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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 

Tuesday 9/8/09

 

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~

:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~

:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~ Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings for the year.

:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident class added on Thursday, Oct. 8th

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~

:: IN THE NEWS...

:: Code RED - Emergency Notification System for HB & ALERT LA County

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association

:: 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 

MYN 1

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.     
SAMPLE SOLICITOR PERMIT 

AREA CRIME LOG

Monday, August 31, 2009 to Sunday, September 6, 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 

  

 

Wednesday 9-2-09

 

Area 1

 

Scavenger

Hermosa Ave and 2nd St

Scavenging

There was a call of a subject going through the trash in the area. The area check for the subject met with negative results. GOA / UTL.

       

 

Thursday 9-3-09

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

1300 block of Manhattan Ave

Garage Burglary

The victim left their garage door open during the night.  Stolen property consisted of snowboarding equipment and clothing, surfboards, and a bicycle.

       

 

Area 3

 

487 PC

1800 block of Harper  Ave

Theft

The victim left his bicycle and some other property unsecured in front of his house.  The victim went inside for a few minutes and returned to find his property missing. No suspect information regarding this theft.

       

 

Area 2

 

487 PC

736  Gould Ave

Theft

There was a bicycle taken from the common garage area.  It should be noted that the bike was not secured. This occurred during the day. 

       

 

Friday 9-4-09

           

Area 2

 

459 PC

1600 Ardmore

Garage Burglary

There was a bicycle taken from the underground garage of the location.  The bicycle was secured to an eye bolt with a cable lock that had been cut.

       

   

 

Area 2

 

487 PC

703  ier Ave (Jamba Juice)

Theft

The victim left his bike unsecured in front of business.  When h returned, his bike was missing. No one was seen or heard. This occurred at 1:00 in the afternoon.

       

 

 

Area 2

 

487 PC

1600  Ardmore Ave

Theft

Two more bicycles were taken from the location, possibly related to the above noted 1600 Ardmore incident. 2 bicycles were secured to a pipe with two cable locks.  Both locks were cut and taken, one bicycle taken from underground garage.  The suspect was possibly identified.  Detectives notified and working the case. NOTE: We are getting a high volume of stolen bicycles. All South Bay cities are being hit hard with bicycle thefts. Please copy your serial numbers down so we can track them and ultimately recover your bicycle.

       

 

 

Area 3

 

487 PC

1803 PCH

Theft

Another stolen bicycle taken from the area. No one was seen or heard. UNK time frame.

       

 

Saturday 9-5-09

 

Area 1

 

487 PC

100 block of Manhattan Ave

Theft

Victims left his bicycle locked in front of his house.  He returned to find his bicycles missing. This occurred between 1:30a.m. to 9:00a.m.. The bicycle was locked, but not secured to anything.

       

 

Area 1

 

487 PC

Hermosa Ave and 8th St

Theft

A juvenile subject was seen taking a bicycle from the area. He was chased and detained for taking the bicycle without permission. The victim was desirous of prosecution and the juvenile was subsequently arrested for the crime. The juvenile was cited and released to his parents.

 

       

 

Sunday 9-6-09

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

1000 block of The Strand

Theft

There was a Schwinn, beach cruiser, red/silver stolen from the area. The cable lock was cut and left at the scene. No one was seen or heard. This occurred during the night.

       

 

 

Area 1

 

211 PC

Pier and Manhattan

Robbery

An unidentified suspect stole the victim's cellular telephone after knocking her down and dragging her 15 feet. The suspect entered the front passenger's door of the suspect vehicle, and was driven away from the scene by an unidentified accomplice. The victim is desirous of prosecution.

       

 

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STOP CRIME 


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.


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FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER

HBFD

 

September is National Preparedness Month.  The campaign this year will focus on changing perceptions about emergency preparedness to help Americans understand what it truly means to be Ready.  See NFPA's emergency preparedness information, including, a free copy of NFPA's "Get Ready! Preparing Your Community For a Disaster"program for fire departments.

