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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 07/19/11
  

   

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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 

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 CRIME INFORMATION
    

 

 

Crime List: 2011-7-12 - 2011-7-18   

 

 

 

Crime Type

Date/Time

Address

 Description

Theft of Vehicle07/12/2011 08:45:00900 Block PROSPECT AVAuto Theft Unidentified suspects stole the victim's vehicle and left another vehicle at the location of the theft which had been stolen from Huntington Park.
Theft07/17/2011 20:07:001 Block HERMOSA AVPetty Theft Suspect entered the Dusk to Dawn Liquor, and took a bottle of tequila without paying for it.  He ran out of the store with it and headed towards 2nd St and The Strand.  Suspect was detained for investigation, and the reporting party identified the suspect in a field show up.  Suspect was arrested for burglary 459 PC.      
Assault07/17/2011 23:54:001 Block PIER PZAssault
Suspect punched victim one time in the face without provocation. Witnesses confirmed what happened. 

  








    

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.

 

 

 

Hi everybody,

 

Here are the latest crime reports to pass on to your blocks.

 

Also, attached is a press release announcing the latest promotions at the Manhattan Beach Police Department, Captain Nan Rados and Lt. Steve Tobias. They will be officially sworn into their new ranks on Tuesday, July 19 at 4 p.m. during a ceremony in the Police/Fire Community room and you are invited to attend. Please see the press release for all the details.

 

Area 2

7/14/11                        5:14 a.m.                     1400 block of 10th St

(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim's locked vehicle was parked in the driveway when the car alarm was activated. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the rear driver's side window and took a purse that had been left on the seat.

 

Area 5

7/3/11 - 7/4/11            12 noon - 10 a.m.       100 block of Marine Av

(Stolen Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a bicycle that had been locked with a chain and padlock to a tree in the front yard.

 

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



July 4th Was Very Busy

 

 

July 4th was very busy again this year. But through the efforts of our dedicated fire

department personnel, we were able to meet the demands placed on us. The department

responded to 29 incidents on July 4th, which is five times our daily average.

 

Every July 4th, the fire department staffs an additional fire engine to help meet the

increased call load. Even with this additional unit, there were a couple of occasions when

we were in need of a paramedic unit and none were available in the entire South Bay.

We will try to address this for next year.

 

Another issue was the inability of any South Bay fire departments to staff their arson

investigator units. These units patrol and enforce the ban on fireworks. The fire

department received some complaints that this year's illegal fireworks activity was

much worse than in year's past. This is not surprising as the enforcement units (arson

investigators) were unable to be staffed.

 

 


 

IN THE NEWS...



 
  

   

 

Police, firefighters to train at Mira Costa

Manhattan Beach.

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
Police warn residents of man who approached girl near Torrance High

Police on Friday warned Torrance residents of a man who repeatedly walked up to a 14-year-old girl and asked her for her nationality.

 

Torrance police bust nets 8 arrests, more than a ton of marijuana 

 

Police recovered 2,648 pounds of marijuana and arrested Otto Gamalier Terrazas-Ruelas, 35, and Jose Ayala, 28, both of Culiacan, Mexico; Juan Carlos Ruelas, 26, of Sonora, Mexico; Jimmy Escobedo, 24, of Alhambra; George Alberto Armas, 31, Juana Alberto Moyeda, 21, and Eddie Escobedo, 27, all of Los Angeles; and Stephanie Yolanda Salazar, 22, of Baldwin Park.

 

  

7,500 earthquakes shake resolve in NZealand city  

 

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- It's been 10 months since the first big earthquake struck New Zealand's second-largest city. It's been nearly five months since a far more devastating one killed 181 people and crippled the downtown. And it's been just a few hours since yet another aftershock startled Christchurch residents during the night...

Cattermole and her family endured long stretches without fresh water and, with the sewer system broken, used a portable toilet on the street or a chemical toilet inside. "There's so much stress around, you can just see it," she said.

The Key To Disaster Survival? Friends And Neighbors     

 

 

A researcher's data suggest that ambulances, firetrucks and government aid aren't the principal ways most people survive during and recover after a disaster. Instead, it's the personal ties between members of a community that really matter.


 

Los Angeles' bond rating downgraded  

 

Just when Los Angeles officials thought they had turned a corner in improving the city's recession-riddled financial standing, a major Wall Street rating agency Tuesday downgraded its bonds.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

HB CERT and Shelter Volunteer meeting, Tuesday July 19 

Monthly HB CERT, Shelter and Emergency Volunteers meeting, this Tuesday, July 19th, 7:00 pm in the EOC. 
We will be reviewing the plan for our shelter drill on Saturday, October 15th.


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  

(6 Block Limit)  

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.

 

 

GET READY TO SHAKEOUT!

On October 20 at 10:20 a.m.*,

  

millions of people will participate in the 2011 Great California ShakeOut!

  

  

In 2010, more than 7.9 million Californians practiced Drop, Cover, and Hold On to practice how they will protect themselves during earthquakes, and increased their overall preparedness. Join us in 2011!

  

  

* You can hold your drill at any other time or day that fits your schedule.

  

  

6.7 million

  

Participants and Counting!

  

  

 

Ham Radio Info:    

 

AMATEUR RADIO CLASS VIDEOS 

 

 

 

 

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STOP CRIME 
 

FBI - ATM Skimming

How criminals use hidden cameras, fake card slots, and other ruses to steal your money at the ATM.

  

    



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