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HBNW CRIME LOG
I will be off next week and possibly the following week.
So you will not get the crime log and e-news for those two weeks.
If you would like to get the crime log, go to www.crimereports.com and register to get alerts or to just view crimes on that site.
You may contact Lt. Tom Thompson if you have any crime related questions or concerns.
Tom Thompson, Lieutenant
Support Services Division
Hermosa Beach Police Department
"A Nationally Accredited Agency"
540 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 318-0336 Office
(310) 318-0350 Fax
Crime List: 2011-9-13 - 2011-9-20
|Breaking & Entering||09/16/2011 06:46:00||1900 Block PROSPECT AV||Burglary|
Three backpacks were taken from
the trunk of the victims vehicle.
|Theft||09/16/2011 12:17:00||1300 Block THE STRAND||Petty Theft|
An unidentified suspect stole
a television from a hotel room.
|Breaking & Entering||09/16/2011 13:19:00||800 Block BAYVIEW DR||Burglary|
Several items were taken from
the inside of the victims unlocked vehicle.
|Breaking & Entering||09/17/2011 17:17:00||500 Block PIER AV||Burglary|
The reporting party believes
that a series of unusual occurrences and observations indicate that unspecified subject(s) are conducting surveillance upon her inside of her residence.
|Theft||09/18/2011 11:29:00||600 Block 8TH PL||Petty Theft|
Victim's wallet taken from
her purse at the grocery store.
|Assault with Deadly Weapon||09/18/2011 21:12:00||CYPRESS AV & PIER AV||Assault With a Deadly Weapon|
his Honda SUV to commit an ADW on two victims.
|Theft||09/19/2011 08:34:00||1 Block PIER PZ||Petty Theft |
Suspect entered liquor store,
took a pack of cigarettes and walked out.
Re: The Above ADW
On 9-18-11 at approximately 2115 hours, two pedestrians were walking in the crosswalk located near the 400 blk of Pier Avenue. As the pedestrians were crossing the street, a black Honda Element driven by Suspect Polk screeched to a stop nearly hitting them. One of the pedestrians verbally questioned Suspect Polk and his actions. Suspect Polk then reversed his vehicle and re-positioned it in the lane and drove directly at the two pedestrians. Suspect Polk's vehicle collided with the victim while the other pedestrian was able to move out of the vehicle's path.
Suspect Polk and his vehicle were located by Officers in the city of Redondo Beach; the victim was able to positively identify Polk and his vehicle at the scene. Suspect Polk was arrested and transported to the HBPD jail for booking.
Anyone who witnessed the collision on Pier Avenue should contact Detective Sgt. Raul Saldana (310)318-0351 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
There will be a Public Hearing for placing SPEED CUSHIONS on Prospect Ave. between Aviation and 190th/Anita on October 22, 2011 at the City Council Chambers. Time???
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.
Good news! The next Community Police Academy is coming in early 2012. The 10 week class starts January 19 and ends of March 22. For all the details click on the MB City link below:
The application can be filled out on line. For more information, please contact Crime Prevention Officer Stephanie Martin at (310) 802-5186 or email email@example.com.
9/14/11 11:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. 1700 block of 2nd St
(Attempted Residential Burglary/Vandalism) The homeowner secured his residence upon leaving and returned to discover the alarm was sounding. Unknown suspect(s) had smashed a rear window, but it did not appear entry was made to the home.
9/13/11 9:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. 1500 block of 9th St
(Attempted Residential Burglary/Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) ripped a fumigation tent and shattered the sliding glass door on a residence that was to be fumigated. Nothing appeared to be missing from the residence.
9/12/11 2 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. 400 block of Altura Way
(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) smashed a pane on a rear glass door to the residence. Suspect(s) ransacked several rooms but it appeared no property had been taken.
9/13/11 - 9/14/11 4 p.m. - 8 a.m. 1600 block of Nelson Av
(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked vehicle, removed a wallet and stole cash. The wallet was found in the street near the vehicle, by the victim.
