October 26, 2010
The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department. Area 1 200 block of West Alameda Avenue At 10:39 p.m. on Oct. 18, a man walked into the Arco gas station and demanded money from the clerk while pointing a handgun. The man — described as black and between 30 and 35 years old and 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build — placed the cash in a backpack and was last seen going northbound from the rear of the gas station.
June 14, 2011
Intersection of South Victory Boulevard & South Main Street Burbank police arrested Saul Ramirez, 27, of North Hollywood, on June 3 after witnesses claimed he shattered the window of a parked vehicle and removed property from inside. Ramirez allegedly fled on a bicycle and was arrested by officers after being in possession of items from other burglarized vehicles. Ramirez is being held on no bail and is under investigation from U.S. immigration officials. 700 block of East Providencia Avenue Overnight on June 2, people broke into the auditorium of Miller Elementary School and sprayed fire extinguisher contents throughout the stage and seating area.
January 22, 2013
Violent crimes in Burbank jumped 27% last year - a trend police attributed to a spike in robberies, mostly at retail stores where security guards and would-be shoplifters tussle. As a whole, the number of violent crimes - which include robbery, rape, assault and murder - increased from 191 incidents in 2011 to 243 in 2012, according to recent figures released by the Burbank Police Department. The category that jumped the highest was robbery, which shot up 63%, from 68 reported incidents in 2011 to 111 last year.
June 20, 2007
TODAY Burbank Toastmasters meets at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at First Christian Church, 221 S. Sixth St., Burbank. For more information, call Michael Devine at (818) 242-4458. Lockheed Federal Credit Union will host a free Identity Theft Prevention Seminar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Burbank branch, at 2340 Hollywood Way, Burbank. The seminar will cover steps to avoid identity theft and provide resources for resolving identity theft issues and identity protection.
January 17, 2014
Overall, crime in Burbank dropped by 4% last year, with violent crimes plunging by almost 30%, according to year-end statistics. Violent crime - which includes robbery, aggravated assault and murder - declined from 243 reported incidents in 2012 to 172 incidents last year, according to statistics released by the Burbank Police Department this week. Of all the violent crimes, police saw the most dramatic drop in robberies, which reduced 54% from 111 incidents reported in 2012 to 51 last year.
July 20, 2002
Ryan Carter Revamping the emergency operations center, reorganizing the hazardous materials program, maintaining a crime rate below surrounding cities and providing better technology are among the goals for the coming year for the Fire and Police departments. The departments outlined their goals and objectives for the coming year at Tuesday's City Council meeting to give the council and the public a chance to track projects outlined by the department, officials said.
April 30, 2008
New credit union to open in Burbank Universal City Studios Credit Union is slated to open its second location in May on Olive Avenue in Downtown Burbank. The branch will have a walk-up ATM, plasma television screens in the lobby and computers that members can use to access their accounts. Credit union services include home loans, vehicle loans, personal loans, free checking, money market accounts and debit cards. The branch will be open Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., closed daily between 1 and 1:30 p.m. The credit union?
August 3, 2005
o7The following information was taken from police reports: f7 MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH 2500 block of North San Fernando Boulevard: A 22-year-old Burbank man was arrested Friday for suspicion of driving while under the influence following a traffic stop. NORTHWEST DISTRICT 900 block of Buena Vista Street: A 24-year-old Burbank man was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving while under the influence following a traffic stop. MEDIA DISTRICT WEST 3600 block of West Alameda Avenue: A 31-year-old Phoenix man was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving while under the influence after striking another vehicle.
February 16, 2002
I have been reading the letters concerning mail service problems with interest. When our regular carrier delivers our mail, the service is excellent; however, when there are substitute carriers, the service is bad. For more than two years, I have called the number mentioned in the letter from Will Ray that was published in your Jan. 26-27 issue. I have also called a second number, (818) 718-0148. This number reaches the office for the United States Post Office Consumer Affairs.