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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 

Tuesday 11/30/10

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~ Multiple Vehicle Breakins ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~
:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~
:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ AREA TRAINING ~ Train the Resident ~ Plan Your Drill ~
:: CodeRED - Emergency Notification System for HB & ALERT LA County ~
:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association ~
:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB ~ PAL KITS
:: 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 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.  You can also sign up to have the alerts sent to you.  The crime 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. 

 

 
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.

Reports include...




CRIME TYPE                    DATE              ADDRESS                                               DESCRIPTION

Breaking & Entering    11/21/2010    900 Block MONTEREY BLVD    Time: 00:29 Burglary
Info. Rept. regarding an unknown subject(s) who kicked in R/P's back door and possibly slept in her bed (Nothing taken from residence). Subject(s) left location prior to R/P's arrival. R/P not desirous.


Breaking & Entering    11/24/2010    1000 Block MANHATTAN AV    Time: 19:26 Burglary
The suspect forced entry into her friend's apartment.


Breaking & Entering    11/26/2010    1800 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY    Time: 11:51 Burglary
RP returned home from vacation and found that $700 in cash had been taken from his bedroom. RP stated that only he had knowledge of the location of his money. RP questioned roommates who denied any knowledge of his money. The entire residence was undisturbed and no evidence could be recovered.  PR is desirous of prosecution.



Breaking & Entering    11/28/2010    900 Block AVIATION BLVD    Time: 02:10 Burglary
The victims were staying at a hotel and they said someone came into their room and took a lap top computer.


Assault    11/28/2010    1200 Block      HERMOSA AV    Time: 18:53 Assault
Two pairs of male white adults get into a minor verbal argument inside Blue-32 at closing time. One group is escorted out the rear side door, while the other pair leaves through the front door. Outside, one pair finds the other pair and a physical altercation ensued.


 
MBNW CRIME LOG
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Courtesy of
Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department




There are way too many crime reports as you will see and they occurred all over town. It's that time of year when others are helping themselves to our property including three stolen vehicles from residential areas, 2 of which were Honda Accords. Although it's been said, many times, many ways, don't leave anything in your vehicles, locked or unlocked! Close and lock your garages and residences and look out for your personal safety.

 

If you hear or see anything suspicious, please don't hesitate to call the police at 911 or (310) 545-4566 from a cell phone.

 

Area 1

11/21/10 - 11/22/10                6 p.m. - 7:05 a.m.                   1700 block of Harkness St.

(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in front of his residence and returned to find it was gone. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 2

11/19/10 - 11/20/10                11 p.m. - 6 p.m.                      1200 block of 2nd St.

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked/open residence and took three rings from a bathroom counter.

 

Area 3

11/13/10 - 11/18/10                12 p.m. - 8 a.m.                      2400 block of John St.

(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) stole several golf clubs from a golf bag that was stored in the garage. It's believed the garage had been left open for a short time.

 

Area 3

11/17/10 - 11/18/10                10:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.            2100 block of Walnut Ave.

(Vehicle Theft) The victim parked her vehicle in the driveway but may have left it unlocked. Unknown suspect(s) took the victim's purse from on top of the center console. The purse was recovered in bushes by a neighbor, but a checkbook holder and cash was missing from inside the purse.

 

Area 4

11/18/10 - 11/19/10                11 p.m. - 8:41 a.m.                 400 block of John St.

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim's vehicle was parked and locked on the street when unknown suspect(s) smashed a window on the vehicle and removed several items that were in plain view inside the vehicle. Items taken include clothing, shoes, make-up and a wallet.

 

Area 4

11/21/10 - 11/22/10                8 p.m. - 9 a.m.                        700 block of Dianthus St.

(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in front of his residence and returned to find the vehicle gone. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 5

11/21/10 - 11/22/10                11 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.                 2100 block of Blanche Road

(Stolen Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole the locked vehicle from the driveway of the residence. A neighbor heard a noise in the night but did not call the police.

 

Area 8

11/20/10                                  9 a.m. - 10 a.m.                      700 block of S. Peck Ave.

(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street and left a wallet and laptop inside the vehicle. Unknown suspect(s) punched the passenger door lock with an unknown tool and stole some cash from inside the wallet, but left more cash behind. The laptop also remained in the vehicle.

 

Area 9

11/22/10 - 11/23/10                6 p.m. - 8 a.m.                        700 block of 33rd Street

(Vehicle Grand Theft) Unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle which was parked on the street. Suspect(s) opened the trunk, sliced open the top of a briefcase and took a laptop computer.

 

Area 10

11/19/10                                  7:10 a.m. - 5:50 p.m.              4200 block of The Strand

(Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) stole a golf bag full of clubs and equipment from the garage which may have been accidentally left open.

