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Crime Log and E-News
December 20, 2011
Crime Log
 Courtesy of Capt. Steve Johnson, HBPD 
December 12 - 18, 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











Petty Theft

1200 Block of 19th Street.

An unknown party stole a cell phone, and luggage from an unlocked vehicle.




Petty Theft

Area of 24th Street and Hermosa Ave.

During a holiday party, an unknown party stole the victim's unsecured IPhone.

12-13-11  7:21a.m.


Petty Theft

500 Block of Pier Ave.

An unknown party stole the victim's unsecured cell phone.

12-14-11  9:05a.m.


Identification Theft

1300 Block of Loma Drive.

An unknown suspect used credit card information to purchase over $800 worth of gasoline in Hesperia.

12-14-11  6:21p.m.


Petty Theft

800 Block of 19th Street.

An unknown party stole a backpack that was left on the beach.

12-16-11  10:48a.m.


Grand Theft

1200 Block of 1st Street

An unknown party stole the victim's backpack from an unsecured vehicle.

12-16-11  5:53p.m.


Petty Theft

1100 Block of PCH

A suspect stole several food items from a grocery store. The Police Department received a delayed notice of this theft.

12-17-11  9:56a.m.


Petty Theft

20 Block of Pier Plaza

An unknown suspect stole the victim's unsecured bicycle.

12-18-11  9:54a.m.


Petty Theft

900 Block of Palm Drive

An unknown party stole an unknown number of coins from an unsecured vehicle.




Reflection by Kelly Kovac-ReedyTOP




It is something that I have always wanted to donate, but it never quite happened. 


On a sunny day in September, I drove past a sign on Valley and Pier Avenue that read, "Blood Drive Today, PLEASE donate, Clark Building".  There was no peer or social pressure to do it.  Just a sign that said, "PLEASE."  

Why had I never done it?  I have seen blood being taken from people laying in the bed.  They seemed very comfortable.  However, the thought of my own blood, a pint, being taken was too much to wrap my mind around; so I always talked myself out of it.  Basically, I was intimidated.  But of what, really?   I pushed past my own mind and walked through the door of the Clark Building on Valley Drive.  I was immediately welcomed and repeatedly thanked for coming in.  I saw two other parents that I knew, eagerly waiting to give their blood.  I began to get that "sense of community" that I had come to love about living in a smaller town.  I felt empowered.  I wasn't scared anymore.  I filled out the paperwork and waited to see if I was able to donate.  I was interviewed by a nurse, blood pressure and temperature taken and then my finger was pricked to check my Iron level.  If you are within an acceptable number range, you are able to proceed with donating your blood.  If you are not, you are given a sticker that says, "I TRIED TO GIVE BLOOD TODAY."  Well, now, I did not want that sticker!  The hard part was over...I walked through the door!  Luckily, I was able to donate.  I was directed to a bed and the nurse began to take my blood.  I felt the needle but it was no different than when the lab takes your blood when you visit your doctor.  Very routine and professional!  It took less than 15 minutes.  I was told to not do any housework.  Yes, you heard me right.  I did not have to do a thing but go home and REST!  Love it!  I was really excited to get a sticker that said, "BE NICE TO ME; I gave blood today".   I snacked on food and drinks provided by our local markets.  


I did it.  It was done.  I hope I saved a life today.   



When Tracy and I founded HBNW, we had a wish that residents would come together and make a difference.  Our wish came true.   And in less than five years, the HB community embraced HBNW and made it a sweeping success in crime prevention and disaster preparedness!  It was a grass roots effort that worked!  At this Blood Drive, I met a woman who reminded me of when we first began the process of becoming HBNW.  In my eyes, she has already made a difference in our community and is saving countless lives by continuing to bring this Blood Drive to the residents several times a year.  She now has me as a proud donor!  All of our HBNW members supported US and we are so grateful.    Please join me on Sunday, February 5, 2012 to join in her wish and make this effort another reminder of why we belong to an amazing community.  The blood collected at this drive goes directly to Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital.



For further information, please contact


Candy Ayllon-McPhail at (310)406-5907




Be a Blood Donor, We Need Your Type!




Crime Log
Courtesy of MBNW and MBPD


12/05/11 - 12/11/11        5 p.m. - 2 p.m.

1200 blk of Wendy Way

(Theft from Vehicle) Victim said that between 5 p.m. on 12/05/11 and 2 p.m. on 12/10/11 someone broke into his vehicle and took his third row seats. The vehicle was parked on the street when it was burglarized.


12/13/11                        8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

800 blk of Marine Ave.

(Residential Burglary) Victim left his home locked/secured at 8:30 a.m.

The victim returned to his residence about 10:30 p.m. and noticed a glass portion of his front door had been smashed. He realized a small safe containing various documents with personal identity information missing from a closet. He was unable to determine if anything else was missing.


12/13/11                         8:30 a.m. - 7:20 p.m.

400 blk of 30th St.

(Residential Burglary) Victim left her house around 8:30 a.m. When she left the residence all doors were locked and secured but the kitchen window was left unlocked. When she returned around 7:20 p.m. she noticed the kitchen door was unlocked and someone had stolen  her Apple I-Pad and Mac Book Pro from the dining room area.


12/13/11                         3 p.m. - 10:27 p.m.

2700 blk of Palm Ave

(Residential Burglary)Unknown suspect(s) smashed the window pane of the rear French door and entered the residence. The suspect(s)stole a watch from the upstairs office as well as numerous items of jewelry from the

Master Bedroom.                               


12/8/11 - 12/9/11        3 p.m. - 10 a.m.                     

1600 blk of Pine Av

(Burglary from Vehicle) The victim parked and locked the vehicle

(Suburban) in the driveway. When the victim returned the driver's side door lock had been picked and the third row seat had been stolen. No suspects were seen or heard.


12/7/11 - 12/8/11        7 a.m. - Midnight                   

3600 blk of Alma Av

(Residential Burglary) Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through a bedroom window that was shut but not locked, by moving a chair under the window. Suspect(s) knocked over some items and took a backpack and cash from the residence.




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 to the Firemen, Policemen, Public Works City Yard guys, Bree & Tracy Hopkins, Connie & Kelly Smith for bringing some Holiday cheer to the neighborhoods in HB!
We want to add a special thanks to Santa for his jolly smile and selfless giving to the children!
Your dedication to our community spirit is inspiring.    

Thanks to Santa and everyone who made this another

incredible memory for the the kids young and old

on 8th Street.  We cannot thank you enough.

It was awesome!

Block Captains Doris & Greg - 8th Street


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