August 15, 2009
CITY CENTER — A 20-year-old transient accused of trying to grab the guns off two police officers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four felony theft-related charges in Burbank Superior Court. Jerriel Ellison Sanders is being held on $100,000 bail in Los Angeles County jail after wrestling with an officer for his gun Monday inside a McDonald’s restaurant in the 1100 block of San Fernando Boulevard, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
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.
May 31, 2003
Ryan Carter A local legislator's bill that would prohibit children convicted of firearm offenses from buying or holding guns until they are 30 passed the Assembly on Thursday. If passed by the state Senate and signed by the governor, the bill -- written by Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank) -- would prohibit juveniles convicted of carrying a concealed weapon or other offenses from obtaining a gun until they are older. Existing law prohibits convicted juveniles from obtaining firearms until they are 30, but only if they have been convicted of a violent felony such as murder.
February 5, 2013
Last summer, David Garcia was sentenced to life in prison for the 2003 murder of rookie Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka. Pavelka and another officer, Gregory Campbell, had approached two men sitting in a car without a license plate in an area known for gang activity. Garcia immediately opened fire on the officers, killing Pavelka and severely injuring Campbell. Pavelka was only 26. Garcia, a known gang member with an extensive criminal history, would not have passed a background check to buy a gun. He acquired the weapon he used to kill Pavelka from a "straw purchaser" - someone with no criminal record who could pass the background check and later illegally convey the weapon to someone who couldn't.
January 15, 2013
A 31-year-old North Hollywood man was arrested Monday after officers allegedly discovered a stolen, loaded 9-millimeter handgun in his car during a traffic stop, police said. At 10:15 p.m., officers stopped Wayne Hope for allegedly driving an unregistered vehicle with tinted windows, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. A DMV check revealed the man had two warrants out for his arrest for allegedly driving on a suspended license. Police allegedly discovered the gun - which was reported stolen from a public storage unit of LAPD's West Los Angeles station last fall - under the driver's seat.
May 20, 2000
Amber Willard MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- A 28-year-old Paramount man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a loaded gun, crack pipe and stolen money order. Edgar Munoz allegedly dropped the pipe as he reached into his pocket to get his wallet to show officers his identification at 12:40 p.m. Monday. The officers approached Munoz after he forced traffic to stop as he crossed the street on the 1600 block of North San Fernando Boulevard. After dropping the pipe, officers searched Munoz and found the fully loaded semiautomatic handgun in his back pocket, Lt. Bob Giles said.
September 1, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A 36-year-old Burbank man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a dangerous weapon, after police found a handmade gun-like object in his home, police said. Police served a parole warrant Monday at the home of Steven Rulf, in the 2300 block of North San Fernando Boulevard, and searched his home, police said. "They recovered from the basement a device, which resembled a makeshift grenade," Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said.
October 20, 2001
Ryan Carter SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- A 50-year-old Burbank man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, after he allegedly fired a gun from atop a horse at a 22-year-old Mission Hills man Monday, police said. Miguel Gonzales, who was riding a horse in the 400 block of West Valencia Avenue, allegedly raised and aimed a .357-caliber pistol at a car, driven by the victim, after the car had passed him, police said. No one was hurt.
January 5, 2000
Darrell Satzman CIVIC CENTER -- A Holiday Inn security guard received minor burn wounds when his gun accidentally fired inside the hotel's kitchen. Rodolfo Marquez, 28, of North Hollywood, was treated at the scene and returned to work shortly after the incident, which occurred Monday at 9:25 p.m., officials said. No one else was injured and there were no witnesses, police said. Marquez, who is assigned to the hotel's parking area, was in the kitchen pouring a cup of coffee when the his 9 mm semiautomatic handgun accidentally fired, said Fritz Maxwell, the owner of Maxwell Security, which provides security for the Holiday Inn. "He was getting cream in his coffee when he leaned over the counter," Maxwell said.
March 24, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- An Alhambra jury voted Thursday to acquit a former Glendale resident accused of murder and attempted murder stemming from a 1997 argument at an apartment complex. Stepan Kozmanian, now 41, claimed the shooting death of Levon Barsegian was self-defense because Barsegian chased him through the building with a gun. "Barsegian was a thug brought in by (Sirekan) Agekian for revenge," said Kozmanian's attorney, Anthony Brooklier.