Public Safety

Big rig, trailer collision temporarily shuts down Golden State (5) Freeway

A big rig that hit a trailer on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway at Scott Road early this morning caused temporary freeway closures.

Burbank earns 'B' grade for tobacco-control policies

Burbank earns 'B' grade for tobacco-control policies

In its annual report card grading California cities and counties on their antismoking laws, the American Lung Assn. gave Burbank a B grade for the sixth time since it began keeping score in 2009.

Memorial service to take place for Greg Plitt

Memorial service to take place for Greg Plitt

A public memorial service for actor and fitness model Greg Plitt, who died last Saturday after being struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank, will...

Street closures scheduled due to Vice President Joe Biden's visit

Police warned motorists of street closures slated for Thursday afternoon as Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly visiting The Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank.

Canyon Country suicide victim identified as Burbank resident

A 59-year-old man who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s Canyon Country home roughly two weeks ago and later fatally shot himself was identified as a Burbank resident, authorities said.

'Grown Ups' actor suspected of drug DUI

“Grown Ups” actor Nadji Jeter was arrested Saturday evening in Burbank after he was allegedly caught driving under the influence of marijuana, police said.

Crime rates trend downward in Burbank

Crime rates trend downward in Burbank

Violent crime rates are down in Burbank for the second year in a row, plunging 12% last year due to a drop in aggravated assaults, according to year-end statistics released by the Burbank Police Department.

Memorial for Greg Plitt will be open to the public

Memorial for Greg Plitt will be open to the public

The family of actor and fitness model Greg Plitt have received thousands of messages from well-wishers and now are planning a public memorial Saturday in Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Crew filming Greg Plitt on train tracks wasn't permitted, officials say

Crew filming Greg Plitt on train tracks wasn't permitted, officials say

Fitness model and actor Greg Plitt was killed Saturday after getting struck by an oncoming Metrolink train in Burbank while he was shooting a video on the...

Man fatally struck by train identified as actor, fitness model Greg Plitt

Man fatally struck by train identified as actor, fitness model Greg Plitt

A man who died after being struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank Saturday afternoon was identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner early Sunday as George Gregory “...

Man struck and killed by Metrolink train near Burbank station

[UPDATE 1/17 8:18 p.m.] A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train near the downtown Burbank station Saturday afternoon, police said.

Man injured in single-car crash

Man injured in single-car crash

A 20-year-old man was hospitalized early Wednesday morning after he crashed his car into a tree, police said.

Staged car crashes help police spot fraudulent claims

Staged car crashes help police spot fraudulent claims

Glendale and Burbank police on Thursday watched a series of staged car collisions in a training session on how to identify fraudulent claims.

Man arrested for alleged burglary, vandalism at Tender Greens restaurant

Man arrested for alleged burglary, vandalism at Tender Greens restaurant

A 25-year-old man was arrested Monday after fire officials allegedly found him on the rafters near the roof of a Burbank restaurant, where they were called after the fire alarm had been set off, police said.

Police teach bicycle safety lessons

Police teach bicycle safety lessons

Nearly 200 first-graders at Mark Keppel Elementary School on Tuesday got a lesson in bicycle and roadway safety from Glendale police, as well as bright red helmets from the Glendale Kiwanis club during an assembly held at Toll Middle School.

Woman who shot herself in driveway identified as Fontana police sergeant

The woman who fatally shot herself in the driveway of a Burbank home last week was identified as a 43-year-old Fontana police sergeant and mother...

Teen hospitalized after jumping off Burbank overpass

A 15-year-old Burbank boy was hospitalized Friday afternoon after jumping off an overpass in Burbank, police said.

Overturned big rig carrying washers, dryers brings Ventura (134) Freeway to a crawl

[UPDATE 1/9 6:19 p.m.] All lanes have been reopened on the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway near Buena Vista Street in Burbank where an overturned big rig was blocking all lanes except the carpool lane Friday afternoon, officials said.

Woman kills self in driveway of Burbank home

A 45-year-old woman died Thursday morning after fatally shooting herself in the driveway of a Burbank home, police said.

Burbank man struck and killed by Metro train ruled a suicide

Burbank man struck and killed by Metro train ruled a suicide

The death of a Burbank teen struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Studio City last Friday was ruled a suicide, coroner’s officials said.

Area cops attend funeral for slain NYPD officers

Area cops attend funeral for slain NYPD officers

Four police officers from Glendale and Burbank flew to New York over the weekend to attend the funeral of one of the two New York police officers murdered last month while sitting in a patrol car.

Plane makes unexpected landing at Bob Hope Airport

A Southwest Airlines jet on its way from Sacramento to Ontario was diverted to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Monday evening after an instrument reading indicated a possible fuel leak, according to an airport official.

Burbank father arrested on suspicion of child endangerment

Burbank father arrested on suspicion of child endangerment

A 50-year-old Burbank man was arrested early Sunday morning after police reportedly found him drunk with two guns in his home that were accessible to his 13-year-old son, police said.

Missing Hawaii resident arrested for breaking into Burbank home

Missing Hawaii resident arrested for breaking into Burbank home

A 35-year-old man reported missing from Hawaii was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly breaking into a Burbank home by smashing a window, police said.

Man struck and killed by Red Line train was Burbank resident

Man struck and killed by Red Line train was Burbank resident

Nineteen-year-old David Ferrer was the victim who was struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Studio City on Friday, authorities said Sunday.

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