 

Area 11

11/19/10 - 11/20/10                10 p.m. - 11 a.m.                    Chatham Street

(Vehicle Theft) Unknown suspect(s) took a flashlight from the victim's unlocked vehicle which was parked in front of the residence. A recovered diaper bag that had been stolen from another unlocked vehicle was found on a neighbor's lawn.

 

Area 11

11/19/10 - 11/20/10                2:30 p.m. - 9 a.m.                   Park Place

(Vehicle Grand Theft) The victim parked the unlocked vehicle in front of the residence and returned to find unknown suspect(s) had opened the glove box and console and took an iPhone.


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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

 

December marks the beginning of the holiday season, which includes Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Eve.  The winter holidays and all of the wonderful activities that we associate with them-decorating, cooking, parties, and warm seats by the fireplace-can also lead to holiday tragedy when not properly monitored. Make sure that you and your family know how to celebrate fire-safe holidays so tragedy doesn't occur.


On the internet, visit http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/focus/holiday.shtm for detailed fire safety information regarding Christmas trees, lights, decorations, and candle usage.



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IN THE NEWS...






PVEPD NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH SAFETY ALERT

Please be advised unlocked vehicles are being ransacked during the middle of the night/early morning hours.  We have reports of at least 4 invasions which took place last night.

I cannot stress enough to LOCK  YOUR VEHICLES and remove any valuables from the trunk and glove compartments, and don't leave anything of value in sight.


If you saw or heard anything suspicious last night, please call our department at 310-378-4211 and ask to speak to an Officer to report  your suspicions.

 

Laurie Slawson

Community Relations Officer

Police department earns high honor 

Following a lengthy review process, the Hermosa Beach Police Department has received an elite accreditation for meeting high standards in all its functions, from policies and procedures to management, operations and support.

The Hermosa department joins only 15 other law enforcement agencies in California to hold the honor from the nationally recognized Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc.

 

After-Action/Corrective Action Report for the 2010 California ShakeOut EOC Exercise we conducted on October 21st. 

With 37 million people living and working in California, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. With earthquakes an inevitable part of California's future, we must act quickly to ensure that disasters do not become catastrophes.

Beware mystery phone charges  

Examining bill can reveal 'cramming' 

Pay attention - and don't cram that check for the phone bill into an envelope without taking a hard look at the statement. You may be paying for something you didn't approve.
That's the advice of the Better Business Bureau.
 

Record Cold Leads To Toddlers Death, Threatens Citrus Crops

A freeze warning remained in effect through Friday morning. The National Weather Service predicted temperatures could fall as low as 25 degrees in rural areas.
 
The wintry weather sent ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area scrambling to open their slopes to take advantage of one of the biggest early snowfalls in years. Up to 9 feet of snow has fallen on the region, with more snow expected over the weekend.

Los Angeles Opens Winter Shelters on Tuesday

Winter shelter program runs from 12/1 to 3/15.

Los Angeles - With cold weather coming, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will make available 1,642 beds at 14 shelters throughout the city and county of Los Angeles, a spokesperson said this weekend.

Attack on South Korean island rattles L.A.'s Koreatown

Residents in the bustling Los Angeles sector that is the largest Korean enclave in the United States are decrying the North Korean attack on a South Korean island as they phone relatives for updates from the country many once called home.

Probe leads investors to wonder: Is game rigged?
NEW YORK (AP) - The Wall Street insider trading investigation may lead everyday investors - already rattled by a stock market meltdown, a one-day "flash crash" and the Madoff scandal - to finally conclude that the game is rigged.

Even before news broke that federal investigators were looking into whether hedge funds traded on inside information, small-time investors were pulling their money out of stocks -

    UPCOMING EVENTS

 4th Annual
Santa Sleigh Ride 2010

SANTA SLEIGH RIDE


To celebrate this holiday season with our HBNW residents, our Hermosa Beach Police & Fire Department with the assistance of our Hermosa Beach Public Works Department will be escorting Santa and his Sleigh to the neighborhoods listed below.


Santa's Sleigh will stop and he will take photos with the residents waiting to meet and greet him.  Don't forget to bring your camera!


A special thank you to PD Chief Greg Savelli, FD Chief David Lantzer, Lieutenant Garth Gaines, and the Police and Fire department for their assistance.


The locations were picked based on easy access for the neighborhoods and the sleigh.


