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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 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

:: C.E.R.T. - Register Now for Last Academy of the year!

:: 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!

:: GOT EMERGENCY KITS? GET THEM NOW.

:: IMPORTANT HB Phone Numbers and Websites

 

RECOGNITION

 Congratulations to recent CERT graduates!

Block Captain Rick Koenig participated in the El Segundo CERT Academy.

 Resident Ui Eli participated in the Redondo Beach CERT Academy.
 

Rick and John - El Segundo CERT photo

Rick and his business partner/friend, John fighting a fire at the Chevron fire training facility 
 

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Thank you for signing up!

Block Captain Julie Jennings 

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



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:
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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!

  • When leaving home, make sure that all doors and windows are locked - including the garage door.
  • Watch for loiterers and do not carry large sums of money.
  • If possible, travel with another person. This is especially true after dark.
  • When 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.
  • Don't carry anything more valuable than you can afford to lose.
  • Always leave all unnecessary credit cards at home.
  • When you shop and carry a purse, put it in your shopping bag.
  • At night, travel only well-lighted and well-traveled streets.
  • Never 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.
  • Beware of people who approach asking directions; keep a polite but safe distance.
  • A good 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.
  • Upon 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 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 CRIME LOG
Monday 8-11-08 - Sunday 8-17-08
 
 
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)
 

Wednesday 8-13-08
 
Area 2
 
Theft - 484 PC                         3200 block of Palm Dr

There was a subject in the area seen going through the recyclables. An area check for the subject was negative.

 
Area 2
 
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.


 
Area 1
 
Theft - 484 PC                      800 block of Hermosa Ave 

There was another parking pass taken from a vehicle. This vehicle was also parked and left unlocked.

 
Thursday 8-14-08
 
Area 1
 
Solicitor - 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.

           
Area 2
 

Theft - 487 PC                  1700 block of Bayview Dr
There 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.

 
 
Friday 8-15-08
 
Area 3
 
Solicitor - 415 PC                 9th St and Prospect Ave 
There 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.

 
 
Area 3
 
Disturbance - 415 PC         1800 block of Prospect Ave 
There 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.

 
 
Area 2
 
Theft - 484 PC                   Longfellow and Palm Dr
There were subjects seen going through recyclables in the area. An area check for the subjects was negative.

 
Area 1
 
Theft - 484 PC                    100 Block of Lyndon
There 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.

 
Saturday 8-16-08
 
Area 1
 
Vehicle Burglary - 459 PC    South Park parking lot 
A 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.

 
Area 2
 
Theft - 484 PC                          Longfellow and Palm Dr 
There 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 negative.

 
Area 3
 
Burglary - 459 PC                   1600 block of PCH Vehicle 
There 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. 

 
Area 3
 
Theft - 487 PC                        900 block of Aviation 
There 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.


 

 

RESTAURANT/BAR CHECK

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 Department 

 

Area 6
08/13/08 - 08/14/08                   10 a.m. - Noon              300 block of Manhattan Avenue
(Stolen Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) took an unlocked mountain bike that was left standing against the garage wall.
 

 

 

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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 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!   

 

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

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

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 year ahead.

Hate 'Text'

Research has proven that the main reason that kids bully via text-messaging is because they believe it is funny and harmless.

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 Area
 
In 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.
 
 
 THE 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)
tthompson@hermosapolice.org 
 

 

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 50 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! 
 

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

 


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

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