Manhattan Beach Police Department

  • Agency: Manhattan Beach Police Department
  • Address: 420 15th St, Manhattan Beach, 90266 CA
  • Chief: Rod Uyeda (Chief of Police)

Manhattan Beach Police Department is located at 420 15th St, Manhattan Beach, 90266 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Rod Uyeda. The Manhattan Beach Police Department phone number is 310-802-5100.

Manhattan Beach Police Department News

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Manhattan Beach Police Department responded to the area of the 500 block of Valley Drive in regard to a suspicious male. A female juvenile was walking alone when an adult male walked up behind her and offered her candy and asked her age. The juvenile avoided the male by running to a friend’s house. While walking back home, the juvenile observed the same male adult inside of a vehicle. The male told the juvenile she should not be out by herself, and that she should get into his vehicle so he could drive her home. The juvenile ran away to her residence. The male adult and his vehicle are described as follows: Adult male, African American, dark skin, approximately 30 years old, tall, medium build with muscular arms, short black hair, no facial hair, wearing a gray tank top and pants Brownish/greenish older model vehicle, possibly a sedan with either 2 or 4 doors, very dirty and possibly containing some rust, with a tan interior and bucket style front seats Anyone with additional information about the case should contact Detective Aleina Smith at (310) 802-5133 or the Manhattan Beach Police Department Tip Line at (310) 802-5171.

This year, from November 1st through November 30th, members of the Manhattan Beach Police Department will be displaying moustaches and moustache pins to show their support for prostate cancer awareness as part of the Movember campaign. Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.” Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Men are encouraged to be aware of any family history of cancer and to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The Manhattan Beach Police Department is proud to be part of this movement to generate awareness for those whose lives have been affected by prostate cancer. For more information visit their website at: https://us.movember.com/

The Manhattan Beach Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Community Police Academy. The Academy is a ten-week program that is designed to educate residents and local citizens on various aspects of law enforcement. The first session will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. at the Manhattan Beach Police Department. Classes will continue every Thursday and will culminate with a graduation ceremony on March 15, 2018. Each session will highlight select sections (i.e. Patrol, SWAT, K-9, Traffic & Detectives) within the Department and feature instruction by police officers, support personnel, as well as management staff. This Academy is not intended to prepare citizens for street duty as police officers. Instead, participants will become closely familiar with the operations of the Manhattan Beach Police Department. At the same time, through this interaction with our residents, our officers get the opportunity to work toward building stronger community relationships. To participate, an Academy application must be submitted for review to determine suitability for the program. Applicants must then meet the following criteria: -Must be at least 18 years old -Must reside or work within the City of Manhattan Beach -Must not have felony convictions -Must not be wanted for any crime -Must submit to a limited background check (to include: warrants & criminal history) For more program information, please call Officer Kristie Colombo (310) 802-5184 or email: mbpdcpa@citymb.info. Academy applications and brochures are available on the city website: http://www.citymb.info/city-officials/police-department/programs-and-services/crime-prevention

MBPD Halloween Safety Tips can be found on the City's website at: http://www.citymb.info/city-officials/police-department/public-safety-resources-and-tips/personal-safety/halloween-safety-tips

On October 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., two packages were taken from residential porches in the 1600 block of Curtis Avenue and the 100 block of Meadows Avenue. Three male subjects were seen on video surveillance committing the thefts. If you have any information or can identify these subjects, please contact DETECTIVE JENNIFER LEACH at (310) 802-5125 or call dispatch at (310) 545-4566 to report their whereabouts. You can remain anonymous. DO NOT attempt to apprehend or detain these subjects.

Press Release For Immediate Release October 17, 2017 Contacts: Sergeant Tim Zins, PIO, (310) 802-5186 Detective Michael Rosenberger, (310) 802-5127 Date of Incident: October 2017 Subject: Two Suspects Arrested in Separate Cases of Indecent Exposure Locations: Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266 On October 10, 2017, the Manhattan Beach Police Department was dispatched to the 1200 block of Artesia Blvd. in regard to a suspect masturbating in a blue Chrysler 300. When the officers arrived, they were unable to locate the suspect. On October 11, 2017 the Manhattan Beach Police Department was dispatched to 3600 N. Sepulveda Blvd. (Manhattan Village Mall) in regard to a suspect masturbating in a blue vehicle. When officers arrived, they located the suspect in a blue Chrysler 300. Edward Gwon Kennon of Harbor City was arrested and booked at the MBPD jail for indecent exposure. Kennon was also positively identified as the suspect from the previous day in the 1200 block of Artesia Blvd. Also on October 11, 2017, in an unrelated case, the Manhattan Beach Police Department arrested Juan Manuel Hernandez, of Hermosa Beach, for indecent exposure. MBPD detectives were given information by a witness who observed Hernandez masturbating inside a red Ford Ranger on two separate occasions. Hernandez was seen by a witness masturbating in his vehicle in the 1200 block of Redondo Ave. and on the 405 freeway. After conducting an investigation into these two crimes, Hernandez was arrested and booked at the MBPD jail for indecent exposure. If anyone has information that could be associated with these crimes, please call Detective Michael Rosenberger at (310) 802-5127 or the Manhattan Beach Police Department Tip Line at (310) 802-5171. Arrested: Juan Manuel Hernandez 28 years old Hermosa Beach Arrested: Edward Gwon Kennon 19 years old Harbor City

