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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
Tuesday, 7/28/09
 

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log
:: Press Release
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ Know your neighbors.
:: HB FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER ~ Novel H1N1 (Swine Flu)
:: RECOGNITION OF HBNW VOLUNTEERS ~ Block Captain Donna Gin
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ Get a Rescue Alert Sticker for pet.
:: IN THE NEWS...
:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log
:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association - You can communicate, but will you?
:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB
:: TAG YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services
:: COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS ONLINE NOW!
:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ FANNY PACK STILL AVAILABLE
:: LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITE
:: CONTACT US AT HBNW
 

HBNW CRIME LOG 

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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 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. 
 
  
 
 
 
This is a SAMPLE COPY of what a SOLICITOR PERMIT looks like for your reference.
  
   

SAMPLE SOLICITOR PERMIT 
 

AREA CRIME LOG

Monday, July 20, 2009 to Sunday, July 26, 2009

 

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 is information taken "in the field" on a person; such as name, address, distinguishing marks, clothing if needed for future contact.

NRD    No Report Desired
ADAST  Advised and/or assisted 
 

Tuesday 7-21-09

 

Area 2

 

Scavenger

2400 block of Silverstrand

Scavenging

There was a report of a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The area was checked and the subject was located and advised of the violation.

       

 

Area 3

 

Scavenger

1700 block of Prospect

Scavenging

There was a report of a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The area was checked and met with negative results. The subject was GOA / UTL.

       

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

500 block of 24th Street

Vehicle Burglary

On 7/21/09 at approximately 2:18p.m., a vehicle burglary occurred in the area.  The unidentified suspect(s) gained entry into the vehicle by smashing the right passenger sliding door window and stealing a black duffle bag before being confronted by the victim and fleeing the scene in a dark colored smaller SUV.  The suspect(s) remain at large.

       

 

           

Area 2

 

484 PC

3500 block of Manhattan Avenue

Theft

On 7/21/09 at approximately 4:45p.m., the victim's unattended purse was stolen from the front porch in the area.  The unknown suspect(s) remain at large.

 

       

 

Wednesday 7-22-09

 

Area 1

 

Scavenger

00-Unit block 7th St

Scavenging

There was a report of a MHA going through the recyclables in the area. The subject was located and advised of the violation.

       

 

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

900 block of Ardmore

Residential Burglary

Unknown suspect(s) entered an attached two car garage and took two electric guitars which were placed on guitar stands in plain view of open garage. No one was seen or heard.

       

 

Area 3

 

484 PC

2001 PCH

Theft

There was a bicycle taken from the area. The bike was locked up in the parking area with a cable lock. The cable lock was cut and the bike was taken. No one was seen or heard, no suspect information.  

       

 

Thursday 7-23-09

 

Area 3

 

Scavenger

Prospect and 7th Street

Scavenging

There was a report of a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The area was checked and the subject was located. The subject was subsequently cited for the violation.

       

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

415 Herondo

Theft

RP reported unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked apartment and took a computer case (not the computer) and her ID.

       

 Friday 7-24-09

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

1000 block of Monterey

Theft

Suspect takes gift cards from residence without owner's permission. There was a child's birthday party and it is possible the Victim knows who took it. This case is currently being investigated.

       

 

Area 3

 

Scavenger

1100 block of 1st St

Scavenging

There was a report of a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The area was checked and met with negative results. The subject was GOA / UTL.

       

 

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

00-Unit block of 14th St

Theft

There were two bicycles taken from the area. They were locked to a parking meter. One of the bikes was a grey DK  8Pac, and the other was a bllack Free Agent Trail Duster. No one was seen or heard. No suspect information.

       

 

Saturday 7-25-09

           

Area 1

 

484 PC

8th and The Strand

Theft

There was a report of a theft in the area. The victim left their hand bag unattended on the beach and someone subsequently took it. No suspect information.

       

 

Sunday 7-26-09

 

Area 1

 

594 PC

600 block of 2nd St

Vandalism

Unknown suspect(s) keyed victim's car. This occurred between 1:00a.m. - 3:00a.m. this morning. The victim was visiting a friend in the area but lives in Redondo Beach.

       

 

 

Area 1

 

594 PC

2nd Street and The Strand

Vandalism

There was graffiti reported in the men's restroom, "ANSER" was written on the wall inside.

 
 
 

July 28, 2009                                      

For Immediate Release

 

"Police need the community's help identifying a person of interest in a violent attack."

