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Crime Log and E-News
December 13, 2011
Crime Log
 Courtesy of Capt. Steve Johnson, HBPD 
December 5 - 12, 2011

HBNW list crimes that our residents can learn from in order to TARGET HARDEN their home, car or neighborhood. This is a tool that is used to inform you about how the crime occurred, time of day and if there are any suggestions for the resident to learn from the crimes selected to further secure their home or car. To see the crimes on a map: CrimeReports












800 Block of Manhattan Ave.

An unknown party stole a bicycle from an open garage.

12-6-11  7:45p.m.



2000 Block of Hermosa Ave.

An unknown party stole an unsecured bicycle from a common area of an apartment complex.

12-6-11  11:06p.m.



800 Block of Hermosa Ave.

An unknown party stole a laptop computer from a secured vehicle by breaking a side glass window.

12-7-11  9:10a.m.


Identification Theft

1000 Block of Ocean Drive

An unknown party used the victim's information to obtain duplicate credit cards that were delivered to the City of San Jacinto.

12-7-11  1:06p.m.


Grand Theft

Area of 28th Street and Manhattan Ave.

An unknown party stole a $17,000 diamond ring from the center console of an unlocked vehicle.

12-7-11  2:07p.m.


Grand Theft

1100 Block of 2nd Street

An unknown party stole sunglasses and a leather jacket from an unlocked vehicle.

12-7-11  5:15p.m.


Petty Theft

200 Block of Pier Ave.

An unknown female adult suspect stole women's clothing from a retail store. The Police Department received a delayed notice of this theft.

12-8-11  11:33a.m.



1700 Block of Ardmore Ave.

The victim hired a handyman to complete a project. The suspect asked the victim to cash a check for him. The victim later determined the check was forged.

12-8-11  11:50a.m.



500 Block of Pier Ave.

Via EBay, the victim ordered merchandise from the suspect, who resides in England. The victim never received the merchandise.

12-8-11  3:18p.m.


Petty Theft

1100 Block of PCH

Two female adults stole liquor and groceries from a market. They then fled the location in a blue colored Honda.




Grand Theft

2900 Block of Manhattan Ave.

An unknown party stole the victim's laptop computer and carry bag from an unlocked vehicle.






900 Block of 1st Street.

An unknown party stole and forged the victim's check.





Grand Theft

400 Block of Hopkins Street

An unknown party stole the third row seat from an unsecured SUV.





Vehicle Theft

800 Block of 8th Street

An unknown party stole the victim's classic 1968 Ford Bronco from an unlocked garage. The vehicle was reported to be show quality, and worth $150,000. 




Petty Theft

00 Block of 15th Street.

An unknown party stole the victim's unattended purse and contents.




Petty Theft

130 Block of 1st Street.

An unknown party stole the victim's laptop computer from an unlocked vehicle.




Grand Theft

1300 Block of Herondo Street.

An unknown suspect stole two watches from an unsecured vehicle. The victim claimed the watches were valued at approximately $37,000.




Petty Theft

00 Block of 14th Street.

An unknown party stole an IPhone from the distracted victim.




Residential Burglary

700 Block of 4th Street.

The victim's laptop computer was stolen from inside the secured residence. The suspect forcibly entered the residence by forcing open a swing-out window.








Santa Claus, with his Hermosa Beach police and fire escorts, spread cheer across town Wednesday night as the fifth annual Santa Sleigh Ride kicked off for the holiday season.  Thanks to Hermosa Beach Patch.com for these images!

Santa will stop at the following blocks.  Gather up the family and see you there!


Wednesday, December 14th



6:00p.m. - 6:20p.m.

2000 blk of Hillcrest (BC - Elizabeth)


6:30p.m. - 6:50p.m.

1100 block of 19th Street (BC - Janine)


7:00p.m. - 7:20p.m.

Golden between 15th/16th Street (BC - Diana)


7:30p.m.- 7:50p.m.

1100 block of 8th Street 

(BC - Doris and Greg) 


8:00p.m. - 8:20p.m. 

5th Street and Hermosa Ave - West side of Street

(BC - Susan)


8:30p.m. - 8:50p.m.   -  Pier Plaza



We will do our very best to honor the times above. 


Crime Log
Courtesy of MBNW and MBPD


11/25/11 - 11/26/11  11:45 p.m. - 8:45 a.m.           

500 block of N. Dianthus St

(Theft from Vehicle) Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and took several items including an iPad, several shopping bags full of merchandise, three pieces of luggage and a golf bag full of clubs. The luggage and golf bag were recovered from a neighbor's yard.


12/5/11                3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

400 block of 20th St

(Residential Garage Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) stole two bicycles that were hanging from hooks, from an open garage.


11/25/11 - 11/26/11    10 p.m. - 11 a.m.

