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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 12/15/09

   

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log

:: IN THE NEWS...

:: 3rd Annual Santa Sleigh Ride 2009 ~ SEE SLIDESHOW LINK

:: 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

 

Tuesday 12-8-09

 

 

RBPD

211 PC

PCH and Catalina

Robbery

Suspect was described as a MHA 35-40 mustache, sunglasses, dark ball cap, grey shirt. A handgun was used at a Liquor store. HBPD observed a vehicle was a subject matching the description of the suspect. A Felony stop was made on the vehicle in the area of Aviation and Goodman. It turned out to not a match. HBPD is still investigating.

 

Area 2

484 PC

2400 block of Valley Dr

Theft

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

 

Friday 12-11-09

 

Area 2

459 PC

1301 Hermosa Ave (parking structure)

Vehicle Burglary

The victim parked his vehicle in parking structure. He later returned to his vehicle and found it to be unlocked. The victim claims that the vehicle was locked. There was a cell phone, Ipod, purse and misc items missing.

 

Area 1

459 PC

100 block of Herondo

Vehicle Burglary

Two juvies were caught by victim as they were taking property from his unsecured truck.  While trying to escape, one suspect threatened to shoot the victim if he did not let his friend go.  The suspect did not have a gun.  Both parents were contacted and responded as the Juvies were cited out.

 

 Saturday 12-12-09

 

Area 2

Shots

500 block of 24th St

Shots heard

Several shots heard in the area, multiple RP's.  A subject was seen running northbound between the houses.  A perimeter was set up.  As units were on the perimeter, trash cans in the area were heard being knocked down.  A crawlspace screen was found removed from a house next to a trash can that was knocked over.  Hawthorne PD 5K2 responded to check that the subject was not hiding under the house.  Units later learned that it was just a 647(f) subject who stumbled between some houses.  No shots fired.  Units were GOAUTL. A few hours later PD was called back out and ultimately located the subject. He was ultimately arrested for 647f PC - drunk in public.

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

Area 5

12/07/09                      10:20 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.                        500 block of 21st Street

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an exterior bedroom door that was left unlocked or open. Suspect(s) ransacked some of the rooms and took several items including numerous guitars and a laptop computer from the office, a plasma television set from the family room and two jewelry boxes containing several pieces of jewelry from a bedroom closet. 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

 

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

 

NOT AVAILABLE THIS WEEK.

 


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IN THE NEWS...

HBPD officer dies after short illness

Lt. Tim Turek of the Hermosa Beach Police Department died Dec. 7 after a short illness, according to Police Chief Greg Savelli.

Turek was hired by the HBPD in 1981 and was promoted to lieutenant this year.

Police end break-in spree, bust burglars

On Nov. 11 Detective Andrew Enriquez of the Manhattan Beach Police Department arrested three Hawthorne women in connection with the burglary. Police believe the suspects burglarized a total of 18 homes - 14 in Manhattan Beach - in a spree that began in August. Property recovered included jewelry, coins, credit cards and passports.

 

PUTTING DESIGN IN GEAR

 If there's a better, more efficient and certainly more stylish way for firefighters to carry personal essentials while battling blazes, this trio from Otis College of Art and Design can surely find it.

They are among a group of artists working with the Fire Department to refine, redesign and revolutionize how first- responders confront, prevent and educate about disaster in a class called "Collaborating with Catastrophe."

 

CERT trains residents to help their neighbors in disasters

If a major earthquake strikes Southern California, the nine on-duty firefighters in Manhattan Beach will be instantaneously overwhelmed. That's why the city has a Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, everyday citizens trained in disaster preparedness and as emergency responders....

 

CERT President George Butts said the team's focus is training community members to take care of themselves.

 

 

Note:  We have been invited by both MB and RB CERT to take classes with them.

 

To sign up, complete the Manhattan Beach CERT form and you will be contacted by the Fire Department.

 

Download the CERT application for the next Redondo Beach class.

 

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    December 

 

    9th and 16th

3rd Annual

Santa Sleigh Ride 2009

SLIDESHOW

 

SANTA SLEIGH RIDE IS ON!!!


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

 Santa's Sleigh will stop and allow residents to take   photos.  Don't forget to bring your camera! 

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


Santa Sleigh Ride appearance location and times:

Wednesday

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 

 

Radical groups use social media to recruit

Terrorists cells have become wise to the ways of online social networks, using them as a way to recruit members to their cause, federal investigators say. Officials are looking at the case of five Virginia men who allegedly tried to join al-Qaeda after a recruiter reached out to the men through YouTube and encoded e-mails.

Terrorist recruiters leverage the Web

From YouTube to Pakistan: N.Va. men allegedly drafted to fight U.S. troops abroad


Terrorist group operatives, and even freelance recruiters, troll jihadi social-networking sites, attempting to establish relationships with young men who seem ideologically committed, and physically able, to commit violence in the name of radical Islam.


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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

Cooperation and Communication Are Still Central

 

Austin's Atkins says, "Relationships will be the

greatest strength we have to rely on in a severe pandemic

event. During the recent H1N1 event, we witnessed

first hand the benefit of having close relationships with

our partner agencies.  P.5


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

 

ALERT LA County Logo

 

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


More Prepared Logo

 

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.

Utility 1

 

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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