Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
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HBNW CRIME LOG
Crime List: 2011-6-21 - 2011-6-27
Crime Date/Time Address Description Agency
|Theft||06/21/2011 02:32:00||800 Block HERMOSA AV||Two females are confronted by an intoxicated M/W/A, who began to push one of the females. The suspect took his shirt off and pushed his chest out. The other female dropped her purse and pushed the male suspect with both hands. The suspect then picked up the girls purse and ran. He then dropped it two blocks away when he realized he was being chased. The purse and all its contents was recovered the suspect ran away.||Hermosa Beach Police Department|
|Robbery||06/24/2011 02:01:00||2600 Block HERMOSA AV||Two females are confronted by an intoxicated M/W/A, who began to push one of the females. The suspect took his shirt off and pushed his chest out. The other female dropped her purse and pushed the male suspect with both hands. The suspect then picked up the girls purse and ran. He then dropped it two blocks away when he realized he was being chased. The purse and all its contents was recovered the suspect ran away.||Hermosa Beach Police Department|
|Breaking & Entering||06/24/2011 18:30:00||500 Block PIER AV||Unknown suspect(s) entered into the victim's vehicle and removed her purse. Unknown suspect(s) also used the victim's bank account information to purchase goods and services with out the victim's permission. The victim is desirous or prosecution||Hermosa Beach Police Department|
|Theft||06/25/2011 10:12:00||1 Block PIER PZ||Petty Theft Roommate took property|
|Hermosa Beach Police Department|
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Hermosa Beach PD Facebook Page
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This is a SAMPLE COPY of what a SOLICITOR PERMIT looks like for your reference.
The city council agreed to form a subcommittee to tackle Prospect Avenue's hazardous driving. ...The council also asked the police department to focus its enforcement on Prospect Avenue.
NOTE: As learned in the NW Block Information Meetings the majority of the citations are given to Hermosa Beach residents in residential areas. Please make a full stop as directed in the DMV Handbook (p. 22)
so that it is not you that gets the next ticket. Please share with your neighbors and visitors that there will be increased enforcement on Prospect Ave.
"An eight-sided red STOP sign indicates that you must make a full "STOP" whenever you see a STOP sign. Stop before entering a crosswalk or at a white limit line."
Stop, look left, look right, then look left again.
MBNW CRIME LOG
Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department
Here are the latest crime reports.
Also, attached is the flyer announcing the next CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class led by the MB Fire Department that is starting on Tuesday, July 19. This series of trainings will meet Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting July 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for three consecutive weeks. The final class will meet Saturday August 6 from 8 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. Some of the many valuable topics covered include life-saving skills, light fire-fighting skills, rapid triage, first aid and transport, communication, and light search and rescue skills.
The class meets in the Public Works Training Room at 3621 Bell Ave., off Rosecrans Ave. Cost of the training is $60 per person to offset the cost of materials and expenses. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis with priority for those who live or work in MB.
For additional information or to sign up, please email CERT at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the website at www.MBCERTA.org or leave a message at (310) 802-5233. See the attached flyer for all the details.
6/20/11 - 6/21/11 5 p.m. - 8 a.m. 1800 block of Agnes Rd
(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim's locked vehicle (GMC Denali) was parked in front of the residence when unknown suspect(s) pried the front driver's side door handle and entered the vehicle. Suspect(s) took an iPod and the third row seat from the vehicle.
6/23/11 8 p.m. - 9:50 p.m. 200 block of 33rd St
(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the rear window of the locked vehicle that was parked adjacent to the garage and stole a work bag containing sunglasses and an iPad, and a projector.
6/15/11 - 6/16/11 8:15 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. 900 block of Highview
(Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked and locked her vehicle on the street and returned to discover unknown suspect(s) had pried the front driver's side door handle. Suspect(s) took the third row seat, clothing and an oxygen canister.
6/13/11 - 6/14/11 9 p.m. - 7:50 a.m. 700 block of 33rd St
(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a camera and Bluetooth headset from the unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway. The items had been in the front passenger area of the vehicle.
6/4/11 4:13 a.m. 600 block of 35th St
(Theft from Vehicle) The unlocked vehicle was parked on the street in front of the residence when unknown suspect entered the vehicle. Suspect stole the GPS, three cell phone cables and some change. A male suspect wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt was seen entering the vehicle and rummaging through it.
6/17/11 - 6/18/11 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. 200 block of Rosecrans Av
(Residential Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the closed, unlocked garage and took camera lighting equipment from a trunk.
Sally Rendler Police Administrative Clerk
P: (310) 802-5184
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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|RBNW / RBPD CRIME LOG
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
Enjoy a safe Fourth of July.
Messages from the Chiefs from previous years.
Police Chief Savelli
Summer is upon us! Fourth of July weekend is just around the corner and thousands are expected to arrive to celebrate the holiday in Hermosa Beach.
High visibility and quick responses by our officers are essential to maintaining peace and safety during the busy holiday weekend. Due to the fact the streets will be crowded with visitors and their vehicles; we ask that every resident maximize the parking, using their garages and driveways. If parking on the street, be sure to obey all signs and park as close to the curb as possible, this ensures emergency vehicles can get through our streets safely and quickly.
Remember alcohol consumption and possession is illegal on the Beach, Strand and other public places such as the Plaza, streets and in the parks.
For those having block, rooftop or home parties this 4th of July,
please be sure to monitor your guests as we have experienced groups of youths who will "crash" the party (uninvited guests) and become violent upon being confronted or asked to leave.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please email me at email@example.com.
