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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 02/02/10

 

 

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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 ~ Scams Target Job Seekers

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ CPR, AED & First Aid Training

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

:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association ~ HBARA Meeting Thurs Feb 4, 7:00 pm

:: 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 1-25-10

 

Area 1

459 PC

200 Hermosa Ave 

Residential Burglary

The suspect removed a window screen from the residence then ran when the resident yelled at him. A subject was detained matching the description. No positive ID on the subject however he was arrested for drunk in public - 647f PC.

 

Tuesday 1-26-10

 

Area 2

Scavenger

1800 Bayview Dr 

Scavenging

The subject was located and advised, no violation observed.

 

Area 2

Scavenger

2000 block of Palm Dr

Scavenging

There were two subjects seen going through the recyclables in the area. They were located and subsequently cited for the violation.

  

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers

This program urges people with knowledge about crimes that have occurred, to submit anonymous tips, by calling a hotline, sending a text or logging onto the Crime Stoppers website.  

Area 4

01/29/10                                  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.                        500 block of N. Poinsettia Avenue

(Residential Burglary) The victim secured the residence upon leaving but accidentally left one of the upstairs doors leading to the backyard unlocked. When the victim returned home she noticed some drawers were open, a child safety gate was open and bent and a gate leading to the backyard was open. It didn't appear that anything was missing from the residence.

 

Area 6

01/30/10 - 01/31/10                6 p.m. - 6:15 a.m.                   1100 block of N. Crest Drive

(Vehicle Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the front windshield on the vehicle which was parked and locked near the residence.

Area 2

01/20/10 - 01/21/10                6 p.m. - 12 p.m.                                  1700 block of 6th Street

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in the driveway. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the driver's side window and took a GPS system from the dashboard and a digital camera from the glove box.

 

Area 2

01/21/10                                  2:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.                          1300 block of 2nd Street

(Attempted Residential Burglary) The victims secured the residence upon departure. When they returned the discovered broken glass from the front door was strewn about on the living room floor and the screen to the front door had been cut open near the door handle. Nothing seemed to be disturbed and nothing was taken from the residence. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 4

01/21/10 - 01/22/10                11:30 p.m. - 11 a.m.                           900 block of 10th Street

(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the passenger side window on the vehicle which was parked and locked on the street. Suspect(s) took an iPod from under the front seat and the charger cord.

 

Area 7

01/19/10 - 01/20/10                9 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.                               2700 block of Ocean Drive

(Theft from Garage) The victim closed his garage but did not lock it when he left the residence. Upon return he found the garage door open and items missing including a golf bag filled with golf clubs and two hockey sticks. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 9

01/22/10 - 01/23/10                6 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.                               700 block of 33rd Street

(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in his driveway. When he returned the car was gone. No suspects 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

 

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

The City of Hermosa Beach and its residents and visitors weathered the series of major winter storms several weeks ago relatively well.  Despite our good fortune, I feel it necessary to review some good advice for dealing with winter storms.

 

If we receive a winter storm watch, it means conditions are right for a severe storm to develop within 36 to 48 hours. Avoid going outside or traveling -- the safest place to be during a winter storm is indoors. During a winter storm watch:

·       Listen to the radio or TV for the latest weather information.

·       Review your family's disaster plan.

·       Watch for changing weather conditions.

·       Move any pets or other animals to a sheltered area (make sure they have water).

 

A winter storm warning means a life-threatening severe winter storm has begun or will begin within 24 hours. During a winter storm warning:

·       Listen for news and weather updates.

·       Implement your disaster plan regarding food, water and supplies if you are unable to go out for a prolonged period.

·       If power goes out, you may be forced to find other means of keeping warm during the storm. Use only safe emergency heat sources, such as a fireplace with a sturdy metal screen and a supply of wood; a well-vented wood, coal, or camp stove; and/or a portable space heater.

 

Hopefully, we won't have to deal with another series of severe storms as we did last month.  But if we do, follow the recommendations above to keep you and your family safe.



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IN THE NEWS...

 

"Triangle of Life" email (yet again)

As is now common after large earthquakes, an email with "new" advice for what to do during earthquakes ("triangle of life") is being circulated by well-intending people who don't know that the information is dangerous and that its advocate has been broadly discredited.

You may be receiving questions about this information.   If so, please send them the following message (or rewrite it as needed). Schools, businesses, and families are changing their policies in ways that will expose many people to serious injury, and we must act quick before the information spreads further.

Thank you!


