Public Safety

Woman accused of driving stolen car

A 43-year-old woman was arrested Monday evening after allegedly driving a stolen car containing stolen packages and methamphetamine, police said.

Burbank cell phone store owner, business partner accused of defrauding insurance company of $1.3 million

Burbank cell phone store owner, business partner accused of defrauding insurance company of $1.3 million

A cellphone store owner from Burbank pleaded not guilty this week to charges that he, along with his business partner, scammed an insurance company out of more than $1.3 million after allegedly filing fraudulent claims, officials said.

Department names Dyrness as its top cop

Department names Dyrness as its top cop

A veteran motorcycle officer who has spearheaded student safety programs in Burbank schools was recognized as Burbank’s Police Officer of the Year recently.

Suspect arrested in connection with park robbery

A 20-year-old Burbank man was arrested in connection with a robbery reported in March in Robert Lundigan Park, police said.

Kidnapping suspect in custody after police search Burbank Town Center

Kidnapping suspect in custody after police search Burbank Town Center

A drama unfolded at Burbank’s Colony Theatre on Friday that had nothing to do with the musical play that was slated to be performed several hours later.

Suspects arrested for allegedly stealing $1,800 in clothing from Tilly's

Suspects arrested for allegedly stealing $1,800 in clothing from Tilly's

Three men and two minors were arrested Tuesday evening after allegedly stealing more than $1,800 worth of clothing from Tilly’s at the Burbank Empire Center, police said.

Burbank man honored for helping to stop attack

Burbank man honored for helping to stop attack

Francisco Godinez was riding to work in his company truck one morning in November 2012 when he saw what appeared to be a robbery unfold in front of him.

Glendale, Burbank fire departments salute new recruits

Glendale, Burbank fire departments salute new recruits

Seventeen new firefighters — including Burbank’s second-ever female recruit — are set to join the Burbank and Glendale fire departments after completing an extensive 15-week joint academy.

Bell ringing signals 'new day' for airport firefighters

Bell ringing signals 'new day' for airport firefighters

Bob Hope Airport firefighters marked "a new day" last Friday, ringing an antique fire bell for the first time to signal each firefighter coming onto watch under a new management contract that was approved in April and a new collective-bargaining agreement.

Olive Avenue exit on Golden State (5) Freeway reopened

Olive Avenue exit on Golden State (5) Freeway reopened

The Olive Avenue exit off the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank opened Wednesday morning, the California Department of Transportation announced.

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Two area hospitals improved their grades on a national report card this spring after receiving Cs last fall for their patient quality care.

Serial bank robber pleads guilty to Chase Bank heist in Burbank

Serial bank robber pleads guilty to Chase Bank heist in Burbank

A 59-year-old man pleaded guilty on Thursday to robbing Chase Bank in Burbank last December, federal court records show.

Turn lane closures slated for two years at San Fernando Boulevard, Buena Vista Street intersection

Turn lane closures slated for two years at San Fernando Boulevard, Buena Vista Street intersection

Three turn lanes at the intersection of San Fernando Boulevard and Buena Vista Street in Burbank will be closed for about two years, beginning Tuesday.

Motorcyclist who collided with truck expected to survive

Motorcyclist who collided with truck expected to survive

The 29-year-old motorcyclist who collided with a truck Wednesday evening is expected to survive, Burbank police said Thursday. 

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after accident with a truck in Burbank

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after accident with a truck in Burbank

A 29-year-old man was transported to the hospital and is conscious after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a truck early Wednesday evening in Burbank, police said.

Dryer fire causes $250K in damage

A reported dryer fire at a Burbank home caused an estimated $250,000 in damages Tuesday and left one resident displaced, officials said.

Family of man shot by police after pursuit files claim against city of Los Angeles, police officers

Family of man shot by police after pursuit files claim against city of Los Angeles, police officers

The family of a North Hollywood man fatally shot by a Los Angeles police officer after a pursuit that ended in Burbank has filed a $10-million wrongful-death...

Police: Burbank man's body discovered in Ventura County in apparent suicide

Police: Burbank man's body discovered in Ventura County in apparent suicide

Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a Burbank man whose body was recovered Thursday off Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County, near Naval Air Station Point Mugu.

School board rejects wireless towers

The Burbank school board voted to send a letter to city officials stating their concerns over proposed wireless antennas about 60 feet from John Burroughs High School.

Police Foundation raises funds for horse and canine units at annual Hoof and Woof Walk

Police Foundation raises funds for horse and canine units at annual Hoof and Woof Walk

Man's best friend and his noble steed were celebrated Saturday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center during the Burbank Police Foundation's third annual Hoof and Woof Walk.

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.

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