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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 10/13/09

   

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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 ~

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~

:: IN THE NEWS...

:: CodeRED - 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 epartment Monthly Report 

  

 

This is a SAMPLE COPY of what a SOLICITOR PERMIT looks like for your reference.     
SAMPLE SOLICITOR PERMIT 

AREA CRIME LOG

 

 

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 10-5-09

 

Area 2

 

Scavenger

600 block of Longfellow

Scavenging

There was a subject going through recyclables in the area. He was tipping over trash cans and taking recyclables from them. He would leave and go to the next trash can and leave the unwanted trash on the sidewalk. He was located and cited for the violation.

 

Tuesday 10-6-09

 

Area 2

 

Solicitor

700 block of 30th St

Solicitor

There was a call of a solicitor going door to door attempting to sell magazines. The person was located and advised on the city requirements.

 

Area 3

 

Solicitor

1100 9th St

Solicitor

There was a call of a solicitor going door to door attempting to sell magazines. The person was located and ultimately cited for the violation.

 

Thursday 10-8-09

 

Area 3

 

Scavenger

Prospect and 5th St

Scavenging

There was a subject seen in the area driving a black van going through recyclables. The vehicle was located and the driver was contacted. The driver was ultimately cited for the violation.

 

Saturday 10-10-09

           

Area 2

 

Theft

Unit block of 13th St

Theft

There was a subject seen cutting bike locks in the area. The subject was seen taking the bikes to his pick-up truck parked around the corner and placing them in the back. He was ultimately arrested for the crime.

 

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STOP CRIME 

Skim chances of financial security

Fifty people lost more than $70,000 to thieves who stole their account information when they used an ATM at a Manhattan Beach Citibank, police said last week. They believe the numbers were then used to create fake ATM cards for withdrawals. 

Tips to help you avoid skimming traps 

  • Never part company with your card, which could give a thief an opening to run it through a skimming device outside of your purview.

 

  • If you're at a restaurant, go with the server to pay your bill and watch them swipe your card.

 

  • Do not allow your card to be swiped to collect information for surveys or product trials.

 

  • When entering your PIN, cover your motions with your other hand. You need not only make sure that others don't see your code, but also that a nearby camera couldn't capture the combination.

 

  • If the card slot on an ATM looks different than those on similar or nearby ATMs, seems a little bigger or sticky (perhaps because of glue residue), don't use it. Any of those traits could indicate that a skimmer has been installed. Likewise, if the buttons on the ATM seem inordinately difficult to push, don't use the ATM.

 

  • If your card becomes trapped in a machine, don't enter your PIN number as part of any attempt to free it.

 

  • Although you might feel like passersby are trying to read your PIN number over your shoulder, ATMs in more bustling areas might provide a bit more protection from skimmers, as the surrounding traffic could make attempts to tamper with the card slot or place a hidden camera more difficult.

 


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



FLU SEASON
The first supplies of the pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine have begun to arrive in some Los AngelesCounty clinics and doctor's offices.  The initial delivery of H1N1 vaccine is expected to be relatively small, and in FluMist® nasal spray form.  Additional larger batches of vaccine, the majority of which will be in injection form, are scheduled to arrive every week.  It is estimated that by the end of October, doctors and other healthcare providers who ordered H1N1 vaccine should have received some doses.
 
The main way that influenza viruses spread is through droplets from a sick person when they cough or sneeze.  Flu viruses can also live on surfaces such as tables, faucets or doorknobs for up to eight hours.  You can become infected with H1N1 flu by touching an infected surface, then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
 
Following some simple, everyday tips can help protect you and your family from the flu.
·        Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
·        Wash your hands often with soap and water and/or use gel sanitizers.
·        Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth since germs spread that way.
·        Avoid close contact with sick people and if you're sick, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever ends.
 

FIRE PREVENTION

 
Parents, please share the list below with your children.  It is a list of fire safety recommendations for children in general and for how they can interact with you to promote fire safety.
 
Burn Notice
·        Remind grown-ups to keep hot foods and liquids away from tables and counter edges so they cannot be pulled or knocked over.
·        Grown-ups should always be careful when using things that get hot such as curling irons, oven, irons, lamps, heaters.
·        Hot things can hurt you. Stay away from hot things.
 
Just Right?
·        Remind grown-ups to test the water before placing children or themselves in the tub.
 
