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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 18, 2014
Three computers, a wedding ring and jewelry were stolen from a Burbank home Monday after thieves smashed the window to get into the house, police said. Between 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., thieves shattered the rear window and entered a home in the 300 block of South Lincoln Street and took two laptops, a desktop computer and jewelry, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The victim returned home to find drawers open and their contents thrown about or missing. No suspects have been identified.
THE818NOW
January 9, 2014
An iPad, jewelry and other personal items were stolen from a Burbank home Wednesday after thieves broke in through a window in the laundry room, police said. Between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., burglars entered the home in the 1200 block of East Tujunga Avenue and made off with the iPad, jewelry, two purses and personal documents, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The victim called the police after coming home and noticing lights were on and closet doors were open. Police cleared the home, in which dresser drawers had been pulled out and the laundry room window shattered.
NEWS
September 3, 2013
Two women were arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to steal nearly $900 worth of clothing and jewelry from Sears in the Burbank Town Center, police said. The women - identified by police as Milvia Juarez, 27, and Cecelia Pineda, 47, of North Hollywood and Sun Valley, respectively - were confronted by loss prevention officers after allegedly attempting leave the store just before 6:30 p.m. with 30 stolen items, including leggings, sports bras, pants and costume jewelry, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
THE818NOW
January 17, 2013
A woman who reportedly crawled through the doggie door of a Burbank home on Tuesday stole jewelry and “I Love Lucy” collectibles, police said, making it the third home burglary in the city within the span of a week. Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and noon, the suspect - described by neighbors as a white woman in her 40s - entered a home in the 1900 block of North Fairview Street through the doggie door, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Jewelry and “I Love Lucy” collectibles and figurines were reported missing, and the victim's dog was reportedly moved to the master bedroom, Ryburn said.
THE818NOW
February 15, 2013
A pair of strangers who tricked an 81-year-old Burbank woman into using her phone and restroom Thursday made off with $125 and jewelry, police said. At 1:10 p.m., the Burbank woman answered a knock at her door in the 800 block of Walnut Avenue, to find a woman asking to use the victim's phone. While the suspect was using the phone, the resident answered another knock at her door. This time is was a man asking to use the restroom, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The woman later told police she thought the pair was related.
THE818NOW
August 28, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, August 28. Police are investigating the robbery of a Burbank woman Saturday. The woman was robbed of necklaces outside of her home as she returned home from shopping for jewelry in downtown Los Angeles . Police say the woman had just parked her car when a man approached her and grabbed the bag of jewelry from her arm. Burbank Leader Police in Burbank are investigating the theft of a $100,000 car...
BUSINESS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 20, 2009
If Athena Goddess, the newly opened custom jeweler and bead supply store on Magnolia Boulevard, feels more like a family room or a garage workshop, it’s probably because that’s the way it began. The brainchild of three business women and busy moms, the petite storefront situated across the street from Porto’s Bakery arose from the idea that everybody should have the opportunity to express themselves. “A lot more people are taking up beading as a hobby because it’s relaxing,” said co-owner Zinnia Oliveros, “but also because you can step back from a piece when it’s finished and it gives you satisfaction to know you made it.” The same can be said about the Goddess itself, which began as a project among John H. Francis Polytechnic High School booster moms hoping to raise money for their sons’ football team.
NEWS
June 26, 2002
Police were investigating the theft of 10 gold rings from a jewelry case at Kmart. The rings were stolen Saturday shortly after 4 p.m., when the clerk in the jewelry section at the Kmart at 1000 N. San Fernando Blvd. left for a break, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said. Police said a man was seen walking around the jewelry case and then smashed it. He then fled. The female clerk came back to the jewelry department and as she was helping a customer noticed that the glass case was smashed and 10 gold rings worth $100 each were stolen, Taylor said.
NEWS
February 16, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- An investigation into a local car accident that turned into a jewelry heist has led Burbank Police to a jewelry business in Los Angeles, where they arrested three men on suspicion of receiving stolen property. Arsen Vartanian, 38, of Glendale, Armen Kachateryan, 23, of Van Nuys and Martiros Parmaksyan, 27, of Van Nuys were arrested late Tuesday after officers found a large amount of gold jewelry at their Los Angeles business, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 18, 2014
Three computers, a wedding ring and jewelry were stolen from a Burbank home Monday after thieves smashed the window to get into the house, police said. Between 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., thieves shattered the rear window and entered a home in the 300 block of South Lincoln Street and took two laptops, a desktop computer and jewelry, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The victim returned home to find drawers open and their contents thrown about or missing. No suspects have been identified.
