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Tuesday 06/01/10

 

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In This Newsletter...

:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~ Daily updates using CrimeReports.com

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~

:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~

:: IN THE NEWS... ~

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ MB CERT CLASS ~ ShakeOut ~

:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~

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

:: 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 ~ 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 

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We will now be using the information on CrimeReports.com for the crime log.

Thanks to Lt. Tom Thompson and others who assisted to get this program running.

I believe it will be a great benefit to the community as a whole to help increase  awareness and encourage residents to be more cautious.

I definitely appreciate all the efforts from Lt. Gaines, Officer JR Smith and others who took the time to gather the information in the past for the e-newsletter.

Thank you for your continued support.

You can go directly to the site below any time you want to check out the crime status.  The information is downloaded daily.

www.CrimeReports.com
 
www.Facebook.com/HermosaBeachPolice

For those of you that are interested in seeing the monthly crime statistics for 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 

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Residential Burglary - Suspect Arrested

On Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at approximately 5:45PM a resident called to report a burglary to his residence in the 700 block of 35th St in Manhattan Beach.  The resident had returned home to find his home ransacked and several unknown subjects still inside.  One subject fled out the front door and was subsequently detained and arrested nearby.  Two other suspects are still outstanding. 

Several calls to 911 came in to report that subjects had fled from a home and were running in the neighborhood.  Manhattan Beach PD as well as neighboring jurisdictions quickly set up a perimeter and used K-9 units from Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, Torrance and El Segundo police departments to search the area.  In addition, air support was provided by Hawthorne Police Department's "Air 55." 

Within minutes, Jose Alberto Silva a 33 year Los Angeles resident was in custody.  Silva who was recently paroled for a previous burglary charge has a lengthy criminal record involving numerous arrests for property crimes.   

At this time, Detectives continue to investigate and identify and locate the two outstanding suspects. 

Suspect Info:

Name - Silva, Jose Alberto

DOB - 09/16/1976

Male/Hispanic/5'9"/Red Hair/Brown Eyes

Booking # 2346743

Crime Inquiries/Tips: Andrew Enriquez, Detective (310) 802-5128

NW Crime Reports

         

As you will see there has recently been a lot of activity targeting vehicles, both locked and unlocked, including theft of third row seats out of SUVs. In one case the alarm sounded, scaring off the suspects.

 

As always, remember to remove items from your vehicles before locking them and be sure to set the alarm if you have one. Close and lock your garages and secure your bicycles. Summer is almost here!

 

Area 1

05/19/10                                  1:10 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.              1500 block of Chestnut Avenue

(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked the unlocked vehicle on the street in front of her residence. When she returned she discovered unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle and removed the GPS from the center console.

 

Area 2

05/21/10 - 05/23/10                4 p.m. - 2:40 a.m.                   1300 block of 6th Street

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked her vehicle in front of the residence and was notified by police that the rear hatch was open. Upon inspection it was determined that the driver's side door handle and locking mechanism had been pried away from the door with an unknown tool and a golf bag full of clubs was missing. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 3

05/21/10 - 05/22/10                5 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.                   2100 block of Palm Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) punched the driver's side lock to the victim's GMC Denali and stole the third row of seats. The locked vehicle had been parked in front of the residence on the street.

 

Area 3

05/21/10 - 05/22/10                10:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.            1400 block of Pine Avenue

(Attempted Vehicle Burglary) The Suburban was parked and locked in the driveway of the residence when the alarm sounded. The driver's side keyhole had been partially pushed in, but entry was not made into the vehicle.

 

Area 3

05/22/10 - 05/23/10                6 p.m. - 12:24 p.m.                 1400 block of Oak Avenue

(Vehicle Grand Theft) The Suburban was parked in front of the residence but left unlocked. When the victim returned to the vehicle he discovered the third row seats were missing but an iPod and purse that had been on the front seat were still in the vehicle. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 5

05/21/10 - 05/22/10                 12:01 a.m. - 2 p.m.                 200 block of 21st Street

(Garage Theft) Unknown suspect(s) opened and entered the attached garage and took two surfboards, a wet suit and a bicycle. The garage was locked and the method of entry is unknown.

 

Area 6

05/18/10 - 5/20/10                  6 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.                 100 block of 4th Street

(Garage Theft/Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) stole an unsecured bicycle from the open garage.

 

Area 10

05/20/10                                  2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                   100 block of Gull Street

(Garage Theft/Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) stole an unsecured bicycle from the unlocked garage.

 

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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

We are finally beginning to enjoy some semblance of summer weather.  Our Memorial Day weekend saw warm temperatures bring out beach goers from all over the region, not to mention the Fiesta Hermosa.  Therefore, it is time that I remind everyone of some basic summer safety tips.  The following tips come from the United States Fire Administration (USFA):

Fireworks Safety

  • The best way to enjoy fireworks is to visit public fireworks displays put on by professionals who know how to safely handle fireworks.
  • The use of any fireworks (even so called "Safe and Sane") is illegal in Hermosa Beach.

