November 20, 2012
A Burbank motorcycle officer was injured Monday afternoon when he was rear-ended by a 67-year-old motorist just before 4 p.m., police said. The officer was on patrol near Avon Street and Clark Avenue at the time of the collision according to the Burbank Police Department. The officer, who was not immediately identified, was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. [Updated 3:56 p.m.: The officer sustained minor injuries, including back pain and soreness, and was released from the medical facility a few hours after being admitted, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz.
August 26, 2011
Aroutin Hagnazarian dreamed of joining the military since his boyhood days at Washington Elementary School. His mother wasn't as thrilled with the idea, so when he graduated from Burbank High in 2010, he opted for the Army Reserves instead. Hagnazarian was assigned to 307th Chemical Company, based in Bell, Calif., and quickly made an impression. “When I see a soldier come in and I meet people for the first time, I know when we have a great soldier,” company commander 1st Lt. Gregory Nichols said.
April 12, 2011
A 23-year-old Burbank man was killed Saturday afternoon after colliding into another motorcyclist on the westbound I-10 Freeway, officials said. Kevin Butcher was traveling about 4:25 p.m. on a Ducati motorcycle on the freeway behind a 29-year-old North Hollywood man on a Honda motorcycle, officials said. The pair was driving at speeds in excess of 90 mph, said Sgt. Denise Joslin, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman. At some point, Butcher didn’t see traffic slowing ahead and struck the back of the Honda, Joslin said.
June 10, 2009
Barry Burnett refers to his Magnolia Park headquarters as the “Biggest little brokerage in town.” From the office, the walls of which are peppered with photographs of dozens of European landscapes, Burnett conducts much of the day-to-day operations of his 31-year-old real estate business. In addition to years of civic leadership and collaboration with area nonprofits, Burnett taught real estate and finance at Cal State Northridge and the University of Texas, Arlington, before hosting a series of lectures on foreclosures.
October 31, 2007
BURBANK — A man was thrown from his motorcycle and struck a bus stop shelter Saturday after he hit a utility pole, police said. At about 1:15 a.m., 20-year-old Andy Campos, of Sun Valley, was riding his motorcycle south on San Fernando Boulevard near Delaware Road when he lost control, Burbank Lt. Ron Caruso said. Campos was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Campos, who was not wearing a helmet, likely flew head-first into an inside panel of the bus stop shelter, Caruso said.
October 29, 2007
BURBANK -- An injury traffic collision at the intersection of San Fernando Boulevard and Delaware Road Saturday left one man in serious condition, police said. At about 1:15 a.m., Andy Campos, a 20-year old resident of Sun Valley, was riding on his motorcycle south on San Fernando Boulevard near Delaware Road when he lost control and collided with a utility pole, Lt. Ron Caruso said. Campos was under the influence of alcohol and, as a result of the collision, was thrown from his motorcycle, landing on a bus stop, Caruso said.
November 11, 2006
SOUTH GLENDALE — San Fernando Road will rumble with the sound of more than 13,000 bikes revving up for the 23rd annual Love Ride Sunday, a one-day motorcycle event that will raise funds for 23 charitable organizations. "It's just so much fun," said Deana May, a motorcycle enthusiast since she was 12. "There's barbecue, concerts and so many people. It's just a great experience." May has been to more than seven Love Rides and plans to attend Sunday's ride, which will feature performances from the Black Crowes, Edgar Winter and the Fryed Brothers.
July 23, 2005
Rosette Gonzales Jake Grafman climbed onto the police motorcycle parked in Roosevelt Elementary School's playground and started flipping switches and pushing every button his 9-year-old hands could reach. Suddenly, before Burbank Police Officer Tim Dyrness could stop him, the curious boy triggered a screaming siren, turning everyone's attention toward Jake, who stayed innocently staring at the motorcycle's controls. Jake couldn't hear the siren because he was deaf, but that didn't diminish the fun he had pretending to ride a police officer's bike.
August 7, 2004
Crash kills one, injures one RANCHO DISTRICT -- Burbank Police are continuing their investigation into a motorcycle crash that killed one man and critically injured a second. Corey Petrie, 19, of Sun Valley, was in critical condition Friday with a head injury at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Petrie was a passenger on the motorcycle when it crashed near Riverside and Beachwood drives about 10:10 p.m. Wednesday. The driver, Theodore Green, 21, of Santa Clarita, was killed in the crash.
June 21, 2003
A Burbank man killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday has been identified as 47-year-old Gerald Leonard Fink. Fink was driving south on First Street at about 35 mph along a gradual curve in the road near Cypress Street when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck the curb, police said. He was thrown from his motorcycle, striking the curb and then a tree, which caused massive head injuries, police said. Paramedics from the Burbank Fire Depart- ment treated him at the scene before he was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.