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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 

 

Tuesday 12/28/10


   

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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... ~ EVENTS ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ Vehicle Burglaries Continue~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~
:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~
:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ 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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CRIME TYPE       DATE       ADDRESS                   DESCRIPTION


Breaking & Entering    2010-12-20    500 Block PIER AV    Burglary Unknown subject(s) makes entry into business and takes a large sum of money from a secured cabinet


Breaking & Entering    2010-12-22    1 Block 5TH ST    Burglary Unk suspect(s) gained entery to victim's vehicle by unk means and removed property from inside.


Breaking & Entering    2010-12-22    300 Block THE STRAND    Burglary Miscellaneous items stolen out of victims unlocked vehicle.


Sexual Assault    2010-12-23    1 Block PIER PZ    Rape The victim sought treatment at a hospital for pain to his anal region and claimed that he had been sexually assaulted by a male transient while sleeping under the Hermosa Beach pier. The victim left the hospital prior to the HBPD's arrival, and hospital staff were interviewed to document the incident.


Robbery    2010-12-24    2500 Block ARDMORE AV    Robbery Suspect attacks the 84 year old victim as she exited her parked vehicle in her driveway at home.  The suspect possibly followed the victim home after she withdrew money at an ATM.  


Breaking & Entering    2010-12-26    1 Block 16TH ST    Burglary A subject entered a female RP's residence at an unknown time without permission. Nothing was taken from the residence, but the female is desirous of prosecution.


10 consumer tips for ATM safety and security

By Laura Bruce · Bankrate.com

ATM safety tips
  1. Always pay close attention to the ATM and your surroundings. Don't select an ATM at the corner of a building -- corners create a blind spot. Use an ATM located near the center of a building. Do your automated banking in a public, well-lighted location that is free of shrubbery and decorative partitions or dividers.
  2. Maintain an awareness of your surroundings throughout the entire transaction. Be wary of people trying to help you with ATM transactions. Be aware of anyone sitting in a parked car nearby. When leaving an ATM make sure you are not being followed. If you are, drive immediately to a police or fire station, or to a crowded, well-lighted location or business.
  3. Do not use an ATM that appears unusual looking or offers options with which you are not familiar or comfortable.
  4. Do not allow people to look over your shoulder as you enter your PIN. Memorize your PIN; never write it on the back of your card. Do not re-enter your PIN if the ATM eats your card -- contact a bank official.
  5. Do not wear expensive jewelry or take other valuables to the ATM. This is an added incentive to the assailant.
  6. Never count cash at the machine or in public. Wait until you are in your car or another secure place.
  7. When using a drive-up ATM, keep your engine running, your doors locked and leave enough room to maneuver between your car and the one ahead of you in the drive-up line.
  8. Maintain a supply of deposit envelopes at home or in your car. Prepare all transaction paperwork prior to your arrival at the ATM. This will minimize the amount of time spent at the machine.
  9. Closely monitor your bank statements, as well as your balances, and immediately report any problems to your bank.
  10. If you are involved in a confrontation with an assailant who demands your money, COMPLY.

Source: The Electronic Funds Transfer Association, and the Los Angeles Police Department.


Read more:10 consumer tips for ATM safety and security
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/checking/10-consumer-tips-for-atm-safety-and-security.aspx#ixzz19MPyyZrZ



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



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 



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




 
Area 5
12/22/10 - 12/23/10                7 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.                   400 block of 23rd St
(Stolen Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's unsecured scooter which was parked on the street.

Area 6
12/5/10 - 12/19/10                  Unknown time                         400 block of 4th St
(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole the third row seat from the victim's vehicle which was parked on the street. Suspect(s) possibly entered the vehicle through the driver's side door which had been damaged from previous burglaries.

Area 6
12/20/10 - 12/22/10                6 p.m. - 10:30 a.m.                 200 block of 11th St
(Residential Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) stole a golf bag full of clubs, balls and shoes from inside the victim's garage. The garage door had been left open overnight.

Area 2
12/20/10                                  10:30 a.m.                   1300 block of Manhattan Beach Blvd
(Residential Burglary) An unknown suspect attempted to find an unlocked door to the residence and later opened an unlocked window. The suspect was startled by someone in the residence and fled on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a male black wearing all black clothing, approximately 20 to 25 years of age, with brown eyes, bald and a small chin goatee.

