Public Safety

Area deemed safe after vial of liquid found outside IKEA

Area deemed safe after vial of liquid found outside IKEA

Public health officials on Wednesday were testing a vial of clear liquid found near the main entrance of IKEA in Burbank, authorities said.

Sobriety checkpoints slated for Friday

Glendale and Burbank police will be on the lookout for drunk drivers on Friday, as the departments are each slated to conduct a grant-funded sobriety checkpoint that evening, police said.

Car rams through AT&T store window

Car rams through AT&T store window

A car crashed through the AT&T store in downtown Burbank Tuesday morning after the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling on wet roads, authorities said.

Police investigate weekend bank robbery

Police investigate weekend bank robbery

Authorities continue to investigate a bank robbery that occurred Saturday in which a man handed a note to a teller demanding money and made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

Burbank police take Boys & Girls Club kids on holiday shopping spree

Burbank police take Boys & Girls Club kids on holiday shopping spree

Burbank police on Wednesday took about 25 local children on a holiday shopping spree at Target in the Empire Center as part of the department’s annual “Heroes & Helpers” program.

Rainstorm pounds Southern California

Rainstorm pounds Southern California

A fast-moving storm pounded Southern California early Friday, resulting in brief power outages in Glendale, Burbank and La Crescenta.

Tires, rims stolen from car dealership

Tires, rims stolen from car dealership

More than $5,000 worth of tires and rims were stolen from new cars parked at Community Chevrolet in Burbank, police said.

Police search for two men involved in alleged robbery

Burbank police are seeking leads about a robbery that occurred early Saturday morning in which two men stole cash and cigarettes from 7-Eleven after telling the store clerk they were armed with a gun, police said.

Alleged drunk driver crashes into park fence

Alleged drunk driver crashes into park fence

A 39-year-old Oxnard man was arrested early Sunday morning after crashing a vehicle into a fence at Valley Skate Park while allegedly driving drunk, police said.

Driver in deadly crash had drug, alcohol in system

Driver in deadly crash had drug, alcohol in system

The 19-year-old driver in the off-roading car crash that claimed the lives of three Burbank teens, including himself, had alcohol and hydrocodone in his system at...

Security checkpoint at Bob Hope Airport loses power

A TSA security checkpoint at Terminal A at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank lost power about 5 p.m. Tuesday, prompting the airport to move passengers from one...

Police act to stymie holiday thefts

‘Tis the season for more shoplifters at local malls and an increase in thefts from parked cars.

Obama plugs body camera option

Obama plugs body camera option

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed spending $75 million to help local police departments purchase up to 50,000 body cameras for police officers over the next three years, a move Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called a “common-sense step” to increase transparency and improve...

City to provide sandbags for possible flooding

City to provide sandbags for possible flooding

With significant rainfall expected throughout much of Southern California Tuesday and Wednesday, the city of Burbank will make sandbags available to help city residents and business owners prepare for the possibility of flash floods.

Two five-car accidents close lanes on Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank

Two five-car accidents close lanes on Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank

What turned out to be two separate multiple-vehicle accidents closed a pair of lanes on the Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank for more than an hour Saturday afternoon.

Two-car collision blocks pair of lanes on northbound Golden State (5) Freeway

Two-car collision blocks pair of lanes on northbound Golden State (5) Freeway

A Sig Alert was issued Friday afternoon after a two-car collision blocked two lanes of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank, authorities said.

Burbank man arrested for alleged stabbing attempt

Burbank man arrested for alleged stabbing attempt

A 43-year-old Burbank man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly attempting to stab a man walking by his home, police said.

Upgraded helicopter has Burbank, Glendale police flying high

Upgraded helicopter has Burbank, Glendale police flying high

Arriving from Arizona, Glendale and Burbank police last week flew in their new shared helicopter, which is equipped with updated features for more efficient and effective police work, officials said.

Burglary suspects arrested with parking-control officer's help

Police tied three people to a residential burglary that occurred last month using records from a parking-control officer who had noted the suspect vehicle’s license plate while on parking duty, authorities said.

Alleged drunk driver arrested for crashing into parked cars

A 34-year-old Burbank woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly crashing her car into several parked cars while drunk, police said.

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 light pole 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.

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