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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 11/11/09

 

   

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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 ~

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~

:: 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 

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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 11-2-09

 

Area 2

 

Scavenger

2600 Hermosa Ave

Scavenging

There was a subject seen in the area going through the recyclables. The subject was located and contacted. An FI card was completed and he was advised of the violation.

 

Wednesday 11-4-09

 

Area 3

 

487 PC

Prospect and 6th St

Theft

 The victim sets his laptop on the ground while retrieving other items from the car. Unknown suspect(s) took his laptop and fled the area. It is possible that the suspect in this crime was a transient looking male white adult riding a bike. The area was checked and met with negative results.

 

Area 3

 

459 PC

1100 8th St

Construction site Burglary

Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence under construction. The suspect(s) removed a dishwasher, wine cooler, ladders and misc tools with out permission. NOTE: If you see anyone inside of a construction site and it is outside of the normal construction hours please call our dispatch.

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

2600 Valley Dr (valleyPark)

Theft

There was a purse taken from an unlocked vehicle at ValleyPark. No one was seen or heard. NOTE: 1st don't leave a purse in a vehicle in plain view, 2nd don't leave thevehicle unlocked.

 

           

Area 3

 

459 PC

1200 block of Corona

Residential Burglary

The Suspect(s) entered via an open window and stole electronics and a lap top. No one was seen or heard.

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

500 25th St

Vehicle Burglary

There was a report of a window smash to a vehicle in the area. A laptop and bag was taken. NOTE: Same as above: Don't leave valuables in plain sight.

 

Thursday 11-5-09

 

Area 2

 

Solicitor

3200 block of Tennyson

Solicitor

There was a report of a solicitor in the area going door to door. The subject was located and contacted. The subject did not have a valid City permit and was advised of the violation and sent on his way.

 

 

Area 2

 

594 PC

1301 Hermosa Ave (Parking Structure)

Vandalism

The victim parked her vehicle in the parking structure from approximately 1200 - 2130 hours. When she returned to her vehicle she noticed that it had been damaged. There was a slashed tire and a broken mirror. The victim suspects her ex boyfriend, but cant prove it as no one was seen or heard.

 

Friday 11-6-09

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

100 block of Monterey

Theft

The victim locked his bicycle to a parking meter with a chain. The bike was left there from 11-1-09 to 11-6-09. The chain was cut and left at the scene along with the pad lock.

 

Sunday 11-8-09

 

Area 1

 

Solicitor

700 8th St

Solicitor

There was a subject in the area going door to door. The subject was located and contacted. The subject was subsequently cited for the violation.

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 1

11/05/09                                  5:18 p.m.                     1100 block of 21st Street

(Vehicle Theft) The victim was loading his vehicle and placed a large black duffel bag in the trunk of the vehicle. He left the trunk open and walked back into his house for a short time. When he returned the duffel bag was missing. The bag contained miscellaneous video tapes and computer hard drives. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 1

11/04/09 - 11/05/09                6 p.m. - 6:20 a.m.       1200 block of Chestnut Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked his vehicle on the street and locked it. The next morning he found the front driver's side window had been smashed and an iPod was missing from the center console. No suspect(s) were seen or heard.

 

Area 1

10/21/09 - 11/04/09                4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.       1800 block of Herrin Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) punched the driver's side door lock on the vehicle which was parked and locked in the driveway. The face plate of the radio was pried off, but nothing was removed from the vehicle.

 

Area 9

11/07/09                                  8:45 a.m. - 8 p.m.       700 block of 26th Street

(Residential Burglary) The victim secured the residence when she left with the exception of the master bathroom window which is always left open a few inches. When the victim returned to the residence she noticed a cloth jewelry roll and a jewelry box were both missing from the master bedroom. The screen over the bathroom window was found askew, the window was completely open and a large crate had been moved below the window by unknown suspect(s). Suspect(s) took several pieces of jewelry but did not ransack the residence.

 

Area 8

11/01/09                                  2:50 p.m. - 3 p.m.                   600 block of S. Aviation Way

(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked his vehicle on the street for a few minutes but left it unlocked. When he returned he discovered unknown suspect(s) had entered the vehicle and stole a cell phone and a wallet with a driver's license, cash and credit cards inside.

 

Area 9

10/31/09 - 11/01/09                2:30 p.m. - 11 a.m.                 3500 block of Palm Avenue

(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in his driveway. Upon return, he found the passenger door lock had been punched and the handicap placard was taken along with a cane. 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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FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER

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IN THE NEWS...

