Crime Reports for December 2011


The latest updates on crimes as reported by the Burbank Police Department

(Warning: Some of the items listed below can be graphic in nature)

 Updated 1/6/12

Two Arson Fires Over Holiday Weekend

There were three suspected arson fires over the New Year’s weekend.  On December 31, just before 1 a.m., there was a fire in a automobile repair shop at 2814 N. San Fernando Blvd.    At 2:15 a.m., a Chevrolet Corvette was burned  while parked in a driveway in the 2100 block of N. Rose St.

Residential Burglaries

2000 block N. Buena Vista St.
December 30, at 5:49 p.m.
Entry:   Smashed bedroom window
Loss:   Jewelry, computer, purses.

100 block N. Maple St.
December 30, at 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. December 31
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   Athletic equipment, cleaning supplies.

Vehicle Thefts/Burglaries

250 N. First St. (AMC parking structure)
December 30, at 9:45 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. December 31
Vehicle:   2007 Honda Fit
Loss:   Laptop computer, cash.

400 block S. Mariposa St.
December 19, at 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. December 31.
Vehicle:   1989 Toyota truck
Entry:   Unlocked vehicle
Loss:   Paperwork

1700 block N. Lima St.
December 30, at 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. December 31
Vehicle:   1997 Toyota Rav4
Loss:   ID badge.

Bicycle / Scooter Thefts

2400 block N. Lincoln St.
December 30, at 7 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. December 31
Loss:   Nishiki bicycle.

Stolen Vehicles

1500 block N. Naomi St.
December 29, at 11 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. December 30
Vehicle:   1996 Honda Civic.

Burton Ave. & Naomi St.
December 30 at 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. December 31
Vehicle:   1993 Toyota Celica.

100 block E. Olive Ave.
December 30, at 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. December 31
Vehicle:   2001 Honda Accord.
Weapon Found in Backpack at Airport

On December 19, around 9 a.m., TSA screeners at Bob Hope Airport found a weapon in carry-on luggage.  The screeners found a metal throwing star in a backpack.  Jonathan Robert Hayes, 24, of Fillmore, identified himself as the owner of the backpack.  He was placed under arrest by Airport Police Officers, and booked into the Glendale Jail on misdemeanor weapons charges.  His bail was set at $20,000.

Rental Burglary Ring Routed, Loot Left Behind

On December 16, at 3 a.m., a driver for United Rentals, located at 203 W. Olive Ave., pulled up to the front gate and noticed that the lock had been cut.  He walked around the block to the rear gate of the business on Orange Grove Ave. and observed a white van parked there.  It was similar to the vehicle used in several burglaries at equipment rental businesses in the Los Angeles area.  When officers arrived, they searched the business using a police dog for about 2 ½ hours.  No suspects were found,l but the white van was loaded with equipment taken from United Rentals, including large generators, compactors, and other construction equipment.  The van was impounded as evidence, and the Los Angeles Police Department was notified, as the two department cooperate in finding the suspects.

Moped Rider Injured In Hit & Run Accident

On December 15, at 9:06 p.m., a man riding a moped northbound on Sparks St. just north of Olive Ave., collided with a Ford Explorer.  According to a witness who was turning into the Lenscrafters/Fresh & Easy parking lot, the Explorer was turning left onto Sparks when the moped struck it.  The moped rider was thrown over the Explorer.  The driver of the Explorer continued to drive up Sparks.  The witness stopped to aid the victim, and called 911.  Officers located the Explorer just up the street  on Sparks, and the driver walked down a driveway and identified himself as the driver.  They found methamphetamines in his pocket.   The moped driver, Anthony Simile, 22, was transported by Burbank Fire Department paramedics to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center with a broken leg.
Suspect:  Danny Garcia, 41, of Burbank, was arrested for felony hit & run, driving under the influence, and possession of drugs.

Catalytic Converter Thieves Thwarted By Resident

On December 13, at 5:30 p.m. a resident in the building entered the parking garage area and noticed two men underneath attempting to remove parts from a car belonging to another resident.  The resident then called police.  When officers arrived the men were still underneath the car attempting to remove the catalytic converter.  They were in possession of burglary tools, and were driving a vehicle without license plates.  They were placed under arrest for attempted grand theft, possession of burglary tools, and warrants for parole violation.  Their vehicle was impounded.
Suspects:   Jonathan Baloney, 24, and Darontay McClendon, 29, both of Los Angeles.

Police Capture Burglar Who Entered Home While Family Was Asleep

On December 13, at 4:15 a.m., the residents of an apartment in the 1600 block on N. Hollywood Way, awoke to find a burglar in their residence.  The suspect had entered the apartment through a bathroom window. They recognized him as one of their neighbors. The suspect fled out the back door of the apartment.  Officers located him a short distance away.  He was identified as the man who had entered the apartment, and placed  under arrest for burglary.
Suspect:   Christopher Carrillo, 20, of Burbank. 

