July 16, 2005
Mark R. Madler Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Murphy was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of cocaine possession and child endangerment after police found drugs, handguns and several rounds of ammunition at her home as part of an investigation into a San Fernando Valley street gang, police said. Murphy, 47, was booked on suspicion of cocaine possession and child endangerment, and taken into custody at her home in the 700 block of Lima Street, where police found cocaine in her bedroom and three handguns and 900 rounds of ammunition were found in the garage, Burbank Police Sgt. Jay Jette said.
January 20, 2007
OK. We want a nice, clean fight. Nothing below the belt. Keep your hands up. As this year's political competition kicks in to high gear, let's make sure the discourse brings dignity to the city, not disgrace. In a nation where ideology seems to trump pragmatism, we want to remind the candidates running for the school board and the City Council that political infighting and cynicism only bring on more of the same. And in the end, it clouds the issues and the voter pays the price.
November 19, 2005
Congress has approved a request by Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat who represents Burbank, for $500,000 in federal funding to pay for safety improvements to Metrolink including median separators and locked gates to limit vehicular access to rail tracks including those in Burbank. The request comes on the heels of January's deadly Metrolink crash. The bill also included language from Schiff that requires the Federal Railroad Administration to study safety practices called into question after the derailment of a Metrolink train in Glendale.
July 20, 2005
AT ISSUE: Should Councilwoman Stacey Murphy, arrested last week on charges of drug possession and child endangerment, resign her post on the council? Hmmm. Child endangerment, cocaine possession, affiliation with someone who's allegedly running guns to a street gang involved with a Burbank police officer's murder ... that's a tough one. I can see Burbank's mayor wanting to continue to give Councilwoman Stacey Murphy his support (it's so reassuring that our city is being governed by people who have their priorities straight)
July 23, 2005
Mark R. Madler Councilwoman Stacey Murphy visited a quiet residential neighborhood near Alameda and Olive avenues in January to meet with residents opposed to a mixed-use development proposed to be built nearby. Now that same neighborhood is abuzz with talk of Murphy's arrest last week on charges of cocaine possession and child endangerment. "They don't know what to think," resident Rolf Darbo said of his neighbors. "This all came out of the blue."
November 1, 2003
A 62-year-old Burbank woman was arrested this week after allegedly striking her 2-year-old grandson in the face with a sandal and causing the youngster's nose to bleed, police said. Almas Baronian was pushing the boy in a stroller through McCambridge Park, on Tuesday when she became irritated with the child and allegedly hit him, police said. A 51-year-old Thousand Oaks man who witnessed the incident reported it to police and made a citizen's arrest.
April 13, 2002
Karen S. Kim and Ryan Carter GLENDALE -- A North Hollywood woman was being held on $50,000 bail Friday after she allegedly led police on an hourlong pursuit that led authorities through Burbank, Glendale and La Verne, ending with her arrest in Monrovia Thursday night. Michelle Calderon, 34, was under the influence of PCP when Burbank Police responded to reports that she was allegedly driving with an infant leaning out the window and had been involved in two hit-and-run accidents, Burbank Police Lt. Kevin Krafft said.
February 11, 2006
ELECTION RESULTS The council unanimously approved the results of the Jan. 24 municipal elections. The results of the election left David Gordon, a local optometrist and member of the Planning Board, as the victor. The city council seat was made available following the resignation of former City Council member Stacey Murphy after she was charged with felony cocaine possession and misdemeanor child endangerment. WHAT IT MEANS David Gordon will assume Murphy's seat, serving the remainder of her term, which ends on April 30, 2009.
November 17, 2010
Police arrested a Burbank man on Tuesday who they say burglarized a parked car by smashing its window with a brick in broad daylight — all while pushing his 2-year-old son in a stroller. Frederic Strobel, 31, was pushing his son in a stroller at about 3:50 p.m. along the 2600 block of Wyoming Avenue when he allegedly smashed the window to steal a portable global satellite positioning device and CDs. Police say after he got what he wanted, Strobel continued to push the stroller and go on his way. Officers located Strobel near the intersection of North Naomi Street and Jeffries Avenue, Burbank police Sgt. Robert Quesada said.
February 27, 2014
A 28-year-old Lancaster woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that she struck a 5-year-old boy while driving drunk with her 2-year-old son in her car , and later attempted to flee the scene, authorities said. Meagan Booth was charged with two counts of driving under the influence causing injury, and one count each of leaving the scene of an accident and child endangerment. The 5-year-old boy, who was crossing the street with his grandmother, was knocked to the ground during the collision, which occurred Monday afternoon at the intersection of Fairview Street and Victory Boulevard.