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  • Burbank police chief: Valento case called an 'isolated incident'

    Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse this week called the alleged misconduct of a Burbank police officer “an isolated incident” that didn’t involve any other police personnel. Anthony Valento, a 17-year veteran of the Burbank Police...
  • Records identify fired Burbank police detective

    The former Burbank detective who an arbitrator ruled shouldn’t have been fired in the wake of a Porto’s Bakery robbery investigation was identified recently in arbitration records as Mike Reyes. Reyes, who joined the Burbank Police...
  • Removing recyclables is not theft

    Mailbag contributor Steve Urbanovich grumbles about individuals taking recyclables out of refuse bins on his block, believing what these people are doing is theft (“Put an end to recycling theft,” Aug. 7). Sorry, Mr. Urbanovich, but it’s...
  • Three arrested for alleged embezzlement

    A T.J. Maxx employee and two customers were arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing more than $3,375 worth of items from the Burbank store over a three-month period, police said. On seven occasions since August, the 26-year-old employee, Hayk Avalyan,...
  • IMAX lawsuit claims former employee stole technology secrets and made copycat projectors in China

    Claiming a trail of corporate espionage from Canada to China and then to an office on West Magnolia Boulevard, IMAX Corp. has accused a Burbank company and its international affiliates of using stolen technology to distribute IMAX copycat giant-screen...
  • Alleged stolen car crashes into restaurant owned by Burbank councilman

    Alleged stolen car crashes into restaurant owned by Burbank councilman
    An alleged stolen car rammed into a restaurant owned by Burbank Councilman Gary Bric early Tuesday, according to police officials. Prior to the crash, police saw the alleged stolen car driving at a high rate of speed on the southbound Golden State (5)...
  • Pasadena men arrested in Burbank on suspicion of burglary

    Two Pasadena men were arrested after officers reportedly found several stolen items, including GPS devices, iPhones, iPods and garage openers, in their car during a traffic stop in Burbank early Tuesday morning, police said. At 1:40 a.m., officers...
  • Pair arrested on suspicion of identity theft

    A North Hollywood man and Panorama City woman were arrested on suspicion of identity theft after police discovered numerous Social Security and credit card numbers, personal checks and bank statements in their Ramada Inn hotel room in Burbank Saturday...
  • Plainclothes detective helps nab two robbery suspects

    Two North Hollywood men were arrested Tuesday after allegedly robbing a 7-Eleven in Burbank while a plainclothes detective with Los Angeles Police Department happened to be outside, police said. At 10:40 p.m., Jerome Collins, 30, and Connie Walker, 34,...
  • Arbitrator questions another Burbank police firing

    A second former Burbank police officer’s firing was questioned this week by an independent arbitrator, who ruled in an advisory decision that the officer fired for alleged misconduct during the Porto’s robbery investigation, which cost 10...
  • Police search for two men after home break-in

    Police are searching for two men who reportedly broke into a Burbank home Sunday and robbed an elderly couple after forcing them into a room and terrorizing them for more than an hour while ransacking the residence, authorities said. At 11:30 p.m.,...
  • Couple allegedly sells car with bogus title, later steals vehicle from buyer's home

    A Vallejo man and woman were arrested this past weekend after allegedly swindling an 18-year-old woman into buying a car with a bogus title on Saturday — and then stealing the vehicle from her Palm Springs home later that night, police said. The...