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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 02/09/10

 

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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 ~

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

:: 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 2-1-10

 

Area 1

Scavenger

500 block of Bayview

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 of the violation and sent on his way.

 

Area 2

459 PC

1400 block of Hermosa Ave

Residential Burglary

Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence through an unlocked sliding glass door and takes a DVD player and computer.  This burglary occurred between last Thursday and today.

 

Area 1

484 PC

800 block of Hermosa Ave

Theft

There was a report of a bike stolen from near Barnacles. The victim refused to give his information.  We were thinking he would call in the morning for a report. No call to time of this report.

 

Tuesday 2-2-10

 

Area 2

Scavenger

2500 block of Palm Dr

Scavenging

There was a subject seen going through the recyclables in the area. There was a vehicle seen leaving the area.  The vehicle / subject was located and contacted regarding the violation. He was ultimately cited for the violation of 14601.1(a) VC - Suspended / Revoked drivers license.

 

Wednesday 2-3-10             

 

Area 2

487 PC

Unit block of 18th St

Theft

There was a report of a UPS package missing from the location. The package was delivered to the steps of the residence around 1200 hours. The package was missing by 1330 hours. No one was seen or heard, no suspect information.

 

Area 3

211 / 207 PC

801 PCH (Sassy's)

Kidnap / Robbery

The suspect entered the store and made small talk. He asked questions about clothing and when the victim opened the cash draw the suspect pulled a gun and pointed it at her. The suspect took the victim into a rear room and locked her in and told her not to come out or he would kill her. NOTE: The suspect description matches a suspect from Torrance PDs crime log. Detectives are currently working the case.

 

 

Area 3

459 PC

2420 PCH (Hope Chapel)

Vehicle Burglary

Unknown suspect(s) smashed victim's car window and stole items from inside. This crime occurred last Thursday (01/28) in the church parking lot, no suspect information.

 

Thursday 2-4-10

 

Area 2

459 PC

1000 block of Loma Dr

Garage Burglary

The victim left his garage open as he went into the house.  The victim returned 20 minutes later and noticed two large cases were missing.  Two guitars and two monitors were taken.  One Colt WWI 1911 handgun with "GLR" or "Garry" engraved on the handle was taken.  One S&W .38 revolver was also taken.

 

Area 3

Solicitor

1200 block of 10th ST

Solicitor

2 subjects were seen in a neighbor's back yard.  When confronted the subjects said they were solicitors then left the area.  Both subjects were located by PD and contacted, FI'ed, and photographed.  Both subjects matched the description of a solicitor call earlier in the day where a woman had her purse stolen.

 

Friday 2-5-10

 

Area 2

459 PC

1600 Ardmore

Garage Burglary

Occurred between 0830 and 1930 on 02/03/10.  The victims bicycle was chained to a rail in the parking garage.  When victim returned the bicycle was gone. No one seen or heard, no suspect information.

 

Area 1

484 PC

100 block of Pier Ave

Theft

The victim parked her vehicle on Pier Ave. unlocked.  The victim returned and her purse and her friend's purse had been taken from the trunk.  NOTE: Lock your vehicles.

 

 

Saturday 2-6-10

 

Area 2

459 PC

2100 block of The Strand

Residential Burglary

The side door was kicked in of the residence. A laptop was taken. This crime occurred sometime between yesterday to this morning.

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 7

02/06/2010                                          5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.              100 block of 30th Street

(Stolen Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's unsecured racing bicycle from the garage that was left open.

 

Area 9

02/01/2010 - 02/03/2010                    Unknown hours                       600 block of 35th Street

(Vehicle Grand Theft) The victim parked his vehicle but was uncertain if it was locked. When he returned he discovered unknown suspect(s) rummaged through the center console and took a revolver. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle.

 

Area 10

02/03/2010                                          5 p.m. - 7 p.m.                        4300 block of The Strand

(Grand Theft from Driveway) Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's barbecue from the driveway area of the residence.

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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

 

"TRIANGLE OF LIFE" IS A FRAUD

 

An e-mail has been circulating from a self-proclaimed "expert" named Doug Copp.  Mr. Copp argues against "Duck, Cover & Hold", which is a practice endorsed and advocated by every legitimate emergency manager and organization in the country.  Please disregard this individual's "advice" as it would be foolish and dangerous to follow his recommendations.  See the American Red Cross response to Copp's "Triangle of Life" at http://www2.bpaonline.org/Emergencyprep/arc-on-doug-copp.html.

 

As I had mentioned in this column a couple of weeks ago, in countries such as Haiti it is reasonable for people to exit a building when an earthquake strikes.  However, this is a dangerous practice because of the difficulty of maneuvering to an exit while the ground beneath you is moving all over the place and objects are flying through the air.

 

Without proper building codes and enforcement, though, you can get a mass collapse of buildings.  In the United States, and especially in California, building codes are such that building collapses are rare.  If you don't want to take my word for it, then research the major earthquakes we have experienced in California over the last quarter century and see for yourself.  In California, "Duck, Cover & Hold" is a person's best course of action.

 

Back to this Mr. Copp:  He has a history of telling tall tales and of self-promotion.  Here is a list of some of his claims:

·       He is the most experienced rescue professional in the entire world.

·       He has been to more than 100 disasters.

·       He has crawled through 894 collapsed buildings.

·       He has saved 125,000 people.

·       He has been in 50,000 newspapers.

·       He was appointed by the United Nations as its expert in disaster mitigation (the UN called this "completely false").

·       He treated several hundred children for skin disease in Venezuela.

·       He saved India from the plague.

 

Does it sound too good to be true?

 

For information on "Duck, Cover & Hold", please click on the following link: http://www.oes.ca.gov/CEPM2003.nsf/htmlmedia/dch_drill.pdf/$file/dch_drill.pdf

 

 

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IN THE NEWS...

 

Social Media for Public Safety Communications

Twitter, Facebook & YouTube
Like the Internet itself, social media sites were never intended to evolve past merely personal group sharing and into vibrant corporate and governmental applications. Today, it's becoming more common than not for a city or county to have Twitter, YouTube and Facebook accounts that link not only to each other but also to the city's or county's main Web sites. Twitter accounts are being used to reach large populations in times of emergency, and, importantly, citizens can respond back with critical information, because this is a two-way medium. In addition, because messages are limited to no more than 140 characters, Twitter makes for an efficient supplemental communications system.

Facebook is being used as a supplemental informational Web site and is very cost effective because, like Twitter, it's also free. Some localities have their own (free) YouTube channel on which training and public safety video information is posted.

 

CHECK OUT LOCAL OFFICIALS YOU CAN FOLLOW AT WWW.DAILYBREEZE.COM/TWITTER

 

City of Hermosa Beach E-Newsletter

 

Inside you will find information on the upcoming Budget Hearings, the Pier to Pier Run,  and those important Parking Permits.  There also are updates from the Friends of the Library and the Historical Society.  Both the Fire Chief and the Police Department have included important Safety Information.

 

D.C. 'held captive' by storm, more snow looms

At least 430,000 workers, students get day off; another 5 inches predicted


'Niagara' of mud hits homes

Dozens of houses in La Cañada Flintridge are damaged or destroyed in a storm that defied forecast.

 

Trauma increases health emergency

Psychological aid is lacking in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - As many as 1 in 5 Haiti earthquake victims have suffered trauma so great with the multiple shock of lost homes, jobs, and loved ones that they won't be able to cope without professional help, doctors say.
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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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HB Disaster Preparedness Logo

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.

 

  • The 2010 ShakeOut Drill will be 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!


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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