May 15, 2012
Donald Townsend lived through the Great Depression and came out a man who valued the things he had. That's why he stashed things in the secret panel of the floor of his closet, and in the hidden drawer of his wood dresser. It was in 1949 that the Burbank city employee and card-carrying member of the electricians' union tossed his wallet in the small dresser panel and left it there - for the rest of his life. The wallet was Don's personal filing cabinet. He racked up receipts for a home construction project, all tucked neatly in the billfold.
December 16, 2000
--Lolita Harper SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- The holidays can be frantic enough without the added stress of losing your wallet. Thanks to the honesty of Jose Arroyo, a 38-year-old driver for Girard & Peterson Towing, Burbank resident Martin Herrera won't have to worry about that. Arroyo had just finished towing a car to Pep Boys on Olive Avenue when he found the wallet filled with credit cards and cash, he said. He wanted to contact Herrera directly but decided instead to turn it in to police.
January 9, 2002
Ryan Carter AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Police are investigating two apparently related burglaries at the Burbank Airport Hilton. Someone who may have had a pass key for hotel rooms, entered a locked room overnight Wednesday and took the pants and wallet from a 43-year-old Nebraska man who was in the area for the Rose Bowl, Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said. The man's wallet and pants were found, but $150 in cash was missing, Dilibert said. The next morning, police responded to another reported burglary, which occurred on a different floor, Dilibert said.
May 15, 2002
Amber Willard MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- A Burbank man, allegedly robbed of his wallet by two men after he left a bar, moments later backed his car into a police cruiser and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police were called to the 1500 block of Broadway early Monday after residents complained of noise in the area. As officers arrived, Rafael Ceja allegedly backed into one of the patrol cars. He told police that he had been robbed minutes earlier by two men as he left a nearby bar. Ceja was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and his alleged robbers could not be found by police.
May 30, 2001
Lolita Harper HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- A 46-year-old Sunland woman was arrested after she allegedly opened her wallet to give police her driver's license and a bag of illegal drugs fell out, police said. Denise Lex reportedly was visiting her ex-husband on May 23 in the 500 block of 6th Street and refused to leave when he asked her to, Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said. The man then called the police. While interviewing the man, the police saw a gun on a couch that the man said belonged to Lex. Police asked Lex for her driver's license, but when she opened her wallet a small bag fell out that allegedly contained methamphetamines, Dilibert said.
April 19, 2003
The following information was taken from police reports: SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT 300 block of North Victory Boulevard: A 19-year-old Montebello man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempted kidnapping after allegedly trying to force his ex-girlfriend into his car. The man approached the victim, a 19-year-old Burbank woman several times, before eventually grabbing her and pulling her toward his car. People...
June 2, 2001
The following incidents were taken from police reports. HILLSIDE DISTRICT 500 block of North Sunset Canyon: Police are investigating a report of damage done to a mailbox May 27. Witnesses told police they heard a loud, sharp noise shortly after midnight. The mailbox was found off its base and lying mangled in the street, said police, who suspect a small explosive device was used. HILLSIDE DISTRICT 600 block of Olive Avenue: Police are investigating a report of an attempted robbery Thursday.
July 24, 2002
Police investigating thefts at Century 21 MAGNOLIA PARK -- Police are investigating thefts in two Century 21 offices that happened just hours apart. In the first incident, about 11 a.m. July 16 at 1501 W. Magnolia Blvd., an employee's wallet was stolen from her purse. In the second, about four hours later at 2300 W. Magnolia Blvd., another employee's wallet was stolen. After the first incident, the victim told police that thousands of dollars had been charged to her credit card.
November 29, 2003
Darleene Barrientos With the deals being offered at stores during the holiday season, police say it is easy to get distracted and have a wallet or credit card stolen. Authorities want people to remember to be cautious when navigating the crowded malls and shopping centers this year. Common sense can keep a wallet or purse from being stolen, Glendale Police Sgt. Sue Hodgman said. Hodgman oversees the department's Glendale Galleria substation.