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Weekly Crime Report for September 1, 2019 through Saturday, September 7, 2019

This report is for Sunday, September 1, 2019 through Saturday, September 7, 2019.
50 reported incidents on this report.  The Torrance Police Department Weekly Crime Logs for this period and the previous week are not available on the web. RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES There were 4 in Torrance and 1 in Southeast Torrance. 9 5 2019 Thursday  12:30 pm  23700 Western Ave (Mobile Home Park) Suspect removed window screen, entered via window and fled when he realized victim was inside. AUTO BURGLARIES There were 17 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. AUTO THEFT There were 4 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. THEFT There were 15 in Torrance and 1 in Southeast Torrance. Catalytic converters were removed from 4 vehicles, 2 batteries were stolen and a license plate removed from a vehicle. 9 6 19  10 am to 9 7 19  2 am  1700 Block Sepulveda Blvd Catalytic converter removed from vehicle. ROBBERY/WEAPON 1 incident and it was in Southeast Torrance. 9 2 19  4 am  238th and Fulmar  Suspect t…
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Upcoming Closure of Sepulveda Blvd at Walnut Street for Three Days

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway has scheduled railroad repair on Sepulveda at Walnut Street for three days. Repair Work Begins:        7 am     Friday      September 20, 2019 Repair Work Ends:           5 am    Monday   September 23, 2019 Sepulveda Blvd will be completely closed at Walnut Street to both eastbound and westbound traffic.  Walnut Street will be completely closed at Sepulveda Blvd to on/off traffic from Sepulveda Blvd. Significant delays are expected and alternate routes will have to be used. For additional information from the City of Torrance, contact Anthony Maatubang, Engineering Department at 310 781 7692. John Bailey, President Southeast Torrance Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (SETHA) setha-torrance.blogspot.com

Crenshaw Blvd Traffic Lane Closures

SoCal Edison will reduce southbound Crenshaw Blvd. from three lanes to two lanes from Monterey St. to Jefferson St. due to the placing of fiber and coax cables in existing conduits.  The closure will not be on the days the Farmer’s Market is held at Wilson Park.
Road Closures will occur on the following days: Friday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All lanes will be open to traffic on the following days: Saturday, September 14 Sunday, September 15 Tuesday, September 17 Please avoid the area. John Bailey, President Southeast Torrance Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (SETHA) setha-torrance.blogspot.com

Weekly Crime Report, 8-18 to 8-24, 2019 and More

This report is for Sunday, August 18, 2019 through Saturday, August 24,2019.
There are 46 incidents listed in the Torrance Police Department Weekly Crime Log at: https://www.torranceca.gov/home/showdocument?id=54091 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES There were 3 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. 2 in West Torrance and 1 in North Torrance. AUTO BURGLARIES There were 5 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. 2 in North Torrance and 1 each in Hillside, Southwood Riviera and Madrona areas. AUTO THEFT There were 6 in Torrance and 1 in Southeast Torrance. 8 21 10:30 pm to 8 22  8:30 am  23700 Western Avenue (Trailer Park)  Stolen 91 Honda Civic THEFT 13 incidents in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. No incidents of porch piracy. CITY COUNCIL ACTION on Tuesday, August 27th A proposed new 46-unit apartment complex of two 3-story buildings at 18021-18141 Western Avenue was continued to an uncertain date at the request of the developer.  The site has been vacant for approximately 14…

Weekly Crime Report for 8 11 19 to 8 17 19 and Update on Costco Property

This report is for Sunday, August 11, 2019 through Saturday, August 17, 2019.
46 incidents on the Torrance Police Department Weekly Crime Log at: https://www.torranceca.gov/home/showdocument?id=53844 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES There were 3 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. 1 in the Seaside area, 1 in Southwood Riviera and 1 in the SouthBayPoint townhouse area. AUTO BURGLARIES There were 17 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. 3 in Old Torrance, 2 in the Hillside area, 2 in Delthorne, 2 in Torrance Heights, and 1 each in West, New Horizons, Hollywood Riviera, North and Crossroads. AUTO THEFT 5 vehicles were stolen and none in Southeast Torrance. THEFT 5 incidents in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. No reported catalytic converter thefts or porch piracy incidents. VANDALISM There were 5 incidents in Torrance and 1 in Southeast Torrance. 8 16 19  12:06AM  23700 Block Lucille Av  Suspect damages victim’s residence door by kicking it. UPDATE ON THE COSTCO PROPERTY An ext…

Chase Bank Building Destroyed by Fire

Fire Destroys Chase Bank in Torrance After Driver Loses Control, Crashes Into Building.Information from T P D - Northbound Hawthorne Blvd. remains closed from Carson St. to Del Amo Circle and westbound lanes on Carson St. remains closed from Del Amo Circle to Hawthorne Blvd. following a traffic accident earlier this morning. Duration is approximately 6 to 8 hours. Please avoid the area.

Link to the KTLA video on the fire:

https://ktla.com/2019/08/24/fire-destroys-chase-bank-in-torrance-after-driver-loses-control-crashes-into-building/ John Bailey, President Southeast Torrance Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (SETHA) setha-torrance.blogspot.com
Item 8B on the agenda for the Torrance City Council Meeting on Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00 pm is to replace the playground equipment and exercise area equipment at Sur La Brea Park in Southeast Torrance. The funding for this $158,000.00 project is from Proposition A funds.   The link below has all the details.  The final design of the project includes the feedback from the two community meetings and the Park   Recreation Commission meeting.
https://torrance.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=8&event_id=7268&meta_id=305830 If you have any questions about the project, please contact Jason Minter, Torrance Community Services Department at 310.781.7559 or JMinter@TorranceCA.gov.  If you desire to let the members of the City Council know of your position on the project, you can send an email to Jason and he will include it as a supplemental item to the agenda. John Bailey, President Southeast Torrance Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (SETHA) setha-Torrance.blogspot.com