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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 9/22/09

 

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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 9-14-09

 

Area 1

 

487 PC

500 block of 1st St

Theft

There was a Puch road bike taken from the bed of a truck. The cable lock was cut and the bike was taken. No one was seen or heard, no suspect information.

       

 

Tuesday 9-15-09

 

Area 3

 

Solicitor

1500 block of Bonnie Brae

Solicitor

There was a report of a solicitor in the area. They were going door to door attempting to sell coupons for laundry. They were located, contacted and advised of the city requirements.

       

 

 

Area 2

 

Scavenger

1800 block of Bayview

Scavenging

There was a subject going through recyclables in the area.  The subject was contacted and found to be on probation. An FI card was completed and he was sent on his way.

       

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

100 block of Longfellow

Garage Burglary

Suitcase and backpack containing medical equipment was stolen from a parked vehicle. The vehicle was parked inside an open garage in the area. 

       

 

           

Area 2

 

Solicitor

200 block of 31st St

Solicitor

There was a report of 2 MBA's selling magazines in the area. During a check of the area they were located, advised and sent on their way.

       

 

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

200 block 34th St

Vehicle Burglary

There was a vehicle entered without permission in the area. A GPS unit was taken from the unlocked vehicle. Nothing was seen or heard, no suspect information.

       

 

 

Area 2

 

Scavenger

21st and Manhattan Ave

Scavenging

There was a report of subjects taking recyclables in the area. The subjects were located and cited for the violation. 

       

 

Wednesday 9-16-09

 

Area 3

 

484 PC

1000 block of Aviation

Theft

Unknown suspects siphoned gasoline out of four trucks in the area. The trucks were parked on the side of his business. The victim advised that he observed the theft when he noticed one of the gas caps removed and hanging down from one of the trucks. He began walking around his other trucks and noticed two separate plastic gas cans left behind by the suspect(s).

       

 

Sunday 9-20-09

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

600 block of Hermosa Ave

Residential Burglary

There was a laptop taken sometime last night from the area. The front door to the residence was left unlocked.

       

 

Area 1

 

211 PC

1000 block of The Strand

Robbery

Unknown suspects brandish a knife at victims and take their property. The victim said that they were walking S/B on The Strand when they were approached by three subjects (2 males 1 female) in front of the Sea Sprite Motel. One of the male subjects asked him if he could have a cigarette. The victim told the subjects that he didn't have any cigarettes. A short conversation ensued between the two groups. The victims thought the subjects were friendly and that they did not seem to be threatening. At this point, one of the subjects stated, "If you don't have any cigarettes then just give us everything you have." The victims thought the subject was joking around because they seemed so friendly at first. Then one of the male subjects reached into his jacket pocket and brandished a knife with the blade opened. The subject got within "stabbing distance" of him and pointed the knife at his chest. Feeling threatened for their safety, the victims complied with the subjects demands and began to empty their pockets. After giving all their property to the male subjects, they were seen on foot E/B an unknown Street, possibly 10th Street.

 

       

 

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STOP CRIME 

Why it's against the law for people to go through recyclables?

 

The City has an agreement with the trash company to return a percentage of recyclables and the residential rate is determined by the percentage. If the City as a whole fails to meet the recyclable percentage, the company can raise your rates. So that is why it is a crime.

In addition, many of these trash diggers are also involved in ID theft and going through your trash they may locate valuable information such as account numbers.

We want to be called so we can at minimum find out who they are and warn them. We then will have information should someone fall victim.

 
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

 
It was reported today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the H1N1 vaccine for distribution from four different pharmaceutical companies.  This means that once they produce enough of the vaccine they can make it available to the public via medical providers.  Also, trials of the vaccine have found that one shot will be sufficient.  Experts were initially concerned that two shots would be required to generate the required immune response in the body.
 
If you or a loved falls into one of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) vaccination priority groups, stay tuned to the news and the HBNW newsletter for information on when medical providers will have the vaccine available.  Once again, those priority groups are:

  • 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

 
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK


Fire Prevention Week is coming up in October.  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  

 

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

Block Captain Cheryl A. Cross

Block Captain Mary Lou O'Brien 


"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!

ECA Associates for Los AngelesCounty

Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) Associates are people who are working together to encourage the residents, schools, organizations, and businesses of their county to participate in The Great California ShakeOut. Many are giving presentations in their communities, participating in local events, or contacting other local leaders to help spread the word.

If you are interested in working with others in your area to promote participation in the ShakeOut, please complete our ECA Associate Application.

http://www.shakeout.org/losangeles/

  

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

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IN THE NEWS...

 

Crews at LA-area fire brace for Santa Ana winds

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Crews expect to contain the largest wildfire in modern Los AngelesCounty history on Tuesday but they're keeping an eye on weather forecasts that call for Santa Ana winds.

 http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CA_SOCAL_WILDFIRES_CAOL-?SITE=KFWB&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

 L.A. still has a few free rain collection installations to dole out

Though a single 55-gallon rain barrel will catch only about 10% of the 9,600 gallons of water generated in a typical year by an average 1,000-square-foot residential L.A. rooftop, those water savings are substantial. If each of the 800,000 residential parcels in L.A. were to install just a single rain barrel, the city estimates that about 800 million gallons of water would be saved, which would in turn reduce the demand for tap water -- a resource that's becoming more precious as L.A. enters a fourth year of drought.

 http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-greenspace21-2009sep21,0,6623786.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
09/18/09 - 09/19/09                   11 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.                    1300 block of 23rd Street
(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the garage of the residence which may have been left open. Suspects took several items including 3 bicycles, a tool set and numerous bottles of wine. There were no signs of forced entry.
 

Area 2
09/11/09 - 09/12/09                  7:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.                 1600 block of 10th Street
(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked his vehicle on the street in front of his residence and left it unlocked. When he returned he found the glove compartment and center console open. Paperwork was scattered around the car and his golf clubs were missing from the rear portion of the car. No suspects were seen or heard.
 
Area 3
09/09/09 - 09/10/09                   9 p.m. - 8 a.m.                          1400 block of Pine Avenue
(Vehicle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle which was parked in the driveway and stole headphones and a DVD case containing 30 movies.
 
Area 3
09/09/09 - 09/10/09                   11:20 p.m. - 11 a.m.                  800 block of 12th Court
(Vehicle Thefts) Unknown suspect(s) entered two vehicles that were left unlocked. Suspect(s) rummaged through the glove compartments and took knives, several antique purses and a parking meter key. 
 
Area 7
09/15/09                                    3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                     100 block of 31st Street
(Residential Construction Burglary) The residence is currently under construction. Unknown suspect(s) removed the strike plate from the front door and stole tools from the garage including two drills and a skill saw.
 
Area 7
09/20/09                                    7:40 a.m. - 9 a.m.                     100 block of 32nd Place
(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) stole two unsecured bicycles from the open garage. 

 

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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


More Prepared Logo

 

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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