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Peeping Tom Sought After Possible Repeat Incident

Two sisters, ages 23 and 17, are the reported targets of a peeping tom after a witness saw the unidentified man looking in the sisters’ apartment on the 600 block of E. San Jose Avenue around 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14.

BPD police Car Logo-2The witness observed a white male, age 35-45, peering into the victims’ window, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. The suspect then alternated looking into the apartment between two windows.

The witness then reportedly yelled at the suspect and asked him what he was doing, added Ryburn. The suspect fled in a nearby vehicle, a late model dark blue sedan.

The older victim reported the incident to police on Thursday, May 15. She also noted a neighbor witnessed an unknown male walking around her apartment about three weeks previously.

Burbank Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle

A 38-year old Burbank man a bicycle was struck by another Burbank resident driving a vehicle at the intersection of Hollywood Way and Pacific Avenue Sunday evening, May 18, at 11:21 p.m.

Police determined that the bicyclist was heading southbound on Hollywood Way in the northbound bike lane, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The driver of the 2011 Toyota Corrolla had been traveling westbound on Pacific Avenue and was turning right to go north on Hollywood Way, when he struck the bicyclist, Ryburn added.

The bicyclist was unconscious and non-responsive. He was transported to L.A. County Medical Center with significant head trauma. He was conscious at the hospital for a police interview after the accident, Ryburn also said, but he remains in critical condition.

While the driver of the Corolla, 18-year-old Jonathan Rheume, was arrested for possession of cocaine and his vehicle impounded. there is “no indication the driver was under the influence at the time of the accident,” said Ryburn.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Rhueme was booked at the Burbank Jail and his bail was set at $10,000 and he is due in court Tuesday, May 20.

Police ask for anyone in the area around the time of the accident, who may have seen something to please contact Det. Robarts in the Traffic Bureau at 818-238-3100.

Burbank Police Lt. Matthew Ferguson looks at the car that struck a bike rider on Hollywood Way and Pacific late Sunday evening. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Lt. Matthew Ferguson looks at the car that struck a bike rider on Hollywood Way and Pacific late Sunday evening. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)





Two Arrested At Burbank Costco For Burglary

Two men were arrested on Wednesday, May 14, after Burbank police responded to Costco at 1051 W. Victory Boulevard. Loss prevention officers called police to assist with two suspected shoplifters.

BPD police Car Logo-2Police, following descriptions of the suspects, stopped one man as he exited the store, Jonathan Phan. Phan gave a false name to officers and told them his name was An Pham, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

Officers discovered a Leatherman tool in the Phan’s front pocket. They also found parts from a Dyson vacuum cleaner and headphones in his pockets, said Ryburn.

Phan was allegedly seen by loss prevention officers cutting open packages and putting items in his pockets.

Officers located the second suspect, based on witness descriptions, sitting in a vehicle in the Costco parking lot. The vehicle, a four-door gray Kia, was registered to An Pham.

The second suspect, Christian Benitez, age 22 from Pasadena, was detained by police after officers saw drug paraphernalia in plain view in the car, added Ryburn.

Officers recovered pliers and gloves and possible stolen items from the vehicle.

Phan, age 32 from Fullerton, was arrested for burglary and for falsely impersonating another person. His bail was set at $50,000.

Benitez was arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property and his bail was set at $20,000.

Copper Thefts Reported From Two Park Restrooms

Unknown suspects stole Sloan copper valves from Foy and McCambridge Parks’ restrooms between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m on Tuesday, May 6, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

BPD Patch -1A policeThe copper valves from the men’s restroom at Foy Park, 1731 Ontario St., were vauled at $1000.

Copper valves valued at $3000 were taken from both the men’s and women’s restrooms at McCambridge Park, 1515 Glenoaks Boulevard.

Rear Sliding Glass Door Smashed In Home Buglary

A home on the 1000 block of N. Sixth St. was broken into during the daytime Tuesday, May 6, and several items of jewelry were taken, according to police.

BPD Patch -1A policeSometime between 11:15 a.m. and 4:04 p.m., thieves smashed the rear sliding glass door and ransacked the bedroom, said Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

The resident returned home at 4:04 p.m. and found the house had been burglarized. Several items of jewelry, of an unknown value, were reported missing.

Cases of Red Bull Stolen From Delivery Truck

On Tuesday, May 6, sixty-four cases of Red Bull energy drink were stolen from a delivery truck parked in the Ralphs’ parking lot at 2600 W. Victory Boulevard.

BPD police Car Logo-2At 11:40 a.m., the driver of the Red Bull delivery truck entered Ralphs grocery store to check inventory prior to his delivery.

“While inside the Ralphs, the victim was notified by a Ralphs market employee that his ‘Red Bull Truck’ was being burglarized,” said Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

The Ralphs employee saw three male Hispanics in a white van taking cases of Red Bull out of the locked delivery truck, added Ryburn. When the victim ran outside, the suspects and their van were gone.

The suspects had cut the lock on the right side of the truck and stole 64 cases of Red Bull, valued at $2900, from the vehicle.  There is no further description of the suspects.


Thieves Attempt To Steal From Band Pro Film And Digital Again

Three unknown suspects attempted to steal property from Band Pro Film and Digital for the second time this year. Officers responded to a call from the business’ alarm company at 2:05 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, to the film equipment warehouse located at 3403 Pacific Avenue.

