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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 12/08/09

 

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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...

:: 3rd Annual Santa Sleigh Ride 2009

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ PKG DELIVERY THEFT PREVENTION

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ AMATEUR RADIO COURSES

:: 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

 

TUESDAY, December 1, 2009

 

Area 1

Vandalism

1100 Block Beach Drive 

Vandalism to Vehicles

Three suspects were observed throwing empty propane bottles onto several vehicles. One of the suspects was located and identified by a witness. He was arrested and charged with vandalism.

 

 

THURSDAY, December 3, 2009

 

Area 3

484 PC

1100 Block 15TH Street

Theft from Vehicle

The suspect broke into the vehicle and took an IPOD and Purse.

DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN PLAIN SIGHT INSIDE YOUR VEHICLE. ESPECIALLY REMEMBER TO NOT LEAVE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS INSIDE THE VEHICLE. YOU SHOULD KEEP ITEMS IN YOUR TRUNK OR BACK OF THE VEHICLE UNTIL YOU GET HOME.

 

Area 3

484 PC

1100 Block 9TH Street

Theft from Vehicle

The suspect opened the unlocked door of the vehicle and removed a wallet and checkbook.

             

Area 1

459 PC

100 Block Lyndon

Residential Burglary

The Suspect possibly entered the residence through an unlocked front door. A laptop was taken from one of the bedrooms. The theft occurred between 8PM and 1AM.

 

 

SATURDAY, December 5, 2009

 

Area 2

459 pc

00 25th Street

Theft

The suspect entered an unlocked residence between 12:30 PM and 1:30 AM and took a purse, wallet, gift cards, cell phone, and car keys.

 

Area 2

459 pc

300 30th Street

Theft

The suspect entered an unlocked residence between 12:15 PM and 12:45 PM and removed a Mossimo navy blue jacket and garage door opener. 

 

Area 1

925

600 Block 2nd Street

Suspicious Person/Solicitor

The subject opened the rear door of the residence and was confronted by the home owner. The subject was identified as a solicitor, without a permit, and trying to sell magazines. The subject was photographed and a field interview card was completed.

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

The following are the latest crime reports to pass on to your blocks. Also please read the following information about Project Blue Light. If you would like to pick up a blue ribbon to show your support and appreciation for our police officers, they are available at the front desk of the Police Department.

 

 "Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) is encouraging law enforcement families, friends, and law enforcement agencies to decorate in blue lights for the coming holiday season.  By placing one blue light in a window of your home, you'll be showing your support for officers killed in the line of duty and those who continue to work America's streets.  By placing strings of blue lights outside your home, at the department, throughout the community, law enforcement officers will understand that they are appreciated!

 

The color blue is symbolic of peace.  By displaying your blue lights, you will be sending a dual message-that you support America's peacekeepers and that you hope the coming year will be a year of peace. 

 

Let your blue lights shine for law enforcement during the holidays." 

Area 1

12/04/09 - 12/04/09                4 p.m. - 7 a.m.                        1400 block of 19th Street

(Vehicle Grand Theft) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked vehicle which was parked on the street and stole several items including a laptop computer, a camera, iTouch, and a checkbook.

 

Area 5

12/04/09                                  12:30 a.m. - 12:49 a.m.          400 block of 21st Street

(Theft from Yard) The victim left a stroller outside of the residence and returned to find it stolen by unknown suspect(s). A house key and garage opener were inside the stroller.

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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

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Have a Fire-Safe Christmas Season

 

Preventing Christmas Tree Fires

Special fire safety precautions need to be taken when keeping a live tree in the house. A burning tree can rapidly fill a room with fire and deadly gases.

 

Selecting a Tree for the Holiday

Needles on fresh trees should be green and hard to pull back from the branches, and the needle should not break if the tree has been freshly cut.  The trunk should be sticky to the touch.  Old trees can be identified by bouncing the tree trunk on the ground.  If many needles fall off, the tree has been cut too long, has probably dried out, and is a fire hazard.

 

Caring for Your Tree

Do not place your tree close to a heat source, including a fireplace or heat vent. The heat will dry out the tree, causing it to be more easily ignited by heat, flame or sparks. Be careful not to drop or flick cigarette ashes near a tree. Do not put your live tree up too early or leave it up for longer than two weeks. Keep the tree stand filled with water at all times.

