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February 16, 2000
Amber Willard The following incidents were taken from police reports. MEDIA CITY CENTER 200 block of East Cypress Avenue: A 35-year-old Los Angeles woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at Macy's, police said. Security officials at the department store saw the woman place clothing, cookware and other items into a black backpack, police said. The woman was detained by security workers in the parking lot after she exited the store until officers arrived and arrested her, police said.
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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.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | November 10, 2007
BURBANK — The memory of Matthew Pavelka lived on in Burbank on Thursday morning as hundreds of police officers, city officials and residents paid tribute to the Burbank Police officer who was killed in the line of duty four years ago. The memoriam was part of the colors run, in which about 100 cadets from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy, together with members of the Burbank police and fire departments, and the Los Angeles Police...
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By Christopher Cadelago | April 24, 2010
DOWNTOWN ? Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse this week announced the appointment of a veteran Los Angeles Police Department lieutenant to serve as his patrol captain, following a recently approved policy allowing outside recruits. Capt. Mike Albanese, 60, a 37-year veteran of the LAPD, served as officer-in-charge of the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit before his retirement in December 2008. The appointment comes about a month after LaChasse named Tom Angel, a 34-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff?
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By: Mark R. Madler | September 28, 2005
Financial incentives and other perks have nearly closed the gap on Burbank's shortfall of police officers, leaving only four positions to fill. Police Chief Thomas Hoefel reported to the City Council on Sept. 20 that the department recently hired two new officers -- one a lateral transfer from the Los Angeles Police Department -- and has only four vacancies to fill. "We currently have a number of other officers in background check at the recruit level and we have a lateral test at the end of the month," Hoefel said.
NEWS
October 27, 2001
Ryan Carter MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Two men have been arrested and another is still being sought after they allegedly held up a man and took $6,000 from him in an alley near the man's business, police said. Meleck Rodriguez, 20, of Palmdale, and Pamfilo Canu, 18, of Mexico were arrested on suspicion of robbery Oct. 21 after they approached a 24-year-old Los Angeles man in the 300 block of North Lima Street, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said. One of the men stuck a sharp object into the victim's back while pushing the man's face against a fence, Taylor said.
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By Christopher Cadelago | December 17, 2009
DOWNTOWN – Scott LaChasse, a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department who went on to serve as vice president of security and emergency services at Paramount Pictures Corp., has been named interim police chief for Burbank. LaChasse, who is expected to take over the Police Department Jan. 7, last held the rank of deputy chief, where he commanded nearly 1,600 personnel in South Los Angeles. He takes over a department coping with external probes into police misconduct and several lawsuits filed against the city by current and former officers.
THE818NOW
June 26, 2012
Burbank Police Commissioners are taking a hands-on approach as they assume their new oversight roles for a department working to leave its past behind. After months of discussing what their roles would be as an oversight body and how they would ensure the Police Department's plan for improvement was being adhered to, commissioners last week peppered officials about how audits, training and other turnaround efforts were progressing. It marked the first time commissioners questioned police in detail about how those elements of the strategic plan and what officials are doing to document the changes since being formally tasked by the City Council to do so. Police officials have described the strategic plan as a living, breathing document - a road map for the department as it emerges from a litany of terminations for alleged misconduct, discrimination lawsuits and investigations into alleged civil rights violations.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 15, 2014
A woman who was allegedly assaulted during a reported carjacking attempt in Burbank last year has filed a claim against the city of Burbank and the Los Angeles Police Department, citing that the inaction of police officers led to her injuries. Glendale resident Takui Erdoglian, who works in Burbank, was allegedly assaulted on Sept. 25, 2013, at the intersection of Orange Grove and Lake Street while Burbank and Los Angeles police officers were “either watching or being dispatched,” according to the claim filed by law firm Geragos & Geragos.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 15, 2014
A woman who was allegedly assaulted during a reported carjacking attempt in Burbank last year has filed a claim against the city of Burbank and the Los Angeles Police Department, citing that the inaction of police officers led to her injuries. Glendale resident Takui Erdoglian, who works in Burbank, was allegedly assaulted on Sept. 25, 2013, at the intersection of Orange Grove and Lake Street while Burbank and Los Angeles police officers were “either watching or being dispatched,” according to the claim filed by law firm Geragos & Geragos.
