July 2011


Bike Patrol Officers Spot Man With Shotgun In Vehicle

July 30, at 10:36 p.m.,  officer on Bicycle Patrol observed a suspicious man in a vehicle parked in the Island’s parking structure, located at 133 E. Orange Grove Ave. When the officers contacted the man, they noticed a shotgun on the back seat of his car.  It was determined that the shotgun was loaded.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed additional ammunition, a digital scale, marijuana, and hash oil.  The man was placed under arrest for drug and weapons violations.
Suspect:   Mark Anthony Tadros, 20, resides in Riverside.


Residential Burglaries

800 block E. Verudgo Ave.
July 27 at midnight to midnight on July 29.
Entry:   Rear sliding door
Loss:   17 cabinet doors

Catalytic Converter Thefts


None reported at this time


Tailgate thefts


None reported at this time

Vehicle Thefts/Burglaries


240 E. Orange Grove Ave. (City parking structure)
July 28, between 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Vehicle:  1994 Honda Accord
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:  Laptop computer valued at $700.

2800 N. Keystone St.
July 31, at 12 noon to 8 a.m. August 1.
Vehicle:  2002 Toyota Corolla
Entry:  Smashed driver side window
Loss:  iPhone charger valued at $60

1741 N. Victory Pl.  (Empire Center)
July 29, between 12:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Vehicle:  2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Entry: Punched driver door
Loss:   Third row seats

Stolen Vehicles

900 block E. Bethany Rd.
July 31, at 1 a.m.
Vehicle:   2000 Cadillac Escalade


Bicycle / Scooter Thefts



700 block S. Griffith Park Dr.
July 23, between 12:01 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Loss: Pinare Sur Pista bicycle valued at $2,200


1000 block E. Olive Ave.
July 29, at 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. August 1.
Loss: Kona bicycle ($1500.00)


Customer With Knife Assaults Burbank Kawasaki Employee     


    On July 26, at 2:25 p.m., a man entered Burbank Kawasaki, located at 1329 N. Hollywood Way, with the purpose of buying a motor scooter.  When the man was denied credit, he became enraged and threatening toward store employees.  The store manager came out to speak to the man, but was not able to calm him down.  According to employees, the man appeared to have been drinking.  The man continued his rant and threatened the manager with physical harm.  The man then pulled out a knife and began swinging it at the manager.  The manager backed up to prevent being stabbed.    The manager grabbed a nearby fire extinguisher and hit the man in the arm knocking the knife away.  The man then walked out of the dealership.  The police were called, and arrived in the area shortly thereafter.  Officers detained a suspect matching the man description, in the area.  A witnesses positively identified the man as being involved.  The suspect was transported to the police jail where he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon.
Suspect:   Kenneth Gardner, 49, resides in Sherman Oaks.


Attempted Robbery at Island’s Restaurant 


On July 27, at 6:30 a.m., two employees had just arrived for work at the Islands Restaurant, located at 101 E. Orange Grove Ave.  Approximately two minutes later the rear door bell rang.  A female employee opened the door and was immediately confronted by a man wearing a ski mask.  The suspect grabbed the woman by the shirt collar.  She screamed, which caused the suspect to let go.  The woman then closed the door and the police were called.   Officers checked the area but did not find any suspects.
Suspect:   Male, 5’5″, thin build, wearing a dark colored long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, gray knit gloves, and a dark colored ski mask.

Be On The Lookout
Auto Burglary Suspects & Vehicle


On July 26, at 10:30 p.m., a witness heard a loud crashing sound coming from the rear alley of the 300 block of N. Seventh St.  He looked out his window and saw two subjects standing by the victim’s vehicle.  The men then quickly walked away.  One of the subjects was holding something under his arm.  They got into a car and drove away.  The owner of the car reported that an overnight bag, tool box, and tools were missing from his car.
Suspects:  White males in their 20’s, 5’8″ to 5’10”, one had short hair, was clean shaven, and was wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans and a black baseball cap.  The other suspect was also wearing a baseball cap.
Vehicle:   Green-colored sedan with a partial license plate 4BK


Third Row Seat Auto Burglaries


1051 W. Burbank Blvd (Costco lot)
July 26, between 8:45 and 9:15 p.m.
Method:   Driver’s door lock was punched
Loss:       Third row seats


3100 block N. Naomi St.
July 27, at 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 28
Vehicle:   2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
Method:   Driver’s door lock was punched
Loss:       Third row seats


Auto Burglaries Downtown Parking Structures. 


