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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

Tuesday 03/09/10

 

 

   

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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 ~ MB CERT ~ ShakeOut

:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~ UPDATE 3 - Emergency Preparedness Campaign

:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident

:: 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

 

Tuesday 3-2-10

 

Area 2

Scavenger

1400 Palm Dr 

Scavenging

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

 

Area 3

487 PC

1000 block of Prospect

Theft

There was a UPS Package taken from front door steps of the victim's house.

The item was a $2000 Purse. NOTE: we are seeing a rise in this crime through out the South Bay. When receiving deliveries it is best to require a signature upon delivery.

 

Area 1

594 PC

1100 block of Manhattan Ave

Vandalism

There was a report of a female kicking a car in the area. The suspect was located and arrested for felony vandalism.  The case is still being investigated by the detectives.

 

Sunday 3-7-10

 

Area 2

594 PC

1300 block of Bayview Dr.

Vandalism

There was a subject seen running over the top of vehicles in the area. The suspect was UTL.

 

             

Area 1

459 PC

10th and Hermosa Ave

Vehicle Burglary

There was a window smashed to a vehicle in the area. Sports equip was taken from inside of the vehicle. The property taken was baseball and tennis equipment. No one was seen or heard.

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

 

Area 9

03/02/10 - 03/03/10                11 p.m. - 4 a.m.                      700 block of 31st Street

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through the doggie door. Suspect(s) stole three computers, a guitar, cash and several pieces of jewelry.

 

Area 9

02/28/10                                  1 p.m.                                      600 block of 30th Street

(Elder Abuse) The caregiver at the residence assaulted a disabled elderly male at the residence. The suspect was subsequently arrested for elder abuse and outstanding warrants.

 

Area 4

02/25/10 - 02/26/10                6 p.m. - 7:10 a.m.                   800 block of John Street

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked her vehicle on the street and set the alarm. When she returned the vehicle doors were still locked, but two passenger windows were smashed. Unknown suspect(s) had taken a paper bag containing books and clothing from the front passenger seat and another bag from the front passenger floorboard.

 

Area 8

02/25/10 - 02/26/10                8:30 p.m. - 10 a.m.                 1500 block of Gates Avenue

(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street in front of his residence and returned to find the vehicle 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

 

Some early lessons learned from Chile reinforce much of what the emergency management community has been preaching over the years:  Citizens must prepare themselves for disaster.  Government assistance will be days and perhaps a week or more away.  Residents must have storage of water, extra food, and cash in small denominations, among other things.

 

Another lesson learned applies to all levels of government:  Ask for help early and ask for lots of it.  While this is important, it is also important that local governments know what to ask for.

 

The Chilean government did not immediately dispatch their military to maintain order in areas ravaged by the 8.8 earthquake.  In Chile's case, this lack of immediate deployment was caused more by the country's political history than a lack of understanding the severity of the situation.  Chile is only 20 years removed from a military dictatorship, making the decision to utilize the military in a police role politically delicate.

 

We do not have that problem here with the use of local National Guard units.  The National Guard is called on regularly in times of major emergencies and disasters.  They are an integral part of our response to these events.



 




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IN THE NEWS...

 

 

Sketch of suspect released

Redondo Beach police have released a sketch of an older, unkempt man suspected of trying to lure children into his car.

The man drove up to two children, ages 9 and 11, at about 7:30 a.m. Feb. 26 in the 600 block of South Broadway. He then reportedly asked the children to get into his car, but they screamed and ran into their house, police said.

 

Also possibly related:

 

VIDEO: Gardena police seek help in finding kidnap suspect

On March 2, a 20-year-old college student was walking home in the area of 156th Street and Atkinson Avenue in Gardena around 9:30 a.m. when she was approached by a man in a bright red, newer model pickup truck, said Lt. Steve Prendergast of the Gardena Police Department.

The man tried to lure her into his vehicle and gave chase as she ran away. He finally fled, Prendergast said.



13-year-old girl allegedly kidnapped, assaulted by man she met on MySpace

A Harbor Area teenager was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by a man she met on the social networking site MySpace, police said today.

Samuel Francisco, 35, of San Pedro was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping Friday night at his home in the 500 block of 36th Street, said Lt. Andrea Grossman of the Los Angeles Police Department. The 13-year-old victim was with him at the time, police said.



Tsunami Evacuation


Our exciting Tsunami evacuation experience caught on local TV- Our emergency response training came in handy, as we helped the Waikiki vendors pack up all the boards and canoes to transport to higher ground! These are the links of TV coverage. 

