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  • Shooting death of Officer Pavelka

    Shooting death of Officer Pavelka
    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...
  • Mad baseball skills

    Mad baseball skills
    OLIVE PARK — For most of the Hap Minor Baseball season, players were mainly concerned with team-orientated goals, like winning divisional titles. But at the 54rd annual Burbank Civitan Club Baseball Jamboree, it was a time for individual...
  • Clerks caught selling spray paint to minors

    BURBANK — Four store clerks were cited this week after they allegedly sold spray paint supplies to underage teens who were working undercover for police, officials said. Several teens volunteered to go undercover Tuesday and purchase spray paint...
  • Police presence to rise at parks

    Police patrols at city parks and schools will be ramped up starting in January after the City Council this week authorized the new strategy. The park patrol program has tried several approaches in the past 20 years — including volunteers, park...
  • Extradited shooter found guilty

    A 36-year-old ex-gang member was found guilty on Wednesday of killing a 16-year-old Burbank boy and trying to kill his four friends in 1991 after they left a house party, officials said. Rodolfo Gallegos faces multiple life sentences for the first-...
  • Commanders address police union grievances

    Burbank police union officials say commanders have acquiesced to many of the grievances they filed against the impacts of reassigning rank-and-file officers. The grievances, filed in late April, focused on the lack of police officers in key field...
  • Trio of Glendale residents indicted for alleged involvement in Mexican Mafia's 'United Nations'

    Three Glendale residents were indicted on Thursday for their alleged involvement in a criminal organization that united three historically rival street gangs under the Mexican Mafia, authorities said. The federal racketeering indictment, which was...
  • Marshals capture man with local gang connections, tied to four killings

    A fugitive connected to four killings, with ties to the local Toonerville gang and considered one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most wanted criminals has been caught, federal authorities announced. Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, was captured by...
  • Man crashes car into jewelry store on Brand Boulevard

    Man crashes car into jewelry store on Brand Boulevard
    This article was updated to include more information. A car piloted by an 83-year-old driver plowed into a jewelry store on Brand Boulevard Wednesday after he reportedly drove forward, rather than putting the vehicle into reverse as he intended,...
  • Drop in San Fernando Valley homicides outpaces other L.A. regions

    Drop in San Fernando Valley homicides outpaces other L.A. regions
    Los Angeles recorded another large drop in homicides in 2013, and nowhere has the trend been more pronounced than in the San Fernando Valley. The Valley had 40 homicides this year, dropping 35% from 2012 — the biggest decline of any region in...
  • Tujunga man faces attempted murder, carjacking charges

    Prosecutors charged a reputed gang member Friday with trying to kill two Glendale men during a brazen carjacking and separate shootings earlier this week. Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga faces two felony counts of attempted murder as well as a...
  • Attempted murder suspect to stand trial

    Attempted murder suspect to stand trial
    A reputed gang member accused of trying to kill two Glendale men during a carjacking and subsequent freeway crash was ordered to stand trial Monday on attempted murder charges. Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga is charged with carjacking, assault...