Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
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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
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
This is a SAMPLE COPY of what a SOLICITOR PERMIT looks like
for your reference.
AREA CRIME LOG
Monday, August 17, 2009 to Sunday, August 23,
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:
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
NRD No Report Desired
ADAST Advised and/or assisted
1700 block of Monterey
There was a car that was egged
during the night. No one was seen or heard. This
occurred during the night.
1600 Ardmore Ave
There was a bicycle taken from
the parking garage at the location. The lock was
cut and removed. No one was seen or heard. This
occurred during the night.
600 block of 4th Street
Unknown supect(s) push over a
Motorcycle parked on street causing damage. No
one was seen or heard.
Unknown suspect(s) used unknown
type tool to cut cable lock inside garage area. No
Prospect and 2nd St
There were two subjects going
through recyclables in the area. The two were
contacted and advised of the violation.
100 block of 21st St
There were two subjects going
through recyclables in the area. They were observed
in a vehicle leaving the area. They were located a
short distance away going through recyclables and
were subsequently cited for the violation.
900 block of Manhattan Ave
Bicycle taken from locked
garage-RP heard someone knocking on door in early
hours, looked out the peephole-observed a subject
but went back to sleep-unk person gained access to
locked garage (keypad is malfunctioning) and took
brand new bicycle.
900 block of Hermosa Ave
There was a bicycle taken from
the area. The cable lock was cut and bicycle taken.
The victim will provide further information
regarding the bicycle at a later date.
NOTE: Know you
serial numbers of your bicycles. They can be put
into the system and greatly increases the chances of
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Two things increase in the summer: the heat and criminal
Folks are out and about more and are taking longer vacations
away from their homes; these absences can invite more
break-ins and thefts.
"Are my kids telling others our personal business?" Crime
prevention experts have growing concerns that kids who use
the social media (My Space, Facebook, Twitter) might not be
using good judgment in their messages. When you tell people
in an online text that no one is home, or the family is on
vacation, you've essentially told "the whole world" that
your house is empty. Talk to your kids about their blogging
and messaging and make sure they know your boundaries about
what topics to discuss with friends and when they are
Another reason property crime goes up in the summer? The
consequences of bad judgment. And some of these bad choices
constitute criminal behavior.
"I'm just running in there for a minute!" This is NOT a
reason to leave your automobile unlocked. Or worse, to leave
the car running. That is like sending a car thief a printed
Unlocked cars sitting in front of a house or apartment or
business are PRIME targets. Cell phones, any form of ID,
CDs, IPODS, these are easy to grab and easy to sell on the
street for cash. Put it away, lock it up. Your car (and your
home) should always be locked. Whether you're inside or
Interesting fact - Officers ask the victims of auto
burglaries if they left their cars unlocked. Honest citizens
report that in almost ONE THIRD of the reported incidents,
they did leave their cars unlocked. We suspect that number
may be higher. Wouldn't it be great if we could prevent 32%
of all auto burglaries in our community, simply because we
"hardened the target" for the thieves?
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 parking
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
neighborhood, and you are not sure it is criminal
Solicitor just came to your door or are in the
Unusual foot traffic.
People you don't recognize walking your block with no
seemingly specific direction or purpose.
Parked, occupied vehicles at unusual hours.
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
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 LANTZER'S CORNER
BACK TO SCHOOL: DEALING WITH H1N1
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has
released recommended school responses for the 2009-2010
school year in relation to the H1N1 flu.
· Stay home when sick: Those with flu-like illness should
stay home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a
fever, or signs of a fever, without the use of
fever-reducing medicines. They should stay home even if
they are using antiviral drugs. For more information, visit
· Separate ill students and staff: Students and staff who
appear to have flu-like illness should be sent to a room
separate from others until they can be sent home. The CDC
recommends that they wear a surgical mask, if possible, and
that those who care for ill students and staff wear
protective gear such as a mask.
· Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette: The new
recommendations emphasize the importance of the basic
foundations of influenza prevention: stay home when sick,
wash hands frequently with soap and water when possible, and
cover noses and mouths with a tissue when coughing or
sneezing (or a shirt sleeve or elbow if no tissue is
· Routine cleaning: School staff should routinely clean
areas that students and staff touch often with the cleaners
they typically use. Special cleaning with bleach and other
non-detergent-based cleaners is not necessary.
