Public Safety

Motorcyclist killed following short chase, collision early Saturday morning

Motorcyclist killed following short chase, collision early Saturday morning

A 40-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning after crashing his motorcycle into a hydrant and lightpole in Burbank, officials said.

Burbank resident charged in shooting outside Glendale home

Burbank resident charged in shooting outside Glendale home

A 40-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he shot a 34-year-old man multiple times outside the victim’s Glendale home, leaving him in...

Attempted car thieves thwarted by own vehicle

Attempted car thieves thwarted by own vehicle

Three men attempting to steal cars from CarMax in Burbank Wednesday morning had to flee on foot after the car they crashed through the showroom window to gain entry blocked them from driving any cars away, police said.

Seminar to feature talk about driving

Members of the Burbank Police Department will join Mayor David Gordon and psychotherapist Foojan Zeine on Wednesday to discuss the dangers of driving while intoxicated or distracted.

Burbank police course looks to the community

Burbank police course looks to the community

More than 50 people graduated from Burbank’s nine-week community police academy on Thursday, making it the largest class since the program began more than a decade ago.

Man dies after telephone pole falls, strikes head

Man dies after telephone pole falls, strikes head

A 39-year-old Burbank property owner died Wednesday in an industrial accident during which a 22-foot telephone pole fell and struck the back of his head, police said.

Man arrested after hair-straightener brawl

Man arrested after hair-straightener brawl

An 18-year-old Diamond Bar man was arrested at a Burbank apartment after a brawl early Wednesday morning in which his girlfriend’s ex-roommate and at least four others reportedly charged into his girlfriend’s home and attacked her with a hair-straightener before he used a kitchen knife...

Man arrested for alleged drunk driving, child endangerment

Man arrested for alleged drunk driving, child endangerment

A 43-year-old Burbank man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly driving drunk with his two young sons in the car, police said.

Federal funds help police reopen lab

Burbank’s high-tech crimes unit is up and running again with the help of federal grant funds, allowing authorities to examine data on seized electronics in-house, an investigative resource that in recent years has been sent to other agencies.

Suspected drunk driver hits 7-year-old boy

Suspected drunk driver hits 7-year-old boy

A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized Sunday after he was struck by a suspected drunk driver while riding his bike in Burbank, police said.

Police seeking suspects in home-invasion robbery

Police are investigating a home-invasion robbery in which two men forced their way inside a Burbank home on Saturday claiming to have a mail delivery, police said.

Residents signal increased danger at crosswalks

Residents signal increased danger at crosswalks

Children walking to school at George Washington Elementary School cross the street at Winona Avenue and Lincoln Street with the help of a crossing guard, but now she needs help.

Woman pleads not guilty in collisions

A Burbank woman pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that she rammed her vehicle into three cars while intoxicated in back-to-back hit-and-run collisions last week, and assaulted one of the drivers, authorities said.

Man who shot his wife, then killed himself, is identified

Man who shot his wife, then killed himself, is identified

A Sunland man who shot his wife in a big-rig storage lot in Burbank last week and later turned the gun on himself was identified as Gegam Torosyan,...

Police arrest man for allegedly trying to sell stolen electronics, clothing

A 35-year-old Burbank man was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to sell stolen electronics and clothing worth hundreds of dollars in downtown Burbank, police said.

Woman arrested for alleged back-to-back collisions, assault

A 29-year-old Burbank woman was slated to appear in court Monday after she allegedly rammed her vehicle into three cars while reportedly intoxicated in back-to-back hit-and-run collisions last week, and assaulted one of the drivers, police said.

Motorcyclist, pedestrian die in separate collisions over the weekend

Motorcyclist, pedestrian die in separate collisions over the weekend

There were two fatal traffic collisions over the weekend in Burbank, one involving a motorcyclist and the other involving a pedestrian, police said.

Man arrested on suspicion of trying to rob a Burbank bank

A 32-year-old man suspected of attempting to rob a Burbank bank this week was arrested on Wednesday, police said.

Shooting at storage facility believed to be attempted murder-suicide

Shooting at storage facility believed to be attempted murder-suicide

Police believe that a shooting at a big-rig storage facility in Burbank on Monday was an attempted murder-suicide in which a husband shot his wife and...

One killed, one injured in shooting at Burbank storage facility

One killed, one injured in shooting at Burbank storage facility

[UPDATE 10/20 3:54 p.m.] Police are investigating a shooting in which one man was killed and a female injured, police said.

Weekend freeway delays expected due to construction

Motorists can expect delays this weekend due to closure of the on- and off-ramps for the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway at Verdugo Avenue, state transportation officials said.

Burbank woman arrested on suspicion of drug possession, child endangerment and ID theft

Burbank woman arrested on suspicion of drug possession, child endangerment and ID theft

A 27-year-old Burbank woman was arrested Friday after police reportedly found narcotics and drug paraphernalia in her car, the latter of which was within her toddler son’s reach, police said.

Woman found dead outside Joslyn Center remembered

Woman found dead outside Joslyn Center remembered

Andrianna Vaccare was remembered by loved ones as a “beautiful soul” who loved her two daughters, could recite every U.S. president and was a huge fan of Eric Clapton.

Police: Woman found dead in Burbank park appeared homeless

Police: Woman found dead in Burbank park appeared homeless

The 35-year-old woman found dead Monday under a tree in George Izay Park appeared to be homeless and had a number of run-ins with law enforcement in the last decade.

Dead body found in Burbank park identified

Dead body found in Burbank park identified

The woman found dead in the park on Monday afternoon was identified as 35-year-old Andrianna Catherine Vaccare, coroner’s officials said.

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