Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
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HBNW CRIME LOG
CRIME TYPE DATE ADDRESS DESCRIPTION
Breaking & Entering 2011-04-20 2000 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY Burglary Victim awoke to two persons in her apartment at 0130 hours.
Theft 2011-04-21 1 Block PIER PZ Grand Theft Suspect withdrew $5800 from victim's account without his permission.
Breaking & Entering 2011-04-22 1 Block PIER PZ Burglary Unknown person(s) entered the victims residence through the rear door (no signs of forced entry), and stole the listed items.
Breaking & Entering 2011-04-22 1 Block PIER PZ Burglary Two male juvenile subject's walk into business, forced open the cash register and took approximately $100.00 in cash. One of the male juvenile subjects was contacted by a store clerk and $40.00 was recovered. Both male juvenile subjects then left the scene. The business is desirous of prosecution.
Theft 2011-04-23 1 Block PIER PZ Grand Theft Unknown male and female suspect's take victim's unattended purse inside of Lighthouse Bar. Crime is caught on video surveillance system. Value of items taken is in excess of $3,000.
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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
Hi Block Captains,
Here are the latest crime reports to pass on to your blocks.
Also, please see the attached press release and flyer for the DEA National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. you will be able to turn in any unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal at the Manhattan Beach Police Department, no questions asked. Please see the attached press release and flyer for more information or contactwww.dea.gov.
4/18/11 11:30 p.m. 1200 block of Manhattan Beach Bl
(Robbery) The adult male victim was riding his skateboard eastbound on MBB when he observed a dark blue Chevy Impala pull up next to him. Three male Hispanic suspects (18-26yrs) exited the vehicle's backseat and approached the victim. One suspect produced a knife and and the suspects removed a wallet and cell phone from the victim's pants. They grabbed the skateboard and got back in the vehicle which left eastbound on MBB out of sight. The victim called the police when he returned home at 1:34 a.m.
4/15/11 10:12 a.m. The Strand & Marine Av
(Incident report) Officers responded to a call of a woman who was pointing a gun at passersby on the bike path (Strand/Marine). Citizens struggled with her and detained her until units arrived. The gun was an unloaded BB gun, which looked like a .45 caliber handgun. The female was subsequently transported to Harbor General Hospital for evaluation
4/13/11 - 4/14/11 9 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 20th Pl and Highland Av
(Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the victim's locked vehicle by prying open a rear window. Suspect(s) took a coin box and case of CDs from the vehicle.
4/19/11 2:51 p.m. 4100 block of Highland Av
(Stolen bicycle) The victim's unsecured bike was taken from outside the garage while the victim was moving into the location. No suspects were seen or heard.
And finally, one of our block captains sent the following to their block after the NW Spring meeting last week. It speaks for itself.
The police told us at a meeting last week that 80% of our crimes in the City can be prevented if we:
- Lock our cars
- Keep valuable out of sight in locked cars or better yet, bring them in the house.
- Close and lock our garages.
- Lock our doors to our homes.
Simple measures and excellent results.
These are the latest crime reports to pass on to your blocks. Thank you.
4/3/11 - 4/4/11 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. 1400 block of 12th St
(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim parked and locked his truck on the street. When he returned he discovered the tailgate was ajar and several military items that had been in the bed of the truck under a cover were gone. Unknown suspect(s) used an unknown pry tool to defeat the locking mechanism on the truck bed cover.
4/8/11 - 4/11/11 4 p.m. - 8 a.m. 1500 block of 11th St
(Construction Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) forced open 2nd story sliding glass doors with an unknown pry tool. Nothing was taken from the residence which is under construction. Suspect was possibly scared away after activating the alarm system.
4/14/11 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 1400 block of Man. Beach Blvd
(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through a sliding window that does not lock properly and took several items from the bedroom including sunglasses, a computer and a safe containing several pieces of jewelry.
