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  • Catalytic converter thefts return to Burbank

    After a six- to eight-week lull, catalytic converter thieves struck again over the weekend in Burbank, police said. Two catalytic converters were unscrewed from two trucks between Friday and Monday, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said, marking the first such thefts...
  • Bicycle thefts on the rise in Burbank, police say

    Bicycle thefts on the rise in Burbank, police say
    Bike thefts are on the rise in Burbank, police say, with 144 reported stolen so far this year. That number is more than the 127 bikes stolen from January to July 2011, — an increase of about 13%, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. “It’s a...
  • Consumer rights group condemns dismissal of former Burbank detective's lawsuit

    Claiming a federal appellate court's dismissal of a former Burbank police detective's lawsuit will have a “powerful chilling effect” on future whistleblowers, a consumer rights advocacy group on Tuesday asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...
  • Burbank woman kidnapped off street, forced to take robbers to her house

    A 50-year-old Burbank woman was unharmed Tuesday afternoon after she was forced into a blue sport utility vehicle by robbers who took her home to steal her jewelry, police said. The woman told police she was walking east on Verdugo Avenue from the...
  • High-speed crash in Burbank sends two drivers to hospitals

    High-speed crash in Burbank sends two drivers to hospitals
    Two people, including the alleged driver of a stolen Infiniti, were transported to local hospitals Wednesday afternoon after their cars collided head on in Burbank, police said. The driver of the Infiniti, identified by police as 20-year-old Ian Mac...
  • Couple allegedly caught using stroller to steal goods from Costco in Burbank

    A North Hollywood couple was arrested Wednesday after they allegedly used their toddler’s stroller in an attempt to steal goods from the Costco in Burbank. Loss prevention workers spotted the husband, Nerses Vartanian, 40, allegedly place goods...
  • Thousands of painkillers stolen in Burbank pharmacy burglary

    Thousands of prescriptions pills were stolen overnight Thursday from GlenOaks Pharmacy in Burbank, police said. Burglars broke a rear glass door sometime between Wednesday evening and early Thursday to gain access to the pharmacy in the 300 block of...
  • Burbank woman robbed of necklaces after returning from jewelry store

    A Burbank woman was robbed outside her home Saturday upon returning from a shopping trip to the jewelry district in downtown Los Angeles, police said. The woman had just parked her car about 11:25 a.m. in the 1800 block of Ayers Ways when a man...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Police investigate Burbank jewelry robbery, Dr. Phil's $100K car stolen from Burbank auto repair shop

    San Fernando Valley roundup: Police investigate Burbank jewelry robbery, Dr. Phil's $100K car stolen from Burbank auto repair shop
    Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, August 28. Police are investigating the robbery of a Burbank woman Saturday. The woman was robbed of necklaces outside of her home as she returned home from shopping for jewelry in downtown Los Angeles. Police say...
  • Police report, June 23: Three arrested on suspicion of burglary

    200 block of East Cypress Avenue A 40-year-old female was arrested June 17 on suspicion of burglary. North Third Street and Bethany Road A 50-year-old man was arrested June 17 on suspicion of robbery. Thornton Avenue and North Hollywood Way A 57-...
  • Burbank gas station robbed at gunpoint

    A gunman stole an undetermined amount of money from the convenience store at a Burbank gas station Friday night, according to the Burbank  Police Department. The suspect entered the  Shell station store at 181 W. Alameda  Ave. around 9:55 p.m., pointed a...
  • Police report, July 28: Man arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine

    East Magnolia Boulevard and Third Street A 19-year-old man was arrested July 26 on suspicion of being drunk in public and for an outstanding warrant for destroying jail or prison property. 600 block of East Palm Avenue A 32-year-old woman was arrested...