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

Congratulations to newly promoted Police Captain, Christian Eichenlaub! Captain Eichenlaub is an 18-year veteran of the MBPD. He also spent five years as a Custody Deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and one year as a Reserve Officer for the Santa Monica Police Department. He has served as a Motor Officer, SWAT Commander, Honor Guard member, and has a Masters Degree in Business. Captain Eichenlaub is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, POST Command College, and POST Executive Development. Congratulations Captain! Well deserved!

We were honored to attend the 49th Annual LA County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony & Dedication in honor of LA County’s Fallen Heroes. The Peace Officers Memorial Wall commemorates & recognizes the lives of the Peace Officers for their ultimate sacrifice including Manhattan Beach Police Department’s Fallen Heroes: ·Charles F. Grau – EOW September 11, 1952 · Richard T. Giles – EOW February 14, 1962 ·Martin L. Ganz – EOW December 27, 1993 Remembered Forever 💙

Today is the 7th Annual Mark Vasquez Memorial Blood Drive from 10 am to 8 pm. If you haven’t already signed up to donate, please consider doing so. Sign-ups are encouraged as this is a well-attended event each year. However, walk-ins will be accepted after 3 pm. You can sign up by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code; Mark Vasquez. There will be a taco truck from noon – 6 pm. So come out and donate for this wonderful cause and enjoy a great lunch on behalf of the Vasquez Family and the Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association. Thank you for your support!

MANHATTAN BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2018 CONTACT: Sergeant Scott Combs, Traffic Bureau, (310)802-5166 CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN STARTS MAY 21, 2018 As the unofficial start of summer, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is a busy time for Californians. Each year, the highways fill with families in vehicles, on their way to start their summer vacations. To help keep drivers and passengers safe, the Manhattan Beach Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. The national seat belt campaign will take place May 21 through June 3, concurrent with the busy travel season. The Manhattan Beach Police Department will deploy additional officers during the two-week campaign on special traffic patrols specifically to stop and ticket both drivers and passengers for failing to use the vehicle’s safety belt restraints. This will also include drivers who fail to secure children in the proper child restraint seats. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half (48%) of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained. At night from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number soared to 56 percent of those killed. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Officers will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In California, the minimum penalty for a seat belt violation is $162. If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help us spread this life-saving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up—every trip, every time. This enforcement effort is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers - call 911.

Last night, at approximately 3:00 am, a MBPD graveyard officer observed a vehicle driving through Liberty Village with no license plates. After stopping the vehicle and checking the vehicle's VIN number, it was determined the vehicle was stolen. Inside the vehicle, officers located a device used to steal mail out of mailboxes as well as other stolen items. The two occupants (who were already on probation) were arrested and booked at the MBPD jail.

MBPD is excited to introduce our newest Police Officer, Arai White! He graduated LASD Academy Class #428 Thursday evening. Welcome to the MBPD family, Officer White!

To prevent runaway vehicles, state and local law requires drivers to curb their wheels when parking on a grade greater than 3 percent. Since most of us don’t carry a level to measure how steep a street is, it’s a good idea to make it a habit every time you parallel park. Why is curbing your wheels so important? If your vehicle is hit, or if the transmission or parking brake fail, curbing will cause your car’s wheels to act as an additional safety defense. In such a scenario, your car will roll into the curb, and not into people, traffic or other objects. If you do not curb your wheels, you are subject to a fine. Tips to Curb Your Wheels Safely and Legally · Whether you park your vehicle facing uphill or downhill, the rule of thumb is to turn your wheels so that the weight of the car will roll them towards the curb. If you’re not sure which way your car is sloped, set the car in neutral and see which way it rolls. · If you’re faced downhill, turn your front wheels towards the curb. · If you’re faced uphill, turn your front wheels away from the curb and let your vehicle roll back until it gently touches the curb. · If you park on a sloped driveway, turn your wheels so the vehicle will not roll into the street and, again, make sure to set your parking brake.