4/13/11 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 200 block of 15th St
(Theft from Yard) Unknown suspect(s) cut a bicycle lock which was securing three bicycles on the side of the residence and stole one of the bicycles. The victim stated it is the second bicycle to be stolen from his residence within the last month.
4/10/11 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. 2900 block of Manhattan Av
(Theft from Yard) Unknown suspect(s) stole a truck cover that was leaning against the garage door. On 4/13/11 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. unknown suspect(s) also stole two unsecured bicycles that had been on the side of the same residence.
Sally Sally Rendler Police Administrative Clerk
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
RBPD Notification System:
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FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER
IN THE NEWS...
Police arrest 5 suspects in north Torrance burglaries
Four men and a teenager suspected of committing a slew of home burglaries that have plagued residents in north Torrance and other Southern California neighborhoods for months have been put in jail, police said Wednesday.
GYPSY WATER SCAM (pdf)
Residential Burglary Bulletin from Torrance Police Department
Volunteers In Police Service
Hermosa Beach Police
HERMOSA BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT
is pleased to open applications for the program of VOLUNTEERS IN POLICE SERVICE.
Volunteers gain invaluable insights into our city's law enforcement system and how it works.
How To Get Involved
Interested in becoming a VIP? It's free, it's easy, and no experience is necessary. For more information, please send an email to Sgt. Jaime Ramirez. Or call the station at 310-318-0360. We'd love to talk to you.
Redondo Beach Citizen Police Academy
The Police Department is currently accepting applications for Class #33, starting on Wednesday August 25, 2010. Space is limited.
The purpose is to provide members of the community with a working knowledge of the police department along with the roles and responsibilities of its police officers. The goals of the program are accomplished through lecture, hands-on training, demonstrations and a ride-along with a police officer.
The participants will meet for three hours, one night per week for twelve weeks, in addition to a graduation night. The information covered includes police training, S.W.A.T., traffic, criminal investigation, K-9, gangs and narcotics.
There are Spring and Fall Citizen Police Academy sessions . If you or anyone you know might be interested in participating in this program, please complete the and return to the Community Policing Unit as directed on the application.
PG&E chief resigns in fallout from pipeline blast
SAN FRANCISCO - Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s top executive is stepping down following a "challenging year" that included a natural gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb that killed eight and left 38 homes destroyed, the company announced Thursday.
Emergency Preparedness Commission accepting applications
The city is accepting applications from community members for 3 upcoming openings on the Commission that will expire May 31, 2011.
This seven-member commission provides advice and recommendations to the Hermosa Beach City Council on how city residents can prepare and respond to emergencies.
Members must be residents of the city and will serve four-year terms. The commission meets regularly in the City Council Chambers at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every other month. The next meeting is May 2, 2011.
The deadline for applications to join the commission is May 3, 2011 at 6 p.m.
Click here ---> for the Commission Application
Go here to view previous EPAC Agenda/Minutes/Video
Saturday, April 30 · 9:00am - 4:00pm
There will be two identical 90 minute seminars hosted by experts such as the red Cross, local Fire Departments, Seismic Experts and Survival Trainers. These seminars will be at 10:00AM and again at 1:00PM.
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, the Red Cross and many booths for you to learn about everything related to "disaster-proofing" your home and family. You won't want to miss this expo!
There will be fun things for the entire family, food, bouncers, fire trucks... Q&A with experts, purchase emergency kits and other survival gear at discounted prices just for this expo!
For more info contact Jon Crowe or Vicky Gallion by emailing:
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
RB CERT training
Next scheduled class is Academy #45 scheduled for September 8 through October 27, 2011.
Go to RBCERTAA.org for details and application
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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GYPSY WATER SCAM (pdf)
Residential Burglary Bulletin from Torrance Police Department
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.
Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed
Up to a 20 Year Shelf Life
Weather Proof Bucket
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
|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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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.
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!
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.
DON'T MISS A MEETING
SEE ONLINE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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