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Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
    
 

Tuesday 09/13/11
  

   

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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 ~
:: 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:  2011-9-06 - 2011-9-13           

Crime Type

Date/Time

Address

 Description


  

Breaking & Entering09/05/2011 13:54:00500 Block 18TH STBurglary
Victim returned to his home after a two day vacation and found that it had been burglarized.
Assault09/07/2011 22:35:001100 Block 1ST PLAssault
Suspect enters an ex-boyfriend's residence and begins to attack the ex-boyfriend and a female friend who are sleeping in the boyfriend's bedroom.

 
Assault with Deadly Weapon09/09/2011 01:55:001 Block PIER PZAssault
Assault With a Deadly Weapon
A verbal altercation in parking lot A (00-Blk of 11th Street) led to a physical altercation and a vehicle window broken. Two male aggressors chased a moving vehicle on foot and broke the rear passenger window of the vehicle when the vehicle stopped. The two male aggressors then attacked one of the passengers of the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle was desirous of prosecution.

 
Theft09/10/2011 20:25:00500 Block PIER AVGrand Theft
A female victim had her wallet stolen from her shopping cart while shopping for groceries at Vons (715 Pier Ave). The female victim said she did not see or hear anyone take her wallet and she was desirous of prosecution. The victim's stolen contents monetary value was approximately $90.00.

 
Breaking & Entering09/11/2011 00:04:001500 Block GOLDEN AVBurglary
Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the residence and property was taken.

  

Letter from Block Captain Regarding the HB Home Burglaries above:

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

I am so sorry to say that a home was burglarized last night (Sat) on our block some time between 5:30pm - midnight.
The whole house was robbed and they stole many valuable items.

There was another robbery in HB within the last couple weeks on 18th St. where a home was completely burglarized.

Please continue to be vigilant in noticing cars that are not normally on our street as well as any unusual behavior.

We can help solve these crimes if we do this. Also, please lock up your homes, cars, etc. to make it more difficult for these folks.

Thank you.

Block Captain D. 

  

  

  

What Does Suspicious Look Like? Help prevent crime from happening to you or your neighbor by printing out this PDF file.

  

  


Tips & Warnings

   
  • If an intruder enters your property when you're home, you have the right to protect your property with reasonable force. State law varies on when it is appropriate to use deadly force against an intruder. Check your state laws before you're confronted with a burglar.

   

Read more:How to Legally Protect Your Home From Burglary | eHow.comhttp://www.ehow.com/how_2039443_protect-home-burglary.html#ixzz1Xg7ubbfT

   

 

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 7

8/25/11 - 8/26/11        9 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.                   2800 block of Highland Av

(Burglary from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) smashed the front passenger window on the locked vehicle and stole an iPod from the console.

 

Area 9

9/5/11                          12:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.            900 block of Rosecrans Av

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence by prying off the bathroom window screen to access the window. Once inside suspect(s) ransacked the residence and took two iPads, an iPod, and some bracelets. Suspect(s) left through the rear sliding glass door.

 

Area 10

8/29/11 - 8/30/11        8 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.                   4200 block of The Strand

(Burglary from Garage) Unknown suspect(s) opened a garage door, cut a bicycle cable lock and stole a bicycle from inside the garage.

 

Area 10

8/29/11 - 8/30/11        11 p.m. - 10 a.m.                    4100 block of Crest Dr

(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim secured his vehicle when he parked it on the street but may have left the driver's side window down approximately one inch. When he returned he discovered unknown suspect(s) had stolen a laptop computer that had been on the passenger seat.

 

Area 10

9/2/11 - 9/4/11            12 p.m. - 10 a.m.                    200 block of Shell St

(Residential Burglary) The victim noticed three bottles of prescription medication were missing from the cabinet in a bathroom. An unknown suspicious female was seen walking out of the master bedroom during an open house that was held during this time.


 

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



The 10 year anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone.  For just a little while, the country re-united to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost that day.  The fire service is used to tragic anniversaries, as 90 to 100 firefighters die each year in the line of duty.  But 10 years ago, 343 firefighters lost their lives in a single, tragic incident.