Today, we would like to congratulate MBPD Lieutenant Joe Aiello on his retirement. Lt. Aiello served his country in the United States Air Force for 10 years. He began his law enforcement career with the Montclair Police Department in 1991. Lt. Aiello lateraled to MBPD in February of 2000. At both departments, Lt. Aiello worked a variety of assignments including Field Training Officer and Detective. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant and lieutenant while at MBPD. We thank him for his service to his country and for his service to the communities of Montclair and Manhattan Beach. Enjoy your retirement lieutenant!

Gone but never forgotten. MBPD honors our fallen officers on #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay. Stop by the memorial display at the Police Memorial Wall (north of the lobby entrance) and the table display in the lobby this week to honor the fallen and pick up a blue ribbon for Police week 👮. We will always remember Officer Martin Ganz, Officer Richard Timothy Giles, and Officer Charles Frederick Grau. #honoringthefallen #neverforget

The Manhattan Beach Police Department would like to thank David Caskey of Caskey & Caskey and Associates (pictured Right) for his generous donation to MBPD's bait bike program. We would also like to thank Steve Collins (pictured left) and Mark McNeill (picture middle) of Hermosa Cyclery for their assistance with ordering our new bait bike. If you plan on stealing a bike in Manhattan Beach, you might want to think twice, you may be stealing our bait bike!

For Immediate Release May 14, 2018 Contact: Sergeant Tim Zins, PIO, (310) 802-5186 Date of Incident: May 10, 2018 Subject: Robbery Suspects in Custody Location: 600 Block of 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266 On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at approximately 1:15pm, a strong arm robbery occurred in the 600 block of 15th Street in Manhattan Beach. One suspect, who was driving a silver BMW, dropped off a second suspect near the intersection of Deegan Place and 15th Street. The suspect who got out of the BMW ran up behind a female who was walking through the American Martyrs Church parking lot and ripped the victim’s purse from her shoulder. The victim fell to the ground and sustained significant injuries. The suspect ran from the parking lot with the victim’s purse and met up with the suspect driving the BMW. Both suspects then fled the scene. The victim was transported to the hospital. On Friday, May 11, 2018, detectives from the Manhattan Beach Police Department followed up on information they received from the security cameras at American Martyrs Church and arrested the driver of the BMW. On Monday, May 14, 2018, MBPD detectives followed up on additional information and arrested the primary suspect. Both suspects have been charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon and are in custody at the Manhattan Beach jail awaiting their court date. We would like to thank everyone who called and gave us information to help solve this case. Arrested: Isaiah Igbineweka from Los Angeles Hassan Morris from Los Angeles

PRESS RELEASE: SEEKING PUBLIC'S HELP IN IDENTIFYING ROBBERY SUSPECT - On May 10, 2018, at approximately 1:15pm, Manhattan Beach Police Department received a report of a robbery which had just occurred in the 600 block of 15th Street in Manhattan Beach. The adult female victim had her purse snatched from her, and in the struggle was knocked to the ground. The victim suffered unknown injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No weapons were observed. The suspect was described as a male White or Hispanic wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. The suspect was seen fleeing in a sedan, possibly a silver or gray four-door BMW with heavily tinted windows. The vehicle was last seen heading towards 15th Street and Laurel Avenue. The police department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect and suspect vehicle. Anyone who saw something or has surveillance cameras in the area of 15th Street between Laurel Avenue and Pacific Avenue, and on Pacific Avenue between Marine Avenue and Manhattan Beach Boulevard, is asked to call the Manhattan Beach Police Department Tip Line at (310) 802-5171.

Last night, at approximately 2:30am, MBPD officers responded to a commercial burglary in progress in the 1000 block of Manhattan Avenue. The officers were given a description of the suspect vehicle which had just fled the scene. Officers located the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it. The suspects fled and a pursuit ensued. Officers were able to bring the suspect vehicle to a stop at Manhattan Beach Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd. One suspect was taken into custody and the other suspect got away (for now). Thousands of dollars of stolen property was recovered from the suspect vehicle. Another great job by our graveyard officers!