BPD New Police Car -2When police arrived, they saw a two-foot by three-foot hole cut into a roll-up door on the side of the building and a white cargo van parked next to the hole, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

The suspects punched the door lock and the ignition on the van and stole it from a business next door to the film equipment warehouse, he added.

Police reviewed security video and saw three suspects clad in dark clothing at the scene. It is not known if they were male or female.

Two suspects entered the business and cut additional holes in walls to enter secure areas, continued Ryburn. On the video, police saw the suspects move items out the hole cut in the roll-up door and the third suspect load the items on the van.

However, something alerted the three suspects and they all suddenly took off and fled on foot, jumping over a six-foot high wall, said Ryburn. They left the van and the property – large, professional film and video camera lenses – at the scene.

There is no further information on the attempted burglary at this time. Band Pro Film and Digital was burglarized earlier this year in what owners reported as a “huge financial loss,” according to this report.

Gang Fight Puts One In Hospital And Leads To Two Arrests

Members of the same local gang got into a fight at Olive Park on Thursday, May 1, around 5:50 p.m. The victim, a 19-year-old Burbank resident, was allegedly assaulted by 20-year-old Cesar Ramirez, also a Burbank resident, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

BPD New Police Car -2On Friday, May 2, at 7:00 am., officers were sent to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center to check on a male victim who suffered a right eye fracture and head trauma.

“The victim was in the hospital after being assaulted the previous day at Olive Park,” said Ryburn. “Victim stated that he was playing basketball inside the gym waiting for his brother, who was working nearby. After finishing the basketball game, the victim walked outside of the gym… [and] began talking to the suspect and some other friends of the suspect.”

“Suddenly, the suspect punched the victim in the right side of his head with a closed fist,” added Ryburn. “The impact was to the right eye/upper cheek area. The impact caused the victim to lose consciousness and fall to the ground.”

The victim “does not know if the suspect and the other members continued to punch him as he lost consciousness,” continued Ryburn.  “The victim does not remember calling his brother or being driven to the hospital.”

The victim is continuing treatment at the hospital.

On May 2, investigative officers contacted the identified suspect, Ramirez, at Olive Park at 4:55 p.m. Ramirez was arrested for the assault, charged with felony battery. He was also charged with multiple violations of the penal code including intimidating a witness and probation violation.

His bail was set at $100,000 and he is due in court Monday, May 5.

While officers were looking for Ramirez at Olive Park, they spotted his twin brother, Fabian Ramirez, age 20 and a resident of Valley Village. When officers tried to contact Fabian Ramirez, he ran away from police, explained Ryburn.

Officers pursued Fabian Ramirez on foot across Olive Avenue and found him under a parked car. He was arrested for resisting arrest and was booked at the Burbank Jail. His bail was set at $10,000.

Officers noted there were bottles of alcohol in paper bags at the location where Fabian Ramirez was first seen in the park, added Ryburn.

Police are not releasing the name of the local gang of which the Ramirez brothers and the victim are members.

Man Assaulted By Unknown Female On Kling Street

A Burbank man, age 22, was assaulted by an unknown female as he walked in his neighborhood on the 4400 block of Kling St. at 2:00 a.m., Friday, May 2. He awoke in the bushes near his apartment building around 3:00 p.m. that day.

BPD police Car Logo-2When the victim returned to his apartment at 3:00 p.m., he discovered he had facial injuries including two missing front teeth and a cut and swollen lip. The victim called paramedics and police responded as well. at 3:09 p.m.

The victim “was walking down the street having a cigarette in the early morning when an unknown female walked up from his left,” explained Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. “The victim only described the suspect as a female wearing a black visor cap.”

“Suddenly, the female struck him in the face with an unknown blunt object to his face area,” continued Ryburn. “The impact knocked the victim unconscious and stated he could not remember what happened after the assault.”

The victim still had his wallet, keys and cell phone when he awoke, so police believe robbery was not the motive. The incident continues to be investigated.

Police ask for anyone who may have been in the area during that time frame to call the police at 818-238-3210.

Two Pedestrians Hit By Car Taken To Trauma Center (update)

UPDATE: May 1, 2014, 2:56 p.m. The two injured female pedestrians are sisters and remain at Holy Cross Medical Center. The 19-year-old female sustained a broken right shoulder and broken right elbow. The 16-year-old female remains in the ICU with head trauma, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Two women were hit by a vehicle driven by an 80-year-old Burbank woman on Monday, April 28, at 8:45 p.m. as they crossed Olive Avenue at Virginia Avenue near the Olive Recreation Center. Both pedestrians were transported to Holy Cross Medical Center.

One woman suffered a broken shoulder and elbow and the other underwent a scan at the trauma center after suffering a possible brain injury. Police have not released their ages or names.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“Trauma center personnel indicated to us the injury was not life threatening,” said Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. “But, with any head trauma injury, the situation could still change.”

The 2003 Toyota was headed east on Olive Avenue in the number two lane and struck the pedestrians crossing Olive southbound against the red light. The pedestrians were in the east crosswalk when they were hit.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

BPD continues to investigate the accident and asks for any witnesses to contact them with information at 818-238-3000.

As of Tuesday morning, there is no further information on the condition of the injured pedestrians.

“The police softball team was playing nearby at Olive Park and ran over to render aid and talk with witnesses immediately after the accident,” added Ryburn.