In loving memory of Rachael Parker, our bubbly, animal-loving, warmhearted friend and co-worker. Rachael's family will be holding a private memorial, but wanted to share her Obituary. Rachael K. Parker (age 33) of Long Beach, California, passed away October 2, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rachael was born December 16, 1983, in Spokane, Washington, and was a graduate of Cheney High School, class of 2002. She attended Eastern Washington University for one year before moving to California. While in California, she worked with the Manhattan Beach Police Department as a Records Technician, and also earned a BA in Sociology. She was with the Manhattan Beach Police Department for ten years. Rachael loved her two rescue dogs, traveling, and her volunteer work with the elderly. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her mother, Robin Monter and her Stepfather Drew. Father, Collin Parker. Step brothers, Justin and Tyrell Monter and their wives. Sisters, Christine Katz and Sara Arrojas and their husbands. Grandmother, Kathleen Chinen. Her niece Alivia and nephew Kamdyn along with Colbie, Kaydee and Haylee. Many aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as her many dear friends and police family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society in her memory. A private Memorial Service will be held.

Diners at Tin Roof Bistro in Manhattan Beach will enjoy an extra level of service on Tuesday, November 7 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, when police officers and professional staff from MBPD hold our annual “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser. The evening is intended to not only provide guests with a memorable dining experience and exceptional service, but to also collect tips and donations to benefit South Bay Special Olympics’ athletes. All tips are a tax deductible donation to Special Olympics, which provides athletic training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South Bay area. Since 2012, the Manhattan Beach Police Department’s Tip-A-Cop events have raised over $55,000 for local Special Olympics athletes. Dinner reservations are suggested, please call: Tin Roof Bistro at (310) 939-0900. For more information about Special Olympics Southern California visit www.sosc.org.

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The Manhattan Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety, increase the awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving, and deter impaired driving and unlicensed driving. This checkpoint will be conducted in joint partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety California Office of Traffic Safety. Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Manhattan Beach Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The intent of the checkpoint is to encourage sober designated drivers. By publicizing these educational and enforcement efforts, the Manhattan Beach Police Department believes that drinking and driving and driving while unlicensed will be reduced. Our “Zero Tolerance” approach to enforcement sends a clear message to those who still don’t heed the warning to designate a sober driver before celebrations begin. Simply put, “If you are over the legal limit, you will be arrested.” The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Manhattan Beach Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering to give our community an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Medications (pills or patches) will be accepted for disposal at the Manhattan Beach Police Department - Community Room (420 15th St.). The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. The National Prescription Drug Take Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many residents do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards. In addition to the bi-annual DEA Take Back event, the Manhattan Beach Police Department also offers 24/7 medication drop-off, in a secure collection bin, which is located in the front lobby of the Police Department. As a result of both the April 2017 DEA Take Back event and the MBPD’s collection bin, nearly 936 pounds of unwanted or expired medications were collected and turned over to the DEA for destruction. The following items are not a part of this program and cannot be accepted: illicit substances, liquids or used/new hypodermic needles/sharps.

This was shared with us today. A growing tribute in Las Vegas for Rachael and all the victims. #vegasstrong

