Tag Archives: Burbank Police

Hit And Run Suspect Flees, Crashes Into a Burbank House


(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police were dispatched to Victory Court and Main Street for a reported car into a house Tuesday afternoon. While responding they were radioed that the car involved was responsible for a Hit and Run at the intersection of Magnolia and Victory minutes earlier with the victim following.  

Burbank Traffic Officers spoke to the victim and it was determined the car that ran into the side of the Burbank home was the same car that was involved in the hit and run at Magnolia and Victory.

Burbank Officers on the scene called for the assistance of a  Glendale Police K-9 that specialized in locating drugs to search the car. The officers thought drugs could have contributed to the accident. Officers located drug paraphernalia inside the car.  

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The driver was tested for DUI and both he and his passenger was released at the scene.

The Traffic Investigators will follow up their investigation for additional evidence and then determine if an arrest is warranted.  


Late Night Accident Requires Physical Rescue To Remove Patients

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Burbank Firefighters were called to the intersection of Buena Vista and Olive Ave at 2:45 AM after the driver of a Honda Passport crashed head on into the street standard.

Burbank Paramedics worked on the male driver and found the passenger was trapped in the seat. They called for a Truck Company that has specialized tools that will cut away at the door.

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The assignment required two rescue ambulances one to transport the driver to a local hospital and the passenger needed to go to a trauma center with additional injuries. 

Burbank Police will determine what caused the accident and if alcohol was a factor. There were skid marks through the intersection leading to the final resting spot. 


Head On Crash Sends Two To Local Hospitals

Burbank Police & Burbank Fire responded to Delaware Road and Glenoaks Blvd at 1:30 AM for a reported Head On Car Collision.

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Police were the first on scene and closed Glenoaks Blvd. in both directions, and requested Fire for a person trapped in one of the cars. 

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Burbank Fire sent a Truck Company and required two Rescue Ambulances to transport the patients. One going to LA County with traumatic injuries and the other to a local hospital with less severe injuries. 

The damage was extensive to both cars. The cause will be investigated by Burbank Police Traffic Officers.



Brush Fire Consumes 10 Acres Several Homes Spared.

Photo Courtesy The Burbank Fire Department

The Burbank Police and Fire Department received many calls reporting a brush fire in the 1000 Block of Hamline Place around 2:39 PM Wednesday afternoon.

The Fire Department responded a brush assignment and quickly called for a second alarm seven minutes later when the first units reported smoke showing. The second alarm included fire equipment from Glendale, and Pasadena a third alarm was called at 2:45 which included Fire Equipment from LA City Fire with helicopter assistance.

Photo Courtesy The Burbank Fire Department

The helicopters made a quick attack on the head of the blaze which gave ground crews the chance to move into place as the fire worked it’s way uphill toward homes on Viewcrest Drive.

The Police started evacuating several residences near Viewcrest and Howard Count as the flames approached and Firefighters started to put into place Engines and Firefighters working structure protection.

The helicopters used the Starlight Mesa landing pads to refill making their return only minutes away.

The fire was knocked down and totally surrounded while LA County Camp Crews remained overnight putting out small spot fires.

The cause remains under investigation and there were no injuries.

The Burbank Police Department investigated two residential burglaries that occurred in the evacuated area while the area was closed off to the public.




Burbank Resident Arrested Following Standoff

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Burbank Police were called to the 1300 block of North Lincoln Street Saturday mid-morning after receiving a call of ‘Shots Fired’ within a residence.

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Burbank Police responded and made contact with an acquaintance who confirmed that a gun was discharged within the house.

Police attempted to make contact with the person responsible for the firing and he chose to barricade himself inside.  Burbank officers closed the street and had neighbors on both sides and across the street from the house evacuate their residences and remain a safe distance away.

Burbank Officers called for their armored vehicle, the Bearcat and their K-9 unit in to assist. Following a 20 minute period of negotiations, the person responsible for the discharge, Jason Dennis, came out to awaiting officers. 