 

More on H1N1

A large scale pandemic H1N1 flu vaccination campaign will be conducted this fall.  The Department of Public Health will implement a comprehensive plan once the vaccine is available.  In addition, Public Health is continuing the pandemic H1N1 activities that began in April, including:

         Conducting influenza surveillance

         Coordinating the provision of seasonal flu vaccine

         Promoting prevention messages to limit the spread of disease in communities

         Communicating risk and disease updates

 

The Los Angeles County Public Health Department is currently reaching out to all cities to engage in planned POD (Points of Dispensing) efforts related to pandemic H1N1 vaccine distribution.

 

Meanwhile, the following are key influenza prevention messages for the public:

1.      Cover your cough and wash your hands often with soap and water.

2.      Stay home when you're sick.  Don't return to work until 24 hours after a fever goes away.

3.      Get a seasonal flu shot to protect against other types of flu.

4.      Get pandemic H1N1 vaccine if you fall into one of the CDC vaccination priority groups:

  • All people ages 6 months to 24 years
  • People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age
  • All pregnant women
  • Healthcare and emergency medical personnel
  • People ages 25-64 who have chronic health conditions like asthma or diabetes


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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS  

 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 Meeting 

 
SEPTEMBER 2009  
 
Sept 23
Lisa Burt
Pacifica Villas Condo Complex
 

Sept 30

Hilary Young

1900 block of Ardmore and Ava Avenue

  

OCTOBER 2009

 

Oct 8

MOMS CLUB of HB 

 

Oct 21

Rick Koenig

1800 Block of Manhattan Avenue

Oct 28

Hayley Larkin

00 Unit Block of The Strand 

 

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

READY THE RESIDENT CLASS 

 

 Map Your Neighborhood Logo

  
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
6:30p.m. - 9:00p.m.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
 

1315 Valley Drive
 
 
 MYN materials, light dinner from Corner Bakery, HBNW bottled water and a MYN bag (see below) provided when you pre-register.
 
Reserve your seat TODAY! 
 
Thank you for
pre-registering!
 

 

We appreciate that you have signed up!

 Resident Kathy Cook

 Resident Annie Moler

Block Captain Scott McMurrey

Resident Dorothy Yost 

Block Captain Melody May

Resident Kay Ostrenko


"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 lives. 
  • 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 necessary actions.
     


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HB Disaster Preparedness Logo 

STATE AGING DIRECTOR URGES OLDER AND DISABLED CALIFORNIANS
AND CAREGIVERS TO BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES
 

 

PERSONAL NEEDS

  • Compile a list of medications, allergies, special equipment, names and numbers of doctors, pharmacists and family members, and emergency phone numbers (police, fire, ambulance). Keep this list with you at all times. 
  • Include a spare pair of eyeglasses and extra medication in your emergency supplies, which should always be kept at your bedside. 
  • Store extra batteries for hearing aids, wheelchairs and other battery-powered assistive devices with your emergency supplies. 
  • Keep walking aids nearby at all times. 
  • Install a security light in each room. These lights plug into any outlet and light up automatically if there is a loss of electricity. They operate automatically for four to six hours.
  • Keep a whistle on hand to signal for help.   
  • Anchor special equipment, such as telephones and life support systems, and fasten tanks of gas, such as oxygen, to the wall. 
  • Have a battery operated portable radio available for news and alerts.

 

HOME PREPAREDNESS

  • Prepare to be self-sufficient for at least three days with an emergency supply kit that includes water, any special dietary items, sanitary aids, cooking and eating utensils, flashlight, batteries, radio, blankets, prescription drugs, a change of clothing and a well-stocked first aid kit. 
  • Securely anchor medical equipment, heavy appliances and bookcases. Move beds away from windows. Do not hang shelves or heavy objects over beds. 
  • Identify the safest spot in each room of your home. Remove items from hallways, exits, doorways and other areas that may obstruct an exit or present a hazard. 
  • Develop a plan on how and where to reunite if your family becomes separated. Conduct practice drills to prepare for an emergency.

 

IN THE EVENT OF A DISASTER

  • Stay away from heavy furniture, electrical appliances, large panes of glass, shelves with heavy objects, and fireplaces.   
  • Listen to your portable radio for instructions and news reports.  
  •  In the event of an earthquake, prepare for aftershocks. If you are in bed or sitting down, do not stand up as you could be thrown to the floor. 
  • If you evacuate, leave a message at your home about where you can be found.

