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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 07/12/11
  

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~ National Night Out 2011
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~
:: RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS ~
:: Map Your Neighborhood ~ Train the Resident ~
:: CodeRED - Emergency Notification System for HB ~ UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO IF YOUR # CHANGED ~ ALERT LA County ~
:: HB Amateur (HAM) Radio Association ~
:: SURVIVAL KITS - FREE SHIPPING TO HB ~ PAL KITS
:: TAG YOUR UTILITY VALVES ~ Accurate Emergency Services ~
:: FOCUS ON SENIORS ~ NEW SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER ~ EMERGENCY FANNY PACKS AVAILABLE ~
:: COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS ONLINE NOW! ~
:: LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITE ~
:: CONTACT US AT HBNW ~

HBNW CRIME LOG 

MYN 1

 

 

 


 CRIME INFORMATION
    

 


Crime List: 2011-7-5 - 2011-7-11

 

 


Crime Type

Date/Time

Address

 Description

  


Theft07/07/2011 18:03:001200 Block HERMOSA AVGrand Theft Suspect takes the victim's dog.  After a phone call from Police, the suspect contacts dispatch and returns the dog.
Breaking & Entering07/08/2011 05:40:00500 Block MONTEREY BLVDBurglary A laptop computer and miscellaneous clothing were taken from a parked vehicle in the 400-Blk of Monterey Bl. The vehicle had its passenger side window and rear passenger side window smashed open. The female suspect in question could not be located. The victim is desirous of prosecution.
Theft07/08/2011 09:52:00700 Block 9TH STGrand Theft
Unknown suspect(s) stole victim's bikes by cutting the cable lock. Bikes are later discovered hidden behind a residence.
Breaking & Entering07/08/2011 17:45:00400 Block 28TH STBurglary
Synopsis: Two unknown suspects(s) entered Victim's residence and removed unknown items from inside the residence.
Assault07/09/2011 15:10:001300 Block HERMOSA AVAssault Suspect attacks victim during a
verbal dispute over a parking space.
Assault07/10/2011 13:45:00100 Block 31ST STAssault Boyfriend attacks pregnant
girlfriend with a knife.







    

www.CrimeReports.com
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.     
SAMPLE SOLICITOR PERMIT 
Traffic Alert car on street

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.
http://www.tbrnews.com/articles/2011/06/01/hermosa_beach_news/news10.txt
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  
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Courtesy of
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 info@mbcerta.org, 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 pass on to your blocks. Thank you!

 

Area 1

7/3/11 - 7/4/11            9 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.                   1600 block of 23rd St

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his vehicle in front of the residence and may have left it unlocked. Unknown suspect(s) took several pieces of clothing that had been on the back seat.

 

Area 4

7/4/11                          12:42 a.m.                               900 block of 11th St

(Information/Incident Report) The resident was awakened by the sound of their dog barking and discovered that several kitchen cabinets and drawers were open. It is believed unknown suspect(s) or animals entered the residence through a back door that was left open. Nothing was missing from the residence.

 

Area 6

7/1/11                          10:45 p.m.                               300 block of Highland Av

(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim's locked vehicle was parked behind the carport when the car alarm went off. A front passenger window had been smashed and an iPad was taken from the front passenger seat. A neighbor saw a male suspect run from the victim's vehicle and enter the front passenger door of a blue Corolla that had been parked in the 300 block of Crest Drive. The vehicle was driven southbound on Crest Drive, out of sight.   

 

Area 7

7/4/11 - 7/5/11            11 p.m. - 6:58 a.m.                 3300 block of The Strand

(Attempted Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) smashed a window of the residence with a large potted plant. No items were missing from the residence and it did not appear the suspect(s) actually gained entry.

 

Area 8

6/30/11 - 7/1/11          12 p.m. - 6 a.m.                      700 block of S. Herrin Av

(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's locked vehicle by unknown means and stole a portable GPS that had been in the center console.

 

Area 8

7/4/11                          3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.              1700 block of Voorhees Av

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim was unloading items from her vehicle and taking them in the house when unknown suspect(s) stole a pair of sunglasses, a bag of quarters and a work ID.

 

Stay safe,

Sally


 

Sally Rendler Police Administrative Clerk  

P: (310) 802-5184 
E: srendler@citymb.info

 

 

 

 

 

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

Courtesy of
Redondo Beach Neighborhood Watch and Police Department
 
 
Please follow the link below to learn about previously published weekly crime information.

http://www.redondo.org/depts/police/crime/weekly_crime_information.asp 
   

Click here to see CRIME STATISTICS  

RBPD Notification System:

http://local.nixle.com/city/ca/redondo-beach/ 
  
To subscribe to City of Redondo Beach e-zine service, please go to http://www.redondo.org/ezines/default.asp   


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FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER


HBFD

 

 

 

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.



Police, firefighters to train at Mira Costa

Manhattan Beach.

Anyone who sees a huge police and fire presence at Mira Costa High School starting next week shouldn't panic.

The Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach police and fire departments will join together to train for a possible "critical incident response" at the campus, located at 1401 Artesia Blvd.
The training - July 16, 22 and 23 - will simulate "active shooter" scenarios on the campus to test officers' and firefighters' responses.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/crimeandcourts/ci_18441227

FBI seeks 'Safari Bandit' after Redondo Beach, Santa Barbara bank robberies 

FBI investigators are trying to identify the so-called "Safari Bandit," who is wanted for robbing banks in Santa Barbara and Redondo Beach.


