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HBNW CRIME LOG
Every Monday, Kelly views the HBPD Daily Activity Logs for
the prior week. With the assistance of Motorcycle Ofc. JR
Smith, Dect. Mick Gaglia or Lt. Tom Thompson, we select
crimes that our residents can learn from in order to
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
For those of you that are interested in seeing the monthly
crime statistics for all crimes in HB, please click the link
Hermosa Beach Police Department Monthly Report
This is a SAMPLE COPY of what a SOLICITOR PERMIT looks like
for your reference.
AREA CRIME LOG
Monday, June 22, 2009 to Sunday, June 28, 2009
BLUE (SOUTHWEST area bordered by Pier Ave, PCH & Herondo
GREEN (NORTHWEST area bordered Pier Ave, PCH and Manhattan
RED (Every HB address on PCH and EAST to Harper/Reynolds)
Abbreviations Used by Officers:
Unable to Locate
Gone on Arrival
Field Identification Card is information taken "in the
field" on a person; such as name, address, distinguishing
marks, clothing if needed for future contact.
No Report Desired
ADAST Advised and/or
484 PC - Theft 2600 block of The Strand
The victim had several parking passes taken from his open
garage. No one was seen or heard.
Scavenging 1100 block of 20th St
Subjects in blue Dodge taking recyclables. The subject was
seen leaving the area 5 minutes ago. GOAUTL
Scavenging 300 block of 11th St
4 subjects digging through trash. GOAUTL
Scavenging Herondo and Monterey
Subject stop of trash diggers. Cited for scavenging.
Scavenging 800 block of Bayview
Male/Female going through recyclables. Advised. No crime
Scavenging 8th Ct and Hermosa Ave
Subjects heard going through trash. No one seen. GOAUTL
Scavenging 2900 block of Hermosa Ave
Recyclable scavenger reported in the area. GOA/UT
Scavenging 30th and Manhattan Ave
Report of recyclable scavenger in the area. GOA/UTL
484 PC - Theft 2700 block of Hermosa Ave
Bicycle stolen by unknown suspect. Bicycle had been chained
to a telephone pole.
487 PC - Theft 300 block of 34th St
Side mirrors taken from victim's Chevrolet Tahoe by unknown
suspect(s) using unknown means.
NOTE: This is happening more frequently now. It seems that
these glass pieces from the mirror housing is very
ex[pensive and we are getting more reports of this. Please
keep an eye out and report any suspicious activity around
vehicles of this type. THX!!
484 PC - Theft 400 block of 2nd St
Between 11:30a.m. -7:15p.m., a black Urban bch cruiser
stolen. It was locked to a parking meter.
459 PC - Residential Burglary 300 block of Hopkins
Victim arrived home and interrupted a burglary in-progress.
Victim saw suspect exiting gated area of front yard.
Suspect began walking away from location and seen calling
someone via her cell phone. Victims subsequently saw that
someone had gathered their home audio equipment up in a rug
and left it by the door. Due to delay, suspect was UTL.
484 PC - Theft Pier Plaza
RP locked her bicycle on the Plaza. Returned the next day
and found the lock cut and the bike missing.
459 PC - Garage/Vehicle Burglary 600 block of Gould
Unknown suspect(s) entered victim's garage and removed
property from vehicle. No damage or evidence of entry to
either the garage or the vehicle.
487 PC - Theft 3300 block of
There was a patio teak bar stool stolen within minutes of
the call to dispatch. The area was checked with negative
Scavenging 00-Unit block of
There was a report of a subject going through the trash in
the area. The subject was contacted and advised of the
NOTE: PLEASE WRITE DOWN your bicycle ID numbers and store
in a safe place. If your bicycle is stolen, please give
numbers to HBPD. If your bicycle is recovered, it can be
returned to you PROMPTLY.
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MESSAGE FROM THE POLICE CHIEF
Summer is upon us! Fourth of July weekend is just around
the corner and thousands are expected to arrive to celebrate
the holiday in Hermosa Beach.
With the "Fourth" being on a Saturday, we anticipate larger
crowds this year. The police department has been preparing
for this for the past couple of months. All Hermosa Beach
Police Officers are REQUIRED to work on the 4th of July.