Barbecue Safety

  • Before using a grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line. Make sure the venturi tubes (where the air and gas mix) are not blocked.
  • Do not overfill the propane tank.
  • Do not wear loose clothing while cooking at a barbecue.
  • Be careful when using lighter fluid. Do not add fluid to an already lit fire because the flame can flashback up into the container and explode.
  • Keep all matches and lighters away from children. Teach your children to report any loose matches or lighters to an adult immediately. Supervise children around outdoor grills.
  • Dispose of hot coals properly - douse them with plenty of water, and stir them to ensure that the fire is out. Never place them in plastic, paper or wooden containers.
  • Never grill/barbecue in enclosed areas - carbon monoxide could be produced.
  • Make sure everyone knows to Stop, Drop and Roll in case a piece of clothing does catch fire. Call 911 or your local emergency number if a burn warrants serious medical attention.

Campfire Safety

  • Build campfires where they will not spread, away from dry grass and leaves.
  • Keep campfires small, and don't let them get out of hand.
  • Keep plenty of water and a shovel around to douse the fire when you're done. Stir it and douse it again with water.
  • Never leave campfires unattended.

 

 

 

IN THE NEWS...


History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

Mexican Heroin Causing Deaths All Over U.S.

Mexican drug smugglers are increasingly peddling a form of ultra-potent heroin that sells for as little as $10 a bag and is so pure it can kill unsuspecting users instantly, sometimes before they even remove the syringe from their veins.

LAPD steps up patrols in Venice Beach after brawl

The Los Angeles Police Department is stepping up patrols on Memorial Day along Venice Beach after a large brawl broke out Sunday evening.

Police are still trying to sort out what happened on Sunday night during the incident, which involved about 70 people.

 

Amber Alert leads police to missing 4-year-old girl

Symphony Sara Aiton was allegedly abducted by her mother during a supervised visit in Newport Beach. A citizen saw the mother's Jeep in L.A. and called police.

 

                                                                                 

 

  

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 

 



Tainted drugs suspected in concert death; 7 hospitalized

SAN FRANCISCO - Authorities are awaiting autopsy and toxicology results after a man died and at least seven other people were hospitalized after apparently taking tainted drugs at a suburban San Francisco concert.


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BE A TREND SETTER

JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AND SHOP IN TOWN

SUPPORT OUR PIER AVENUE RETAILERS

First Thursdays

SHOP. EAT. PLAY
The First Thursday of every month in Downtown Hermosa Beach from 6pm-9pm. Participating shops, cafes, and art galleries will feature events and other cool stuff for you to enjoy.

Abe's Liquor
Becker Surfboards
Bikram Yoga
Blue Rose Boutique
Bottleworx
Bow Wow Boutique
C'Est La Vie
Crème de la Crepe
Curious Gift & Furniture
Fritto Misto
Gum Tree
Hair Mechanics
Hermosa Chiropractic
Hermosa Lock and Safe
Java Man
Los Mychachos
Mark of Excellence Hair Salon
Marx
Maximus Salon
Mimosa
New Orleans Cajun & Creole
Nu Shuz
Planet Earth Eco-Café
RE:Style
Salvatore's
Sol Baby
Splashin Gifts
Mani Pedi Cutie!
Stars Antique Market
Studio 7
The Coastal Connection
The Massage Spot

 

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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

  • 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 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is six months away, and already more than 3.4 million Californians are registered to participate!

If you or your organization has not yet registered for 2010, please loginto 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. 

What's with all the earthquakes?
Since the March ShakeOut Update email, additional large earthquakes have shaken the planet. The April 4th magnitude 7.2 Baja California earthquake caused extensive damage on both sides of the border, and 2 people were killed.  This was the largest earthquake to shake southern California since 1992, and has been followed by thousands of aftershocks, including many north of the border. On April 14th the Qinghai province of China was rocked by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake with a death toll of over 2,200 people.  There are many factors that explain the differences, including building standards and other preparedness efforts.

Even though we have had additional large earthquakes in populated areas this year, scientists do not believe that they are interconnected, and do not know if the trend will continue.  Some years have more earthquakes, and some are relatively quiet. However California remains at high risk for earthquakes, so we must remember that large earthquakes can shake any part of the state at anytime.

Step 4: Is your place safe?

Most houses are not as safe as they could be. Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, there are things that you can do to improve the structural integrity of your home. Some of the things that you might consider checking include inadequate foundations, unbraced cripple walls, soft first stories, unreinforced masonry and vulnerable pipes. Consult a contractor or engineer to help you identify your building's weaknesses and begin to fix them now.

Download the Is Your Place Safe? focus sheet (620 KB PDF -- courtesy Emergency Survival Program)
Step #4 in Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country



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

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


Suzanne Larkin
900 block of Eighth Pl.

June 2010

 

 

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

READY THE RESIDENT 

 

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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.

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

 For those interested in attending a future CPR/AED training session in Hermosa Beach, please email: kenhartley@verizon.net


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

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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