Public Safety

Burbank boy accused of attacking his mother

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Monday after allegedly punching and strangling his mother during an argument, police said.

Accreditation commission to host public forum

The public will have a chance to weigh in on the services offered by Burbank police as the department seeks voluntary accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

National Night Out in Burbank to change locations

National Night Out in Burbank is moving to the Burbank Police Station this year from its previous location on the Chandler Bikeway.

Coroner identifies human remains found in Burbank five months ago

Coroner identifies human remains found in Burbank five months ago

The human remains discovered roughly five months ago off a road near the Stough Canyon Nature Center in Burbank have been identified as...

Glendale man sentenced to probation in electrocution deaths

Glendale man sentenced to probation in electrocution deaths

A 21-year-old Glendale man was sentenced to three years of probation Wednesday after pleading no contest to vehicular manslaughter for the deaths of two Good Samaritans who were electrocuted as they tried to help him when he crashed his SUV.

Midyear crime report shows more thefts

Midyear crime report shows more thefts

Property crimes increased 7% through June of this year when compared to the same period last year, while violent crimes dropped by almost 18%, according to a midyear crime report released this week by the Burbank Police Department.

Settlement reached in Dahlia case

City officials have reached a settlement with a former Burbank police detective fired in the wake of alleged misconduct during the Porto's robbery investigation, who in turn sued for retaliation,...

Closures announced for 5 Freeway construction

Closures announced for 5 Freeway construction

Motorists can expect another round of closures this week on the Golden State (5) Freeway as Caltrans continues to work on the $355 million Empire interchange...

Report: Reckless, drunk driving, residential and home burglaries top safety concerns in Burbank

Report: Reckless, drunk driving, residential and home burglaries top safety concerns in Burbank

Reckless and drunk driving as well as home and car burglaries were identified by citizens as problematic issues in Burbank, according to the results of an online survey administered by the Burbank Police Department.

Former Burbank teacher Amy Beck appears in BBC documentary on registered sex offenders

Former Burbank teacher Amy Beck appears in BBC documentary on registered sex offenders

Former Burbank teacher Amy Beck, who turned herself into police in 2010 for having a sexual relationship with her former student, shared her story with...

Police seek trio suspected of starting Brand Park fire

Police seek trio suspected of starting Brand Park fire

Police are looking for three men suspected of starting a fire in the hills above Brand Park Library in June that burned 150 acres and took three days to extinguish.

Caltrans warns of freeway closures

Caltrans warns of freeway closures

State transportation officials warned motorists this week about a number of temporary freeway closures in Burbank, as well as the long-term closure of the Burbank Boulevard onramp to the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway as part of the $355-million Empire construction project.

Man accused of possessing child pornography at Burbank library

A 45-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he was allegedly caught looking at suspected child pornography at the Burbank Central Library, police said.

BPD's Youth Academy holds graduation ceremony

Fifteen teens graduated Thursday from the Burbank Police Department's Youth Academy, a five-week program that includes physical training, lectures on law enforcement and mock job interviews.

Burbank police sergeant reportedly placed on administrative leave

A Burbank police sergeant was reportedly put on paid administrative leave this week, city officials said.

Man arrested at Burbank airport for alleged attempt to transport heroin

A 23-year-old Norwalk man was arrested Thursday after allegedly attempting to sneak heroin through security at Bob Hope Airport, police said.

Burbank Fire Department to charge $100 for emergency visits without transportation

Burbank Fire Department to charge $100 for emergency visits without transportation

The Burbank Fire Department in July will begin charging $100 for its response to emergency medical calls that don’t include transporting someone to the hospital, which officials said is a way to recover personnel costs.

Former student settles sex case against Burbank school district

Former student settles sex case against Burbank school district

A man who claimed he was sexually abused by his teacher when he was 14 years old has settled his lawsuit against the Burbank Unified school district that alleged school officials failed to oversee the teacher and train employees to recognize signs of sex abuse.

Employees, witness thwart robbery attempt at Burbank pharmacy

Employees, witness thwart robbery attempt at Burbank pharmacy

A 30-year-old Santa Clarita man was arrested Tuesday after reportedly attempting to rob a Burbank pharmacy, police said.

Brand Park fire nearly extinguished

Brand Park fire nearly extinguished

Firefighters have nearly extinguished a brush fire burning in the hills above Brand Library Park since Sunday, with officials saying Tuesday evening that the conflagration is 90%...

Man breaks intercom, rips out plants at Burbank business

Man breaks intercom, rips out plants at Burbank business

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of vandalism after he allegedly broke an intercom and ripped out roughly 25 plants in front of a Burbank business last week, police said.

Suspects allegedly try to steal copper from railroad car

Suspects allegedly try to steal copper from railroad car

A man and woman allegedly attempted to remove copper products from a railroad car in Burbank Saturday afternoon, police said.

Update: Glendale brush fire 40% contained

Update: Glendale brush fire 40% contained

Update: A brush fire burning in the hills north of Glendale is about 40% contained, fire officials said late Monday afternoon.

Man suspected of trying to steal wiring

A 33-year-old Burbank resident was arrested for allegedly breaking into a home under construction earlier this week and attempting to steal copper electrical wiring.

Traffic stop in Burbank yields weapons

Burbank Police arrested two men after reportedly finding weapons on them and in their vehicle during a traffic stop.

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