
second wallet and concentrate on a good physical
description to help the police in making the arrest.
returning home, particularly after dark, do not linger
at the entrance of your residence. Make a quick check
for mail or newspapers, and enter immediately. If you
feel something is strange, don't enter but go elsewhere
and call for police assistance.
If you feel
someone is following you, go to the nearest occupied
residence or building, and ask for assistance.
If you are
confronted with a dangerous situation, cry out for
assistance. Yelling "FIRE! FIRE!" instead of "Help!"
will generally bring faster attention.
If You Have Been Conned
The object of any con game is to cause you to part with your
money or other thing of value. Most con games are initiated
by people who approach you on the street or call on you at
your home. Be suspicious of ANY plan, idea, scheme, business
deal or whatever that requires you to part with your money
on short notice. If you feel you have been the victim of a
con game or an illegal business practice, notify the police.
Do not be embarrassed or hesitant to tell the authorities
for fear of ridicule. The sooner you notify the police the
greater your chances of recovering your property. You may
not be the only victim of whatever group is operating, and
your statements and those of other victims may help in
apprehending the suspects.
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 CRIME LOG
8-11-08 - Sunday 8-17-08
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
Theft - 484
block of Palm Dr
There was a subject in the area seen going through the
recyclables. An area check for the subject was negative.
Theft - 484
PC 400 block of Oak
There was Hermosa Beach parking pass stolen out of a
vehicle. The vehicle was parked and left unlocked.
Theft - 484
800 block of Hermosa Ave
There was another parking pass taken from a vehicle. This
vehicle was also parked and left unlocked.
415 PC 600 block of 8th St
There was a solicitor in the area. The subject was described
as a Male Hispanic Adult (MHA) 25 years old going door to
door. An area check for the subject was negative.
Theft - 487 PC
1700 block of Bayview Dr
was a mountain bike stolen fro the area. It was a Silver
Men's Trek Mountain Bike and it was locked to a rail. The
chain was cut and the bike was taken.
9th St and Prospect Ave
was a call of subject going door to door in the area. They
were located and contacted. They were advised ofthe city
requirements and advised.
- 415 PC 1800
block of Prospect Ave
was a call of several juveniles on the school grounds. The
juveniles were located and contacted regarding the violation
of being on school grounds while school is out. They were
advised of the violation and escorted out.
Theft - 484
Longfellow and Palm Dr
were subjects seen going through recyclables in the area. An
area check for the subjects was negative.
Theft - 484
100 Block of Lyndon
was a laptop taken from the area. A teenager victim left his
laptop unattended on the porch. When he returned the laptop
was missing. No one was seen or heard.
Burglary - 459 PC
South Park parking lot
vehicle was entered and there were no missing items
mentioned at the time of this report. The vehicle was
entered by the use of a slim jim.
Theft - 484
Longfellow and Palm Dr
were two subjects seen going through recyclables in the
area. There were in the alley removing recyclables from the
blue containers. An area check for the subjects was
459 PC 1600
block of PCH Vehicle
was a vehicle broken into in the area. The victim's purse
was taken from inside of the vehicle. This occurred during
the day between 2:00p.m. and 5:00p.m.
Theft - 487
900 block of Aviation
was a catalytic converter taken from a vehicle in the area.
No one was seen or heard. It appears that this occurred
during the day.
Courtesy of the HB Fire Department
Life safety/occupancy load checks were conducted Friday
night on the Plaza by the engine company crew. There were
no problems with any of the establishments.
MBNW CRIME LOG
Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police
08/13/08 - 08/14/08 10 a.m. - Noon
300 block of Manhattan Avenue
Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) took an unlocked
mountain bike that was left standing against the garage
THANK YOU FOR SIGNING UP FOR THIS CLASS!
Block Captain Paula Barksdale
Block Captain Liz Ingraham-Ono
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 &
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
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS
As summer vacations come to an end, students across the
country are heading back to school. Before your family
settles back into its school-year routine, take a minute to
review the following safety tips and get prepared for the
Research has proven that the main reason that kids bully via
text-messaging is because they believe it is funny and
Credit Cards and Identity Theft
While there is no 100 percent guaranteed method of
protection, taking a few online and offline precautions can
ensure that you won't be easy-pickings for some of the
craftier identity crooks:
Ensuring the Ability of Residents to Return to a Disaster
the event of widespread devastation to a region, the speed
with which cleanup
and rebuilding occurs may depend on how quickly debris on
private property can be removed. Generally, debris removal
from private property does not qualify for federal funding
because it is considered a responsibility of individual
property owners that may be covered by private insurance.
However, if residents move disaster-generated debris to a
public right-of-way (e.g., curbside), federal funding of
debris removal may be available. Therefore, to a certain
degree, the speed with which debris from private property is
removed will depend upon the speed with which residents are
able to return to the area and assist in the cleanup.
NEW ORLEANS INDEX
THE SPECIAL 3RD ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Three years after Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent levee
failures, this special edition of the New Orleans Index
examines the social and economic recovery of the New Orleans
metro area. Relying on more than fifty indicators, we
examine recovery progress to date for the city and its
surrounding parishes, with special emphasis on the changes
in the past year. Key findings are highlighted in "at a
glance" graphic representations.
HELP SUPPORT THE HB CHAPLAINCY SERVICE. YOUR $100.00
DONATION WILL ENTER YOU IN TO WIN A NEW PORSCHE.
There are only 750 tickets for sale. You can purchase them
from Sgt. Tom Thompson at the Hermosa Beach Police Dept.
(310) 318-0360 (station)
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 50 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
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!