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EARTHQUAKE UPDATE AND PREPAREDNESS ADVISORY

 

AREA CRIME LOG

Monday, March 16 2009 to Sunday March 22, 2009

 

AREA 1  

 BLUE (SOUTHWEST area bordered by Pier Ave, PCH & Herondo St.)

 

AREA 2

 GREEN (NORTHWEST area bordered Pier Ave, PCH and Manhattan border)

 

AREA 3

 RED (Every HB address on PCH and EAST to Harper/Reynolds)

 

 

 

Abbreviations Used by Officers:
RP    Reporting Party
UTL    Unable to Locate
GOA    Gone on Arrival
FI    Field Identification Card is information taken "in the field" on a person; such as name, address, distinguishing marks, clothing if needed for future contact.

NRD    No Report Desired

ADAST  Advised and/or assisted 

 

Wednesday 3-18-09

 

Area 3

 

925

PCH and 4th Street

Suspicious activity

There was a male subject seen inside of a vehicle in the area. The subject left on a bike and was then seen trying car door handles. He was located and ultimately transported to the HBPD for identification.

       

 

Area 2

 

459 PC

00 - Unit block of 16th Street

Residential Burglary

Unknown suspect entered Reporting Party residence and took Panasonic Plasma TV without permission. Fingerprints were taken and the RP seems to think they will be able figure out who took the TV.

       

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

440 Pier Avenue

Commercial Burglary

A business had a removed screen from a window. It appears that entry was not made. There were fingerprints lifted from the scene. NOTE: This burglar was more than likely scared off by a citizen in the area.

       

 

Area 3

 

487 PC

700 block of Prospect Avenue

Theft

Unknown suspect took victims unlocked bicycle from the front of her residence.

       

           

Area 1

 

594 PC

700 block of Hermosa Avenue

Vandalism

Multiple subjects were observed vandalizing multiple vehicles which were parked along Hermosa Avenue.  Several tires were slashed and several mirrors were damaged/destroyed.

       

  

Friday 3-20-09

 

Area 3

 

664/484 PC

2000 block of PCH

Attempt Theft

Suspect seen by civilian attempting to cut the lock on a bicycle secured inside the apartment complex.  Suspect fled but was found by PD nearby.  Booked and ultimately released to INS

       

 

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

1100 block of Palm Drive

Garage Burglary

Bicycle stolen from open/unsecured garage by unknown suspect.  Occurred at approximately 10:35a.m.

       

 

 

Area 1

 

459 PC

100 block of Hermosa Avenue

Vehicle Burglary

Unknown suspect(s) stole victim's watch and wallet from his vehicle while it was parked in an unsecured parking garage.  Occurred sometime overnight or this a.m.

       

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

700 block of 5th Street

Theft

Bicycle stolen from location by unknown suspect.

       

 

Saturday 3-21-09

 

Area 1

 

484 PC

700 block of Hermosa Avenue

Theft

Someone seen in the area going through recyclables. The subject was contacted and cited for the violation.

       

 

Sunday 3-22-09

 

Area 2

 

484 PC

500 block of Pier Ave

Theft

The victim was washing clothes at the Laundromat. He had his wallet sitting on top of one of the washing machines. Within approximately 30 minutes, he noticed that it was missing. No one was seen, no suspect info.

       

  

 

Area 3

 

594 PC

1200 block of 6th Street

Vandalism

Occurred overnight.  suspect spraying shaving cream on front of residence. Third occurrence.

 

       

 

The following is from CalTech/USGS:
 
For your information, the following is a summary of the recent earthquake activity at Bombay Beach:
 
An earthquake swarm near Bombay Beach in the Salton Sea area began on March 21st, 2009, with a M1.8 earthquake, located 3km SSE of Bombay Beach. The swarm has continued through today, with the largest event having occurred this morning at 04:55AM PDT, a M4.8 earthquake, located 4km S of Bombay Beach. So far, there have been 66 events between M0.8 and M4.8, and the events continue through this morning.
 
The M4.8 moment tensor solution displays strike-slip motion, with the preferred nodal plane strike of N57E, with an uncertainty of 8 degrees. This is consistent with a fault or faults orthogonal to the San Andreas fault, located in the northern Brawley Seismic Zone. Before 2001, there were few events that had occurred in the northern Brawley Seismic Zone. The southern Brawley Seismic Zone is much more active, with events occurring on a regular basis.
 
From 1932 to 2009, we recorded 722 events within a 5km radius of this current swarm. Most of the historical events recorded within 5 km of the current swarm were portions of earlier Bombay Beach swarms. Historically, the larger events (>M3.0) occurred less frequently, but still total 22.
 
Prior to this morning, the largest event recorded in this 5km region of Bombay Beach was a M4.2 earthquake. This event occurred on 11/13/99, and was triggered by the Hector Mine Earthquake, which occurred on 10/16/1999. The list of current events for the swarm can be viewed below. We will continue to monitor the area, and post any new information at www.SCSN.org
 
For additional information visit www.scsn.org
 

It is a good time to ensure the readiness of systems essential to emergency operations and remind the public about the importance of being prepared for earthquakes.