Crime Reports for May 2012


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

Updated  5/28/12

Vehicle Overtuned In Collision at Olive, Verdugo & Sparks

Police and fire units responded to an accident May 26, shortly before 3 p.m. at the intersection of Olive and Verdugo Avenues, and Sparks St..   According to police, an Acura TL  driven by Soo M. Kim, 25,was heading east on Olive.  When he attempted to make a left turn onto Sparks St. his vehicle was struck by a Jeep Cherokee heading west on Olive Ave.  The impact caused the Jeep to roll over.
The driver of the Jeep, Kathryn Phipps, 40, was transported to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center with minor injuries.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Robber Grabs Woman’s iPad And Runs Away

On May 26, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a woman was loading items into her vehicle in the parking lot near Lowes at the Empire Center.  She had her iPad under her arm.  A man ran up behind her and forcefully grabbed the iPad out from under her arm.  The suspect then ran westbound out of the area.
Officers searched the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.  He is described as a Black man, 19-20 years old, 6 ft. tall, wearing a dark shirt and dark shorts.


Man Selling Marijuana To Kids Arrested

Recently, two middle school students were found to be in possession of marijuana at school.  Officers were able to obtain information from the students that they had purchased the marijuana from a man near the Northwest Library, located at 3323 W. Victory Blvd.

Members of the Vice/Narcotics Unit initiated an investigation and surveillance in the area of the Northwest Library which is in Foy Park.  Officers were able to identify the man selling marijuana. The investigation also led to a group of young people using marijuana at Izay Park, in the northwest corner of the parking lot near Clark Ave. and Griffith Park Dr.

On May 16, near the Northwest Branch Library, officers observed the suspect providing and selling marijuana to minors and adults.  They arrested Andrew Richardson, 19, of Burbank.  Richardson was booked into the Burbank Jail for possession of marijuana for sale.  His bail was set at $20,000.

 Late Night Eaters Get Robbed

Two people eating fast food at 3:30 a.m. were the victims of a pair of armed robbers.   The crime occurred on May 17.

The victims went to the Burbank Police Station to report the robbery. They told officers that two men approached their car as they sat in the parking lot of the Carl’s Jr. located at 1320 N. San Fernando Blvd.  One suspect with a handgun approached the driver’s door and asked the driver, “Do you want to die?”  The robber then demanded the driver’s wallet and cell phone.  The second suspect was on the other side of the car, and demanded the passenger’s wallet and cell phone.  Fearing for their safety, both victims complied with the robbers’ demands.

The two suspects went to a nearby get-away car and left the area.  The victims were able to give police a good description of the vehicle, which was broadcast to other law enforcement agencies.  A short time later, CHP offices in the Los Angeles area spotted the suspect vehicle with one occupant inside.  They arrested the occupant, Adrian Guerrero, 18, of Los Angeles.  It was later determined that the vehicle had been stolen in a recent carjacking.

Business Burglaries / Thefts

4100 Hood Ave.
May 12, at 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. May 14
Entry:   Construction site
Loss:   Dirt compactor
Residential Burglaries / Thefts

700 block E. Orange Grove Ave.
May 16, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Entry:   Forced lock
Loss:   Big Ripper bicycle, snowboard and gear


Vehicle Thefts / Burglaries

300 block N. Beachwood Dr.
May 11, at 2:35 a.m.
Vehicle:   2004 Volvo XC9
Loss:   No loss, attempt only

Empire Ave. & Maria St.
May 22, between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Vehicle:   2005 Toyota Corolla
Entry:   Smashed driver’s window
Loss:   Phone, purse and contents, cash 

1900 block Richard St.
May 11, at 8:45 p.m. to 7:44 a.m. May 12
Vehicle:   1999 Toyota Corolla
Entry:   Pried passenger window
Loss:   No loss at this time

1903 Empire Ave.
May 14, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Vehicle:   2002 Jeep Cherokee
Entry:   Smashed passenger window
Loss:   Purse and contents

1900 block Hollywood Way
May 15, between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Vehicle:   1999 Mazda
Entry:   Slashed convertible top
Loss:   Jewelry, wallet and contents, stereo, speakers, 25 CD’s, and taser

