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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 11/03/09

   

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~

:: IN THE NEWS...

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

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~

:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~

:: CodeRED - Emergency Notification System for HB & ALERT LA County

:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association

:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB

:: TAG YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ FANNY PACK STILL AVAILABLE

:: COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS ONLINE NOW!

:: 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

 

 

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 10-26-09

Area 2

Scavenger

300 block of 29th St

Scavenging

There was a call of a van in the area with two subjects in it. The passenger was seen in someone's yard going through the recyclables. Upon arrival the subject had got back into the vehicle and it drove away. The vehicle was ultimately located and the driver was cited for the violation. 

Area 2

Scavenger

200 block of 29th St

Scavenging

There was another call of a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The subject was located and cited for scavenging.

Area 1

487 PC

415 Herondo

Theft

There was a vehicle parked in the lower parking garage at the location. The vehicle was left unlocked. A laptop was removed from the vehicle during the past two days. No one was seen or heard.

Area 1

459 PC

100 block of Hermosa Ave

Vehicle Burglary

Victim parked and locked his vehicle in the underground parking area and left the sunroof slightly open.  When the victim returned his vehicle door was open and it had been ransacked.  Credit cards taken from vehicle.

Friday 10-30-09

Area 1

925

600 block of 7th St

Suspicious circumstances

There was a call of several Subjects wearing Verizon clothing walking through the neighborhood. The RP concerned that the subjects did not arrive in Verizon marked vehicle and only a white pickup. The subjects checked ok-displaying all the credentials required.

Saturday 10-31-09

Area 1

459 PC

300 block of Manhattan Ave

Residential Burglary

Occurred sometime between last Thursday night and time of report.  Taken was approximately $10,000 in jewelry (4 rings) and $2,000 cash.  Victim suspects the workers who have been in the residence installing new flooring.

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MBNW CRIME LOG

Area 3

10/31/09 - 11/01/09                11:59 p.m. - 8 a.m.                 800 block of 23rd Ave.

(Vehicle Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) threw a pumpkin at the parked vehicle causing damage to the rear hatch.

Area 7

10/27/09 -10/28/09                  10 a.m. - 9 a.m.                      2500 block of Bayview

(Burglary from Garage) The victim left his garage door closed and locked. When he returned he noticed the lock was missing from the garage door, items had been moved around the garage and several items were missing, including saws, drills, a tool box, sander, vacuum, speakers and an amplifier. No suspects were seen or heard.

Area

10/28/09                                  12:30 a.m. - 6:50 a.m.                        2600 block of Alma Ave.

(Theft of bicycles from garage) The victim left his garage door open with unsecured bikes inside. Unknown suspect(s) took the bicycles.

Area 3

10/26/09                      10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.                2500 block of Oak Avenue

(Residential Burglary) The victims secured the residence upon leaving, but left a window partially opened and secured with a nail to prevent further opening. When they returned they discovered the nail was lying on the window sill and the window screen had been displaced. Unknown suspect(s) took a backpack, some cash and two watches from the residence.

Also as a heads up, something we saw recently has resurfaced to remind us to always be aware of our surroundings. A victim purchased a laptop computer at the mall, placed it in the rear cargo area of his vehicle and drove a short distance to have lunch. When he returned to the vehicle he discovered the rear window was smashed and the computer was gone.

In another case, a victim was aware that his vehicle had been broken into, but did not think that anything had been taken because several items of value were still in the vehicle. It wasn't until his bank notified him that they suspected suspicious activity on a credit card that he discovered his wallet had been stolen.

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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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FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER

HBFD

CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY

We fell back one hour early Sunday morning.  Changing our clocks should be a reminder to everyone to change the batteries in our smoke detectors.  Change your clocks, change your batteries.

INSTALL. INSPECT. PROTECT. CAMPAIGN

The United States Fire Administration has initiated a new program in an effort to reduce fire deaths and injuries.  The Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign urges residents to install smoke alarms in their homes and inspect and maintain them on a regular basis.  Working smoke alarms and sprinklers save lives.

A working smoke alarm can help you and your family escape a deadly home fire. It can also help save the lives of firefighters who would otherwise have to risk their lives by searching a burning home for residents. A working smoke alarm continuously scans the air for smoke, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It never sleeps.

Here are some tips from the Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign:

  • Place properly installed and maintained smoke alarms both inside and outside of sleeping areas and on every level of your home.
  • Interconnected smoke alarms are best because if one sounds, they all sound.
  • Get smoke alarms that can sound fast. Because both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms are better at detecting distinctly different, yet potentially fatal fires, and because no one can predict what type of fire might start in a home, the USFA recommends that every residence and place where people sleep be equipped with both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms, or with dual sensor smoke alarms (which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors).
  • Test smoke alarms monthly and change alkaline batteries at least once every year, or as instructed. You can use a date you already know, like your birthday or when you change your clocks as a reminder (HBFD recommends changing your batteries twice a year, at time change in the fall and in the spring; Change Your Clocks-Change Your Batteries).
  • Consider buying a long-life (lithium) battery-powered smoke alarm, which may last up to ten years with no battery change.
  • Install smoke alarms away from air vents.
  • Install smoke alarms on the ceiling or wall, at least 4 inches from corners or according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • If a smoke alarm sounds during normal cooking or when bathing, press the hush button if the smoke alarm has one. Open the door or window or fan the area with a towel to get the air moving. Do not disable the smoke alarm or take out the batteries. If this happens often, the smoke alarm will need to be relocated.
  • To view smoke alarm guidelines for your state, obtain the Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign's "State-by-State Smoke Alarm Guide" at www.usfa.dhs.gov/smokealarms.


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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT...

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IN THE NEWS...

Los Angeles Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC)

Keeping our country free from a terrorist attack is no easy task. There are many people who work behind the scenes to ensure our safety. They have asked for our help! If you suspect terrorist activity, please report what you have witnessed to the Los Angeles Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) Phone: 562-345-1100.
Here is a Web site to visit and get more information:
http://lapdonline.org/iwatchla

Here is an email contact:
Los AngelesRegionalTerrorismThreatAssessmentCenter
562-345-1100
leads@lajric.org

SouthBay Guide to Twitter

Daily Breeze reporters and editors are posting breaking news, links to our favorite stories and information about what we're covering. We're also posting from meetings and events as they happen.

          South Bay Public Safety

Hermosa Beach: Police Chief Greg Savelli
Hermosa Beach: Neighborhood Watch & Emergency Prep Advisory Council

http://www.dailybreeze.com/twitter

Focusing on key swine flu issues

Here are answers to some questions about H1N1 and the government's response to the out break...

http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-na-swine-flu29-2009oct29,0,7652902.story

West Torrance burglary spree

Three West Torrance homes were burglarized in one afternoon, probably by the same suspect, police said Tuesday. ...

Police want residents to pay attention to strange people and cars, and warned that a common technique by burglars is to knock on a front door before trying to get inside through a side or back door or window.

 

http://www.insidesocal.com/crime&courts/2009/10/west-torrance-burglary-spree.html

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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to Block Captain Hayley Larkin and the residents of the 00 Block of Hermosa Avenue 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 if you have not had it.  (Contact me after Dec. 2009 for new Introduction Block Meeting requests)

Upcoming Introduction Block Meetings
 

 Nov 4

Jessica McIntyre
1600 Block of Ardmore

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STOP CRIME 

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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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HB Disaster Preparedness Logo 

  

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

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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 highly encourages Block Captains to attend a class and implement the program 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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CodeRED

 

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

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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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!


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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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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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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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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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