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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 12/22/09

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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 ~ SLIDESHOW LINK

:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~

:: 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

Wednesday 12-16-09

 

Area 3

10851 VC

2000 block of PCH

Stolen vehicle

There was a call of an abandoned vehicle in the area of the 2000 block of Springfield. The vehicle was parked in the roadway and the steering column was broken apart. The registered owner was located and responded to the location. It was verified that the vehicle was stolen from PCH and dumped on Springfield. The stereo system was also removed from the vehicle. The registered owner took possession of the vehicle.

 

Area 3

459 PC

2000 Block PCH

Auto Burglary

A second vehicle was entered and property removed. This is related to the above crime.

 

Thursday 12-17-09

 

Area 1

459 PC

Unit block of Hermosa Ave

Burglary

There was a surfboard taken from the backyard at the location. The victim last observed his surfboard approx. two weeks ago. It is unknown exactly when the surfboard was taken and there is no suspect information.

 

Area 2

Scavenger

Ingleside and 30th St

Scavenging

There was an older Hispanic couple seen going through the trash in the area. They were located, contacted and advised on the violation.

 

Saturday 12-19-09

 

Area 2

487 PC

2600 block of Hermosa Ave

Theft

There was a bicycle taken from in front of location by unknown suspect(s). No further info regarding this theft at this time.

 

             

Area 1

DUI

Pier Ave and Bard St

DUI Check Point

On Saturday Night December 19, 2009, Hermosa Beach PD conducted a CDL / DUI checkpoint as part of the AVOID the 100 grant. The checkpoint was located in the 500 block of Pier Ave. and was operational from 2100 to 0300 hours. The mission of this operation was to contact as many persons as possible and warn them of the effects impaired drivers have upon our communities and the tragedy an impaired driver can cause. The secondary mission is to arrest drivers under the influence. The checkpoint also included a check for valid driver's licenses. 687 vehicle drove through the check point, 15 vehicles were pulled aside and evaluated for DUI/suspended drivers license, and 3 people went to jail for DUI. # additional people went to jail for either a suspended CDL or not having a valid drivers license.

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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The following are the latest crime reports and some "heads up" items to be aware of.

The holiday shopping season is in full swing and thieves are looking for an easy target in parking lots of malls, banks, and shopping centers. Thieves are on the lookout for shoppers who visit a mall, drop items off in their cars, and go back into the mall.  We also have reports of shoppers leaving the mall with large purchases and driving to another location nearby to continue their shopping, only to come out and find their vehicles were also broken into, usually by force.

As always, be very aware of your surroundings and the possibility of being followed and if at all possible, don't leave anything in your vehicle that you would like to see again.

 

Area 2

12/11/09 - 12/12/09                   7 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.                     1400 block of 9th Street

(Vehicle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took the GPS system from the glove box of the unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway.

 

Area 8

12/11/09 - 12/12/09                   4:30 p.m. - 10:30 a.m.               100 block of N. Aviation Blvd.

(Vehicle Theft) Victim parked his unlocked vehicle in front of his residence and unknown suspect(s) removed the GPS system.

 

Area 9

12/13/09                                    12:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.               600 block of 27th Street

(Vehicle Theft) Victim's laptop was stolen from his unlocked vehicle which was

parked in the driveway. No suspect(s) 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

As I was contemplating this week's column I knew I wanted to include some information on fire safety in regards to real Christmas trees.  But instead of telling you in words, I have decided to direct you to a website to view a video for yourself of a dry Christmas tree going up in flames.  If a picture speaks a thousand words, then this video speaks volumes as to the importance of maintaining a well watered and "wet" Christmas tree.  Please visit the following website:

 

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/all_citizens/home_fire_prev/holiday-seasonal/treefire.shtm

 

Have a Merry and Safe Christmas!

 


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IN THE NEWS...

 

Napolitano responds to surge of homegrown terrorism cases

With more Americans suspected in plots, the Homeland Security secretary has stepped up intelligence sharing with state and city law enforcement and increased outreach to Muslim communities.

Tijuana drug violence soars

Nearly 50 people have been killed since Saturday. Authorities say a truce is over between rival kingpins.

Salesman Suspected of Attempted Rape

A man selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door has been arrested on suspicion of forcing into a woman's Los Angeles home and trying to rape her.

California's quake alerts get major upgrade

Changes to seismic monitors will provide precious seconds to notify emergency crews, utility officials and, eventually, the public, to brace for shaking.

 

New Maps of California

to Improve Tsunami Preparedness

 

California's heavily populated 1800-kilometer

coastline faces the greatest risk for tsunami

damage in the United States, and economically

vital ports could seriously be affected

if advances in tsunami planning, mitigation,

and warning are not utilized. Studies estimate

that poor or inadequate tsunami planning

could cost the state upward of several

billion dollars [Borrero et al., 2005].

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    December 

 

    9th and 16th

3rd Annual

Santa Sleigh Ride 2009

Updated!

SLIDESHOW

 

  HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM HERMOSA  BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

  Extending warmest wishes to you and yours this season and through the New Year!

 Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch

www.saferhermosabeach.com

310-374-1828

 

Tracy@saferhermosabeach.com

 

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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

A special THANK YOU to all our friends that helped make this years Santa Sleigh Ride possible.  We had our wonderful Santa and Santa assistants, Santa helpers from the City, Mayor Michael DiVirgilio and his wife Danay, the Police Department, the Fire Department and the Volunteer's in Policing.

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 

 

Police warn shoppers to lock your stuff away

"First, park your car as close to your destination as possible and park in a well-lighted area. When you do your shopping, remember to store your packages, electronic devices, and any other property out of sight or in the trunk. Also, if you take packages to your car but plan to return to the store or mall, place your purchased items in the trunk and drive your car to a new location within the parking lot as criminals often watch for unsuspecting shoppers who simply place their packages into their car and then return to the stores. Finally, when you are finished shopping and arrive home, remove all the packages and property from your vehicle so would be thieves have nothing visible to entice them to make you their next victim."


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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

Evacuation maps are the first steps toward ensuring that every coastal community at risk comprehends its tsunami vulnerability.

 

Hermosa Beach Tsunami Hazard: Maximum Runup

 

When Seconds Count, TsunamiReady™ Communities are Prepared  http://www.tsunamiready.noaa.gov/  TsunamiReady™ Helps Communities at Risk

 

Post-earthquake tweets offer early pictures of location and damage

OMG! Earthquake!
The U.S. Geological Survey is scouring the popular microblogging site Twitter soon after a temblor hits to pinpoint regions where shaking occurred.

 

Follow the USGS Twitter earthquake detector here.


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!


HBARA LOGO

 

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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.

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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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