January 21, 2013
The driver of a commercial van being chased by police Monday afternoon hit two vehicles in Burbank during a pursuit that began in Sun Valley, Burbank police said. Los Angeles police followed the man into Burbank, where he reportedly sideswiped a car while driving southbound on Glenoaks Boulevard near Magnolia Boulevard, said Burbank Police Lt. Matthew Ferguson. The suspect subsequently turned right onto Alameda Avenue and right again on Buena Vista Street, where he reportedly rear-ended another vehicle, Ferguson said.
November 25, 2011
A collision involving an MTA bus and two vehicles in North Hollywood Friday morning left two men critically injured and four other people with minor injuries. Paramedics were sent to the 12600 block of Sherman Way after a 9:12 a.m. call about the crash, said Los Angeles City Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey. Sherman Way was closed between Bellaire and Whitsett avenues as the LAPD investigated the collision, he said. Humphrey said that witnesses said the bus and a vehicle described as a “black full-sized sedan” collided head on, and that another vehicle, either an SUV or “compact wagon,” then collided into either the back of the bus or the sedan.
December 18, 2012
Despite screening 803 vehicles overnight Saturday, not a single motorist was arrested for drunk driving during a sobriety checkpoint in Burbank, police reported. The DUI checkpoint on San Fernando Boulevard, which operated from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., screened 803 vehicles. Of those, two drivers were detained for a field sobriety test, but were not arrested, police said. Two citations were issued to unlicensed drivers, while another was issued for driving with a suspended license. One vehicle was impounded.
December 24, 2013
An 18-year-old Burbank man was arrested Monday after allegedly spray-painting swastikas and derogatory comments on 13 vehicles and homes in Burbank's hillside area, police said. At 4:09 p.m., police responded to reports of a young man - identified by police as Drew Benda - vandalizing properties in the area of Walnut Avenue and Bel Aire Drive, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. With red spray paint, Benda had reportedly painted swastikas and derogatory comments on 13 different trucks, walls and garage doors within six blocks, reportedly causing thousands of dollars of damage, Ryburn said.
March 15, 2003
Ben Godar If it seems like Burbank fire engines have an old-fashioned shine to them, they do -- and two fire engineers are working to make sure it stays that way. Fire engineers Steve Sheehey and Terry Mencuri are in the process of touching up the gold leafing on each of the department's engines and ladder trucks. The two men studied the involved process with Bob Bond, a former Burbank resident who does the striping and gold leafing on the department's vehicles.
November 20, 2002
On Nov. 13, the L.A. Times pub- lished an article regarding the debris/ pollution increase in the Southland coastal regions resulting from the rainfall of the previous weeks, and mentioned that "Everything that goes into the streets is going to end up in the ocean eventually." The 1700 block of North Brighton Street has a grand curbside total of 22 trees that are dropping copious amounts of leaves. It does not have signs posted for designated street sweeping days or times.
March 13, 2010
CITY HALL ? After years of complaints about the cumbersome presence of recreational vehicles in residential neighborhoods, the City Council on Tuesday narrowly voted to require operators to obtain a permit to park on city streets. The City Council voted 3 to 2 to enact the new restrictions, which include time constraints for each permit and a set parking distance from intersections. The permit fees and parking fines are to be developed in the coming months, with enforcement slated to begin after a three- to four-month grace period, said Ken Johnson, the city?
October 6, 2007
On Tuesday evening at roughly 6:15 p.m, I turned east onto Chandler Boulevard to see that a clearly confused and extremely flustered woman had driven her car onto the Chandler Bikeway. It’s no secret that the Chandler Boulevard Bikeway is very popular at that hour, and Tuesday was no exception. Several adults and children were present on the bikeway when she drove onto it. Although I’m grateful for everyone’s sake that luck was on their side, the situation could easily have turned into a tragedy similar to the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market in 2003.
December 8, 2007
BURBANK — A surge in thefts of third-row seats from large vehicles in November has police on the lookout for suspects and has forced an increase in police presence in malls this holiday season. Police recorded eight November incidents in which a third-row seat was stolen from a vehicle, an increase from three in October, one in September and none in August, Burbank Sgt. Carlos Gomez said. “Any time the holiday season approaches, people are more strapped for cash,” he said.
July 26, 2000
Jenna Bordelon MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- The Burbank Police Department used an old technique to find some new lawbreakers. The department sent out 10 traffic officers, two detectives, two parking control officers and two traffic sergeants to set up a checkpoint from noon to 3 p.m. July 19 at San Fernando Boulevard and Ontario Street. After screening 550 randomly selected drivers for driver's licenses and current registration, the officers uncovered dozens of violations.