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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log

 

Tuesday 07/13/10

 

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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 ~NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AUG 2010 SIGN UP NOW!

:: 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 Preparedness Lecture!!! ~ EMERGENCY FANNY PACKS AVAILABLE ~

:: COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS ONLINE NOW! ~

:: LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITE ~

:: CONTACT US AT HBNW ~

HBNW CRIME LOG 

MYN 1
We are now using the information on
CrimeReports.com for the crime log.

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

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

You can also visit the HBPD on Facebook at:
Hermosa Beach PD Facebook Page
 

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.


Items include:

BREAKING & ENTERING 11 Jul 2010

1600 BLOCK PACIFIC COAST HWY

Time: 00:07
Burglary
Victim's belongings are stolen from a secured locker.

PROPERTY CRIME 09 Jul 2010

500 BLOCK PIER AV

Time: 18:36
Vandalism/Graffitti
Unknown suspect(s) hit the victim's unoccupied parked vehicle with multiple raw eggs. The victim is not desirous of prosecution and he requested this report for insurance purposes.

BREAKING & ENTERING 07 Jul 2010

1700 BLOCK GOLDEN AV

Time: 03:15
Burglary
I/O's received a radio call of a vehicle burlgary report.

WANTED: Men sought in bar wallet theft

Police are trying to identify two men they say stole a woman's wallet from her purse at a Hermosa Beach bar and used her credit cards. The crime occurred about 6 p.m. July 2 at Patrick Molloys on Pier Avenue. Two men sat down at a table directly behind a woman, who had placed her purse over the back of her chair.

One man acted as a lookout while the other reached into the woman's purse, using his jacket to conceal his actions. The thief took the woman's wallet, and he and his friend took off. The victim was unaware her wallet was gone for about an hour. The thieves later used the victim's credit card at two locations in El Segundo.

A surveillance camera recorded the crime. The video can be viewed atwww.insidesocal.com/crime&courts. If you watch it closely, about 2 1/2 minutes in you'll see the guy in the white shirt at the table in the left corner take the woman's wallet from the woman sitting next to the guy wearing the "24" jersey.

Contact Detective Dave Bohacik at 310-318-0330 with information.

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MBNW CRIME LOG

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Courtesy of
Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department

Area 5

7/5/10                          1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.                   600 block of 23rd Street

(Residential Burglary) The elderly victim was conned by a couple that she let into her residence after they told her they were grieving over the death of their grandmother, who they claimed was a neighbor of the victim. After the couple left, the victim noticed that several items of jewelry were missing from the bedroom and bathroom. The first suspect was described as a male Hispanic adult in his fifties with dark skin, 5'8" tall, heavy build, gray hair, wearing a white t-shirt. The second suspect was a female Hispanic adult, about 27 years old with short thin dark hair.

 

Area 6

6/23/10 - 7/2/10          6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.                   100 block of 7th Place

(Residential Burglary) The victim secured the residence upon leaving. When the victim returned she noticed a large armoire was not in its usual place and had clothing spilling out of it. Other items in the room had been moved and a window next to the armoire was broken. Upstairs the victim discovered French doors leading to the living room patio were ajar and appeared to have been pried open by unknown suspect(s) to gain entry. It was unknown if anything was missing from the residence.

 

Area 1

7/4/10                                     12:01 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.            1100 block of N. Meadows Ave.

(Theft from Garage) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's detached garage and removed several items from the garage including golf clubs, two surfboards, two wetsuits and three suitcases containing miscellaneous items (clothing, jewelry, toiletries). The garage door was found closed but the automatic garage door had been unlatched from its motor. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 3

6/26/10 - 6/28/10                    7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.                   700 block of Center Place

(Theft from Garage) Unknown suspect(s) removed the victim's unsecured bicycle from the attached garage of the residence. It is possible the garage may have been accidentally left open.

 

Area 5

7/4/10                                      9:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.              1800 block of The Strand

(Theft from driveway) Unsecured tools were stolen from the driveway of the residence by unknown suspect(s).

 

Area 6

6/30/10 - 7/1/10                      5 p.m. - 7:20 a.m.                   200 block of The Strand

(Theft from Construction Site) Unknown suspect(s) stole several tools including compressors, saws, drills and lights from the residence that is currently under construction. Some of the stolen items were in the garage inside a locked storage container that had been forced open. A padlock on the gate surrounding the property had been cut.

 

Area 6

7/2/10                                      11 p.m.                                    500 block of 5th Street

(Residential Burglary) An unknown male suspect entered the victim's residence from an unknown location while the victim was sleeping. The victim awoke to find the suspect in the house, ran out of the residence and observed a second suspect standing in the alley behind the house. The second suspect is described as a male black, 5'9" to 5"10" tall, muscular build, with short black hair wearing a navy blue USC sweater and jeans. The second suspect drove away south on Valley Drive in a dark colored smaller size sedan that had been parked at Valley Drive and 4th Place. Although items were disturbed in the residence, there was no loss.
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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 July 4th weekend this year was busy as usual for the fire department.  However, in comparison to other years it was very manageable on the fire suppression/emergency medical side.  This year, the department responded to 26 incidents from noon July 4th to just past midnight.  In the same time period last year the department responded to 44 incidents. 

The department staffed up personnel to handle the extra call volume (HBFD averages approximately six incidents a day) by placing an additional fire engine in service and staffing a fire investigation unit.  As a result, the department was able to immediately respond to all incidents. 

