Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
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HBNW CRIME LOG
Crime List: 2011-7-25 - 2011-8-1
Breaking & Entering
800 Block 17TH ST
Burglary Two suspects enter house and remove items from the location without permission.
1600 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY
Petty Theft Unknown female subject removed victims purse from an unsecured locker at 24 Hour Fitness.
Breaking & Entering
1500 Block THE STRAND
Burglary Vacation home burglarized. Unknown suspect enters a home while a victim is in the residence and takes assorted personal items. Suspect entered the residence through an unlocked sliding door.
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. Also, if your block is planning a National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2, please let us know. See the flier for all the information and please remind your neighbors to turn on their front lights that evening as a show of respect and gratitude for our MB Police Officers and Fire Fighters. Thank you for all that you do!
7/20/11 12:01 a.m. - 6 a.m. 1400 block of 21st St
(Stolen Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) stole an unsecured bicycle from the porch area of the residence.
7/26/11 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 1000 block of Duncan Av
(Residential Burglary) The victim returned home to discover a screen to a kitchen window that had been left open, was bent and on the floor. The residence had been ransacked by unknown suspect(s) and several pieces of jewelry had been stolen from the master bedroom closet.
7/28/11 7:15 a.m. - 7:35 a.m. 100 block of 8th St
(Theft from Yard) Unknown suspect(s) stole five bundles of new window shades and blinds from the side of the residence. They had been left unattended for a few minutes.
7/22/11 - 7/23/11 10 p.m. - 7 a.m. 700 block of 27th St
(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a GPS, cash and a gas card from the unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway.
7/23/11 - 7/26/11 10 a.m. - 5:20 p.m. 2600 block of Maple Av
(Theft from Vehicle) The victim's unlocked vehicle was parked in front of the residence when unknown suspect(s) stole two television monitors, a DVD player and a power inverter.
7/28/11 - 7/29/11 8 p.m. - 1:48 a.m. 600 block of 27th St
(Theft from Vehicle) Suspect took a key card from the victim's unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway. A male subject in the area was found in possession of the key card and burglary tools, and was arrested.
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
Fires on College Campuses
Each year college and university students, on- and off-campus, experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide. There are several specific causes for fires on college campuses, including cooking, intentionally set fires, and open flame. Overall, most college-related fires are due to a general lack of knowledge about fire safety and prevention.
According to information complied by Campus FireWatch, the great majority of student fire deaths occur in off-campus housing that lacks insufficient exits, missing or inoperative smoke alarms, and automatic fire sprinklers. Also, use of candles, careless smoking habits, and the misuse of alcohol (which impairs judgment and hampers evacuation efforts) contributes to off-campus housing fire deaths.
As the fall semester approaches, colleges and universities are busy preparing for the arrival of new residents to their campus communities. Some will be first year students moving into the residence halls. Other arriving students will be moving off-campus and living on their own, some for the first time. For most of these students, the last fire safety training they received was in grade school; but with new independence comes new responsibilities. It is important that both off-campus and on-campus students understand fire risks and know the preventative measures that could save their lives.
If you have sons and daughters (or any other college-attending relative, for that matter), please forward this article to them.
IN THE NEWS...
Audio slideshow: Manhattan and Hermosa Beach police train in shooter response
The sound of gunshots and screaming coming from Mira Costa High School during the past two weekends were part of a police and fire training exercise to practice responding to critical incidents on campus.
Cori Desmond Trial Verdict: Murder 1 | Easy Reader News
Tony Lopez Perez, a 36-year-old Mira Costa High School graduate and Redondo Beach resident was found guilty of murdering local bartender Cori Desmond
Redondo Beach Police Officer Greenleaf and K-9s [PHOTOS]
For 25 years, criminals on the run in Redondo Beach have had to contend with a fearsome duo: a 6'7 bald-headed cop by the name of Greenleaf, and his even more legendary K-9 partners.
Police fire nonlethal bean bags into rowdy Electric Daisy Carnival crowd
Electric Daisy Carnival Experience: Los Angeles police fired non-lethal bean bags into a rowdy crowd gathered in Hollywood, where a movie screening for the Electric Daisy Carnival Experience erupted into chaos Wednesday evening.
Map Your Neighborhood Trained
Wonderful neighbors in Redondo Beach after completing the Map Your Neighborhood training. They now know the 9 steps to take after a disaster to help themselves and then their neighbors.
National Night Out 2011
Tonight is the Night, Enjoy!
Hermosa Beach residents are encouraged to join us this year for the 28th 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 6:15 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 their route.
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. Elizabeth 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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Vehicle burglary prevention tips
Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. When possible, leave them at home.
Do not leave gym bags, purses, briefcases and other items in plain view.
Do not "hide" a purse in the trunk after parking.
Do not leave GPS or cellphone chargers in the outlet.
Lock doors and close windows completely.
Notify police if you see suspicious activity.
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: email@example.com
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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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.
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