November 1, 2013
No flights were diverted to Burbank following a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning , but airlines could still choose to do so, said Bob Hope Airport spokesman Victor Gill. "There has been discussion of possibly diverting a flight or two, but nothing is confirmed," he said. "In any case the number of flights we're talking about are very small in number so they shouldn't have any real impact on the airport's operation. " Gill said that overall, the pace of business at Bob Hope Airport was not noticeably different today, aside from heightened security measures like an expanded Airport Police presence and vehicle searches for all cars entering the airport's short-term parking structure.
November 2, 2012
Police in Burbank say that a man's claim that he was shot while driving on the 5 Freeway does not appear to hold up. The driver of a silver Mercedes coupe told police that he was fired upon early Friday while driving in the northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway, KTLA-TV reported . He was apparently speeding down Hollywood Way, near the Bob Hope Airport, when airport police pulled him over and noticed he had been shot. The victim, described only as a Latino male, was taken to an area hospital with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.
July 20, 2012
A Studio City man with a loaded gun in his carry on luggage was arrested Thursday afternoon, police said. The man, identified as Jeffrey Anythony Dellisanti, 52, was traveling from Burbank Bob Hope Airport to Sacramento when a security screening showed what appeared to be a handgun in a piece of luggage at about 1:20 p.m., Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. Airport police spoke to Dellisanti who confirmed the bag was his, but allegedly denied having the gun. Officers opened the luggage and found a 357 Magnum loaded with six rounds.
June 22, 2012
Carrol Parris, wife of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, was cited Thursday for carrying a loaded firearm at the Burbank Bob Hope Airport. At 6:25 a.m., airport police officers were called to a TSA checkpoint because an X-ray check of her carry-on bag showed an image of a handgun inside. Carrol Parris acknowledged that the bag and loaded firearm belonged to her, according to airport police. The handgun was registered to Parris, but the registration had expired in April, according to a police report.
October 19, 2011
A 14-year-old autistic boy who was reported missing after leaving a flight at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank was found unharmed Wednesday evening in West Hollywood, authorities said. Cameron James Smith was found by airport police about 6 p.m. in the 8900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, said Sgt. Brian Lutz of the West Hollywood Sheriff's station. Lutz said his deputies were notified by the officers and responded to the scene and confirmed that the boy was not harmed. "He was in good condition," Lutz told The Times.
July 22, 2011
Youths enrolled in the city's Summer Daze day camp learned how airport police and fire departments handle emergencies and fight crime during a tour of Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday. Police officers demonstrated the T3 electric stand-up vehicle's siren and flashing lights. Its three-wheel design boasts a tiny turning circle, which makes it easy to maneuver small spaces. “We can use it inside and outside the airport terminal and on sidewalks,” said Sgt. Tom Davenport, of the airport police department.
May 22, 2010
A 31-year-old man who police said tried to smuggle more than 50 pounds of marijuana in checked luggage pleaded not guilty to felony drug charges Friday. Following his plea in Burbank Superior Court, Clarence Williams, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was taken to a Los Angeles County jail facility, where he is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail. Officers arrested Williams at Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday night after one of his two suitcases triggered an alarm as it passed through screening devices, police said.
October 2, 2009
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — A 47-year-old woman who authorities said tried to smuggle nearly 22 pounds of cocaine through a security checkpoint at Bob Hope Airport is scheduled to appear Oct. 6 in Los Angeles Superior Court. Cecilley Grant, of Queens, N.Y., was transferred to Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, where she has been held in lieu of $1-million bail. Grant pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony counts related to possessing, selling and transferring cocaine after airport police arrested her Sunday, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.