The Burbank Police Department announced Tuesday, that all the suspects wanted in connection with the stabbing of a woman in February, near George Izay Park, have been arrested.
Burbank Fire Paramedics prepare to transport stabbing victim to Holy Cross Trauma Center from the 200 block of North Griffith Park Drive. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Back on February 9, a resident in the 200 block of N. Griffith Park Dr. called police shortly after 2 a.m. The resident reported that a woman who had been stabbed was at their door seeking help. Police responded to the area and found the woman with numerous stab wounds. She was treated at the scene by Burbank Fire Department paramedics, and transported by rescue ambulance to a local hospital, where she remains in critical condition.
Detectives from the Burbank Police Department were able to identify six suspects, five adults and one juvenile. According to police, all six are gang members. The last of the suspects was arrested this past weekend. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Hardcore Gang Unit filed attempted murder charges against all of the suspects.
During the course of their investigation, Burbank Police, working with the Los Angeles Police Department, were able to connect the same suspects with a shooting that occurred earlier in the LAPD’s Rampart Division.
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Burbank Police were searching the area around the 200 block of North Griffith Park Drive Saturday morning after a woman was reportedly stabbed numerous times in the neck.
Burbank Police Officer Gil Moreno protects crime scene and blood evidence as Paramedics rush stabbing victim to Holy Cross Trauma Center. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Police and paramedics responded after the woman went up to a nearby home just after 2:00 am and asked the homeowner for help, who immediately called police who were on the scene within minutes.
The woman, who has yet to be identified, was quickly taken by paramedics to Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills. Reports from the scene said she told police that she had been stabbed ‘by a friend or a friend’, before she sought help.
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Police say the woman was a resident of Pacoima. Burbank’s Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance. Anyone with information regarding the stabbing may contact Detective Derek Green at (818) 238-3243.
Burbank police officers were called to the 200 block of E. Cedar Ave. on Friday at 3:45 p.m. regarding a report of a dog having been stabbed.
Upon arrival, the officers discovered a adult male Cocker Spaniel named “Prince,” being tended to by his owner for what appeared to be several stab wounds. An initial investigation including interviews with several witnesses, determined that a woman identified as Charissa Marie Bodtcher, 23, of Burbank, had reportedly become angered with the dog’s on-going barking and attempts to nip at her when she visited the apartment complex of a relative.
On Friday, when she came to the location to visit and do her laundry, the dog approached her in the backyard of the location. According to police, Bodtcher left the yard and returned with her brother, Timo Adam Bodtcher, 18, of Burbank. Both the Bodtcher and her brother were reportedly involved in the stabbing of the dog with an eight-inch kitchen knife. Both suspects then fled the scene. Their mother, Maria Theresa Bodtcher, 47, of North Hollywood, aledgedly help them disposed of the knife in North Hollywood. The knife was later recovered by investigating officers.
“Prince” was transported to the Burbank Animal Shelter where he succumbed to his wounds.
Maria and Timo Bodtcher, were each arrested for felony animal cruelty. This mother, Maria Bodtcher, was arrested for being an accessory to animal cruelty. All three were transported to the Glendale Jail, with bail set a $20,000 each. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office is currently reviewing the case. Arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, at 8:30 a.m. in Burbank Superior Court.