Coast Guard Rescues 15 Illegal Immigrants Stranded On Island Off Ventura

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 15 illegal immigrants stranded for three days on an island off Southern California.




FEMA rewrites disaster-relief playbook
thehill.com

"After the devastating tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri this spring, Fugate said, the first responders weren't officials in the affected communities; they were neighbors helping each other in the immediate aftermath of the storms."...

"In the case of the tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., early photos of the town's badly damaged hospital posted on Twitter and other social media sites showed Fugate the situation was more dire than expected, allowing him to make a faster decision on when to deploy federal resources."...

"Fugate said he's learned during his years of battling floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and wildfires at the local, state and now federal level that any agency's response is slowed mainly by a lack of information."

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Formidable Footprint

A Series of National Neighborhood Tabletop Exercises -  

Earthquake Exercise - July 30, 2011

 

http://t.co/dYd7flh

SIGN UP NOW!

The objective of the exercise series is for CERTs, Neighborhood Watch Programs, Neighborhood Associations, Community / Faith Based Organizations, Citizen Corps, Fire Corps and others to work as a team to become better prepared for the next disaster their community may face.



2011 National Night Out
 

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. and 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  

 

1. Liz I.  

2. Doris E.  

3. Dana G.  

4. Eric C.  

5. Beth P.  

6.  Pier Plaza


NNO 2009 Pic Hillcrest 

 

NNO 2009 Hillcrest PD ride 

 

  

 

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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STOP CRIME 
 

Residents please be aware...


Two recent reports from block captains

 

Man enters house  


I'd just like to give our block a heads up of an incident I was made of aware of this evening. This happened last week and was shared by the involved neighbor to another neighbor.

Neighbor, middle of the block, was upstairs and heard commotion and their dog barking downstairs.  Neighbor walked downstairs to find a man standing in her house.  He entered through an unlocked door.  She shouted at him and he turned and ran out.  This incident was unreported to HBPD.  I am going to email our HBNW Coordinator and make her aware and, in turn, make the PD aware.  The neighbor was also strongly encouraged to make their own report.  

The man was reported to be mid to later 20's, t-shirt, jeans, flip flops, buzzed hair, Caucasian and badly acned face.  A man who matches this same description was seen on our block for a couple of days after (not knowing about the prior incident), riding a high handle-bar beach cruiser, which he was storing between two houses at the end of our block.  He nor the bike has been seen for a few days.  These incidents will now be reported.  If you have any other sightings of this individual or any related experience, please pass along.  And please call in a report.

And I cannot stress this enough - if you have any strange occurrence and don't consider it a 9-1-1 call, don't forget there is a NON-EMERGENCY line for HBPD (310) 524-2750.

Be safe, everyone.  If we keep it obvious that we are watching our street as a whole, it will continue to be the safest street in Hermosa!

Block Captain

Also...


Alley between Longfellow & 30th St - 600/700 block

Over the past several weeks some teens have been doing drugs in the alley
between Longfellow and 30th Street 600/700 block area. Vehicle is an early
90's Ford Bronco (possible Plate #: 2SGV979) with an open bed (cab removed).
They have been warned by several residents to not come back, but they keep
coming back anyway. Usually weekdays around 5 to 6pm.  Please keep your eyes
open for this vehicle and call the police if you see it parked in your alley. A photo is attached.

Police Non-Emergency #: 310-524-2750

Block Captain

suspicious vehicle




crime divider


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 
310-524-2750
 
  
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.  

 
 

HB Disaster Preparedness Logo

 
Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed                                                                


Your Role                           emergency- pyramid   

All of us need to take a role in helping to protect each other and our families and friends in the event of an emergency.

 

All of us have a central role in the "emergency pyramid."

http://readyoc.org/ready/your-role.html

 

 

 

 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.



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 
 
 Map Your Neighborhood Logo

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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CodeRED
  

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

Hermosa Beach: Did you get your CodeRed Alert call, text and email about the Tsunami Advisory?  

 

If not, sign up here now to get future emergency alerts.   

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

 



 

 

 

ALERT LA County Logo

 

 

 

May be used to register your cell phone number, Voice over IP phone number, and e-mail address with the Alert LA County Emergency Mass Notification System.

Listed and unlisted land line telephone numbers are already included in the database and do not need to be registered. 



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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: kenhartley@verizon.net



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
 
 
 Visit the HBARA website!


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SURVIVAL KITS
More Prepared Logo


Order your supplies TODAY! 


We want to help you get prepared! 


 Hermosa Beach residents receive FREE SHIPPING TO HB. 

Enter HB2007 at checkout.



Also now available



PAL Kit™ - prepackaged personal protective equipment (PPE) for protection while evacuating or sheltering in place during an emergency

Click on PAL Kit above for flyer and special offer


 
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.

Utility 1

 

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!

FANNY PACK EMERGENCY KIT

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.  

 
To receive a kit, please contact tracy@saferhermosabeach.com or call Tracy at 310-374-1828.

 
DON'T MISS A MEETING
SEE ONLINE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 


City Council & All Commission meeting media clips are arranged by date, with the most recent at the top of the list. Click Video to view the meeting with documents, or Agenda / Minutes to see just the documents. You can also search the archives by typing keywords into the Search box.
 

 
PHONE NUMBERS
WEBSITES
 
310-524-2750
 
310-318-0360
 
310-376-2479
 
310-318-0239
 
 

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CONTACT INFORMATION
 
 
HBNW phone:
310-374-1828