Public Safety

Man arrested for alleged package theft after pursuit in Burbank

A 28-year-old man suspected of stealing a package off a Burbank resident’s porch was arrested Tuesday afternoon after leading officers on a foot pursuit during which he broke into an apartment, police said.

Jury to decide Burbank man's fate in attempted murder trial

Jury deliberations began Monday in an attempted-murder trial of a Burbank man accused of beating and stabbing his best friend one evening last year, though his attorney claimed he acted in self-defense.

Transparency praised in Burbank police audit

Transparency praised in Burbank police audit

An independent audit of the Burbank Police Department, which was reviewed by city officials this week, praised the agency for its transparency while also listing several recommendations to strengthen how officers respond to certain incidents.

Former coach pleads not guilty to sexual relations with former student, soliciting nude photos

Former coach pleads not guilty to sexual relations with former student, soliciting nude photos

A former Burbank High School varsity girls volleyball coach pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he had a sexual relationship with a former student five years ago and solicited nude photos from players this year, officials said.

Southern California faces dramatic climate year with El Niño, drought

Southern California faces dramatic climate year with El Niño, drought

A swath of eastern California offered a dramatic view in recent days of the powerful climate forces buffeting the state.

Three hospitalized after Burbank house fire

Three hospitalized after Burbank house fire

Three people were hospitalized with smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a home in Burbank on Monday afternoon, officials said.

Burbank police promote two of its veteran members

Staffing changes are coming to the Burbank Police Department with the promotion of two law enforcement veterans to serve in the agency’s top management positions.

Crime rates hold steady in Burbank

Property crimes in Burbank increased slightly through June of this year when compared to the same period last year, while violent crimes stayed almost the same, according to a midyear crime report released this week by the Burbank Police Department.

Detour to be set up around track work

Buena Vista Street will be closed in both directions between Winona Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard this weekend while crews construct temporary railroad tracks.

Burbank man dies a week after being struck by car while walking across street

An 80-year-old man struck by a car while crossing the street in Burbank a week ago died Friday, police said.

Damaged phone lines could block some 911 calls in Burbank

Some AT&T customers in Burbank may not be able to reach emergency personnel due to damaged underground phone lines, police said.

Suspect arrested in home invasion robbery of elderly woman

Suspect arrested in home invasion robbery of elderly woman

A 27-year-old Pasadena man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a home-invasion robbery that left an elderly Burbank woman with a fractured clavicle, broken nose and bruises all over her body.

'Feisty' victim fights back against robber in her Burbank home

Police are investigating a home-invasion robbery in which an intruder forced his way into an elderly woman's Burbank home on Friday evening and demanded property, police said.

Elderly woman hospitalized after home invasion robbery in Burbank

Police are investigating a home invasion robbery in which an intruder forced his way into an elderly woman's Burbank home on Friday evening and demanded property, police said. 

Burbank High girls volleyball coach charged with sexual relations with former student, soliciting nude photos from players

Burbank High girls volleyball coach charged with sexual relations with former student, soliciting nude photos from players

A Burbank High School varsity girls volleyball coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a former student and soliciting nude photos from players was charged on Friday, officials said.

Local youngsters get a close up look at police work

Local youngsters get a close up look at police work

A group of local students quietly followed a SWAT team deputy as he gave a tour of the detail’s offices and training facilities.

Firefighters make quick work of quarter-acre brush fire in Burbank

Firefighters make quick work of quarter-acre brush fire in Burbank

Roughly 50 firefighters knocked down a quarter-acre brush fire on Monday at the Bel Aire Ballfield in Burbank that was caused by illegal fireworks, officials said.

Local officials react to vaccine law

Local officials react to vaccine law

A new law that would require essentially all California students to get vaccinated before starting school will have a tiny impact on Glendale and Burbank as nearly all children have been immunized, but some local officials believe the law, while based on good intentions, goes too far.

Former Burbank police cadet laid to rest in Glendale

Former Burbank police cadet laid to rest in Glendale

Police officers from throughout the state gathered Wednesday in Glendale to pay respects to a fallen Bakersfield police officer with strong ties to Burbank.

Man hospitalized after shooting in Burbank

Man hospitalized after shooting in Burbank

A 27-year-old man was hospitalized Tuesday night after getting shot in an alley in Burbank, police said.

Burbank man to stand trial for allegedly attempting to murder former business partner

Burbank man to stand trial for allegedly attempting to murder former business partner

A 41-year-old Burbank man was held this week to answer to charges that he shot his former business partner outside the victim’s Glendale home, officials said.

Firefighters knock down blaze at Burbank metal finishing business

Firefighters knock down blaze at Burbank metal finishing business

A fire ripped through a metal-finishing business in Burbank early Monday morning, officials said.

Advertisement
Advertisement