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March 20, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Prompted by complaints from local businesses, police are stepping up enforcement against panhandlers. "It's becoming a problem," Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said. "Some are being aggressive in the solicitation of money, which can be illegal." In the past few weeks, merchants have called police about increased solicitations on sidewalks along Riverside Drive, Verdugo Avenue and in the Media District, police said.
NEWS
January 6, 2012
When Burbank and Glendale went it alone on the homeless winter shelter front - significantly cutting down on the number of beds in the process - there was hue and cry from other shelter operators that the move would leave the masses out in the cold. But that so far has not been the case. Even with just 50 beds, the Burbank-Glendale shelter has only reached a maximum of 32 people on one night in the three weeks since opening, officials reported this week. That could bolster a major impetus for breaking from the Los Angeles County system - that the regional shelter was attracting transients from outside Glendale, i.e. non-local homeless.
NEWS
July 18, 2009
Overcoming a long-standing tradition of averting its eyes, the Planning Commission voted 4 to 1 to move forward on a proposed homeless day center. Commissioner Vahe Hovanessian, though alone in his dissent on the dais, is almost certainly joined by hundreds — if not thousands — of his fellow residents in believing that such a center would be incompatible with the neighborhood. We understand, but it’s time to look at the realities in play. For more than three decades, we’ve depended almost entirely on the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 26, 2010
Authorities on Tuesday said the 41-year-old transient man found dead in the backyard of a vacant home this weekend died of accidental blunt force trauma. Investigators with the Los Angeles County coroner's office said the body of Wilson Tubalado, a transient living in Burbank, suffered fatal blows resulting from an accident, but would not specify what part of the body sustained the injuries. The man was discovered early Saturday in the backyard of a vacant home in the 500 block of North Orchard Drive, Sgt. Robert Quesada said.
NEWS
May 9, 2001
Lolita Harper AIRPORT DISTRICT -- A Burbank transient was arrested Saturday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon when he allegedly pulled a knife on a man at Pacific Park, police said. Issac Johnson, 44, was arrested Saturday after he became upset with a family that had reserved a table for a birthday party at the park, 3715 Pacific Ave., Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said. A 64-year-old Fontana man, whose name was not released, told police Johnson would not move from one of the tables the family was trying to decorate, Taylor said.
NEWS
March 2, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A Burbank transient was arrested Wednesday after allegedly being seen with a knife and a baseball bat and attempting to avenge the beating of a friend, police said. Ralph Delgado, 19, was arrested after a large group of teenagers had been seen gathering in a parking lot in the 300 block of East Angeleno Avenue, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said. Delgado had apparently led a group of friends to look for people who allegedly had beaten up his friend.
NEWS
February 14, 2001
Tim Willert MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- A 41-year-old transient was arrested this week after allegedly threatening a Providence High School student and teacher with a knife, police said. The unidentified man approached the 17-year-old student at about 4:10 p.m. Monday in Johnny Carson Park, adjacent to the school. The student told officers that the man yelled obscenities, shoved him and threw a punch that missed. When the student punched back in defense, the transient allegedly pulled out a knife, Burbank police Sgt. Bill Taylor said said.
NEWS
March 10, 2001
Josh Goldstein BURBANK -- The woman accused of kidnapping and beating the elderly Burbank woman who took in her alleged attacker and offered to help was to be formally charged Friday, police said. Bernadette Mitchell, 34, a transient, was arrested Wednesday after bicycle officers with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call about a woman drinking in public along Hollywood Boulevard, police said. The officers ran a check on Mitchell and discovered she was wanted on suspicion of kidnapping, robbing and abusing a 79-year-old Burbank woman who lives on Sarah Street.
NEWS
March 3, 2001
Tim Willert MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Burbank police are searching for a woman who allegedly attacked and robbed an elderly Burbank woman after being invited to stay at the woman's home in the 4100 block of Sarah Street. Police have issued a $600,000 arrest warrant for 34-year-old transient Bernadette Mitchell, of Marino Valley, who is suspected of kidnapping and robbing the 79-year-old woman, Sgt. Bill Taylor said Thursday. Peters allegedly beat the frail senior citizen with fists and kicks, then forced the victim to drive to her ATM and withdraw cash, Taylor said.
NEWS
November 1, 2003
Jackson Bell A male prostitute convicted of strangling a Burbank man and then setting fire to the man's apartment has been sentenced to 20 years to life for his crimes. Juan Carlos Martinez, a 20-year-old transient, was sentenced Oct. 22 in a Pasadena Superior Court for second-degree murder and arson of an inhabited structure. He received five years in prison for the arson conviction and 15 years to life for the slaying of 62-year-old Charles Rivas.
