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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.
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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.
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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.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | 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?
NEWS
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.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | 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.
NEWS
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.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 29, 2014
Two female pedestrians were hospitalized Monday night after being struck by a sedan while reportedly crossing the street illegally, police said. At 8:45 p.m., the two women reportedly ran across Virginia Avenue at Olive Avenue, heading southbound from George Izay Park, when they were struck by a motorist, an 80-year-old woman, driving eastbound on Olive Avenue on a green light, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. One suffered a broken shoulder and elbow, while the other sustained head injuries, Ryburn said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | 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.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com and By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | September 28, 2013
A single-vehicle accident under the 5 (Golden State) Freeway in Burbank killed five people and injured an 18-year-old woman early Saturday morning, authorities said. The Nissan sedan hit a guardrail and crashed into a concrete pillar under the freeway near the Scott Road exit around 4:13 a.m. and became completely engulfed in flames, Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. [Update: This updates and corrects an earlier version, which stated the sole survivor was taken to Providence Holy Cross.
NEWS
September 17, 2013
Human remains were discovered off Angeles Crest Highway near the Lexus belonging to a 24-year-old Burbank man reported missing nearly two months ago, but authorities have not determined whether the cases are connected, coroner's officials said Tuesday. Gevork Boyadzhyan's white Lexus sedan was located by authorities Sunday 400 feet off mile marker 65 of the highway, according to Lt. Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. Human bones, along with items of clothing, were discovered near the car, authorities said.
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August 21, 2013
A 37-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly crashing her vehicle into CVS Pharmacy in Burbank while drunk, police said. At 10:30 p.m., a patrol officer reportedly heard a woman - identified as Christina Kahra - crash her white BMW into the building, which is located at 2500 W. Victory Blvd., said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Soon after, the officer saw her driving away with a flat tire. After pulling her over, the officer determined she was driving under the influence of alcohol, Ryburn said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com and By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | August 13, 2013
A loud but peaceful crowd flooded the Empire Center parking lot with vehicles Tuesday night for the impromptu " Krispy Kreme " meet, drawing more than 3,000 people and roughly 1,000 cars. "I've seen families out here with their kids looking at the cars," Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said at 8:30 p.m. No arrests had been reported and crowds were expected to thin out, he added. PHOTOS: Youth car enthusiasts converge on Burbank's Empire Center   Earlier in the evening, police closed the parking lot to cars, shut down surrounding streets due to traffic congestion and warned motorists to avoid the area.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | August 10, 2013
Police will be beefing up their presence at the Empire Center Tuesday, as car enthusiasts are expected to flood the parking lot for the "Krispy Kreme" car meet, which has in the past attracted hundreds of people - and their custom cars - via social media. "We are aware of it," said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. "We have the resources available to address any traffic or criminal issues that arise. " The man behind the event, who declined to identify himself, said the meet is a peaceful gathering for enthusiasts to show off their cars without having to worry about street racing or thieves.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 31, 2013
Ten of thousands of classic car fans are expected to descend on Burbank this week for a chance to see - and maybe buy - everything from hot rods to surf wagons in a 410-vehicle auction that will include a motorcycle owned by the late Steve McQueen, as well as vehicles from the Petersen Automotive Museum. Auctions America is hosting its first-ever auction in California at the Burbank Airport Marriott on Hollywood Way from Thursday to Saturday. The star of the action is expected to be a 1957 Mercedes 300SL Roadster, expected to sell for $600,000 to $800,000, that was a gift from musician TV star Desi Arnaz to actor Robert Stack and passed to the Petersen Automotive Museum after Stack's death in 2003.
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July 15, 2013
A Vallejo man and woman were arrested this past weekend after allegedly swindling an 18-year-old woman into buying a car with a bogus title on Saturday - and then stealing the vehicle from her Palm Springs home later that night, police said. The victim contacted the pair - identified by police as Jose Madrigal, 30, and Kayla Pouncy, 18 - after seeing a Craigslist advertisement for a 2009 Honda Civic, according to  Burbank Police Lt. John Dilbert. After meeting the couple in Burbank, the victim reportedly paid $10,600 in cash for the vehicle and drove it to her home in Palm Springs.
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