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Additional officers made entry into the house to make sure there were no victims inside. 

Burbank Police arrested Jason Dennis for negligent discharge of a weapon. Detectives were called to continue the investigation and they requested a search warrant to gather additional evidence from the home. During the search, they recovered several weapons and evidence of where the shot was originally fired. 

Burbank Fire Department was on scene with an engine company and rescue ambulance and Battalion Chief. 

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)



Police Negotiators Help Save Man Threatening to Jump at Caltrans Site

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A Burbank Police Patrol unit on routine patrol near the Empire Center Monday afternoon noticed a male standing on a ledge about 25 feet high in the construction area where the new Empire under-crossing will be eventually be.

The patrol unit was not sure if the male, dressed in black, was marking graffiti or stuck or even looking to jump off the 18 inch ledge.

All vehicles on Victory Place were stopped in both directions in the area of the Empire Center, causing traffic to get backed while cars were detoured around the new interchange.

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It took over 24 Firefighters to get the huge rescue cushion into place while Burbank Police assisted and had two of their crises negotiators attempt to talk to the male down.

The Burbank Police Officers were successful in convincing the gentleman to walk back to where he walked on the ledge and they took him into protective custody. They determined the male Latino might have been suffering from  possible psychological issues and transported him to a local hospital for treatment.



Fire Service Day Joined with National Police Week Celebrated by Thousands Locally

This past Saturday The Burbank Fire and Police Department opened their doors for the community to see it’s operations and all the services they both offer the community. 

Myburbank had a couple of photographers covering the event and here is what they got to see.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)



Burbank Police Arrest Driver After Long Low Speed Pursuit

Burbank Police Officers responded to call of a possible DUI driver near Hollywood Way and Verdugo.  The officers found the car in the CVS lot and saw a male enter the driver’s seat and drive away. 

The officers followed the vehicle and watched it commit several vehicle code violations.  They attempted to stop the car, but the driver continued driving.  Police officers followed the vehicle into the Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys and North Hollywood, where it collided with a parked and unoccupied truck.

 Following this collision, the driver continued driving, failing to yield for the police officers who were still following. 

Eventually, the driver returned to the city of Burbank and pulled into the Costco parking lot.    The driver was finally detained after running over a curb and he was placed under arrest for felony evading, driving under the influence and hit and run. 

The suspect has been identified as Timothy O’Brien, a 44-year-old man from North Hollywood.  O’Brien  is currently out on bond and due in court June 5, 2017.

Man Survives Fall Off Flood Control Bridge

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Burbank Firefighters along with Burbank Police officers were called to the flood control channel on Flower Street near Olive Avenue behind Borrmann Steel Tuesday after a man jumped off a bridge into the channel.

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The 30 year old Lancaster man, who was suffering from one, possibly two broken legs, was treated by Burbank Paramedics.

The rescue required Firefighters to descend into the wash and then use ropes and a stokes basket that was lifted by a fire truck with specialized equipment.

The victim, who was reportedly under the influence, was transported to a trauma center for treatment.


Burbank Police Investigate Early Morning Explosion

This morning, at about 4:20 AM, Burbank Police responded to the Magnolia Car Wash in the 900 block of West Magnolia Blvd. regarding a loud noise, possible explosion that was heard.

 When the officers arrived, they found a stand-alone ATM Machine, located outside of the cashier’s office with significant damage to its outer shell.  Closer inspection of the ATM machine suggested that some type of explosive may have been used in an apparent attempt to steal money, or steal the ATM itself.

  Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Arson/Explosives Detail responded to the scene and are assisting Burbank Police Detectives with the investigation.   

The car wash was closed at the time of this incident and there were no injuries reported.

Burbank Police Detectives are currently investigating this matter.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Burbank Police 818-238-3000.

No additional details are being released at this time.