9/3/11 12:50 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. 700 block of Center Pl
(Burglary from Garage) Unknown suspect(s) stole a bicycle and camera case containing a camera from a garage that was left open.
9/9/11 11:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 800 block of 9th St
(Residential Burglary) The victim secured the residence upon leaving and returned to discover a lower level sliding glass door had been smashed open, creating a large hole, by unknown suspect(s). The residence had been ransacked and several items were taken including a backpack, tuxedo studs and a ring. A neighbor had reported seeing a suspicious person jump over a wall at the residence. The suspect is described as a young black male, approximately 18 years of age, with a medium build, wearing mirrored sunglasses, bright yellow plaid board shorts and white sneakers.
9/13/11 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 800 block of 11th St
(Attempted Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter the residence by forcing a key not meant for the key hole into the front door lock. No entry was made to the residence.
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
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...
NASA says a satellite will hurtle towards Earth at 18,000 mph, and there's no way of telling where it will land
A defunct satellite is posing a real danger to just about everyone on Earth.
NASA says the UARS satellite will hurtle toward us at 5 miles per second, and there's no way of telling right now of where it will land.
Press release regarding a recent residential burglary and the arrest of the two suspects - Manhattan Beach
Date: September 15, 2011
Two Arrested in Manhattan Beach BurglaryLocation: 1700 Block of Gates Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA
On September 14, 2011, at approximately 6:10 P.M, Manhattan Beach police officers responded to a 911 call from a resident. The caller, who was hiding inside the home, stated a downstairs window was broken and footsteps could be heard in one of the bedrooms. The suspects were startled by the resident and subsequently fled the home.
Responding officers immediately began to set up a perimeter when a witness told police he saw two males running east bound on Curtis Ave, from Aviation Blvd in the City of Redondo Beach. The perimeter quickly expanded into Redondo Beach and officers from surrounding agencies arrived to assist. One subject was found walking in the area and another hiding in a resident's garage. Upon completion of the field investigation, both subjects were arrested and booked for burglary.
In addition, officers checked the residential area where the suspects were found and located a purse and gun that had been stolen from the home.
#1 Richard Deion Jackson
Of Los Angeles
#2 Damian Carnell Gray, Jr.
Of Los Angeles
Prior arrests include: Burglary (12/10/2010, LASD - Carson Station)
Prior convictions include: Accessory (12/29/2010, Probation & 180 days county jail)
Anyone with information regarding this crime or similar, please call the Detective Bureau @ 310-802-5120.
In an Emergency, a Strong Community Is Your Key To Survival
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today unveiled a new disaster-readiness campaign that urges neighborhoods and communities to "connect, prepare and respond." The three elements of the campaign are designed to encourage residents to meet their neighbors, prepare disaster plans that include a neighborhood map and other resources, and to offer tips on responding appropriately to emergencies.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NO RSVP REQUIRED:
· 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 email@example.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.
Hermosa Beach Resident Disaster Preparedness Event
Resident registration for Emergency Volunteers
Red Cross Shelter Drill
Map Your Neighborhood Class
Saturday, October 15, 2011
9:00 am - 12 noon
At approximately 0900 on Saturday, October 15, 2011, there will be a simulated earthquake drill in the South Bay area.
The City of Hermosa Beach will participate by running an emergency volunteer sign in and a practice shelter drill from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Parking Lot of City Hall.
How can you participate:
1 Residents are encouraged to attend and register to assist in a time of an emergency in the city. This will help us establish a data base of responders.
2 Residents can observer the Red Cross Shelter Drill at the Community Center
and sign up for the training.
3 Residents can attend the "Map Your Neighborhood" class
4 Residents trained in CERT will be need to assist in the program until called out to "Beach Cities Join CERT Drill" in Manhattan Beach at noon.
5 Information will be provided as by various community groups such as the VIP program, amateur radio, CERT, and other community volunteer that help keep our city safe.
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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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.
Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed
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.
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
LA County now has a campaign website and video for MYN!
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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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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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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