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By Christopher Cadelago | 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.
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August 10, 2005
Mark R. Madler A federal judge has set a late August trial date for Glendale resident Scott Schaffer on charges that he traded handguns with a gang member in exchange for cocaine. Attorneys for Schaffer and prosecutors appeared Monday morning before U.S. District Judge John F. Walter who set the Aug. 30 date although that may be delayed as the case continues. "I'm shocked the judge gave that date," said defense attorney Roger Rosen. "I don't know what he has in mind."
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January 14, 2004
Two arrested for alleged drug sales MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Two Warner Bros. employees who were arrested following a two-month investigation by Burbank Police pleaded not guilty to felony possession of drugs they allegedly planned to sell. Ricardo Jacobo, 46, of Los Angeles was arrested Jan. 6 on suspicion of felony sales of cocaine and marijuana, and possessing cocaine for sale. Wilman Martinez, 33, of South Gate was also arrested on suspicion of felony sales of cocaine.
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August 3, 2005
Mark R. Madler Glendale resident and businessman Scott Schaffer entered a not guilty plea on Monday to charges that he sold handguns to a gang member in exchange for cocaine. Schaffer stood in an area separated from the rest of the courtroom of U.S. District Magistrate Judge Paul Game by glass partitions and gave clear, loud responses when asked his name and if he understood the charges against him. "Not guilty," Schaffer responded when asked how he plead to the charges.
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December 25, 2010
The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department. Area 1 2500 block of West Burbank Boulevard At 11:03 p.m. on Dec. 15 a man entered Aero Liquor armed with a handgun and demanded all the clerks behind the counter and a customer lay on the floor. The man, wearing a black bandana over his face, a dark hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black gloves, took all the cash from the register and the customer's car keys. The customer later found her keys outside her vehicle.
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July 30, 2005
Mark R. Madler A federal grand jury indicted Glendale resident Scott Schaffer Thursday on weapons and cocaine charges stemming from an investigation into a San Fernando Valley street gang. The four-count indictment charges Schaffer with selling two handguns to a known felon, possessing a handgun while selling cocaine and owning 10 firearms at a time when he was regularly using cocaine. A federal judge on Friday set his bail at $1 million following a hearing -- an amount his attorney Roger Rosen was not sure he could come up with.
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August 26, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- The ungainly Labrador retriever stands at full attention. Paws planted and head cocked, her eyes closely follow the movements of narcotics Det. Omar Rodriguez. The game is on. Earlier, when Roxy was not looking, Rodriguez stashed a small amount of marijuana in a drawer of the narcotics office. He put some cocaine under a coatrack and a bit of heroin in a suitcase. With Roxy back in the room, he flashed the signal: a rolled up towel he pretended to toss.
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December 25, 2010
The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department. Area 1 2500 block of West Burbank Boulevard At 11:03 p.m. on Dec. 15 a man entered Aero Liquor armed with a handgun and demanded all the clerks behind the counter and a customer lay on the floor. The man, wearing a black bandana over his face, a dark hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black gloves, took all the cash from the register and the customer's car keys. The customer later found her keys outside her vehicle.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | October 8, 2010
Three men have been arrested after attempting to purchase items at retail stores with counterfeit $100 bills, police said. The scam was discovered Sept. 30 after a witness in the parking lot of a shopping plaza, located on North San Fernando Boulevard between East Walnut Avenue and Amherst Drive, saw two men pick up a wallet in the street that did not appear to belong to them. The woman contacted a nearby Burbank police officer who stopped the men, leading to a connection with a third man attempting to make a purchase at the CVS store.
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By Christopher Cadelago | 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.
NEWS
August 10, 2005
Mark R. Madler A federal judge has set a late August trial date for Glendale resident Scott Schaffer on charges that he traded handguns with a gang member in exchange for cocaine. Attorneys for Schaffer and prosecutors appeared Monday morning before U.S. District Judge John F. Walter who set the Aug. 30 date although that may be delayed as the case continues. "I'm shocked the judge gave that date," said defense attorney Roger Rosen. "I don't know what he has in mind."
NEWS
August 3, 2005
Mark R. Madler Glendale resident and businessman Scott Schaffer entered a not guilty plea on Monday to charges that he sold handguns to a gang member in exchange for cocaine. Schaffer stood in an area separated from the rest of the courtroom of U.S. District Magistrate Judge Paul Game by glass partitions and gave clear, loud responses when asked his name and if he understood the charges against him. "Not guilty," Schaffer responded when asked how he plead to the charges.
NEWS
July 30, 2005
Mark R. Madler A federal grand jury indicted Glendale resident Scott Schaffer Thursday on weapons and cocaine charges stemming from an investigation into a San Fernando Valley street gang. The four-count indictment charges Schaffer with selling two handguns to a known felon, possessing a handgun while selling cocaine and owning 10 firearms at a time when he was regularly using cocaine. A federal judge on Friday set his bail at $1 million following a hearing -- an amount his attorney Roger Rosen was not sure he could come up with.
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