October 21, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- Burbank crime took a plunge in 1999, according to a final FBI report tracking crime in cities across the United States. Overall crime dropped 11% when compared to incidents reported in 1998, a larger decrease than reported by close neighbor Glendale. According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting program, a total of 2,813 crimes were recorded in Burbank, down from 3,160 in 1998. The FBI determined that overall crime in Glendale decreased by 6.6% overall.
October 25, 2011
Oversight measures, new commanders and the possibility of more officers - change is a constant at the Burbank Police Department, including, officials say, to its website. In addition to all the internal changes, police officials say they plan to revamp their major public portal online, including integrating social media to better communicate with residents. As of Tuesday, the most recent crime statistics available online were for 2009 to 2010. In an interview earlier this year, Police Chief Scott LaChasse said he was working with the city manager's office to build a new department website, describing the current version as “vanilla” and “not very robust.” The department's home page includes an announcement about parking tickets, a statement from LaChasse, a link to news releases and dates of upcoming Police Commission meetings.
June 3, 2009
BURBANK — Property crimes in Burbank rose last year while neighboring cities, such as Los Angeles and Pasadena, saw a decrease in the same category, according to the FBI’s latest batch of crime statistics. Property crimes last year, including larceny, theft, burglary and vehicle theft, jumped from 2,767 in 2007 to 2,941, according to latest figures. At the same time, Burbank’s violent crime decreased from 274 in 2007 to 235 last year. Calls made to Burbank Police Department officials were not returned Tuesday.
March 24, 2001
Josh Goldstein CIVIC CENTER -- While the number of crimes against people stayed about the same last year compared to 1999, burglary in the city jumped more than 40%, according to the state attorney general's crime latest report. The spike in property crimes is a result of more people reporting burglaries for insurance reasons, said police, who credit their own outreach efforts and contact with neighborhood watch groups for the increase in reporting.
April 5, 2011
A Sylmar woman remains in critical condition after the driver of the car in which she was riding, who allegedly was intoxicated, rear-ended a parked truck. Analy Perez, 20, was in the passenger’s seat of a pickup truck driven by 21-year-old Jesse Santiago at 4:45 a.m. when it crashed into a flat-bed tow truck parked at a curb on the 2900 block of North San Fernando Boulevard on Sunday morning. Burbank police arrested Santiago, a Glendale resident, at the scene for driving under the influence.
April 1, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- Violent crime shot up 10% in Burbank in 1999, according to numbers released this week. Responding to the release of 1999 crime statistics by the California attorney general that showed violent crime increasing in Burbank while dropping elsewhere in Los Angeles County, Lt. Robert Giles said that Burbank residents are more vigilant about reporting crime than people in other cities. "Victims (in Burbank) call police much quicker now," Giles said of assault reports.
September 13, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- A jump in aggravated assaults led to a marked increase in violent crimes committed in Burbank during the first half of the year, according to new crime statistics released by the police department. The statistics encompass reported crimes from January through July and are compiled on a monthly basis. When compared to the same time period in 1999, violent crimes rose 30%. Overall crime rose 11%. Police said a rise in reported domestic assaults was one of the reasons for the increase, a factor they attributed to greater awareness and enforcement.
July 26, 2013
Burbank police on Friday announced a revamped website that will allow the public to register complaints, fill out permit applications and perform other functions online. The website took two years to develop, an effort that was launched to provide greater public access to the police department, according the announcement. Users will be able to apply for film and alarm permits, commend an employee or register a complaint, and complete applications for Community Academy classes. There also tabs for arrest logs, crime statistics and other resources.
January 16, 2010
Year-end crime figures for Burbank were down 8% in 2009 compared with the year prior, a bright spot for a troubled police department that’s been embroiled with internal strife and scrutiny for months now. The report was also a reminder of how, despite all the headlines and legal drama surrounding the department, the majority of its officers and employees continue to put their heads down and work to make this city as safe as possible....
July 28, 2007
ON THE AGENDA The following items will be considered at Tuesday's Burbank City Council meeting: CRIME ANALYST POSITION The council will consider a resolution that would establish a new administrative position within the Burbank Police Department. As a part of a department-wide computer upgrade, a full-time staff member is required to oversee the new system, which analyzes crime statistics and intelligence, as well as conducts reports and research regarding ongoing investigations.