I was a Fire Captain in the Calexico Fire Department at the time.  Our 24-hour shift was nearing its completion and we were in the process of cleaning up the station for the oncoming shift.  My wife called me to tell me that something was happening and that she thought we were under attack.  I immediately turned on the television and, like millions of Americans that morning, we assembled together to watch what was happening.

As trained firefighters, we were going through the issues in our heads:  a high-rise fire with damaged elevators and damaged fire suppression systems from a jet liner impact; accessing the fire floors would require a Herculean effort; water supply to the fire floors would be an issue; evacuating occupants; rescuing those unable to on their own; and on and on...

With disbelief we watched the South Tower collapse...then the North Tower.  I remember seeing video footage come in and could hear the sound of multiple firefighter alert devices sounding.  These devices activate automatically when a firefighter is injured and unable to move for 20 to 30 seconds.  Multiples of these alarms could be heard.  Fire engines were completely destroyed.

In the end, 3,000 civilians, firefighters and police officers lost their lives that day.  Thousands of rescuers and volunteers continue to suffer today from the negative aftereffects of working on "the pile".  Over 6,000 military personnel have died serving their country avenging the 9/11 attacks.  Another 45,000 have been wounded.

We must never forget, especially because the battle continues every day...


 


 

IN THE NEWS...



 
  



The Associated Press: Blackout separates the ready from the ill-prepared

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) - Steve Tustison faced a parenting headache that called for serious improvisation: Stuck in traffic during a massive blackout with his three sons, he was penniless, light was fading and the boys were hungry...

 

LAPD Credits Community For Plunge In LA Neighborhood Homicides 

 

While homicides have dropped significantly in the 12-square-mile area south of the 10 Freeway and west of the 110 Freeway, they may be heading to a new low in 2011.


Sheriff's Dept. Credits Civilian Volunteers For Drop In Violent Crime


Violent crime has dropped significantly so far this year - but law enforcement officials give much of the credit for the decline to its civilian partners.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Redondo Beach CERT Alumni,

There are some exciting and very important events that need your immediate attention. Please review the following.

 

RSVP REQUIRED: Please email

mm@masterpiecemeetings.com

if you plan to attend:

 

·

       Thursday, September 22nd - CPR Refresher at Main Library (You must RSVP by September 15th, no walk-ins will be accepted)

·

       Thursday, September 29th - First Aid I Refresher at Main Library 6:30PM (You must RSVP by September 15th, no walk-ins will be accepted)

·

       Thursday, October 6th - First Aid II Refresher at Main Library 6:30PM (You must RSVP by September 15th, no walk-ins will be accepted)

·

       Saturday, October 15th - Multi-City CERT ShakeOut Drill in Manhattan Beach 12N-6:30PM (Please RSVP to Training@mbcerta.org as soon as possible to save your spot.) Contact Marcelle for details at mm@masterpiecemeetings.com

NO RSVP REQUIRED:

 

·

       Tuesday, September 13th - Redondo Beach Disaster Preparedness Expo

·Location: Redondo Beach Main Library 6 - 8 p.m. 

  303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy

More Info at: www.redondo.org/library or call 310-318-0675

 

         Monday, September 19th - CERT to receive commendation from Public Safety Commission. This is recognition for you....All CERT Members welcome

·

       Saturday, September 24th - COPE Preparedness MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD (FREE)TIME: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM LOCATION: Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center1300 W. 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732 For Information Call 310-982-1180 or email Lonna@COPE-Preparedness.orgwww.COPE-Preparedness.org

·

       Sunday, October 2nd - Redondo Beach Safety Fair at Civic Circle 10AM-3PM. RBCERTAA Needs help at our Booth. Contact me at mm@masterpiecemeetings.com if you are available.

 

 

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
    
LA County now has a campaign website and video for MYN!

 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.  I will be happy to assist you.

 
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
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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