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By Christopher Cadelago | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
THE818NOW
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 25, 2013
Four Burbank police officers participated in a competition last week in Orange County in which motor officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the state were challenged with navigating a series of traffic-cone patterns. Of the four local officers who participated in the Orange County Traffic Officers Assn.'s “Top Gun Motor Rodeo,” Burbank Police Officer Ryan Murphy reached the semifinals before he was eliminated, according to Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Roughly 250 officers statewide participated in the event, which raised money for fallen or injured officers and their families, Ryburn said.
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February 19, 2013
A handgun, two rifles and other items were stolen from a Burbank home Monday after thieves wriggled in through an unlocked kitchen window, police said. Between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., an unknown number of suspects entered the home - located in the 300 block of Via Montana - and stole the weapons, an Apple laptop, Nikon camera and jewelry, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Police encourage residents to secure their homes. “What burglars look for is open access,” Ryburn said.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 22, 2013
Adam Schiff is on the right path with his legislation Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence (Burbank Leader, Jan. 16). All our lives, from the time we are children, we hear we must be accountable for our actions, but for some reason that has not applied to those who sell or manufacture guns. Why not? Car makers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and thousands more are all held accountable if their actions contribute to harming people. Mr. Schiff's proposed legislation will simply move gun manufacturers and sellers to the standard we've established for everyone else to protect the public.
THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
December 27, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, December 27. The L.A. City Council race is taking off. Candidates for Valley seats have a slew of issues to tackle, including the budget . Daily News It's that time of year again. Hundreds of volunteers are pulling long hours this week to put the finishing touches on the Rose Parade floats . Burbank Leader A garment factory on Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood set on fire Wednesday , reports ABC . L.A. area residents were in a hurry to drop off their guns in the wake of recent shootings.
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July 25, 2012
Three people stormed a nail salon on Victory Boulevard Tuesday and robbed patrons after brandishing a gun, police said. Two men and a woman in their 20s entered the nail salon on the 100 block of North Victory Boulevard at about 5:25 p.m. and demanded cash and purses from workers and customers, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. One of the male suspects lifted his shirt and “showed what appeared to be the butt of a handgun,” Ryburn said. All three suspects fled on foot onto Clark Avenue, Ryburn said, adding that the six people inside the salon, including the owner, were not injured.
NEWS
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.
THE818NOW
May 24, 2012
This post has been updated. Burbank police closed streets around a gun store for several hours Thursday morning as they investigated reports that burglars had stolen handguns from a display case. The break-in, reported about 4:40 a.m. at Gun World, 2412 W. Magnolia Blvd., prompted officers to close off surrounding streets about one hour later as officers searched the building and immediate area for burglary suspects, who police said entered through the roof. The number of stolen weapons was not immediately known, and Officer Joshua Kendrick said the business has been burglarized before, although he was not certain if entry was also made through the roof.
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May 11, 2012
Burbank police are searching for a man who broke into a woman's home, brandished a handgun and forced her into a closet. The woman was eventually able to escape the closet and flee to a neighbor's house in the 1100 block of Maple Street and call police at 11:45 p.m., according to report of the incident, which occurred May 4. No injuries were reported. When police arrived, there did not appear to be anything missing from the home. The man was described as being 25- to 29-years-old, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, with a shaved head and brown eyes.
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