 

 

Victim:              Male Adult

                         Torrance Resident

 

Suspect:           Male Filipino Adult

                         5'10" Heavy build

 
 Suspect

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Original Press Release: On July 21, 2009 at about 1:30am, several subjects were removed from Baja Sharkeez (52 Pier Plaza) by bar security because they caused a disturbance inside.  Moments later, a fist fight broke out in front of Baja Sharkeez involving two of those same subjects.  The fist fight was between the above stated victim and suspect.  During the fist fight, the suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times in the upper body/chest area.  The suspect was last seen fleeing the area on foot.  Responding officers checked the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.

 

The victim was ultimately transported to an area hospital by Hermosa Beach Fire/Paramedics, where he is listed in stable condition.  The victim's name is being withheld to protect his safety.

 

Hermosa Beach Police Investigators have identified this man as a person of interest in the incident.  Anyone with information identifying this man is encouraged to call Detective Frilot at (310) 318-0332.  Reporting parties can remain anonymous and leave a message if desired. 

 
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STOP CRIME 
 
 

Neighbors looking our for neighbors.

Know your neighbors.  One of the most important thing you can do is to learn who your neighbors are.  By getting to know your neighbors you can learn their routines; who is home and away, the types of vehicles they drive and who belong in the neighborhood.
 
Developing a united front against crime on your block. 

Everyone plays a role in creating and maintaining a safe environment.
 
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 occurs.
 
 
DIRECT HB Dispatch Number 
310-524-2750
 
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 parking complaint.
  • 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 in your
    neighborhood, and you are not sure it is criminal activity.
  • Solicitor just came to your door or are in the neighborhood.
  • Trash diggers.
  • Unusual foot traffic.
  • People you don't recognize walking your block with no seemingly specific direction or purpose.
  • Parked, occupied vehicles at unusual hours.
  • Abandoned vehicles.
  • Business transactions conducted from vehicles.
  • Unfamiliar people peering into parked vehicles.
  • Person removing vehicle accessories.
 
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.
 

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.
 
FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER

Fire

 

The novel H1N1 flu (Swine Flu) is still steadily spreading as we proceed towards the last half of summer.  It is expected that this flu will account for a significant portion of flu season infections this fall and winter.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been over 24,000 novel H1N1 flu infections throughout the U.S.  According to the LA County Public Health Department, since May 2nd (when the first case of novel H1N1 was reported) a total of 637 cases have been reported in the county, 62 of whom have been hospitalized.  There have been 8 deaths in LA County from this flu, according to the state's Public Health Department.

 

  • It is very important for everyone to remember that we play an important role in protecting ourselves and our families.
  • Stay informed.  Health officials will provide additional information as it becomes available.  The following websites can be monitored:
  • Everyone should take these everyday steps to protect your health and lessen the spread of this new virus:
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.  Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.  Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.  Germs spread this way.
    • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
    • If you are sick with a flu-like illness, stay home for 7 days after your symptoms begin or until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours, whichever is longer.  This is to keep from infecting others and spreading the virus further.
    • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
 

  
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RECOGNITION OF HBNW VOLUNTEERS
 
 
We would like to THANK Block Captain Donna Gin and the 1100-1200 Block of 21st Street residents for hosting and participating in an Introduction Block Meeting.  The meeting was attended by Kelly and Tracy, Chief of Police Greg Savelli and Fire Chief David Lantzer, HBPD Officer Dave Bohacik, EPAC Commissioner Al Benson.  The block received their new Neighborhood Watch signs courtesy of HB Public Works.
 
 
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. 
 

Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings
  

 
AUGUST 2009 
 
August 12
Josh Ochs
00-Unit Block of 9th and 10th Street
900 Block of The Strand 

 
August 26
Tom Gombas
1100 block of Palm Drive 
 
SEPTEMBER 2009 
 
Sept 16
Hayley Larkin
00 block of Hermosa Ave 
 
Sept 23
Lisa Burt
Pacifica Villas Condo Complex
 

Sept 30

Hilary Young
1900 block of Ardmore and Ava Avenue
 
 
OCTOBER 2009
 
Oct 21
Rick Koenig
1800 Block of Manhattan Avenue
 
 
 

HB Disaster Preparedness Logo 

 

 

Get a Rescue Alert Sticker
This easy-to-use sticker will let people know that pets are inside your home. Make sure it is visible to rescue workers, and that it includes 1) the types and number of pets in your household; 2) the name of your veterinarian; and 3) your veterinarian's phone number. If you must evacuate with your pets, and if time allows, write "EVACUATED" across the stickers.
     
 
 
ANIMALS INSIDE 
  
When Disaster Strikes, it's too late to prepare. 
 
 
IN THE NEWS...

Be safe in your car

·         Always keep windows rolled up and doors locked after entering or leaving your car.

·         Always have your car keys in your hand so you can get into your car immediately.

·         Always check the back seat before entering your car.

