Burbank Police Use Taser To Subdue Man On Freeway On Ramp


Burbank police used a Taser to subdue a vandalism suspect after the man walked onto the 134 Freeway on-ramp around 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 11.

BPD New Police Car -2Officers were dispatched to the area of Buena Vista St. and Riverside Drive regarding a male suspect in the street kicking cars. When officers attempted to contact the suspect, Dillon Toscano, age 38 and an El Cajon resident, he walked onto the 134 Freeway on-ramp, according to Lt. Eduardo Ruiz of the Burbank Police Department,

“Toscano refused to walk down the on-ramp and started walking toward the freeway lanes,” said Ruiz. “Toscano failed to comply with the officers commands and… ran up the on-ramp.”

“A Taser was deployed on Toscano due to his highly agitated and reckless behavior,” added Ruiz.

Toscano was arrested and taken to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center for post-Taser evaluation and medical booking clearance.

While at the hospital, Toscano “attempted to escape prior to treatment,” continued Ruiz. “He was tased again and restrained on a gurney for medical evaluation.”

Toscano was eventually cleared for booking and booked at the BPD Jail for 594(A)(2) PC and 836.6(b) PC, and 148(a) PC, violations for attempting to escape custody, vandalism and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $25,000.

Troncoso allegedly caused damaged to three vehicles, including $1000 in estimated damage to one of the vehicles.