Crime Reports For June 2012


Note:   All suspects are pesumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Updated:  6/30/12

Robber Pulls Knife, Victim Runs Away

A man walking southbound on San Fernando Blvd. at Verdugo Ave., was confronted by a robber who pulled out a knife and demanded his valuables on June 27, at 10:45 p.m.  Instead, the victim ran away from the would be robber. When he got to the CVS Drug Store at Alameda Ave. and San Fernando Blvd., he called police.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his early 20’s, 5’4” tall, with a heavy build and a shaved head.  He was wearing blue pants and a blue flannel shirt.  After attempting to rob the victim, the suspect headed northbound on San Fernando Blvd., where he joined up with two other men.

Knife=wielding Robber Twarted By Locked Doors

The lobby of the Citi Bank branch at Magnolia Blvd. and Glenoaks Blvd. became a safe haven for two cleaning crew members, after three men tried to rob them June 27.  The two victims were walking in the 300 block of E. Magnolia Blvd. around 11 p.m. when they encountered three men walking near them.  The three suspects began yelling profanities and obscenities at them.   As the suspects came closer, the two cleaning crew members were able to get back inside the City Bank and lock the door.  One of the suspects brandished a knife and began hitting and kicking the glass doors of the bank.  The victims then called police.  Although police quickly arrived, the suspects could not be located.  The suspects are described as male Hispanics.

Suspect 1 is described as 5’9” tall, with a shaved head, and average build.   He was wearing a black short sleeved shirt and black pants.  Suspect 2 is 5’7” tall, average build, wearing black pants and a black long-sleeved shirt.  Suspect 3 is described as 5’9” tall, heavy build, shaved head, wearing a gray short-sleeved shirt and black pants.

Argument With Cab Driver Ends In A Ride To Jail

Four men flagged down a taxi cab on San Fernando Blvd. and Angeleno Ave. at 3:15 a.m. on June 28. They wanted the driver to take them to the City of Commerce.  Because of the long distance involved, the driver had asked the men for a deposit in advance of the ride, but they refused.  One man asked the driver for a cigarette, then all of them began yelling at him and pushing him.  One of the men attempted to take the driver’s wallet, but he was able to push him away.  All four then fled on foot.

Police officers responded to the scene and began searching for the four suspects.  Two of them were detained in the 200 block of W. Olive Ave.  The cab driver was able to identify them. The other two were not located.  Taken into custody were a 16 year-old juvenile, and Anthony Ybarra, 21, of Burbank, who was booked into the Burbank Jail for robbery.

Car Thief’s Reckless Driving Alerts Police

An officer on routine patrol Tuesday morning at 12:25 a.m. observed a gray colored Toyota heading south on San Fernando Blvd. near Frederic St., cross over into the northbound lanes of traffic.   The driver of the Toyota proceeded to turn left onto Buena Vista St.going 50 mph.  When he approached the on-ramp to the Northbound Golden State Freeway, the driver sped onto the freeway with the police unit following.

When the driver exited the freeway at Glenoaks Blvd., the officer attempted to pull the vehicle over.  The driver stopped on a residential street, but refused to come out of the vehicle when officers ordered him out.   Eventually the driver came out and was taken into custody.

Turns out the Toyota was stolen, but had license plates on it from another vehicle that wasn’t stolen.  A search of the vehicle turned up methamphetamine.   The driver, Daniel Sandoval, 22, of Arleta, was placed under arrest for auto theft and drug possession. He was booked into the Burbank Jail.  His bail was set at $25,000.  He is due to appear in court on June 28.

Three Teen Girls Robbed – Three Teen Men Arrested

Three Burbank teenaged girls were the victims of a robbery Sunday evening after three young men they met came home with them and took their cell phones and computer.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening.  The girls, a 16 year old from Los Angeles, a 17  year-old from Studio City, and a 17 year-old from Burbank, met the three 18 year-old men earlier Sunday on the bus coming home from Hollywood, according to police.  The three girls and the three men came back to a home in the 1100 block of N. Ontario St.. where the reported robbery occurred.   The men took two iPhones, an iPad, and a Blackberry away from the girls before they fled on foot.

