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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008

 
 

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

:: HBPD K-9 FUNDRAISER ~ Thanks for coming today and see you TOMORROW!

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: HELPFUL WEBSITES

:: 2nd Annual SANTA RIDE 2008 - FLOAT ROUTE

:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB

:: VIP's ~ Give your time to support your community!

:: COMMUNICATION IS PRICELESS

:: LIFE SAFETY/OCCUPANCY ENFORCEMENT

:: ECO-FRIENDLY PLANET PALS

:: EMERGENCY KITS

:: COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS ONLINE NOW!

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ FANNY PACK KITS

:: CONTACT US!

:: IMPORTANT HB Phone Numbers and Websites

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

 

RECOGNITION

HBNW would like to WELCOME the new Fire Chief, David Lantzer to Hermosa Beach!  We look forward to working with him in our continued partnership with the HB Fire Department in Disaster Preparedness.

Thank you Rick Koenig for this picture of the FOG ROLLING IN!  You are right in that it does make you think 'what if'!

 Fog rolling in that looks like a tsunami

The attached photo was taken from my bedroom window and looked like a Giant South swell Tsunami.  Makes you think.     

     ~ Block Captain Richard L. Koenig

BEACH CITIES TOY DRIVE                                                
 
Drop off Toys at the Hermosa and Manhattan Fire Stations until December 19th!
 
PLEASE Attend the Wrapping Party
Saturday, December 20th

 11:00 a.m. until all the toys are wrapped!

 

Joslyn Center
1601 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach
Bring scissors, tape and any extra wrapping paper!
 
For information contact:
Vicki Garcia 310-374-4528
Richard Montgomery 310-780-3577

HOLIDAY CARD SUGGESTION

Idea sent to HBNW by Block Captain Diana Allen
When you do your Holiday cards this year, take one card and send it to
this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how
many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much
would get.


A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001  

 

 

STOP CRIME

 

Stay Safe During the Holidays
 

Don't let your holidays be ruined by becoming the victim of a crime. Unfortunately, not everyone out there has a peace-on-earth-goodwill-toward-men attitude at this time of year. 

Protecting Children During the Holidays

  • If possible, leave small children at home with a trusted babysitter.
  • Teach your child to go to a store clerk and ask for help in case your child is separated from you.
  • Teach children to stay close to you at all times while shopping.
  • Never allow children to make unaccompanied trips to the restroom.
  • Children should never be allowed to go to the car alone and they should never be left alone in the car.
  • Teach children their full name, address and telephone number to give to police officers or mall security. Teach children to immediately inform you if a stranger is bothering them.

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips 

  • Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member.
  • Dress casually and comfortably.
  • Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible.
  • Always carry your California Driver License or Identification Card along with necessary cash, checks and/or a credit card you expect to use.
  • Even though you are rushed and thinking about a thousand things, stay alert to your surroundings.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible.
  • Keep cash in your front pocket.
  • Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused.
  • Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home.
  • Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas.
  • Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
  • Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, "con-artists" may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.

Trash Digging Dangers

trash cans

 

So many ways exist for thieves to grab your identity, it's hard to believe sometimes that the 'old-fashioned' methods are still some of the most popular. For example, you mail box and your trash are two of the greatest risks to your identity. Mail scams happen all the time.

As the old saying goes, 'One man's trash is another man's treasure.' And it's so very true. 

In most cases, a trash digger is looking for items: gently used clothing, knick-knacks, CDs, movies, or anything else that can be recycled, reused, or sold to someone else. People throw away perfectly good stuff all the time. If it's in the trash and it's still good, why shouldn't someone get some use out of it, right?

That's a great theory, except for one small loophole. People also throw away a lot of paper. In fact, the average individual throws away about 860 lbs of paper a year; paper that's often printed with personal information.

Identity Theft Waiting to Happen

Many people don't even think about the junk mail they toss in the trash. Every piece of paper that has information about you on it can put you at risk.

Consider pre-approved credit card and mortgage loans, for example. On average, Americans receive four or more of these per week. And most of those people just toss them in the trash. They may not ever even open them up.

 home trash

Identity thieves can then come behind you, pull the approvals out of the trash along with the birthday card you received from Aunt Tessie, a copy of your bank statement or a credit card statement, and have nearly all of the information they need about you. It really is that simple.