321 S. First St.
July 26, 10:45 a.m. to 12 noon.
Vehicle:  2002 Chevrolet pickup truck
Method:  Driver’s door lock was punched
Loss:  iPod, GPS, tools, speakers


501 N. Third St. (Burbank Town Center parking structure)
July 26, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Vehicle:  2008 GMC Yukon
Method:  No signs of forced entry
Loss:  Third row seats


148 E. Orange Grove Ave. (Elephan Bar parking structure)
July 27, 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Vehicle:  2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup
Method:  Pried open rear bed tool box
Loss:  Misc power tools


Catalytic Converter Thefts

No reporteds thefts


Truck Tailgate thefts


Third St. & Grinnell Dr.
July 24, at 3 p.m. to 6:40 a.m. Ju ly 25
Vehicle: 2007 Ford F150 pick up
Residential Burglaries 


400 block N. Catalina St.
July 10, at 10 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.  July 23
Entry:  Bedroom window pried open
Loss:  No loss


1300 block N. Reese Pl.
July 23, at 11 a.m. to 12:01 a.m. July 28
Entry:  Bedroom window pried open on motor home
Loss:  Xbox video games


Street Robbery on Magnolia Blvd.

July 19, at 2:10 a.m., a 26 year-old man was riding his bicycle when two men blocked his path at Reese Pl. and Magnolia Blvd.  The men, who were armed with a handgun and a knife, forced the victim to get off his bike. The demanded the victim’s Micargie bicycle and other property, and threatened to shoot him.  After they took his bicycle, iPod and $20 in cash, the robbers ran around the corner to where their getaway vehicle was parked, and drove off.   The victim called police, but arriving officers were unable to locate the suspects.
Suspects:   Male Hispanics in their early 20’s, 5’10”, medium build. One had a goatee and mustache, and was wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, dark shirt and shorts, with long white socks.  The other suspect had a mustache, and was wearing a white sleeveless shirt.
Vehicle:   Early 1990’s dark-colored Honda Accord, possibly with 2 doors.


Third Row Seat Auto Burglaries

100 block S. Parish Pl.
July 19, between 12:10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Vehicle:  2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
Method:  Punched driver’s door lock
Loss: Third row seats, DVD player


1900 block N. Pass Ave.
July 20, at 10:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. July 21
Vehicle:  2004 GMC Yukon
Method:  Punched driver’s door lock
Loss: Third row seats, driver’s side mirror


651 N. San Fernando Blvd. (IKEA parking structure)
July 20, between 8:10 and 8:35 p.m.
Vehicle:  2007 Cadillac Escalade
Method:  No sign of forced entry
Loss:  Third row seats



Residential Burglary

2100 block N. Pass Ave.
July 20, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.Date:
Entry:  Unlocked side door
Loss:  42” flat screen TV


Father Threatens to Kill Son and Ex-Wife


    On July 12, at 9:30 p.m. a father who lives in Woodland Hills, drove to the home of his ex-wife and son in the 1300 block of N. Brighton St.  After arriving he got into an argument with his son, in which he threatened to shot the son and his ex-wife.  The son was able to throw his father to the ground.  As officers arrived, the father fled the scene in his vehicle, but was later apprehended and arrested for driving under the influence and making terrorist threats.
Suspect:   Bradley Hunt, 47, of Woodland Hills.


Indecent Exposure at Johnny Carson Park 


On July 15, at 2:05 p.m., a Burbank woman was walking her dog in Johnny Carson Park, when she came across a man sitting on a bench.  The man’s pants were down around his ankles, and that he was masturbating while appearing to be looking in the direction of children playing in the playground area.  The woman called police who arrived a short time later  and contacted the suspect.   After an investigation, the man was placed under citizen’s arrest for indecent exposure and taken to jail.
Suspect:   Bregg Bruza, 48, of Glendale.
Female Con Artists Target Elederly Couple

On July 17, between 2:30 and 4 p.m., three women knocked on the door of an elderly couple’s residence on E. Magnolia Blvd. The women told the couple they are having car trouble and asked to come inside to use the telephone.  Once inside the suspects made phone calls and used the bathroom, distracting the couple while looking for valuables.  After the women left, the couple discovered that a purse, cash, jewelry, and identification were taken.
Suspects:   Three white females, 20-25 years old, thin to medium build, with brown hair.
A witness described a possible vehicle the suspect used as either a beige colored Jeep Liberty or Grand Cherokee, with gold trim and lettering. The vehicle had out of state license plates, possible from Arizona.

