November 12, 2008
BURBANK — Police are looking into who sent an envelope to a radio station Friday containing a white, powdery substance that the sender claimed was anthrax and a letter regarding Proposition 8. The powder was not anthrax, but the FBI may join the Burbank Police Department in its investigation, Burbank Police Sgt. Travis Irving said. “It could be a federal case,” he said. “I think we’ll get some assistance from the FBI.” Police went to the KOST-FM (103.
December 21, 2009
DOWNTOWN — The violent crime rate in Burbank edged up in the first half of 2009, according to preliminary FBI figures released today. The number of violent crimes, including murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults, increased from 120 for the first six months of 2008 to 129 for the same period this year, according to the FBI’s semi-annual crime report. The figure ran counter to the a 4.4% decline in the national violent crime rate. In neighboring Glendale, the number of violent crimes decreased from 180 for the first six-month period of 2008 to 147 for the same period this year, according to the FBI. But the property crime rate, which includes burglary, larceny and theft, declined from 1,406 in first half of 2008 to 1,310 this year between January and June.
November 10, 2008
BURBANK — Police are looking into who sent an envelope to a radio station Friday containing a white, powdery substance that the sender claimed was anthrax and a letter regarding Proposition 8. The powder was not anthrax, , but the FBI may join the Burbank Police Department in its investigation, Burbank Police Sgt. Travis Irving said. “It could be a federal case,” he said. “I think we’ll get some assistance from the FBI.” Police went to the KOST-FM (103.
July 3, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman The FBI has warned law enforcement officials about the possibility of some kind of terrorist attack on the Fourth of July, but Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport officials are keeping mum about whether enhanced security measures will be put into place there. Glendale and Burbank Police will have extra officers on hand, but nothing in excess of normal holiday staffing levels. The FBI statement was vague, essentially warning that the political and cultural significance of the date warrants increased vigilance.
July 30, 2008
This release, ?The X-Files: I Want to Believe? is the second feature film to have spun off from the popular sci-fi series of the 1990s. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are at it again in this well-crafted movie seeking out the paranormal ? he the believer and she, of course, ever the skeptic. This film, though, stands alone content wise, but it helps somewhat to have a connection to the TV show if, for no other reason, than to enjoy the comfort of familiarity. An FBI agent goes missing under strange circumstances, and in their frustration, the FBI employs the services of a psychic to aid in the search.
July 22, 2000
Jenna Bordelon HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Trinidad and Rolando Carcamo and their three children are fighting an uphill battle to stay in a Burbank home seized by federal officials. The house they have lived in for two years is under the name of Rolando's sister-in-law, Grace Carcamo. Grace is married to Rolando's brother, Carlos Wilfredo Carcamo, also known as "Tiny" or "Jackson," who is wanted by the Los Angeles Metro Task Force on Violent Crime on suspicion of violating various narcotics, firearms and money-laundering laws.
October 19, 2013
A Burbank police officer and his girlfriend were released from federal custody Wednesday following their arrests on charges of lying to federal authorities during an investigation into an alleged extortion scheme involving the woman and her estranged husband. The officer, Anthony Valento, 42, and his girlfriend, Gayle Bassett, 30 - who are both married with children - are accused of lying to the FBI during an investigation of the alleged extortion plot against Bassett's husband, Jeremy Bassett.
September 6, 2011
Twenty months into the job as police chief, Burbank's top cop continues working to modernize a department besieged by lawsuits and investigations into misconduct and excessive use of force by the FBI and Los Angeles County sheriff's department. Now, Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse says the department continues to make strides as it works through an updated plan for internal changes. The City Council is slated to review the final version in the coming weeks as City Hall continues to identify its work priorities for the coming year.
January 31, 2007
It would be complete hyperbole for me to say that "Smokin' Aces" is the worst movie ever made. However, I can unequivocally state that it's the worst movie I've ever seen. This is just a big mess and must have left studio executives wondering when they saw the final cut just how they could salvage and sell it. Perhaps its R rating stands for "Run!" Problem No. 1 is that the extremely confusing and disjointed plot of several people gunning (literally) to rub out former magician and snitch Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven)