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  • Letter: Did lawsuit story deserve front page?

    Re: “Suit: Police failed to help” in the Burbank Leader, Oct. 8. Is it really necessary to put what appears to be a frivolous lawsuit against the police on the front page of your newspaper? The featured article is woefully incomplete: Was the...
  • Burbank man arrested after allegedly robbing Big 5 Sporting Goods

    A 22-year-old Burbank man was arrested Friday, a day after he allegedly robbed a Big 5 Sporting Goods store at knifepoint, using an on-display knife, police said. Emanoel Khechadori entered the Burbank store around 7:20 p.m. Thursday and asked to see a...
  • Glendale woman sues cities of Burbank, LA, for inaction during carjacking

    A woman allegedly assaulted during a reported carjacking attempt in Burbank last year has filed a lawsuit against the cities of Burbank and Los Angeles, arguing that police officers watched the attack happen and failed to intervene. Glendale resident...
  • Two women arrested for allegedly stealing children's clothes, dishes

    Two 30-year-old women were arrested after allegedly, with two young children in tow, stuffing $1,071 worth of children’s clothes and dishes from Macy’s in Burbank Town Center into a stroller and leaving without paying, police said. On Sunday...
  • Brothers arrested for allegedly trying to sell pot to passersby

    Two brothers from Queens, N.Y., were arrested Friday after reportedly asking people to buy marijuana from them and smoke it in front of Burbank City Hall, police said. A city worker called police after the men, identified as Joshua and Treston Mitchell,...
  • Two men arrested at Burbank home for separate charges

    A 52-year-old Burbank man on probation was arrested Friday morning after police reportedly discovered a loaded stolen semiautomatic gun in his home during a compliance check, police said. During a search of Bruce Horwood’s home in the 3200 block...
  • Burbank Unified settles for $150K in sex abuse case

    A young man sexually abused by his Burbank teacher will receive a $150,000 settlement stemming from a 2011 lawsuit, district officials confirmed Wednesday. Amy Beck, a former teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School, turned herself into Burbank...
  • Burbank man chased by pack of coyotes

    Burbank man chased by pack of coyotes
    When Burbank resident Nick Mendoza walks his dog now, he carries a softball bat. That’s because earlier this week, while taking his dog, Kody Bear, on a walk in his neighborhood near 5th Street and Walnut Avenue, the 47-year-old was chased by a...
  • 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. Among the graduates was Yasmin Garcia, who, after surviving...
  • 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. Together, violent and...
  • 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, court records show. Court records filed by former Det....
  • 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. Burbank police were alerted to the residential burglary Wednesday night by a nearby...