 

Disposing of Your Tree

Never put tree branches or needles in a fireplace or wood-burning stove.  When the tree becomes dry, discard it promptly.  The best way to dispose of your tree is by taking it to a recycling center or having it hauled away by a community pick-up service.

 

Holiday Lights

Maintain Your Holiday Lights

Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. Use only lighting listed by an approved testing laboratory.

 

Do Not Overload Electrical Outlets

Do not link more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it is safe.  Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet.  Make sure to periodically check the wires-they should not be warm to the touch.

 

Do Not Leave Holiday Lights on Unattended

 

Holiday Decorations

Use Only Nonflammable Decorations

All decorations should be nonflammable or flame-retardant and placed away from heat vents.

 

Never Put Wrapping Paper in a Fireplace

It can result in a very large fire, throwing off dangerous sparks and embers that may result in a chimney fire.

 

Artificial Christmas Trees

If you are using a metallic or artificial tree, make sure it is flame retardant.

 

Candle Care

Avoid Using Lit Candles

If you do use them, make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be easily knocked down.  Never leave the house with candles burning.

 

Never Put Lit Candles on a Tree

Do not go near a Christmas tree with an open flame-candles, lighters or matches.  Finally, as in every season, have working smoke alarms installed on every level of your home, test them monthly and keep them clean and equipped with fresh batteries at all times.  Know when and how to call for help.  And remember to practice your home escape plan.

 


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IN THE NEWS...

Hermosa Beach K-9 program returns after 10-year absence

The newest member of the force at the Hermosa Beach Police Department has a shiny black coat, energy to spare and an excellent nose for detecting drugs.

Eying Port of L.A. security

The port's primary focus of security used to be public safety and cargo theft prevention. That all changed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when the Port of Los Angeles was listed as a potential target because it handles about 40 percent of the goods distributed to the rest of the nation.

Since 9-11, the port's security plan has grown to include measures aimed at preventing terrorist attacks, protecting vital infrastructure and figuring out how to resume business in the event of a large-scale disaster.

Return to Pearl Harbor

The attack sank four U.S. battleships and destroyed 188 U.S. planes. Another four battleships were damaged, along with three cruisers and three destroyers. More than 2,200 sailors, Marines and soldiers were killed.

MONEYWISE: How to avoid charity scams over the holidays

One newer way "fraudsters" are using these days is a "soft-sell guilt-trip" to convince victims that they've been forgetful.

Here's an example: The caller says that she is from a local charity or organization, such as a hospital, thanks the individual for her pledge and asks if she is "ready to make the first payment." Wanting to avoid embarrassment, some people make a donation on the spot with a credit card - and are thus defrauded.

DAWN ANFUSO: Redefine talents to get ahead

 

Here's one more thing to give thanks for today: what you do well. A landmark 30-year Gallup survey of more than two million workers found that employees who defined and refined their talents gained more opportunities than individuals who turned weaknesses into strengths.  

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    December 

 

    9th and 16th

3rd Annual

Santa Sleigh Ride 2009

SANTA SLEIGH RIDE IS ON!!!


To celebrate this holiday season with our HBNW residents, our Hermosa Beach Fire & Police Department with the assistance of our Hermosa Beach Public Works Department will be escorting Santa and his Sleigh to the neighborhoods listed below. 

 Santa's Sleigh will stop and he will take photos with the residents waiting to meet and greet him.  Don't forget to bring your camera! 

A special thank you to PD Chief Greg Savelli, Lieutenant Tom Thompson, FD Chief David Lantzer and The Firefighters Association for making this event possible. 

The locations were picked based on easy access for the neighborhoods. 


