April 29, 2014
The driver of a big-rig that caught fire on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway Monday afternoon - temporarily shutting down four freeway lanes and causing traffic delays - was arrested after the incident on suspicion of drunk driving, authorities said. The man, identified as 48-year-old Samuel Garcia of Northridge, was driving the empty truck on the freeway when witnesses called authorities to report that he was driving slow and not staying in his lane, said Sgt. Becky Lynch of the California Highway Patrol.
March 24, 2014
A Thousand Oaks man was arrested early Monday after his vehicle struck a parked car and sheared a street light, causing a passenger to be ejected from his vehicle, police said. Roberto Martinez, 22, was taken into custody on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after he failed to pass a sobriety test at the crash scene, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. He reportedly crashed into the parked car and clipped the street light at 12:32 a.m. at Evergreen Street and Victory Boulevard in Burbank.
January 28, 2014
A man and woman in a stolen truck were arrested Saturday morning after police discovered burglary tools, drugs, birth certificates and Social Security cards in the car, police said. Police spoke with Pamela Toftee, 28, and Kevin Aide, 21, both of Victorville, in the 100 block of South Lamer Street, where they had parked the truck, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Police ran a search on the vehicle and discovered it was reported stolen. When police searched the truck, they found tools, suspected methamphetamine and the identifying information for five victims, including Social Security cards and credit card bills.
September 19, 2013
A 24-year-old Best Buy employee was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stealing $1,100 from the Empire Center store through fraudulent returns, police said. Since July, the Arleta woman - identified as Diana Tran - reportedly made nine fraudulent returns and made off with $1,100, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Tran was arrested on suspicion of grand theft. She was released from custody after posting $20,000 bail and is due in court next month. -- Alene Tchekmedyian, email@example.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @atchek . ALSO: Burb's Eye View: A wedding is hitched to a high school reunion Win-win sale for Moms Club: Garage sale to boost charity goals Experts analyze Burbank Walmart freeze
May 29, 2013
Two Pasadena men were arrested after officers reportedly found several stolen items, including GPS devices, iPhones, iPods and garage openers, in their car during a traffic stop in Burbank early Tuesday morning, police said. At 1:40 a.m., officers stopped the pair - Keith Anderson, 19, and Damon Allen, 21 - as they exited the Golden State (5) Freeway at Scott Road in a BMW, said Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick. Upon approaching the vehicle, police smelled marijuana and subsequently searched the suspects and their vehicle.
May 13, 2013
Two women suspected of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution were arrested at a Burbank hotel Thursday night after officers reportedly discovered incriminating text messages, condoms and oils in their possession, police said. At 10:10 p.m., police noticed a 35-year-old Sacramento woman, Shaneese Day, sitting in a parked car outside the Ramada Inn, located on the 2900 block of San Fernando Boulevard, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. Upon approaching Day, police smelled - and later recovered - a small amount of what appeared to be marijuana, according to police reports.
April 30, 2013
A 36-year-old Los Angeles man who police say appeared to be high on methamphetamine was arrested Sunday on suspicion of identity theft and possession of Norco and Vicodin without a prescription. Officers approached the man, Richard Hathaway, just before 7 p.m. for smoking in front of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in downtown Burbank, a violation of the city's municipal code, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. According to police reports, Hathaway appeared nervous and admitted he had consumed methamphetamine earlier in the evening, Ruiz said.
January 8, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, January 8. Police in Burbank arrested five teenagers who were allegedly found holding cans of spray paint on an off-ramp of the Golden State (5) Freeway, reports the Burbank Leader . The teenagers were held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit vandalism. An overturned SUV snarled traffic Monday on the eastbound 101 Freeway near its junction with the 134 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Times . Police are searching for a suspect who fled the scene after driving a stolen pickup truck into a Studio City home . Daily News A Studio City teen has become the youngest member of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers . Patch A man was shot and killed early Tuesday morning outside a Northridge sports bar. Daily News --Josh Cox, Times Community News