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Torrance Police Catch Porch Pirate in Torrance Heights Area (227th and Madrona)

Torrance Police DepartmentMonday December 11th, 2017 :: 02:23 p.m. PST CommunityPackage Thief Apprehended On Thursday, 07 December 2017, undercover Torrance Police Detectives resumed covert surveillance on a subject suspected of stealing packages from doorsteps.  Commonly referred to as “Porch Pirates”, investigators began working on a tip provided by a person victimized late October of this year
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Weekly Crime Report for Southeast Torrance 11 26 17 through 12 2 17 Increase in Reported Incidents

This report is for Sunday, November 26, 2017 through Saturday, December 2, 2017.
A significant increase in crime this reporting week with 92 incidents. RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES There were three in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. 1 each in Old Torrance, North and Riviera.  Entry made in two unlocked homes and suspect in the Old Torrance incident entered an unsecured vehicle to gain entry to a garage with a remote. AUTO BURGLARIES 32 in Torrance, the largest weekly number this year, and 1 was in Southeast Torrance.   12 windows were smashed for entry and 11 vehicles were unlocked.  11 27 17 10 PM to 11 28 17 3 PM    22600 Pennsylvania Ave  Vehicle entered by unknown means with GPS, passport, sunglasses and paperwork stolen. AUTO THEFT There were 18 stolen vehicles including 1 motorcycle.  In the North Torrance residential burglary, suspects entered via unsecured garage and obtained vehicle keys.  A 97 Chevy Suburban, a 2013 Hyundai Elantra and a 2015 Kia Optima were all sto…

Garage Sales Ordinance Proposed for Torrance

Torrance City Council Meeting December 12, 2017, 7 PM Torrance City Hall The Torrance City Council will be considering adoption of a new ordinance regulating garage sales in the City of Torrance.  Each garage sale shall be for two consecutive days only and not more than four such sales may be held at any one address during any calendar year. Garage sales shall be limited to between 7 AM and 4 PM. Link to the garage sales agenda item: John Bailey, President Southeast Torrance Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (SETHA)

LAX 405 and 105 Traffic Advisory for Dec 7th and 8th

Going to LAX the next two nights?  Be sure to read this traffic advisory.
John Bailey, President Southeast Torrance Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (SETHA) Lanes Closed: Westbound I-105 Connector from Northbound I-405 Activity: Caltrans will close the connector from northbound Interstate 405 to westbound Interstate 105, affecting access to LAX via I-105, for two nights to perform sign maintenance during a longer-term project to reconstruct the roadway.

Dates: Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8, 2017

Time: 10 PM-4 AM (the following morning)

The westbound I-105 connector (toward El Segundo and LAX) from northbound I-405 will be CLOSED overnight for these two days; the eastbound I-105 connector remains closed through January 3, 2018 for reconstruction.

Traffic will be detoured. Motorists heading to LAX should continue on Interstate 405 to westbound Century Boulevard to access the airport, or use westbound Imperial Highway to reach northbound Sepulveda Boulevard. LAX Constr…

Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Saturday, December 9th, Lomita City Hall Parking Lot

City Hall Parking Lot24300 Narbonne Avenue
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Enter off Narbonne Avenue only
Sponsored jointly by the Sanitation Districts and the Department of Public Works. The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. THINGS WE WANT YOU TO BRING...Motor oil, antifreeze, paint, paint thinnerTurpentine, cleaners with acids or lyePesticides and herbicidesHousehold and car batteriesOld computers and television setsSharps or used needlesExpired pharmaceuticals and mercury thermometersTHINGS WE DON'T WANT YOU TO BRING...Explosives, ammunition or radioactive materialsWaste from businesses will not be acceptedTrash or old tiresWhite goods such as washers, stoves, refrigerators or air conditionersHOW TO PREPARE...In general, there is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 lbs. per vehicleBring …

Weekly Crime Report for November 19th through November 28th, 2017

The agenda includes a petition of Hof’s Hut Restaurant, Inc., 23635 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance CA to allow an on-sale general alcohol liquor license.  The Commission will meet on December 6th at 7PM in the City Council Chambers to consider the application. WEEKLY CRIME REPORT Residential Burglaries There were 4 in North Torrance.  Sliding glass doors were smashed for entry in two homes. Auto Burglaries There were 18 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance.  On Wednesday, November 22nd, windows were smashed in three vehicles in the 24500 Block of Hawthorne Blvd (Newton). Items stolen from the vehicles included laptop (2) , wallet (3), back pack, shoes, purse (2), coat (2), MP3, cell phone, cash (2), bank card, medication, sports attire, eyeglasses, jacket, and drone. Auto Theft There were 3 in Torrance and 1 in Southeast Torrance. 11/21/17 to 11/24/17   2200 Block 229th St   2008 Ford E250 Cargo Van. Link to the Torrance PD Weekly  Crime Log with 45 lis…