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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 01/12/10

   

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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 ~ CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ CERT TRAINING

:: 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 1-4-10

 

Area 1

484 PC

400 block of 2nd St

Theft

12-18 to 1-03 A Giant pink beach cruiser was stolen from the garage area. No one was seen or heard.

 

Area 3

Solicitor

1500 Bonnie Brea

Solicitor

There was a call of a subject going door to door trying to sell items. The subject was located and contacted regarding the soliciting. It turns out that the subject had several out standing warrants. He was subsequently cited out in the field and advised of the city requirements.

 

Area 1

484 PC

600 block of 1st ST

Stolen license plate

There was a license plate (#5LZE560) stolen from a vehicle in the area.  NOTE: It is important to report this as it is common to use the stolen license plate on a stolen vehicle of the same make. It makes it even harder to locate and recover stolen vehicles.

 

Wednesday 1-6-10

 

Area 1

487 PC

414 2nd St 

Theft

There was bike taken from the underground parking garage of this complex. No one was seen or heard.

 

Thursday 1-7-10

             

Area 3

Scavenger

1400 block of Bonnie Brea

Scavenging

There was a female subject going through trashcans in the area and was last seen driving a Ford Aerostar van. A vehicle matching the description was stopped. A records check of the driver showed she was unlicensed. The subject was cited for 12500(a) VC - unlicensed driver.

 

 

Friday 1-8-10

 

Area 3

459 PC

1500 block of Prospect

Vehicle Burglary

Sometime during the night a GPS unit was taken from a locked vehicle. The convertible top was ripped in order to gain entry. NOTE: Do not leave items of value in plain view.

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 1

01/08/10 - 01/09/10                9:30 p.m. - 9 a.m.                   1100 block of 18th Street

(Garage Burglary) The victim parked his unlocked vehicle inside his garage but accidentally left the overhead garage door open. When he returned he discovered unknown suspect(s) had entered the garage and vehicle. The contents of the glove compartment were lying on the floor and a few items were missing including a valet key, driving gloves and cash.

 

Area 3

12/11/09 - 01/02/10                9 a.m. to 12 p.m.                     700 block of Center Place

(Theft from Porch) The victim was out of town when a box was delivered to the residence and left on the front porch, even though it required a signature for delivery. The box was gone when the victim returned and gift cards that had been inside the box had already been used at various stores. Other items that were missing included a GPS system, ear phones and clothing. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 6

1/04/10-1/05/10                       8 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.                   8th Street and Manhattan Avenue

(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked and locked her vehicle on the street near her residence. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a driver's window and took an iPod that was on the front seat and a computer that had been left on the rear seat.

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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

 

Overall flu activity in the United States decreased slightly during the week of December 27-January 2, 2010, continuing a trend that started in late October.  Though flu activity, caused by either 2009 H1N1 or seasonal flu viruses, may rise and fall, it is expected to continue for several more months.
 
Because of this, the CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. The week of January 10-16, 2010 marks this season's National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), a national observance to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination beyond the holiday season. It's especially important that people with certain chronic health conditions at high risk of flu-related complications get vaccinated. The flu can worsen chronic health problems such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney and liver disorders, neurological disorders, blood disorders, cancer, HIV or AIDS, and others. Most people who have been hospitalized or who have died from 2009 H1N1 have had an underlying chronic health condition.
 
It is expected that the flu will surge once more before the spring, which is the normal pattern.  Therefore, remember the basics of staying healthy and preventing the spread of the flu:
·       Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
·       Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
·       Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread that way.
·       Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

 

 


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IN THE NEWS...

 

Hermosa Beach Household  Hazardous Waste Roundup




Strong quake hits Haiti, hospital collapses

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A strong earthquake has hit the impoverished country of Haiti, where a hospital has collapsed and people are screaming for help.

Earthquakes rattle Banning area

Several earthquakes, one with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3, struck the Banning area in Riverside County today but caused no damage, authorities said


6.5 earthquake hits Northern California


EUREKA, Calif.-A powerful offshore earthquake rattled communities in far Northern California, cutting power to thousands of customers, causing minor damage to homes and businesses and forcing many people to seek treatment for cuts and bruises from falling debris.

 

Las Vegas Federal Building Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Injured

 

LAS VEGAS -- A lone gunman killed a federal court security officer and wounded a Deputy U.S. Marshal before he was shot to death at the Las Vegas Federal Courthouse on Monday.

