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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 03/02/10

 

   

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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 ~

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ EL Segundo Class Open

:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~ UPDATE 2 - Emergency Preparedness Campaign

:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~ ONE SPOT OPEN

:: 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 2-22-10

 

Area 3

459 PC

904 Aviation (ET Surf)

Burglary

Suspect steals a pair of shoes and runs to backyard of residence at 1000 Block of Owosso.  Employee follows suspect then calls PD.  Check for suspect in backyard was negative.  Open door to residence found open and no answer.  Interior was negative for anyone. Suspect still outstanding.

 

Tuesday 2-23-10

 

Area 1

484 PC

Pier and Strand

Theft

There was a Pink Urban cruiser with a wht basket taken from the area. This occurred between 3am to 9am. The bike lock was cut.

 

 

Area 2

484 PC

2200 block of Hermosa Ave

Theft

There was a UPS package taken on 2-18-10, occurred between 0930 and 1015. Overstock is replacing the item and RP is NRD, just wanted us to be aware.

 

Area 3

487 PC

800 block of 20th St

Theft

There were tools stolen from the bed of a truck. No one was seen or heard, no suspect information. 

 

             

Area 2

594 PC

1200 block of Hermosa Ave

Vandalism

The RP called to report dents and scratches to the hood of her vehicle. No one was seen or heard, no suspect information.

 

 

Area 1

459 PC

1100 block of Monterey

Residential Burglary

The rear slider screen was found cut. There were various electronics and cameras taken. The victim was gone since 0200 hrs the day prior.

 

 

Area 2

211 PC

703 Pier Ave 

Commercial Burglary

The initial call was of a suspicious subject chasing a vehicle in the parking lot. After contacting CVS pharmacy we were advised that a theft had occurred. The crime was escalated to a Robbery when the suspect hit (no injuries) the employee with vehicle as he was attempting to get away. The license plate was observed and the registered owner was ultimately located. Stolen items were still in vehicle and the suspect was arrested for robbery.

 

Friday 2-26-10

 

Area 2

Solicitor

1600 block of Ardmore

Solicitor

There was a subject observed soliciting in the condo building.  The subject was ultimately cited for a municipal code violation.

 

Saturday 2-27-10

 

Area 1

459 PC

446 Monterey

Vehicle Burglary

There was a vehicle parked in the secured parking at the location. The victim believes that the vehicle was locked. There were no signs of forced entry located on the vehicle. There was a laptop taken from inside of the vehicle.  

 

 

Area 1

459 PC

446 Monterey

Vehicle Burglary

There was another call at the same location regarding another vehicle burglary. A window was smashed to gain entry to vehicle. A purse, camera and IPOD were taken. The credit cards were used locally right after the report of the crime.

 

Sunday 2-28-10

 

Area 2

Solicitor

500 block of 24th St

Solicitor

There was a report of a solicitor in the area. The subject was located and contacted regarding the City requirements. The subject had a permit for charity and checked out okay.

 

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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An important step in preventing home burglary and other crimes is to make sure that your residence is as secure as possible. 

Area 3

02/17/10 - 02/18/10                3:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.              700 block of 15th Street

(Grand Theft) Unknown suspect(s) entered an open or unlocked office at American Martyrs School and forced open a locked drawer that contained money.

 

Area 4

02/21/10 - 02/22/10                8 p.m. - 9:15 a.m.                   900 block of Duncan Avenue

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his vehicle in the driveway and locked it with the remote; however it's possible the rear doors didn't lock. The next morning the rear passenger side door was ajar and the back doors completely open. A few items of clothing were found on the driveway and other items were missing including a bag containing shoes and an iPod, and a VCR player. No suspects were seen or heard and there were no signs of forced entry.

 

Area 5

02/22/10                                  1:00 p.m.                                 200 block of 24th Place

(Theft from Porch) The victim was walking to her front door when she saw a male suspect take a UPS package off her front porch. The suspect ran toward a vehicle which was parked near the residence and threw the package in the vehicle. He got in the driver's side and drove south on Highland, out of sight. The suspect is described as a male black adult in late twenties to early thirties with a shaved head, approximately 6'1", 180 pounds with a medium build. He was wearing blue jeans and a striped shirt. The vehicle is described as an older model blue/green Chevrolet SUV.

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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

Over the weekend we have been reminded once again about the importance of individual preparation in the event of a major earthquake.  The earthquake in Chile should be followed closely by Californians.  Unlike Haiti, Chile's infrastructure is similar to our own in terms of construction regulations and techniques.  If we ever experience a similar magnitude earthquake, the results to our community will be similar.

 

Part of individual preparation is to maintain an inventory of emergency supplies.  A short list of such supplies includes:

·       Fire extinguisher.

·       Adequate supplies of medications that you or family members are taking.

·       Crescent and pipe wrenches to turn off gas and water supplies.

·       First-aid kit and handbook.

·       Flashlights with extra bulbs and batteries.

·       Portable radio with extra batteries.

·       Water for each family member for at least two weeks (allow at least one gallon per person per day) and purification tablets or chlorine bleach to purify drinking water from other sources.

·       Canned and package foods, enough for several days and MECHANICAL can opener.

·       Extra food for pets, if applicable.

·       Camp stove or barbecue to cook on outdoors (store fuel out of the reach of children).

·       Waterproof, heavy-duty plastic bags for waste disposal.