200 block of 21st St

(Residential Garage Burglary/Theft from Vehicle) The victim parked his two unlocked vehicles inside the garage and returned to discover the garage door was slightly ajar. Unknown suspect(s) had stolen a gym bag containing an iPod, clothing, and a wallet with cash and credit cards inside, from one of the vehicles. Suspect(s) had also stolen an iPad that had been on the front passenger seat of the other vehicle. A bicycle and a set of golf clubs were also stolen from inside the garage.


12/5/11 - 12/6/11      6:30 p.m. - 10 a.m.

1600 block of Curtis Av

(Vehicle Vandalism) Unknown suspect(s) broke the rear window of a vehicle that was parked outside the residence. The victim heard three loud "thud" noises during the night but did not look outside to see what was making the noise.


12/04/11                                  1:14 a.m.

1900 block of Wendy Way

(Vandalism) Victim observed a male crouching behind the wall to the residence on 19th St. Victim could hear a spray can being used and observed a male standing along the wall of the residence on 19th St.  Graffiti ("Locals" in green paint) was found on the victim's wall.  The two males saw the victim and ran northbound on Wendy Way.



12/02/11 - 12/03/11           5:30 p.m. - 9:30 a.m.

1700 block of 6th St.

 (Vandalism) On 12/03/11 at about 9:30 a.m. Victim observed his PVC pipe fence had been pulled and broken. Victim stated that he last saw his fence upright and intact on 12/02/11 at about 5:30 p.m. Victim estimated it would cost $200 to fix the fence.


11/22/11                                  9:41 a.m.

900 block of 10th St.

(Fraud) Victim was called by World Financial Capital Bank to confirm the opening of a Home Shopping Network account. Victim stated he never opened the account and the account was fraudulently activated.


12/02/11 - 12/03/11                 8 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

1600 block of Gates Ave.

(Vandalism) Victim last saw her car undamaged on 12/02/11 at about 8 p.m. On 12/03/11 at about 1:20 p.m. she realized her car had a cracked windshield. The vehicle was not broken into and no other damage was observed on the vehicle.


12/02/11 - 12/03/11   12:30 p.m. - 11:00a.m.         

1600 block of Gates Ave.

(Vandalism) Victim last saw his car undamaged on 12/02/11 at approximately 12:30 p.m.  On 12/03/11 at about 11:30 a.m. he discovered someone had attempted to throw a cinderblock through the windshield.

The vehicle was not broken into and no other damaged was observed on the vehicle.




The holiday shopping season is in full swing and thieves are looking for an easy target in parking lots of malls, banks, and shopping centers.

Thieves are on the lookout for shoppers who visit a mall, drop items off in their cars, and go back into the mall. We also have reports of shoppers leaving the mall with large purchases and driving to another location nearby to continue their shopping, only to come out and find their vehicles were also broken into.


As always, be aware of your surroundings and the possibility of being followed and don't leave anything in your vehicle that you would like to see again. 




11/29/11                      4:17 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

1500 block of Rosecrans

(Theft from vehicle) Victim bought an Apple 1-Mac at the Apple store in the Village Mall. She placed the laptop in her car trunk and proceeded to her place of business. Victim left the business around 8:45 p.m. and found the driver's side window of her vehicle smashed and her laptop missing.


12/02/11 - 12/03/11             6 p.m. - :19 a.m.

Village Circle

(Residential Burglary) Victims left their home around 6 p.m. They returned a little after midnight and found their bedroom had been ransacked and a kitchen window smashed. Most of the wife's fine jewelry was missing. 


11/30/11        6:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

1300 block of MBB

(Residential Burglary) When victim returned home, after being gone for most of the day, she found a screen had been removed from her bedroom window and the blinds had been knocked off. Two bottles of prescription drugs were missing from the dresser top. Nothing else in the house appeared to have been disturbed.


12/03/11- 12/04/11               5 p.m. - 1 p.m.

1000 block of 11th St.

(Theft from vehicle) About 5 p.m. victim left her unlocked vehicle parked in her driveway. The next day at about 1 p.m. she discovered her purse and two pairs of sandals were missing from the trunk of her vehicle.


11/13/11- 11/14/11               8:15 p.m. - 8 a.m.

3600 block of Pacific Ave 

(Vehicle Burglary) Victim said that on 11/13 at about 8:15 p.m. she parked and locked her vehicle on the street in front of her house. The next morning she noticed that her car had been disturbed and that her third row seat had been stolen. It appears the suspect broke the driver's side door handle to gain entry to the vehicle.


12/02/11- 12/03/11               6:30 p.m.-  8:30 a.m.

500 block of 33rd St.

(Theft from vehicle) Victim parked her vehicle in her driveway. She forgot to lock the vehicle. When she returned the next day she observed her vehicle's registration, watch, and headphones were missing.


12/04/11 - 12/05/11             5 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.

600 block of 29th St.

(Theft of vehicle) Victim parked his vehicle in the driveway of his residence. The next morning the victim discovered the vehicle missing from his driveway.



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