DHS: PhoneSnoop App Bugs BlackBerries

The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team is warning BlackBerry users about a spyware program that allows attackers to turn a target's handset into a microphone that can be accessed remotely.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/10/dhs_warns_of_blackberry_snoopi.html

 

Finding a deeper lesson in high school gang rape

Adults see Richmond High attack as the product of long-simmering immorality, indulgence and insensitivity.

 In last Saturday's column, I relied on teenagers at Richmond High to help me understand how gang rape became a spectator sport on their San Francisco Bay area campus. They explained that bystanders who watched the assault on a 15-year-old girl outside their homecoming dance last month may have been too afraid to intervene. Or they didn't feel compelled to help because the victim wasn't in their clique. Or they were simply paralyzed by shock, fixated as if the violent scene was a snippet from a reality TV show.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-banks7-2009nov07,0,427613.column

 

Preventing Holiday Burglaries

No home is safe from the threat of a break-in, especially during the holiday season. Our homes become more vulnerable to theft because of the fact that we are out shopping, or at social gatherings and celebrations. Protecting your home from a burglar is a rather simple process; it just takes some additional caution and planning.

You can deter a thief by making his job not only difficult, but also time consuming. Sixty-five percent of all burglaries involved forcible entry. The longer the break-in takes and the more lighting there is, the better the chances are that the burglar could be caught, so in most instances, he will move to an easier target.

 http://www.securityworld.com/ia-334-preventing-holiday-burglaries.aspx

 

Don't be a victim of health scams

Question: I recently read a number of ads and promotions about quick fixes to health problems. At age 74, I have osteoarthritis, peripheral neuropathy, a heart condition and bad knees. Are these short-cut remedies of any value?

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_13714675?IADID=Search-www.dailybreeze.com-www.dailybreeze.com

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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to Block Captain Jessica McIntyre and the residents of the 1600 Block of Ardmore 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
 

 

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STOP CRIME 

 


Seeing local crime through `broken windows'

Do incivility and disorder impact crime rates as well as the fear of crime? The key to preserving our communities may be paying attention to the little things.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_13699258?IADID=Search-www.dailybreeze.com-www.dailybreeze.com

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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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Disaster Preparedness for Your Pets 
 

1. Have an Emergency Pet Care Plan

·  If you evacuate, take your pet with you. Most emergency shelters do not allow animals, so have a plan for your pet. Safe places to take your pet may include homes of friends or relatives, pet friendly hotels, pet kennels or veterinary facilities. Prepare a list of contact numbers in advance. Contact your local animal control facility for information in your area.

·  Choose a designated care giver, such as a neighbor, friend or relative to care for your pet in the event that you are unable to do so.

·  Affix a Rescue Alert Sticker to the front of your residence. The sticker should include the types and number of pets in your house and veterinarian information.

·  Ensure that your pet wears a collar with a rabies tag at all times. Consult your veterinarian about permanent identification, such as microchipping, or registration with a pet recovery database. 
 

2. Assemble a Pet Emergency Kit Including:

·  Leash, harness and / or Pet carrier

·  1-Week supply of food and water with bowls

·  Medications and pet first aid kit

·  Copies of vaccination, medical records and a photo of you and your pet (for identification) in a waterproof container

·  Plastic bags, disinfectants, paper towels and for cats, a litter box

·  Blankets, toys and treats 
 

3. During an Emergency

·  Keep your pets on hand at the first sign of an emergency. Don't allow your pets to roam loose following a disaster.

·  Call ahead to make arrangements for boarding your pet outside the danger area.

·  Keep your pet emergency kit close at hand. 
 
For more detailed information, visit the following resource web sites: 
 
Community Animal Response and Evacuation Group 
http://evacuatemypet.com/index.html 
 
California Department of Food and Agriculture Downloadable Animal Disaster Preparedness Brochures 
http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/ah/disaster_prep_Brochures.htm 
 
California Animal Shelters 
http://www.cacda.org/shelters.cqs 
 
Petswelcome.com: Listing of Hotels that Allow Pets 
http://www.petswelcome.com/ 
 
FEMA Pet Preparedness 
http://www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/animals.shtm 
 
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Disaster Preparedness 
http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=disaster 
 
Humane Society Disaster Preparedness 
http://www.hsus.org/hsus_field/hsus_disaster_center/ 
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Protecting Pets in an Emergency 
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/petprotect.asp 
 
United Animal Nations 
http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=27 
 
US Search and Rescue Task Force 
http://www.ussartf.org/pets_and_disasters.htm

  

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

 

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

READY THE RESIDENT CLASS 

  

 

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"
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

 

 

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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

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.

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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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