Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
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HBNW CRIME LOG
Crime List: 2011-8-22 - 2011-8-29
|Theft||08/24/2011 11:25:00||1100 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY||Victim left his wallet and cell phone in a Ralphs shopping cart and was missing by the time he came back to look for his property.|
|Theft||08/28/2011 01:19:00||1 Block CT & HERMOSA AV||Victim had her purse stolen off her person, while she was being distracted by a possible accomplice. |
|Assault||08/29/2011 04:08:00||500 Block PIER AV||Boyfriend punches his girlfriend in the face causing injury to her face.|
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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 and also a reminder to save the date Thursday, September 15 for the Neighborhood Watch Fall Meeting at Joslyn Auditorium at 7 p.m. The meeting is purposely timed to be exactly one month before the City-wide ShakeOut drill on October 15 when MB will experience a simulated 7.8 fake quake and folks all over the City, including some Neighborhood Watch block captains trained in Map Your Neighborhood, will jump into action! Plans for the ShakeOut and many other exciting topics will be featured. More information will be forthcoming, but save the date for now!
8/18/11 - 8/19/11 7 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. 1300 block of 21st St
(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) smashed a window to the locked vehicle, ransacked the center console and stole an iPod.
8/21/11 - 8/22/11 7:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. 1400 block of 11th St
(Theft from Vehicle) The unlocked vehicle was parked in the driveway when unknown suspect(s) took several pairs of sunglasses, an iPod and charger, coins, a camera and miscellaneous shopping bags.
8/18/11 4:56 a.m. - 5:10 a.m. 1700 block of N. Poinsettia Av
(Theft from Yard) A White female suspect with a long blonde ponytail parked her vehicle (lighter colored small SUV or mid-sized sedan with hatchback) in front of the victim's residence, walked into the fenced front yard and stole outdoor furniture and a wetsuit.
8/10/11 6 p.m. - 6:1 p.m. 400 block of 2nd St
(Theft from Garage) A neighbor witnessed two male black suspects enter an open garage and steal an iPod Touch. The neighbor yelled at the suspects and they ran eastbound on 2nd Street out of sight.
8/21/11 - 8/22/11 6 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 400 block of 33rd St
(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a purse and camera from the trunk of a vehicle that the victim believed she had locked. There were no signs of forced entry.
8/19/11 - 8/22/11 4:30 p.m. - 9:45 a.m. 2800 block of Highland Av
(Catalytic Converter) Unknown suspect(s) stole the catalytic converter from the victim's Toyota pick-up truck that was parked in front of the residence. Broken bolts were found nearby.
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
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...
Tropical Storm Irene moved north to Canada Sunday night, but left a trail of death and destruction along the East Coast. Towns are underwater, and fears of more flooding have residents on edge.
Field Update on Irene
Over the past 72 hours, hundreds of thousands on the East Coast have been evacuated from their homes and have turned to the Red Cross for help. I am relieved to report that the impact of Hurricane Irene has not been as catastrophic as feared, but the destruction is still significant on all accounts.
Last night, the Red Cross operated or supported nearly 500 shelters with more than 27,000 residents from North Carolina to New England. Relief operations are ongoing in more than a dozen coastal states.
Your support is urgently needed to help us continue to provide those in need with critical aid, meals, cots and blankets for as long as it takes.
If you can help, please donate now to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
RIP-OFF ALERT: If you're visited unexpectedly at home by a utility worker, you might want to think twice before opening your door. I have a warning about a new danger posed by impostors.
Officials on Wednesday said they have yet to settle on a solution to mitigate the effects of the impending release of thousands of state parolees into Los Angeles County. One county supervisor is warning the public is largely unprepared for when the state begins releasing low-level offenders from prisons beginning October 1.
WHAT NOT TO DO AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE...
Strauss-Kahn press briefing in NY interrupted by 5.9 quake; people seen scrambling out of room - Watch video
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
This program can be adapted to businesses as well.
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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Special alert: ** 30th St **
This evening at about 8:20pm D. and I noticed a small, black, stake-bed truck driving stop and go east bound on 30th St from the 600 block. It turned North on to Tennyson and then stopped at Longfellow and sat for a moment - then drove down Longfellow to Ardmore. It turned left on 30th again and pulled into a driveway of a home under construction. It pulled far into the driveway and shut off its' lights. About 2 minutes later the vehicle backed out and got on 600 Longfellow up to PCH and then turned left into MB. We were headed to the airport - so we already had the police on the line and gave them updates on the location of the "suspicious" vehicle. The police caught up with 2 men at Rosecrans & Sepulveda who "may" have been working as a team stealing tools. They were FI'd (Field Interviewed) and the tools in the back of their truck were photographed for evidence.
It ended up that it WAS a legit contractor - stopping late to pick up his tools...when he left - he realized he left a light on and went around the block to go back...
It was very suspicious - this is why we called... The homeowner was happy we called anyway and said they have called in suspicious vehicles in the past as well.
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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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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