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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 

 

Tuesday 06/15/10

 

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In This Newsletter...

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

:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~

:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~

:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~

:: IN THE NEWS... ~

:: CRIME PREVENTION ~

:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~ 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 are 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

Hermosa Beach PD Facebook Page:
 
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 

Go to www.CrimeReports.com

Go to CrimeReports.com to access official crime data in your neighborhood and sign up for free email alerts.

Item(s) reported include:

BREAKING & ENTERING 13 Jun 2010  on the 1800 of BLOCK PROSPECT AV.

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Area 3

06/12/10                                  10 p.m. - 11 p.m.                    700 block of 14th Street

(Vehicle Grand Theft) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's vehicle which was accidentally left unlocked and took a purse from the rear driver's side seat of the vehicle. The purse contained several items including an iPad, cash and many pieces of jewelry.

 

Area 8

06/1/10 - 06/2/10                    5:30 p.m. - 6 a.m.                   1600 block of Curtis Avenue

(Vehicle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked vehicle which was parked in the driveway and stole a satellite iPhone.

 

Area 10

06/12/10                                  4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.                   200 block of El Porto

(Bicycle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) cut a lock and stole a bicycle from the victim's garage which may have been left open.

 

Area 1

06/02/10                                  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.                      1300 block of Marine Avenue

(Residential Burglary) The victim left the rear door of the residence unlocked. When he returned home he discovered the front door was open, the door jamb was splintered and the door had been forced open. Unknown suspect(s) ransacked the bedrooms and took two laptop computers and an MP3 player.

 

Area 2

05/27/10 - 05/30/10                Unknown time                         200 block of Carriage Place

(Residential Burglary) The residents were gone while work was being done on the home, but left a key under the front door mat for the contractor. When the victims returned home they discovered several cabinets were open, items had been moved and many items were missing including several pieces of jewelry, a flat screen television, VCR, camera, binoculars, clothing and purses. There were no signs of forced entry to the residence and two sets of French doors leading to the backyard were left unlocked. No suspects were seen or heard.                     

 

 

Area 3

06/06/10 - 06/07/10                11 p.m. - 7 a.m.                      800 block of 23rd Street

(Vandalism) Two small holes were discovered in the living room window. They appeared to have been caused by bb pellets. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 5

06/04/10 - 06/05/10                10 p.m. - 8:14 a.m.                 400 block of 24th Street

(Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) vandalized Grandview School by spray painting graffiti on the walls of the walkway on the eastside of the school.

 

In the following three incidents two suspects were later detained after a traffic stop. See the June 9 "On the Beat" for details of the arrests.

 

Area 9

06/06/10 - 06/07/10                8 p.m. - 5:20 a.m.                   3000 block of Palm Avenue

(Vehicle Grand Theft) The victim parked his unlocked vehicle on the street and returned to discover the GPS system and phone chargers were missing from the vehicle.

 

Area 9

06/06/10 - 06/07/10                8 p.m. - 5:45 a.m.                   2700 block of Palm Avenue

(Vehicle Theft) Suspects stole a backpack and a musical instrument from an open/unlocked vehicle that was parked on the street.

 

Area 9

06/06/10 - 06/07/10                9 p.m. - 7:45 a.m.                   3400 block of Poinsettia Avenue

(Vehicle Burglary) Suspects opened the victim's vehicle by unknown means and removed several items from the vehicle including two pairs of glasses and a file containing several documents. The vehicle was in the driveway and was thought to be locked and alarmed.

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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

 

Even though we are fighting off the June gloom, the official start of summer is upon us.  Summer means many outdoor activities with family and friends.  The following are reminders on how to have a fire safe summer of barbequing:

  • 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.

 

 

 

IN THE NEWS...




Hermosa Motor Officer Recovers After Accident

Investigators Wonder If Driver Intentionally Caused The Collision.

HERMOSA BEACH -- A Hermosa Beach motorcycle officer who was injured in a traffic accident near the Hermosa-Redondo Beach city border is recovering Saturday at his home.

Is a college degree still worth it?

As U.S. employment patterns evolve, a diploma is no longer a guarantee of a better job and higher pay.

 

Money Talk

Few options exist for erasing student loan debt

Few options exist for erasing student loan debt

June 13, 2010

Dear Liz: I really screwed up. I decided I wanted to go to a private college and am now saddled with $145,000 in private student loans and $30,000 in federal student loans. I am working on my master's degree and am about to have a child. I'm looking at payment options for when I graduate and am very scared for my family's future. I can't afford to pay $1,000 or more a month in student loans and I really want to buy a house so my family can have a home. What should I do?

 

Drop in retail sales casts doubt on economic recovery

Retail sales unexpectedly tumbled in May in the biggest drop in eight months, raising a vexing question for the nation's still-shaky economy...

"It leaves us possibly with a bad slump for a long time," said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington....

Adibi thinks many consumers were spooked by the debt troubles in Europe and the continuing struggles in the job market.

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 

 


National Night Out 2010

The "27th Annual National Night Out" (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the
National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 3, 2010.  Put it in your calendar.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night.

We will be providing more details on how your block can participate in the near future.


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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

 

The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is now less than five months away, and already more than 3.7 million Californians are registered to participate! 

If you or your organization has not yet renewed your registration for 2010, please login today to easily update your information and confirm your participation in this year's drill.  With your help, we can reach 4.0 million participants this week (especially if school districts and colleges re-register now).  If you have renewed your registration already, thank you! 


Who will ShakeOut with you?
When we think about preparedness, we usually consider what we need to have in our disaster supplies kits, how we will protect ourselves, or how we will reopen our businesses. These are important factors in speeding our own recovery. However, your recovery will also depend on how prepared your neighbors and community are, including businesses or organizations!  Individuals should encourage their employer to be  prepared (so they will continue to have a job), and organizations should encourage their employees to be prepared at home (so that employee's can be at work with less worry about their homes or loved ones).  Organizations should also encourage their clients, customers, and suppliers to be prepared, so that work can continue or resume quickly.

A great way to help your community, your employer, and others get prepared, reduce injuries, and speed recovery is to encourage them to register to participatein the Great California ShakeOut!  Let them know you are participating and ask them to join you, perhaps by using email, Facebook, Twitter, or information on your website.  You can also display posters, distribute flyers, and use other materials much available on the ShakeOut Resources page, which also includes suggested text for newsletters or emails you might send. 

Prepare, Protect, and Recover!
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 4: Is Your Place Safe? Most houses and other buildings are not as safe as they could be, unless they were built recently.  Buildings that have raised foundations, large openings on the ground level, brick walls, and other factors are more likely to be damaged.  But in most cases there are things that can be done to secure your building to withstand strong earthquakes.  Also, earthquake insurance provides a strong foundation to help you recover quickly. Homeowners must purchase an additional policy to be covered for earthquakes in California.

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

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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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