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HBNW CRIME LOG
Crime List: 2011-6-28 - 2011-7-5
|Breaking & Entering||06/28/2011 07:42:00||400 Block 30TH ST||Burglary Suspect gains entry into|
unlocked garage and takes bicycle.
|Theft||06/28/2011 23:39:00||1 Block 9TH ST||Petty Theft|
A neighbor interrupted two suspects attempting to steal two bicycles. The suspects were able to cut the bike cable, but did not steal the bicycles.
|Breaking & Entering||06/29/2011 08:08:00||900 Block MONTEREY BLVD||Burglary|
Grand Theft of rent. Property manager confessed to stealing rent money from two locations along with signing a written confession stating the amount and locations money was taken.
|Breaking & Entering||06/29/2011 20:32:00||1 Block ST & MANHATTAN AV||Burglary|
Between 627/11 and 6/28/11, an unknown suspect entered the victims vehicle and stole her purse.
|Theft||06/30/2011 11:13:00||500 Block PIER AV||Grand Theft|
Victim's daughter and friend steal her jewelry before selling them for narcotics.
|Assault||06/30/2011 18:11:00||1 Block ST & PACIFIC COAST HWY||Assault|
A husband and wife had a verbal argument which turned into a physical fight where the husband received several substantial injuries. An off-duty Police Officer observed the fight and tried to intervene, but he was also attacked and battered by the wife. When additional on-duty uniformed Police Officers arrived, the wife continued to be combative and resisted Officers.
|Theft||07/01/2011 18:55:00||1600 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY||Petty Theft|
On 7/1/11 at approximately 1921 hours, the male suspect was arrested from 1600 Pacific Coast Highway for violation of 836(3) PC/496(a) PC and 466 PC.
|Assault||07/02/2011 02:15:00||2200 Block HERMOSA AV||Assault|
A male subject was pushed by another male subject as they passed each other in the 2200-Blk of Hermosa Ave. The victim fell over, landing on his back and head causing him to go unconscious due to the impact. The suspect was later contacted and identified. The victim was not desirous of prosecution.
|Assault||07/02/2011 22:22:00||1 Block PIER PZ||Assault|
Four females were involved in a confrontation inside Patrick Molloy's. Suspect hit victim and was escorted out of the club.
|Sexual Assault||07/03/2011 09:37:00||PIER PZ & THE STRAND||Rape|
The victim woke up in the bed of one of her friend's acquaintances while this acquaintance (the suspect) was having intercourse with her without her consent. She immediately fell back asleep (possibly due to having been drugged). She woke up later in the morning with the suspect having intercourse with her again. She then left the suspect's residence without incident. The victim is desirous of prosecution.
|Assault||07/03/2011 22:18:00||200 Block PIER AV||Assault|
Arrest: On Sunday 07-03-11 at approximately 2241 hours, Michael Anthony Palombo was arrested on Pier Plaza in front of Waterman's Bar for 243(d)(1)PC. Arrest without warrant for a felony not committed in the presence of a peace officer, based on the victim and witness statements, the victim's injuries and the cut to the right hand of the suspect. The arrest occurred in reference to a battery with serious bodily injuries that occurred in the intersection of Pier Avenue and Manhattan Avenue. Palombo was transported and booked into the HBPD jail for 243(d) PC.
|Robbery||07/04/2011 18:38:00||1 Block PIER PZ||Robbery|
Suspect and a friend of his take victim's phone & wallet by force. The wallet and phone are later returned but missing $200 from inside of it.
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.
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
This 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 email@example.com, visit the website at www.MBCERTA.org or leave a message at (310) 802-5233. See the attached flyer for all the details.
Here are the latest crime reports to send on to your blocks. Thank you.
6/26/11 - 6/27/11 4:30 p.m. - 8 a.m. 1600 block of Marine Av
(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's locked vehicle by unknown means and stole an iPod from the center console. The vehicle was parked in the driveway.
6/26/11 - 6/27/11 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. 1500 block of 21st St
(Theft from Vehicle) The unlocked vehicle was parked in the driveway when unknown suspect(s) entered it, stole cash and an iPod charger. Suspects also opened the garage door and looked through the victim's belongings but nothing appeared to be missing from the garage.
6/25/11 - 6/26/11 10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 1800 block of 6th St
(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked and locked his vehicle in the driveway and returned to discover the vehicle was gone. No suspects were seen or heard.
