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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 09/06/11
  

   

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In This Newsletter...
:: HBNW/HBPD Crime Log ~ 9/11 Memorial
:: MBNW/MBPD Crime Log ~
:: RBNW/RBPD Crime Log ~
:: FIRE CHIEF LANTZER'S CORNER ~
:: IN THE NEWS... ~ EVENTS ~
:: CRIME PREVENTION ~
:: HB EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ~
:: 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 ~ 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:  2011-8-22 - 2011-9-5           

Crime Type

Date/Time

Address

 Description


 

Assault

08/29/2011 04:08:00

500 Block PIER AV

Assault

Boyfriend punches his girlfriend

 in the face causing injury to her face.

Theft

08/29/2011 11:51:00

100 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY

Petty Theft

Suspect walked into the front door of the business, put a 750ml. bottle of alcohol down his pants in addition to an over the counter tube of medicine and walked out without paying.

 

Theft

09/01/2011 17:21:00

1200 Block CYPRESS AV

Grand Theft

Unknown suspect(s) stole personal items from inside victim's residence during move in process.


 

 

9/11 Memorial Re-Dedication and 10 Year Anniversary

 

On Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The Hermosa Beach Police Department Chaplains will hold a memorial service at Pier Avenue and Valley Drive to commemorate the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.  

 

Students from Hermosa Valley School's Builder Club, who participated in the original 9/11 Memorial project, will be present, and USAF Lt. Colonel Paco Hamm will be the guest speaker.  

 

Anyone wanting additional information should contact Hermosa Beach Police Chaplain Mike Olsen at St. Cross Church (310) 376-8989.

   

   

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.

 

On Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 8 a.m. the City of Manhattan Beach will host a ceremony to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of September 11, 2001. The community is invited to join City Officials, Police and Fire personnel and City staff to remember and reflect on the events of that day. The ceremony will take place on the corner of 15th Street and Valley Drive, in front of the 9-11 Memorial. For all the details please the attached flyer and press release. We hope you can join us.

 

Area 1

8/29/11                        7:05 p.m. - 8:05 p.m.              1600 block of 22nd St

(Vandalism to Vehicle) A witness first observed a male suspect kicking the tires of vehicles parked on the street and then saw the suspect strike a vehicle with what appeared to be a baseball bat or large pipe. The witness yelled at the suspect and called the police. The suspect got into a dark colored smaller sedan and drove westbound on 22nd Street out of sight. The suspect is described as a male Asian, between 18 and 20 years old, thin with a slight build, with short black hair and wearing a white tee shirt and dark pants.

 

Area 4

8/28/11                        1:35 a.m.                                 1100 block of Pacific Av

(Robbery) As two females were walking into the common area of an apartment building, one was pushed aside and the other was pushed and fell to the ground. When the second female fell, she dropped her purse which was picked up by their assailant who ran and entered the passenger side of a waiting vehicle. Suspect was described as a male Black, approximate age 25, 5'8" tall with a thin to medium build, black hair, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The vehicle is described as a dark colored sedan, similar in style to a Honda. No description on the driver of the vehicle.


 

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


9/11 image
 


 

IN THE NEWS...



 
  



A Message From the Office of the Principal

Dear Hermosa Valley Families-

Today, [Sept. 1] at approximately 2:35pm, an unidentified man was on the Hermosa View campus and spoke to an individual student by name.  As a result, the Hermosa Beach Police Department was summoned to investigate.  At this time, this is all the information that we know however, the student is safe.

 

It is of utmost importance that all emergency card information regarding the names and phone numbers of persons authorized to pick-up students from school, is current and updated through out the school year.  Teachers and the office staff will release students to only the parents or to individuals that are listed on the emergency contact list.

 

It is equally important that In the event of custody dispute, that current custody documents from the court are provided to the office.  Documents must have the stamp of the court.

 

An important back-to-school reminder to all families ... please review with your child, basic safety rules (i.e don't to strangers, don't leave with strangers, etc...), regardless of how old they are.

 

Lastly, please advise your child each day as to who is picking them up or who they should walk home with.  Students should always walk in groups.

 

Thank you for your attention to this important information.  Should you have any comments or concerns, please direct them to me at pescalante@hbcsd.org.

 

Thank you,

Pat Escalante

Hermosa Valley Principal

  

 

 

 

Beach rescues down, rip tide warnings up

Labor Day weekend beachgoers encountered enormous walls of frothy, briny water Saturday, but South Bay lifeguards said conditions had calmed down from previous days.
"The surf has dropped," said Capt. Shannon Davey from the lifeguard station in Hermosa Beach. "It's still big 3- to 6-foot bases, but nothing like it was the last two days. But rip currents are still very strong."

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_18824130

Computers stolen from Redondo Union High classroom

Redondo Beach. Burglars broke into a classroom at Redondo Union High School on Aug. 25 and made off with $18,000 worth of computers, police said.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/crimeandcourts/ci_18814345

Car burglary suspect held in Redondo Beach break-in

Redondo Beach. A 19-year-old man was arrested Aug. 24 on suspicion of breaking into vehicles in the 2200 block of Pullman Lane, police said.
Someone called police about 12:30 a.m. after seeing the man looking into cars and trying door handles.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/crimeandcourts/ci_18813982?source=pkg


DUI checkpoints scheduled for the holiday weekend

Labor day parties may be happening, but DUI checkpoints will be as well.
According to the Redondo Beach police department, "law enforcement isn't easing up; everyone found driving over the limit will be arrested."
http://www.easyreadernews.com/32896/dui-checkpoints-scheduled-for-the-holiday-weekend/

Detectives nab international con artist

Hermosa Beach police detectives have nabbed an international con artist who scammed thousands of dollars from numerous people in several states.

The HBPD arrested Stig Torkild Dahl of Oslo, Norway, on Aug. 24 for felonies that stem from creating a fictitious development business and using that money to purchase vehicles and property by setting up fraudulent bank accounts, according the Hermosa Beach Det. Mick Gaglia.

http://www.tbrnews.com/articles/2011/09/05/hermosa_beach_news/news10.txt

 

  

UPCOMING EVENTS
 

9/11 Memorial Re-Dedication  

and 10 Year Anniversary

 

Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

 

The Hermosa Beach Police Department Chaplains will hold a memorial service at Pier Avenue and Valley Drive to commemorate the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.  

 

 

  

   

 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 Events:   

 

 

HBCERT and HBNW   

 

Hermosa Beach will participate in a drill training in Red Cross Sheltering and the Map Your Neighborhood Program

  

The CERT team and the HB Fire Department are conducting a drill on Saturday, October 15 from 9 am to noon. During this drill people will sign up at the Council Chambers and be directed to either the Community Center to participate in setting up a Red Cross Shelter or to the Hermosa Valley School for a class on Mapping your neighborhood.  

 

Recent events around the world have taught us the importance of connecting with your neighbor. It is key to survival.    

 

 

 

Beach Cities Joint CERT Organization Planning

 

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 
 
   




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             

 

 

A strong neighborhood is the fundamental building block to a strong community.

We believe collaboration is critical to your survival, regardless of what the emergency is. Of course, there is no predicting the future. However, there is one simple thing you can do - all on your own - to eliminate at least one unknown. Get to know your neighbors. 

 

  
                                                        

 

 

 

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 
 
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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

 

424-646-6473

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CONTACT INFORMATION
 
 
HBNW phone:
310-374-1828