Due to the nature of our beach community, with multiple
activities and visitors, these officers give up spending
time with their own families to serve and protect Hermosa
Beach. If you see an Officer this 4th of July, please take a
moment to say hello and thank them for their service. In
addition, the City contracts with the Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department to bring in an additional 20 deputies
to augment our force. High visibility and quick responses
by our officers are essential to maintaining peace and
safety during the busy holiday weekend. Due to the fact the
streets will be crowded with visitors and their vehicles; we
ask that every resident maximize the parking, using their
garages and driveways. If parking on the street, be sure to
obey all signs and park as close to the curb as possible,
this ensures emergency vehicles can get through our streets
safely and quickly.
alcohol consumption and possession is illegal on the Beach,
Strand and other public places such as the Plaza, streets
and in the parks. Many of you will be
attending the Summer Concert Series this year beginning
Sunday July 23rd. No Alcohol is allowed at these events!
Please do not bring alcohol or consume alcohol during these
concerts. Officers will be asked to take enforcement
action. Please be sure to remind your visitors of the no
alcohol and no fireworks laws as well.
vehicle! Our Volunteers in Policing
received their new patrol vehicle this week. This Hybrid
Ford Escape will help expand the program and benefits of the
VIP's to more areas of the City. If you are interested in
becoming a VIP, you may contact Sgt. Jaime Ramirez at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 310-318-0342.
The hybrid vehicle purchase was made possible by grant
funds from the Air Quality Management District.
For those having block, rooftop or home parties this 4th of
please be sure to monitor your guests as we have experienced
groups of youths who will "crash" the party (uninvited
guests) and become violent upon being confronted or asked to
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please
email me at
Chief of Police
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ID ON ME
There are no guarantees of safety these days, but ID On Me
gives you the power to know about emergencies immediately.
Children are often in carpools, at the park or beach, riding
bicycles, and visiting friends or relatives.
Teens and adults spend more time on busy roads commuting to
school and work and managing family needs.
Adults participate in an increasing number of outdoor sports
and events, including running, cycling, hiking, and other
Participation in these activities often makes it
inconvenient to carry traditional identification.
Seniors and their families may feel more secure with
critical medical and contact information conveniently at
a stressful situation, the ability to remember and
communicate critical information may be difficult or
Even when a lost child or injured adult is identified,
contacting family members can be a slow and difficult
an emergency, ID On Me will be easily recognizable to law
enforcement and medical personnel, ensuring that you are
notified quickly if your loved one is lost or hurt.
This stylish and comfortable bracelet contains vital medical
data and all information necessary to contact family
members. Critical medical decisions can be made without
Everyone plays a role in creating and maintaining a safe
Report Crime - 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
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
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.
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
Palos Verdes Dispatch 310-378-5211
Redondo Beach Dispatch 310- 379-5411
Torrance Dispatch 310-320-2611
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.
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FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER
As the 4th of July weekend approaches please
remember that all fireworks are illegal in the City of
This includes sparklers, which many consider to be so
harmless they allow children to handle them on their own.
However, sparklers cause 16% of all fireworks injuries (33%
of all fireworks injuries in children 5 years and younger)
according to the National Council on Fireworks Safety.
A safe alternative is to leave fireworks to the
professionals. Attend public fireworks displays conducted
by trained professionals. The National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) states that "these displays are the
smartest and safest fireworks alternative for anyone because
they are established under controlled settings and
Dr. John Hall, NFPA's Division Manager of Fire Analysis and
Research is quoted on NFPA's website as saying: "Safe and
sane fireworks don't exist. When things go wrong with
fireworks, they go very wrong, very fast, far faster than
any fire protection provisions can reliably respond."
The Hermosa Beach Fire Department will be increasing its
regular staffing levels on Friday and Saturday in order to
handle what is historically the busiest holiday for the
department. The increased staffing is provided to respond
to the greatly increased call volume (which is two to three
times of normal on the 4th of July) and to aid in
the detection of illegal fireworks use.
Also, because barbequing is traditionally associated with 4th
of July celebrations, please follow the safety tips below
(which were listed in my June 16th column of the
and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
grill should be placed well away from the home, deck
railings and out from under eaves and overhanging
children and pets away from the grill area.
grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the
grills and in trays below the grill.
leave your grill unattended.
Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the
first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution
to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles. If your
grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and
there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the
leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before
using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire
If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from
the grill and call the fire department.
Do not move the grill.