Santa Sleigh Ride appearance locations and times:


December 8, 2010


Monterey and 10th Street        6:00 PM to 6:20 PM

                                  

Hermosa and 6th Street           6:25 PM to 6:45 PM

                                  

Manhattan and 2nd Street       6:50 PM to 7:10 PM

                                  

900 Block 3rd Street                 7:15 PM to 7:35 PM

                                  

6th and Prospect                      7:40 PM to 8:00 PM

                                  

Hillcrest and 21st Street             8:05 PM to 8:25 PM



December 15, 2010   


Power and 21st Street              6:00 PM to 6:20 PM

                                  

25th Street and Silverstrand     6:25 PM to 6:45 PM

                                  

30th Street and Morningside    6:50 PM to 7:10 PM

                                  

20th Place and Prospect           7:15 PM to 7:35 PM

                                  

15th Street and Golden            7:40 PM to 8:00 PM

                                  

Bonnie Brae and 14th Street    8:05 PM to 8:25 PM


The Santa Sleigh will spend 20 minutes at each stop.






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STOP CRIME 
 


 

Vehicle burglaries

The Torrance Police Department is warning motorists in the city to lock vehicles and not to leave valuables visible inside.

The department says that vehicle burglaries are on the rise and that unlocked vehicles are being targeted. The majority of vehicle burglaries in apartment complexes and single-family resident neighborhoods happen between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., the department says.

The Manhattan Beach Police Department offers the following tips on preventing vehicle burglaries. To read all the tips go online to www.citymb.info/Index.aspx?page=1473.



crime divider

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 5pm-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

Salvatore's

Sol Baby

Splashin Gifts

Mani Pedi Cutie!

Stars Antique Market

Studio 7

The Coastal Connection

The Massage Spot



crime divider

Everyone plays a role in creating and maintaining a safe environment.
 
Report Crime - Don't assume that your neighbors have already reported the crime or that the police already know. Report criminal or suspicious activity each and every time it occurs.
 
 
DIRECT HB Dispatch Number 
310-524-2750
 

Reasons for calling the non-emergency number include, but are not limited to the following:
 
  • You want to report a nuisance, such as a noise or parking complaint.
  • To report a non-emergency crime, one that did not just occur, and the
    suspect(s) are not in the immediate area. 
  • You have questions about something suspicious occurring in your
    neighborhood, and you are not sure it is criminal activity.
  • Solicitor just came to your door or are in the neighborhood.
  • Trash diggers.
  • Unusual foot traffic.
  • People you don't recognize walking your block with no seemingly specific direction or purpose.
  • Parked, occupied vehicles at unusual hours.
  • Abandoned vehicles.
  • Business transactions conducted from vehicles.
  • Unfamiliar people peering into parked vehicles.
  • Person removing vehicle accessories.
 
Be alert and observant wherever you are and learn to recognize signs of criminal behavior. Report all crime to the HBPD even if it is only an attempt. Crime cannot be controlled or prevented if it is not reported. By reporting crimes and suspicious activities you can protect yourself and others.
 
 
If you are in another city in the South Bay, these are their direct dial phone numbers to their PD/FD dispatch. 
 
El Segundo Dispatch 310-524-2760

Manhattan Beach Dispatch 310-545-4566

Palos Verdes Dispatch 310-378-5211

Redondo Beach Dispatch 310- 379-5411

Torrance Dispatch 310-320-2611
 
If you are in a city that you do not know or are on the freeways, call 9-1-1 and your call will be routed to the appropriate call center.

 
 
HB Disaster Preparedness Logo





 Beach Cities Joint CERT Organizations
Beach Cities Joint CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Organization; A joint committee of Redondo Beach CERT, Manhattan Beach CERT, and El Segundo CERT.

Mission: WHAT DO WE DO?
Coordinate the efforts of our combined membership to optimize participation of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and El Segundo.

HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?

Hermosa Beach CERT  - Janice Brittain at Misc98@yahoo.com.
Redondo Beach CERT - www.rbcertaa.org
Manhattan Beach CERT - www.mbcerta.org
El Segundo CERT - www.elsegundo.org/depts/fire/emergency/cert.asp

 
  
When Disaster Strikes, it's too late to prepare. 

  



 
RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS

Sometimes it is the seemingly little things to us that make the biggest difference to others.



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



 
MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
READY THE RESIDENT 
 
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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.
 
 
 
 
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?
 

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.



Also now available

PAL Kit™ - prepackaged personal protective equipment (PPE) for protection while evacuating or sheltering in place during an emergency

Click on PAL Kit above for flyer and special offer


 
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 seniors residing in Hermosa Beach.  

 
To receive a kit, please contact tracy@saferhermosabeach.com or call Tracy at 310-374-1828.

 
DON'T MISS A MEETING
SEE ONLINE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 


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.
 

 
PHONE NUMBERS
WEBSITES
 
310-524-2750
 
310-318-0360
 
310-376-2479
 
310-318-0239
 
 

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CONTACT INFORMATION
 
 
HBNW phone:
310-374-1828