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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 12/29/09

   

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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... ~

:: 2010 NEW YEAR WISHES ~

:: 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, December 21, 2009

 

Area 1

594 PC

Graffitti

24th to 35th St on The Strand

The suspect used black spray paint to put graffiti on the Strand wall at eight locations between 24th and 35th Street. Anyone with information should call the Hermosa Beach Police at (310) 318-0360.

 

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

 

Area 1

459 PC

200 Block Pier

Theft from Store

Two black male suspects entered the liquor store and took two bottles of Champagne worth about $250.00. One bottle was Don Perignon and the other was Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. The suspects left the location and no vehicle was seen.

 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

 

Area 3

484 PC

1700 Block PCH

Theft of Bicycle

A bicycle was removed from the carport area of the complex. No suspect observed.

 

Thursday, December 24, 2009

 

Area 3

594 PC

1100 block 9th Street

Vandalism to Vehicle

The suspect either threw a small rock or a BB gun was used to shoot out the back window of a vehicle.

 

Friday, December 25, 2009

 

Area 2

459 PC

200 Block 30th Street

Theft from Vehicle

The suspect smashed a window on the vehicle and removed a box that contained clothes for dogs.

 

 

Area 1

484 PC

400 Herondo St 

Theft of Bicycle

A bicycle was removed from the carport area of the complex.

 

 

Monday, December 28, 2009

 

Area 1

459 PC

#2 Hermosa Ave 

Burglary at Liquor Store

The suspect smashed the front door glass at approximately 03:36 AM and entered taking a box containing cash. Also taken were lottery scratchers and telephone calling cards. A video of the crime is being analyzed.

 

 

CHRISTMAS means that there are a lot of new toys, games, electronics, bicycles, and other great things around the house. Make sure you record all the serial numbers of the items you received. This will help if you have warranty issues, but will also be helpful if they are stolen.

 

Bicycles and laptops are a favorite target of thieves, but rarely do victims have the serial number. Take the time now to write down the information and store it away.

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MBNW CRIME LOG

 

No reports for this week.

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RBNW / RBPD CRIME LOG


Courtesy of
Redondo Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department 

Click here to see CRIME STATISTICS

 

RBPD Facebook Page: 

www.facebook.com/redondobeachpolice

RBPD Notification System:

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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Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a non-profit group recognized in the fire service as an authority in fire safety, identify December as the peak month for home fires caused by candles.  Candles are widely used in homes throughout the holidays.  The four days of the most prevalent use of candles are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

 

NFPA statistics show more than half of all candle fires start because the candle was too close to things that could catch fire. Consider using flameless candles, which look and smell like real candles.

 

However, if you do use traditional candles, keep them at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn, and remember to blow them out when you leave the room or go to bed. Use candle holders that are sturdy, won't tip over and are placed on uncluttered surfaces. Avoid using candles in the bedroom where two of five U.S. candle fires begin or other areas where people may fall asleep. Lastly, never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle.

 

We have made it through two of the four high-candle use days without a candle-caused fire.  Follow the recommendations above so we may make it through the next two and into next year.

 

Happy New Year!



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IN THE NEWS...

 

Passengers tackle would-be plane bomber

 

Failed attempt is likely to trigger heighten security measures around the U.S.

 

Home invasion robber takes cash from Westchester family


A family of four was ordered to the ground when a home invasion robber followed them into their house in Westchester and escaped with cash, police said Thursday.

 

Lomita woman missing since October

 

Sheriff's deputies sought the public's help Wednesday in finding a Lomita restaurateur who has been missing since she left work in October.

 

RB program defusing campus bullying

Bullies beware.

That's the message Redondo Beach school officials are sending across campuses this year after implementation of a new program aimed at stopping peer-on-peer harassment.

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fireworks, New Years

 
 

  THE HERMOSA  BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

 

  sends warmest wishes to you and yours through the New Year!

2010

 
 

 

 

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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 


Magazine salesman arrested in sexual assault, home invasion in Valley


Vidal was part of a subscription-selling crew from out of state. Such operations have been drawing increased police scrutiny.

About 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Vidal knocked on the woman's door and she agreed to buy magazines. While she went to get money, Vidal waited on the sidewalk, said Senior Lead Officer Dennis Cunningham. But when she returned and told him she had changed her mind, he forced his way into her home, hit her repeatedly in the head and tried to rape her in the entryway to her home. The victim fought back by scratching and choking him....

Criminals are increasingly joining the crews so they can case neighborhoods, burglarize homes, or pocket the cash from subscription sales, he said.



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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

Together we prepare

This documentary from the American Red Cross Society Bay Area Chapter along with the Alameda City Fire Department and Alameda Power and Telecom in California, USA, show how disaster preparedness can help to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters.

 

  • 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
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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