Last night, our graveyard officers were out doing some great police work. At approximately midnight, two graveyard officers stopped a vehicle in the area of 45th Street and Crest Drive. After conducting an investigation, the officers located stolen mail, a stolen mailbox, narcotics and a gun from inside the vehicle. Three suspects were arrested and booked at the MBPD jail. At approximately 2am, officers attempted to contact two subjects near 10th Street and Redondo Avenue. The suspects ran from officers but were quickly detained. Officers recovered a package they had just stolen from a nearby residence. One of the suspects was in possession of burglary tools and in probation for auto theft. Both were booked at the MBPD jail. Great job MBPD graveyard crew!

MBPD welcomes our newest officer today! 👮 Officer Udeoji comes to us with three years of law enforcement experience and a Master's Degree in Public Health. Welcome to the MBPD family!

For Immediate Release May 2, 2018 Contact: Sergeant Scott Combs, Traffic Section, (310)802-5166 Date of Event: May 4-6, 2018 Subject: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Weekend Location: City of Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266 Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving In the United States, the Cinco de Mayo holiday is often associated with parties and alcohol. If you’re celebrating with friends and family this weekend, remember that at the end of the night, you need to have a safe and sober ride home. Officers will be out in force looking for impaired drivers this weekend. In the rush to prepare for a night out, it’s easy to forget the most important Cinco de Mayo plan of all: designating a sober driver. Some may think they can play it by ear and wait until after the party has started to decide whether they’re “okay to drive.” By this point, it’s too late. Going out for a night of drinking without a plan for getting home safely is a recipe for disaster. The Manhattan Beach Police Department will deploy additional officers on special DUI Saturation Patrols specifically to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment. In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Manhattan Beach Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. There are many other ways to ensure a safe ride home besides relying on a friend. The OTS DDVIP app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. The app offers enhanced features, allowing users to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Additionally, the app users can easily order a sober ride from Uber or Lyft. Drunk driving is claiming too many lives. On average in 2016, someone was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 50 minutes. On Cinco de Mayo weekend, that equaled 51 lives lost in drunk-driving crashes in the nation. If you know someone who is about to drive buzzed or ‘high’, step in and help. Take their keys and help them make arrangements to get home safely. Report Drunk Drivers - call 911

The Manhattan Beach Police Department wants you to be aware of a new nationwide scam involving the digital currency known as Bitcoin. Potential victims receive a letter in the mail. The scammer threatens to release embarrassing information for public humiliation if the victim does not pay up using Bitcoin. The blackmailer also includes instructions on how to buy bitcoin, as well a unique bitcoin wallet to send the money to, which makes it harder to trace. If you receive this kind of letter in the mail, be advised THIS IS A SCAM. DO NOT SEND MONEY, DO NOT RESPOND TO IT and share this warning with friends and family. The Manhattan Beach Police Department has no known victims at this time. Crimes involving mail is the jurisdiction of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. If you receive a blackmail letter, contact the Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455. You can also file a complaint online by visiting https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/ or the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

Come and join us now for Coffee with a Cop at The Coffee Bean, 1133 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach, 730am to 930am.

Latte? You got it! MBPD is brushing up on our brewing skills for tomorrow's Coffee with a Cop event. We hope you can join us! Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 - 9:30 AM at the The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 1133 Artesia Blvd., MB. ☕️👮☕️

Get your caffeine fix ☕️ with MBPD 👮on Wednesday, April 25 at #CoffeewithaCop from 7:30 - 9:30 AM at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – 1133 Artesia Blvd, MB. No agenda, just a chance for you to meet the officers in your community! Come for the coffee, conversation and FREE SWAG!

On April 19, MBPD's Victim Assistance Team spearheaded a household collection drive to benefit South Bay victims of crime who are transitioning into new housing. Thank you Jo Kwon at CBS Los Angeles for sharing the good work our Victim Assistance Team is doing for those in need!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to our amazing volunteers who selflessly gave over 9,300 hours of time! We couldn't do it without you!

Please join us in thanking our Animal Control Officers. They are the men and women who work in the field everyday protecting the lives and welfare of all animals. We are so grateful for their public service in our community! #animalcontrolofficer #loveanimals

We appreciate our amazing dispatchers! These highly skilled men and women are our lifeline! They remain calm in chaos. Thank you #ThinGoldLine heroes! #thingoldlinestrong