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THE818NOW
June 26, 2012
Burbank Police Commissioners are taking a hands-on approach as they assume their new oversight roles for a department working to leave its past behind. After months of discussing what their roles would be as an oversight body and how they would ensure the Police Department's plan for improvement was being adhered to, commissioners last week peppered officials about how audits, training and other turnaround efforts were progressing. It marked the first time commissioners questioned police in detail about how those elements of the strategic plan and what officials are doing to document the changes since being formally tasked by the City Council to do so. Police officials have described the strategic plan as a living, breathing document - a road map for the department as it emerges from a litany of terminations for alleged misconduct, discrimination lawsuits and investigations into alleged civil rights violations.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | April 27, 2012
Burbank is bringing in another high-profile, high-priced consultant to assist with ongoing reforms at the Burbank Police Department. The Burbank City Council unanimously approved hiring Robert Corbin to serve as a strategic advisor to the Police Commission, with no discussion on the cost of the one-year contract - $10,000 for 26 hours. Councilman David Gordon was absent. Corbin's job will be to train police commissioners who “want to play a key role in monitoring the implementation of the strategic plan,” said Councilman Dave Golonski, who with Gordon acts as a liaison to the commission.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | May 22, 2010
CITY HALL — The Burbank Police Department on Tuesday proposed $1.87 million in budget cuts, which include suspending its helicopter program, eliminating positions and reducing animal shelter hours. The proposals, whose savings range from $1.1 million to $65,000 each, include suspending the joint air support program with Glendale and eliminating two school resource officers and one parking control officer. They also call for slashing two animal control officers and one kennel attendant while curtailing the shelter’s hours Wednesday through Saturday.
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By Christopher Cadelago | April 24, 2010
DOWNTOWN ? Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse this week announced the appointment of a veteran Los Angeles Police Department lieutenant to serve as his patrol captain, following a recently approved policy allowing outside recruits. Capt. Mike Albanese, 60, a 37-year veteran of the LAPD, served as officer-in-charge of the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit before his retirement in December 2008. The appointment comes about a month after LaChasse named Tom Angel, a 34-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff?
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | March 13, 2010
CITY HALL — The Burbank Police Department may recruit applicants from other law enforcement agencies under revised rules approved by the Civil Service Board. Commissioners on March 3 voted to allow Police Chief Scott LaChasse to recruit outside captains and lieutenants. LaChasse would also be allowed to recruit outside sergeants, but for only four years. The revised policy is slated to go before the City Council for ratification March 23. LaChasse said the recommendations should be considered as one in a series of internal restructuring measures he’s taken to stave off a possible federal consent decree mandating reform of the Burbank Police Department.
LOCAL
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.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | January 15, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Crime in Burbank dropped 8% in 2009, mirroring a slide across Los Angeles County despite escalating unemployment and a sluggish economy, according to year-end figures released Monday by the Police Department. The number of homicides dropped from two in 2008 to one last year, according to the department’s FBI uniform crime report. Interim Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse, a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, attributed declines across the region in part to “hardening the target,” the law enforcement tactic of beefing up security to minimize the risk of an attack or theft.
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By Christopher Cadelago | December 18, 2009
DOWNTOWN – Scott LaChasse, a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department who went on to serve as vice president of security and emergency services at Paramount Pictures Corp., has been named interim police chief for Burbank. LaChasse, who is expected to take over the Police Department Jan. 7, last held the rank of deputy chief, where he commanded nearly 1,600 personnel in South Los Angeles. He takes over a department coping with external probes into police misconduct and several lawsuits filed against the city by current and former officers.
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