On Thursday, November 29, at 2:47 p.m., Burbank Police officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Maria St., near the Empire Center, regarding a street robbery. On arrival, the officers contacted a man standing in the street of a primarily industrial area. The 32-year-old victim indicated he was exiting his vehicle, parked at the curb, when two masked men confronted him on the street. They demanded the bag of jewelry he was carrying, in addition to his personal cell phone, and the keys to his vehicle.
The two masked men entered a charcoal gray Mitsubishi four-door sedan, with paper plates. There were three additional people inside the suspect vehicle. They were also wearing masks. The vehicle and all five suspects left the area.
Burbank Police detectives are continuing their investigation and are asking for the public’s assistance. If you were in the area and witnessed the robbery or saw a similar vehicle fleeing the area, you are asked to contact the Burbank Police Department Detective Bureau at 818-238-3210.
Around 5 p.m. Tuesday night, Burbank’s police department received a call transferred from LAPD, which was then sent to Verdugo Fire dispatch, of a 2 year-old who had fallen from a unsecured second story window at 1724 Peyton Ave.
Upon the arrival of police and paramedics, the young child was with her mother. She had a bruise on her face along with some scratches. Burbank Paramedics were instructed to transport the 2 year-old girl to LA County-USC Medical Center. Burbank Police also sent a unit to hospital.
If this story sounds familiar, it is believed that this may be the third time recently that a child has fallen out of a second story window.
This little girl was jumping on a bed in the vicinity of the window. She bounced the wrong way and fill through an open window. She landed on her head on the patio below.
She was reportedly in good condition when transported by ambulance. Her young mother accompanied the girl, holding her daughters hand during the trip, as paramedics rushed her to the hospital.
Burbank Police along with Firefighters and Paramedics responded to the 3800 block of W. Alameda Street Friday evening where they found a male victim suffering unknown injuries, and a bike sitting nearby.
Burbank Firefighters and Paramedics treat a male that was found in the street on Alameda St. east of Kenwood Friday evening, with a bike sitting on the curb nearby. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Paramedics treated the victim before transporting him to LA County/USC Medical Center. Eastbound traffic was diverted onto Kenwood Street to Riverside Drive, during the field emergency.
Burbank Police will be continuing their investigation, anyone who might have seen what happened are encouraged to contact Burbank Police at 818-238-3000
Burbank Police along with Fire Department units responded to Olive Ave. and Lamer St on Friday afternoon to this two car accident with what appeared to be a fire hydrant struck, only to find the car ended up striking the fire supply pipes that supplies water to firefighters in case of a fire at the business.
(Photo by Ross A. Benson)
The driver of one of the cars was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with trauma type injuries although not♦ non-life threatening. The cause is being investigated by Burbank Police Department’s Traffic Department.
Traffic on Olive was detoured for close to an hour while the investigation was being conducted and the water shut down.
Burbank Firefighters and Paramedics treat the driver of one of the cars after he was removed, he was later transported to Providence Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Burbank Police interview one of the witnesses following this accident at Olive Ave. and Lamer St. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Well Washed, following this accident at Olive Ave and Lamer St. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Best Buy Security checks a wristband that was issued to the first hundred customers, to gain access to Burbank’s Best Buy, Burbank Police Officers were standing by to keep everyone claim, and make sure things didn’t get out of control. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Burbank Police sent several units to the Empire Center on Thanksgiving night when The Target Store opened for Black Friday deals, those same officers then stood by the entrance to Best Buy as hundreds waited to get in.
The first hundred were issued a wristband, and were given access at midnight. Possibly a thousand more customers stretched all around the store to the back parking lots, some waiting days for the special holiday Black Friday deals.
Burbank Police standby for the clock to strike 12 as hundreds wait for Black Friday at Burbank’s Best Buy.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Hundreds of people wait for Best Buy Burbank to open at midnight for Black Friday deals. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
On Tuesday, the Burbank Police Command Staff and the Burbank Police Officers’ Association presented Barbara Howell, Executive Director of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, a check in the amount of $ 2,000.00.
Burbank Police Command Staff are joined by Barbara Howell Exec.Director of Burbank Temporary Aid Center and members of The Burbank Police Officers Association, to exchange a check in the amount of $2000.00 to help those less fortunate this holiday season. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
The Burbank Temporary Aid Center is dedicated to providing those less fortunate and the local homeless population with basic services in addition to case management for additional outside resources.