A constant July 4th problem is the use of fireworks.  All fireworks are illegal in Hermosa Beach; despite the ban, there are instances of fireworks use throughout the city.  The difficulty in enforcement of the ban is the time lag between receiving a telephone complaint and/or visualizing illegal fireworks in the air and the time to arrive near the area where the fireworks were fired from. 

Fortunately, no major injuries were reported to the fire department and none were suffered by department personnel.

 

 

IN THE NEWS...





Open Carry in Hermosa Beach, The Intro

To see a transcript of the speech click here

Video of a massive landslide


Pier Avenue Update

PIER AVE PROJECT UPDATE - 7/8/10

  1. Fri. 7/9 thru Mon 7/12  - Concrete paving of  remaining areas of sidewalk on north side of Pier Av between Monterey & Hermosa; concrete paving of medians between Valley to Monterey; and concrete paving of curb and gutter on north side of Pier between Valley to Monterey and also on south side of Pier between Monterey and Hermosa.
  2. Thurs. 7/15 - All traffic will be moved to the south side of Pier median between Valley and Monterey and to the north side of Pier median between Monterey and Hermosa. Parking on the south side between Valley and Monterey will be converted to parallel parking stalls. This will allow the contractor to grind 4" of existing asphalt roadway on north side of Pier between Valley to Monterey and south side between Monterey and Hermosa.  At end of work day traffic will be returned to one lane on each side of new medians.
  3. Mon. 7/19 thru Tues. 7/20 - Traffic will again be moved as described in 2 above to allow the preparation of road base in the same reaches as 2 above.  This new road base will need to cure until Friday 7/23 with no traffic on it.  This will require closing all street intersections to cross traffic on Pier Ave except Valley/Ardmore, Monterey and Hermosa from Mon. 7/19 thru Fri. 7/23.
  4. Fri. 7/23 - New asphalt road paving will be placed on all areas described above will be completed by end of work shift Friday and traffic will be shifted back to one lane each side of median and all cross traffic access will be restored.  Note that this is an asphalt base layer and at the end of the project an additional 2" of asphalt wearing surface will be placed over entire Pier Avenue.


These next two weeks represents a huge level of effort that after completed will greatly reduce the dust and improve traffic circulation.  Thank you for all of your patience and understanding.   Rick

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 

 

 

Introducing:

The Hermosa Beach
4th Annual National Night Out Program (NNO)
 

 

Starting at 6:15pm on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch, Police, Fire and Public Works will be meeting with neighbors and demonstrating many of their capabilities to local families at up to eight HBNW blocks in Hermosa Beach.

 

 

Attention HBNW block captains:

If you want each of these outstanding public safety teams to visit your block, please apply using this form: http://bit.ly/nnohbnw


"How does my Block participate?"

1) If you're an HBNW Block Captain, please apply here

 

HB Neighborhood Watch, HB Police, HB Fire and HB Public Works participate in the 27th Annual National Night Out Program (NNO)  

 

LIVE Tuesday, August 3rd from 6:15p.m. - 9:00p.m.

 

Motor Ofc. JR Smith and kids 

NNO 2009 involved 37 million people in 15,449 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.  We have won national recognition for the past three years that we have participated in our population category.   


Future HB Fire

 

It is your party.

 

It is your neighborhood.

 

Nothing elaborate is needed or it can be as big as your imagination.

 

Doing such a simple gesture will go a long way in maintaining a relationship with your neighbors.

 

30th street

 

Only on this one night, all fees are waived and Public Works will close down your street to have a block party.  This is a unique opportunity to encourage your neighbors to come out of their homes and enjoy each others company.  A procession of HB Police & their vehicles, HB Firefighters/Paramedics & their vehicles, HB Public Works and our public officials will be on your street to meet you and your residents!  See the members from each department and meet Sparky the Fire Dog.

 


NNO 2007.2
 


Only Block Captains can sign up their block.

 

We hope to see your block on Tuesday, August 3rd!

 

PARTICIPATING BLOCK CAPTAINS


1. Doris Eberhart
2. Terrie Sanchez
3. Erin Phillips
4. Dana Graner
5. Barbara York
6. Janine Bozeman
7. Dyan Kaufman
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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

ShakeOut Header

The 2010 Great California ShakeOut on October 21 is now less than four months away, and already more than 4 million Californians are registered to participate. In 2009 this milestone was not reached until mid-September! 

If you have renewed your registration already, thank you!  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.



Who will ShakeOut with you?


A great way to help your friends, relatives, community, employer, and others get prepared is to encourage them to register to participate in the ShakeOut!  Let them know you are participating and ask them to join you.  You can also display posters, distribute flyers, and use other materials  available on the ShakeOut Resources page.

We're all in this together...
The ShakeOuthas grown because of people like you, who see the value of practicing how to protect ourselves and for getting prepared. We have formed the Earthquake Country Alliance to foster an earthquake and tsunami resilient California. Our signature activity is the ShakeOut. If you have similar commitments please join the Alliance!



Prepare, Protect, and Recover!
The ShakeOutis 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 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On! Everyone should learn what to do during an earthquake, whether you're at home, at work, at school, or just out and about.  taking the proper actions, sucha s "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" can save lives and reduce your risk of death or injury. During earthquakes, drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on to it firmly.  Be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops.

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 

 

 Map Your Neighborhood Logo


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!

EVENT: There will be an Emergency Preparedness presentation Wednesday, July 14 at 10am in the new Senior Center in the Community Center. We'd love to have you. 

Please RSVP to 310-318-0280

 

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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