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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 

Tuesday 9/15/09

 

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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

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, September 7, 2009 to Sunday, September 13, 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 

 

  Monday 9-7-09

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

Pier and Strand

Theft

The victim parker his bicycle behind the mail stage on the Pier during the Fiesta. He said it was within 20 - 30 feet away in eye sight. The victim advised that he returned to the area where his bicycle was left and it was gone. He added that there were 5 - 6 more bikes that were gone. No one was seen or heard. This occurred during the day between 4:30 and 4:45.

       

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

300 block of Bayview Dr

Garage Burglary

 The victim left his laptop inside of his garage near the entrance to his residence. He left his residence for approximately two hours. The victim returned and noticed that his laptop and case were both missing. It should be noted that the garage door was left open while the victim was gone.

       

 

Tuesday 9-8-09

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

Unit block of 6th St

Theft

The victim had left her bicycle in a small side yard of her apartment complex. The victim left on Sunday at approximately 0920 hours. She returned home on Tuesday 9-8-09 at approximately 1500 hours. When she got home she noticed that her bicycle was missing. She was notified by a neighbor that the bicycle was first noticed missing was on Sunday at approximately 1300 hours. No one was seen or heard.

       

 

Area 2

 

Scavenger

Palm and 30th St

Scavenging

There was a subject seen going through the recyclables in the area. The area check was negative and the subject was GOA / UTL.

       

           

 

Area 2

 

487 PC

Unit block of 17th St

Theft

There was a call of a burglary in progress call. Police arrive and see the suspect running with the victim right behind. A short foot pursuit is followed by the arrest of the suspect. The suspect was taking bicycles from the area. Detectives are currently working this crime and may have leads to many other stolen bicycle cases.

       

 

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

1000 block of The Strand

Theft

There was a bicycle taken from the area. The lock was cut and the bicycle removed. No one was seen or heard. No suspect information. 

       

 

 

Area 1

 

487 PC

300 block of Palm Dr

Theft

The victim had 4 bicycles taken totaling $100. 00 This occurred between 0900 and 1500 hours. No one was seen or heard, no suspect information.

       

 

Wednesday 9-9-09

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

Unit block of 6th Ct

Theft

There was a bicycle taken from the patio area of the location. The bicycle was left unlocked. No one was seen or heard, no suspect information.

       

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

Café Boogaloo

Theft

at approximately 0023 hours, a purse was stolen from inside Café Boogaloo located at 1238 Hermosa Avenue.  The suspect was later detained by bystanders fleeing from the business.  The suspect was arrested, cited, and released from the HBPD for Theft - 484(a) PC.

       

 

Thursday 9-10-09

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

200 block of The Strand

Theft

Suspect took bicycle from side of victim's residence. Victim followed suspect and made a citizens arrest for 484 P.C.

       

 

 

Saturday 9-12-09

 

Area 3

 

Scavenger

900 1st St

Scavenging

There was a subject seen going through the recyclables in the area. The area check was negative and the subject was GOA / UTL.

       

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

2300 Hermosa Ave

Residential Burglary

One suspect enters residence by an open door and takes computer printer w/out permission.  The victim (Off duty officer) runs after suspect and sees him at a white car with four other subjects inside.  The suspect flees area (GOAUTL) after Victim announces himself and holds other subjects at gun point until PD arrives. Detectives have the case are working on locating the outstanding suspect.

       

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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

 


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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS  

A special note of recognition and great appreciation is directed to Kelly Kovac-Reedy, who has stepped down as a co-coordinator of Neighborhood Watch.
I and the program will continue with the support of the PD, FD and the City of Hermosa Beach.  We continue to seek new members either as Block Captains or residents interested in keeping informed about crime prevention and disaster preparedness.  The value of the program is in it's block captains and residents, information sharing and it's partnership with the City of Hermosa Beach.  People change, residents and participants will come and go, but the goal is to better prepare the community to resist crime and recovery from any disaster it may face. Kelly's involvement has been very much appreciated by many and has benefited not only Hermosa Beach but many residents of surrounding cities as well.  My words cannot adequately describe the positive influence she has had on this program.

- Tracy  

 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 

 
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 

  

  Get Ready to Shake Out!

At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, 2009, millions of Californians will participate in the largest earthquake drill ever!

The purpose of the ShakeOut is to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes, and to get prepared at work, school, and home.

www.shakeout.org

   

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

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IN THE NEWS...

  

September is National Preparedness Month

September marks the 6th annual National Preparedness Month which is a nationwide effort organized by the Ready Campaign.  We encourage you to do yourself and your community a service and participate in National Preparedness month by evaluating how equipped you are to handle potential disasters.  Do you have enough provisions stored to last you and your family at least three days?  Have you established an emergency plan and discussed it with the members of your family?  Do you know how to find the emergency broadcasting channel on your radio?  Find out more about National Preparedness Month and what you need to do to get prepared by visiting www.ready.gov. Keep in mind that a small amount of effort now, can mean the world later.

