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CRIME TYPE DATE ADDRESS DESCRIPTION
Breaking & Entering 2011-03-14 400 Block MONTEREY BLVD Burglary Suspect takes victim's bike from secured parking garage.
Theft 2011-03-14 300 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY Petty Theft Juvenile Suspect enters store with his mother and brother. Suspect takes Ipod while his mother speaks with Victim.
Theft 2011-03-14 500 Block PIER AV Petty Theft While waiting for the Metro Blue Line train, unknown suspect(s) take victim's purse from her opened shoulder bag.
Theft 2011-03-14 100 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY Petty Theft Suspect enters store, loads items into a hand-held shopping basket, then puts basket into a black plastic bag and flees.
Theft 2011-03-17 500 Block PIER AV Grand Theft Ex-boyfriend requests an information report regarding a civil matter between ex-girlfriend.
Assault 2011-03-18 MANHATTAN AV & PIER AV Assault A female victim was hit in the face with a closed fist by a male subject during an incident that occurred at the corner of Pier Avenue and Manhattan Avenue. The male subject along with 3 other male subjects left the scene and went into a residence where they were later contacted by HBPD. Female victim is desirous of prosecution.
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.
MBNW CRIME LOG
Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department
Sally Rendler Police Administrative Clerk P: (310) 802-5184
Crime Stoppers Information
Also, Mira Costa School Resource Officer John Loy is looking for some volunteers to help out with the "Every 15 Minute" program at the high school on Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3. Some of you may remember seeing this very powerful and moving video about the dangers of teenage drinking and driving that we featured at our NW fall meeting a few years ago.
We realize this is a bit early, but Officer Loy is hoping to get a list started. We do not have any other details as of this moment, but we will keep you posted. If you are interested, please let me know and we will relay the information. Thank you kindly.
Here are the latest crime reports to pass on. Thank you.
Please also see the attached Bulletin regarding suspects wanted in connection with a purse that was stolen from Ralph's Market. Credit cards were then used at Target. If you have any information regarding this, please contact Detective Peterson at (310) 802-5132. Thank you.
TARGET FRAUD BULLETIN
3/16/11 - 3/17/11 8 p.m. - 10 a.m. 1500 block of Marine Av
(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the rear passenger window on the locked vehicle that was parked in front of the residence and stole a backpack that had been left on the rear seat. The backpack contained a lap top computer, cash and miscellaneous papers. No suspects were seen or heard.
3/9/11 - 3/10/11 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. 500 block of 13th Street
(Vandalism to Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) carved words using an unknown sharp tool on the windshields of three different vehicles that were parked overnight. Similar incidents were reported in the 1300 block of N. Ardmore and the 1100 block of Fisher Avenue. No suspects were seen or heard.
3/13/11 - 3/14/11 6 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. 600 block of 9th Street
(Burglary to Vehicle) The locked vehicle was parked on the street when unknown suspect(s) entered it by unknown means, ransacked it and stole an iPod and GPS device.
3/13/11 - 3/14/11 6 p.m. - 9 a.m. 2700 block of Highland Ave.
(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a backpack containing a laptop computer, passport and a camera from an unlocked vehicle that was parked on the street in front of the residence.
3/4/11 - 3/8/11 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 100 block of 27th Place
(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) punched the driver's side door lock on the Tahoe that was parked on the street and stole the third row seats.
3/13/11 - 3/14/11 4 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. 3600 block of Pine Ave
(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim parked the locked car on the street in front of the residence and returned to find unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle and stole a wallet containing several items, and a radio remote control device from the center console.
3/14/11 10:12 a.m. 3600 block of Poinsettia Ave
(Attempted Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) attempted to kick open the victim's front door and fled the scene undetected. Prior to that, the victim had observed a female Hispanic knock on the front door of the residence and then leave. The female suspect had long black hair in a ponytail, with a thin build, 5'4" to 5'5", and was wearing dark colored clothing.
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FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER
CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY
Now that we have sprung forward an hour, it is time to change the batteries in our smoke alarms. Properly operating smoke alarms are responsible for saving many, many lives over the years. The key words, though, are "properly operating". In order for smoke alarms to do their job, they need a battery power supply. Even hard-wired smoke alarms have battery back-ups in case of power failure.
So, please take a moment to change the batteries in all of your smoke alarms and test them monthly.
City of Hermosa Beach officials were made aware at about 01:30 in the morning of the 11th that a major earthquake had struck Japan and that tsunami advisories and warnings had been issued for the United States. City officials monitored the situation throughout the night, especially watching how the tsunami would affect Hawaii as an indication of what could occur here.
