Blotter: Memorial Day DUIs and Car Break-Ins

The following information was made available to the public on the Hermosa Beach Police Department website. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Memorial day drunkenness, a rash of smash and grab car burglaries and a theft of $20,000 from a house highlight last week's police reports as reported by the Hermosa Beach Police Department crime map and the Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch crime log.

Memorial Day Intoxication

Hermosa Police said there were seven alcohol-related arrests made on Memorial Day, May 28.

Police said they arrested three people on suspicion of driving under the influence and arrested four people under suspicion of being drunk in public and fighting. 

An assault with a deadly weapon was reported on the same day, police said.

Rash of Smash and Grabs

On May 31, six different cars were broken into after their windows were smashed, according to police reports. 

Various items were stolen from each car including sunglasses, and iPad, and GPS device, police said.

The six burglaries occurred overnight in the following locations in Hermosa Beach:

  • 29th Court and Morningside Drive
  • 2100 block of Power Street
  • 8th Street and Valley Drive
  • 400 block of 33rd Street
  • 500 block of Bayview Drive
  • 100 block of 28th Street

$20,000 Stolen from Inside Home

A residential burglary was reported on June 2 in the 100 block of 28th Street although police say it is unknown when the actual burglary occurred. 

The resident reported that $20,000 was missing from the house.

According to police, the victim told them he suspects construction workers are involved.

Marijuana Pipe Theft

An unidentified female entered a store in the 500 block of Pacific Coast Highway and stole two glass "marijuana smoking devices," police reports stated. 

After exiting the store, the suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle and fled the scene. 

The business owner expressed a desire to prosecute the suspect and wishes the merchandise to be returned, police said.

The Information above was compiled from the Hermosa Beach Police Department web site’s crime mapping tool and the Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch crime log.


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