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 Tuesday, May 22, 2012 


Hermosa Beach Police Department






#1 Male, black, adult, 20-30, 600, black hoodie jacket, dark pants with full facial hair.

#2 Male, black, adult, 20-30, 600, dark hoodie jacket, dark pants, NFD.



Two male suspects physically take female victim's property; one of the females receives an injury to her arm.



On 5-19-12 at approximately 1:40A.M., HBPD Officers responded to the 1800 block of Hermosa Avenue regarding a robbery. Upon arrival, Officers contacted two female victims and a female witness. The three females stated that they were walking home from the Pier Avenue promenade when they were confronted by the two suspects. The suspects physically grabbed two Apple Iphones and a purse before fleeing the area. One of the females was injured during the robbery.


The females described the suspects as male, black, adults, 20-30, and both wearing hoodie jackets and dark pants. Anyone with information regarding the robbery is urged to contact Detective Mick Gaglia @ (310)318-0348 or mgaglia@hermosapolice.org




Suspect(s):      Male, Hispanic, Adult, 25-30, buzz faded haircut, white t-shirt and shorts (No Further Description).

Suspect Vehicle:   blue or silver 4dr sedan with tinted windows


Synopsis:        Female victim is approached by male suspect while she is using her Apple Iphone; Suspect physical takes the phone from her possession and flees into waiting vehicle.


Details:           On 5-21-12 at approximately 11:32P.M., the female victim flagged down an HBPD patrol officer regarding a robbery. The victim stated that she was walking east on Pier Avenue (500 blk) when a male Hispanic began walking next to her. The victim was checking a website on her Apple Iphone when the suspect physically grabbed the phone from her hands. The suspect then ran to a nearby waiting vehicle and got into the passenger side and the vehicle drove away westbound Pier Avenue.


The victim described the suspect as a male, Hispanic, adult, 25-30, wearing a white t-shirt and shorts. Anyone with information regarding the robbery is urged to contact Detective Mick Gaglia @ (310)318-0348 or mgaglia@hermosapolice.org

Every summer the population of Hermosa increases by the thousands as people head to the beach for the surf, sun and sand. Unfortunately, the population isn't the only thing that spikes during the summer - so do the thefts. So after compiling data on the Summer of 2010 and 2011 Crime Reports, the HBPD has offered these following tips:


  • Please do not take wallets/purses/electronics to the beach and leave them unattended.


  • Your shoes do not make a great secret hiding spot.


  • Do not leave valuables on the seat or in plain view inside your car.


  • Lock bicycles, scooters etc. - even if you "will be right back".


  • Watch your keys - crooks will take your alarm key off and find your car faster than you think.


  • Report anything suspicious you see. Last year alone we arrested several subjects videotaping juvenile girls, selling narcotics, stealing unattended valuables etc.
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5-17-12                 8:32PM                                              500 block of Loma

20002 VC / 23152 VC (Hit and Run DUI) There were several calls of a white BMW driving recklessly in the area. It was also seen hitting a parked car and continue on. The vehicle was ultimately located and stopped thanks to the information provided by the people calling in. The driver was arrested for DUI and Hit and Run.


5-19-12                 1:40AM                                                Hermosa Ave and 18th St

211 PC (Robbery) We received a call of a Strong arm robbery in the area. There were three female white adults walking as there were approached by 2 Male black adults. 2 iPhones and a Gucci purse were taken.The suspects were last seen running E/B toward Hermosa Ave. HBPD officers spot a subject that resembled one of the suspects. The fielf Show-up resulted negative and the suspects were GOAUTL.


5-20-12                9:29AM                                                1601 Pacific Coast Highway (24 hour fitness)

459 PC (Vehicle Burglary) The victim parked her car in the gym parking lot and returned to find her vehicle unlocked. She checked the inside of vehicle and noticed her purse and clothing had been removed from the trunk. There were no signs of forced entry and the vehicle may have been left unlocked. No one was seen or heard.


5-20-12                 8:00PM                                            900 Manhattan Ave

664 / 484 PC (attempt theft) There was a call of a male black juvenile attempting to take victim's bike from front porch. The suspect was spooked and fled on foot and left other bike behind. It is unknown if the left bike is stolen, it was logged into evidence.







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Courtesy of Fire Chief David Lantzer


Activity for the Week of May 13th to May 19th

Two (2) hazardous condition incidents involved downed power lines in Hermosa Beach. HBFD responded to 11 automatic/mutual aid requests in Manhattan Beach (7 emergency medical incidents and 4 cancellations) and two (2) to Redondo Beach (both were emergency medical incidents). Hermosa Beach received assistance from Manhattan Beach units on four (4) emergency medical incidents and from Redondo Beach at one (1) emergency medical incident.

Photo of Firefighter Carlos Lopez (left) and Ambulance Operator/Fire Intern Yasha Vand (right) providing aid to a near-drowning patient.


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  • Neurological: Seizure, stroke, decrease level of consciousness.
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