March 25, 2009
Officer saves man from burning house A 16-year veteran of the Burbank Police Department on assignment in Pasadena on Sunday forced his way into a burning home and rescued a 66-year-old man by escorting him to the sidewalk. Burbank Police Officer Kerry Schilf was assisting the Pasadena Police Department with the Pasadena Marathon at 7 a.m. when a pedestrian ushered him two blocks to the burning home at 220 S. Meridith Ave., police said. At 7:05 a.m., Schilf kicked open the front door and found tenant Robert Hougland struggling to move furniture out of the entryway, Schilf said.
February 18, 2009
BURBANK — The Police Department is testing a three-way helicopter patrol system with Glendale and Pasadena, seeking to improve efficiency as the city scrambles to trim its budget. The Burbank and Glendale police departments, which formed a helicopter partnership two years ago, say their joint venture has been a success and are pooling their helicopter resources with the Pasadena Police Department on a trial basis. After the initial success of sharing a three-city patrol area two days a week between November and January, they are now taking the program four days week, said Capt.
March 6, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Apartment 109 was silent Friday, but an answering machine continued to cheerfully invite callers to leave a message at the tone. Family and friends of the apartment's occupants mourned the deaths of Vrezh Khudabakhshyan, 52; his wife, Klarisa Petrosian, 56; and their son, Armond Khudabakshyan, 20. They lived together in the 600 block of East Olive Avenue. The family apparently got lost on the way to Altadena and died in a fiery crash about 10 a.m. Thursday after the car they were traveling in missed a curve in the 1400 block of Glen Oaks Boulevard in Pasadena and plunged several hundred feet down a steep hillside, authorities said.
December 19, 2007
The following items were taken from reports filed at the Burbank Police Department: ? ? 3400 block of West Magnolia Boulevard: A 49-year-old woman from Burbank driving a 1990 Volvo 240 rear-ended a 1999 Nissan Altima that was stopped at the intersection Saturday. The Altima then hit a 2005 Volkswagon GTI, which hit a 1993 Toyota Corolla. The driver of the Altima received minor injuries. ? 900 block of Hollywood Way: A 37-year-old Burbank man was robbed of $120 Saturday.
October 31, 2012
A North Hollywood man this week became just the second person to plead guilty under a new federal law that makes it a crime to point a laser beam at an aircraft -- in this case, a jet and police helicopter near Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, officials announced Tuesday. The man, Adam Gardenhire, 19, pleaded guilty Monday to deliberately pointing a commercial-grade green laser beam in March at multiple aircraft, including a Netjet-operated aircraft and Pasadena Police Department helicopter, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
October 25, 2011
Oversight measures, new commanders and the possibility of more officers - change is a constant at the Burbank Police Department, including, officials say, to its website. In addition to all the internal changes, police officials say they plan to revamp their major public portal online, including integrating social media to better communicate with residents. As of Tuesday, the most recent crime statistics available online were for 2009 to 2010. In an interview earlier this year, Police Chief Scott LaChasse said he was working with the city manager's office to build a new department website, describing the current version as “vanilla” and “not very robust.” The department's home page includes an announcement about parking tickets, a statement from LaChasse, a link to news releases and dates of upcoming Police Commission meetings.
January 17, 2001
Lolita Harper BURBANK -- The dark, cold cell guarded by the Iranian Secret Police is not the only prison Pastor Robak Hoospianmer, also known as Roubik Hoospian, has been spent time in. Last month he spent the night in Los Angeles County Jail after being arrested on suspicion of intent to commit rape, residential burglary and stalking, according to court documents. The woman involved -- whose name is being withheld to protect her identity -- has accused Hoospianmer of the crimes, which allegedly occurred at her Pasadena home in August, according to the original complaint filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney.
February 2, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank and Glendale police departments are considering forming a three-city police helicopter program with Pasadena to help deal with a tightening budget. After being formalized in May 2007, the joint program between the Burbank and Glendale police departments has saved Glendale $300,000 and Burbank $375,000 in annual costs, said Lt. Carl Povilaitis of the Glendale Police Department’s Traffic Bureau. “We currently have a trial program going on, collecting data about response times and number of calls within the geographic area of responsibility, and the impressions are positive,” Povilaitis said.