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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 11/17/09

   

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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 

MYN 1With 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 11-9-09

 

Area 2

Solicitor

700 30th St 

Solicitor

There was a report of a subject going door to door attempting to sell magazines. The subject was located and asked to provide required credentials. The subject was unable to provide proper credentials and was subsequently cited for the violation.

 

Tuesday 11-10-09

 

Area 2

487 PC

2600 block of Morningside Dr

Theft

There was jewelry and a jacket taken from a residence. The jewelry was taken from a safe. The jacket was taken from inside of the house. There were no signs of forced entry on the house or the safe. The victim suspects the dog walker. 

 

Area 2

Solicitor

2000 block of Bayview

Solicitor

There was a male black adult in the area going door to door. The subject entered the RP's property via a rear gate. Police responded and check the area and met with negative results.

 

Thursday 11-12-09

 

Area 1

Prowler

300 block of Hermosa Ave

Prowler

There was a male subject looking into the bathroom window while victim was taking a shower. The victim saw the subject as she was exiting the shower. The male subject was wearing a red hat and was described as a dark skinned male white. There was a subject seen on a bike matching the description. He was stopped and contacted. An FI card was completed and photos taken. The subject was not positively identified by the victim.

 

 

 

             

Area 1

484 PC

Unit block of 19th St

Theft

There was a beach cruiser taken from the location. The bicycle was unlocked inside of a front court yard of the apartment complex. The bicycle was a Red La Jolla Cruiser with a Black basket on the front.

 

11-15-09 Sunday

 

Area 2

925

1700 block of The Strand

Suspicious person

There was a call of a subject hanging around the area for an extended amount of time. Police responded and made contact with the subject. It was found that the subject was on probation for commercial burglary. The subject was also cited for the possession of marijuana. NOTE: If someone or something makes you wonder, call us and we will check it out.


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MBNW CRIME LOG

No reports this week!

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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

Many times over the past year I have mentioned in this column the importance of smoke alarms.  Among other things, I have discussed their proper locations, maintenance, and testing.  Now, I would like to share a couple of true stories from folks whose smoke alarms saved their lives:

 

"I was taking a nap on my living room couch and was awakened by the smoke alarm in my apartment.  After hearing the alarm I could immediately smell a strong odor of smoke.  I jumped to my feet and opened my porch door to see fire burning in the mulch and grass running along the side of my building and porch.  I ran back in and called 911 and told them the situation.  I ran out to the breezeway and pulled the building fire alarm to alert the other residents in my building... [By] having a working smoke alarm in my apartment, I was able to save my apartment along with 23 other units in my building."  Reece Wilkerson, Wilmington, NC

 

"Around 12:05 am on February 4th I was awakened by the sound of a beeping noise.  The noise sounded so far away.  As I came to my senses, I smelled the smoke and knew right away it [was the] smoke alarm and our house was on fire.  I quickly woke up my husband, ran down the hall to grab the boys and started to flee the house.  By the time we got to the bottom of the stairs the house was full of smoke.  We could barely find the front door to get out.  We lost everything that evening, including our cats that were a huge part of our lives.  If we didn't have those smoke alarms, we probably would have died of smoke inhalation or worse from the fire itself.  If our alarm in the basement and main floor hadn't gone off, I feel by the time the smoke had reached the upstairs alarm, we wouldn't have been able to get out." Rachel Picek, La Grange, IL

 

 


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IN THE NEWS...

Burglary suspect captured in Hermosa Beach after rooftop odyssey

A suspected burglar jumped from rooftop to rooftop trying to escape from police in Hermosa Beach on Monday, but was caught hiding under a tarp.
Knight Durand Colburn, 47, of Redondo Beach was arrested shortly after 5 a.m. in the 400 block of 31st Street, Hermosa Beach police Detective Mick Gaglia said.
Gaglia said a neighbor called police after hearing noise outside. The neighbor looked out the window and saw Colburn climbing a ladder into a second story window of a home under construction, Gaglia said.
 

Redondo man's brush with death from H1N1

..."You definitely learn a lot about life and how precious it is," he said, holding his young daughter, Hannah.

"Amalfi's experience also changed his wife, who, in the wake of her husband's illness, found herself in charge of the family's finances for the first time. Julie Amalfi said she realized what was important and what isn't."

"I think just doing that, looking at what we have and what we need, I realized that we don't have to have the best of the best anymore," she said. "Our friends are important, our family. We're living more frugally, I think, just looking at life a little more simply."

 

Police will participate in Click It or Ticket:

Gardena and other SouthBay police agencies will be participating in the Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign starting Tuesday and running through Nov.30.

Daily Breeze Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 p. A4

 

ON YOUR SIDE: Firefighters urge caution when frying those turkeys


The holiday season is almost here and firefighters remind us to be careful, even with food.

 

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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 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 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK...

 

If I have learned anything from these emails it's...
 
don't leave anything anywhere anytime for any reason. 
 
Keep valuables with ya and always lock your car.
 
Have a good week everyone.

 Miss Amanda

 

"LOCK IT OR LOSE IT" INITIATIVE

The Lakeland Police Department recently launched an intensive public education and crime prevention program, "Lock It or Lose It", to remind citizens that many property crimes can be prevented by simply locking home doors, garage doors, windows, and vehicle doors.

A recent study of property crimes, including home and vehicle burglaries, showed nearly half of the events involved unlocked doors or car drivers who left valuables in plain view without locking their doors. Many of these crimes, and the resulting losses to the victims, can be prevented with some simple, common sense actions on the part of all of us.

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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 

 

PVP lecture: Living with nature in the land of fire

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and Terranea Resort are sponsoring a free lecture Tuesday (tonight) titled "Southern California Wildfires: Balancing Fire Hazard and Natural Resources."

The lecture is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes.

  

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


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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.

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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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