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  • Report: Crime in Burbank dropped in 2013

    Overall, crime in Burbank dropped by 4% last year, with violent crimes plunging by almost 30%, according to year-end statistics. Violent crime — which includes robbery, aggravated assault and murder — declined from 243 reported incidents in...
  • Woman's body found wrapped in blanket in alley; her son arrested

    Woman's body found wrapped in blanket in alley; her son arrested
    A Burbank man was arrested on suspicion of killing his 76-year-old mother, whose body was found in an alley wrapped in a blanket, police said Monday night. Officers responded Monday morning to call of a possible woman down in the alley near the 4000...
  • Thieves make off with paintings, other items valued at $30,000

    Roughly $30,000 worth of paintings, jewelry and electronics were reportedly stolen from a Burbank home Monday afternoon, police said. Burglars broke in through the rear window and ransacked the home in the 900 block of Parish Place between 1:45 and 3:...
  • Police union president 'disappointed' by decision not to reinstate fired officer

    The Burbank police union president was “disappointed” in the Burbank city manager’s decision not to reinstate a fired police officer after an arbitrator recommended he do so, adding that the move was bad for employee morale, according to...
  • Police look into series of vandalism incidents

    Police are investigating a series of vandalism incidents after three vehicles within three blocks were found Wednesday with slashed tires and etched with derogatory words, police said. In the 700 block of North Valley Street at 6:30 a.m., a 2014 Bentley...
  • Update: Police identify woman found dead in alley

    Update: Police identify woman found dead in alley
    Burbank police on Tuesday identified a 77-year-old woman found dead in the alley of her apartment complex Monday as Maria Diaz. Her body was discovered after a witness reported a person possibly sleeping in the south alley in the 4000 block of West...
  • Suspect in fake beard targets two gas stations

    A man donning a fake beard robbed two Chevron gas stations in Burbank over the weekend, and police believe he was also involved in two robberies at a frozen yogurt shop in recent weeks. The man — described as white, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, and...
  • Burbank police report DUI arrests up, crashes down

    The number of alcohol- and drug-related car crashes dropped in 2013 when compared to the previous year, while the number of arrests made for driving under the influence spiked, police reported this week. In 2013, there were 557 drunk or drugged driving...
  • Woman found in alley died of 'asphyxia,' police say

    Woman found in alley died of 'asphyxia,' police say
    The woman found dead next to a dumpster in the alley of a Burbank apartment complex Monday died of “asphyxia by neck compressions,” police said Wednesday. The woman’s son, Moises Diaz, 40, pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of...
  • Three Burbank men plead not guilty in stabbing at Santa Monica Pier

    Three Burbank men plead not guilty in stabbing at Santa Monica Pier
    Three Burbank men pleaded not guilty this week to charges that they were involved in the double stabbing of two fishermen at the Santa Monica Pier, authorities said. One man, Araik Ovoian, 24, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to two counts of attempted...
  • Two arrested for surveillance camera theft

    Two men were arrested Friday after police observed them walking down Chandler Boulevard pushing a shopping cart filled with what appeared to be eight stolen surveillance cameras, police said. At around 2:10 p.m., police saw the men — Thomas and...
  • Man pleads not guilty in his mother's death

    Man pleads not guilty in his mother's death
    A 40-year-old Burbank man pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of murder for the alleged killing of his mother, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Moises Diaz was arrested Monday after his mother, identified as...