Public Safety

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...

Golden State (5) Freeway reopened after early morning big-rig accident

All lanes of the Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank reopened early Saturday after a crash that left a big rig wrapped in power lines and closed all lanes for two hours, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Former Burbank police detective seeks reinstatement

A former Burbank detective fired in the wake of allegations of officer misconduct during an investigation of a robbery at Porto’s Bakery in 2007 filed a petition to reverse his termination, citing an arbitrator’s decision that he should be reinstated, court records show.

Woman arrested for allegedly receiving lavish hair makeovers then sneaking out on salon tabs

A citizen’s tip helped police catch a 28-year-old Sylmar woman accused of scamming two Burbank hair salons when she took off without paying after receiving expensive hair treatments, police said.

City agrees to pay former detective $451K in settlement

The city reached a $451,000 settlement with a former detective who challenged in court a decision by the Burbank city manager to not reinstate him, citing an independent arbitrator’s recommendation that he should get his job back, officials said.

Police advise Burbank motorists to plan routes ahead for presidential visit

Police advise Burbank motorists to plan routes ahead for presidential visit

Burbank police warned drivers to avoid certain Burbank streets during their Thursday afternoon commute as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are coming to town.

Contractor killed at city landfill identified

Contractor killed at city landfill identified

The contractor killed in an industrial accident Monday afternoon at the city’s landfill was identified as a 27-year-old Moreno Valley man, coroner’s officials said.

Contractor killed by earth-mover at city landfill

Contractor killed by earth-mover at city landfill

A contractor working at the city's landfill was killed Monday after his earth-mover rolled down a hillside and crashed, police said.

Burbank woman arrested for driving drunk with 2-year-old son in car

A 27-year-old Burbank woman was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly driving drunk with her 2-year-old son in the car, police said.

Parents of man shot by LAPD after pursuit seek justice

Parents of man shot by LAPD after pursuit seek justice

The parents of a 35-year-old North Hollywood man fatally shot by Los Angeles police after a pursuit that ended in Burbank early Thursday morning are “devastated,&...

Man shot by police after pursuit identified

Man shot by police after pursuit identified

The man fatally shot by police after a pursuit that ended in Burbank early Thursday morning was identified as a 35-year-old North...

Man accused of soliciting undercover cop posing as minor was a Burroughs High substitute

Man accused of soliciting undercover cop posing as minor was a Burroughs High substitute

A 42-year-old Glendale man accused of soliciting an undercover police officer who was posing as a 13-year-old girl online was a...

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