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  • Former Burbank police officer sentenced to 30 months in federal prison

    A former Burbank police officer was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Monday after pleading guilty to lying to investigators during a probe into an alleged scheme involving his girlfriend and her estranged husband. Anthony Valento, 44, pleaded...
  • Man admitted shaking infant, police say

    A Burbank detective on Tuesday testified that a 20-year-old Burbank man accused of killing his five-week-old daughter said in an interview that he shook the baby out of frustration that she wouldn't stop crying or go to sleep. Matthew Wojcik, a graduate...
  • LAPD recovers gun from North Hollywood home, identifies suspect

    Los Angeles police recovered a gun from the North Hollywood home where a convicted felon was flushed out after officers fired tear gas, authorities said Monday night. The weapon was found on a sofa inside the single-story home on Hartsook Street, Lt....
  • 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...
  • Sobriety checkpoint nets five arrests

    Three drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving drunk during a sobriety checkpoint conducted overnight Saturday, police said. From 9 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Burbank police screened 1,278 drivers who passed through the checkpoint at the...
  • Man files claim against the city, alleges excessive police force

    A 51-year-old man filed a claim against the city of Burbank centered around an incident in which he reportedly woke up with a broken arm in a Burbank park following an arrest for being drunk in public, records show. Jon Petersen alleges he was a...
  • Two arrested for allegedly stealing tires

    Two Los Angeles residents were arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing tires from a Burbank tire store.  Allen Dominguez, 23, and Leonel Omar Lopez, 20, were arrested for possession of stolen property on June 11 after Burbank police received a call...
  • Feds decline to charge BPD officers over excessive-force allegations

    Marking the apparent end of a years-long investigation into allegations of excessive force and civil rights violations, federal officials have declined to file criminal charges against any current or former Burbank officers, the city's top cop said...
  • Police arrest woman for allegedly stealing dancewear

    A 30-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after allegedly stealing dance clothes from a dancewear store and then threatening the store owner with a pair of scissors, police said. The woman, Ashlee Meleskie, allegedly entered Karabel Dancewear...
  • In Theory: On crime and punishment and Sharia law

    The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, known as PAS, a political party with a strong base in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, pushed through the Sharia Criminal Code Enactment (II) 1993, which calls for hudud, or extreme corporal punishment when there is strong...
  • Judge: Residents to stand trial in double-stabbing at Santa Monica Pier

    Three Burbank men accused in connection with a double-stabbing at the Santa Monica Pier in January will stand trial on attempted murder and assault charges a judge ruled this week. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Deborah Brazil ruled Monday there was...
  • Man arrested for allegedly being drunk, waving knife at pizza store employee

    A 40-year-old Burbank man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly waving a knife, while drunk, outside Domino’s Pizza in Burbank after an employee told him the store was closed, police said. Mohammed Bashir reportedly tried to get into the pizza shop...