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Tuesday 04/27/10

 

 

   

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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 ~ Business Continuity Forum - UPDATED SPEAKER ~ MB CERT ~ ShakeOut

:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~ UPDATE 7 - Emergency Preparedness Campaign Part 2 on May 1, 2010~

:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~ Plan Your Blocks Drill ~

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

:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association ~ Donations Needed~

:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB ~

:: TAG YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services ~

:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ NEW SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER ~ EMERGENCY FANNY PACKS 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. Garth Gaines, 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.
 
Facebook.com/HermosaBeachPolice

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, April 19, 2010

 

Area 1

487PC

200 Block Manhattan Ave 

Grand Theft

Victim locks residence leaving jewelry on nightstand.  Victim returns and jewelry is missing.  Maids had cleaned home during absence.

 

Know who you hire for work around your house, are they licensed and bonded?

 

Monday, April 19, 2010

 

Area 1

459PC

South Park 

Burglary

Suspect enters vehicle by forcing the door handle and takes credit card from purse on front seat.  Suspect then charges over $4000.00 on victim's card.

 

Do not leave any valuables in view when parking your car!

 

Tuesday April 20, 2010

 

Area 1

484(a)PC

Pier Plaza 

Petty theft

Victim locked their bicycle up in front of Hennessy's.  Upon returning victim found the lock had been cut and bike taken.  The victim did not report the crime.  Later in the day the victim saw a male subject riding the bike and yelled at him trying to get him to stop.  The suspect fled.  The victim's bike was returned to Hennessey's a short time later by a local transient.

 

Do not attempt to apprehend suspects yourself, call 911!

 

 

Tuesday April 20, 2010

Area 1

459PC

600 Block 2nd St.

Burglary

Victim locked residence upon leaving and returned to find the door still locked and the flat screen T.V. missing.  No signs of forced entry.

 

Wednesday April, 21 2010

             

Area 2

530.5 PC

300 Block 24th St

Identity Theft

Suspect used victim's information to obtain credit.

 

Check your credit report regularly.  If your personal information is ever compromised in any way place a fraud alert on your credit history.

 

 

Saturday April 24th 2010

 

 

Area 2

484PC

400 Block 29th St.

Petty Theft

Suspect took victim's bike from an open garage.  No one was seen or heard.

 

Lock your garage; most crimes are crimes of opportunity. 

 

 

Area 1

484PC 10851VC

Pier Plaza 

Petty Theft

Vehicle Theft

Victim leaves a purse unattended in a bar while dancing.  Purse is taken which contains car keys to the victim's vehicle and the vehicle is also taken.

 

Always keep your purse in sight.  Do not drape it over a chair or leave it unattended.

 

 

Hermosa Beach Police Department

Press Release

April 27, 2010

For Immediate Release

 

"South Bay and Los Angeles robbery suspects arrested"

 

PIO:        Detective Mick Gaglia

                mgaglia@hermosapolice.org

Office:    (310)318-0348

Fax:        (310)318-0350

 

Suspects:        #1 Daniel Guarisco (DOB 7-8-90) Wilmington, Ca.

                       

                        #2 Anthony Michael Lewis (DOB 5-9-90) Wilmington, Ca.

 

Vehicle:          1997 Dodge Dakota  (Lic. 8D60544) Blue, P/U

 

Synopsis:          Suspects rob citizens and stores at gunpoint during crime spree.

 

On April 27, 2010 HBPD Detectives along with RBPD SIU responded in the early morning hours to the residence of suspect Daniel Guarisco in Wilmington, Ca. Detectives learned of Guariscos involvement in several robberies that occurred in the South Bay and Los Angeles on March 21, 2010 due to an anonymous tip. Hours prior to the arrest, HBPD Detective Jon Sibbald contacted a victim from the Hermosa Beach armed robbery. The victim  positively identified Guarisco as the person who robbed her.

