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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
 

 

Tuesday 01/04/11


   

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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 ~
:: 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    2011-01-01    1 Block 6TH ST    Burglary An unidentified suspect entered the victims' residence through an unlocked front door while the victims were sleeping inside of the residence and stole property. The incident was captured with two interior mounted surveillance cameras.


Assault    2011-01-02    500 Block PIER AV    Assault RP said that he was in a verbal dispute with an unknown female at a local bar. The verbal turned physical when the female elbowed the RP in the rib, and then punched him in the eye.




Theft    2011-01-02    500 Block PIER AV    Petty Theft A female RP came into HBPD Station lobby to report the theft of $1100.00 taken from her residence. The female RP stated that a named subject was the only person that had been inside of her residence and suspects that subject took her money. RP is desirous of prosecution.




www.CrimeReports.com
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



Here are the latest crime reports to pass on to your neighbors.

 

Also, attached is a flyer announcing the next  Map Your Neighborhood disaster response training that Neighborhood Watch is offering on Tuesday, January 11 at 7 p.m. in the Police and Fire Community room. Please read the flyer for all the details and reserve a spot as soon as possible. We think that this is a great way to start off the New Year and for those of you that already have broken your new year's resolutions, it's not too late to make this a new one. We will help you keep it! For other great resolution ideas check out the attached Resolve to Be Ready in 2011 flyer. Happy Safe and Prepared New Year one and all!

 

Area 1

12/27/10 - 12/31/10                9:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.              Harkness St & Marine Av

(Attempted Theft of Vehicle) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street and returned to discover the driver's side keyhole had been punched, the steering column cover had been removed and the latch to the truck bed had been damaged. The ignition appeared to be tampered with, but was still intact. No suspects were seen or heard.

 

Area 3

12/23/10 - 12/27/10                7 a.m. - 8 a.m.                        2400 block of Laurel Av

(Residential Burglary from Garage) Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's laptop from the garage. Numerous people had been in and out of the garage during the time of the burglary.

 

Area 10

12/27/10 - 12/28/10                11:30 p.m. - 7 a.m.                 4300 block of Ocean Drive

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) took a book bag containing medication, an iPod, and charger from the victim's unlocked vehicle that was parked on the street.

 


 


Suspect in Holiday Robbery Arrested and Charged 


On December 29, 2010, Manhattan Beach detectives filed robbery charges with the Los Angeles County DA's Office, Whittier Branch, against Joshua Bates.  Bates was identified as the robber of the See's Candy store in Manhattan Village Mall on December 3rd.  

 
Around 7:30pm, Joshua Bates (32yrs) entered See's Candy while several customers were inside.  Bates approached the cashier, reached for his waistband as if he had a gun and told the cashier that he was robbing the store.  Fearing for her life, the cashier complied by giving Bates an undisclosed amount of cash.  He was last seen fleeing the area in a light blue SUV.  Responding officers checked the area and conducted a crime scene investigation, which resulted in a collection of latent prints from items Bates had handled.  Those prints were later positively identified as belonging to Bates, who was on parole from prison where he was serving time for previous robberies.  It was also discovered that Bates was wanted for parole violations, which included failure to check into his Montebello residence.

 

In addition, during the investigation and through collaboration with other agencies, MBPD found that Whittier Police Department was also investigating similar robberies.  Whittier detectives were able to identify Bates using photographic line-ups. 

 

On December 7th, a Fugitive Task Force (Multi-Agency) went to Bates' home where he ultimately barricaded himself inside.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau (SWAT) subsequently arrived, deployed gas into the residence and took him into custody.  Bates is suspected in as many as seven robberies throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.

 

At this time, there is no picture available as Bates is currently under investigation by other agencies.  Currently, Bates is facing 6 counts of robbery charges.

 

 

Area 1

12/17/10- 12/22/10                  8:30 p.m. - noon                     1500 block of Wendy Way

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a bag containing hockey equipment from the vehicle which may have accidentally been left unlocked.

 

Area 3

12/28/10                                  7 a.m. - 10 a.m.                      900 block of 17th St

(Theft from Yard) Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's portable basketball hoop from his driveway.

 

Area 7

12/26/10 - 12/27/10                7 p.m. - 9 a.m.                        200 block of 33rd St

(Theft from Yard) Unknown suspect(s) stole ten potted plants from the front yard of the victim's residence.

 

Area 9

12/27/10                                  7:50 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.              800 block of Rosecrans

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim's vehicle was parked in the driveway for a short time when unknown suspect(s) sawed off the catalytic converter.



