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Burbank Police and Fire Observe September 11

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

September 11 will be remembered by all. For the Burbank police officers and firefighters it means a lot more. The city safety officers know that what they do day in and day out is a risk. That risk is the same risk that the firefighters and police officers along with the Port Authority officers did that day in 2001 at Ground Zero.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank safety personnel along with all the firefighters in fire stations in the complete Verdugo fire system lined up outside their stations, lowered their flags to half staff and stood to attention at 7:46 am as Verdugo fire recited the numbers lost on September 11, 2001.

Several Burbank firefighters went back to New York City to assist in digging out fellow firefighters and others in the Twin Towers. All commercial flights were shut down and the late celebrity Robin Williams offered the firefighters his personal jet to take them back to Ground Zero, the recent loss of Williams meaning more to them than others.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank firefighters from Station 11 returned to New York and met and consoled their fellow comrades at New York Station 11. Inside Burbank Station 11 is a wall decor that reminds them everyday of their fellow firefighters that perished in 2001.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank City Councilman Jess Talamantes (far left), a retired Burbank Fire Captain, joined his fellow firefighters for the short moment of silence at Thursday’s remembrance.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Extremely Quick Response From Burbank Police Nabs Burglary Suspect

Burbank Police received a call of a residential burglary in progress in the 600 Block of Priscilla Lane late Friday evening and they dispatched several units, two of them Code 3 with lights and siren.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The responding units were dispatched at 9:29 p.m. and the first unit arrived on scene within two minutes at 9:31 p.m. and got a description of the suspect who had kicked in a door and made entry to a house, with the occupant inside. The additional responding units which included a K-9 Officer and helicopter started to setup a permiter in the neighborhood so the fleeing suspect could not get out of the area.

The suspect couldn’t get far with the area surrounded, and within a couple of minutes the K-9 Officer spotted the suspect hiding in a empty field nine houses from where he broke in.

UPDATED Tuesday Sept 2nd @ 9:45 PM  According to Burbank Police the alleged suspect Gary Nutt 35 of Burbank was taken into custody and positively identified by the homeowner who had chased him from his home.

Nutt who was booked into Burbank Police Jail for residential burglary, and providing police with False I.D.

This story previously reported that Brandon Ritter 35 was arrested, and charged, police corrected this to the above named suspect after they determined false identification was provided.

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

Semi-Truck Unexpectedly Runs into Macy’s Department Store

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

During the late night hours of Monday evening, a semi-truck accidentally struck the front door area of the Burbank Macy’s store on San Fernando Blvd. and Cypress Street.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police responded to find a truck and trailer sitting up on the curb at the Macy’s storefront. They immediately requested Burbank Fire Department to respond.

Burbank Firefighters arrived on scene and poured absorbent on leaking oils and fluids. The firefighters checked for damage inside the store and found minimal. As a precaution, firefighters removed some of the damage slate material that was struck and a building inspector was called.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Police officers on scene reported that the driver had stopped in front of IKEA and got out to check where her delivery was suppose to go and the trucks’ parking brake might not have been set properly. The truck and trailer then rolled a couple of hundred feet and came to rest on the curb in the storefront.

The store received damage to the slate material and a concrete stop. The damage to the truck was unknown but it was going to have to be towed by a commercial towing firm to a repair station.

There were no injuries and the incident occurred on private property so the driver was not cited.

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic Accident at Burbank Blvd. and Hollywood Way Requires ‘Jaws of Life’ for Extraction

Burbank Police and Fire Departments responded to Hollywood Way and Burbank Blvd. late Tuesday evening for a traffic accident involving two cars.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank firefighters had to use the ‘Jaws of Life’ to help free one of the victims who was trapped. Firefighters removed the door and were able to put the patient on a backboard for transportation to a trauma center.

Burbank paramedics required two rescue ambulances, a truck company along with an engine company to handle the three patients that were injured.

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

 

 

Don’t Spend the Holiday Weekend in Jail Because of Drunk Driving

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police were called to Pass Avenue and Hefron Street in the middle of the night Thursday evening after reports that a car came crashing into the apartment complex located on the corner.

The driver was out of the car when police arrived, and he reported he had recently dropped off a friend a couple of blocks away.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The driver appeared not to be injured while he was being administered a field sobriety test. He failed and was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center prior to being booked for drunk driving.

The car received substantial damage while the building only suffered minor damage.