Police Arrest 3 Suspects for Theft of Metal 


July 18, at 9:02 a.m., a citizen called police to report suspicious subjects with a U-Haul truck at a vacant warehouse located at 49 W. Magnolia Blvd,, under the Magnolia bridge, The warehouse, which is owned by the City of Burbank,has had thefts of copper wire recently.  Responding officers detained two women and a man at the warehouse.  Upon investigation, they discovered that the U-Haul truck was loaded with metal and wires that had been taken from the warehouse.  The copper, aluminum, and brass has an estimated value of $3,000. The suspects were placed under arrest for grand theft.
Suspects:  Celito Uramis, 41; Dana Blue, 26; and Ramona Aguilar, 27, all of Los Angeles.

Man Throws Bottle at Bus, Passenger Injured


July 18, at 3:05 p.m. a man standing at a bus stop at the corner of Olive Ave. and San Fernando Blvd., threw a glass bottle at a commuter bus as it pulled away from the curb.  The bottle broke a window in the bus, and glass fragments injured a female passenger.  The woman, who had no visible injuries, complained of pain to the side of her head.  She was treated by Burbank Fire Department paramedics at the scene. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.
Suspect:  Male Black, 25-28 yrs, 6-0, short dark hair, wearing a black shirt.

Man scammed With Fake Stereo Equipment  


July 18, at 3 p.m., a Burbank man was approached by two men in the parking lot of the Ralph’s market at 2600 W. Victory Blvd. The men asked the victim if he wanted to buy stereo equipment worth $3,000, for just $300.  The victim then withdrew a cash from an ATM and gave it to the men, who then placed a box with the stereo equipment into the victims vehicle.  When he arrived home, the man discovered that the box only contained two speakers that were missing wires and did not work.The suspects are described only as “two males.”
Suspect Vehicle:  Black color, unknown make of minivan.

Third Row Seat Thefts


240 E. Orange Grove  (Orange Grove Parking Structure)
July 16, between 8:30 and 10:15 p.m.
Vehicle:  2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
Method:  Pried driver’s side door
Loss:  Third row seat and stereo

Catalytic Converter Thefts


2500 block N. Glenoaks Blvd.
July 11, at 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. July 12
Vehicle:  1997 Toyota 4Runner

200 block N. Parish Pl.
July 11, at 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. July 12
Vehicle:  1996 Toyota 4Runner


2000 block Grismer Ave.
July 12, at midnight to 5:44 a.m. July 13
Vehicle:  Approximately 6 vehicles
Loss:  iPods, navigations systems, and a catalytic converter
Unknown suspects cut through the metal screen to gain access to a secured underground parking structure.  There were several vehicles broken into and several more that appeared to have been attempted.

Truck Tailgate theft


1700 block N. Hollywood Way
July 12, at 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. July 13
Vehicle:  2004 Ford F150 truck

Residential Burglaries


2700 block N. Buena Vista St.
July 14, at 11:25 a.m.
Entry:  Pried living room sliding door and pried pedestrian garage door.
Loss:  No loss (attempt only)


200 block E. Valencia Ave. 
July 10, at 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 11
Entry: Pried metal door on storage room
Loss:  Tools and furniture


2800 block N. Keystone St.
July 14, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Entry: Rear kitchen door window was broken
Loss: Jewelry and passports

Ex-Boyfriend Arrested for Attempted Rape

Date: 07-07-11, 1515 hours 3:15 p.m., a man forced his way into the home of his ex-girlfriend, physically assaulting her.  He reportedly ripped off her clothes while exposing his penis.  The victim identified the suspect to police.  He was arrested by police for attempted rape and other charges.
Ex-boyfriend forces his way into victim’s home, physically assaulted her, and ripped off her clothes while exposing his penis.  Victim identified the suspect, and he was later arrested.


Husband Chases Wife, Rams Her Vehicle

    On July 10, at 5:35 p.m., a woman driving on Magnolia Blvd. at Hollywood Way, called police to report that her husband was intentionally striking her vehicle with his vehicle.  The woman told police dispatchers that she was attempting to drive to the police station.  Officers responded Code 3 (with red lights and sirens) to the upper parking lot at the police station.  As the woman pulled into the parking lot and stopped, officers on the ground and in the police helicopter overhead, observed the suspect run into the woman’s car.  The husband was taken into custody, arrested for assault with a deadly weapon (his car) and driving under the influence.
Suspect:  David Diaz, 37, of North Hollywood.

Backyard Marijuana Farm Discovered

    On June 30, at 2:44 p.m.officers attempting to serve a search warrant in the 1000 block of N. Pass Ave., noticed marijuana plants.  Numerous plants were growing in the ground, in a planter, and on shelves, all in plain view, in the backyard of the residence.  They noticed a structure with a large power supply on the outside.  Inside they found PVC water lines, horticulture lamps, a power fan, ducting, and numerous marijuana plants.

