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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 12/01/09

 

   

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: 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 11-23-09

 

Area 3

487 PC

14th Street and Palm Drive

Theft of Bicycles

Two suspects were arrested for taking bicycles after a witness saw them putting the bicycles into their truck. The witness called the police and identified the suspects. The bicycles were a Tahiti model black in color, a Street king black in color and a Greenline girls bicycle white and pink in color.

 

 

Tuesday 11-24-09

 

Area 3

Solicitor

1200 block of 10th St

Solicitor

There was a subject going door to door attempting to sell items in the area. The subject was contacted and advised of the violation. The subject was ultimately cited for the violation.

 

Friday 11-27-09

 

Area 2

Scavenger

300 block of 32nd pl.

Scavenging

There was a subject going through the recyclables in the area. The subject was contacted and advised of the violation.

 

Saturday 11-28-09

 

Area 1

20002 CVC

400 Block Ardmore

Hit and Run

Unknown suspect vehicle sideswiped a parked vehicle. There is no description of the suspect vehicle.

 

Sunday 11-29-09

 

Area 1

Scavenger

800 block of Palm Dr

Scavenging

There were several calls of the some subject going through the recyclables in the area. The subject was eventually located and contacted. The subject was ultimately cited for the violation.

 

Area 2

484 PC

100 block of 28th St

Theft

There was a bicycle taken from the area. It was locked to a wooden post and was described as a red beach cruiser with white front basket with several flowers. It also had a Hawaiian sticker on it.

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

Area 1

11/27/09 - 11/28/09                4 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.                   1300 block of 18th Street

(Vehicle Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) threw a large rock at the victim's parked vehicle causing extensive damage including a smashed rear window and cracked windshield.

 

Area 4

11/25/09 - 11/26/09                12:01 a.m. - 1 p.m.                 800 block of 8th Street

(Residential Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) spray painted graffiti on the west wall of the victim's residence. A similar incident was also reported in the 900 block of Rowell Avenue.

 

Area 3

10/31/09 - 11/04/09                Noon - 5 p.m.             1300 block of Oak Avenue

(Theft of Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) stole an unsecured bicycle from a garage that was left open.

 

Area 10

11/19/09                                  8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.       200 block of 42nd Street

(Theft of Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a bicycle from an unlocked garage. The bicycle was not locked up.

 

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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

 

Redondo Beach Police Department Facebook Page:  NEW!

www.facebook.com/redondobeachpolice

RBPD Notification System:
NEW!

http://local.nixle.com/city/ca/redondo-beach/

  
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

 

No report for this week.

 


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IN THE NEWS...

Texting emerges as crime-fighting tool

After struggling for years with an anti-snitching culture that made witnesses too afraid to come forward, police across the country are getting help from text-a-tip programs that allow people to send anonymous text messages from their cell phones.

 

Text your tip

To contact Los Angeles police, texters can send a message to CRIMES (274637), type in LAPD and then provide the tip. Texters will receive a text message back that the tip was received, and if a reward is offered, tipsters can be offered an alias to help them claim it.

The tipsters' identities are kept anonymous by routing through a third-party server that removes the senders' personal information.

 

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

 

Winter Shelter Program

The upcoming winter shelter season is expected to begin December 1, 2009.

 

Police release sketch of Grim Sleeper killer

Police are hoping that a composite drawing of a suspected serial killer will help detectives today identify the man responsible for the so-called Grim Sleeper murders between 1985 and 2007 in Los Angeles, Inglewood and Lennox.

 

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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to all our Block Captains and Residents that participate in the HBNW Program.  You DO make a difference. 

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 

DEPUTIZED: Holiday shopping safety tips

Shopping safety tips

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, the Torrance Police Department offers the following tips for safer in-store shopping:

  • Always keep your wallet and purse in your possession.

Never set down or leave your wallet or purse unattended in a shopping cart or other location.

Wallet users are advised to keep it in a safe and secure pocket and to constantly feel or check for it.

People carrying a purse are advised to keep it strapped to a shoulder on the front or side and to never have it in a position that will make it easier for someone to take credit cards and checkbooks.

Document or photocopy the contents of your purse and wallet so that if it is lost or stolen you can quickly notify banks and credit card companies.

  • Don't throw away receipts. Keep them in a folder and file them away in a safe place.

Compare the receipts to monthly financial statements to ensure there are no unauthorized charges or overcharges.

  • Pay by credit card.

Checks and debit cards use funds available from your bank account. Credit cards do not, often offering greater protection against fraudulent purchases.

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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


Check out the slick new tsunami site created by the
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

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 Hermosa Beach 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!


HBARA LOGO

 

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SURVIVAL KITS


More Prepared Logo

 

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 MAYOR 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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