All of your friends at Neighborhood Watch wish you the happiest of holidays. Stay safe and enjoy all that the season has to offer. Thank you for all that you do!

Also below is the latest "On the Beat" from Officer Stephanie Martin regarding a recent residential burglary and subsequent arrest of the subject, thanks to some very responsible teenagers. Read on.

OnTheBeat




 



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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 previously published weekly crime information.
 
http://www.redondo.org/depts/police/crime/weekly_crime_information.asp 
  

Click here to see CRIME STATISTICS


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

About one-third of home fires and home fire deaths occur in December, January and February,
according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Also according to the NFPA, one-
third of all Christmas tree fires occur in January and one out of every 21 Christmas tree fires
result in a fatality.

The longer you keep your Christmas tree in the home the more it will dry out, thus increasing
the fire hazard. The following are some safety tips when bringing down your Christmas
decorations:
· As you're putting away electrical light strings, inspect each for damage. Throw out light sets
if they have loose connections, broken sockets, or cracked or bare wires.
· Don't place a damaged set of lights into the storage box for next year's use.
· Wrap each set of lights and put them in individual plastic bags, or wrap the lights around a
piece of cardboard.
· Store electrical decorations in a dry place where they cannot be damaged by water or
dampness. And keep them away from children and pets.



IN THE NEWS...





New Storm Expected To Hit Southern California Wednesday

The improvement in weather conditions was not expected to last, with a fast-moving storm bearing down on the region from the northwest. That weather system was due to reach Southern California on Wednesday.
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2010/12/27/fast-moving-storm-to-bring-rain-to-socalwednesday/

Severe Weather on the East Coast

If you've turned on the news anytime in the past week, the headlines have been littered with stories of the ongoing severe weather across the U.S.  Last week, a powerful rain and snow storm affected much of the West coast.  Over the weekend, a blizzard moved in along the eastern seaboard.  Airports are closed, major sporting events have been affected, and thousands of residents are without power or sheltering in their homes.

http://blog.fema.gov/2010/12/severe-weather-on-east-coast.html

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

RB CERT Academy #44:  The next CERT Academy starts February 3rd to March 24th.   Our website RBCERTAA.org has the new application.  Please encourage your friends, neighbors and others you may think of to take this valuable training.  For each person you get to sign up for the academy you'll be entered into a drawing for a special gift.  Please advise the names of those that sign up for the class to RBCERTAA@aol.com for your entry.


 

Shakeout 2011:  The BCJCO Planning Committee is already planning the 2011 Great Shakeout drill. It will be a daytime event held on Saturday, 10/15/11. We hope this will enable those who cannot get away from work on a weekday to participate.

 

Manhattan Beach will be the host city. The drill will be held in a residential area to simulate what CERT organizations would most likely be facing in a real earthquake. Exact time of the drill to be decided. Further announcements will follow. Save the date.

 

The next Planning Committee meeting will be on Sunday, 1/23/11 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Conference Room of the MBFD, 400 15th Street MB CA 90266. All interested Area G CERT members are invited to attend. Everyone is welcome. There are still positions on the committee to fill and lots to do.

 

The committee has also scheduled the first of several trainings opportunities. This will be search and rescue training consisting of a classroom session and a field exercise. The classroom training  will be held on Wednesday 1/26/11 from 6 to 9 pm in the Community Room of the MBFD (address above). The field exercise will be held in early February, time and place TBD.

 

Any CERT member wishing to sign up for this Search & Rescue training must RSVP onlyto training@mbcerta.org.

 

We hope to see many of you at our next meeting and training event.

 

Gary Stabile

BCJCO Planning Committee

 


Ham Radio Info:   Doug Rodriguez, RBCERTAA Vice President, has provided the follow website for those interested in the practice tests for preparing for the amateur radio licensing test:   http://www.qrz.com/xtest2.html

 

There is an Amateur Radio Course, FCC "Technician" course (entrée level).  It will be a 2 session course on February 26  and March 5 from 10AM to 2PM and FCC test will be 10AM to noon on March 23.  Location:  Hess Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, RVP.  Classes are free, optional materials are $21 for Gordon West book with the FCC test questions, and $15 for coy of the Power Point charts.  Testing is $15.  For classes it is good idea to bring lunch.  For further information please contact:  Walt at walt.ordway@yahoo.com





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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.



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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 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



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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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 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  - 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 
 
 Map Your Neighborhood Logo

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!


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.



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