6/23/11 - 6/24/11 5 p.m. - 7:45 a.m. 1800 block of Laurel Av
(Theft from Vehicle) A laptop computer was stolen by unknown suspect(s) from the rear storage area of an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway.
6/26/11 - 6/27/11 1:30 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. 900 block of Highview Av
(Stolen Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's vehicle that was parked on the street.
6/27/11 - 6/28/11 8 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. 400 block of Marine Av
(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a purse and jewelry from an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the garage. The garage door was broken and didn't close properly.
6/29/11 3:14 a.m. 3000 block of N. Valley Dr
(Attempted Vehicle Burglary) The victim's locked vehicle was parked on the street in front of the residence when unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter the vehicle by punching the front driver's side door lock. A victim from a prior vehicle burglary scared away the suspects. The suspects fled in two separate vehicles in opposite directions on Valley Drive, out of sight.
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
IN THE NEWS...
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.REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Police in Redondo Beach are looking for a burglar who ran away after being surprised by his victim.
Authorities said the owner of the house on Goodman Avenue came home and found the burglary in progress.
The suspect jumped off a second-floor balcony and ran away.
Police dogs and a helicopter were brought in to look for the man, but the burglar was still at large as of Sunday.
If you have any information that could help investigators, you're urged to call Redondo Beach police at (310) 379-2477.
PG&E: San Bruno Pipeline Pressures Were Too High
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. officials say they were running some of the company's natural gas pipelines at pressures higher than what is recommended by federal safety authorities because the utility had wrongly classified its transmission lines.
Boat, 200 pounds of pot wash up on Rancho Palos Verdes beach
A federal investigation was under way Friday after a 25-foot boat and 200 pounds of marijuana were discovered at a rocky Rancho Palos Verdes beach.
Some Western summer tourist sites still have winter conditions
Ski poles are replacing fishing poles at popular hiking and camping spots where late-winter snowstorms blanketed Western mountains from the Rockies to the Sierra Nevada.
MALIBU (AP) - Immigration authorities have detained 10 suspected illegal immigrants in the Malibu area - part of a trend by Mexican smugglers to bring their human cargo farther north by boat.
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. Those that registered with Tracy will receive a visit from Neighborhood Watch, Police, Fire and Public Works on their block. The different Public Safety Teams will also be going to the Pier Plaza as part of the rotations.
For more information on this nationwide event visit www.nationalnightout.org
Participating Block Captains
(Limit 6 locations)
1. Liz I.
2. Doris E.
3. Dana G.
4. Eric C.
5. Beth P.
6. Pier Plaza
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
Things to add to your KitMost of you know this, but for those of you who do not or have never thought about it, most of you have a source of water readily available in your homes. It is found in your homes hot water heater.Your hot water heater contains 30 gallons or 50 gallons of water that can be used in an emergency.30 gallon trash bags can be used to hold in body heat by cutting a hole in the bottom and sides for your arms and head. Put the bag over your head like a sweater and the plastic will retain your body heat for a very long time.An inverted tuna can and a soup can with a few holes punched in the sides for air flow and a small candle can be used as an emergency stove to heat water in a metal cup.You can make instant coffee, instant soup or add a few tea bags for tea. The uses are endless so use your imagination.If you need to sterilize water, fill a five gallon container and add half a cup of chlorine bleach to the water and let it sit for an hour. The chlorine will kill anything harmful in the water and you have safe drinkable water.Always have a knife, dental floss and a spool of fishing line. The super lines are great. ( Like POWER PRO) A variety of sewing needles will pay handsome dividends as well.The dental floss can be used for thread as well as the fishing line or the fishing line can be used for anything that requires lashing things together. If you need an emergency rope you can spin a few strands together.Keep a water proof plastic or canvas tarp around as well. The uses are endless for one.and this is one item that could save your life too!Many of these items are small and can be kept in a 3 gallon coffee can for use when needed.Keep at least two boxes of wooden kitchen matches in your emergency kit too.Most clothes dryers have a lint trap in them. Gather the lint and keep a quantity of the stuff around. It makes excellent tinder if you have to start a fire.All these items should be a part of any Emergency Kit.Gary D. Vant
Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) - US Membership David Sweigert
A Few extras: coffee filters (to filter particles), funnels, small bottle of unscented bleach (8 drops per gallon to decon water) to kill bacteria, eye droppers for bleach, bag of "Pool Shock" to make chlorine solutions (look up correct amounts).
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 -
El Segundo CERT -
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.
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.
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