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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 9/29/09 

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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 18, 2009 to Sunday, September 29, 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, September 21, 2009

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

400 Block Monterey

Residential Burglary

Suspect enters unlocked front door sometime between 10PM and 2AM and removes a laptop computer.

       

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

800 Block 15th Street

Theft of Bicycle

Suspect entered the open garage between 5PM and 9:30PM and took a bicycle.

       

 

Area 1

 

594 PC

Monterey and 2nd Street

Vandalism to Vehicle

An unknown suspect cut the side wall of a tire twice and placed a plastic bag on the chrome tale pipe, which melted.

       

 

 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

1300 The Strand

Burglary

The female victim was sleeping in a hotel room and was wakened at 4AM by the sound of the sliding door on the balcony opening. She looked and saw a male standing in her room. She yelled and the suspect ran outside. Jewelry was taken from the dresser.

       

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

14th St and the Waterline

Theft of Cell Phone

The suspect was walking along the beach and saw a cell phone on a towel. The suspect grabbed the phone and ran east. A witness saw the theft and alerted the Victim. Police stopped the suspect, searched him, but could not find the cell phone. The suspect was arrested on a warrant. 

       

 

Thursday, September 24, 2009

 

Area 1

 

10851 CVC

Unit Block 13th Street

Stolen Vehicle

Unknown suspects took a 2001 Lincoln Town Car from the public parking lot.

       

 

Friday, September 25, 2009

Area 1

 

484 PC

400 Block Herondo

Theft of Bicycles

Suspect entered the garage carport area, cuts the cable lock securing two bicycles and leaves with the area.

       

 

Saturday, September 26, 2009

 

Area 3

 

470 PC

1500 PCH

Internet Fraud

The Victim and Suspect communicated over the internet after the Victim posted an ad on Craig's List. The suspect stated that he travels to Europe and Africa, and then returns to his home in Los Angeles. He needed assistance with cashing checks while he was on the road and asked the Victim to deposit the checks, keeping $250 for his troubles, and then send the balance via Western Union to him. The Suspect sent two checks, which were deposited. The checks ended up being fraudulent checks and the Victim lost over $4,000.

       

 

 

Saturday, September 26, 2009

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

1200 Hermosa Ave

Theft of Purse

The Victim was at Shark's Cove, when she discovered her purse missing. She found the purse in a trash can, but the contents were missing including her wallet. An unknown suspect tried to use her debit card several times, but was unsuccessful.  

       

 

 

Sunday, September 27, 2009

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

PierPlaza

Theft of Purse

The Victim was at Sangria's and put her purse down next to a table. The Victim noticed her purse gone and a male subject was seen walking away and was confronted by the Victim and a friend. No purse was recovered.

       

 

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STOP CRIME 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN THE EVENT OF A TERRORIST ATTACK

 

In many cases you will be at greater risk of injury in a rush to evacuate than you will be from an attack itself. Accordingly, in any emergency, try to stay calm, keep those around you calm and follow the appropriate steps noted above.

 

http://losangeles.fbi.gov/safety.htm#terror


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

 
Will Be Back Next Week


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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to Block Captain Lisa Burt and residents of Pacific Villa for holding their Introduction Block Meeting. 

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 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

Nov 4
Jessica McIntyre
1600 Ardmore

  

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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.
 
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! 
 
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 ShakeOut!

At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, 2009, millions of Californians will practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Many people and organizations will also practice other aspects of their emergency plans.

Last year, nearly 5.5 million Southern Californians participated in the 2008 ShakeOut drill. The Great California ShakeOut will now be held statewide on the third Thursday of October each year.

Register and we can reach our goal of 10 million participants in 2009!

  

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

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IN THE NEWS...

 

Eyes and e-mails keep tabs on crime

Jennifer Pickett had been away from her Westchester home for only about 10 minutes before she returned to retrieve a forgotten baby bottle.

With her three young children and a friend waiting in the car, Pickett opened the front door of her home at 83rd Street and Kenyon Avenue and knew immediately something was wrong.

"I came home and smelled cigarette smoke and sweat," Pickett, 34, said of the Sept. 18 incident. "It was a horrible feeling."

