April 6, 2013
Two men were charged with petty theft Friday for allegedly stealing election lawn signs belonging to Burbank Unified school board candidate Charlene Tabet, officials said. The men - Sevada Isayan and Vahe Assarian - were reportedly seen leaving former school board member Denise Wilcox's Burbank home with Tabet's sign. “They jumped out of the car and grabbed the sign,” Wilcox said Friday. After the incident, Wilcox said her husband ran to his car and tailed the suspects while calling the police.
March 26, 2013
A volunteer working for Steve Ferguson's campaign for a seat on the Burbank Unified school board was fined $950 after pleading no contest this week to charges that he stole signs belonging to a rival candidate, officials said. The volunteer, Scott Trinidad, was fined $200 plus penalty assessments, bringing the total to $950, said Burbank Asst. City Atty. Danny Wei. At 6:50 p.m. on Feb. 11, surveillance footage showed Trinidad pulling up in a silver car and taking two campaign signs for school board candidate Charlene Tabet from a business in the 1200 block of West Magnolia Boulevard., according to Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
March 22, 2013
A volunteer working for Steve Ferguson's campaign for a seat on the Burbank Unified school board was charged with petty theft this week after he was caught allegedly stealing campaign signs belonging to another school board candidate, officials said. The volunteer, Scott Trinidad, is due in court later this month, said Burbank Asst. City Atty. Danny Wei. “I was disappointed in his actions,” Ferguson said of Trinidad, “but I feel he's going to be facing the consequences of his actions.” At 6:50 p.m. on Feb. 11, surveillance footage shows Trinidad pulling up in a silver car and taking two campaign signs for school board candidate Charlene Tabet from a business in the 1200 block of West Magnolia Boulevard., according to Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
January 17, 2013
Authorities are looking for a woman they suspect of stealing wallets from three women as they shopped in the Santa Clarita Valley, later using their credit cards to buy jewelry and get cash. Three women reported their wallets were stolen from their purses in separate incidents Saturday as they shopped at various grocery stores, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Following the thefts, the victims' credit cards were used to purchase expensive jewelry and withdraw cash from various banks, authorities said.
January 8, 2013
The theft of roughly $60,000 in tools from the Burbank reservoir construction site will not delay the project, officials said Tuesday. Run by an independent contractor, the reservoir renovation is still slated for completion early this year, said Burbank Water and Power spokesman Joe Flores. “They have plenty of back-up resources to be able to get the job done,” Flores said. “They haven't given us any indication they're going to be slowed down in any way because of what happened.” Sometime between 6 p.m. Thursday and 4:30 a.m. Friday, three storage containers on the site - located at 300 North Sunset Canyon Drive - were burglarized, said Burbank Police Sgt. Gerry Misquez.
December 7, 2012
Two Burbank men were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of grand theft auto before the alleged victim knew his Honda Accord had been stolen, police said Friday. Police stopped the pair - Alexander Radey, 20, and Marcelo Mena, 19 - at Cypress Avenue and Fifth Street at around 9:15 p.m. after they were reportedly driving erratically, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. When the men pulled the car over, they jumped out of the car and fled on foot while the Accord rolled back and hit the patrol car, Ryburn said.
October 22, 2012
Two men believed to have stolen from a car in Burbank allegedly led police on a car chase early Saturday morning after failing to stop at two stop signs near Edison Boulevard and Evergreen Street. While allegedly driving erratically to evade officers, they crashed their silver Jetta into a garage and fled on foot, said Lt. Eddie Ruiz. One of the suspects, Johnny Mangandi, 22, of North Hollywood was arrested around 3:20 a.m., after he was allegedly found hiding in a nearby apartment complex with a stolen wallet.
October 15, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, October 15. The space shuttle Endeavour finally completed its final mission on Sunday after a 15-hour delay. The space shuttle Endeavour reached the California Science Center in Exposition Park at around noon Sunday, after a three-day, 2 mph journey through Inglewood and South Los Angeles . The shuttle arrived 15 hours behind schedule due to trees and other obstructions. L.A. Times Police have booked a suspect who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in Canoga Park during a police chase . Ernesto Jacinto Lopez, 20, was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder.
September 24, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, September 24. The search for a new Burbank police chief could be affected by City Manger Mike Flad's pending departure. City officials say the search may be postponed amid news that Mike Flad is leaving his post as city manager to accept a job in the city of South Gate . Burbank Leader Officials say that the theft of cellular phones and other electronic devices are on the rise on Metro trains . Authorities recommend keeping devices out of sight while riding trains or buses.
July 18, 2012
Bike thefts are on the rise in Burbank, police say, with 144 reported stolen so far this year. That number is more than the 127 bikes stolen from January to July 2011, - an increase of about 13%, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. “It's a pretty big issue right now,” he said, adding it was a crime trend police were trying combat. The majority of stolen bikes are left unattended or unlocked, Ryburn said. Nine people have been arrested on suspicion of stealing bikes so far this year, including a 34-year-old transient, Leonel Gomez, who was arrested Saturday morning.