Robbery suspect arrested after early morning street robbery
in Hermosa Beach.
Clement Theodore Smith a 51 year old from Hawthorne was
arrested by officers at 1:15a.m. this morning at Aviation
and Artesia Blvd. Smith is on parole for robbery and other
serious crimes and had an ankle bracelet on to monitor his
after 1 am, the Victim, a 74 year old Hermosa resident
arrived home in the 2000 block of Hermosa Avenue and he
noticed a newer model 4 door Japanese model vehicle stop
nearby. He saw the driver get out and appear to walk down
the sidewalk. The driver instead ran up to him and knocked
him to the ground. The suspect threatened the victim and
took his wallet before driving away.
The victim called the police and a description was
broadcast. Officer Eckles from Manhattan Beach Police was at
Prospect and Artesia when the call came out and saw the
suspect driving east on Artesia. Officers made a stop of the
vehicle at Aviation and Artesia. Currency taken from the
victim was recovered in the vehicle.
job by Officer Eckles.
Thompson, Lieutenant Hermosa Beach Police Department
We would like to THANK
Block Captain Tamra Blair and the 1100-600 - 700 block of
11th Street for hosting an Introduction Block Meeting.
The meeting was attended by the HBNW Team; Coordinators
Kelly and Tracy, Chief of Police Greg Savelli, Motorcycle
Officer JR Smith, HB Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Grebbian
and EPAC Commissioner Al Benson. New Neighborhood Watch
signs were installed on the street recognizing this block as
an ACTIVE block in HBNW.
Hermosa Beach's First Annual
May 16, 2009
Please join us on May 16 for a 3-hour workshop on bicycle
safety, rules of the road, and equipment maintenance. The
workshop will start with safety and protocol education
presented by the Hermosa Beach Police Department in the
amphitheater at the south end of Valley Park, followed by an
equipment maintenance demonstration on the lawn adjacent to
the picnic tables. Families are welcome to bring their own
refreshments. and spend the morning at the park.
Attendees should bring a bike and wear comfortable clothes,
and a parent should accompany younger children. If you
would like assistance with more involved maintenance
(replacing pedals, mounting headlights, etc), please bring
those accessories and related tools; representatives from
Hermosa's bike shops will be present to advise on services
and replacement parts.
Residents are still welcome to attend without bikes or
kids! The safety instruction will include new information
on Hermosa's Bike Master Plan currently in development, as
well as protocol and the laws for pedestrians, vehicles and
9:00 AM Arrival
9:30-10:30 Safety & Etiquette
10:30-11:00 Cycling in Hermosa
11:00-11:10 Stretch Break & Demo Prep
11:10-12:30 Equipment Demo & Safety Inspections
12:30-1:00 Closing & Q&A
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!
If you are interested in assisting with preparations for the
workshop, please contact Kim MacMullan at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your help with
marketing, distributing details on the event, and planning
the program. If you are an experienced cyclist, please
volunteer to coach attendees one-on-one during the equipment
This workshop is free for residents but registration is
recommended in order to have enough supplies. Please RSVP
for this event to
email@example.com and include your name, email (or
phone number), first name and age of children attending. If
you need more information, Kim can be reached through the
Public Works Department (310.318.0214). More details to
This was in the Daily Breeze today. You may want to post
this on HBNW website as an update to the armed robbery at
Van's shoe store last September. I testified against this
suspect in Pomona court.
Detective Mick Gaglia
Hermosa Beach Police Department
Man gets life for Hermosa Beach , L.A. crime spree
POMONA - A 27-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to more
than 400 years in prison for a September crime spree that
included carjacking, burglarizing and shooting a
psychologist during a robbery.
Hislar must serve at least 85 percent of a 93-year prison
sentence before beginning a separate term of 429 years to
life, according to the Los Angeles County District
Hislar was convicted of 33 felony counts last month in
Superior Court, including robbery, burglary, carjacking and
evading police. His crime spree was carried out in Hermosa
Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles and parts of the San Gabriel
Valley before he was arrested leaving Disneyland on Sept.