 

Upon arresting suspect Guarisco, he admitted that he knew why the Police had arrived at his parent's home. Suspect Guarisco stated that he had seen his picture on the news. Detectives also responded to his accomplice Anthony Lewis' residence and placed him under arrest. Detectives recovered stolen property and a replica semi-automatic "Glock" style weapon that Suspect Lewis admitted was used during the robberies.

 

Anyone with further information regarding these robberies or other related crimes is urged to contact Detective Jon Sibbald at (310)318-0341

 

 

 Daniel Guarisco

Daniel Guarisco

 

anthony lewis

Anthony Lewis

 

Hermosa Beach Police If you are a Hermosa Beach Business or Resident tell us what you want/expect out of your Police Department. Give us the "Top Five" of your concerns in our community and your neighborhood.

 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 2

04/13/10 - 04/14/10                8:30 p.m. - 6:45 a.m.              1600 block of 8th Street

(Vehicle Grand Theft) Unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle which was parked on the street and took an iPod, camera, clothing and a wallet containing credit cards, cash and ID from the vehicle.

 

Area 3

04/06/10                                  1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.                   1800 block of Pine Avenue

(Petty Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took a box containing a portable dishwasher from the doorstep of the residence.

Area 3

04/12/10 - 04/13/10                8:50 p.m. - 6:50 a.m.              800 block of 17th Street

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim was contacted by MBPD because a backpack belonging to her son that had been in her vehicle was found at 17th Street and Laurel Avenue. When the victim inspected her vehicle she discovered the driver's side door handle had been pried off and her GPS unit had been stolen out of the center console. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 7

04/17/10                                  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.                        200 block of 30th Street

(Vehicle Grand Theft) The victim parked her vehicle in front of her home, but one window does not roll up. When she returned she discovered unknown suspect(s) had taken a prescription pill bottle from the center console.

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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 Imperial County EOC has been activated since the Easter Sunday earthquake on April 4th.  The area is gradually moving toward the recovery phase, but there are still many residents who are homeless.  The Governor submitted a request for a Presidential Declaration for Imperial Valley last week and that is still pending.  A Presidential Declaration would bring financial assistance to the public entities that sustained damages due to the earthquake. 

That list is topped by the City of Calexico and the $17 million in damages to their water and waste water treatment plants.  El Centro, Holtville and Imperial also suffered damage to their water distribution systems, but not to their treatment plants. 

The incident has been overwhelming in many respects, but a County official has expressed relief that the 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred on a Sunday when most families were together celebrating Easter and not at work and/or at school.

 

 

 

 

IN THE NEWS...

 

Mexico security official's convoy ambushed, 4 dead

MORELIA, Mexico - Gunmen armed with assault rifles and grenades attacked a convoy carrying the top security official of the western state of Michoacan on Saturday, killing four and wounding 10 in Mexico's second brazen ambush in as many days....

More than 22,700 people have been killed in Mexico's drug war since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against the cartels.



Cleanup begins after twisters kill 12 in South

Massive cleanup efforts got under way Monday after several tornadoes ripped through the South, killing at least 12 people - 10 in Mississippi - and leaving a swath of devastation in the region, from Louisiana to Alabama.

A neighborhood watch with firepower

James 'Jackrabbit' Jackson keeps an eye on Detroit's streets at a time when police are scarce.

[I am grateful for our PD so much more after reading this one.]

Cities feeling the pinch

Colorado Springs is planning to turn off a third of its streetlights, though residents can adopt one for $75. An Ohio judge told residents they might want to arm themselves after the county cut half its sheriff's deputies. Ocean City, Md., is ending its curbside recycling program.

Even though the economy is showing signs of recovery, these remain tough times for cities and counties, and it's likely to get tougher.





Prescription Drugs Drop Off Locations 

Click above for a list of locations for persons who wish to drop off unused prescription drugs or other narcotics (legal or illegal).




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STOP CRIME 

 



36th Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon

Click above for link.

