August 19, 2013
A sobriety checkpoint in Burbank yielded four arrests and 11 citations Saturday night, police reported. Police screened 1,262 motorists passing through Olive Avenue and Kenwood Street between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. for signs of intoxication. Eleven drivers were detained for field sobriety tests, and three were arrested for driving under the influence. A fourth arrest was made after police discovered a motorist with outstanding warrants. Ten citations were reportedly issued to unlicensed drivers, and one to a motorist who was driving with a suspended license.
July 16, 2013
The number of alcohol and drug-related traffic collisions in Burbank has dropped 35% since last year, but police have logged 22% more DUI arrests, year-to-date statistics show. Officials attribute the trend to increased enforcement and public education efforts through sobriety checkpoints and social media. By the end of June last year, police had arrested 206 individuals for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. That number jumped to 252 for the same period this year, according to Burbank Police Lt. Jay Hawver.
December 18, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, December 18. Police in Burbank say that although 803 vehicles were screened during a Saturday night DUI checkpoint, there were no drunk driving arrests . Burbank Leader A man was killed in Van Nuys Tuesday morning after he was struck by a motorist as he crossed the street , reports the Daily News . A public memorial service for singer Jenni Rivera , who was killed in a plane...
December 13, 2012
Burbank police have announced plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday at an undisclosed location. The checkpoint, which will operate between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., will check for motorists who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence will be arrested, police warned. The Burbank Police Department recently received a $31,500 grant to fund sobriety checkpoints through next September.
March 4, 2011
Isabel Izar never thought she would amount to much. The former John Burroughs High School student struggled academically, and during her sophomore year, she said, she began experimenting with drugs. Casual marijuana use shifted into abuse of ecstasy, mushrooms, cocaine and Xanax. “All I thought about was getting wasted all the time in that drug world,” Izar said. But through intensive counseling, Izar was able to kick her addiction, and graduated from a high school in Valencia in May. Now 18, Izar Wednesday celebrated her sobriety with Burroughs students during an assembly called “Prevention Through Intervention — Students Teaching Students Why It’s Best to Safe and Sober.
December 22, 2010
A male motorist lost consciousness and collided with another vehicle on the basement level in the downtown parking structure on the 100 block of East Magnolia Boulevard. Los Angeles County coroner's officials would not release the identity of the 22-year-old man until his immediate family had been notified. The coroner's investigation for a cause of death is ongoing, but Burbank police suspect the man suffered a seizure or heart attack while behind the wheel. The sudden loss of consciousness forced him to push the accelerator and cause the traffic accident.
September 7, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports. MAGNOLIA PARK 2500 Clark Ave.: A 22-year-old Burbank man was detained Thursday for allegedly deserting his post in the U.S. Marine Corps. Police detained the man and held him until military police picked him up. MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH Intersection of Pass Avenue and Oak Street: A 39-year-old Burbank man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after speeding and failing a field sobriety test.
August 7, 2002
Children perform in musical 'Jack and the Beanstalk' HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Local children in kindergarten through eighth grade will perform in the Missoula Children's Theatre musical production of "Jack and the Beanstalk," on Saturday at the Starlight Bowl. The youngsters, some who have never had any previous theatrical experience, auditioned Monday morning. Those who were selected began rehearsals Tuesday, and are spending more than four hours daily perfecting their roles.