There are several ways to get the charcoal ready to
use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start the
charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.
If you use
a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never
add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the
charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away
from heat sources.
There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not
use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for outdoor
When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely
cool before disposing in a metal container.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!
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The reason why most people avoid getting to know their
neighbors is because everyone is busy, and it isn't always
convenient to go knock on someone's door to introduce
yourself. However, if you make yourself available, there are
HB Neighborhood Watch, HB Police, HB Fire and HB Public
Works participate in the 26th Annual NNO program.
LIVE Tuesday, August 4th from 5:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.
NNO 2008 involved 37 million people in 15,449 communities
from all 50 states, U.S.territories, Canadian cities, and
military bases worldwide. We have won national recognition
for the past two years that we have participated in our
population catagory. We want to make it a 3-peat!
It is your party.
It is your neighborhood.
Nothing elaborate is needed or it can be as big as your
Doing such a simple gesture will go a long way in
maintaining a relationship with your neighbors.
Only on this one night, all fees are waived and Public Works
will close down your street to have a block party. This is
a unique opportunity to encourage your neighbors to come out
of their homes and enjoy each others company. A procession
of HB Police & their vehicles, HB Firefighters/Paramedics &
their vehicles, HB Public Works and our public officials
will be on your street to meet you and your residents! See
the demonstrations from each department and meet Sparky the
As a special competition challenge, HBNW would like to
encourage each block and their residents to a BEST CRIME
PREVENTION IDEA. Chief of Police Greg Savelli will judge a
winner from each block and then an overall winner. The
overall winner's idea will be implemented by HBPD and HBNW.
Ribbons will be awarded!
Only Block Captains can
sign up their block.
We hope to see your block on Tuesday, August 4th!
Block Captain Erin Phillips and the 1900-2000 block of
Captain's Ken & Dorothy Hartley and the 600-700 block of
30th Street (and surrounding streets)
Block Captain Dyan Kaufman and the 500 block of 11th Street
Block Captain Mary Goshtigian and the 500 block of 21st
Block Captain Dana Graner and the 400 Block of 31st Street
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RECOGNITION OF HBNW VOLUNTEERS
THERE IS POWER IN NEIGHBORS
HB Neighborhood Watch ~ a crime awareness and disaster
preparedness neighborhood program.
To view all ACTIVE blocks in
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.
Introduction Block Meetings
Nancy Fulton Rogers
100 block of 34th Street
1100-1200 block of 21st Street
1900 block of Ardmore and Ava Avenue
1100 block of Palm Drive
00 block of Hermosa Ave
Pacifica Villas Condo Complex
Microlink FR160 Weather Radio/Flashlight
Keep safe and informed with this solar and crank powered
portable radio/flashlight. Features all 7 NOAA weather
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USB charger port (cord not included).
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TAKE SURVEY NOW
When Disaster Strikes, it's too late to prepare.
IN THE NEWS...
BB-gun vandals hit more windows in South Bay
BB-gun toting vandals are continuing to shoot out windows in
Torrance and Redondo Beach, damaging about 25 cars and
several businesses during the past week. ...
Torrance police offered a $5,000 reward in April to try to
catch the vandals who used BB guns to shoot out windows on
Pacific Coast Highway and Hawthorne, Sepulveda and Crenshaw
Torrance police have undercover officers conducting
surveillances in an effort to find the shooters, who they
suspect are in their late teens or early 20s. ...
Anyone with information should contact Torrance detectives
at 310-618-5570 or Redondo police at 310-379-2477.
Torrance DUI checkpoint results
Police said more than 1,400 vehicles went through the
checkpoint, five drivers were arrested for driving under the
influence, 22 drivers were arrested and released for driving
while unlicensed or on a suspended driver's license, and 27
vehicles were impounded.
DUI conviction can cost you $7,000 or more in vehicle
storage fees, jail costs, fines, penalties, DUI education,
attorney's fees and vehicle insurance increases.
first conviction results in 96 hours to six months in jail,
and three to five years' probation.
Positive Youth Development Resource Manual
To provide user-friendly materials to educate community
groups about positive youth development with the ultimate
goal of facilitating organizational and community change.
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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
The CodeRED system gives city officials the ability to
deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone
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 receive a call from CODE RED, the number will be
displayed on your caller ID as (999)911-9999.