 

Preparation also includes ensuring that each member of your family knows what to do no matter where they are when an earthquake occurs.  This includes:

·       Establish a meeting place where you can all reunite afterward.

·       Find out about earthquake plans developed by your children's school or day care

·       Remember that transportation may be disrupted, so keep some emergency supplies (food, liquids, and comfortable shoes, for example) at work.

 

You can also prepare ahead of time by educating yourself:

·       Know where your gas, electric and water main shutoffs are and how to turn them off if there is a leak or electrical short.  Make sure older members of the family can shut off utilities.

·       Locate your nearest fire and police stations and emergency medical facilities.

·       Talk to your neighbors to determine how they could help you and vice versa.

·       Take a Red Cross First Aid and CPR Training Course.

 

Follow the events in Chile closely and look for "lessons learned".  We are constantly applying new lessons to disaster preparedness and response.  Apply any helpful information from the Chilean experience that may improve your preparedness.

 

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IN THE NEWS...

 

Lots of news this week

8.8-magnitude quake wracks central Chile

TALCA, Chile - A deafening roar rose from the convulsing earth as buildings groaned and clattered. The sound of screams was confused with the crash of plates and windows.

Then the earth stilled, silence returned and a smell of damp dust filled the air as stunned survivors ran from their homes.

Chile troops, police attack looters

CONCEPCION, Chile - Rescuers found signs of life in a quake-toppled building on Monday as the world offered aid to victims of a catastrophe that killed more than 700 people. Troops and police cracking down on looters arrested dozens of people for violating a curfew.

Chile quake was bigger than Haiti's

TALCA, Chile - One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded tore apart houses, bridges and highways in central Chile on Saturday and sent a tsunami racing halfway around the world. Chileans near the epicenter were tossed about as if shaken by a giant, and authorities said at least 214 people were dead.

Tsunami roars past Hawaii to Japan

HONOLULU - With a rapt world watching the drama unfold on live television, a tsunami raced across a quarter of the globe on Saturday and set off fears of a repeat of the carnage that caught the world off guard in Asia in 2004.

Tsunami threat curtails activity in local waters

Although the threat of tsunami waves hitting South Bay beaches never materialized Saturday, local authorities worked to make sure that beach-side residents were safe from harm.

Haiti provides relief lessons

RESPONSE: The global community is trying to learn from what went right and what went wrong.


Tons of rice and beans tell how the world is helping Haiti. Missing tents, tarps and toilets show how it is falling short.

France's Air Traffic Controllers Are Latest to Strike

PARIS - French air traffic controllers began a five-day strike on Tuesday, causing thousands of travelers to be stranded across the country the day after a walkout by Lufthansa pilots had forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights in neighboring Germany.

LA council considers cutting city contracts to save jobs

Moved by teary testimony from workers fearing job losses, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday asked staff to look into cutting the value of all city contracts by 10 percent and consider whether municipal employees could do some of that work.

 

Wall Street firm lowers L.A.'s financial outlook from 'stable' to 'negative'

One of the nation's top financial credit services Wednesday issued a negative outlook for Los Angeles, which is struggling with a $212-million budget gap. The move could lead to a lower credit rating for the city and ultimately increase Los Angeles' cost of borrowing money.

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STOP CRIME 

 

 

BBB Advice on Donating by Text Message for Haiti Relief Efforts

In the wake of the earthquake disaster in Haiti, Americans are donating via text message more than ever before. BBB Wise Giving Alliance advises donors that giving through text can be a safe and easy way to give-but you should still use caution.

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

Make a donation to help victims of humanitarian crises and disasters like the earthquake in Chile:

http://american.redcross.org/helpnow

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!

Dear Concerned Citizen ,

The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is eight months away, and already more than 1.8 million Californians are registered to participate. Last year there were not this many until June! 

If you have not yet registered, please login to quickly update your
information and confirm your participation for 2010. 

The ShakeOut website is now completely updated for 2010, including resources such as drill manuals, posters, flyers, web banners, and more. These materials are provided to help you plan your drill, to inform your organization's employees or your community, and to encourage others to register. 

Prepare, Protect, and Recover!
News from Haiti continues to remind us of how important it is to be prepared-as individuals, organizations, communities, and beyond. The ShakeOut is an opportunity for us to prepare together, hopefully before a major earthquake happens again here in California. To help we will be sending you preparedness tips each month, following the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.

Step 1: Secure Your Stuff.  Reducing and/or eliminating hazards throughout your home, workplace or school can greatly reduce your risk of injury or death in the next earthquake. 

 Conduct a "hazard hunt" to identify what needs to be secured in place, such as televisions, computers, bookcases, furniture, unstrapped water heaters, etc. Get started by following our how-to instructions.


NOTE: Firefighters, preparedness officials, and other experts agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the best way to protect yourself during earthquakes. Another method being promoted via e-mail and online is very dangerous. Read our special report to learn why.

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

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Help 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.

There are two opportunities to help.

1. Block Captains can be involved by handing out packets March 15 - March 25.

2. Other volunteers can participate on March 20 10 am - 3 pm.

Let me know what you would like to do and I will forward your request to the appropriate organizer.

To read the letter from City Manager, Stephen Burrell, with information on the Awareness Campaign, please go to the following link:

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


THANK YOU!

We have received over 30 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 the NW Block Captains with this event and will be contacting those who let me know they are interested with further information and directions.


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

 
There is one spot open for a training on Tues. March 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Email me if you are interested.
  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

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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