Olive Ave. & First St.
May 15, at 10:30 p.m. to 12:09 a.m. May 16
Entry:   Smashed passenger window
Loss:   Backpack and contents

133 E. Orange Grove Ave.
May 15, between 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Vehicle:   2003 Mercedes Benz S430
Loss:   Bumper

2600 W. Victory Blvd.
May 17, between 9 a.m. and 9:22 a.m.
Vehicle:  2012 Nissan Altima
Entry:   Unlocked Vehicle
Loss:   Laptop computer, headphones, three luggage bags

300 block N. Seventh St.
May 16, at 11:45 p.m. to 6:15 a.m. May 17
Vehicle:   2000 Toyota 4Runner
Loss:   Rear spare tire
Catalytic Converter Thefts 

900 block Tufts Ave.
May 10, between 1 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Vehicle:   1997 Mitsubishi Montero

700 block Hollywood Way
May 8, at 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. May 9
Vehicle:   2001 Toyota Tacoma

1900 block Hollywood Way
May 13, at 10:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 14
Vehicle:   1996 Nissan pickup

1600 block N. Maple St.
May 14, at 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. May 15
Vehicle:   1995 Toyota pickup

1900 block N. Niagara St.
May 15, at 10:30 p.m. to 6:45 a.m. May 16
Vehicle:   2001 Mitsubishi LS

4000 block Allan Ave.
May14, between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Vehicle:   1997 Toyota Land Cruiser
Stolen Vehicles 

600 block E. Palm Ave.
May 13, at 11 p.m. to 7:40 a.m. May 14
Vehicle:  2005 Chevrolet E2500 van

Tailgate Thefts
None reported at this time

Bicycle / Scooter Thefts 

2700 block W. Victory Blvd.
May 12, at 7 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. May 13
Loss:   Beach cruiser bicycle

25 E. Alameda Ave.
May 13, between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Loss:   Diamondback bicycle

Cypress Ave. & First St.
May 14, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Loss:   Mongoose bicycle

321 E. Magnolia Blvd. (YMCA)
May 13, at 12 noon to 5:45 p.m. May 15
Loss:   Bicycle

Unicyclist Robbed On Street

A young man riding an unicycle was confronted by two robbers on May 7, as he was riding to a friend’s house.  The incident occurred at Olive Ave. and Orchard Dr., at 9:40 p.m.

The robbers order the victim to give them his stuff.  One of them then grabbed a musical instrument that the victim was carrying, before both suspects ran to a nearby vehicle.

The suspects are described as male Hispanics 18-20 years old.  One was 5’7” to 5’9” tall, with a thin build.  He wa wearing a black hooded  sweatshirt and black pants. The second suspect was described as being 5’5” – 5’7” tall, stocky build, wearing a black knit cap, a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and had a medium size black “gauge” style earring.   Their vehicle was described only a a dark colored, possibly green or black, SUV.


Armed Robber Forces Victim Into Closet

A Burbank woman was working inside her home in the 1100 block of N. Maple St. on May 4, at 11:45 a.m., when a man with a handgun approached her.  The suspect forced the woman into a closet in the home. The woman was able to escape out of the closet and run to a neighbor’s residence nearby, where police were called.

Officers arrived at the scene and searched the area, but were unable to find the suspect, who is described as a Hispanic or Armenia, 25-29 years old, 6 feet tall, 180 lbs., with a shaved head, brown eyes, and wearing a baggy dark gray long-sleeved shirt and gray pants.

It appears that nothing was taken from the woman’s home.


Passerby Scares Off Carjackers

A pedestrian walking by in the 200 block of S. Flowers St. apparently scared off a pair of carjackers.  The attempted carjacking occurred on May 2, at 10:15 a.m.
A woman was parking her car when two men approached.  One put his hands on the hood of her car, while the other suspect opened the driver’s door.  He grabbed the woman’s arm and attempted to pull her from her car.  The suspects were apparently scared off when the passerby appeared, and fled from the scene.

The suspects are described as two men 20-30 years old.  One was wearing a navy blue bulky jacket.