Among his crimes was carjacking a vehicle with two children
inside, burglarizing a home and fleeing a sheriff's deputy
who broke both her legs in the pursuit.
Prosecutors said four of the victims gave emotional impact
statements at sentencing.
Hislar had three prior convictions, including two 2006
residential burglaries and a 2002 federal bank robbery. The
429-year sentence was achieved under a California "three
strikes" law, which provides for a term of 25 years to life
for each felony conviction.
THERE IS POWER IN NEIGHBORS
HB Neighborhood Watch ~ a crime awareness and disaster
preparedness neighborhood program.
To view all Active Blocks in HBNW,
If you have not had an INTRODUCTION Block Meeting, your
block is not considered an active block in HBNW. You may
have volunteered to be your block's captain and receive the
HBNW E-Mails. However, we do not know if you are connected
to your residents until you have had this meeting. Please
e-mail us today if you have not had it.
PLEASE let us know if you have extra Block Meeting PACKETS
that we can pick up from you after you have passed them out
to the residents that did not show at your Introduction
Introduction Block Meetings
24th Street/Hillcrest Drive Cul-de-Sac
Linda Verbrugge & Ann Marie Griffin
1400 - 1500 block of Bonnie Brae Street
800 - 900 Block of Monterey Blvd.
1000 block of 16th Street
1100-1200 block of 21st Street
Nancy Fulton Rogers
100 block of 34th Street
1900 block of Ardmore and Ava Avenue
1100 block of Palm Drive
Know what to do in case household members are separated in a
disaster. Disaster situations are stressful and can create
confusion. Keep it simple.
Pick two places to meet:
Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency,
like a fire.
Outside your neighborhood in case you cannot return home
or are asked to leave your neighborhood.
Pick two out-of-town contacts:
A friend or relative who will be your household's
A friend or relative who will be your household's
Both adults and children should know the primary and
alternative contacts' names, addresses, and home and cell
telephone numbers, or carry the information with them. In
addition, include these contact numbers on your pet's
identification tags, or use a national pet locator service
that someone could call to report finding your pet.
Separation is particularly likely during the day when adults
are at work and children are at school. If household members
are separated from one another in a disaster, they should
call the primary contact. If the primary contact cannot be
reached, they should call the alternative contact.
Remember, after a disaster, it is often easier to complete a
long-distance connection than a local call. Make sure that
adults and children know how to tell the contact where they
are, how to reach them, and what happened or to leave this
essential information in a brief voice mail.
Courtesy of MBNW mutual-aid, shared information with HBNW
A good witness is someone who remembers the details, such as
the height, weight, hair color and style, and clothing of a
suspect. If a vehicle was involved, a good witness would
remember a license plate, color, make, model, and any other
identifying marks. The longer you wait to write information
down the more you forget.
License:____________ State:_________ Make:_________Model:_________
Street/Direction of travel:____________
Color :______ Length:________
Clothing:(hat, shirt, jacket, pants, shoes)
What are they doing?____________________
EMERGENCY 911 from your home phone OR (310) 524-2750 from
your cell phone.
So you think you would be a good witness?
The police have asked your help in identifying someone you
saw clearly before they ran away from the scene of a crime.
Can you do it?
Everyone plays a role in creating and maintaining a safe
- Don't assume that your neighbors have already reported the
crime or that the police already know. Report criminal or
suspicious activity each and every time it occurs.
DIRECT HB Dispatch Number
Reasons for calling the non-emergency number include, but
are not limited to the following:
You want to report a nuisance, such as a noise or
To report a non-emergency crime, one that did not just
occur, and the
suspect(s) are not in the immediate area.
You have questions about something suspicious occurring
neighborhood, and you are not sure it is criminal
Solicitor just came to your door or are in the
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
If you are in another city in the South Bay, these are their
direct dial phone numbers to their PD/FD dispatch.
El Segundo Dispatch 310-524-2760
Manhattan Beach Dispatch 310-545-4566
Verdes Dispatch 310-378-5211
Beach Dispatch 310- 379-5411
If you are in a city that you do not know or are on the
freeways, call 9-1-1 and your call will be routed to
the appropriate call center.