·         Never leave your keys in your car, even if you will only be gone a moment.

·         Never leave your purse in sight; hide it under your seat or in the glove compartment.

·         When parking, look for anyone suspicious loitering before leaving your car.

·         Always park in well-lit areas.

·         If you are being followed by another car, never drive home. Honk your horn in short bursts to attract attention and drive to a gas station or police or fire department.

·         Always keep your car in good running condition with at least half a tank of gas.

·         If your car breaks down, pull over to the right as far as possible, raise the hood, and wait inside for help. Do not get out of the car or unroll the window until the police arrive.

·         Do not pick up hitchhikers.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/crimeandcourts/ci_12880239

Is It Time to Build an Ark?

California may be caught in the throes of a years-long drought, but Jones and other crisis experts are now planning for a flood of Noah's Ark proportions.

Worried about the long-term effects of climate change, the USGS and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration are co-creating a scenario for a cataclysmic flood across the Golden State.

Last year, a USGS-led team of 300 scientists created a detailed scenario for a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Southern California, followed by a "ShakeOut" drill of 5.4 million residents, a disaster preparedness record.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_12918476

 

FLU PREVENTION TIPS

·         Wash your hands

·         Sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve at the elbow

·         Avoid close contact with sick people

·         Stay home if you are sick

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/docs/Swine/flupreventiontips.jpg

 

Feds call for help in testing H1N1 shot

WASHINGTON - The race is on: The government and vaccine makers are seeking thousands of volunteers, from babies to the elderly, to roll up their sleeves for the first swine flu shots - to test whether a new vaccine really will protect against this novel virus before its expected rebound in the fall.

 

http://www.dailybreeze.com/lifeandculture/ci_12895898



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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 receive a call from CODE RED, the number will be displayed on your caller ID as (999)911-9999.
 
 
 
 
MBNW CRIME LOG

Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department

 
 Area 1
07/25/09                                    1 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.         1400 block of 19th Street
(Vehicle Vandalism/Stolen License plate) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the rear passenger window of the vehicle that was parked and locked on the street. Nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle. In another incident the rear license plate was stolen from a parked vehicle. A neighbor heard the sound of metal bending but did not see anything due to the darkness.
 
Area 4
07/22/09 - 07/23/09                   5 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.         400 block of John Street
(Residential Construction Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) cut a lock on the security gate, entered the construction site and took several rolls of copper wiring.
 
Area 6
07/21/09                                    8 a.m. - Noon                500 block of 3rd Place
(Bicycle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) cut the U-shaped lock on two bicycles that were locked together in the backyard and stole one of the bikes.
 
Area 2
07/13/09 - 07/15/09                   9 a.m. - 7 a.m.              200 block of Aviation Place
(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the front passenger side of the locked vehicle which was parked in the underground parking lot, but nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle.
 
Area 2
07/21/09 - 07/22/09                   4:45 p.m. - 6:20 a.m.     1800 block of 10th Street
(Vehicle Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) punctured a rear tire on the victim's vehicle with a screw.
 
Area 3
07/21/09                                    7:40 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.     500 block of 17th Street
(Theft of Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) took the victim's bicycle that was parked on the driveway.
 
 
RBNW / RBPD CRIME LOG
Courtesy of Redondo Beach Neighborhood Watch and 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 
  

Click here to see CRIME STATISTICS

  
To subscribe to City of Redondo Beach e-zine service, please go to http://www.redondo.org/ezines/default.asp


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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?
 

T-038 / KI6KUU
Hermosa Beach Amateur Radio Association
Voice : 310-376-4776
 
 
 
FCC "Technician" course (entrée level)
2 day class for FREE!

 
Technician License class day 1: Sat. Aug. 15th @ 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Technician License class day 2: Sat. Aug. 22nd @ 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.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) RECOMMENDED
- 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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SURVIVAL KITS


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Order your supplies TODAY! 

 
We want to help you get prepared! 
 
 
 Hermosa Beach residents receive FREE SHIPPING TO HB. 
 
Enter HB2007 at checkout.

 
 
 
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. (1) 8.5" x 11" Laminated Map Page.
  2. (1) 8.5" x 11" Label Page.
  3. (5) 2.5" x 3.5" (approximate size) Location Signs.
  4. (1) 11" x 17" Instruction Page.
  5. (1) Gas Valve Shut Off Wrench.
  6. (2) Nylon Zip Ties.
  7. (2 feet) of small link chain or elastic cord.
  8. (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.

Utility 1

 

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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 tracy@saferhermosabeach.com or call 310-374-1828.
 
 
PHONE NUMBERS
WEBSITES
 
310-524-2750
 
310-318-0360
 
310-376-2479
 
310-318-0239
 
 

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