Public Safety

Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

A bill that would have required all bicycle-riding adults to wear a helmet in California has been scaled back following wide opposition from numerous bicycling organizations.

Burbank High put on lockdown after BB gun spotted nearby mistaken for real gun

A temporary lockdown at Burbank High School Friday afternoon was lifted after police discovered a witness had mistaken a man’s BB gun for a real gun, police said.

Suspected drunk driver arrested after collision in McDonald's drive-thru

A 55-year-old driver was arrested in Burbank Tuesday after striking another car in a McDonald’s drive-through while drunk with her 10-year-old daughter in the car, police said.

Erik Jueden named Burbank's Firefighter of the Year

Erik Jueden named Burbank's Firefighter of the Year

City officials this week recognized Burbank Fire Capt. Erik Jueden as Firefighter of the Year, citing his hand in upgrading the city's fire equipment, developing training programs and designing new brush jackets and turnouts for the department.

Burbank Fire Department gets accreditation

The Burbank Fire Department received accreditation last month from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, marking the culmination of a two-year voluntary process that included an independent review of an extensive self-evaluation and suggestions on how to make improvements.

Suspect in Burbank Town Center shooting pleads not guilty

The suspect arrested in what authorities believe was a gang-related attack outside the Burbank Town Center on Saturday morning pleaded not guilty...

Burbank Town Center shooting may have been gang-related, police say

Burbank Town Center shooting may have been gang-related, police say

Police believe the attack outside the Burbank Town Center early Saturday morning in which one man was shot and another beaten may be gang-...

Attempted robbery suspect arrested after armed Burbank resident scares him off with warning shot

A 42-year-old man was arrested Friday evening after he allegedly attempted to rob a Burbank home but was scared off when a resident armed himself and fired a warning shot, police said.

Police chase down suspect in alleged shooting near Burbank Town Center

Police chase down suspect in alleged shooting near Burbank Town Center

A 24-year-old man led Burbank police on a short foot chase across the freeway after a shooting in front of the Burbank Town Center that left two injured early Saturday morning, police said.

Hiker airlifted from Wildwood Canyon Park

Hiker airlifted from Wildwood Canyon Park

A woman was airlifted from Wildwood Canyon Park in Burbank on Thursday afternoon after she fell and passed out while hiking, officials said.

FAA to debut helicopter noise-complaint system

The Federal Aviation Administration is launching a helicopter noise-complaint system for Los Angeles County, so residents can file a complaint by calling a local phone number or submitting it online.

Area police agencies compete in 'Baker to Vegas' relay event

Area police agencies compete in 'Baker to Vegas' relay event

Glendale and Burbank police both placed in the top 10 in their respective categories this year for the annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay, in which they competed against other law enforcement agencies.

Police: Over $49K in cash, checks stolen from Burbank dental office

Police are investigating a commercial burglary in which $400 in cash and several checks totaling roughly $49,000 were stolen from a dental office, police said.

Man assaulted, phone stolen while walking near Robert Lundigan Park

Man assaulted, phone stolen while walking near Robert Lundigan Park

A 40-year-old man was assaulted while walking near Robert Lundigan Park in Burbank on Monday by two men who stole his phone and broke his camera, police said.

Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting neighbor with helmet

Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting neighbor with helmet

A 45-year-old Burbank woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting her elderly neighbor with her motorcycle helmet for blocking their shared driveway, police said.

Record-breaking temperatures to hit the Southland

Record-breaking temperatures to hit the Southland

Unseasonably hot temperatures in Southern California are expected to break records over the next two days and bring high surf, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

Police find over 200 marijuana plants, three arrested in Burbank home

Authorities seized more than 200 marijuana plants and arrested three people while serving a search warrant at a suspected grow house in Burbank where three young children were present, police said.

Training exercise at Bob Hope Airport tests emergency crew preparedness

Training exercise at Bob Hope Airport tests emergency crew preparedness

A pyrotechnic explosion sent a pillar of dirt into the air at the “B6” property near Bob Hope Airport’s remote parking Lot A on Tuesday morning, kicking off a full-scale emergency response training exercise at the airfield.

Passage of Prop. 47 expected to increase caseload for Burbank city attorney's office

The Burbank city attorney’s office expects to prosecute more than 100 new criminal cases a year with the passage of Proposition 47, which reduced penalties for several criminal offenses.

Suspect arrested for alleged assault with a deadly weapon

Suspect arrested for alleged assault with a deadly weapon

An Arkansas man was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting his uncle with a deadly weapon, authorities said.

Street closures to stay for now

Street closures to stay for now

The temporary road closures on four streets and an alley north of Alameda Avenue in the city's Media District will continue as the city evaluates a proposal to make them permanent cul-de-sacs.

Burglar seen running out front door of home, police say

Burglar seen running out front door of home, police say

Police are investigating a home burglary in which a resident came home Friday morning and saw a man running out of her home and into a get-away car, police said.

Firefighters battle blaze at Rancho home and garage next door

Firefighters battle blaze at Rancho home and garage next door

[UPDATED 2:48 p.m.] About 50 firefighters knocked down a fire Friday that spread to a home in Burbank’s Rancho neighborhood from the detached backyard garage, fire officials said.

One case of 'superbug' reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

One case of 'superbug' reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

Representatives from USC’s Keck School of Medicine confirmed Thursday that a single superbug case was identified in the intensive-care unit at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital earlier this week.

Home invasion suspects who made off with more than $1 million in cash charged

Two 30-year-old men were charged in the armed home-invasion robbery in which they allegedly forced their way inside a Burbank home claiming to have a mail...

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