Her pit bull mix, Abby, greeted her at the front door and was clearly agitated.

Despite a 6-foot-high fence and two dogs, burglars cut the screen on a window she accidentally left open and went in. They took small electronics and jewelry, including irreplaceable family heirlooms.

"Within those nine minutes, they devastated us," she said.

Pickett's first call was to the police. But then she called a friend from her support group for stay-at-home moms, knowing she had an iPhone and could send out an e-mail via their group's Yahoo message board.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_13434186?source=rv

 

Bicycle thieves on a roll in South Bay

Slicing through cables and riding away, thieves carrying bolt cutters are responsible for a significant increase in bicycle thefts this year in South Bay beach cities, police said. ...

Most of the crimes are committed by thieves cutting cable locks of bikes attached to racks in underground parking lots and structures. ...

Hermosa Beach Police Chief Greg Savelli reported on his department's Web site that thieves often conceal cutters under their shirts.

"While they may appear to be just unlocking the padlock, they are actually cutting it off and riding away as if they were the owner," Savelli said. ...

Police encourage bicycle owners to purchase U-locks, which they say are more effective than easily cut cable locks.

(the full story with additional tips at this link)

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_13428386?source=rss_viewed

 

Most parents won't have kids get H1N1 flu shots, study finds

A national survey suggests parents are confused about the risks of the virus and its vaccine.

 http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-sci-parents-flu25-2009sep25,0,579663.story

 

 Denver man charged in alleged terrorist bomb plot

Najibullah Zazi is accused of working with others to create and detonate a weapon of mass destruction in what authorities call the first Al Qaeda-linked plot on U.S. soil since the Sept. 11 attacks.

 http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-terror-plot25-2009sep25,0,673953.story

 

Moorpark residents are well-prepared for wildfire

They've been through two other major blazes in recent years and are taking precautions, but also are ready to leave if necessary.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ventura-fire24-2009sep24,0,3652863.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

Area 1

09/21/09                                    6:30 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.                 1400 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd.

(Residential Burglary) The victim left for several hours and secured the locks, but left an upper sliding glass window open for ventilation. When the victim returned she discovered that some of her jewelry was missing along with a passport. The point of entry appeared to be through the window. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 2

09/21/09 - 09/22/09                   10:50 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.               1100 block of 9th Street

(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked and locked the vehicle in the driveway and set the alarm. The next morning he discovered the vehicle was missing. No suspects were seen or heard.

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Area 6

09/26/09                                 5:20 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.                       6th Street and Ardmore Avenue

(Robbery) The victim was walking southbound on Ardmore when she heard a sound behind her and thought it was a jogger. She then felt a suspect tugging at her purse which was on her shoulder. The purse was pulled off her arm and the suspect fled on foot eastbound on 6th Street with the purse. During the struggle, her cell phone fell to the ground. The victim was able to call police and flag down a motorist who tried to locate the suspect but was unsuccessful. The suspect is described as a male black adult in his late 20's or early 30's, 5'8" to 5'9" tall, with a stocky build. He was wearing a white and baby blue sports jersey and possibly a baseball hat and athletic shoes. The purse contained a driver's license, two ATM cards, cash, a book and magazines.

 

Area 7

09/23/09                                 9 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.                             200 block of 30th Street

(Theft from walkway) Unknown suspect(s) took the victim's briefcase from in front of the residence. The briefcase was left unattended for just a few minutes while the victim parked his vehicle and took a phone call.

 

Area 8

09/23/09 - 09/24/09 4 p.m. - 4 p.m.                                  1600 block of 1st Street

(Mail Theft) The victim saw two males (no further identification) carrying satchels walk away from the front door after ringing the doorbell. The next day, ten pieces of mail belonging to the resident was found on the sidewalk in front of an address down the street.

 

Area 9

08/29/09                                 12:01 a.m. - 2:15 a.m.                     600 block of 29th Street

(Residential Vandalism) The victim's residence, vehicle and patio furniture were all toilet papered, egged and covered with shaving cream. Permanent marks were also left on the siding of the house and on the patio furniture. 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 / 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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