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THE818NOW
February 10, 2014
A robbery and an attempted robbery involving cellphones were reported in Burbank over the weekend, police said. On Friday evening, a woman was exercising in the area of Olive Avenue and Sixth Street when a man in his 20s approached her and lunged at her iPhone, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The victim struck the suspect - described as Hispanic, and wearing jeans and a sweatshirt - and started yelling. The man made a second attempt to grab her phone, but the woman hit him again.
THE818NOW
June 6, 2013
Two North Hollywood men were arrested Tuesday after allegedly robbing a 7-Eleven in Burbank while a plainclothes detective with Los Angeles Police Department happened to be outside, police said. At 10:40 p.m., Jerome Collins, 30, and Connie Walker, 34, allegedly entered the store  -   located in the 200 block of Hollywood Way - and demanded the clerk open the register and back away, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. They allegedly took off with $200, which was later recovered, Ryburn said.
THE818NOW
December 24, 2012
Three teens were arrested Saturday after allegedly breaking into a Burbank home, stealing stereo equipment from two elderly residents and later attempting to break into a second home, according to Burbank police. The suspects - June Davis, 18, Chadney Delaney, 18, and a 17-year-old who was not identified because she's a minor - were booked on suspicion of robbery, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.  Davis' uncle, Michael Nunes, 57, was also arrested after allegedly hiding Davis in his home.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | September 16, 2006
BURBANK — Police arrested two men and a woman Thursday, all from North Hollywood, who they believe are responsible for Tuesday's armed robbery at Community Bank in Media District North, officials said. Investigators linked forensic evidence to Carlos Robles, 52; Sergi Shevchanko, 31; and Aleksandra Krisenko, 37, who is alleged to have driven a getaway car. Officers arrested the three in the parking lot of a Target Department Store in Van Nuys, Officer Kevin Grandalski said.
NEWS
December 2, 2000
Jenna Bordelon RANCHO DISTRICT -- A man who was a friend of the victims of an alleged armed robbery was stabbed in the head by an unknown assailant, officials said. The 30-year-old Burbank man, whose name was not released, was stabbed Sunday afternoon in the left side of his head with a small-blade knife during an argument with another man, Sgt. Jay Jette said. He said the man received a broken nose and a black eye, as well. The man did not report the incident until Tuesday, Jette said.
THE818NOW
January 10, 2012
Los Angeles police searched Tuesday for three armed men who killed a 24-year-old as he attempted to help his grandfather, who was being mugged by the men outside a Sun Valley home. Danilo Estuardo Morales was shot in the head and killed after coming to the aid of his 60-year-old grandfather who had just been mugged by three men outside a home on the 8100 block of Coldwater Canyon Boulevard, authorities said. The grandfather had just arrived at the home when he encountered the three men, who took his wallet and jewelry, police said.
NEWS
July 14, 2004
Jackson Bell The Los Angeles Police Department is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of fatally shooting a Burbank man during a robbery at a North Hollywood conven- ience store, authorities announced Tuesday. Naif Sahoum, 41, was killed June 29 as he opened the Lankershim Mini Market, 7614 Lankershim Blvd. The unidentified suspect forced his way into the store, shot Sahoum in the chest, stole nearly $100 from the register and ran away, Los Angeles Det. Mike Coffey said.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | October 28, 2009
A middle-aged black man who robbed a Burbank Citibank Saturday appears to match the description of a suspect wanted in connection with a nearby bank robbery this summer, authorities said. The suspect, who witnesses described as being between 45 and 50 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 pounds, walked into the Citibank at 360 E. Magnolia Blvd., handed the teller a note demanding cash and said he had a gun, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said. The suspect then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
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THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 28, 2014
A former police detective is challenging in court a decision by the Burbank City Manager to not reinstate him, citing an independent arbitrator's recommendation that he should get his job back, records show. Former Det. Mike Reyes was fired in June 2010 after city officials accused him of failing to report a use-of-force complaint reported to him by a suspect tied to a robbery at Porto's Bakery in 2007, and lying about it a year and a half later to cover up the alleged misconduct.