Cool a Burn
·        Treat a burn right away. Put it in cool water for 3-5 minutes. Cover with a clean, dry cloth.
·        Remind grown-ups that if the burn is bigger than your fist, or if you have any questions, to get medical help right away.
 
Safety in the Kitchen
·        Remind grown-ups to stay in the kitchen when cooking. Keep things that can burn (potholders, towels, and paper) away from the stove.
·        Stay three feet away from the stove when a grown-up is cooking.
 
Electrical check-up
·        Help grown-ups check electrical cords to make sure they are not damaged.
 
Heating Reminders
·        Remind grown-ups to keep space heaters 3 feet from anything that can burn.
·        Grown-ups should always turn off space heaters every time they leave the room and before going to bed.
·        Remind grown-ups never to use an oven to heat your home.
 
Match and Lighter Safety
·        Tell a grown-up if you find matches or lighters.
·        Grown-ups should keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
 
Candle Caution
·        Remind grown-ups to put out lit candles when they leave a room.
·        Stay three feet away from burning candles.
 
Safety Smart Grown-up Reminders
·        Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside each bedroom and outside each sleeping area.
·        Test smoke alarms once a month.
·        Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
·        Make a home fire escape plan with your family.
·        Find two ways out of every room and an outside meeting place.
·        Know the emergency number for your fire department.
·        Practice your escape plan twice a year.
·        When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside!

  
 


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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to those who attended the Map Your Neighborhood Ready the Resident Training Class.

When you are ready to train your neighbors please contact me and I will provide you with the handouts and DVD.

 

Kathy Cook
Scott McMurrey

Jay Hart

Dorothy Yost
Cheryl Cross

 Mary Lou O'Brien

 

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 if you have not had it.  (Contact me after Dec. 2009 for new Introduction Block Meeting requests)
 
 
 
Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings
 

 

 

OCTOBER 2009

 

Oct 21

Rick Koenig

1800 Block of Manhattan Avenue

Oct 28

Hayley Larkin

00 Unit Block of The Strand

Nov 4
Jessica McIntyre
1600 Block of Ardmore

 

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

READY THE RESIDENT CLASS 

 

 Map Your Neighborhood Logo

 


"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!

This Thursday at 10:15 a.m.


Block Captains you can encourage your block to participate by doing the Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill.

Let me know how you participated.  Send a photo too.

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...

Suspect killer had claimed to have been a deputy 


The Redondo Beach man suspected of killing a young woman and dumping her body by the side of a snow-covered road apparently lied to friends and co-workers about having a career in the military and law enforcement.
Details began to surface Monday about Tony Lopez Perez, the man expected to be charged and arraigned today in San Bernardino Superior Court for the murder of Torrance resident Cori Daye Desmond.


Earthquakes remind us: It's good to be prepared

The past few days, earthquake activity around the world has been frequent and devastating. With magnitudes of 8.0, 7.6 and continuous rumbling around the Pacific Ring of Fire, the temblors continue to shake our earth and rattle our nerves. Hundreds are reported dead and missing and the numbers continue to climb.

 

Tips to prepare your home for a storm

Storing or tying down outdoor chairs, tables, umbrellas and other loose items is obvious. But other things need to be done.                                                           

 

South Bay and Harbor Area political leaders push for Samoan airlift

Congressional representatives are attempting to arrange an airlift of donated humanitarian supplies from Southern California to the Samoan Islands.

 

How to help

Those wishing to donate goods may drop them off outside the Office of Samoan Affairs, 20715 S. Avalon Blvd., in Carson. The organization also has set up a » Web site.


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CodeRED

  

The CodeRED system gives city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages.
 

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.



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MBNW CRIME LOG

Area 2
10/05/09                                  6:45 p.m.                                 1300 block of 6th Street
(Vandalism to residence) The victim was at the front door when he heard a loud bang. He discovered a large hole in a window in his home office. He also found three golf balls in his swimming pool. No suspects were seen.
 
Area 9
10/04/09 - 10/05/09                6 p.m. - 10:30 a.m.                 2900 block of Palm Avenue
(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked his vehicle in front of his residence but believed he may have left the doors unlocked. In the morning he discovered items that had been in the center console were strewn about the vehicle and some items were missing including cash. 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


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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.

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


Saferhermosa Twitter Page

 

 

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