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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.

Woman Allegedly Hits Car Driven By Fleeing John

A female suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after she allegedly struck a car driven by a fleeing john with her own vehicle on Friday, May 16, on the 2300 block of N. Buena Vista Street.

BPD New Police Car -2The impact caused the vehicle driven by the john, a silver Jeep, to crash into a beige Chrysler parked on Buena Vista, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

A neighbor near the accident scene called police at 11:30 p.m. The witness heard two vehicles and saw one was a Jeep as they left the scene at a high rate of speed.

While police were investigating the accident, BPD received a call from a man who told police he had been forced to hit the parked Chrysler on Buena Vista Street. The man had stopped his Jeep at San Fernando and Avon Street.

The male driver told police he had been at the Extended Stay hotel near Empire Avenue and Buena Vista Street with an alleged prostitute he met online, added Ryburn. The male refused to pay the female for services and fled the hotel in his Jeep.

His vehicle was followed by an Audi, which rammed his Jeep from behind while driving north on Buena Vista Street. Then the Audio pulled alongside and struck the right rear of the Jeep with the left side of the car, causing the Jeep’s driver to lose control and strike the parked Chrysler, explained Ryburn.

The driver of the Jeep told police he followed the Audi onto the 5 Freeway north but then decided to pull over and call police.

When the police went to the Extended Stay to follow the investigation, a female driving an Audi arrived on scene.

The female allegedly told police she was driving the vehicle and struck the Jeep. The male victim identified the female suspect.

Based on the suspect’s statements and the evidence, police determined the Audi struck the Jeep causing it to hit the parked Chrysler.

Since the Audi was used to intentionally cause an accident, police arrested 26-year-old Stephanie Tresca-Archie from Sacramento for assault with a deadly weapon and for multiple warrants for soliciting prostitution.

Tresca-Archie’s bail is $90,000 and she was booked at the Burbank Jail.

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.