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THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 11, 2014
Police arrested a man on Monday who allegedly wore a fake beard in a series of robberies in which he reportedly targeted gas stations and a Burbank frozen yogurt shop, authorities said. Joshua Boston, 24, of Burbank, was arrested after he allegedly robbed and, shortly afterward, attempted to rob the same two Chevron gas stations that he previously hit, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Just after 7 p.m. Sunday, Boston allegedly robbed the Chevron located in the 400 block of Alameda Avenue for the second time in recent weeks.
THE818NOW
February 10, 2014
A robbery and an attempted robbery involving cellphones were reported in Burbank over the weekend, police said. On Friday evening, a woman was exercising in the area of Olive Avenue and Sixth Street when a man in his 20s approached her and lunged at her iPhone, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The victim struck the suspect - described as Hispanic, and wearing jeans and a sweatshirt - and started yelling. The man made a second attempt to grab her phone, but the woman hit him again.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 10, 2014
Two antique shotguns were among the numerous items stolen from a Burbank home in one of two residential burglaries reported to police over the weekend . Sometime between 7:20 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, a home in the 600 block of East Palm Avenue was ransacked and numerous items were stolen, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Sometime during the following night, unknown suspects entered a garage in the 1300 block of Lamer Street and took off with a set of golf clubs, Ryburn said.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 22, 2013
The former Burbank detective who an arbitrator ruled shouldn't have been fired in the wake of a Porto's Bakery robbery investigation was identified recently in arbitration records as Mike Reyes. Reyes, who joined the Burbank Police Department in 2000 after five years with the Los Angeles Police Department, was fired in June of 2010 after city officials accused him of failing to report a use-of-force complaint reported to him by a robbery suspect in 2007, and of subsequently lying to investigators a year and a half later to cover up the alleged misconduct.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | July 23, 2013
Violent and property crimes dropped 5% in Burbank through June of this year when compared to the same period last year, reports show. Police attribute the trend for the first half of the year to "predictive policing," or deploying resources to areas with higher rates of crime as a preventive measure. "We're able to see where crime is trending," said Burbank Police Capt. Denis Cremins. "We share that information so everybody looks at the problem situation from a particular angle.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | June 13, 2013
A spike in the number of false-alarm calls made to Burbank police in recent years prompted harsher penalties to recover response costs this week after officials said the trend is tying up resources needed for true emergencies. According to a new fee schedule approved by the Burbank City Council on Tuesday, the penalty for generating more than two general false alarms in a calendar year will double to $150 starting in July. The penalty will be assessed for the third and each subsequent general call.
THE818NOW
June 6, 2013
Two North Hollywood men were arrested Tuesday after allegedly robbing a 7-Eleven in Burbank while a plainclothes detective with Los Angeles Police Department happened to be outside, police said. At 10:40 p.m., Jerome Collins, 30, and Connie Walker, 34, allegedly entered the store  -   located in the 200 block of Hollywood Way - and demanded the clerk open the register and back away, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. They allegedly took off with $200, which was later recovered, Ryburn said.
THE818NOW
April 24, 2013
A Toluca Lake couple and their teenage son were tied up and beaten at gunpoint early Wednesday when three men broke into their home and robbed them, police said. Authorities said the incident began about 1:30 a.m. on Toluca Estates Drive near Lankershim and Cahuenga boulevards, next to the Lakeside Golf Club. The intruders tied up the two homeowners with duct tape, and one of the robbers pistol-whipped their 16-year-old son, police said. The robbers went downstairs about 20 minutes later, where they set off a motion alarm in the home that alerted police.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 8, 2013
A former Burbank police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city alleging that he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for suing the city four years ago for racial discrimination and harassment. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court by Elfego Rodriguez, who was one of five officers who sued the city for racial discrimination and harassment in 2009. Rodriguez was ultimately dropped from the joint lawsuit by a judge. It marks the latest lawsuit filed by former and current police officers that center on discrimination and wrongful termination.
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