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HBNW CRIME LOG
SPECIAL NOTE: Campaign Signs
FYI - In response to several campaign signs already having been reported stolen. Please also share with teenage children as well. A report to me was given about a group of teens walking home from school and attempting to mess with a campaign sign in a residents yard.
Campaign signs are the personal property of the candidate and/or the property owner of where the sign is placed. It is a misdemeanor theft and any person caught is subject to arrest and/or citation. The fine can be as high $1000.00. Campaign signs are also exempt from the traditional sign ordinances for the period of time of the campaign and must be removed after the campaign.
This same group of teens had stopped at a classic nice vehicle and one female teen slammed her backpack down on the back of the vehicle then took one of the other teens packs and slammed it down on the vehicle. The reporting party then asked the teens if that was there vehicle, they said no, grabbed their packs and walked on. Just a few houses down they tried to do something with a campaign sign but looked back and noticed they were still being watched by the reporting party and then hurried along down the street.
HB CRIME INFORMATION
Crime List: 2011-9-26 - 2011-10-10
|Theft||09/26/2011 10:31:00||1600 Block MONTEREY BLVD||Petty Theft Victims unattended purse|
stolen from a downtown bar. Victim's debit card used to make withdrawal from victim's bank.
|Theft||09/26/2011 12:42:00||1700 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY||Grand Theft Care giver takes money from|
|Theft||09/26/2011 20:07:00||1100 Block MONTEREY BLVD||Petty Theft Victim gave parking pass to|
suspect. Suspect will not give it back.
|Breaking & Entering||10/03/2011 01:30:00||1800 Block PROSPECT AV||Burglary Unknown suspect(s) force entry|
into school and take property.
|Breaking & Entering||10/04/2011 17:45:00||2400 Block PARK AV||Burglary|
Victim leaves his residence at 0830 hours and returns home at 1740 hours and discovers his home has been burglarized. The suspect entered through an unlocked bedroom window that faces the rear yard.
|Assault||10/09/2011 00:58:00||600 Block LOMA DR||Assault Known suspect enters into|
victim's apartment and damages property.
|Breaking & Entering||10/09/2011 10:28:00||400 Block PIER AV||Burglary Suspect(s) gained entry into a restaurant while it was closed, without using force, and stole a small safe from the business' office which contained approximately $2,600.00 in cash.|
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
9/25/11 - 9/26/11 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 a.m. 1600 block of 23rd St
(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a DVD receiver and 8" screen from the unlocked vehicle that was parked outside the residence.
9/11/11 - 9/24/11 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1700 block of 8th St
(Theft of Bicycle) Unknown suspect(s) took an unsecured bicycle from a garage that was most likely left open.
9/22/11 - 9/23/11 10 p.m. - 2:50 a.m. 600 block of Manhattan Bch Bl
(Attempted Vehicle Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) smashed a window on a locked vehicle in the underground garage, setting off the alarm. Nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle. Another vehicle was also found with a smashed window, but nothing was missing from that vehicle.
9/27/11 10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. 1500 block of Faymont Av(Theft from Yard) Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim's baby stroller that was left unattended for just a few minutes between the sidewalk and the curb.
10/1/11 - 10/2/11 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 1600 block of 10th St
(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked the locked vehicle on the street and returned to discover unknown suspect(s) had stolen the vehicle. The victim kept a spare key hidden in one of the front fenders of the vehicle.
9/26/11 - 9/28/11 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 1500 block of MB Bl
(Stolen Bicycles) Two bicycles that were locked together were stolen from the side of the residence by unknown suspect(s). The victim discovered the theft when he went outside to investigate the sound of water running.
10/2/11 11:20 p.m. 900 block of Ocean Dr
(Residential Burglary) The suspect entered an open front door where the victim was on a couch watching television. The suspect reached over the victim and grabbed a laptop computer. The suspect then ran from the residence with the computer, and the victim saw him get into the passenger side of a waiting sedan. The car was driven northbound on Ocean, out of sight. The suspect is described as a male black in his twenties, approximately 6' tall, between 175 and 180 lbs., wearing a dark colored hoodie jacket.
10/3/11 11:50 p.m. 500 block of 26th St
(Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked his locked truck on the street in front of his residence. He was woken up by the sound of the vehicle doors slamming and the engine revving. The victim looked outside and saw his vehicle being driven, followed by a light colored pick-up truck. The vehicles drove southbound on Bell Avenue, out of sight.
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
Fire Prevention Week Starts October 9th!
Fires can strike anywhere - in buildings, automobiles, and the outdoors - but fires that affect our homes are often the most tragic and the most preventable. Over 75% percent of all fire fatalities occur in home fires.
This year's National Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15) theme is Protect Your Family from Fire. You can protect your family by:
- Installing smoke alarms on every level of your home,
- Testing smoke alarms once a month,
- Changing smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, and
- Making and practicing a home fire escape plan.
Kids have been back to school for well over a month now. With that being the case along with this week being Fire Prevention Week, I would ask that parents share this week's message with their school children.
Be a Home Escape Planner
- Make a map of your home (PDF, 632 KB). Mark a door and a window that can be used to get out of every room.
- Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home. This is where everyone can meet once they've escaped. Draw a picture of your outside meeting place on your escape plan.
- Write the emergency telephone number for the fire department on your escape plan.
- Have a grown-up sound the smoke alarm and practice your escape plan with everyone living in your home.
- Keep your escape plan on the refrigerator and remind grown-ups to have your family practice the plan twice a year or whenever anyone in your home celebrates a birthday.
Smoke Alarms and Home Fire Escape Planning
- If there is a fire in your home, there will be smoke.
- A smoke alarm will let you know there is a fire.
- A smoke alarm makes a loud noise - beep, beep, beep.
- When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
- Go to your family outside meeting place.
When you go Home Today, be a Smoke Alarm Detective
- Ask a grown-up to show you where the smoke alarms are in your home.
- Ask a grown-up to test the smoke alarms to make sure they are working
IN THE NEWS...
In an emergency, strong
communities can be
the key to survival.
Connect with your neighbors. Be prepared to respond.
A Manhattan Beach Unified School District instructional aide has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual relations with a Mira Costa High School student, police said Thursday. h
A magnitude-3.0 earthquake was recorded offshore Sunday.
The temblor, centered 71 miles west-southwest of Los Angeles, was recorded at 4:47 a.m., according to preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey.
The epicenter was on the ocean floor about 33 miles north of San Nicolas Island.
Redondo Beach CERT Alumni,
There are some exciting and very important events that need your immediate attention. Please review the following.
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 email@example.com
ShakeOut 2011 Events:
HBCERT and HBNW
Hermosa Beach Resident Disaster Preparedness Event
Resident Registration for Emergency Volunteers
Red Cross Shelter Drill
Map Your Neighborhood Class
CERT Check IN
Saturday, October 15, 2011
9:00 am - 12 noon
On Saturday, October 15, 2011, The City of Hermosa Beach will begin preparing for a disaster by running an emergency volunteer sign in and a practice shelter drill .
HOW YOU CAN 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. Neighborhood Watch Block Captains--please encourage your block members to participate.
2 Residents can observe 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 needed to assist in the program until called out to "Beach Cities Join CERT Drill" in Manhattan Beach at noon.
5 Information will be provided by various community groups such as the VIP program, amateur radio, CERT, and other community volunteers that help keep our city safe.
6 All attendees who register will receive a free goody bag
Help us make Our City more prepared!!!
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. Noon to 6:30 p.m.
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:
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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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.
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