Weekly E-Newsletter and Crime Log
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HBNW CRIME LOG
SPECIAL NOTE: Campaign Sign Thefts
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: 2011-10-10 - 2011-10-17
|Assault||10/10/2011 10:58:00||1600 Block PACIFIC COAST HWY||Assault |
Victim had a baketball thrown in his face. Victim was punched multiple times in the face by a fellow basketball player.
|Assault||10/14/2011 19:18:00||500 Block PIER AV||Assault|
Suspect punches victim in the
back of the head causing complaint of pain.
|Assault with Deadly Weapon||10/15/2011 23:16:00||3200 Block MANHATTAN AV||Assault With a Deadly Weapon|
While walking back from the beach, victim and his family had a toy gun brandished at them by a group of juveniles driving north on Manhattan Avenue.
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Hermosa Beach PD Facebook Page
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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 Saturday
October 22, 2011 at the City Council Chambers. Time 10 a.m.
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, including 4thefts from unlocked vehicles on Walnut Avenue. Thank you.
10/13/11 - 10/14/11 5 p.m. - 8:15 a.m. 1700 block of Walnut Av
(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) stole a pair of ear buds from an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway.
10/13/11 - 10/14/11 9:30 p.m. - 9 a.m. 1700 block of Walnut Av
(Theft from Vehicle) A bag containing a laptop computer and other items, including checks, was taken from the floorboard of an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway. No suspects were seen or heard.
10/13/11 - 10/14/11 9 p.m. - 10 a.m. 1800 block of Walnut Av
(Theft from Vehicles) The victim was made aware by police that the passenger compartments in both of her vehicles appeared to have been rummaged through. The victim discovered a GPS was taken from one vehicle and a roll of quarters was taken from the other. Both vehicles had been left unlocked.
10/14/11 - 10/15/11 10:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. 300 block of 2nd St
(Vehicle Vandalism) The victim woke up to a loud cracking sound coming from the street. She heard a car alarm sounding and people running on the street, but didn't believe the alarm belonged to her vehicle. The next day the victim discovered unknown suspect(s) had smashed the rear window of her vehicle. No items were missing from the vehicle.
10/9/11 9:50 p.m. - 9:52 p.m. 1800 block of Ardmore Av
(Attempted Stolen Vehicle) The victim parked and locked his vehicle on the street. When he returned, he saw a male subject standing between the opened driver's door and the vehicle. The victim confronted the suspect, who took off running northbound on Ardmore, out of sight. The suspect was described as a male Hispanic adult, approximately 28 years old, 5'9" tall, approximately 160 lbs. with a medium build, wearing a black t-shirt and blue "LA" hat. It appeared entry was made to the vehicle using a pry tool.
10/9/11 - 10/10/11 10 p.m. - 5:45 a.m. 1100 block of 18th St
(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim parked and locked the vehicle in the driveway and left the driver's side window rolled down a few inches. Unknown suspect(s) reached in the vehicle, unlocked the door, and emptied the glove box and center console. Nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle.
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
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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...
Annual Great Shakeout quake drill set for Saturday
Even though he is president of the Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team, George Butts has been left out of planning sessions the past few months.
When the volunteer response team launches its massive drill Saturday for the Great California Shakeout 2011, the mock catastrophe must be a surprise.
"I have no idea what to expect," he said. "But I know that everything we've learned is going to be thrown at us."Here is the familiar procedure: "Drop, cover and hold on" for a minute at 10:20 a.m. as a hypothetical quake rocks your region.
Simple as it sounds, the drill needs to be practiced, not least because it pits safety against dignity.
Getting on one's knees is rarely the automatic option. Untrained individuals often react by running for the exits or crowding in a doorway - neither a recommended choice in a shaking building with falling objects.
Many simply do nothing.
Would area residents survive a major earthquake? They would greatly improve their chances of escaping serious injury or death by taking the safest action: Drop, Cover and Hold On, say county experts.
Most of the costs were due to binge drinking
The cost of excessive alcohol consumption in the United States in 2006 reached $223.5 billion or about $1.90 per drink, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost three-quarters of these costs were due to binge drinking, consuming four or more alcoholic beverages per occasion for women or five or more drinks per occasion for men, the report said.
"Fortunately, there are a number of effective public health strategies that communities can use to reduce binge drinking and related harms, such as increasing the price of alcohol and reducing the number of places that sell and serve it." >>Learn more
I here it was a success and that everyone did a great job!
Reminder- we will have a follow up meeting this Tuesday, Oct 18 at 7:00 pm
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
TONIGHT - Tuesday October 18, 2011- 7:00 P.M.
Agenda available online
There will be a Public Hearing for placing SPEED CUSHIONS on Prospect Ave. between Aviation and 190th/Anita on Saturday
October 22, 2011 at the City Council Chambers. Time 10:00 a.m.
October 25, 2011 - 7:00 PM
Agenda is online Friday Oct. 21
GET READY TO SHAKEOUT!
On Thursday 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.
Upcoming Candidate Debates and other City Events from the city e-newsletter
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
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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?
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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.
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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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