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  • Car thefts, assaults on the rise in Burbank

    Violent and property crimes dropped 5% in Burbank through June of this year when compared to the same period last year, reports show. Police attribute the trend for the first half of the year to "predictive policing," or deploying resources to areas...
  • Three arrested for allegedly stealing mail

    A man and two women were arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly stealing mail from a collection box, police said. A witness called police shortly before 5 a.m. after reportedly seeing the trio use a device to pull mail out of the U.S. Postal...
  • Woman allegedly steals beer at Ralphs, injures store employee

    Woman allegedly steals beer at Ralphs, injures store employee
    A 26-year-old woman was arrested Friday evening after allegedly fighting with two Ralphs supermarket employees while trying to steal a 12-pack of Corona beer, police said. Lestee Singleton of Los Angeles allegedly attempted to leave Ralphs located at...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • iPad, jewelry stolen from Burbank home

    An iPad, jewelry and other personal items were stolen from a Burbank home Wednesday after thieves broke in through a window in the laundry room, police said. Between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., burglars entered the home in the 1200 block of East Tujunga...
  • Burbank woman wages fight against alleged identity thief

    Burbank woman wages fight against alleged identity thief
    Burbank resident Jennifer Smith works three jobs and, for the most part, tried to pinch pennies as much as she could. And for that, her credit was nearly flawless. At least that was the case until several weeks ago, when an alleged thief opened...
  • Arbitrator rules in favor of fired Burbank police officer

    A third former Burbank police officer’s firing was disputed by an independent arbitrator, who ruled that a 20-year department veteran, accused by the city of covering up misconduct during a 2007 robbery investigation, should get his job back. In...
  • Man arrested for allegedly stealing car, evading police

    Police arrested a 21-year-old male Thursday morning in Burbank on suspicion of grand theft auto and evading police. The suspect, identified as Forest Herman, was spotted by security guards driving suspiciously in the IKEA parking lot, said Burbank Police...