Grab and Go Identities

To you, the idea of sifting through someone's trash sounds simply disgusting. To an identity thief, it's an ordeal worth going through. On average, a victim is worth about $31,000 dollars to a thief. Some may be worth less, others worth much more. But wouldn't you be willing to sift through a little trash if you knew you would most likely find about $31,000?

Once a thief has your trash, it's just a matter of separating your valuable information from everything else. Then the criminal takes that information and uses it to create new accounts, funnel money from existing accounts, and even to take over more personal aspect of your life. It's much easier to do than you might imagine.

By the time you discover the theft, the damage is done. All that's left to do is try to undo the damage. And that's a task that can take as much as two years to accomplish, so it's much easier to protect yourself from the start.

Protecting Your Identity

It's scary to realize that everything that you throw away could put you at risk. You can protect yourself, though. And it's easier than you think.

The best way to ensure that trash digging thieves don't gather enough information about you to steal your identity is to shred every piece of paper that you throw away. Shredding something doesn't meant to tear it into little pieces. It's also not wise to use a straight-cut shredder.

Straight-cut shredders cut paper only length-wise. With enough time and patience, a dumpster diver and put the pieces of your document back together, much like putting a puzzle together. Your best protection is a cross-cut shredder. Cross cut shredders cut both length-wise and width-wise, creating confetti out of your personal information that is too difficult and time consuming for criminals to want to put it back together.

 Everyone plays a role in creating and maintaining a safe environment.

 

REPORTING CRIME - HB Dispatch Number 310-524-2750
Be alert and observant wherever you are and learn to recognize signs of criminal behavior. Report all crime to the HBPD even if it is only an attempt. Crime cannot be controlled or prevented if it is not reported. By reporting crimes and suspicious activities you can protect yourself and others.

 

 

SEE YOU TOMORROW!

 

PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT THE NEW PUP IN TOWN!   

TAKE TIME TO PAWS (PAUSE) AND ENJOY A MEAL FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISER

 

PAWS

 

The Bottle Inn invites you to a fundraising event for the Hermosa Beach Police Department Police Dog "K-9" Program 

 

In support of HBPD and HBNW efforts to enhance police services to our community, the Bottle Inn has proposed to kindly donate 20% of the proceeds (excludes tax & tip) for lunch and dinner on Tuesday, December 2nd and Wednesday, December 3rd.  
 
The Bottle Inn has graciously offered to LAUNCH this fundraiser and the funds raised in these two days will go towards the purchase, training and care for a drug sniffing dog (non biting) that will be an essential addition to assist our HB Police Department and our neighboring South Bay Police agencies.
 
 Bottle Inn
The Bottle Inn 
  Located on 22nd Street @ Hermosa Avenue 
 
Two easy requirements: 
1. Please call 310.376.9595 for reservations. 
 2. Print this invitation and present to server.
 
 
Lunch is served from 11:30a.m. - 2:00p.m. 

 

Dinner is served from 6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
  

 PAWS

 

HBNW CRIME LOG 

Every Monday, Kelly views the HBPD Daily Activity Logs for the prior week.  With the assistance of Ofc. JR Smith or Lt. Tom Thompson, we select crimes that our residents can learn from in order to TARGET HARDEN their home, car or neighborhood.  This is a tool that is used to inform you about how the crime occurred, time of day and if there are any suggestions for the resident to learn from the crimes selected to further secure their home or car.
 
For those of you that are interested in seeing the monthly crime statistics for all crimes in HB, please click the link below. 

 

Hermosa Beach Police Department Monthly Report 


Thanks for your interest in the tools that we provide to you through HBNW and our unique partnership with the HB Police Department.  

  

AREA CRIME LOG

Monday 11-24-08 to Sunday 11-30-2008

 

 

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)

 

Abbreviations Used by Officers:
RP - Reporting Party
UTL - Unable to Locate
GOA - Gone on Arrival
FI - Field Identification Card - information taken "in the field" on a person; such as name, address, distinguishing marks, clothing if needed for future contact.

 Monday 11-24-08

 

Area 3

 

Solicit

1200 block of 21st St

Solicitor

There was a male seen going door to door. An area check for the subject was negative.

