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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 

Tuesday 02/23/10

 

   

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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 ~ EL Segundo and MB CERT Classes open

:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~ UPDATED - Emergency Preparedness Campaign

:: 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 2-15-10

 

Area 2

487 PC

1301 Hermosa Ave

Theft

There was a cell phone, shirts and caps stolen out of a parked vehicle. The RP forgot to close the sunroof. This occurred during the night between 2030 to 0100 hrs.

 

Tuesday 2-16-10

 

Area 1

Scavenger

Unit block of 7th Ct

Scavenging

There was a call of a subject going through the recyclables in the area. A subject matching the description was located and contacted regarding the violation.

 

Wednesday 2-17-10

 

Area 3

487 PC

400 block of Hollowell

Theft

There were 2 subjects seen near RP's truck.  The RP scared them off prior to any crime. The subjects were located and stopped and field interview cards were completed. A report done for possible connection to dayshift burglary. NOTE: Remember, when something makes you go HMMM should I call the Police? CALL THE POLICE!!! 

 

Area 1

484 PC

800 block of Hermosa Ave

Theft

Unknown suspect(s) took a bike that was locked to bike rack near location. No one was seen or heard.

Friday 2-19-10

             

Area 3

594 PC

1100 PCH (Ralphs)

Vandalism

Two subjects took several bundles of wood from the front of the business.  A witness copied down the license plate.  Store manager is desirous of prosecution and a report was taken. The case is currently with the Detectives.   

 

Saturday 2-20-10

 

Area 2

459 PC

711 Pier Ave

Burglary

A call came in as a theft; A subject was attempting to take electronics. The subject was last seen leaving in green Jeep with partial plate. Officers checked the area and meet with negative results. After initial investigation and review of surveillance video the suspect had covered his plates on the vehicle. During the crime the vehicle was parked with the engine running in front of the business. The suspect is described as M/W in his 30's.

 

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 2

 

02/15/2010                                          3 a.m. - 8 a.m.                                    1400 blk of 8th St

(Theft from Vehicle)  The victim left his unlocked vehicle parked on the street in front of his

house with the driver's side window down. Several items were stolen from the vehicle by

unknown suspect(s) including ice skates, CDs and cash.

 

Area 10

02/16/2010                                          2:45 p.m.                                4400 block of Ocean Drive

(Exhibition of a deadly weapon) The owner of a vehicle observed a male Hispanic suspect

leaning up against his vehicle looking in the front passenger side window.  Another male

Hispanic was with him. The owner asked what the suspect was doing and called for his two

friends for help. When they arrived the suspect brandished a knife. The victims grabbed a

pole from their vehicle and confronted the suspect. The suspect fled the scene with friends. 

The suspect is described as 17 to 18 years of age, approximately 5'8" tall, 130 pounds,

wearing a white t-shirt and baggy jeans.

 

Area 9

02/14/2010 - 02/15/2010                    6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.          600 block of Rosecrans Avenue

(Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) pried the mailbox off the wall in front of the residence. The

mailbox was found by a neighbor in his front yard and he placed it in front of the victim's

residence. The lock was broken and only advertisements remained inside the mailbox.

 

Area 10

02/12/2010 - 02/13/2010                    9:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.            100 block of 39th Street

(Theft from Garage) Unknown suspect(s) stole a bicycle, skis and ski boots from a garage

that was left open.

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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

 

I received the latest news over the weekend of another study that endorses the installation and use of fire sprinkler systems, this time with an environmental perspective:

The initial findings of a study on the environmental impact of home fire sprinklers show that when a fire occurs in a sprinklered vs. a non-sprinklered room, there is a dramatic reduction in the release of greenhouse gases, the amount of water used, and degree of fire damage.

