Public Safety

Metrolink to evaluate safety of new 'crash-resistant' rail cars

Metrolink to evaluate safety of new 'crash-resistant' rail cars

The Metrolink commuter railroad announced Thursday that it will evaluate the safety of dozens of new crash-resistant passenger cars — the type officials claimed reduced casualties in the collision of a truck and train near Oxnard this year.

Two men arrested after reportedly stealing packages from front porches

Two men arrested after reportedly stealing packages from front porches

Two 22-year-old North Hollywood men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after reportedly stealing two packages from front porches in Burbank, police said.

Suspects arrested in string of Burbank car burglaries

Suspects arrested in string of Burbank car burglaries

Police arrested two men Friday suspected in at least a dozen car burglaries and thefts over the last month-and-a-half in Burbank’s hillside.

Man charged with murder in woman's stabbing death inside Burbank home

Man charged with murder in woman's stabbing death inside Burbank home

The 35-year-old woman killed in Burbank on Sunday evening died of a stab wound to the neck, coroner’s officials said Thursday.

Suspect arrested after allegedly stealing from Burbank store, hitting employee with car

A 45-year-old Valley Village man was arrested after allegedly hitting an Ulta Beauty employee with his car after stealing a pair of gloves from the business, police said.

Mountain lion snatches pet poodle from hillside home in Burbank

Mountain lion snatches pet poodle from hillside home in Burbank

Police warned residents to be on alert after a mountain lion took off with a pet poodle from the backyard of a hillside home in Burbank on Saturday.

Murder suspect and victim appeared to be dating, police said

Murder suspect and victim appeared to be dating, police said

[UPDATE 8/26 9:16 a.m.] A 28-year-old Hesperia man was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of murder, two days after he allegedly used a knife to kill his girlfriend inside a Burbank home and a day after police accused a different man of the crime.

Grease fire breaks out at Burger King in Burbank

Grease fire breaks out at Burger King in Burbank

A grease fire broke out at a Burger King in Burbank shortly after the restaurant opened Tuesday morning, prompting an evacuation, fire officials said.

Burbank police seek carjacking suspect

Burbank police seek carjacking suspect

Police are looking for a carjacking suspect who reportedly beat a man outside of Fry’s Electronics in Burbank before driving off in the victim’s truck, police said.

Arrest made in death of woman in Burbank

Arrest made in death of woman in Burbank

A 49-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of murdering a woman who was found dead in his Burbank home, police said.

Arrest made in death of woman in Burbank

Arrest made in death of woman in Burbank

[UPDATE 8/24 5:24 p.m.] An arrest has been made in the death of a woman whose body was found inside a Burbank home this weekend, police announced Monday afternoon.

Checkpoints slated for this weekend in Glendale and Burbank

Checkpoints slated for this weekend in Glendale and Burbank

Sobriety checkpoints are slated this weekend in both Glendale and Burbank in an effort to curb impaired driving in the area, police said.

West Nile virus found in local samples

West Nile virus found in local samples

Officials have warned local residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites after several mosquito samples countywide — including one each reported in Glendale and ...

Santa Clarita man arrested, charged for alleged stabbing in Burbank

Santa Clarita man arrested, charged for alleged stabbing in Burbank

A 35-year-old Santa Clarita man was arrested Monday after reportedly stabbing another man during a fight in Burbank, police said.

Burbank Costco evacuated; hazmat crews respond

Burbank Costco evacuated; hazmat crews respond

Burbank's Costco was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a refrigerant line ruptured, fire officials said.

Man hospitalized after stabbing in Burbank

Man hospitalized after stabbing in Burbank

A man was hospitalized early Thursday morning with multiple stab wounds after an assault in Burbank that police believe stemmed from an ongoing dispute.

3-year-old struck by father's car in Burbank parking lot dies

3-year-old struck by father's car in Burbank parking lot dies

[Update: 9:03 a.m.] A 3-year-old girl died Wednesday after she was struck by a car being driven by her father in a Burbank parking garage, police said.

3-year-old girl struck by car, hospitalized with 'serious' injuries

3-year-old girl struck by car, hospitalized with 'serious' injuries

A 3-year-old girl was hospitalized with "serious" injuries after she was struck by a car in a Burbank parking garage, police said.

Local firefighters join in effort to quell Rocky fire

Local firefighters join in effort to quell Rocky fire

It was around 5 a.m. one morning late last month when Eric Rowley got the call he was least expecting.

Burbank icon Harry Strickland dies at 100

Burbank icon Harry Strickland dies at 100

Harry Strickland, a retired Burbank Police detective who busted up illegal gambling operations run by gangster Mickey Cohen in the 1940s and ’50s, died Monday. Strickland was 100 years old.

Burbank police investigate death of man found in car

The dead body of a man was found in a vehicle Friday morning in the parking lot at Buena Vista Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St., according to police.

Woman struck by car suffers 'significant' injuries

A 23-year-old woman was struck by a car and suffered “significant” injuries Thursday night on San Fernando Boulevard, near Magnolia Boulevard, according to police.

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