Police units responded to the area and began searching for the suspects on nearby residential streets. One officer located the three at the corner of Hollywood Way and Clark Ave. at 9:25 p.m. Two of them surrendered, but one suspect, Frank Troy Dunlap, 18, of Las Vegas, Nevada, ran through a nearby alley.  Other officers cordoned off the area between Cordova St. and Hollywood Way, Clark Ave. and Magnolia Blvd.

As officer searched on foot, a police helicopter was overhead assisting them. The canine unit arrived on scene, but the dog was not deployed.  The suspect was eventually caught inside a fenced area of a body shop in the 800 block of Hollywood Way.   Dunlap was driven to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center for a pre-existing medical condition before being booked into the Burbank Jail for robbery.

The other two suspects, Marquille Barber, 18, and Shaquille Deanthony Barber, 18, both of Gardena, were also  arrested for robbery and booked into the Burbank Jail.  A search of Dunlap’s backpack turned up a handgun that was later determined to be a CO2 BB pistol.   Bail for each of the suspects was set at $50,000.

The three victims were reportedly uninjured in the robbery.


Coyote Kills Pet Dog

A pet dog was killed in an attack by a coyote Saturday evening. The attack occurred in the 900 block of Amherst Dr. The location is just a few block from open space on the east side of Bel Aire Dr.  Coyotes are frequently sighted in the area.

Details on the attack of the Yorkshire Terrier were not available according to police.  The owner brought the dead dog to the Burbank Animal Shelter Saturday night.  A police officer responded to the shelter to assist the owner.

Coyotes live in the Verudgo Mountains and surrounding areas.  Residents in the hill area of the city are warned to be especially cautious about letting pets outside.  Although homes in the area above Kenneth Rd. are affected by their proximity to the hills, coyotes have been spotted roaming throughout all parts of Burbank.

It’s Not Nice To Try To Fool The Police

An elderly Burbank woman ended up in jail, and so did her son, after she gave false information to police after an accident Sunday evening, June 10.

The incident began when a Buick driven southbound on Sixth St. by the son, Jeffrey George Miljanich, 44, of Burbank, hit the open door of a Chevrolet Tahoe parked on Sixth near Harvard Rd.   Miljanich pulled over after the accident, but according to police, refused to exchange information with the owner of the other car, and instead began yelling at them for leaving the car door open.  Police were called because of the refusal to exchange information.

When officers arrived on the scene, they suspected that Miljanich was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  His mother, Catherine F. Miljanich, 75, then told officers that she was the one driving the Buick.  Witnesses, however, confirmed that the son was driving when the accident occurred.  Jeffrey Miljanich was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into the Burbank Jail.  His bail was set at $15,000.  His mother was arrested for giving false information to a police officer, and booked into the same jail.  Her bail was set at $5,000.  It doesn’t pay to try to fool the police.

Pervert With Camera Arrested For Annoying Girl

On Saturday, June 9, shortly after 2 p.m., shoppers at the Marshall’s store in the Empire Center alerted a mother and her daughter that a man had stuck a cell phone camera under the teens dress.  The 16 year-old girl was unaware of the man’s actions. Her mother immediately called police.  Store security kept the suspect under surveillance as he checked out of the store and began walking across the parking lot.

Police officers arrived at the Empire Center and contacted the suspect, Dylan Ryan Henry, 33, of Tehachapi.  An investigation determined that he had been taking still photos and video with his cell phone camera while it was under the girl’s dress.  He was arrested for child annoying and booked into the Burbank Jail.  His bail was set at $25,000.

Shoplifters Struggle With Store Security And Escape

On June 4, shortly after 6 p.m. two women were contacted by a loss prevention officer outside the Michael’s store at 1551 Victory Pl., in the Empire Center.  The female officer was asking the two women about the theft of several items from the store.  One of the women then pushed the officer away in an attempt to flee.  At the same time, the other woman pulled the officer away from the first suspect. The officer was not injured.  Both women then ran away from the officer.  They were seen getting into a car and leaving the shopping center.

The first suspects is described as White, in her mid 20’s, 5-7, 130 lbs., long blonde hair, wearing a multi-colored top and jeans.  The second suspect is described as Hispanic, in her late 20’s, 5-9. 140 lbs., long brown hair, wearing a black and white shirt, and black pants.  They were last seen driving away in a blue Scion TC with tinted windows, and black paper dealer plates.

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