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MBPD News: DUIs, Burglary, Alcohol and Teens

The department will hold a free presentation at the MB Library on the "State of Our Teens" on March 28 with the Beach Cities Health District. During the weekend, police make DUI arrests and take a burglary report for the 2800 block of Oak Avenue.

A burglar broke a side door glass window of a home in the 2800 block of Oak Avenue and stole two passports, money, jewelry and documents sometime between 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 3 and 12:54 a.m. Saturday, March 4, according to the Manhattan Beach Police Department.

A safe in the master bedroom was found open and the room ransacked. No suspects were seen or heard, said a report.

Between Friday, March 3 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 6 at 4 a.m., MBPD arrested two people for driving under the influence and two for public intoxication.

In other news, a regional DUI task force will patrol the South Bay, including Manhattan Beach, on Saturday, March 17, said El Segundo Police Sergeant Aaron Corkins. MBPD officers Dave Caveney and Bryan Klatt typically represent MB on the task force, he said.

Teens and Substance Abuse

Parents and others can learn more about teens and substance abuse during a free presentation, "State of Our Teens," offered  by MBPD and the Beach Cities Health District on Wednesday, March 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the MB Library, according to librarian Don Gould. The event is designed to help parents better recognize, understand and be prepared to deal with the challenges teens face, according to the BCHD website.

MBPD Detective John Loy, the department's school resources officer at Mira Costa High School, and other panelists [Dr. Greg Allen, attorney George Bird, Jr. and BCHD Youth Services staffer Sandi Conley] will "provide positive suggestions for resolving issues as they relate to teen stress, social life pressures, substance use, and family dynamics." Adults will be taught how to recognize teen issues and symptoms, address concerns and seek additional support. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions.

RSVPs are requested. For information, call 310-897-5043 or email awakening02@hotmail.com.

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