Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
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CRIME TYPE DATE ADDRESS DESCRIPTION
Theft 2011-03-26 700 Block PIER AV Petty Theft An unidentified suspect entered the CVS pharmacy and stole personal hygiene items worth $385.88 dollars. The suspect left the store without paying for the items and then fled on foot southbound on Pacific Coast Highway.
Theft 2011-03-26 100 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY Grand Theft An unidentified suspect entered the CVS pharmacy and stole cosmetic items worth $1,386.56 dollars. The suspect left the store without paying for the items and fled to an unknown location.
Breaking & Entering 2011-03-21 500 Block PIER AV Burglary Unknown suspect(s) steals victim's sunglasses from his unlocked car.
Theft of Vehicle 2011-03-21 600 Block CYPRESS AV Auto Theft Suspect gains entry into building, steals vehicle.
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MBNW CRIME LOG
Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department
Sally Rendler Police Administrative Clerk
Crime Stoppers Information
Here are several crime reports to pass on to your blocks. In two of these there are descriptions of the suspects, thanks to aware witnesses. If you have any information regarding any of the crimes, please let the police know. Thank you.
3/20/11 6:40 a.m. 1500 block of 8th St
(Attempted Theft from Vehicle) The victim had been out for a jog when he returned to his residence and notice a subject in his driveway near the open driver's side door of the victim's vehicle. The victim yelled at the subject and began chasing him, but lost sight of him. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic adult, in his early 20s with a thin mustache, wearing a black hooded jacket, black hat and dark pants, carrying a large black back pack. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.
3/18/11 - 3/21/11 6 p.m. - 7:34 a.m. 600 block of N. Ardmore Av
(Burglary to Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the rear window of the victim's vehicle that was parked on the street and stole a back pack full of old clothes.
3/23/11 10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. 300 block of 9th St
(Attempted Residential Burglary) A witness reported seeing a suspicious male subject leave his neighbor's property via a side gate. The suspect was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his face, and he ran to and entered a black 2 door coupe with no licenses plates. What appeared to be fresh pry marks were found on a door leading to the garage which leads to the house, but entry to the house was not made.
3/18/11 - 3/22/11 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. 300 block of 4th St
(Burglary to Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) slashed the victim's convertible top, opened the trunk and stole the victim's golf clubs. The vehicle was locked and parked on the street.
3/14/11 5:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. 3500 block of Oak Av
(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's residence through an open bathroom window, ransacked the bedroom and fled with several stolen items, out the backdoor of the residence. Items taken included jewelry, a bottle of change and a box of checks.
3/22/11 - 3/23/11 8 p.m. - 9 a.m. 4100 block of Crest Dr
(Burglary to Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the front passenger window on the vehicle that was parked on the street and stole a laptop bag that contained clothing.
P: (310) 802-5184
"Every 15 Minute" program
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.
Crime Stoppers Information
Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.
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Redondo Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department
Click here to see CRIME STATISTICS
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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...
Erroneous "Triangle of Life" Theory circulating again
Copp's advice runs counter to what professional emergency managers and organizations recommend, which is"Drop, Cover, Hold On". He is not well-regarded for the mis-information he has fed the public. Individuals should refer to professional organizations, such as CalEMA, FEMA, American Red Cross, etc., for their emergency preparedness information (definitely not from Copp).
Captains, be sure to forward to your blocks.
DOUGLAS COPP - WORSE THAN URBAN LEGEND: DANGEROUS ADVICE!
AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD ADVICE FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY
Recently many well-meaning people, wanting to be safe have unwittingly fallen victim to Douglas Copp, and his "Earthquake Tips". If you took the time to read Copp's advice and you thought it might have some merit, or if you passed it on to anyone else, please read this and pass this back up
or down the lines. If you haven't, and just want a few good tips for earthquake safety you can skip all the way to #7 and #8.
West Coast unprepared for inevitable tsunami
The message that has to be driven home for coastal residents, he said, is there are just a few keys to surviving a tsunami, including the importance of getting to higher ground and staying there, even if your family is scattered. It's also important to find a way to hoof it to higher ground - rather than trying to drive and dealing with gridlock - while also designating someone on solid ground as the family contact point.
As part of "Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness Week" in Los AngelesCounty, here is a Tsunami Awareness video with facts and safety tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Consumer spending rose in February at the fastest pace in four months, but a big part of the increase went to cover higher gas prices.
LATAKIA, Syria - Gangs of young men, some armed with swords and hunting rifles, roamed Sunday through the streets of a Syrian seaside city, closing alleys with barricades and roughly questioning passers-by in streets scarred by days of anti-government unrest.
Saturday, April 30 · 9:00am - 5:00pm
There will be an AM and PM session with booths open the entire time.
Journey of Faith
1243 Artesia Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA
Hosted at Journey of Faith, this seminar will be free to the community. Come listen and learn from experts and vendors of how to prepare your home and your family for any major disaster, what to do during it and how to survive the aftermath. We will have local fire departments, emergency kit vendors, seismic and tsunami experts, and many booths for you to learn about everything related to disaster-proofing your home and family. You won't want to miss this seminar!
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:
AMATEUR RADIO CLASS VIDEOS
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HB Community Center incident near basketball gym bathrooms
Have all children accompanied by an adult when going to the restroom at the Community Center
Bugsy Malone cast parents--
Please read the email below what I wrote.. It was sent out to the Hermosa Basketball league, which also uses the HB Community Center. Everyone please always be careful! Family Theatre, Inc.'s policy is that our staff, parent volunteers and interns escort kids to the restrooms. We do not use the South Wing (by Basketball gym). We prefer to use the downstair restrooms or the ones closest to the theatre (but not while a production is going on..). Random people are not supposed to roam around in the Community Center (according to HBCC staff). People should not be in the building unless they have business there. However, sadly, that doesn't seem to stop them. Please keep an eye out!
~Suzanne & Craig (see below)
I received this message from the Community Center, please forward on to the
coaches & ask them to forward to the parents.
I wanted to bring it to your attention that there was an incident reported last
night at the Community Center. I do not have specific details, but an
individual child was approached by a man in the south wing bathrooms near the
gym. A police report was filed. We want to have you spread the word with your
organization to make sure that children going to the restrooms, especially at
night, are accompanied by an adult. The Community Center is a very public place
with doors that are open and near Pacific Coast Highway. We would like to avoid
any further incidents.
BE A TREND SETTER
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 a 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.
SIGN UP FOR CODE RED
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
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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: email@example.com
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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