Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
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HBNW CRIME LOG
Crime List: 2011-7-19 - 2011-7-25
Breaking & Entering
500 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY
Unknown suspect(s) entered an automotive electrical business and stole property from it.
Breaking & Entering
1400 Block LOMA DR
|Burglary Suspect pried open locked door|
and removed items from vehicle.
200 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY
Petty Theft An unidentified suspect stole a skateboard from a skateboard store. Another subject who was inside of the store at the time of the theft may have acted in concert with the suspect.
Breaking & Entering
800 Block PROSPECT AV
I/O's responded to a radio call of a "415 Party." Once on-scene at the party, I/O's observed a female juvenile subject physically assault another juvenile female. I/O's were able to stop the fight and detain both parties. A female juvenile was arrested and cited out in the field for the crime of battery (242 PC). The juvenile suspect was released to the care of her mother who was at the location.
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
Here are the latest crime reports to pass on to your blocks. Thank you.
7/16/11 - 7/17/11 6 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. 1400 block of 17th St
(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his vehicle on the street and was unsure if it was locked. Unknown suspect(s) opened the driver's side door and took several items including a power drill, drill bits, and portable handheld radios.
7/16/11 6:10 p.m. - 9:20 p.m. 2100 Chestnut Av
(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's residence through an unlocked rear sliding door and ransacked the living room and master bedroom. Suspect(s) stole two laptops, an iTouch, money from a purse and several pieces of jewelry.
7/15/11 - 7/18/11 5:30 p.m. - 7:35 a.m. 1600 block of 5th St
(Residential Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) vandalized a residence under construction by defacing walls and spilling paint.
7/15/11 7:29 a.m. - 7:31 a.m. 300 block of 29th St
(Theft from Yard) The victim placed a duffel bag in front of a residence for a short time and returned to discover it was gone. No suspects were seen or heard. The bag contained a camera, shoes and clothing.
7/18/11 - 7/19/11 8 p.m. - 8 a.m. 400 block of 33rd Pl
(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked the vehicle in the driveway and may have left it unlocked. Unknown suspect(s) stole a purse, from the front floorboard, which contained a wallet, passport, Social Security card, cash, an iPod, a debit card and various other items.
7/16/11 - 7/17/11 3 p.m. - 9:15 a.m. 500 block of 33rd St
(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked an unlocked vehicle in front of his residence and returned to discover the driver's side door was partially open, along with the glove box and center console. Unknown suspect(s) took sunglasses, a bag of change and a set of keys from the vehicle.
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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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
State has approved our Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
Last week I received word from the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) that the State has approved our Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). Tonight, the City Council will have the opportunity to adopt our new EOP. This has been a project more than two years in the making. EOP reviews have usually taken me about six months. However, staffing reductions, multiple tasks and responsibilities, and continuing time constraints caused this project to take so long.
What is an emergency operations plan? An EOP establishes procedures for city staffers and elected officials to follow to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster. This document contains information that assists city personnel who staff and operate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when a significant event or disaster strikes. The city's last approved and adopted EOP was from 2006. EOPs are to be updated at least every three years. As you can see, we were behind a couple of years.
Because we were struggling to complete this important plan does not mean we didn't have a plan on how to respond. Like all cities in California, Hermosa Beach follows the guidelines and procedures in the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), which became law in the mid-1990s following the Oakland Hills fire. SEMS requires cities to, among other things, follow the Incident Command System (ICS) organizational structure (ICS as we know it today was developed by the California fire service in the early 1970s). The federal government used SEMS and ICS to create the National Incident Management System (NIMS) following 9/11.
Once we have an adopted and updated plan, we ensure our eligibility for state funding in the event of a large and significant incident or disaster.
The next step is to complete the Spontaneous Volunteer Annex and the Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Hazard Mitigation Plan is especially important in that once it has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and adopted by Council, will enable Hermosa Beach to apply for funding to address hazards requiring mitigation (especially the fire station). This plan is still some time away from being completed, though.
IN THE NEWS...
Three Months until ShakeOut!
The 2011 Great California ShakeOut on October 20 at 10:20 a.m. is now less than three months away, and already more than 6.7 million Californians are now registered to participate! If you have already renewed, thank you!
If you have not yet renewed your registration for 2011, please
log in ShakeOut
and click the "Register for 2011 ShakeOut" button. As a registered participant, you will:
- Be counted in the largest earthquake drill ever!