Nine Vehicles Keyed and Tires Slashed

    On July 3, at 11:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to area of Buena Vista St. and Empire Ave. regarding vandalism that had just occurred.  A witness had observed a man keying (scratching) cars and slashing their tires.  A check of the area revealed that nine cars had been vandalized in the 2100 blocks of N. Buena Vista and Brighton Sts., and the 2400 blocks of Kenmere and Thornton Aves.
Suspect:  Male Hispanic or Armenian, 20’s, 5’8″, 170 lbs., facial hair, wearing a white t-shirt with a design on it, and blue jeans.


Man and Dog Victims of Indecent Exposure

    On July 5, at 7 p.m., a man was walking his dog on the public sidewalk in the 1000 block of N. Niagara St.  As they passed by one home, the resident pulled down his shorts and exposed his genitals to the victim.  The suspect then began twisting and turning his hips, shaking his genitals.  Police were called and the suspect was arrested for indecent exposure.
Suspect:  Arek Injeian, 42, of Burbank.


Team of Burglars Steal Cosmetics from CVS

    On July 7, at 8:11 a.m., four men entered the CVS drug store at 1015 N. San Fernando Blvd.  During the 10 minutes they were in the store, they took approximately $6,000 worth of cosmetics.  The men are known to police as the “Booster Crew” or “Cargo Crew,” and have been burglarizing CVS stores in Southern California since 2008.

Residential Burglaries

700 block E. Olive Ave.
June 29, between 8:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Entry:   Unknown, no forced entry.
Loss:   Jewelry, laptop computer, two iPads, valued at $4,500.

2900 block N. Myers St.
June 29, between 10:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m
Entry:   Pried door
Loss:   Jewelry and cash, valued at $20,300.

1200 block Paseo Redondo
June 30, between 5:30 and 10:45 p.m.
Entry:   Unlocked front sliding door.
Loss:   Gibson “Les Paul” guitar, Fender Stratocaster and Squire guitars, Playstation 3, bag containing guitar pedals, strings, and various cables, valued at $4,350.

600 block N. Kenwood St.
June 7 to June 23
Entry:   Unknown
Loss:   LAPD detective badge, 9mm Beretta pistol.

400 block E. Providencia Ave.
July 4, at 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 5.
Entry:  Unknown
Loss:   Undetermined


Third Row Seat Thefts

    On July 1, between 2:30 and 4 p.m., thieves broke into a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban parked in the IKEA parking structure located at 651 San Fernando Blvd.  The driver’s side door lock was punched, and the rear seats were taken.

    On July 1, between 2:30 and 4 p.m., thieves broke took the third row seats from a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.  The SUV was parked in the Macy’s parking structure located at 501 N. Third St.

On July 7, between 8:20 and 11 p.m., thieves broke into a 2006 GMC Denali that was parked in the Island’s parking structure located at 101 E. Orange Grove Ave.  They punched out the driver’s door lock to gain entry into the vehicle, taking the rear seats, an iPod, blackberry, and Pioneer stereo, valued at $3,600.

Vehicle Thefts/Burglaries

500 block E. San Jose Ave.
June 28, between 3 p.m. and 8:20 p.m.
Vehicle:   1998 BMW M3
Loss:   CD player valued at $200.

1900 Empire Ave.  (Empire Center)
July 1, between 9:50 a.m. and 1:20 p.m
Vehicle:   2005 Chevrolet Silverado
Loss:   Stereo system navigation system, valued at $1,500.

3000 block N. Lima St.
July 1, at 4:50 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. July 2.
Vehicles:   2010 Mercedes and 2009 Isuzu truck
Loss:   CNS Posi-touch point of sale system, laptop computer, Louis Vuitton shoes, valued at $45,000.

200 block W. Verdugo Ave.
July 5, at 11 p.m. to 12 noon on July 6.
Vehicle:   1995 Honda Civic
Loss:   Tools, speakers, miscellaneous radio equipment, valued at $200.

1200 block S. Victory Blvd.
July 6, at 5 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. July 7.
Vehicle:   2008 Cadillac Escalade
Loss:   Front and rear bumper housings, valued at $5,000.

2612 N. Hollywood Way (VSP Parking)
July 4, at 10 a.m. to 12 noon July 5.
Vehicle 2007 Lexus
Loss:   Purse, sunglasses, laptop computer, iPod, iPhone, valued at $4,000.

1600 block N. Valley St.
July 7, at 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. July 8.
Vehicle:   2005 Ford F250
Loss:   Generator, gas cans, cutting torch, chainsaw, valued at $1,100.