[Update]Police beat: Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach
by Donald Morrison
Nobody was hit and the suspect fled, going south on Hermosa Ave. in a white sedan, according to a Facebook post from the Hermosa Beach Police Department.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call HBPD Detective Dove at 310-318-0348.
Police in Hermosa Beach arrested a man for stealing items out of a garage in the 400 block area of Herondo St. on Saturday, Feb. 13.
At 11 p.m., HBPD officers received a call about a suspicious person stealing items out of a closed garage. Police arrested the man and charged him with burglary, drug related charges and an outstanding warrant after a brief investigation. He was booked into the HBPD jail.
Locking doors and windows, not leaving valuables unattended and quickly removing deliveries from porches are all ways to prevent being a victim of property crime, according to the HBPD.
Three separate vehicles were broken into after having their window smashed in manhattan beach between Feb. 2 and Feb. 3.
Four other cars were burgled and two catalytic converters were taken as well, according to the Manhattan Beach Police Department’s weekly crime recap.
A delivery man had his car stolen after he left it unlocked and with the engine running while dropping off food to a Redondo Beach hotel on Saturday, Feb. 6
The incident happened outside of one of the hotels near 2400 Marine Ave. just after 3 a.m.The delivery man got out of his 2016 Honda Civic to deliver food to one of the hotels when a man with black hair, a blue hoodie and black jeans stole his car.
The vehicle was recovered the next day, on Feb. 7, according to Redondo Beach Police Department Officer J. Keener.
“Take your keys with you, lock your doors and don’t leave anything visible in the car,” said Keener. “
In that same week, RBPD officers responded to seven other incidents of theft or burglary from vehicles.
Keener said jail overcrowding, lenient laws for nonviolent offenses and distancing limitations due to Covid have kept perpetrators of property crime out of jails and on the streets more often since March.
“If it’s not a violent crime, you’ll just go to jail, get your fingerprints and photographs taken, and you’re out with a ticket within an hour or two,” Keener said. “No one’s getting punished for anything so they just go and take whatever they want, do whatever they want.”ER
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