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Weekly Crime Report, January 3 through January 9, 2021

This report is for Sunday, January 3, 2021 through Saturday, January 9, 2021. There are 56 incidents in the Torrance Police Department Weekly Crime Log at: https://www.torranceca.gov/home/showpublisheddocument?id=62925 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY There was 1 in the 3400 Block of Maricopa Street 1/8 1:30 AM Suspect removed screen, slid window open and fled when confronted by occupant. AUTO BURGLARY There were 27 in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. Windows were smashed in 12 vehicles for entry, 11 vehicles were unlocked and 6 were entered by unknown means. Items stolen included a laptop, sunglasses, cardholder, duffel gloves. shoes, earbuds, 5 wallets, toolbox, tools, cash, monopad, coin purse, backpack, debit card and more. AUTO THEFT There were 6 stolen/attempted stolen vehicles in Torrance and none in Southeast Torrance. They included a 06 Chevy Silverado, 01 Chevy Suburban, 19 Nissan Rogue, 98 Honda Civic, 06 GMC Sierra and a 02 Ford F250 Pickup. THEFT There were 13 incid
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Daily Breeze Article on Reduction in Ambulance Service in Torrance

https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/01/13/torrance-council-votes-to-reduce-ambulance-service-in-money-saving-move/ John Bailey, President Southeast Torrance Homeowners' Association, Inc. (SETHA) Torrance council votes to reduce ambulance service in money-saving move The city of Torrance will end its current contract with McCormick Ambulance and bring the lucrative service in-house, in Torrance on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The City Council decided on a 6-1 vote Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) By NICK GREEN | NGreen@scng.com | Daily Breeze PUBLISHED: January 13, 2021 at 3:32 p.m. | UPDATED: January 13, 2021 at 3:36 p.m. In a bid to plug a multimillion dollar budget shortfall, Torrance will soon end its current contract with McCormick Ambulance and bring the lucrative service in-house, despite the Fire Department providing documentation that the move will reduce the level of ambulance service to the community. The City Council approved t

Weekly Crime Report 12/27 to 1/2/2021

This report is for Sunday, December 27, 2020 through Saturday, January 2, 2021. There are 36 incidents in the Torrance Police Department Weekly Crime Log at: https://www.torranceca.gov/home/showpublisheddocument?id=62851 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY There was 1 in Old Torrance AUTO BURGLARIES There were 11 in Torrance. 5 vehicles were unsecured/unlocked and 3 vehicles had windows smashed for entry. US Mail and packages were stolen from a USPS truck in the 18900 Block Florwood Av in the afternoon of December 31st. AUTO THEFT There were 6 vehicles stolen in Torrance including 1 in Southeast Torrance. A 2019 Honda Accord was stolen in the 23300 Block of Arlington Ave between 10 PM, 12/27 and 9 AM 12/28. THEFT There were 10 incidents of theft including 8 stolen catalytic converters. 4 of them were stolen in the 1800 Block of Carson St. COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES There were 4 in Torrance. On December 31, 2020 at 12:22 AM in the 3400 Block of Lomita Blvd, a glass door was smashed for entry to th

Weekly Crime Report 12/20 through 12/26, 2020

This report is for Sunday, December 20, 2020 through Saturday, December 26, 2020. 54 items in the Torrance Police Weekly Crime Log at: https://www.torranceca.gov/home/showpublisheddocument?id=62801 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES There were 4 in Torrance. 2 in North Torrance, 1 in the Riviera and 1 in Walteria. AUTO BURGLARIES There were 14 in Torrance and 2 in Southeast Torrance. Windows were smashed in 8 vehicles and 3 vehicles were unsecured. On 12/21, in the 17100 Block of Eastwood Av, a suspect entered a USPS vehicle and stole US Mail. Southeast Torrance. 12/21 2000 Block 230th St Smashed window for entry and took backpack/clothes. 12/24 23800 Block Walnut St Smashed window for entry and took box/shoes. AUTO THEFT There were 12 stolen vehicles in Torrance including 1 motorcycle. THEFT There were 12 incidents in Torrance and 2 in Southeast Torrance. 3 catalytic converters were stolen including 1 in Southeast Torrance in the 2400 Block of 237th Street. 3 delivered parcels

Torrance Fire Department Press Release on COVID-19 Vaccination and Ambulance Deployment

The link to the article is at the end of the press release. John Bailey, President Southeast Torrance Homeowners' Association, Inc. (SETHA) Torrance Fire Department Distributes COVID-19 Vaccination and has Deployed Two Ambulances to assist with Patient Care and Transport Post Date:12/30/2020 7:13 PM Contact: Carl Besanceney Assistant Chief (310) 781-7100 CBesanceney@TorranceCA.Gov www.TorranceCA.Gov www.TorranceCA.Gov/COVID19 Torrance Fire Department Distributes COVID-19 Vaccination and has Deployed Two Ambulances to assist with Patient Care and Transport TORRANCE, Calif., December 30, 2020- On December 28, 2020, the Torrance Fire Department began receiving its allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations to be initially distributed to first responders. In addition, due to the overwhelming impact of the pandemic to area hospitals, TFD has deployed two ambulances to assist with patient care and transport. Fire Chief Martin Serna has assigned one Assistant Chief to the Los

Weekly Crime Report for 12/13 to 12/19 2020

This report is for Sunday, December 13, 2020 through Saturday, December 19, 2020. 65 items in the Torrance Police Department Weekly Crime Log at: https://www.torranceca.gov/home/showpublisheddocument?id=62767 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY There was 1 in Torrance in the Southwood Riviera area. 12/14/2020 4:40 AM 22700 Block Ladeene Avenue Suspect took property out of unlocked vehicle, used remote to enter garage and took cash, garage remote and can of soda. AUTO BURGLARIES There were 21 in Torrance including 1 in Southeast Torrance and 5 in the 4400 Block of Pacific Coast Highway. 12/15 6PM to 12/16 7:20 AM 23700 Cabrillo Av Wallet, cash, sunglasses and purse taken from possibly unlocked vehicle. Windows were smashed in 12 vehicles and 4 vehicles were unlocked. Items stolen included cash, earthquake backpack, jewelry, tools, cables, shoebox, cell phone, flash drive, clothes, skateboard, dash camera, flashlights, another garage remote, key, laptop case, laptop bag, decorative rock, lap

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) COLLECTION EVENT Saturday, December 19. 2020, 9 AM to 3 PM, Rain or Shine Location: Lomita City Hall Parking Lot - 24300 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717 Entrance to the event is off Narbonne Avenue not 242nd Street. It is the driveway on the south side of the LA County Building in the City of Lomita/LA County facility. Sponsored jointly by the Los Angeles County 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 Thinner. Turpentine, Cleaners with Acids or Lye. Pesticides and Herbicides. Household and Car Batteries. Old Computers and Television Sets. Sharps or Used Needles. Expired Pharmaceuticals and Mercury Thermometers. THINGS WE DON&#