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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 

Tuesday 01/19/10

 

 

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~

:: IN THE NEWS... ~

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ CERT TRAINING

:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~Volunteer Opportunity

:: CodeRED - Emergency Notification System for HB & ALERT LA County ~

:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association ~ Courses Available

:: 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 

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With 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 1-11-10

 

Area 3

459 PC

300 block of Hollowell

Vehicle Burglary

There was a report of a vehicle burglary in the area. There was baseball equipment taken from the vehicle. It is unknown whether the vehicle was locked or not. NOTE: I say it almost every week, please don't leave valuables in plain view and lock your vehicle. We are getting a lot of vehicle burglaries and the majority of them or to unlocked vehicles.

 

Area 3

459 PC

1100 block of 7th Pl

Vehicle Burglary

There was another vehicle broken into in the area. A handicap placard and sunglasses were removed from an unlocked car. No one was seen or heard.

 

Tuesday 1-12-10

 

Area 3

459 PC

900 block of 21st St

Vehicle Burglary

A vehicle was broken into in the area. A laptop was taken from the unlocked vehicle. No one was seen or heard. 

 

Area 3

459 PC

300 block of Hollowell

Vehicle Burglary

This is a follow up the report taken above (Monday 1-11-10) on stolen baseball equipment. Someone attempted to sell the bats at Play it Again Sports in RB. The business was contacted and they will have a copy of the video at a later time.

 

             

Area 3

459 PC

1900 block of Hillcrest

Vehicle Burglary

There was a vehicle broken into in the area. A GPS was taken from the vehicle during the night. There is no further information regarding this report. The detective bureau is currently investigation all these vehicle burglaries.

 

Thursday 1-14-10

 

Area 2

459 PC

2000 block Loma Dr

Residential Burglary

There was a residence broken into in the area. This residential burg occurred between 0900-1500 hrs, forced entry via the window pane to the front door. Items taken were 2 Ipods, cash, and passport. There were several prints taken at the scene.

 

 

Area 3

459 PC

800 block of 18th St

Attempt Res Burglary

The Reporting party heard someone at the front door, the front porch area has a motion detector light, it was not light until our arrival, at which time it came on.  The residence was secure.

 

Sunday 1-17-10

 

Area 1

Scavenger

8th St and Sunset

Scavenging

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

 

Area 2

484 PC

40 17th St 

Theft

There was a bicycle taken from the front yard at the location. No one was seen or heard.

 

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 1

01/11/10- 01/12/10                  10 p.m. - 6 a.m.          2100 block of Harkness Avenue

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and stole the third row seat.

 

Area 5

01/09/10 - 01/10/10                6 p.m. - 8 a.m.            2000 block of The Strand

(Theft of Bicycle) The victim noticed her bicycle was stolen from her open and unlocked garage. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

 

Also, NOW is the time more than ever to be thinking about disaster preparedness. It is a good opportunity to update your block telephone/email tree and make sure all the information is correct. Attached is a blank form in case you need it. Also, take the time to check on your personal supplies and review your family emergency plan.

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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

 

Not available this week.

 


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IN THE NEWS...

 

Hermosa Beach Household  Hazardous Waste Roundup

 

PVDS Completely Closed

 Palos Verdes Drive South (PVDS), also known as 25th Street in San Pedro, is completely closed near the eastern border of the City due to debris and mud flows.  Eastbound PVDS is closed to traffic beginning at Palos Verdes Drive East.  Westbound 25th Street is likely closed Anchovy in the City of Los Angeles (San Pedro).  It is estimated that the roadway closure will continue for approximately 3 hours (about 5pm) and will likely impact rush hour traffic. We will provide additional breaking news updates as information is available.

 Staff of Rancho Palos Verdes

 Survivors still being pulled from Haiti rubble

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- Nearly a week after a massive earthquake leveled much of Haiti, successful rescues of victims who survived without food or water have not abated.

 

The Big One is inevitable. Catastrophe is not.

The message for Southern California from the horror in Haiti should be -- but probably won't be -- to prepare for disaster.

Redondo Beach doctor goes to Haiti to aid orphanage

A Redondo Beach physician left Friday with food and medical supplies for an orphanage in Haiti founded by a South Bay couple nine years ago.

Dr. Eduardo Anorga, a primary care doctor, helped establish the medical clinic at Maison de Lumiere (The Lighthouse) orphanage in Port-au-Prince, which was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake Tuesday. 

 

Haiti Earthquake - Situation Report [Jan-19-2010]

The situation remains desperate. But aid is reaching the hands of earthquake survivors. Determined relief workers are finding ways around damaged infrastructure and transportation bottlenecks to get aid to the people who need it. ...

P.S. Monetary donations remain the best way to support relief efforts. To contribute, please click here.

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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. 
 
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.

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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Governor Schwarzenegger Discusses Earthquake Preparedness in Weekly Radio Address

English audio and YouTube video of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's weekly radio address are below.

 

English:

 

The 1-minute, 50-second address is available at http://gov.ca.gov/mp3/press/20100115_address.mp3. The file is 432 KB. 

 

YouTube:

 

The 1-minute 50-second video is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ymelIp1XCY.

 

 

Governor Schwarzenegger:

 

Hello, this is Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with another California Report.

 

This week the people of California and people all around the world witnessed the tremendous and sometimes horrific power of Mother Nature.

 

I know many of you have seen on TV the catastrophic and heart-wrenching damage caused by the earthquake in Haiti. It is an unspeakable tragedy.

 

Now, here in California, we were also struck by an earthquake. On Saturday a 6.5 magnitude quake hit our northern coast.

 

A few days after, I visited Eureka and toured the damage.

 

The good news is here in California, no lives were lost. Now, while we are thankful there were no casualties, both of these earthquakes should serve as a wake-up call to all Californians.

 

California is an earthquake-prone state.

 

It is not a matter of if we will have a big earthquake but when. So we must all

be prepared and know how to react.

 

In Eureka for instance, there is evidence that adults ran out of the house during the quake, while children did the right thing, which is to drop, cover and hold:

 

1) Drop to the ground 2) Cover yourself by getting under a table or other furniture and 3) Hold on until the shaking stops.

You should also have an emergency kit with food, water, first-aid supplies, flashlights and

a portable radio.

 

And for more information on how to prepare for earthquakes and other natural disasters,
visit our website, www.CalEma.ca.gov.

 

Working together, we can make preparation the difference between emergency and
catastrophe.

 

Thank you for watching and thank you for listening.


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

Hermosa Beach Residents are welcome to apply

Hotline: 310-802-5233

  

When Disaster Strikes, it's too late to prepare. 

 

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

READY THE RESIDENT CLASS 

 

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Volunteer Opportunity...

 

We are looking for a volunteer that might be interested in helping to spread the workload of  this training on a quarterly basis.  You would keep track of RSVPs, send a reminder e-mail a few days before the training, put together the training materials, arrange the refreshments, and attend the training on a Thurs. evening (5-9 p.m. - including set-up and take-down).  I and the facilitator, Julie J. will also be in attendance.

 

We are currently trying to plan a training in late Feb. or March.

 

If interested, please send a brief message of intent with any previous relevant background experience  and three resources with contact information to: Tracy@saferhermosabeach.com

 


"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.

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

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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

 

  • 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


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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.

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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