The study, a collaborative effort of FM Global and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, involved the

burning of two fully-furnished living rooms, one of which had been outfitted with a quick-response

sprinkler. In announcing the initial findings of the study, Christopher Wieczorek, PhD, a senior research specialist at FM Global, said that in the event of a home fire where sprinklers are present:

·        the release of greenhouse gases (CO2) is reduced by 99%

·        water usage is reduced by 50%

·        fire damage to the room is less than 3%, compared to a 100% loss in the unprotected room

Dr. Wieczorek added that the amount of burned materials that had to go into a landfill, and the

amount of raw materials needed to rebuild after a fire were also reduced. The final study will be released in March.

 


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IN THE NEWS...


Police Memorial

A memorial for Hermosa Beach Police Lt. Tim Turek, a Medal of Valor honoree who passed away from a rare cancer of the bone marrow two months ago, will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the City Council chambers, Valley Drive and Pier Avenue. Turek was decorated along with officers Dana Reinhardt and Kurt Michel after they pulled an unconscious person from a burning house in 1994.

LA crime falls, but Beck fears budget cuts will threaten safety

Overall crime in Los Angeles has fallen about 10 percent so far this year, but Police Chief Charlie Beck warned Wednesday that budget cuts threaten the steady improvement in public safety the city has enjoyed in recent years.

Greek Civil Servants Strike Over Austerity

ATHENS - Striking civil servants brought public services to a halt across Greece on
Wednesday, in a largely peaceful one-day protest against the tough austerity measures that officials have said are necessary to stave off a mounting financial crisis.

LA council votes to cut a total of 4,000 jobs

Under pressure to act decisively in the face of a sinking credit rating, the Los Angeles City Council reversed itself Thursday and ordered the elimination of 4,000 municipal jobs.

 

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STOP CRIME 

 

Tips on bicycle theft prevention

Areawide. With the recent reports of a rise in bicycle thefts, we thought we'd update the Aug. 11 item on bicycle theft prevention.

 

 

crime divider

 

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

A couple of wonderful opportunities to get to
know our neighboring communities.

 

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

 

El Segundo CERT TRAINING (Welcomes Hermosa Beach Residents)

The El Segundo Fire Department is holding class 2 of its CERT program starting on Saturday March 6, 2010. 

There are still openings in this class.  If you know of anyone interested in attending a CERT course, please have

them contact me.

 

Thank you.

 

Jeffrey R. Robinson

Emergency Management Coordinator

City of El Segundo Fire Department

314 Main Street                                            

El Segundo, CA  90245

Office: (310) 524-2252

Cell:    (310) 505-0888

Fax:    (310) 414-0929               

http://www.twitter.com/ESFD_ESC

Amateur Call Sign:KB3KKX

The Great California ShakeOut! UPDATED

 

  • 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.




ShakeOut Drill Manual for Non Profits and Other Organizations

 


Thank you for your participation and commitment to earthquake safety!

 

 

 

  

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

 

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RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

YOUR PARTICIPATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED


The City of Hermosa Beach along with Beach Cities Health District, California Water Service Company and Consolidated Disposal Services are sponsoring an event that with the help of Neighborhood Watch Block Captains and other volunteers we will distribute information packets that will help residents of Hermosa Beach to Be Prepared.

We are asking Block Captains and others that are interested to help in this first of its kind event which is being organized by the HB Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission.

To read the letter from City Manager, Stephen Burrell please go to the following link:

http://saferhermosabeach.com/archive/volunteers_in_action/letterfromhermosabeach.htm


We have received over 25 requests to participate in this event thus far.  Thank You so much for your participation!  More participants are appreciated.

One of our Block Captains, Dorothy Forba, of 30th St. will be assisting with this event and will be contacting those who let me know they are interested with further information this weekend.


THERE IS POWER IN NEIGHBORS

 


HB Neighborhood Watch ~ a crime awareness and disaster preparedness neighborhood program. 
 
To view all ACTIVE blocks in HBNW

Please request an INTRODUCTION Block Meeting, so your block will be considered as 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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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.
     
     

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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