       

 

Area 3

 

Solicit

2000 block of Prospect Ave

Solicitor

There was a male black adult seen going door to door attempting to sell magazine subscriptions. The subject was located and advised of the city requirements.

       

 

Area 3

 

484 PC

900 block of 1st St

Theft

There was a bicycle taken from the location. The bike was removed from an open garage.

       

 

Area 3

 

Solicit

18th and Prospect

Solicitor

There was another solicitor call in the area. The subject GOA / UTL.

       

           

Area 2

 

925

2000 block of Springfield

Suspicious

There was a suspicious person call in the area. The subject was located and was found to be a solicitor. The subject could not provide identification and was subsequently transported to the HBPD jail for a Cal ID check. The subject was cited and released.  

       

 

Tuesday 11-25-08

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

1800 block of Monterey

Theft

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

       

 

 

Area 3

 

Solicit

900 block of 5th St

Solicitor

There was a call of a Male black adult going door to door soliciting. The subject was GOA / UTL.

       

  

Area 3

 

Solicit

1100 block of 10th St

Solicitor

There was another cal of a Female black adult going door to door attempting to sell magazine subscriptions. The subject was contacted an advised of the city requirements.

       

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

500 block of Pier Ave

Theft

There was a report of a stolen cell phone. The phone was taken from an unlocked vehicle. The suspect was subsequently arrested by MBPD with the phone in their possession.

       

 

Wednesday 11-26-08

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

1000 block of Sunset Dr

Theft

There was a shirt taken from a FedEx package that was left outside of residence. No one was seen or heard. NOTE: During the holidays it is very important to bring in deliveries as soon as you can when expecting them. There are opportunists out there looking for this type of opportunity especially during this holiday season.

       

 

Area 3

 

Solicit

1000 block of 5th St

Solicitor

There was another solicitor call in the area. The subject was GOA / UTL.

       

 

Thursday 11-27-08

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

2000 block of Manhattan Ave

Residential Burglary

A female suspect entered an unsecured residence and took a purse from a bedroom. The suspect returned the now empty purse to the victim and fled on foot away from the scene.

       

 

Friday 11-28-08

 

Area 3

 

415 PC

1800 Prospect (Hermosa View)

Disturbance

There were juveniles skateboarding on school grounds. The were contacted and advised that school grounds are off limits when school is not in session.

       

 

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

31st and Palm Dr

Theft

There was a call of a subject going through the recyclables in the area. An area check was negative.

       

 

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

600 block of Longfellow

Theft

There was a motorized wheelchair taken from the location. The wheelchair was located a short distance away and was returned to owner. No report.

       

 

 

Area 1

 

487 PC

100 block of Lyndon

Theft

There was a GPS, CDs and sunglasses taken from a vehicle in the area. The vehicle was parked in an underground parking lot unlocked.

       

 

Sunday 11-30-08

 

Area 2

 

594 PC

400 block of 30th St

Vandalism

There was a vehicle that was keyed during the night. No one was seen or heard.

       

 

 

 

Area 1

 

487 PC

1100 block of Hermosa Ave

Theft

There was a scooter taken from the location. No further information at the time of this report.

       

 

MBNW CRIME LOG

Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department 

Here are the latest crime reports to pass on, these two residential burglaries listed below are with suspects in custody.
 
Area 5
11/26/08 - 11/28/08                   9 a.m. - 6:57 p.m.                     200 block of 23rd Street
(Residential Burglary) The victim left his house, but was unable to lock the back doors. A suspect entered the residence and took a flat screen television and a blue ray player. Police were notified of a suspicious male carrying a television in the area and subsequently arrested the suspect.
 
Area 10
12/01/08                                    7:45 p.m. - 8:12 p.m.                  200 block of Shell Street
(Residential Burglary) A witness saw a suspect looking into a window at a residence that belonged to his brother. When he entered the residence he discovered that a laptop computer was missing. The witness called police, searched the area for the suspect and found him. The police arrived and arrested the suspect. 
 
Area 2
11/14/08                                    2 p.m. - 5 p.m.                          200 block of North Rowell Avenue
(Grand Theft) The victim was expecting some packages of clothing. He was informed that they had been delivered by UPS but they were not there when the victim returned home. Two suspicious cars were seen in the area, one before the delivery and one that pulled into his driveway after the UPS truck left. The packages were not located.
 