Stay safe,

Sally

Sally Rendler
Police Administrative Clerk
P: (310) 802-5184 
E: srendler@citymb.info


 



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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

A recent Los Angeles Times news story reported two deaths resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning.  The cause of the poisoning was the use of a natural gas oven for heating.  The cold weather forces us to spend more time indoors and stay warm.  This increases our risk to carbon monoxide poisoning. The colorless and odorless gas can render you unconscious before you realize you're in trouble.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers ways to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:

    • Don't use your gas stove or oven as a replacement for a heater.
    • Don't use charcoal grills or camping stoves indoors.
    • Don't leave a vehicle running inside a garage.
    • Make sure your vents are clear.
    • It's a good idea to invest in a carbon monoxide detector.

Nausea, vomiting, chest pains and confusion are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.  You should seek medical attention if you suspect you've been poisoned.





IN THE NEWS...





Interstate 5 back in business

Recent storms have put parts of California well ahead of normal rain and snow levels. Downtown Los Angeles had recorded 12.28 inches of precipitation since the start of the rain year, which begins each July 1. That's 8.23 inches more than normal for this time of year.

A mother's Christmas miracle

Jimi Norberg didn't look.
He could see that the wallet lying on the ground outside a Wendy's restaurant in Hawthorne Dec. 20 contained cash, but he didn't look through it to see how much.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_16986776?IADID=Search-www.dailybreeze.com-www.dailybreeze.com

Forecasters predicting $4 a gallon gas this summer

TAMPA - Three dollars a gallon for gasoline may start to sound good by comparison this summer. With rising global demand for oil, gas could reach $4 a gallon in the coming months in some states, according to fuel forecasters. ...

"A dollar more per gallon isn't that much, probably about $750 more per year for each motorist, but there's a psychological aspect to gas prices," he said. "People are going to be up in arms about this."
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40888285

Protests intensify in Bolivia over gasoline prices

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Protests against a sharp increase in fuel prices intensified and turned violent in Bolivia on Thursday, as thousands of demonstrators demanded President Evo Morales' government repeal the hike.
Demonstrators filled the streets in La Paz and other cities to protest the higher prices, which were announced suddenly on Sunday. Gasoline prices immediately soared by 73 percent and diesel prices went up by 83 percent, leading to a rapid increases in transport and food prices in the Andean country.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101231/ap_on_bi_ge/lt_bolivia_gasoline

Magnitude-7.1 quake shakes southern Chile

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, sending tens of thousands fleeing for higher ground for fear that it could generate a tsunami like the one that ravaged the coastline last year.
http://www.latimes.com/news/la-fgw-chile-earthquake3-20110103,0,2965163.story?track=rss


    UPCOMING EVENTS

Homeless Count 2011

The City of Hermosa Beach is participating in the Los Angeles County Homeless Count on January 26th, 2011. Volunteers are needed to assist by going through the city counting the number of homeless they observe. Volunteers need to be at the Clark Building at 8 PM. This should last about three hours.

Please go on-line to register to volunteer at http://theycountwillyou.org. You can sign up under team Hermosa Beach. For additional information you can call me at the below number.

Please distribute this to Neighborhood Watch, friends at work, and neighbors.

Thanks for your help.

Tom Thompson, Lieutenant
Support Services Division
Hermosa Beach Police Dept.
540 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 318-0336 office
(310) 318-0350 fax
tthompson@hermosapolice.org


Lifeguard Tower Panel Auction 

Own a piece of Hermosa Beach history! Lifeguard tower panels from the largest public art project in the US "Summer of Color" will be auctioned to our community on Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, Rm 7 from 6-9pm. Panels come in various sizes and are made of lightweight coroplast (weather resistant plastic foam core). They beautify any space....home or business... and come in fish, flower and shape patterns. Proceeds benefit the Hermosa Arts Foundation, Hermosa Beach Education Foundation and Portraits of Hope. Visit www.hbef.org to preview the panels for sale.

Please read flyer for additional details. If any questions or if you'd like to display a panel in your place of business please contact Diana Allen at 310-251-4117 or diana@candm.com.

SEE FLYER HERE


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 
 


 ATM SAFETY TIP

Be Cautious After Hours

Park in a well-lighted area and scan the site. If you see anyone or anything that makes you uncomfortable, find another ATM and report the situation to the police. If possible, take a trusted companion with you. Of all considerations, the most important is to be alert!

SKETCH: Man robs elderly Hermosa Beach woman

Police in Hermosa Beach are trying to identify a man who robbed an elderly woman of $400 she intended to give as Christmas gifts.


Special Note:


Please share with friends and have anyone with photos taken Christmas Eve around Pier/Hermosa Avenue email them to: Detectives@hermosapolice.org

 

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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.

 
 
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  - 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!


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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