Dear XXXXX,

Thank you for contacting me about this issue.   The email you received has been forwarded for many years.  While it seems credible, it actually contains dangerous recommendations and is promoted by someone who has been broadly discredited.

To learn more, please visit:  
www.earthquakecountry.org/dropcoverholdon

PLEASE send this link to the person who sent the "triangle of life" information to you, and request that they send it to whoever sent it to them and also to whoever they sent it to.   This way the misinformation can be corrected.

For what to do during an earthquake, visit:   www.dropcoverholdon.org

If you are in California, registration is now open for the 2010 Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on October 21, 2010!  Visit www.ShakeOut.org for more details and to register.

Regards,

Your Name




Haiti three weeks later

Tomorrow will mark three weeks since the massive January 12th earthquake in Haiti, and tent cities remain full, even as some businesses and factories are beginning to reopen in Port-au-Prince. Now that massive amounts of aid have arrived, distribution problems have cropped up and are being addressed. The World Food Program has begun a new system of delivering rice to 10,000 Haitians per day at each of 16 women-only distribution points around the city - restricted to women, since young men often muscle their way to the front of distribution lines, and the women are viewed as more likely to fairly divide up the food. Aid chiefs and donor nations are warning that Haiti will need at least a decade of painstaking reconstruction. (40 photos total)

 

Skilled at surviving on the edge

Even before the Haiti earthquake, life was a struggle for 11-year-old Clifford, one of Port-au-Prince's thousands of street children. He spends his days hustling for coins and queuing for food.

 

Jan. 27 to Feb. 12
BCHD Haiti Relief - Soles4Souls Shoe Drive

Drop off new or gently worn closed-toe shoes, including sneakers, boots, running shoes and clogs, for the Haiti earthquake victims. A $5 donation fee will help pay for shipping. Click here for details!
Beach Cities Health District

 

Cyclists, motorists urged to share

 


Workers have placed signs along Hermosa Avenue, and painted symbols on the roadway itself, to let bicyclists know they can occupy a full lane going each way.

 

City limits water use and planting

The City Council has joined neighboring towns by moving to limit the daily water use of residents and businesses, as three years of drought have shrunk California water reservoir levels by 25 percent. The council also moved to impose some restrictions on landscaping.

The council unanimously green-lighted two new ordinances governing water use and landscaping, which still can be modified when the council meets again in mid-February.

 

 Teenager invents low-frequency radio for underground communications

 

Meet Alexander Kendrick, the 16-year old inventor of a new low-frequency radio that allows for cave-texting, which isn't some fresh new euphemism, it just means people can finally text while deep underground.

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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 

 

Scams target job seekers

 

Desperation may lead the unemployed to overlook warning signs when evaluating offers, opening themselves to con artists who are constantly updating their tactics.

 

 

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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Redondo Beach

Community Emergency Response Training

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The next CERT Academy starts February 4th.  Many people are watching the news of the disaster in Haiti and it is a good time to let your friends, neighbors and workmates know about the CERT program.  The application is on the city web site and here is a link http://www.redondo.org/depts/fire/cert_academy.asp

 

 

Manhattan Beach
Community Emergency Response
Training

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

 

Feb. 13
CPR, AED & First Aid

Learn resuscitation techniques, response to cardiac arrest and how to assist nonbreathing individuals in this course approved by the American Heart Association and State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority.9 AM - 5 PM
BCHD, Beach Cities Room


The Great California ShakeOut!

The recent earthquakes in Haiti and Northern California remind us how important it is to be prepared- as individuals, organizations, communities, and beyond. Read below for what you can do today!

Now is the time to take action... to protect yourself, and help others

  • It is 9 months till the 2010 ShakeOut Drill on October 21, at 10:21 a.m, and registration is now open! The goal for 2010 is 10 million participants, including you. You can go to http://www.shakeout.org/register/  to participate for 2010.
  • There are many things you can do to reduce losses from happening in your home and community. The preparedness theme for ShakeOut 2010 is "Secure Your Space"-strap furniture and large appliances to walls, secure electronics and other objects, and much more.  Learn how at daretoprepare.org.


Thank you for your participation and commitment to earthquake safety!

  

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.
     
     

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!


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Hello all,

Just a quick reminder of this Thursday's HBARA meeting @ 7:00pm.  The main
focus of this meeting will be on loose ends left for HBARA to complete the
club room & EOC.  (cabling/equipment/antenna install, etc.) This will need
to be completed within the next few weeks.

The meeting will be held in Room #17 (same as last month) in the Community
Center.

Look forward to seeing you Thursday!

Ken

 

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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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