Area 3
11/25/08 - 11/26/08                    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.                 00 block of Laurel Square
(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked and secured her vehicle on the street near her residence and returned to find the vehicle gone. No suspects were seen or heard.
 
Area 7
11/21/08 - 11/23/08                   4:30 p.m. - 11:50 a.m.               300 block of Rosecrans Avenue
(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked and locked her vehicle on the street and returned to find unknown suspect(s) had taken the vehicle.
 
Area 8
11/25/08 - 11/29/08                   2 p.m. - 4:24 p.m.                     1200 block of Tennyson Avenue
(Residential Burglary) A witness noticed that his neighbor's door was ajar and notified police. It appeared unknown suspect(s) entered the residence by removing a window screen and crawling in the unlocked window and exited through the front door. Nothing appeared to be missing from the residence.
 
Area 9
11/24/08                                    9 p.m. - 9:06 p.m.                     3200 block of Pine Avenue
(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his unlocked vehicle in his driveway for just a few minutes. When he returned to the vehicle he discovered several items were missing from the vehicle including an iPod and charger, backpack, wallet, cash, debit card and identification. No suspects were seen or heard.
 
Stay safe and take extra precaution to lock up and remove everything from your vehicles during the holiday season. Don't become a victim!

As the holidays approach we have become aware that there has been an increase in solicitors in our town and some have been very aggressive. Our gift to you this season is the attached No Soliciting Sign. It is a replica of the ones we give out at Neighborhood Watch. For your convenience you can print it up, in color preferably and post it in a window by your front door.
 
Remember, if there is a No Soliciting sign posted, it is illegal to solicit, regardless of whether or not the solicitors have a permit. Point out the sign to the solicitors and they should leave. If they don't leave or give you a hard time, call dispatch at (310) 545-4566. We encourage you to let them know that someone is home but not to open the door.
 
If you are not able to print this up, please give us a call at (310) 802-5184 and we will be happy to send you the sign.
 
Take care. Happy holidays from all of your friends at Neighborhood Watch!
 
Sally, Millie and Charlotte

 

RBNW/RBPD CRIME LOG

 

Hello from the Redondo Beach Police Department.
 
Please follow the link below to learn about recently published weekly crime information.
 
http://www.redondo.org/depts/police/crime/weekly_crime_information.asp 
 
Crime Prevention Tip:
Most crimes occur because of opportunity.  Remember to always remove valuables from your parked vehicle.  One of our most frequent crimes is the theft of iPods, digital cameras and computers from vehicles.
 
If you see suspicious activity in our community immediately call 9-1-1 or (310) 379-5411 to report the activity to the Redondo Beach Police Department.
 
For more information regarding the content of this e-mail, please contact Officer Ian Miesen at ian.miesen@redondo.org or the Crime Prevention Information number at (310) 318-0612.
 
Thank you for your interest and partnership in keeping Redondo Beach safe.
 
To subscribe to this City of Redondo Beach e-zine service, please go to http://www.redondo.org/ezines/default.asp

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

U.S. Will Ask Youth to Fight Crime and Terrorism Online

The US State Department announced plans on Monday to promote online youth groups as a new and powerful way to fight crime, political oppression and terrorism.

 

http://www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/2008/11/26/us-will-ask-youth-to-fight-crime-and-terrorism-online/

 

 A holiday fire alarm


Don't let flames get too close to the gifts!

December and January are the peak months for home fires. "Holidays are a hectic time," says the National Fire Protection Association's Marty Ahrens. "And sometimes that makes it hard to take the time to be safe."

Keep an eye on candles, and extinguish them when you leave the room. And keep them away from flammable objects (gift boxes, curtains).

Stay in the kitchen if the range is on. "The kitchen is the leading area where home fires start," Ahrens says, "and the leading cause of cooking fires is unattended cooking." If you leave the kitchen while something's cooking, then take a timer with you.

Use the fireplace correctly. "The fireplace is only for hardwoods," says Lt. Anthony Mancuso of the New York City Fire Department. So don't put any gift wrap, boxes or pine needles on the fire.