Business Burglaries / Thefts

201 E. Magnolia Blvd. (Victoria’s Secret)
May 8, between 3:30 and 4 p.m.
Entry:   Open business
Loss:   30 pairs of yoga pants

801 S. Main St.
May 2, at 11:50 a.m.
Entry:   Open business
Loss:   Camera lens, two batteries
Suspect description:  Male, middle eastern, 25-30 yrs., 6’2”, 180 lbs. wearing a white t-shit and black shorts.

Residential Burglaries/ Thefts  

2000 block N. Frederic St.
May 1, between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   Jewelry, iPad

500 block E. San Jose Ave.
May 2, at 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. May 3
Entry:   From front porch
Loss:   Hookah water pipe

1800 block Scott Rd.
May 3, between 6:40 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   Baseball cards, and two laptop computers

500 block N. Lomita St.
May 4, between 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Entry:   Pried latch
Loss:   Cell phone, four computers, router, and microwave oven

1200 block W. Burbank Blvd.
May 3, at 5 p.m. to 7:15 a.m. May 4
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   Unknown at this time

600 block E. Magnolia Blvd.
May 5, between 11 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   Motorized mini-bike, three medieval helmets, and neon sign

1600 block Scott Rd.
April 20, at 8 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. May 6
Entry:   Cut screen to open window
Loss:   Jewelry, two pairs of sunglasses, TV set, computer, and DVD player

900 block S. Bel Aire Dr.
May 7, between 10:50 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Entry:   Forced open front door
Loss:   Sterling silver and jewelry

200 block W. Elm Ave.
May 7, between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Entry:   Forced open coin boxes on machines
Loss:   Cash

600 block N. Fairview St.
May 7, between 12:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   Computer, jewelry

600 block S. Kenneth Rd.
May 7, between 8:25 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.
Entry:   Smashed window
Loss:   Jewelry, TV set

1500 block W. Victory Blvd.
May 9, between 7:40 a.m. and 2:20 p.m.
Entry:   Pried and kicked front door
Loss:   No loss at this time

1500 block W. Victory Blvd.
May 9, between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
Entry:   Pried and kicked front door
Loss:   Two computers, hard drive

Vehicle Thefts / Burglaries

1500 block Grismer Ave.
May 2, at 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. May 3
Vehicle:   2006 Chevrolet Express
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   Cabling machine, snake machine, jackhammer, saw

2900 block N. Kenneth Rd.
May 5, at 4:30 p.m. to 8:15 a.m. May 6
Vehicle:   2003 Chevrolet Van
Entry:   Smashed driver’s window
Loss:   Back-up camera, TV screen

3000 block Scott Rd.
May 6, between 1:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.
Vehicle:   2005 Cadillac Escalade
Entry:   Smashed driver’s window
Loss:   No loss at this time.

2300 block N. Hollywood Way
May 6, between 12 noon and 4 p.m.
Vehicle:   1992 Honda Accord

133 E. Orange Grove Ave.
May 3, at 9:45 p.m. to 3:10 a.m. May 4
Vehicle:   2009 Honda Civic
Loss:   Vehicle emblems

2970 N. Ontario St.
May 9, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Vehicle:   2009 Freightliner
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   Two batteries
Stolen Vehicles

Third St. & Verdugo Ave. (attempt only)
May 3, between 12:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m
Vehicle:   2006 Chevrolet Silverado

2400 block N. Myers St.
May 7, at 11 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. May 8
Vehicle:   2004 Mercedes CLK 320

Catalytic Converter Thefts

3301 N. San Fernando Blvd.
May 4, at 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. May 7
Vehicles:   2001 and two 2002 Toyota Tacoma pick-up trucks

Tailgate Thefts

None reported at this time

Bicycle / Scooter Thefts 

4300 block Allan Ave.
May 1, at 6 p.m. to 9:05 a.m. May 2
Loss:   Haro bicycle

100 block N. Avon St.
May 2, between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Loss:   Kent bicyce

300 block W. Alameda Ave.
May 3, between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Loss:   Beach cruiser bicycle

300 block S. Glenoaks Blvd.
May 4, at 6 p.m. to 12 noon May 6
Loss:   Beach cruiser bicycle



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