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.
May 2, 2012
A 23-year-old Burbank man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly waved a revolver at someone, police said. At about 7 p.m. Sunday, police were in the 1600 block of North San Fernando Boulevard after a possible fight was reported at McCambridge Park. Numerous callers then reported seeing a man jumping through backyards in the area, police Officer Joshua Kendrick said. One witness said the man, Daniel Cornick, allegedly brandished a firearm.
May 2, 2012
A Huntington Park man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly tried to steal a car before taking the occupants' cell phones. Albert Miramontes, 41, allegedly walked past two men who were sitting in the car in the 600 block of East Tujunga Avenue and attempted to steal the vehicle, Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick said. When that didn't happen, Miramontes allegedly simulated a possible gun concealed in his waistband and demanded their cell phones. After he allegedly ran off with the driver's phone, the victims drove away and contacted police.
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.
December 4, 2012
Detectives recovered Dr. Phil McGraw's stolen vintage car - a 1957 black Chevy Bel Air - Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Since the TV host's car was stolen from a Burbank repair shop in August, the Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention - supervised by the Los Angeles County Sheriff - has been targeting car-theft rings throughout the county. The investigation also led to the recovery of 13 other stolen vintage cars. In each case, the identifying number was changed to avoid being identified as stolen, officials 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.
June 6, 2012
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has filed three counts of first-degree residential robbery against the men who allegedly robbed a Burbank home by tying up its residents at gun point. At an arraignment Monday, the men pleaded not guilty and are due back in Los Angeles County Superior Court June 21 to set a date for a preliminary hearing. On May 31, Daryl Phillip Banks, a 45-year-old Compton resident, and Robert Anthony Grogan, 48, of Sun Valley, allegedly tied up the residents of a home in the 1600 block of Scott Road at around 9:20 a.m., Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.
October 7, 2011
A pre-trial hearing scheduled this week for the man accused of the attempted murder of two police officers outside a Kmart last year has been moved to Oct. 14. Jamie Warren Willard, 31, of Gresham, Ore., who allegedly used an officer's gun to shoot at the officer and his partner while handcuffed, is in custody in lieu of $3 million bail, according to the Los Angeles County sheriff's Department. Willard's public defender, John Love, said the reason for the delay is because evidence discovery is ongoing and a trial may not take place until early next year.
January 24, 2013
Burbank on Thursday named a 25-year department veteran to the top post, replacing Ray Krakowski, who retired last month. Tom Lenahan, a former fire marshal who's been serving as the city's interim fire chief in recent months, was named to the permanent position Thursday in an announcement released by the city. In a statement, Lenahan said the city and fire department have "provided everything to me and my family and I look forward to giving back. " In his 25 years with the department, Lenahan has served as a firefighter and paramedic, engineer, captain, battalion chief and fire marshal.
April 15, 2013
Security at Bob Hope Airport was ramped up on Monday until the nature of two explosions in Boston could be determined, a spokesman for the airfield said. Two explosions rocked the finish line area of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and causing dozens of injuries as of Monday afternoon, authorities reported. [Updated April 16, 2013 : This post was updated to reflect a higher number of casualities. ] Bob Hope Airport spokesman Victor Gill said security had been increased “and that's really all I can say about it until more is known.” “We are aware of [the Boston Marathon explosions]