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By Veronica Rocha and Maria Hsin veronica.rocha@latimes.com, maria.hsin@latimes.com | February 18, 2012
The 50-year-old man who was struck and killed by a car near Bob Hope Airport on Saturday was homeless, authorities said. Burbank police on Monday continued their investigation into the death of the man, who Los Angeles County coroner's officials said died of several traumatic injuries. Authorities did not release his identity pending notification of next of kin. He was struck about 3:50 p.m. on Empire Avenue, near Clybourn Avenue, where he was pronounced dead at the scene by firefighters and paramedics about 4 p.m., Burbank Police Sgt. Scott Meadows said.
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NEWS
January 6, 2012
When Burbank and Glendale went it alone on the homeless winter shelter front - significantly cutting down on the number of beds in the process - there was hue and cry from other shelter operators that the move would leave the masses out in the cold. But that so far has not been the case. Even with just 50 beds, the Burbank-Glendale shelter has only reached a maximum of 32 people on one night in the three weeks since opening, officials reported this week. That could bolster a major impetus for breaking from the Los Angeles County system - that the regional shelter was attracting transients from outside Glendale, i.e. non-local homeless.
THE818NOW
November 4, 2011
A Los Angeles man who was struck and killed after reportedly walking across several lanes of the Ventura (134) Freeway early Tuesday morning has been identified, but officials have not released his name because he is homeless and his family has not been identified. “He has been identified,” Los Angeles County Chief Coroner Investigator and Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said. Harvey added that because the man was indigent, it has been difficult to track down next of kin. The man, 39, was fatally struck by several cars, forcing lane closures and snarling traffic from about 5 a.m. to almost 9 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 26, 2010
Authorities on Tuesday said the 41-year-old transient man found dead in the backyard of a vacant home this weekend died of accidental blunt force trauma. Investigators with the Los Angeles County coroner's office said the body of Wilson Tubalado, a transient living in Burbank, suffered fatal blows resulting from an accident, but would not specify what part of the body sustained the injuries. The man was discovered early Saturday in the backyard of a vacant home in the 500 block of North Orchard Drive, Sgt. Robert Quesada said.
NEWS
July 18, 2009
Overcoming a long-standing tradition of averting its eyes, the Planning Commission voted 4 to 1 to move forward on a proposed homeless day center. Commissioner Vahe Hovanessian, though alone in his dissent on the dais, is almost certainly joined by hundreds — if not thousands — of his fellow residents in believing that such a center would be incompatible with the neighborhood. We understand, but it’s time to look at the realities in play. For more than three decades, we’ve depended almost entirely on the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.
NEWS
June 30, 2004
Jackson Bell The third time is apparently the City Council's charm when it comes to raising a levy on parking for out-of-town commuters. Council members voted 3-2 Tuesday to raise the controversial transient-parking tax -- which primarily affects hotels and parking lots near the airport -- from 10% to 11% to alleviate the 2004-05 fiscal year budget crunch. The tax accrues about $1.8 million a year, making up nearly 2% of the city's $114-million general fund, according to a staff report.
NEWS
November 1, 2003
Jackson Bell A male prostitute convicted of strangling a Burbank man and then setting fire to the man's apartment has been sentenced to 20 years to life for his crimes. Juan Carlos Martinez, a 20-year-old transient, was sentenced Oct. 22 in a Pasadena Superior Court for second-degree murder and arson of an inhabited structure. He received five years in prison for the arson conviction and 15 years to life for the slaying of 62-year-old Charles Rivas.
NEWS
March 20, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Prompted by complaints from local businesses, police are stepping up enforcement against panhandlers. "It's becoming a problem," Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said. "Some are being aggressive in the solicitation of money, which can be illegal." In the past few weeks, merchants have called police about increased solicitations on sidewalks along Riverside Drive, Verdugo Avenue and in the Media District, police said.
NEWS
March 16, 2002
Ryan Carter RACNHO DISTRICT -- A 39-year-old Burbank man was arrested on suspicion of assault after chasing a transient through a fast-food restaurant. The 43-year-old transient was standing behind the McDonald's at 1701 W. Olive Ave. on March 8 when the suspect, Claudio Morando, of Burbank, approached him with skateboard, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said. Morando began yelling at the man, telling him he didn't like transients and demanding that he leave, Taylor said.
NEWS
March 2, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A Burbank transient was arrested Wednesday after allegedly being seen with a knife and a baseball bat and attempting to avenge the beating of a friend, police said. Ralph Delgado, 19, was arrested after a large group of teenagers had been seen gathering in a parking lot in the 300 block of East Angeleno Avenue, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said. Delgado had apparently led a group of friends to look for people who allegedly had beaten up his friend.
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