Business Burglaries

3715 W. Pacific Ave.  (Larry Maxam Memorial Park)
December 11, at 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. December 12
Entry:   Smashed glass door
Loss:   CD player and fire extinguisher

156 E. Tujunga Ave.
December 12, at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. December 13
Entry:  Used vehicle to smash into roll-up door
Loss:   Unknown at this time

Third Row Seat Thefts

501 S. Buena Vista St. (Providence St. Joseph Medical Center)
December 9, between 10:35 a.m. and 7:35 p.m.
Vehicle:   2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
Entry:   Punched door lock
Loss:   Third row seats

1100 block N. Lamer St.
December 11, at 7 p.m. to 9:45 a.m. December 12
Vehicle:   2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   Third row seats

Residential Burglaries

500 block E. Valencia
December 9, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Entry:   Open rear window
Loss:   Jewelry

1300 block N. Whitnall Hwy.
December 10, between 7:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Entry:   Unlocked kitchen door
Loss:   Jewelry, computer, and television set

2000 block N. Sixth St.
December 9, at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. December 10
Entry:   Rear door window smashed
Loss:   Furniture

1000 block N. Griffith Park Dr.
December 12, between 3:20 and 3:30 p.m.
Entry:   Rear window
Loss:   No loss at this time

Vehicle Thefts/Burglaries

201 S. Buena Vista St.
December 9, between 1:47 and 2:58 p.m.
Vehicle:   2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
Entry:   Punched door lock
Loss:   DVD/navigation system

4400 block Sarah St.
December 10, at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. December 11
Vehicle:   2008 Harley-Davidson
Loss:   Saddle bags, stereo

133 E. Orange Grove (parking structure)
December 10, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Vehicle:   2007 Nissan Altima
Entry:  Possible unlocked door
Loss:   GPS, coat, appliance

1051 W. Burbank Blvd.  (Costco)
December 12, between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Vehicle:   2008 Ford Econoline van
Entry:  Tampered sliding door lock
Loss:   Tools

1700 block Landis St.
December 12, at 9 p.m. to 9:55 a.m. December 13
Vehicle:   2005 Mercedes Benz ML3
Entry:   Smashed rear window
Loss:   Bag and contents

Stolen Vehicles

1000 block N. Lamer St.
December 8, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Vehicle:   2005 Nissan Frontier

133 E. Orange Grove (parking structure)
December 10, between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Vehicle:   1992 Honda Prelude

Bicycle / Scooter Thefts

300 N. Buena Vista St. (Library)
December 9, at 10:53 a.m.
Loss:   Bianchi bicycle

400 block N. Pass Ave.
December 12, between 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Loss:   Haro MTB and Haro FL2

Business Burglaries

3800 W. Alameda Ave.  (Disney building)
November 16, at 4:30 p.m. to 12:01 a.m. November  17 (reported on 12/6/11)
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   Apple computer mini tower.

2701 N. Ontario St.
November 5, at 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. December 5
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   Copper wire.

350 N. San Fernando Blvd. (AT&T)
December 8, at 10:05 p.m.
Entry:   Open business
Loss:  Two iPhones.

Residential Burglaries

None reported at this time

Tailgate thefts

None reported at this time

Vehicle Thefts/Burglaries

2703 N. Ontario St.
November 23, at 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. November 30
Vehicle:   1997 Ford F250
Loss:   Batteries and gasoline.

1900 block Jackson St.
December 6, at 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. December 7
Vehicle:   2004 GMC truck
Entry:   Cab area and punched locks on rear storage cabinets
Loss:   Tools.

148 E. Orange Grove Ave. (Elephant Bar parking structure)
December 7, between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Vehicle:   2007 Mercedes C230
Entry:   Pried passenger door
Loss:   Coach purse and contents.

2400 block N. Sixth St.
December 6, at 6 p.m. to 10:45 a.m. December 7
Vehicle:   1989 Ford F350
Loss:   Tools.

600 block N. Bel Aire Dr.
December 7, at 9:30 p.m. to 5:40 a.m. December 8
Vehicle:   2009 Mini Cooper
Entry:   Smashed driver’s side window
Loss:   iPod.

2600 block W. Burbank Blvd.
December 8, between 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.
Vehicle:   1998 Ford Econoline Van
Entry:   Punched door lock
Loss:   Tools.

1515 N. Glenoaks Bvld. (McCambridge Park)
December 8, between 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Vehicle:   2004 Mazda RX8
Loss:   Cell phone, wallet and contents.

Catalytic Converter Thefts

None reported at this time

Stolen Vehicles

300 block N. Catalina St.
December 6, at 11 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. December 7
Vehicle:   1995 Acura Integra

Bicycle / Scooter Thefts

2000 block Peyton Ave.
December 4, at 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. December 5
Loss:   Two beach cruiser bicycles.

600 block E. Orange Grove Ave.
December 5, at 6:20 p.m.
Loss:   Two Townie Electra bicycles

Drunk Driver Crashes, Flees On Foot, Captured

On December 6, around 1:30 a.m. an officer on patrol observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed run through a red light.  When the officers activated the red lights and siren, the driver refused to pull over, instead turning into an alley and accelerating.   The suspect then crashed into another vehicle in the alley.  The driver then accelerated in an attempt to get away, and ended up crashing into a fence.  At that point he got out of his vehicle and fled the area on foot.  Responding officer searched the area and took the suspect into custody 1:40 a.m., at Alameda Ave. and Maple St. He was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and misdemeanor hit and run.  A a records check revealed that he had outstanding arrest warrants for DUI, burglary, spousal abuse, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Suspect:  Sukiasyan Harutyan, 25, of Glendale.

Theft Suspect Caught at Target

On December 1, at 2:20 p.m. loss prevention officers at the Target store at 1800 Empire Ave., in the Empire Center, recognized a man in the store as a subject who had committed numerous thefts at that store and other Targets stores in surrounding communities. They observed him concealing merchandise on his person. As the man attempted to exit the store without paying, they attempted to detain him. He resisted and attempted to flee. He was finally restrained until police officers arrived and took him into custody.
Suspect: Andrez Muniz, 29, of Granada Hills, arrested for robbery.

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