At approximately 03:00, the Fire Chief and Police Chief participated in a conference call with County officials (including from San Luis Obispo and Orange) and cities affected by the tsunami in our area. A follow-up conference call at 06:30 reviewed the data from Hawaii. The City Manager, Fire Chief, and Police Chief continued to monitor the situation throughout Friday.
Fortunately, our region was spared any significant damage.
IN THE NEWS...
A letter from Chief Savelli
...the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant failure in Japan.
Notice about CodeRed
Have you changed your contact information?
A number of telephone calls and emails did not go through because people either changed their number or email or entered the number or email incorrectly. Anyone that has changed their telephone number or email should go to the cities web page (www.hermosabch.org) and re-enter their information. Everyone entered into the Code Red system should have received a telephone call, text message, and an email about the tsunami advisory. If you did not get all three, some of the information may need to be updated.
Lt. Tom Thompson
Sunday's storm set rainfall records for that date in various parts of Los AngelesCounty, and it also was the wettest March day ever recorded at PalmdaleAirport, the National Weather Service reported...
Downtown Los Angeles, with 2.42 inches, compared with the previous record of 1.48 inches in 1943;
Los Angeles International Airport, with 2.36 inches, compared with 1.04 inches in 1992. Yesterday was the third-wettest March day ever at LAX.
Fish clean-up was team effort
While it pales in comparison to the horrific scenes of devastation we see in Japan, we had our own little emergency here in the South Bay last week that could have been much worse if not for the teamwork of our city staff and local volunteers.
Most of you have already heard of the over 100-plus tons of sardines that suddenly died in a section of King Harbor in Redondo Beach. If we had not removed the bulk of this incredible mass of dead fish within days, we would have been dealing with a much bigger problem for many months to come.
We really don't know what would have happened, but our harbor would have been closed for a long time.
I'm proud and happy to say King Harbor is back open now in less than a week. This was only possible through the team effort of the 700 volunteers that showed-up over a six-day period, the professionalism of the Redondo Beach city staff, Redondo Beach Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT), and the local businesses that donated food, water, buckets and parking space for all the volunteers.
Spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Game, Andrew Hughan, was quoted in an Associated Press article saying, "It's the best disaster management that I have ever seen."
Tsunami surge deals blow to struggling Calif. town
About 20 miles south, the family of a 25-year-old Oregon man combed the beach looking for signs of him. Authorities say Dustin Weber was swept away as he and two friends photographed the waves.
"He just didn't respect the ocean and didn't understand the tsunami," his father, Jon Weber, said. "The (first surge) hit about 7:30. It was the second wave that hit at 9:30 that got him."
"I think he expected the wave to come out of the ocean, but it didn't. It came down the shore," he said.
More expensive food means people have less money for the casual spending that helps the economy grow and create jobs. And it adds to growing concerns about inflation down the road, still a worry two years after the Great Recession.
Triage Training March 23
This is the final notice for the classroom triage training class offered on Wednesday March 23, 2011.
This training will be held in the Community Room of the MBFD located at 400 15th Street Manhattan Beach CA 90266 from 6-9 pm. This training is offered to all CERT members; parking, both free and metered, is available; refreshments will be provided.
There is still room and it is not too late to sign up. Those interested must RSVP only to email@example.com. In your response kindly state your name and CERT organization.
We look forward to seeing you at this important training event.
BCJCO (Beach Cities Joint CERT Organization)
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Time: 09:00AM - 02:00PM Where: Beach Cities Health District
514 N. Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Learn resuscitation techniques, response to cardiac arrest and how to assist non-breathing individuals. Participants will receive a certification card that is valid for two years.
Wednesday April 13
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's
"Purple Stride LA 2011"
This is an awareness fund-raising walk and will be taking place on May 14th 2011 at The Plaza at El Segundo and The Lakes Golf Course.
For more info contact:
Dyan S. Kaufman, PhD
(310) 798 7004 vm
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.
Ham Radio Info:
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What are the steps I should take if I'm a victim of identity theft?
If you are a victim of identity theft, take the following four steps as soon as possible, and keep a record with the details of your conversations and copies of all correspondence.
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JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AND SHOP IN TOWN
SUPPORT OUR PIER AVENUE RETAILERS
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.
Blue Rose Boutique
Bow Wow Boutique
C'Est La Vie
Crème de la Crepe
Curious Gift & Furniture
Hermosa Lock and Safe
Mark of Excellence Hair Salon
New Orleans Cajun & Creole
Planet Earth Eco-Café
Mani Pedi Cutie!
Stars Antique Market
The Coastal Connection
The Massage Spot
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
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.
| 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
will hold block meeting in May.
|MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
READY THE RESIDENT
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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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.
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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!
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.
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