The Burbank Police Officers’ Association and Burbank Command Staff, through this donation, are working together to bring a higher awareness to the plight of those less fortunate during the holiday season.
Those interested in assisting the Burbank Temporary Aid Center either through donations or volunteering can contact them at:
November 15, 2012, marked the ninth anniversary of Officer Matthew Pavelka’s death while responding to Officer Gregory Campbell’s call for backup. Both officers were wounded and transported to a local hospital, where Officer Pavelka died during surgery. Officer Pavelka had been in the field as a police officer for just ten months.
Members of the Burbank Police Officers’ Association commemorated the day by paying their respects to Officer Pavelka and the four other Burbank Police Officers who have given their lives in line of duty by wearing dress uniforms and laying a wreath next to the Guardian Statue in front of Police / Fire Headquarters.
Burbank Police closed Buena Vista south of Victory Blvd. after a major gas leak was discovered mid block on Tuesday afternoon.
Burbank Fire Battalion Chief Eric Garcia confers with Capt. Jeff Goldstein and So. California Gas Company during a gas leak on Buena Vista near Victory Blvd. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
The Burbank Fire Department was called and assisted while crews from Southern California Gas Company worked to stop the flow of natural gas. Several apartment dwellers were evacuated, to a nearby parking lot, during the closer.
Traffic was detoured from Buena Vista and several surrounding streets during the shut down during rush hour traffic, causing major traffic situations in the surrounding area.
Burbank Firefighters speak with Southern California Gas Company employees on their plan of action, during a major leak on Buena Vista south of Victory Blvd. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Southern Calif. Gas Company emergency crews work to stop a major gas leak on Buena Vista south of Victory Blvd. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
At around 10:45 Monday night, Burbank Police along with Burbank Fire Department responded to a reported single vehicle traffic accident near the Burbank Animal Shelter with the car overturned.
Burbank Paramedics get ready to transport a man to the hospital after being involved in an accident. (Photo By Nick Colbert)
Burbank PD was first on scene and reported that a vehicle was flipped over on the sidewalk with the driver and his small dog out of the vehicle. The driver was reported traveling northbound on Victory at a high rate of speed before he lost control of his car and flipped several times through the air where he then landed on the opposite side of the road upside down in the bushes.
Before coming to rest in the bushes, the car snapped a tree in half which pierced the side window of the car missing the driver by inches. Amazingly, the driver escaped with non life threatening injuries but was transported to the hospital with multiple lacerations to his face and a possible concussion. The dog appeared to be okay but will probably demand to drive next time.
Southbound Victory was closed for over an hour in the area for the clean up and duration of the investigation.
This vehicle rolled and wound up knocking over a tree on Victory Place near the Animal Shelter Monday night. (Photo By Nick Colbert)
The car was righted after the accident showing damage to the passenger side of the vehicle (Photo By Nick Colbert)
Thousands of car enthusiasts from the group Krispy Kreme Tuesdays invade The Empire Center again. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Burbank Police had their hands full after several thousand car enthusiasts, known as “Krispy Kreme Tuesdays,” showed up to a monthly car gathering at The Empire Center. They needed assistance from Glendale Police, Los Angeles Police Department, and even the California Highway Patrol.
Glendale Police stop several motorcyclist that were racing, and in violation of several vehicle code infractions. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Shortly after 7 p.m., the crowd (which advertises their outing through a Facebook page) grew. Burbank Police set up a command post nearby, which included gang enforcement officers. Glendale Police motorcycle officers had to close the streets leading to the center. A police helicopter was used to aid in the effort. Several pockets of people gathered and police units moved in to disperse them.
Cars leaving the center caused traffic on local streets to became totally packed. Police then found the cars leaving had gone up to the Kmart parking lot and Carl’s Jr. on San Fernando Blvd. After police moved them from those parking lots, the groups of cars wound up at the In & Out parking lot on First St., and Ralph’s parking lot on Buena Vista St. and Victory Blvd.
The area finally returned to normal around midnight, after several drivers were cited and one motorcycle was even impounded.
Cars were photographed, videoed, looked at, smiled at, and admired. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)