Please be advised of street closures and parking restrictions for Hometown Fair and the 10K Run this weekend. MANHATTAN BEACH 10K RUN STREET CLOSURES Streets along the race route will be closed on Saturday, October 7, from 4:00 AM to 10:00 AM, and “curb parking” will be prohibited on some streets. View the below map for specific street closures and parking restrictions. As runners complete sections of the 10K Run route, Manhattan Beach Police Department will reopen streets. For more information about the run, visit the Manhattan Beach 10K Run website, http://www.mb10k.com. HOMETOWN FAIR STREET CLOSURES * Friday, October 6 at 7:00 AM to Sunday, October 8 at 10:00 PM, Valley Drive, both directions (from Blanche Road to 15th Street) will be closed * Saturday, October 7 at 7:00 AM to Sunday, October 8 at 10:00 PM, 15th Street (both directions, from Valley Drive to Highland Avenue) and Valley Drive (northbound from 11th Street to 15th Street) will be closed For more information about the Fair, visit the Hometown Fair website, http://www.mbfair.org. COME VISIT THE MBPD BOOTH AT THE FAIR At Hometown Fair, the Manhattan Beach Police Department will have a booth with information about upcoming events and department programs. Please stop by and ask us questions, share concerns, or just say hello. MBPD’s limited edition #PinkPatchProject t-shirts will be available for purchase for $20 and Pink mini-patches for $10; proceeds go to breast cancer treatment, research, and education.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Manhattan Beach Community Candlelight Vigil in honor of MBPD Records Tech Rachael Parker, MBMS Teacher Sandy Casey, and all who were affected by the #LVTragedy. The support from the community is so very much appreciated! Thank you! 🙏

This evening at 6:30 p.m., a community vigil will be held at the Manhattan Beach Pier in honor and memory of those affected by the tragic events in Las Vegas, both in our community and beyond. Due to environmental and fire safety concerns, candles will NOT be provided. Instead, the City encourages those in attendance to use their phones, or bring flashlights or LEDs to light the way. So, charge up those cell phones or bring a flashlight and we hope to see you there! Manhattan Beach Blvd will be closed near the Pier and those interested in attending are encouraged to find parking outside the area. Please remember that this vigil is to honor not only those who were injured or who lost their lives, but the families and communities who have been affected, including our own. We ask that you keep them in mind as we join together in reflection and fellowship. Thank you to the community for the outpouring of love and support.

We have received many requests about how people can help. The Manhattan Beach Police Officers' Association has set up a Fund for Rachael's Family. Donations can be made at: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=975852DJGFSXU, or by sending a check to the MBPOA at PO Box 3542, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Please make checks payable to the MBPOA and include "Rachael Parker" in the note.

Thank you to our community for the outpouring of love and support for Rachael and the members of MBPD. Your messages of condolence are a comfort during this difficult time

Press Conference for Manhattan Beach Police Department staff members involved in the Las Vegas shootings

In light of the recent tragedy and its effect on our Department, we are cancelling Wednesday's Coffee with a Cop event. We apologize for the late notice and we appreciate your understanding. Please consider attending the community vigil Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. More information at http://ow.ly/iRbm30fEi4M

Thank you to the community for your support during this difficult time.

Today at 3:00 p.m., Manhattan Beach Police Chief Eve R. Irvine will hold a press conference regarding the off-duty shooting death of Records Technician Rachael Parker at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. Chief Irvine will also introduce Police Officer Chad Swanson who sustained non-life-threatening injuries while attending the event off-duty and aided in the rescue of several shooting victims. Press conference will be aired LIVE on Facebook.

The Manhattan Beach Police Department is mourning the loss of Rachael Parker, Police Records Technician, who was tragically killed in the Las Vegas shooting Sunday night. Rachael, 33 years old, was known for her cheerful and compassionate demeanor. She served the Police Department and the Manhattan Beach community for nearly 10 years, working at the Front Desk of the Police Station. In June 2016, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University, and was in the process of applying to graduate school. Rachael had a passion for working with older adults, and she completed her undergraduate practicum with Manhattan Beach’s Older Adults Program. Rachael had a love for dogs – especially her two adopted dogs, Maddie and Izzy. She enjoyed baking, country music, and LA Kings Hockey. Rachael’s smile could light up a room, even on the most difficult of days. Rachael, we love you and we miss you. Our hearts are breaking. Please keep Rachael’s family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time. Our hearts also go out to all those affected by the tragic Las Vegas shooting. Sending prayers to all of the victims and their families.

On September 9, 2017, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the female depicted in the photo stole a package from the front porch of a residence in the 1400 block of 21st Street. The suspect fled in a dark, box-shaped vehicle similar to a Honda Element. If you recognize this suspect, do not attempt to apprehend her. Please call Detective Jennifer Leach at (310) 802-5125.

The Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing disaster preparedness and emergency response in the Manhattan Beach community. They offer regular training programs, community events, and more to help make sure that our community is prepared for whatever comes next. Check out their website for upcoming training and events and take an active role in our community's preparedness!

MBPD is at the LA County Fair today! Stop by the #PinkPatchProject booth and support breast cancer awareness! MBPD's Pink Patches and T-Shirts are on sale. All proceeds go to Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach to make Comfort Bags for South Bay women battling breast cancer.