Corinne Ybarra  HBNW Block Captain

 

http://www.kitv.com/video/22695414/index.html
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/section/videoNetwork#/News/Kuhio+Beach+concession+evacuated/50902233001/50951375001/69062357001


Earthquake beach

As massive earthquakes strike Haiti and Chile, and cautious officials issue tsunami advisories even on our own local shores, the question resurfaces: When will the Big One strike here?


US hunts for citizens training with terror groups

A U.S. Senate report earlier this year said authorities believe as many as three dozen Americans who converted to Islam in prison have traveled to Yemen, possibly to train with al-Qaida. Some vanished for weeks at a time but still hold their U.S. passports.


Congressional estimates show grim deficit picture

A new congressional report released Friday says the United States' long-term fiscal woes are even worse than predicted by President Barack Obama's grim budget submission last month.




Aftershocks hamper rescuers

A week after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami, hundreds of people are still searching for relatives each day with the help of community radio station Bio-Bio, which broadcasts their appeals day and night. With power still out in vast stretches of the disaster area, phone lines downed and cell service spotty, communication was difficult or impossible for most survivors.



Costly pensions under fire

As state and local governments fight potential bankruptcy, some officials are taking a new look at scaling back billions of dollars in pension benefits for public employees.

Orange officials sue couple who removed their lawn

Some Southern California cities fine residents for watering their lawns too much during droughts.

But in Orange, officials are locked in a legal battle with a couple accused of violating city ordinances for removing their lawn in an attempt to save water.

The dispute began two years ago,...

Please be aware of Hermosa Beach's new water and landscape ordinances and further planning being considered in our community and consider the impacts on you and/or your family. http://tinyurl.com/yf827jw
(This link to the GTF Agenda for Monday's meeting worked Monday)
To see all previous Agendas and Video of meetings go to: http://hermosabeach.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=4
They will now be meeting on a monthly basis.  The next meeting will be on April 12, 2010 7:00 pm Council Chambers

Greece unveils drastic austerity package

Greece unveils drastic austerity package

...the cost of borrowing for Greece and sparked fears of cascading debt crises along Europe's outer rim. Spain, Portugal and Ireland -- in addition to Greece -- are grappling with alarming deficit levels, sparking the biggest test for the euro since its...

 

Irish public pays a price for nation's fiscal austerity

Irish public pays a price for nation's fiscal austerity

...outside world applauded last December when Ireland unveiled its harshest budget in a generation...officials said. Three months later, Ireland has become something of a poster boy for...contract by more than 7% last year. Ireland has not been in such difficult straits...

 

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STOP CRIME 

 

 

Internet Safety

A Public Service Announcement on Internet Safety. You never know who you're talking to.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZHq4CQekTY



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


MANHATTAN BEACH CERT TRAINING LETTER



To our members, and interested Citizens,

 

We at the Manhattan Beach CERT Association are about to finish our first class of 2010.  It's the largest class we've ever had.  The City budget warrants a third class this year if we can get it in before the end of June.

 

If any of you have friends that are interested, please have them contact me.  We've room for 36 students, and as always, it's first come first serve.

 

We've looked at the calendar, and have picked two choices of dates.  Labor Day factored into this.

Below are two choices of classes.  Please review and again let me know which might be better, or no preference.

 

 

Saturday Classes:

 

May 8,  May 15, and May 22.  These are from 8AM to 4:30PM each Saturday.

 

Weeknight Classes, One Saturday:

 

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30PM to 9:30PM and one Saturday.

June 1 and 3, 8 and 10, 15 and 17, and Saturday June 19th  8AM to 3:30PM.

 

Please let me know which if any you could attend, and then we'll decide.  Each class is $50.00 and you will leave there with more than that in materials, and knowledge.  I look forward to hearing from you all, and hope we can make it work for all.

 

Please feel free to call me on my cell or browse our website and learn more.

 

Thanks,

 

George G. Butts

President

Hotline: 310-802-5233

      Fax: 310-802-5201

      Cell: 310-701-0101

gbutts@mbcerta.org

www.mbcerta.org

Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team Association, Inc.

MBCERTA, Drop Box #1

400 15th Street,  Manhattan Beach,  CA  90266




The Great California ShakeOut!

Dear Concerned Citizen ,

Get Ready to ShakeOut. 10.21.10The 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.

Secure Your SpaceStep 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 40 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

 
View the PowerPoint Presentation


"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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