A word to the wise- don’t drink and drive tonight or EVER! Be safe and enjoy your holiday weekend with proper reasoning and judgement.

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

 

Alert Citizen Reports Suspicious Pair Burglarizing Cars in Downtown

Burbank Police dispatch received a call from a citizen who reported she was witnessing two males burglarizing a couple of cars in the parking structure in the 100 block of East Orange Grove late Friday evening. She supplied the dispatchers a description of the suspects and the SUV they were about to leave in as well as the license plate on the vehicle.

Auto Burg Suspects-4Several Burbank Police units converged on the area within seconds, and one of the patrol officers saw the car matching her description leaving the structure westbound on Orange Grove Avenue heading toward the Northbound I-5 Freeway. While the officers waited until they had enough backup and a helicopter overhead, they initiated a felony traffic stop of the SUV on the Buena Vista off-ramp.

Once the suspects were taken into custody, a visual inspection of the Ford Explorer saw plenty of what appeared to be stolen property inside.Auto Burg Suspects-3

Glendale residents Arman Shakbazyan, 37, and Omanov Djasur, 29, were positively identified by the witness and booked for auto burglary. They are being held at Los Angeles County Jail with a $20,000 bail and will appear in Burbank Court on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

Evidence from the rented Ford Explorer was booked and the vehicle was impounded as well.  Auto Burg Suspects-5Auto Burg Suspects-6

 

Two Burbank Residential Burglary Suspects Arrested

Two Los Angeles men were arrested for burglary Wednesday afternoon after police stopped their vehicle on Frederic St., south of Magnolia Boulevard and saw women’s purses and two rifles in the back seat, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

Police had been searching the area after two residential burglaries on the 400 block of N. Catalina St. and the 400 block of N. Buena Vista St. were reported earlier in the day. Officers pulled over the suspects’ black Lexus with paper plates, as it matched a witness description of a vehicle from a previous Burbank residential burglary.

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The occupants of the black Lexus, Marc Smith, age 21, and Terry Jones, age 24, were arrested for burglary after victims from a nearby residence on the 400 block of N. Catalina St. identified the property in the back seat as items stolen from their home earlier Wednesday, May 28.

“Based on information from previous residential burglaries in the area, we are investigating these suspects’ possible involvement in the recent string of daytime burglaries in the western part of Burbank,” said Ryburn. “Additional charges could be filed.”

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

At 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the 400 block of N. Catalina for a residential burglary. The victim had been away from her home between 12:30 p.m. and 1:50 p.m. Upon her return, she saw the side door open and the house had been ransacked.

A checkbook, multiple pieces of jewelry and other items were reported stolen. The victim may have left the side door unlocked, through which thieves gained entry.

Officers, detectives and investigators descended upon the area, added Ryburn, to investigate the burglary scene and canvass the area. Police were looking for the suspect vehicle, a black Lexus with paper plates.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Police were also looking for a male Black suspect, who was seen during one of several residential burglaries reported on Monday, May 19, continued Ryburn.

On May 19, homes on the 700 block of N. Ontario and the 300 block of N. Cordova were burglarized. An attempted burglary was made at a home on the 800 block of N. Catalina.

Additionally, a burglary suspect entered a home on the 600 bock of N. Lima on May 19 at 3:15 p.m., but he ran away without taking anything. A 71-year-old woman was at home and heard a knock on the front door and did not answer the door. She then heard the rear sliding door being opened. The woman yelled out and heard the suspect run out of the house, said Ryburn.

Another residential burglary was reported on the 800 block of N. Buena Vista on Tuesday, May 27.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

While police were looking for the residential burglary suspects on Wednesday, May 28, officers responded to a home burglary alarm on the 400 block of N. Buena Vista St. at 2:08 p.m., which had been triggered at 2:00 p.m.

The police airship responded to the location ahead of officers and reported an open window on the south side of the house and a window screen lying on the ground, said Ryburn. Officers cleared the house.

Jewelry, belts and diamond earrings were reported stolen from the Buena Vista house and entry was made through an open window.

Police continued to work both residential burglary sites at Catalina and Buena Vista. A third residential burglary on Niagara Street in the same Magnolia Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon was unable to be confirmed by police Thursday morning.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

At 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, officers noticed and pulled over the vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description, with Smith and Jones inside, along with the property identified as stolen from the Niagara St. home.

Smith and Jones are being held on $50,000 bail and are due in court tomorrow.

