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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 11/24/09

   

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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, NOVEMBER 16, 2009

 

Area 2

 

Burglary

400 Block 31st Street

Residential Burglary

Suspect uses a ladder to gain access to a second story window. A witness observed the suspect climbing the ladder and called the police. The suspect attempted to flee across the roof tops and was caught hiding under a tarp on a balcony. Knight Colburn, 47 years old of Redondo Beach was arrested for burglary. He is being investigated for addition charges related to similar burglaries in the area. 

Area 2

 

Theft

Morningside and 30th St

Theft from Vehicle

The ladder used by the above suspect was taken from a parked vehicle at 30th St and Morningside Drive.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009

Area 2

 

10852 CVC

600 block Gould

Vehicle Tampering

The suspect was observed by witnesses inside a parked vehicle. The suspect ran, but was caught by officers. The vehicle was determined to be unlocked at the time and nothing had been taken. The suspect was charged with vehicle tampering.

Area 3

 

484 PC

1500 PCH

Theft from Vehicle

The Victim left an IPOD inside the glove compartment when he dropped the vehicle off to have work done. When he got the vehicle back the IPOD was missing.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009

           

Area 2

 

484 PC

Vons Market

Theft of Wallet

The Victim was shopping at Vons when someone took her wallet from her purse. The suspect used her credit card twice in Inglewood and attempted to get cash from an ATM.

REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR PURSE CLOSED AND WITHIN EYESIGHT. SOMEONE ONLY NEEDS A SECOND WHILE YOU ARE DISTRACTED ELSEWHERE.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009

Area 1

 

484 pc

1100 Block of 15th Street

Theft from Vehicle

The suspect entered an unlocked vehicle during the night and removed a digital camera, credit cards, car keys, and checks.  


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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

HBFD

Earlier this month I relayed to everyone that the United States Fire Administration (USFA) had initiated a new program called the Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign.  This new program is an effort to reduce fire deaths and injuries by urging 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.

 

The following is a list of important information promoted by the Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign:

·        More than 3,000 people die in home fires each year in the United States; most of whom are in homes without a working smoke alarm.  A working, properly installed smoke alarm lowers your chances of dying in a fire.

·        The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is sponsoring the Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign, which emphasizes that "Smoke Alarms Save Lives."

·         The 2009 "Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign" is a refreshed effort of the previously released "Tribute to Heroes" Campaign, with a stronger emphasis on smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers.

·        The mission of this campaign is to encourage Americans to practice fire safety by

o       installing and maintaining smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers, which can help save the lives of residents and firefighters,

o       Practicing fire escape plans, and

o       Performing a home safety walk-through to remove fire hazards from the home.

·        According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2003-2006, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

·        During the same time period, no smoke alarms were present in 40 percent of the home fire deaths and in 23 percent of the home fire deaths, smoke alarms were present but did not sound.

·        The USFA believes that all homes should be equipped with smoke alarms and automatic fire sprinklers, and families should prepare and practice emergency escape plans.

·        When both smoke alarms and fire sprinklers are present in a home, the risk of dying in a fire is reduced by 82 percent, when compared to a residence without either.

·        A few residential smoke alarm tips include:

Þ    Place properly installed and maintained smoke alarms both inside and outside of sleeping areas and on every level of your home.

Þ    Interconnected smoke alarms are best, because if one sounds, they all sound.

Þ    Get smoke alarms that can sound fast.  The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that every residence and place where people sleep be equipped with both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms or dual sensor smoke alarms, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors.

Þ    Testing smoke alarms monthly and changing 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 (the HBFD recommends at the time we change our clocks).

Þ    Consider buying a long-life (lithium) battery-powered smoke alarm, which may last up to ten years with no battery change.

Þ    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.

Þ    Do not disable the smoke alarm or take out the batteries.  If this happens often, the smoke alarm will need to be relocated.


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IN THE NEWS...

Suspected gang member arrested after South Bay chase

Chase ends in arrest of suspected gang member: A suspected Los Angeles gang member was arrested early Monday following a high-speed chase that ended in Manhattan Beach.
Los Angeles police officers in the Wilshire division area began chasing the driver about midnight when they saw him traveling at 100 mph on surface streets, police said.
At times he drove on the wrong side of the road.
The man raced away onto the San Diego (405) Freeway and entered the South Bay. Officers tried to keep up on the ground while a helicopter followed overhead.
The driver abandoned the car near Highland Avenue and Manhattan Beach Boulevard and ran. Officers soon found him.
The man, whose name was not available, was arrested on suspicion of evading arrest. It was unknown why he fled.

Gangs Use Social Media | Police Not So Much

It is rather apparent that criminals, specifically organized criminals such as gangs are able to identify the value of social networking sites for their business model. Law enforcement on the other hand for the most part is not largely concerned with social media, which I think is a true mistake. There is too much value in using social media for law enforcement to turn a blind eye to participating in the conversation, because the gangs are.

Husband arrested, wife flees in suspected identity theft case

A parolee was charged Thursday with stealing personal information from the mail of SouthBay residents to commit identity theft, police said.

They allegedly used information in the mail in conjunction with database Web sites to gather birth dates, Social Security numbers and other information to commit the crimes, police said.

M.B. fire chief shows interest in merging with HBFD

While Hermosa Beach continues to work with Redondo Beach on how to turn their fire departments into one, Manhattan Beach Fire Chief Scott Ferguson said they'd "absolutely" listen to the idea of merging, once the two cities reach an agreement.

Hermosa Beach Fire Chief David Lantzer said having the MBFD join, too, would be a huge benefit for the beach cities.

Three female suspects in Manhattan Beach burglaries arrested

Three women have been arrested in a string of burglaries that have plagued Manhattan Beach residents since the summer, police said Thursday.

The suspected leader of the group, Candice Caton, 42, of Hawthorne was arrested Nov. 11 and is in county jail on $3 million bail. At the time of her arrest, she was out on bail in connection with residential burglaries in Redondo Beach and Los Angeles.

"We've been having numerous residential burglaries," Manhattan Beach police Lt. Tony DiGenova said.

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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 

 

Solicitor Problem

Over the past two months we have experienced aggressive door to door salespersons who become upset with residents when they demand a permit or license.  One resident was accused of being racist for refusing to buy from him.  We encourage all residents to call and report all salespersons who refuse to show their license or permit.  Do not argue with the person at the door and simply and politely tell them you are not interested and close the door, even if they are still talking. 

Chief Greg Savelli

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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


If you haven't already, please visit the
Ready America website for more information and resources about preparing yourself and your family for all types of emergencies. Preparing makes sense. The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency.

We must have the tools and plans in place to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when disaster strikes. FEMA urges all Americans to: get a kit of emergency supplies; make a plan for what you will do in an emergency; and be informed about what might happen. Just like having a working smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected makes sense. Get Ready Now.

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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