October 5, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, October 5. Police conducted a sting this week to curb prositution at a busy stretch of Lankershim Boulevard. The operation led to at least 17 arrests , according to the Contra Costa Times . Want to live in young Darth Vader's former home? "Star Wars" actor Hayden Christensen put his $2.65 million Studio City property up for sale. L.A. Times Burbank residents are peeved that a company is storing mobile ads in their city that advertise "Topless Maids," reports NBC Los Angeles . “Burbank is a very conservative city.
January 8, 2011
Burbank made it through 2010 without a single homicide, according to year-end figures released this week by the Police Department. And despite a sharp increase in the reported incidents of prostitution, the overall crime rate fell 1%during Police Chief Scott LaChasse's first year in Burbank. The lack of homicides in 2010 came after a decline from two in 2008 to one in 2009, according to the Police Department's crime report to the FBI. The number of arrests for prostitution or vice-related offenses was more than eight times the number in 2009, a trend LaChasse attributed to an increased emphasis of enforcement by Burbank police.
March 10, 2010
Prostitution crackdown nets three more arrests Three men were arrested at area hotels as part of the Police Department’s crackdown on prostitution-related crimes, authorities said. Deondre Johnson, 26, of San Ysidro, and Justin McMurray, 25, of Murrieta were arrested Saturday at the Ramada Burbank Airport Hotel after officers allegedly found two women and evidence of prostitution, including text messages and an unspecified amount of cash. The women allegedly admitted to being prostitutes and told officers that Johnson and McMurray were their pimps.
May 5, 2010
The following were taken from daily booking reports at the Burbank Police Department. AREA 1 200 block of North Beachwood Drive A 25-year-old Burbank man sold his 40-inch LCD television to a buyer who used counterfeit money to complete the purchase. The man listed his television on Craigslist. The ad was answered by the suspect who came to the victim’s house to pick it up. After loading the TV into car, he paid the victim in $100 bills. 200 block of West Providencia Avenue Officers arrested a 29-year-old Los Angeles man for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend after he kicked down her front door.
January 16, 2012
A Los Angeles woman was arrested after she offered sexual favors in exchange for chicken McNuggets, Burbank police said. Khadijah Baseer of Los Angeles reportedly opened customers' car doors in the drive-thru of McDonald's on the 1700 block of Olive Avenue about 11 p.m. Wednesday, asking for free chicken McNuggets in exchange for sexual favors, Officer Joshua Kendrick said. A man told police Baseer approached him but he refused the offer. Baseer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of prostitution.
October 21, 2011
Three people have been arrested in a sweep of local hotels and motels for narcotics, gangs and prostitution activity since Oct. 7, Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick said. At the Ramada Inn at 2900 N. San Fernando Blvd., officers arrested Jair Cornejo, 22, of Los Angeles, on suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs. On Oct. 13, officers were advised by hotel security that a female was renting a room and that numerous male guests were entering and leaving the room. Officers contacted the occupants and during a consent search of the room, officers located narcotics and paraphernalia.
February 24, 2001
Get a grip. All Irv Rubin was objecting to was using the name Jesus in a prayer at a government proceeding. Church, state ... remember? How did you get from there to no more picnics in the park, a ban on bumper stickers, no pray in the air, no more last rites, a prayer police patrol, lynch mobs and prostitution? I can't even imagine what a far-off place you would go in your mind had the council used the word Yahweh. Talk about being wrapped too tight.
December 9, 2011
AREA 1: 300 block of North Pass Avenue Jansen Patrick Gefert, 28, was arrested Dec. 5 on suspicion of burglary. 300 block of Hollywood Way Ryan Walter Segura, 22, was arrested Dec. 5 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and on suspicion of failing to appear for an outstanding warrant. Alameda Avenue and Maple Street Harutyun Sukisyan, 25, was arrested Dec. 6 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, inflicting injury to a spouse or cohabitant, being a felon in possession of a firearm and outstanding warrants, among other charges.
January 8, 2011
Despite the ongoing course correction underway at the Burbank Police Department, officers still managed to clamp down on crime, with the city experiencing an overall drop in 2010. Even the spike in the number of prostitution-related arrests is heartening, as history has shown that prostitutes and their pimps thrive in permissive environments. Despite the positive crime trends — one that may have also benefited from a corresponding drop in serious crimes last year in our behemoth neighbor, L.A. — Burbank police continue to face their own challenges, and demons.