 

LA wildire is 87% contained

The largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history was 87 percent contained today, but the projected time for full containment has been moved back four days.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_13333206

 

Dangerous germ turns up at beaches on West Coast

 

SAN FRANCISCO - Dangerous staph bacteria have been found in sand and water for the first time at five public beaches along the coast of Washington, and scientists think the state is not the only one with this problem. ...

No staph was found in samples from two beaches in Southern California.

People should not avoid beaches or be afraid to enjoy them, scientists say.

"It's probably prudent to shower when you come out" to lower the risk of bacteria staying on the skin, said Dr. Lance Peterson, a microbiologist at NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Ill.

"Make sure you get all the sand off," and cover any open cuts or scrapes before playing in the sand, Roberts added. Digging in the sand or being buried in it seems to raise the risk of infection, she said.http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_13326215?IADID=Search-www.dailybreeze.com-www.dailybreeze.com

Study: New drug fights flu as well as Tamiflu does

SAN FRANCISCO - Researchers delivered a double dose of good news Sunday in the fight against flu: successful tests of what could become the first new flu medicine in a decade, and the strongest evidence yet that such drugs save lives, not just shorten illness.http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_13333678

 
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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
09/08/09 - 09/09/09                   10:30 p.m. - 5:50 a.m.                      1500 blk of Magnolia
(Grand Theft from Vehicle)  Victim parked his vehicle on the street in front of his home.  He is unsure if he locked his vehicle.  When he returned to his vehicle in the morning, he found the glove box open and two pairs of sunglasses and checkbook missing.  No sign of forced entry.
 
09/08/09 - 09/09/09                   8:00 p.m. - 7:45 a.m.                         1200 blk of 17th St.
(Petty Theft from Vehicle)  Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway and removed two wireless headphones.
 
09/08/09 - 09/09/09                   7:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.                         1300 blk of 18th St.
(Vehicle Burglary)  Victim locked and secured her vehicle in front of her residence.  The next morning she returned to her vehicle and noticed her jumper cables were missing.  Suspect's method of entry is unknown.
 
09/08/09 - 09/09/09                   5:00 p.m. - 6:14 a.m.                          1300 blk of 18th St.
(Petty Theft from Vehicle)  Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle parked on the street and removed $15 and a digital camera.
 
09/08/09 - 09/09/09                   8:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.                        1400 blk of 18th St.
(Attempted Petty Theft from Vehicle)  An unlocked vehicle was parked in front of a home.  When the victim returned to her vehicle in the morning, she noticed the glove box was open and its contents were on the floorboard and front seats of the vehicle.  No items were missing.
 
Area 2
09/08/09 - 09/09/09              7:00 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.                             1400 blk of 5th St.
(Petty Theft from Vehicle)  Victim parked one vehicle in his driveway and one on Rowell Street.  When he returned to his vehicles in the morning it appeared that both had been ransacked.  Nothing was taken from the vehicle in the driveway.  A backpack and hammer were taken from the vehicle parked on Rowell.  Neither vehicle showed signs of forced entry.
 
09/08/09 - 09/09/09              4:00 p.m. - 6:15 a.m.                              1800 blk of 9th St.
(Petty Theft from Vehicle)  Victim parked her vehicle in front of her neighbor's house.  She was not sure if she locked and secured her vehicle.  The next morning she found the passenger compartment had been ransacked.  The victim's I-Pod had been removed from the vehicle.
 
09/08/09 - 09/09/09              11:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.                          1800 blk of 9th St.
(Petty Theft from Vehicle)  Victim parked her vehicle in front of her residence but failed to lock the doors. When she went to the vehicle the next morning she observed the glove compartment open and its contents on the passenger seat. She then discovered that $10 in change had been taken from the center console.
 
09/08/09 - 09/09/09              4:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.                             1800 blk of 9th St.
(Petty Theft from Vehicle)  Victim parked his vehicle in his driveway but failed to lock the doors. The next morning when he entered his vehicle he observed the glove box open and its contents on the passenger floor board. He then discovered $10 in change had been removed from the ash tray.
 
Area 9
09/08/09 - 09/09/09              8:00 p.m. - 8:25 a.m.                              2900 blk of Laurel Av.
(Vehicle Burglary)  Victim parked and locked her vehicle in the street in front of her house. The vehicle doors were locked, but the windows were left open about 3"-4" for ventilation. When she returned the next morning she found the glove box had been rummaged through and a GPS was missing.
 

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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 / K6KAH
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 INFORMATION

 

Tracy Hopkins

 

HBNW phone:

310-374-1828

 

Visit HBNW website 

 

 

HBNW Facebook Page

 

 

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