 

 

In California, there are many organizations, services and resources that are available to help people prepare for an emergency. The California Office of Emergency Services' Website, www.oes.ca.gov, contains safety checklists for all Californians. There are several important features on this site, including a special section with tips for the elderly and adults with disabilities. Additional information can be obtained by viewing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Website at www.ready.gov, or CDA's Website at www.aging.ca.gov.

 

When Disaster Strikes, it's too late to prepare. 
 

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IN THE NEWS...

South Bay schools ready to be tested by flu

"We're trying to be proactive rather than reactive. We got caught in a reactive situation last year," Vincent said. "I don't want to make the front page that way."

Like school officials across the South Bay, the state and the nation, Vincent is developing communication plans for making parents, teachers and students aware of H1N1, how to prevent its spread and what to do if you or your child get it. Letters are going out and Web sites are being updated.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_13277992

 

New tactics weeding out farm crime

An agricultural version of the Neighborhood Watch program, better use of technology and other measures are helping reduce thefts.

 

Santa Paula grower Bob Pinkerton was certain the young man he saw walking down a street was the one who had been drinking beer and smoking pot in his large avocado orchard in recent days.

Worried that he was a thief, Pinkerton used his cellphone to snap a photo and e-mailed it to Sgt. Tim Hagel of Farm Watch, an agricultural version of the Neighborhood Watch crime prevention program.

Within four hours, a sheriff's deputy had detained the man and arrested him on suspicion of vandalism and trespassing on Pinkerton's property. The man, a local vagrant, was on probation for earlier farm thefts.

Pinkerton, a third-generation rancher, credits Farm Watch -- an e-mail newsletter and alert network -- with helping him nab the guy.

 

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-farm-thefts6-2009sep06,0,7087165.story

 

Wildfires can take a psychological toll

Victims may face long-lasting mental problems such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers determined after the 2003 blazes. Station fire victims are encouraged to seek help.

 

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fire-mental6-2009sep06,0,5191209.story

 
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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.

 

SIGN UP FOR CODE RED

ALERT LA County Logo

 

May be used to 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.
 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

Courtesy of Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department 

 

 Area 1
08/31/09 - 09/01/09                   9 a.m. - 7 p.m.              1100 block of Meadows Avenue
(Residential Burglary) The victim secured his residence upon leaving, but a bedroom window might have been left unlocked. The victim returned to the residence and found the deadbolt to the rear door was not locked and closet doors were off the track in a bedroom. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took several items including 3 watches, a camera, a camcorder, iPod, money and a few pieces of jewelry. The house was not ransacked.
 
Area 2
09/05/09 - 09/07/09                   11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.        1300 block of 2nd Street
(Residential Burglary) The victims secured their house upon leaving except for a small bathroom window. When they returned home they noticed several items were missing including costume jewelry, a computer and hard drive, a backpack and a checkbook. A window in the guest room was found slightly open and pry marks were found on the frame. No suspects were seen or heard and the house was not ransacked.
 
Area 5
09/04/09 - 09/05/09                    3 p.m. - 9:25 a.m.         400 block of Marine Avenue
(Theft of bicycles) The victim left the garage door open part of this time and discovered two bicycles were stolen from the garage. No suspects were seen or heard.
 

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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?

 

email Ken Hartley @ HBARA


T-038 / KI6KUU
Hermosa Beach Amateur Radio Association
Voice : 310-376-4776
 

 

 Visit the HBARA website!


HBARA LOGO

 

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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.

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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.     (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

 

Visit AES online today!

 

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DON'T MISS A MEETING

SEE ONLINE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  

ONLY TIME FOR A QUICK MINUTE? 

 

SEE COUNCILMAN DIVIRGILIO'S

 'MEETINGS IN A MINUTE' ON YouTube.

 

City Council & All Commission meeting media clips are arranged by date, with the most recent at the top of the 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, MINUTES AND VIDEO

 

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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.

 

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PHONE NUMBERS

WEBSITES

 

HBPD - HBFD DISPATCH

310-524-2750

 

HB POLICE STATION

310-318-0360

 

HB FIRE STATION

310-376-2479

 

CITY OF HB

310-318-0239

 

LAX NOISE COMPLAINTS

 

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CONTACT US

 

Kelly Kovac-Reedy

 

Tracy Hopkins

 

HBNW phone:

310-374-1828

 

Visit HBNW website 

 

 

HBNW Facebook Page

 

 

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