- Be included (at your option) on lists ofwho is participating in your area
- Be an example that motivates others to participate and get prepared
- Be updated with ShakeOut news and information about earthquakes and preparedness
- Be provided a customized 2011 ShakeOut Certificate of Participation to download after the drill
- (when you register, be sure to list your name and/or organization as it should appear on the certificate)
The Shakeout is our chance to practice how to
protect ourselves when big earthquakes happen, and to get prepared for a quick recovery. Even if you or your organization has participated for several years, we encourage you to participate again. You may have new students, new employees, or other changes in your environment since last year. Many past participants are also practicing additional aspects of their emergency plans this year.
Have you seen these resources?
To help you get ready for the 2011 ShakeOut, all flyers, web banner images, drill broadcast recordings, and more are all updated on the
ShakeOut Resources page.
- 60-second ShakeOut Drill Broadcast audio and video recordings are available in English and Spanish. Download the recordings (or view onYouTube) to play over your PA system, closed-circuit television system, or on individual computers. Or tune to a radio or TV station that will play the recording (list will be announced in October)
- The ShakeOut Share page featuresphotos and stories that have been submitted by participants, which may provide ideas for how to plan your drill. Plus it's not too late to submit your photos, stories, and video links (new!) for the 2010 ShakeOut.
- The ShakeOutSchools page has extensive resources, including a new set of curricular resources, drill planning documents and checklists, and take-home materials.
- Simple instructions for how to participate are available for a variety of ShakeOut participant categories, and include custom preparedness information and suggestions for how you can share the ShakeOut with others.
- To help organizations plan their drill, we have created drill manuals for K-12 Schools, Businesses, Non Profits and Other Organizations, and for Government Agencies and Facilities. These can be adapted for use by other organizations as well. Each manual has instructions for multiple levels of drills, from a very basicDrop, Cover, and Hold On drill to a more comprehensive exercise of your disaster plan.
- The ShakeOutcalendar of events will have many events throughout the state between now and October 20th. Use ouronline form to describe other events that should be listed.
- If you have recently registered, you may want to review past editions of emailed participant updates.
Basic Instructions for your Drill
Here is how to have a
basic Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill, and suggestions for what to do after (ShakeOut drill manuals provide more detailed instructions for simple to complex drills):
- If you havedownloaded the drill broadcast, begin playing it at 10:20, or you may find a radio station that is playing the broadcast.
- At 10:20, practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On for at least 60 seconds (the length of the drill broadcast):
- - DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!)
- - Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table (or against a wall with your arms covering your head/neck), and
- - HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops (in this case, 60 seconds)
- Then, talk with anyone around you about what might happen in a real earthquake, what you learned by practicing, and how you can reduce the risk of injury (at home, work, or school) by securing your space.
- Sharephotos, stories, or videos, and tweet your drill (use #shakeout).
Who will ShakeOut with you?
A great way to help your community, your employer, and others get prepared, reduce injuries, and speed recovery is to encourage them to register to participate in the Great California ShakeOut. Let them know you are participating and ask them to join you, perhaps by using email, Facebook,
twitter, or by placing one of the ShakeOut web banners
on your website. You can also display posters, distribute flyers, and use materials available on the ShakeOut Resources page, including suggested text for newsletters or emails you might send.
A Series of National Neighborhood Tabletop Exercises -
Earthquake Exercise - July 30, 2011
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.
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
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.
Ham Radio Info:
Ham Radio Class September 24, 2011
AMATEUR RADIO CLASS VIDEOS
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Smartphone Safety Tips
Access the Internet over a secure network: Only browse the Web through your service provider's network (e.g., 3G) or a secure Wi-Fi network.
Be suspicious of unknown links or requests sent through email or text message: Do not click on unknown links or answer strange questions sent to your mobile device, regardless of who the sender appears to be.
Download only trusted applications: Download apps from trusted sources or marketplaces that have positive reviews and feedback.
Be vigilant about online security: Keep anti-virus and malware software up to date and use varying and strong passwords.
Stop sharing too much information - keep your personal information personal.
Stop and think about who can see the information you post online. Are you giving total strangers access to your information?
For more information, go online to the DHS website at www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect .
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
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 -
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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We want to help you get prepared!
Hermosa Beach residents receive FREE SHIPPING TO HB.
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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