Test your smoke alarm today. That can double your chance of surviving a home fire, Mancuso says.

http://www.usaweekend.com/08_issues/081130/081130thinksmart-safety-fire.html

 

Students who lie, cheat, steal still say they're good

 

NEW YORK - In the past year, 30 percent of U.S. high school students have stolen from a store and 64 percent have cheated on a test, according to a new, large-scale survey suggesting that Americans are too apathetic about ethical standards.

 

...intensified pressures are prompting many students to cut corners.

 

"What is the social cost of that - not to mention the implication for the next generation of mortgage brokers?"

 

"You can reinforce the character trait of integrity," she said. "We overload kids these days, and they look for ways to survive. ... It's a flaw in our system that whatever we are doing as educators allows this to continue."

 

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_11110145

 

 

BIOTERROR threat is increasing, study says

 

The threat of biological terrorism is growing, according to a congressionally ordered study that calls for aggressive defenses on par with those used to prevent nuclear terrorism.

 

http://articles.latimes.com/2008/nov/30/nation/na-bioweapons30

 

 

2ND ANNUAL SANTA RIDE 2008

Santa Ride 2007 - Santa

To celebrate this holiday season with our HBNW residents, our Hermosa Beach Fire & Police Department with the assistance of our Hermosa Beach Public Works Department will be escorting Santa and his float along with his merry entourage of Fire and Police vehicles to the neighborhoods listed below. 
 
 
If you are a resident on one of the street's mentioned, Santa's float will stop and he will take photos with the residents waiting to meet and greet him.  Don't forget to bring your camera! 
 
If you are not a resident on the streets listed, we have included a Santa Route so that you can see if Santa will be driving through your neighborhood on the way to his next designated stop. 
 
First, you will HEAR the sirens and you will sense that he is near!  
 
Then, you will see the flashing lights!
 
So, come out and wave HELLO to the jolly old man himself from your porch, window or balcony!
 
Due to time constraints, Santa will only stop at the Block Captain's street mentioned.  These Block Captain's signed up to receive this special holiday greeting for their residents a few weeks ago!
 

  Please be aware that we may be early or late by 10 minutes.
 
Wednesday, December 10th:
5:00p.m. - 900 block of 21st Street - Dina Brasso
5:25p.m. - 1200 block of 21st Street - Donna Gin
5:45p.m. - 1200 block of 20th Place - Jennifer Chew
6:00p.m. - 1200 block of 19th Street - Janine Bozeman
6:20p.m. - 17th and Golden - Gloria Vialpondo & Terrie Sanchez
6:40p.m. - 1500 block of Golden - Diana Allen
7:00p.m. - 1200 block of 9th Street - Maggie Dettlebach
7:20p.m. - 1100-1200 block of 8th Street - Doris Eberhardt & Sandra Essex
7:40p.m.- 1000 block of 10th Street - Elizabeth Riley
 
Wednesday, December 17th:
5:00p.m. - 400 block of 31st Street - Dana Graner
5:25p.m. - float will stop on Tennison Pl. between Longfellow & 30th St.  - Martha Logan & Jan Barylski
5:45p.m. - 600 block of Porter Lane - Lisa Searer
6:00p.m. - 600 block of 24th Street - Nancy Amato
6:20p.m. - 500 block of 21st Street - Mary Goshtigian & Carli Parker
6:40p.m. - Circle Drive - Julie Jennings
7:00p.m. - float will stop at 5th Street and Hermosa Ave. - Susie Fraley & Susan Darcy
7:20p.m. - float will stop at 7th Street and Ardmore - Tracy McDonald
7:40p.m.- 500 block of 11th Street - Dyan Kaufman
 

 

 

CODE RED

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.

The CodeRED system gives city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages.
 
No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, and who use a cellular phone as their primary home phone. 

 

When you received a call from CODE RED, the number will be displayed on your caller ID as (999)911-9999.
 

SIGN UP FOR CODE RED

 

VOLUNTEERS IN POLICING (VIP'S)

 

HERMOSA BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT is please to open applications for the NEW COMMUNITY PILOT PROGRAM, VOLUNTEERS IN POLICING.

 

The Coordinators of the VIP's: Sgt. Robert Higgins, HBPD Ofc. Jaime Ramirez, Kelly Kovac-Reedy of HBNW and  Ken Hartley of HBARA.