Chief of Police
Fire Chief Lantzer
As the 4th of July weekend approaches please remember that all fireworks are illegal in the City of Hermosa Beach.
This includes sparklers, which many consider to be so harmless they allow children to handle them on their own. However, sparklers cause 16% of all fireworks injuries (33% of all fireworks injuries in children 5 years and younger) according to the National Council on Fireworks Safety.
The increased staffing is provided to respond to the greatly increased call volume (which is two to three times of normal on the 4th of July) and to aid in the detection of illegal fireworks use.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!
BBQ General Safety Tips
- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
- The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
- Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
- Never leave your grill unattended.
· Propane Grills
Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year. Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak will release bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department.
If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill.
· Charcoal Grills
There are several ways to get the charcoal ready to use. Charcoal chimney starters allow you to start the charcoal using newspaper as a fuel.
- If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never add charcoal fluid or any other flammable liquids to the fire.
- Keep charcoal fluid out of the reach of children and away from heat sources.
- There are also electric charcoal starters, which do not use fire. Be sure to use an extension cord for outdoor use.
When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.
IN THE NEWS...
Another Valley student is trailed by an unknown suspect
For the second time in less than a month, a Hermosa Valley student was followed by an unknown suspect. But this time, the child was spoken to as the suspect tried to lure her into his vehicle. ...
"It's just a matter of kids being more aware of their surroundings," Newlin said. "We go through all the steps to keep them as safe as possible - never talk to strangers, never get in a car, walk in groups and be aware of your surroundings and situation."...
Police Chief Greg Savelli said parents and children need to know what to do when approached by a stranger and have a plan. He said always have a neighbor or business to run into and call the police first so they can immediately catch the suspect, as opposed to phoning parents first who might misinterpret the suspect's identification and by that time, the suspect could be out of the area. He said getting a call "third-hand" with a suspect's description isn't ideal.
Chased from their homes by rising floodwaters and bunking with friends, clergymen Mike Johnson and Mike Pancoast did what seems to come naturally to folks around here: They hopped into a car and headed for a nearby town to help others evacuate.
As if parking wasn't enough of a headache in Hermosa Beach, police say they caught a man posing as a parking attendant at a city lot, telling motorists the meters are out of order, and collecting fees.
Report: Hospitals could be hardest-hit by major quake
Southern California's next "Big One" could cause enough economic damage to dwarf the losses suffered during Hurricane Katrina, and hit the health care industry the hardest, according to a report released Tuesday. ...
Businesses are encouraged to establish backup suppliers, especially from local sources, and review their building safety codes. ...
Transportation and communications also might be severely impacted, Jones said.
"The bottom line is, an earthquake like this will affect an extra-high percentage of our business and put our jobs and economy at risk," Jones said. "We're not telling you to scare you about the quake, but encourage all businesses to get ready for it, be able to be resilient to it.
"To be able to reopen quickly is going to affect the quality of life for all of us."
I-405 SEPULVEDA PASS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Full closure of the I-405 freeway beginning
July 15, through July 18, 2011.
Metro is currently improving the I-405 freeway through the Sepulveda Pass to add a northbound HOV lane. Part of the project scope necessitates the demolition and reconstruction of the Mulholland Bridge. The bridge will be demolished one half at a time. The first demolition is scheduled for the weekend of July 16-17, 2011. The second demolition will occur one year later.
The entire 53-hour closure of the 405 freeway will be managed through an incident command post headed by LAFD/LAPD/CHP/ Caltrans/Metro.
Your first line for information is the project website:www.metro.net/405.
2011 National Night Out - Registration is Open!
Hermosa Beach residents are encouraged to join us this year for the 29th Annual National Night Out, America's Night Out against crime. This year's event will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 between the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please register with Tracy for a chance to receive a visit from Neighborhood Watch, Police, Fire and Public Works.
For more information on this nationwide event visit www.nationalnightout.org
Participating Block Captains
(Limit 6 Blocks)
1. Liz I.
2. Doris E.
3. Dana G.
4. Eric C.
5. Beth P.
MB CERT Training <-- see flyer for more details
Tuesday and Thursday, July 19th and 21st 1830 to 2130 (6:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
Tuesday and Thursday, July 26th and 28th 1830 to 2130 (6:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
Tuesday and Thursday, Aug 2nd and 4th 1830 to 2130 (6:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
Saturday August 6th 0800 to approx. 1630 (4:30 PM) for the practical exercise
Classes will be held at the Public Works Training Room, 3621 Bell Ave., Off Rosecrans Ave.
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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Be an observant neighbor. If you see someone that makes you feel "something just is not right" call into the non-emergency number and describe the behavior and the person to dispatch.
Remember, you are not bothering the police. That is what they are here for. They will prioritize the call. If it turns out to be nothing, you have then drilled or practiced what to do when you need to make the call that really counts.
Train your children to do this as well.
HB Non-Emergency Dispatch - 310-524-2750
Program it into your family phones now.
Call 911 when a serious or life threatening situation occurs.
LOCK YOUR VEHICLE DOORS AND DON'T LEAVE VALUABLES IN VIEW.
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
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.
Thank you Eric for holding a preparedness Map Your Neighborhood Training with your block.
Also attending were Chief Lantzer, myself, Al Benson (EPAC) and Jan Brittain (HBCERT).
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
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
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