· Early treatment of high-risk students and staff: People
at high risk for influenza complications who become ill with
influenza-like illness should speak with their health care
provider as soon as possible. Early treatment with
antiviral medications is very important for people at high
risk because it can prevent hospitalizations and deaths.
People at high risk include those who are pregnant, have
asthma or diabetes, have compromised immune systems, or have
· Consideration of selective school dismissal: Although
there are not many schools where all or most students are at
high risk (for example, schools for medically fragile
children or for pregnant students) a community might decide
to dismiss such a school to better protect these high-risk
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) theme for
2009's Fire Prevention Week is Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get
Burned. Fire Prevention Week is from October 4th to the
10th. The emphasis on burn awareness and prevention focuses
on "simple" or "common sense" measures, such as testing the
water before putting a child in the bath and wearing short
or close-fitting sleeves when cooking on the stovetop.
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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS
like to say THANKS AGAIN to Ken Hartley, John Kovac and
George Ziegler for their determination to develop the
Hermosa Beach Amateur Radio Association (HBARA). Their home
base of operation is under construction and will be the
future Emergency Operation Center (EOC) for Hermosa Beach.
With the efforts of many, this important room will be an
asset to our emergency/disaster responders. The HBARA is
essential for Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch (HBNW) for
neighborhoods to communicate to the EOC once communication
tools that we currently use are inoperative. We appreciate
the many residents in HB that are current amateur radio
operators and the residents that are taking the course now
to become a HAM operator. We know the value of your skill
in our time of need.
to watch the
HBARA website for more information. It is under
IS POWER IN NEIGHBORS
HB Neighborhood Watch ~ a crime awareness and disaster
preparedness neighborhood program.
To view all ACTIVE blocks in
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.
Introduction Block Meetings
Pacifica Villas Condo Complex
of Ardmore and Ava Avenue
1800 Block of Manhattan Avenue
Block of The Strand
MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
READY THE RESIDENT CLASS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
6:30p.m. - 9:00p.m.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1315 Valley Drive
materials, light dinner from Corner Bakery, HBNW bottled
water and a MYN bag (see below) provided when you
Reserve your seat TODAY!
Thank you for
We appreciate that you have signed up!
Resident Kathy Cook
Resident Annie Moler
"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
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
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The threat of a flu pandemic is real. It is not a question of
IF it will occur, but of WHEN it will occur. You need to be
ready to take care of yourself and your family during a flu
Preparing now will make it easier for you and your family
during a pandemic. Here are a few quick tips:
Stock up on food, medicines, and supplies. You should have
enough for 2 weeks!
Improve your health habits. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or
your sleeve and wash your hands with soap and water
Have a plan. Know what you plan to do if schools are
dismissed, if you can't go to work, or if a member of your
family becomes sick and needs care.
Now that you're preparing, do you know if your friends and
Help spread the word about flu pandemic preparation! Send
this message to your friends and family.
For more information on how to get prepared, visit
READY. GOVERNMENT PREDICTION FOR H1NI (SWINE FLU),
AND YOUNG ADULTS.
CALIFORNIA AND LOCAL
RESPONSE FROM FLU.GOV
When Disaster Strikes, it's too late to prepare.
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IN THE NEWS...
Health and education officials gird for flu season
They urge parents to practice such precautionary
measures with their children as hand-washing and the
'Dracula sneeze.' They also say healthy kids should not be
kept home once flu breaks out at schools.
Dealing with Local Disasters Locally
NEMA President Nancy
Dragani advises local, state governments to avoid calling
for federal aid whenever possible
"The more we push the responsibility to
somebody else, the worse off we are as a nation," Dragani
said. "The more we push up responsibility from the
individual to local government to state government to
federal government, the more costly it becomes."
American Red Cross One Minute Update-Fall 2009
across the country are readying themselves for the start of
a new school year as summer vacations draw to a close.
