October 2, 2009
A Burbank government critic remains in Los Angeles County jail Saturday following his arrest earlier this week for illegally possessing a firearm, police said. Edward Guerrero, 51, was transported to Twin Towers Correctional Facility following his arrest by Burbank authorities Wednesday. He remains in the downtown Los Angeles facility in lieu of $35,000 bail. Guerrero is scheduled to appear in a Burbank courtroom Sept. 28, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies said Saturday.
February 27, 2010
‘Strapped’ man arrested outside hotel A 23-year-old man was booked on suspicion of possession of a concealed weapon following his arrest this week outside a hotel near the airport. Edward Anthony Gamino, of Los Angeles, was arrested Tuesday outside the Ramada Burbank in the 2900 block of North San Fernando Boulevard after officers suspected he had been drinking, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said. Gamino allegedly told officers “I’m strapped” before officers recovered an unlicensed .357 revolver, authorities said.
February 23, 2012
Burbank police briefly evacuated homes in 2000 block of Riverside Drive this morning after a relative reported finding 11 hand grenades while cleaning out a family garage. A Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad, which responded to the scene about 9:38 a.m., determined that the hand grenades and small artillery shells were inert and disposed of the items, according to Burbank police. Residents were allowed to return to their homes a short time later. ALSO: Impaired driver allegedly hit police cars Brother-sister duo accused of stabbing dog to death will stand trial -- Jason Wells, Times Community News Twitter: @JasonBretWells
December 5, 2009
When Civil Service Board members Nathan Schlossman and Mary Lou Howard twice voted this fall to deny the advancement of a police lieutenant named in an FBI probe into excessive-use-of-force allegations, it was a welcome sign that the status quo had started to crack. In addition to the FBI inquiry, the Burbank Police Department was being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a city-hired outside investigator for a litany of misconduct allegations, the police union was riled, and the Police Commission was in disarray.
June 24, 2011
A suspicious package discovered by a California Highway Patrol officer Thursday morning in an impounded car was found not to be a bomb after officials blew up the package. Burbank police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad responded to the scene after the CHP officer found what turned out to be a block of wood wrapped up in paper, with wires sticking out of it, inside an impounded car, officials said. The vehicle had been towed to the impound yard, located at 154 W. Providencia Ave. in Burbank, after it was involved in a collision on Monday around 12:30 p.m., Burbank Police Sgt. Sean Kelley said.
April 12, 2011
Burbank police briefly closed Olive Avenue Monday morning to investigate a suspicious package that was delivered near offices housing Clear Channel Communications, officials said. They lifted the evacuations about 8:40 a.m. for the building on the 3400 block of West Olive Avenue after determining the package wasn’t dangerous. A security guard became suspicious of the Styrofoam package about 6:30 a.m. after a man walked up to the building’s pathway, dropped it off and walked away, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said.
August 31, 2012
A Burbank auto restoration shop is offering a $1,000 reward for the recovery of television talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw's 1957 Chevy Bel Air, which was stolen from their business, officials said. McGraw was driving his classic car on Aug. 26, but it broke down and was towed to RODZ Fabrication Co., at 2800 N. San Fernando Blvd., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. On Sunday, Burbank police officials said thieves cut a padlock on the shop's gate about 11:55 p.m., entered the shop and stole the car. Thieves also damaged a roll-up door at the shop, police said.