| Jun 17, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Employees of a Burbank movie company face charges of conspiracy and fraud after allegedly bilking investors of $9 million to make independent films.
An indictment from a federal grand jury this week focused on Q Media Assets LLC, located at 2301 W. Olive...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:11 PM
Police are searching for three armed men who after falsely identifying themselves as FBI agents, forced their way into a home and stole $20,000 in cash early Wednesday morning.
At about midnight Wednesday, the men — who police said wore ski masks...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The first of several lawsuits filed against Burbank by current and former police officials went to trial this week, with the attorney for an ex-deputy police chief calling what took place in the department one of the most “egregious” cases...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:12 PM
The Burbank Police Department has embarked on a multiyear quest to achieve accreditation from an independent agency established by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The process through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is in...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Greater scrutiny of deadly force, in-custody deaths and other incidents begins today for a Police Department eager to emerge from a rocky period of discrimination and misconduct allegations.
The roughly $180,000, three-year agreement approved by the...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 1:54 PM
As the police department pushes forward with layers of independent oversight and monitors to restore public confidence, yet another lawsuit involving a former police officer has been filed against the city.
Former Burbank Police Det. Pete Allen has...
| Apr 11, 2010
| 9:00 AM
After 10 months on the force, Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka responded to a call for backup at the Ramada Inn parking lot. It would be the rookie’s last ride.
The routine stop in November 2003 escalated into a hail of gunfire that left...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Before sentencing former Councilman John Drayman to one year in county jail for embezzling money from a local farmer’s market, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Marcus compared Drayman to other public officials who have made recent...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:16 PM
A Glendale resident and retired Los Angeles building inspector was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years in prison resulting from a federal probe into bribe-taking at the Department of Building and Safety.
U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson also ordered...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m., with sources telling The Times he plans to announce his retirement.
The news of Baca's decision to step down has stunned people inside and outside the Sheriff's Department....
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fifth term in office and would instead retire at the end of the month.
Baca — who spent 48 years with the department including 15 as sheriff — was at times...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Ten Years Ago
A man made off with slightly more than $800 worth of medication and other items from a La Cañada Flintridge pharmacy one Sunday in December 2003, after approaching the store’s counter and demanding the goods. The suspect, described as...