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THE818NOW
January 9, 2014
An iPad, jewelry and other personal items were stolen from a Burbank home Wednesday after thieves broke in through a window in the laundry room, police said. Between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., burglars entered the home in the 1200 block of East Tujunga Avenue and made off with the iPad, jewelry, two purses and personal documents, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The victim called the police after coming home and noticing lights were on and closet doors were open. Police cleared the home, in which dresser drawers had been pulled out and the laundry room window shattered.
THE818NOW
September 11, 2013
Burbank police are investigating a home burglary in which two computers, jewelry and cash were stolen late Saturday night, police said. Thieves reportedly entered the Burbank home - located on the 1900 block of North Parish Place - through an unlocked window sometime after 6:45 p.m. Saturday, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The suspects also made off with a set of car keys, Ryburn added. The residents returned home at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and noticed their house had been ransacked.
NEWS
September 3, 2013
Two women were arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to steal nearly $900 worth of clothing and jewelry from Sears in the Burbank Town Center, police said. The women - identified by police as Milvia Juarez, 27, and Cecelia Pineda, 47, of North Hollywood and Sun Valley, respectively - were confronted by loss prevention officers after allegedly attempting leave the store just before 6:30 p.m. with 30 stolen items, including leggings, sports bras, pants and costume jewelry, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
NEWS
August 6, 2013
A 19-year-old Glendale man was arrested Saturday after allegedly stealing several pieces of jewelry from his aunt, authorities said.  Just before 8 p.m., police approached the man, identified as Angel Lesigues, while he was in a parked car on the 100 block of East Orange Grove Avenue with two other men, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz.  The trio was hunched around the center console, looking at several pieces of gold jewelry - including rings,...
THE818NOW
May 3, 2013
A 65-year-old North Hollywood woman was cited this week after she allegedly stole $271 worth of costume jewelry and stickers from Michaels arts and crafts store in Burbank, police said. The woman, Perlia Bernstein, was stopped by loss prevention officers outside the store at 1551 Victory Place at around 3 p.m. after she allegedly walked out without paying for the items on Wednesday, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. While searching Bernstein's car, police discovered 14 plastic bags filled with items from Marshalls that police believe may have also been fraudulently obtained, Ryburn said.
THE818NOW
February 15, 2013
A pair of strangers who tricked an 81-year-old Burbank woman into using her phone and restroom Thursday made off with $125 and jewelry, police said. At 1:10 p.m., the Burbank woman answered a knock at her door in the 800 block of Walnut Avenue, to find a woman asking to use the victim's phone. While the suspect was using the phone, the resident answered another knock at her door. This time is was a man asking to use the restroom, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The woman later told police she thought the pair was related.
THE818NOW
January 17, 2013
A woman who reportedly crawled through the doggie door of a Burbank home on Tuesday stole jewelry and “I Love Lucy” collectibles, police said, making it the third home burglary in the city within the span of a week. Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and noon, the suspect - described by neighbors as a white woman in her 40s - entered a home in the 1900 block of North Fairview Street through the doggie door, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Jewelry and “I Love Lucy” collectibles and figurines were reported missing, and the victim's dog was reportedly moved to the master bedroom, Ryburn said.
THE818NOW
August 28, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, August 28. Police are investigating the robbery of a Burbank woman Saturday. The woman was robbed of necklaces outside of her home as she returned home from shopping for jewelry in downtown Los Angeles . Police say the woman had just parked her car when a man approached her and grabbed the bag of jewelry from her arm. Burbank Leader Police in Burbank are investigating the theft of a $100,000 car...
THE818NOW
August 27, 2012
A Burbank woman was robbed outside her home Saturday upon returning from a shopping trip to the jewelry district in downtown Los Angeles, police said. The woman had just parked her car about 11:25 a.m. in the 1800 block of Ayers Ways when a man approached her and grabbed a jewelry bag from her arm, according to Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. When the bag fell on the ground and several jewelry boxes spilled out, the man grabbed four of them and fled toward Via Montana, according to Ryburn.
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