 

Volunteers gain invaluable insights into our city's law enforcement system and how it works. Volunteers have the opportunity to improve the quality of their local law enforcement service through their work, their attitude, and ideas for improving programs. Our program increases community pride by allowing volunteers to serve as role models and most importantly, be part of a community program concerned with the common good and well being of the city we all love. So come and join the Hermosa Beach Police Department and the many others who donate their time in making our community a better place.

 

How To Get Involved
Interested in becoming a VIP? It's free, it's easy, and no experience is necessary. For more information, please send an email - we'd love to talk to you.

 

Requirements
Volunteers participating in the VIP program will be required to complete an application and interview and successfully pass a background check.   Additional requirements for the VIP Patrol program consist of possessing a valid driver's license, being 18 years of age, in good physical health, and the desire to contribute a minimum of 10 hours per-month to the program.

 

Who is qualified to volunteer?
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and successfully meet the selection criteria of the Hermosa Beach Police Department's Volunteers in Policing Service program.

 

VIPs' Program Mission:

The VIPs' program mission is to support the Hermosa Beach Police Department's crime prevention efforts and to actively engage the community in our quality of life improvement initiatives.

 

PURPOSE
In both the public and private sector, administrators are constantly seeking ways to enhance the effectiveness of their organizations. In the law enforcement profession, one way to do this is to recruit more officers. This, however, is not always feasible because of fiscal limitations. In Hermosa Beach, the Police Department has developed a way to maximize its service without incurring a substantial financial burden. The concept is simple: recruit volunteers from the community, train them in various police-related duties, and then allow them to function in direct support of Police Department staff. Hermosa Beach has proven to be an ideal environment for such a program since its citizens pride themselves in community involvement. Volunteers function as an auxiliary unit of the Police Department, with no powers of arrest beyond those of any private citizen. They serve as extra eyes, ears and helping hands. They carry no weapons, but they do have cellular phone/radios, which allows for direct communication with our dispatchers and police officers. This enables them to report any suspicious activity quickly so that an officer can investigate what might have otherwise gone unnoticed or unreported. V.I.P. volunteers will assume many tasks, which have previously been performed by paid police personnel. This program significantly enhances the Department's ability to focus sworn personnel on tasks, which volunteers cannot do. The volunteers will also undertake projects, which could not have otherwise been considered due to lack of manpower or resources.

Have the power to identify and address specific concerns and problems within your community.

 

We would like to start forming teams for the following areas:

 

  •   Noble Park Patrol

  •   Daytime Foot Patrol of Neighborhoods & Downtown

  •   Nighttime Foot Patrol of Neighborhoods & Downtown

  •   Bicycle Watch and Awareness

  •   Alley Checks

  •  View and Valley School Check

  •   Skateboard Awareness

  •   Parking Structures & Parking Lots

  •   DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints 

  •   Cab Zones
     

 

LEARN AMATEUR RADIO

 


 
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, COUNT ON HBARA

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LIFE SAFETY/OCCUPANCY ENFORCEMENT

Courtesy of the HB Fire Department

 

 No life safety/occupancy checks were conducted this weekend.
 

The inspections are designed to check for overcrowding and to ensure proper exit signs, lights, pathways, doors and door hardware are maintained pursuant to the Fire Code.  

It is the responsibility of the business owner or manager to maintain an accurate occupancy load count at all times that is at or below the approved capacity; and to ensure aisles, exit signs, exit passageways and exit doors are maintained at all times.

 

PLANET PALS

 We will feature the Weekly Green Tip from Planet Pals.

 This week's Planet Pals Green Tip is:

Did you know that LED Christmas lights are priced the same as traditional lights, use 33% less power, last more than twice as long, and are cooler lessening the risk of fires?   They look the same as traditional lights, are offered in many styles and colors, and are available at standard retailers such as Target.  Look for the LED symbol on the box. 

 

Here's one place that is exchanging old lights for new LED lights.

 

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_11099907

 

EMERGENCY KITS

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We want to help you get prepared! 

 

Hermosa Beach residents receive FREE SHIPPING TO HB.

 

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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 80 packs to our HB residents as this point.
 

To apply please contact Kelly@saferhermosabeach.com or call 310-374-1828.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 Los Angeles International Airport Noise Complaints and Managements 

 

 

 

   

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