 

Witness caught Shooting on Mobile Phone (sounds of the gunfire heard from across the street of the courthouse on YouTube)

 

Lesson Learned:  While watching the news coverage of the witness interview the witness had said that he had noticed the man that did the shooting earlier while walking out of the courthouse and had said that he thought this guy's behavior was out of place and suspicious but had just continued on with his business.  It was shortly after that he caught the sounds of gunfire from across the street from the courthouse where he had just come from.  He said he feels bad now that he could have called police to report the suspicious behavior but did not.

 

Please take the time to be aware of your surroundings and if someone's behavior seems suspicious don't hesitate to call police and allow them to prioritize the importance of the report.  If you feel something is not right about a person's behavior or a situation, just make the call.

 

Thieves follow, rob Apple Store customers

Manhattan Beach Police Sgt. Brian Brown said Tuesday that detectives were continuing their investigation into 15 similar cases since September. The laptop and desktop computers were stolen from the vehicles of customers who had visited the Apple Store on Sepulveda Boulevard.

The suspects stake out an Apple store and choose a customer as their target, according to police.

They follow the victim as he or she drives away from the store. If the consumer stops and leaves the vehicle without taking the computer, the thieves strike.

Manhattan Beach police have warned consumers not to leave valuables in their vehicles in plain view.

"It's a highly preventable crime if people don't leave computers in their cars," Brown said.

 

2 robbery suspects nabbed

Two men suspected of robbing more than a dozen businesses at gunpoint in the South Bay and Los Angeles were arrested after allegedly holding up a pizza restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley, police said Tuesday.

 

3 gunmen rob Hawthorne insurance firm

Three gunmen robbed 30 people at a Hawthorne insurance business, ordering them to the floor and spraying mace on a couple and their 2-month-old son, police said Wednesday.

 

Booze thieves hitting area liquor stores

Police in South Bay cities are looking for a couple of men who have pilfered expensive bottles of booze from liquor stores.

The men have committed 10 crimes in Redondo Beach, and more in Torrance, Hermosa Beach and other cities, Redondo Beach police Lt. John McIntosh said.

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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 

 

 

The Redondo Beach 32nd Citizens' Police Academy will start on Wednesday, February 10, 2010.

The purpose of the academy is to enhance the partnership between the Redondo Beach Police Department and members of the community (HB residents are also invited).   The class is presented in an interactive, hands-on lecture format taught by Police employees.  The first Redondo Beach Citizens' Police Academy began in the spring of 1994.

In fourteen sessions, twelve Wednesday nights (6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ) and two optional Saturdays mornings, participants will learn about Police training, S.W.A.T., traffic enforcement, criminal investigation, K-9, gangs and narcotics.  Participants can go on a ride along with a Police Officer.  A graduation for the attendees is held at the conclusion of the class.

The academy provides participants the opportunity to understand Police operations.  The graduates of the academy are better informed and can bring back a solid foundation of information to the community.  The ultimate result is a closer, more positive relationship between the Police department and the community we serve.

Comments from the last few classes have included:
"When a Police car use to pull behind me I would slow down or wait to be stopped now I look to see who the Officer is in case I met them in the academy" Adam B.

"I didn't really expect much from the program. I thought it sounded interesting, but honestly, I expected a bunch of stiff officers to lecture me on their day-to-day lives. I couldn't be more wrong."  Lily T.

"It has brought me a new understanding of not only law enforcement but also the mechanics of what is happening in my community." Natalie E.

The class is typically comprised of Redondo Beach community members, including residents and business people. Class size is limited and filling up fast.

To obtain an application, log onto
www.redondo.org/police or contact Community Police Officer Ian Miesen at ian.miesen@redondo.org or 310-379-2477 x 1-2493.
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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

Hermosa Beach Residents are welcome to apply


Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response

CERT/2010 Training Class

Our next class will be on, February 27,  March 6 and 13, 2010.  These are from 8AM to 4:30PM each Saturday

NOTE:   We have room for 32 persons in the class.  The first 32 that email me and send in their checks to the address at the bottom of the flyer are in.  We've never come up short yet.

 

George G. Butts

President

Hotline: 310-802-5233


We will also be looking for victims to help on the 13th during our disaster.


  • 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 

 

 Map Your Neighborhood Logo

 

 


"
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!


HBARA LOGO

 

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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.

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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