Reservation Deadline is April 28, 2009

The South Bay Medal of Valor is awarded to individual police officers and firefighters who have distinguished themselves through bravery, heroism or other meritorious actions beyond the normal demands of service. The giving of the award is based on the imminent threat of great bodily harm or loss of life to the officer, a colleague, or a citizen.



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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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Business Continuity Forum 
              
Friday, April 30, 2010

"GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS"

NEW Speaker for COPE Preparedness Event
Keynote Speaker
Ellis Stanley, CEM

Learn from the experts how to protect your business in the event of a disaster!

Register early! 
To view flyer,
click here.To register, click here.

 

MBCERT Class in June

We are pleased to let you know that CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) led by the MB Fire Department is offering an emergency preparedness training session starting on June 8. This series will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 3 weeks and finish on Saturday, June 26. Classes are held in the Public Works Training Room, 3621 Bell Avenue.

For additional information visit www.mbcerta.org or send an email to info@mbcerta.org.

 

The Great California ShakeOut! - April 2010

The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is six months away, and already more than 3.2 million Californians are registered to participate!

If you or your organization has not yet registered for 2010, please log into quickly update your information and confirm your participation.  With your help, we can reach more participants this week (especially if school districts and colleges re-register now).

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 disaster supplies kits.

Personal disaster supplies kits

Everyone should have personal disaster supplies kits. Keep them where you spend most of your time, so they can be reached even if your building is badly damaged. The kits will be useful for many emergencies.

Keep one kit in your home, another in your car, and a third kit at work. Backpacks or other small bags are best for your disaster supplies kits so you can take them with you if you evacuate.  Include at least the following items: (click here to see more)



NOTE: Firefighters, preparedness officials, and other experts agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the best way to protect yourself during earthquakes. Other methods can be very dangerous. Read our updated 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

May 1, 2010

Emergency Preparedness Packet Deliveries - Volunteer Opportunity

We have slated Saturday, May 1, 2010, as the day to complete delivery of the emergency preparedness information to those households that did not receive it on March 20th.  We will meet at City Hall at 10AM, hand out the packets and ask that they be delivered to the houses.  we will not be asking questions of the neighbors for this walk. We will only be delivering the packets to their homes.

   To do this, we are asking for volunteers and need your help. If you are interested in 'walking our neighborhoods' please contact George Schmeltzer @
g.j.schmletzer@att.net or Patty Ellis @ ellishbch@roadrunner.com.

   Thank you for what you do.

 

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

Judy Anderson -

1600 Ardmore/ Commodore HOA

 

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

READY THE RESIDENT CLASS 

  

 

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You may want to consider doing the MYN 9 step Drill with your block on Saturday Oct. 23 in addition to the ShakeOut! Drop, Cover and Hold On Drill on Oct 21 at 10:21 a.m.

Let me know if you plan on participating in either of these drills and we will post your name and block in the e-newsletter.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING A MAJOR DISASTER AT HOME...

1. TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES.
2. PROTECT YOUR HEAD, FEET AND HANDS.
3. CHECK THE GAS AT YOUR HOME.
4. SHUT OFF WATER AT THE HOUSE...

If you have had the MYN training but have not yet trained your block and would like some assistance just let me know.


View the MYN 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!

American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Courses

CPR is one of the most selfless things you can learn because you can never use it on yourself. It is purely to be able to help someone else.  For those interested in attending a future CPR/AED training session in Hermosa Beach, please email: kenhartley@verizon.net


Emergency Operations Center

A picture of the club room/EOC with drop ceiling tiles & lighting installed.

EOC Progress

DONATIONS ARE STILL NEEDED TO HELP COMPLETE THE EOC.  ANY AMOUNT SMALL OR LARGE WOULD BE APPRECIATED TO HELP REACH THE $16K GOAL NEEDED!

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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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

Welcome to Hermosa Beach's new,

Senior Activity Center! 

Located at the Community Center 710 Pier Ave.  310-318-0280

BINGO, LECTURES, FITNESS, EXCURSIONS, SOCIAL HOUR

Let your Senior (50+) family and neighbors know about the new Senior Center today!

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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