“We are making every attempt to identify and locate property stolen from residents here in Burbank and return items to their rightful owners,” said Ryburn.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

Residential Burglary Reported On Buena Vista

Between 4:30 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, a residence on the 800 block of N. Buena Vista was burglarized by unknown suspects.

BPD New Police Car -2Thieves got away with at least nine items of jewelry including diamond and gold pendants, gold and silver rings and gold bracelets, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. They also took an undisclosed amount of cash.

The victim returned home to a ransacked house and called police. The thieves are believed to have made entry through an unlocked second-floor window.

Nearly 25 Holiday Weekend Thefts From Vehicles Reported

Nearly 25 thefts from vehicles were reported over the weekend spanning Friday evening, May 23, to Sunday morning, May 25. The majority of the thefts were reported in the western end of Burbank and were from unlocked vehicles. A few window smash auto burglaries were also reported during that time frame.

BPD police Car Logo-2During the evening and early morning hours of Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday, at least 20 of the thefts were from unlocked cars, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. Besides easier access to would-be thieves, an unlocked car means police must classify the incident as a petty theft, not an auto burglary.

“We can’t emphasize enough how important it is for people to lock their cars,” said Ryburn.

Three vehicles on each of the 600 block of N. Florence Street and the 1400 block of N. Pass Avenue were hit, along with one vehicle on each block of 700 N. Florence, 900 N. Maple, 800 N. Griffith Park, 800 N. Niagara, 1000 N. Niagara, 800 N. Reese, 800 N. Sparks, 900 N. Pass and 1000 N. Catalina Streets.

Two vehicles on the 900 block of N. Lima and three in an apartment complex on the 200 block of W. Verdugo were also targeted.

Three vehicles were reported with windows smashed to gain entry: one on the 200 block of W. Verdugo, one on the 1800 block of N. Rose and one on the 700 block of E. Cypress.

Losses included five iPods, a makeup bag, a wallet, a backpack, a face plate to a car stereo, two seat head rests with video screens, three GPS units and coins and change from the cars’ consoles. added Ryburn.

Police are reviewing security camera footage that shows the suspects and may release that footage to the public.

The two suspects are described as male Hispanics. One, age 20-25, is heavyset and wearing a dark T-shirt. The other suspect appears to be age 19-25 with brown hair. The suspects were last seen fleeing southbound on Pass Avenue.

Police encourage anyone who may have information related to these crimes or who may have seen something during the evenings and early morning hours of May 23-24 and 24-25 to contact the BPD at 818-238-3210.

Four Residential Burglaries Reported Friday

Four residential burglaries were reported to police on Friday, May 16, resulting in a loss of thousands of dollars worth of items including computers, gaming consoles, gift cards, cash, electronics, cigars and alcohol.

BPD Patch -1A policeAt 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of N. Maple Street, after the resident returned home to find his master bedroom ransacked and some of his wife’s jewelry on the floor, said Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

Entry was made through the master bedroom window. The screen had been removed and placed against the wall outside. The victim had left the house between 12:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. that day.

A MacBook Pro, an external hard drive, an iPad and a messenger bag were all reported stolen, in addition to currency and gift cards worth about $1300.

At 3:42 p.m. Friday, officers went to the 300 block of N. Lima Street to take a report on burglary that occurred sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15. The victim returned home to find the front gate ajar.

An Xbox 360, six games, a controller and headphones, along with headphones from an upstairs bedroom, were taken. Nothing else was taken from the home, including laptops, cameras and computers.

There were no signs of forced entry, as a door had been left unlocked for the children to enter the home, said Ryburn.

At 5:15 p.m. Friday, police were called to the 500 block of N. Cordova Street after the residents returned home to find the exterior security door closed but not locked and the front door open.

Entry had been made through a bedroom window, with the screen taken out and set against the exterior of the house, Ryburn said.

A flat screen television, a 12″ by 24″ humidor with cigars and three bottles of alcohol, along with a large duffel bag, were reported stolen.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, officers went to the 300 bock of N. Avon Street for another residential burglary report. The victim had left the residence between 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. that day.

The victim had returned to find a television from the rear bedroom missing, along with Xbox 360 and Wii consoles. Several drawers and cabinets had been rummaged through.

Entry was made through an unlocked rear door, added Ryburn.

There are no suspects in the four burglaries at this time, but police encourage anyone in the area who may have seen something or know something about the thefts to contact the department at 818-238-3210.