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Jails and Prisons

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  • Man who allegedly shot two officers outside Kmart pleads not guilty

    The man accused of stealing from a Kmart in Burbank and then shooting and wounding two police officers while handcuffed and being taken to a patrol car pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges this week. Jamie Warren Willard, 30, of Gresham, Ore.,...
  • Brancato hearing pushed back again

    A 70-year-old Burbank man accused of beating his wife to death appeared in court Wednesday in a wheelchair after suffering from a fractured shoulder and back spasms while in jail, his attorney said. Joseph Brancato faces murder charges after allegedly...
  • Movie company accused of fraud

    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...
  • Burbank opens jail that holds 70 inmates

    Burbank opens jail that holds 70 inmates
    After nearly a year of sharing facilities with Glendale, the jail facility in Burbank today began accepting its own inmates after final touches to a large project to repair faulty construction were made. Burbank police have been transporting arrested...
  • Rebuilt city jail open for business

    Rebuilt city jail open for business
    It was just after 8 a.m. Wednesday and police at the empty Burbank jail were setting up in the control room, turning on lights, a laptop computer and a printer. A fingerprinting machine was being transported from the Glendale jail, where Burbank has been...
  • North Hollywood man indicted in laser attack

    North Hollywood man indicted in laser attack
    An 18-year-old North Hollywood man has been indicted under a new law that makes it a federal crime to deliberately point a laser at an aircraft. Adam Gardenhire was arrested early Wednesday at his North Hollywood home for allegedly pointing a laser at...
  • News-Press Editorial: Drayman's punishment not appropriate

    Less than two weeks ago, locals who felt betrayed by the actions of John Drayman, the disgraced former Glendale councilman convicted of embezzlement, were able to take a small amount of satisfaction when a judge labeled him a crook and sentenced him to...
  • Drayman serves eight days in jail

    Drayman serves eight days in jail
    Victims of former Councilman John Drayman’s embezzlement scheme said they were shocked on Wednesday to learn the convicted felon would serve the remainder of his time in custody — an expected total of six weeks — in home confinement,...
  • Drayman may not serve full year sentence

    Drayman may not serve full year sentence
    Former Councilman John Drayman, who has been convicted of embezzlement, is expected to be released from Los Angeles County jail on Sept. 26, which would cut the one-year sentence he received on Monday roughly in half. His time behind bars could be...
  • Weston given six-year sentence for attack

    Weston given six-year sentence for attack
    The last defendant in a saga of more than four years involving the torture and kidnapping of two loan modification agents in Glendale was sentenced Wednesday to six years in state prison. La CaƱada resident Daniel Weston, 56, is one of five defendants...
  • Ex-con allegedly caught with guns, drugs during Glendale police stop

    A 27-year-old ex-convict was arrested in Glendale early Friday after police allegedly discovered guns, marijuana and ledgers inside his wife’s car. Alvaro Mejia, who’s on federal probation for drug sales, was taken into custody just after...
  • Convicted peeper busted again in Glendale

    A Glendale man twice convicted of prowling was arrested again Wednesday after allegedly peeping through home windows for several nights at a mother and her 14-year-old daughter, police said. Jose Cera, who's on active parole for burglary, was taken into...