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May 18, 2002
Amber Willard BURBANK -- A transient accused of assaulting a local video store owner pleaded no contest Friday to rape and sodomy charges in the case. Michael Kelly Roades, 43, was arrested in June 2000 by Burbank Police, who used DNA testing to link Roades to the attack that left the victim on life support for several weeks. "It's one of our first cases where the majority of the case was based on DNA," Sgt. John Dilibert said. Earlier this week, officials told a judge they had found two tiny spots of blood on the shoes Roades was wearing when he was arrested -- they were a mixture of his blood and the victims', Deputy Dist.
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NEWS
May 4, 2002
Ryan Carter NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- A Burbank man was arrested on suspicion of threatening his girlfriend's life and imprisoning her. Lube Sikanovski, 40, was arrested Wednesday after locking his 38-year-old girlfriend inside their home in the 1300 block of North Niagara Street, Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said. Sikanovski nailed the windows shut and deadbolted the locks on the doors, trapping the woman inside for four days, Dilibert said. Sikanovski allegedly hit her in the face and choked her. The woman was able to escape, but Sikanovski found her in front of the house and tried to drag her back inside, Dilibert said.
NEWS
April 27, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Every week, Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert takes to the airwaves on a call-in show on Charter Communications Channel 6 to bring the Police Department closer to the people it serves. "The public has to understand how we operate," the 15-year department veteran said. "That was the whole idea." It's not all that easy. He occasionally gets stumped by callers on the live program, and he's always under pressure to come up with a new idea, sometimes right before the show.
NEWS
April 24, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Pledging to keep learning from the Columbine High School massacre that marked its third anniversary Saturday, Burbank Police are reviewing plans to protect local students. With recent construction at Burroughs and Burbank high schools, updating the city's emergency plan to deal with a Columbine-like scenario has become even more significant, police said. "With the changes in the two high schools, we have to update our plans because a building that was there last year is not there today," Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert, who with Lt. Roger Mason, helped develop the plan two years ago. On April 20, 1999, two boys killed 13 people on the Columbine High School campus in Littleton, Colo.
NEWS
April 24, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Burbank Police completed the 120-mile Baker to Vegas Challenge Relay over the weekend. The team finished 15th in its category and 104th out of 214 teams competing in the annual run across Death Valley. "We survived," Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said of the race in which 20 sworn and civilian personnel participated. Another 15 from the department provided support for the contingent. The Burbank participants ran in honor of Officer Danny Crawford, who died of Lou Gehrig's disease several years ago. Burbank Police have participated in the event 12 times.
NEWS
April 20, 2002
Ryan Carter CIVIC CENTER -- Other than a screaming fire engine roaring down a city street or a police car with lights flashing to stop a driver, there are not many opportunities for police or fire personnel to show the public what they do, or at least a sampling of it. That's why they are already looking forward to Fire Service Day and National Police Week in May. "We look forward to it as the opportunity for...
NEWS
April 13, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Three John Muir Middle School students were arrested on suspicion of bringing an explosive device to school after they threw an M-100 from a second-story building's bathroom, police said. The three girls, two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old, were arrested Thursday, a day after they allegedly threw the lit device out of the bathroom, causing a loud explosion during the lunch hour. It landed on the top of a walkway near a building, Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said.
NEWS
April 10, 2002
Ryan Carter HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Police have arrested a 16-year-old Burbank boy who allegedly lied when he said another man shot him in the leg. The boy told police that a man approached him near the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Santa Anita Avenue about 10:35 a.m. March 30 and started asking about an altercation the two had a month before, Burbank Sgt. Bill Taylor said. The boy told police the man pulled a revolver out of his waistband, shot him in the leg and ran away.
NEWS
March 20, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Prompted by complaints from local businesses, police are stepping up enforcement against panhandlers. "It's becoming a problem," Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said. "Some are being aggressive in the solicitation of money, which can be illegal." In the past few weeks, merchants have called police about increased solicitations on sidewalks along Riverside Drive, Verdugo Avenue and in the Media District, police said.
NEWS
February 27, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Authorities are cracking down on some Internet and tabloid ads, which, under the guise of offering services such as massages, are fronts for prostitution, police said. "We don't have people hanging out on street corners," Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said, but at the same time, the department has been receiving complaints. "We have seen a slight increase in this type of stuff," Dilibert said. Dilibert said online and tabloid ads promising escort or massage services are catering to people in the area.
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