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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 01/05/10

   

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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... ~

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ 2010 Census Warning

:: 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

 

Monday 12-28-09

 

Area 2

Scavenger

31st St and Palm Dr.

Scavenging

There was a subject seen going through the recyclables in the area. The subject was located and contacted regarding the violation. He was advised and sent on his way.

 

Area 1

487 PC

300 block of Palm Dr

Theft

$9000 worth of sunglasses stolen when FEDEX delivered on 12-23-09. The RP works for a sunglass company that had just released a new line. She was having them shipped to her house so that she could distribute them. They were shipped with no signature required. NOTE: Anything of value should require a signature.

 

Area 2

487 PC

14th St and The Strand

Theft

two bikes were stolen valued at $4000. They were Specialized Mountain bikes. They were both Blue with travel packs attached to them. There were also two kids bicycles that were locked up together that were not removed.

 

Friday 1-1-10

 

Area 1

594/372 PC

Unit block Pier Ave

Vandalism/Urinate in public

Suspect observed urinating on door handle of police vehicle.  Subject arrested for 594/372 PC. 

 

You may have received a call this afternoon requesting your help in locating a missing person. It was the CodeRed System in use.  Please help to educate your neighbors to pick up the phone when being called by this system.

 

CodeRED

  

The CodeRED system gives Hermosa Beach city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification messages. 

Please answer your phone when you see this number 866-419-5000 and save it as CodeRed.
 

SIGN UP FOR CODE RED

 "We have a missing person we are concerned about. He is Marcos Perez, a 69 year old male 5'9" and 150 lbs.  He has spiked gray hair and is wearing a blue Nike shirt and black slacks. He has been missing from the 00 block of Tenth Street in HB since 8:50 this morning.  He takes medication for depression and may be walking N/B on the Strand to Manhattan Beach. 

Please contact the HB Watch Commander with any information at 310-318-0360.  Thank you"

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MBNW CRIME LOG

Area 3

12/20/09 - 12/23/09                11 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.                 2300 block of N. Ardmore Avenue

(Grand Theft) Unknown suspect(s) opened mail and packages that were left by delivery services at the victim's front gate and mail box. Suspect(s) took at least two packages and an unknown amount of items without permission.

 

Area 3

12/21/09                                  7:50 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.              2300 block of Laurel Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked her vehicle in the driveway, but left the front windows cracked about an inch. When she returned to the vehicle she found one window was rolled down further and the alarm was sounding. Items that had been left on the front seat in plain sight were taken, including an iPhone, purse and wallet containing credit cards and cash. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 7

12/20/09                                  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.                    3000 block of Alma Avenue

(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) took two snowboards from a garage that was left open while the victim loaded some items in a car.

 

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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

 

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

HBFD

Smoke alarms can alert occupants to a home fire; however, they cannot extinguish a fire. Fire sprinkler systems can.  The state of California is very close to becoming the first state in the U.S. to require fire sprinkler systems in all new residential occupancies (single-family homes, apartments, etc).  It makes sense to require residential fire sprinkler systems when one considers that the vast majority of fire-related injuries and deaths occur in the home.  Additionally, fire sprinkler systems have proven themselves as the most effective fire protective equipment available.  Here are a few residential fire sprinkler facts:

  • The risk for firefighters decreases when home sprinklers are in use because sprinklers reduce the intensity of the fire by dousing the flame earlier.
  • Sprinklers can limit the damage caused by smoke and fire and are less damaging than water damage caused by firefighting hose lines.
  • A fire sprinkler system costs about $1.61 per square foot. This cost is about the same as upgraded cabinets or carpet.
  • Installing a sprinkler system has the potential to lower insurance rates by 5-15% by meeting code requirements.

 

The following are a few residential fire sprinkler tips:

  • If possible, install residential fire sprinklers in your home.
  • Avoid painting or covering the fire sprinkler, because that will affect the sensitivity to heat.
  • Do not hang decorations, plants, or other objects from the sprinkler or pipes.

 


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IN THE NEWS...

FDA Warns Public of Continued Extortion Scam by FDA Impersonators
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as FDA special agents and other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scam.
 
South Bay Coalition's new media campaign focuses on adults
 
No more preaching or lecturing about drugs and alcohol. A SouthBay substance abuse prevention group launched a new media campaign this month with a decidedly different tone.
 
 
President outlines al-Qaida bomb plot
 
HONOLULU - An al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen apparently ordered the Christmas Day plot against a U.S. airliner, training and arming the 23-year-old Nigerian man accused in the failed bombing, President Barack Obama said Saturday.
 
"This is not the first time this group has targeted us."

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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 

 

WARNING: 2010  Census - Cautions from the  Better Business Bureau
 
Be Cautious About  Giving Info to Census Workers by Susan  Johnson  
 
With the U.S. Census process  beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to  be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of  fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S.  Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the  addresses of households across the country.  
 
 Eventually, more  than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person  in the United States and will gather information about every  person living at each address including name, age, gender,  race, and other relevant data.

The big question  is - how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census  worker and a con artist? BBB offers the following  advice:

If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your  door, they will have a badge, a handheld device, a Census  Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice.  Ask to  see their identification and their badge before answering  their questions..  However, you should never invite anyone  you don't know into your home.
 
Census  workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify address  information.  Do not give your Social Security number,  credit card or banking information to anyone, even if they  claim they need it for the U.S.  Census.
 
REMEMBER, NO MATTER WHAT  THEY ASK, YOU REALLY ONLY NEED TO TELL THEM HOW MANY PEOPLE  LIVE AT YOUR  ADDRESS.
 
  While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial  information, such as a salary range, YOU DON'T HAVE TO  ANSWER ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL  SITUATION.  The Census Bureau will not ask for  Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers,  nor will employees solicit donations.  Any one asking for  that information is NOT with the Census  Bureau.
 
AND REMEMBER, THE CENSUS  BUREAU HAS DECIDED NOT TO WORK WITH ACORN ON GATHERING THIS  INFORMATION..  No ACORN worker should approach  you saying he/she is with the Census  Bureau.
 
Eventually, Census workers may  contact you by telephone, mail, or in person at home. However,  the Census Bureau will not contact  you by Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams  impersonating the Census.
 
Never click on a link  or open any attachments in an Email that are supposedly  from the U.S. Census Bureau. 
   
PLEASE  SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH
  FAMILY AND  FRIENDS.

http://www.bbb.org/us/article/bbb-alerts-consumers-about-us-census-workers-be-cooperative-but-cautious-10306

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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 messages. 

Please answer your phone when you see this number 866-419-5000 and save it as CodeRed.
 

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
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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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