Before your family settles back into its school-year
routine, the Red Cross encourages parents to take a minute
to review the following safety tips and to prepare for the
The Colony : Survivor
Personality Quiz : Discovery Channel
Do you have the skills to make a new life for yourself after
a global catastrophe? Take our unscientific quiz to discover
if you've got what it takes to rebuild your life without
communication networks, grocery stores, electricity and a
reliable potable water supply.
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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
The CodeRED system gives city officials the ability to deliver
pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information
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.
UP FOR CODE RED
register your cell phone number, Voice over IP phone number,
and e-mail address with the Alert LA County Emergency
Mass Notification System.
Listed and unlisted land line telephone numbers are already
included in the database and do not need to be registered.
Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass
notification system that will be used to contact County
residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text
messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency. The
system, called Alert LA County, will be used by the County's
Emergency Operations Center to notify residents and
businesses of emergencies or critical situations and provide
information regarding necessary actions, such as
evacuations. The system utilizes the telephone companies'
911 database and is able to contact land-line telephone
numbers, whether listed or unlisted. If the call is picked
up by an answering machine, the system will leave a recorded
message. If the number called is busy or does not answer,
the system will redial the number in an attempt to deliver
the message. The system is also TTY/TDD compatible.
Because the Alert LA County system uses the 911 database,
only land-line numbers are automatically included in the
system. If you have a cellular or Voice over IP number and
would like to be notified on that device, or if you would
like an e-mail notification, you must register those
telephone numbers and/or e-mail address by completing the
registration form below.
Because the Alert LA County system uses geomaping, each
telephone number and/or e-mail address can only be
associated with one street address in the system.
Each telephone number and e-mail address registered below
will be contacted only when the street address it is
associated with is impacted by a disaster or emergency.
MBNW CRIME LOG
Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police
08/17/09 - 08/18/09 8 p.m. - 8:50
a.m. 1300 block of 19th Street
(Vehicle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took two pairs of
sunglasses from the unlocked vehicle that was parked on the
street in front of the residence.
08/23/09 1 a.m. - 6:30
a.m. 1400 blk of 18th St.
(Residential Burglary) Victim placed his wallet and wrist
watch on a bookcase located in the dining room before going
upstairs to retire. In the morning his wife found the back
door unlocked, the kitchen window screen removed and the
window open. The victim observed that his watch and wallet
were missing. However, the suspect did remove his wedding
photo from his wallet and leave it behind in the same place
his wallet was last seen.
08/22/09 unk - 3:30
p.m. 900 blk of 9th St.
(Petty Theft) On 08/22/09 victim removed her mail from the
mailbox. She found an envelope from her car dealer that had
been ripped open and a smaller envelope inside that had also
ripped open. She had expected to find a new car key in the
envelope. No other mail had been tampered with.
08/19/09 3 p,m, - 3:15
p.m. 100 blk of El Porto St.
(Petty Theft) On 08/19/09 victim invited a man who had been
repairing a dent in the victim's fender into his home. He
had him wait in the dining room while he retrieved his
wallet from another room. After the man left with a check
for payment the victim found his wallet and key set missing.
08/18/09 10 a.m. - 5
p.m. 200 block of 9th Place
(Residential Burglary) The victim secured his residence upon
leaving but left a bathroom window open approximately 3 to 4
inches, with a baseball bat in place to prevent the window
being opened further. When he returned home, the baseball
bat was on the floor and the screen appeared to have been
removed. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took
unopened mail including credit cards and bank statements,
along with a wallet and old ID and some change that had been
in a basket in the kitchen.
08/15/09 - 08/17/09 5 p.m. - 9
a.m. 500 block of 6th Place
(Vandalism to Residence) Unknown suspect(s) kicked a hole in
a screen that covered access to a crawl space. No entry
appeared to be made and nothing was tampered with. Earlier
in the month the victims discovered a crack in the
windshield of their vehicle made by unknown suspect(s).
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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
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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
T-038 / KI6KUU
Hermosa Beach Amateur Radio Association
Voice : 310-376-4776
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ACCURATE EMERGENCY SERVICES
Home-Savor Emergency Utility Shut Off Kit Description:
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.
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.
AES online today!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
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