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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 08/16/11
  

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~ Vehicle burglary prevention tips
:: 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:  2011-8-9 - 2011-8-15    

Crime Type

Date/Time

Address

 Description



Theft

08/09/2011 15:31:00

400 Block 2ND ST

Grand Theft Suspect cuts locks and

removes bikes from garage.

Theft

08/11/2011 10:35:00

2600 Block MANHATTAN AV

Grand Theft

Victim had a package delivered to her home. Package was left at the front door of victim's residence by UPS delivery service. Package was taken by an unknown suspect and jewelry was removed. Empty UPS box found on a walk path adjacent to victim's apartment.

Theft

08/12/2011 19:11:00

1 Block HERMOSA AV

Petty Theft

Suspect caught on camera

 

takes unsecured bicycle from victim.

Theft

08/13/2011 11:45:00

100 Block 26TH ST

Petty Theft
Victim invites suspects to her house for drinks. While being distracted by one suspect, the second suspect steals the victims property.

Theft

08/15/2011 08:03:00

1 Block PL & PALM DR

Petty Theft  

A subject was detained for fingerprint identification and released from the HBPD jail once he was positively identified.




 

   

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

  

 

Hi everybody,

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

 

Area 8

8/5/11                          9:28 p.m.                     1600 block of Curtis Av

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim's unlocked vehicle was parked on the street when the victim heard noises coming from the front yard. The victim looked out and saw two bicycles that had been in the car were now lying next to the car and the rear hatch was open. The victim saw a silver hatchback stopped in the street and then watched it speed away eastbound on Curtis out of sight. The third row seat had been stolen.

 

Area 9

8/6/11 - 8/7/11            10 p.m. - 9:30 a.m.     700 block of 30th St

(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) smashed a driver's side window on the locked vehicle that was parked in front of the residence and stole an iPod and GPS unit. The contents of the center console were removed and placed on the driver's seat.

 

Area 9

8/6/11 - 8/11/11          8 p.m. - 6 a.m.            2900 block of Flournoy Rd

(Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked the vehicle in front of the residence but may have left if unlocked. Unknown suspect(s) ransacked the vehicle and took glasses, a CD and articles of clothing.

 

Area 9

7/17/11 - 7/30/11        8 a.m. - 10 p.m.          3300 block of Poinsettia Av

(Residential Burglary) The victims secured their residence upon leaving and returned to discover a rear glass door had been pried open. Unknown suspect(s) had ransacked the residence, pried open a lock on a jewelry box, and stole a laptop computer.

 

Area 10

8/6/11 - 8/7/11            7:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.       4300 block of Ocean Dr

(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim parked her locked vehicle in the garage but may have left the garage open. Unknown suspect(s) ransacked the vehicle and stole a watch and blue tooth charger from the vehicle. A window punch/seatbelt cutter tool was found on the ground near the vehicle.

  

 

MBPD Looking for Crime Victims 

 

  

Contact:  Stephanie Martin, PIO 310-802-518  

                  Detective Bureau, 310-802-5120  

     

Date:   August 15, 2011   

Subject/Topic: MBPD Looking for Crime Victims    

Location:  City of Manhattan Beach      

  

During the early morning hours of August, 2, 2011 Manhattan Beach Police Department detectives were investigating bike thefts when they stopped a pickup truck containing bicycles and other property.  The investigation resulted in 4 arrests and the recovery of 6 stolen bicycles and other property.   

As of today, only one victim of the stolen bicycles has been identified.  MBPD Detectives are asking residents of Manhattan Beach and possibly Hermosa Beach to call in the event their bike or some other type of property was stolen between August 1st and August 2nd.  

     

Arrested for Grand Theft (487 PC) and Conspiracy (182 PC) was:

      -Daniel Romero, 22yrs, Long Beach

      -Frederick Caampued, 23yrs, Carson

      -Nelson Tomaneng, 21yrs, Carson

      -Male Juvenile, 17yrs, Carson      

  

If you have any information about these crimes or you believe you may have been a victim, please call MBPD Detective Bureau @ 310-802-5120

  

  
 

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



National Preparedness Month (NPM)

 

September is the eighth annual National Preparedness Month (NPM). Led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ready Campaign, NPM is a nationwide effort encouraging individuals, families, business, and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies.

 

Each year, FEMA designates the month of September as National Preparedness Month to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for disasters of any kind.  The support for National Preparedness Month has grown on a national, state, and local level since its inception. The recent disasters across the United States and around the world have inspired you, the public, to take action.

 

The theme for this year's National Preparedness Month is "A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare". It is intended to help encourage activities that will:

· Honor our career and volunteer fire and EMS providers.

· Encourage community service.

· Reaffirm that preparedness is a shared responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 


 

IN THE NEWS...



 
  

    

 

Bike Thefts 
 
During the early morning hours of August, 2, 2011 Manhattan Beach Police Department detectives were investigating bike thefts when they stopped a pickup truck containing bicycles and other property.  The investigation resulted in 4 arrests and the recovery of 6 stolen bicycles and other property.

As of today, only one victim of the stolen bicycles has been identified. MBPD Detectives are asking residents of Manhattan Beach and possibly Hermosa Beach to call in the event their bike or some other type of property was stolen between August 1st and August 2nd.

If you have any information about these crimes or you believe you may have been a victim, please call MBPD Detective Bureau @ 310-802-5120   


 

Public urination crackdown in Hermosa Beach

"It is hoped that by taking some of these actions we can significantly reduce the incidents of public urination, however it will be difficult to completely eliminate as most of the persons caught are intoxicated 20-somethings with a yet to be developed sense of social responsibility," Savelli wrote.

 

Burglary duo arrested

The two men are believed to have committed a rash of burglaries in the South Bay and across Southern California. Robert Messersmith, 31, of Torrance, and William Fulton Jr., 30, of Hawthorne were arrested during the July 21 service of a search warrant. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has since filed multiple theft and weapon violation charges against both men.


When flash mobs get out of control

"They're gathering with an intent behind it - not just to enjoy the event," Shaker Heights Police Chief D. Scott Lee said. "All too often, some of the intent is malicious."

 

"They can communicate and congregate at a moment's notice. That can overwhelm any municipality."

 

  

UPCOMING EVENTS

 "Formidable Footprint - Flood", Aug. 27

 

Don't miss what over 1400 other community preparedness & response groups across the U.S. and internationally have found to be a valuable opportunity for training and assessment and at no cost to participants.  

 

Read some of the testimonials at http://www.drc-group.com/project/footprint.html#showcase. Register now for the 3-hour HSEEP designed exercise scheduled for Aug. 27 and the overview webinar (separate registration) on Aug. 25.

 

drc-group.com 

 

  

 

 

 

Map Your Neighborhood 

after disaster response training  

 

When: Wednesday, August 31 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: HB Community Center (EOC room)

                         710 Pier Ave.  Above the Hb Historical Museum 

RSVP: to Tracy   Limited space available 

 

 

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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STOP CRIME 
 
 

  

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.

 

         




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!


HBARA LOGO



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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

 

424-646-6473

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CONTACT INFORMATION
 
 
HBNW phone:
310-374-1828