SIGN UP FOR CODE RED
MBNW CRIME LOG
Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police
Please see the attached photos of ATM skimming devices that
Crime Prevention Officer Mark Vasquez is sending to you. He
asks you to be aware of what is out there and how innovative
these criminals are today. These types of devices video
record your PIN and read your card info.
ATM CARD READER ~ NORMAL
ATM SKIMMING CAMERA
ATM SKIMMING DEVICE ATTACHED OVER CARD READER
06/24/09 5:45 a.m. - 5:50
a.m. 1700 block of 5th Street
Theft) The victim started his vehicle and
then returned to his residence for just a few minutes
leaving the vehicle unlocked and the engine running. When he
returned to the vehicle he found several items had been
stolen from the center console including a roll of quarters,
gift cards and an electronic radio device. No suspects were
seen or heard.
06/23/09 - 06/24/09 6 p.m. - 7:14
a.m. 3400 block of N. Valley Drive
Burglaries/Vandalism) Several vehicles that
were parked and locked inside secured parking were found
with windows smashed. Many had been just ransacked but
sunglasses and an owner's manual were taken from two of the
vehicles. No suspects were seen or heard. Another vehicle in
the 3200 block of N. Ardmore was also vandalized and a
window was smashed.
06/20/09 2 a.m. - 2:40
a.m. 2900 block of Manhattan Avenue
Burglary) The victim parked his locked
vehicle on the street and set the alarm. He returned to find
the passenger door wide open, but there were no signs of
forced entry. The registrations which had been in the glove
compartment, was found on the floor. No suspects were seen
06/17/09 - 06/18/09 Midnight - 11
p.m. 600 block of Aviation Way
Theft from Yard) Unknown suspect(s) took the
victim's unsecured barbeque from the driveway.
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RBNW / RBPD CRIME LOG
Courtesy of Redondo Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police
Please follow the link below to learn about recently
published weekly crime information.
Click here to see CRIME STATISTICS
To subscribe to City of Redondo Beach e-zine service, please
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JOIN THE AMATEUR (HAM) RADIO TEAM!
We know how we will communicate when phones, cell
phones and Internet go down. Do you?
Ken Hartley @ HBARA
Beach Amateur Radio Association
FCC "Technician" course (entrée level)
2 day class for FREE!
Technician License class day 1: Sat. Aug. 15th @ 10:00a.m. -
Technician License class day 2: Sat. Aug. 22nd @ 10:00a.m. -
Test: Sat, Aug. 29th @ 10:00a.m.
The location is Hesse Park
29301 Hawthorne Blvd.
Rancho Palos Verdes
- No pre-registration required -
- No fee for class -
- Taking the FCC Test is $14 -
Optional Material (available to purchase at class)
- Study book with FCC test questions, $15 -
- Copy of Power Point charts, $10 -
Students (thru grade 12) who take this course and get their
license will be reimbursed up to $40 by Hermosa Beach
Amateur Radio Association.
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ACCURATE EMERGENCY SERVICES
Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit Description:
The Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit is a means by
which a homeowner, tenant, or neighbor can easily locate
their gas, water, and electrical mains and shut them off in
case of a natural disaster or accidental emergency.
Following the detailed instructions and utilizing the label
page the consumer will transform the blank graph section of
the laminated Map Page into a customized map of their
property denoting the locations of their utility shut off
valves and the electrical main shut off. The Location Signs
are mounted at all three of the utility shut off locations
with the included nylon zip ties. Due to the fact that some
properties have different types of valves and or electrical
systems, (5) five different laminated Location Signs are
provided and a maximum of (3) three will be used. The kit is
designed for homes, apartments, condominiums, and commercial
buildings.The Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit
includes several pieces of original graphic artwork and are
all included in this provisional patent application.
The Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit includes:
(1) 8.5" x 11" Laminated Map Page.
(1) 8.5" x 11" Label Page.
(5) 2.5" x 3.5" (approximate size) Location Signs.
(1) 11" x 17" Instruction Page.
(1) Gas Valve Shut Off Wrench.
(2) Nylon Zip Ties.
(2 feet) of small link chain or elastic cord.
(1) 2" x 2" (approximate size) piece of double face carpet
tape to attach the electrical shut off instructions to the
door of the electrical panel box.
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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,
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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.
To receive a kit, please contact email@example.com or
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