Santa Sleigh Ride appearance locations and times:

December 9, 2009

 

Monterey and 10th Street        6:00 PM to 6:20 PM
                                   

Hermosa and 6th Street           6:25 PM to 6:45 PM
                                   

Manhattan and 2nd Street       6:50 PM to 7:10 PM
                                   

900 Block 3rd Street                 7:15 PM to 7:35 PM
                                   

6th and Prospect                      7:40 PM to 8:00 PM
                                   

9th and Owosso                        8:05 PM to 8:25 PM

 

December 16th, 2009  

 

Power and 21st Street              6:00 PM to 6:20 PM
                                   

25th Street and Silverstrand     6:25 PM to 6:45 PM
                                   

30th Street and Morningside    6:50 PM to 7:10 PM
                                   

19th St and Prospect                7:15 PM to 7:35 PM
                                   

15th Street and Golden            7:40 PM to 8:00 PM
                                   

Bonnie Brae and 14th Street    8:05 PM to 8:25 PM

 

The Santa Sleigh will spend 20 minutes at each stop

 

 Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch

www.saferhermosabeach.com

310-374-1828

 

Tracy@saferhermosabeach.com

 

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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 

Package Delivery Theft Prevention

This time last year we noticed a significant loss of UPS/Fed-Ex/DHL (etc.) packages from Hermosa Beach residents. Typically, packages were left at the front door or in plain view from the street and were stolen. HBPD arrested a local subject that was responsible for a majority of the thefts. However, a few packages continued to disappear. Please follow a few of the tips listed to avoid becoming a victim this holiday season.

 

1) Ask for "Signature required" so that the delivery service must have a live person sign for the package

2) If a neighbor is home, have them receive the package.

3) Schedule a time that someone will be available to receive the package.

4) Pick up the package from the delivery service location in person.

5) Request special shipping instructions to leave the package behind a gate or hidden location specific to the residence.

 

The main objective is to avoid the loss of your packages and gifts. Do not allow a thief to simply walk up to your home and take the packages. 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

 

HBPD Detective Bureau

 

Detective Mick Gaglia

HBPD Investigations Bureau

540 Pier Avenue

Hermosa Beach Ca 90254

Desk (310)318-0348

Fax   (310)318-0350

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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


TWO AMATEUR RADIO COURSES

FCC "Technician" course (entrée level) & FCC "General" course (2nd level).  Each course is 2 sessions.  The dates are January 30th and February 6th. 

Technician is 10AM to 2PM (each Saturday) and General is 2:15PM to 5PM (each Saturday).  FCC tests will be 10AM to noon on February 13th. 

Location:  is Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd. Rancho Palos Verdes.  No pre-registration required, no fee for either course.  Taking the FCC Test is $15.  For more information contact: 
walt.ordway@yahoo.com

  

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!


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SURVIVAL KITS


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Emergency Preparedness
Just Got Easier with 15% off from
More Prepared!


Again this holiday season, More Prepared is offering you 15% off on your next purchase to help you and your loved ones get better prepared for an emergency.  Don't put it off any longer!  Get your friends, family and business associates the gift of EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS.  Emergency Survival Kits, First Aid Kits, Emergency Food & Water, Flashlights, Weather Radios, Smoke Masks, Gas Shut-off Tools and more.  No gift is more valuable than the gift of safety. 

Pump Light

In addition, if you order before December 18th, we will send you our best-selling Pump LED Flashlight (valued at $4.95) as our gift to you.  Its three bright LED bulbs never need batteries.  Keep it in your car, purse or by your bed in case of an emergency.  Never be in the dark again!

 

 Emergency Kits for Everyone on Your List!

These perfect gifts will provide a sense of security in knowing that in case there is an emergency, there are supplies on hand to help sustain you and your loved ones during the crisis. 

 
Home Kits (shown below)

2 Person : Regularly $82.00, Now $69.70
4 Person: Regularly $95.00, Now $80.75Home Kit

Backpack Kits - Perfect for the Car
2 Person : Regularly $62.00, Now $52.70
4 Person: Regularly $78.00, Now $66.30

One Person Kits
Fanny Pack : Regularly $36.00, Now $30.60
Nylon Cooler Bag: Regularly $22.00, Now $18.70

Visit our website at www.moreprepared.com to see all of our Emergency Survival Kits and other preparedness supplies or call us at 888.733.7245 for more information on Emergency Preparedness.  Use the promo code HH2009 at checkout to receive your discount and Pump Flashlight.

We, at More Prepared, very much appreciate your continued business, and wish you and your family a safe and joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Warmest regards,

The Team at
More Prepared

Online Promo Code: HH2009
Use this code at checkout for 15% off

Offer Expires December 31, 2009

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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