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  • Burbank students assist police, firefighters in school emergency response drill

    Burbank students assist police, firefighters in school emergency response drill
    The call came in as a disturbance at Burbank High School, with reports of a man trying to push his way through faculty to get on campus. A group of police officers clutching plastic guns and paramedics donning bullet-proof vests listened to the radio...
  • Underage drunk driver crashes car into city building

    Underage drunk driver crashes car into city building
    An 18-year-old Burbank woman, who was allegedly driving drunk, crashed her car into a city building in Burbank early Saturday morning, according to police. At 4:13 a.m., Holly Smitheman reportedly drove her 2000 Volkswagen Jetta into a city building on...
  • 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. At 11:05 p.m. on Friday, Burbank police pulled over a silver Chevrolet pickup truck at Victory Boulevard and Manning Street for alleged...
  • Longtime Burbank policeman Darin Ryburn to retire

    Longtime Burbank policeman Darin Ryburn to retire
    The call came in at 6:12 p.m. “Two officers have been shot,” the voice on the other line said. “One may have died. We need you here.” Sgt. Darin Ryburn — who at the time was a Burbank police detective, police union...
  • 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...
  • Fired Burbank officer to get job back

    A former Burbank police sergeant fired four years ago in connection with alleged misconduct during the Porto's robbery investigation will be reinstated, his lawyer said, marking an unprecedented move in the multiyear saga that cost 10 officers their jobs....
  • Burbank man sentenced 26 years to life in stabbing case

    Burbank man sentenced 26 years to life in stabbing case
    A 27-year-old Burbank man was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison Wednesday after he was convicted of fatally stabbing his on-and-off girlfriend 19 times in her neck. Stephen Joanou Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder in March in the death...
  • Parolee allegedly steals breast pump, baby items at Burbank Target

    A 49-year-old parolee was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to steal a $400 breast pump and other baby-related items from Target in Burbank, police said. Julio Merlos of Los Angeles tried to leave the store, located at 1800 Empire Ave.,...
  • Miley Cyrus home burglary: Police detain pair in North Hollywood

    A man and woman were detained Thursday in connection with the theft of Miley Cyrus' Maserati and other items from her home, police said. The pair, who have not been identified by police, were spotted near Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Lankershim and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. Police responded to the library, located at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., just before 5 p.m. regarding...