Man Arrested For Domestic Violence After Filling House With Natural Gas

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A 52-year-old Burbank man, Ronald Paluska, was arrested on a domestic violence charge Monday afternoon, February 3, after Burbank Fire and Police were called to his residence on the 2300 block of N. Catalina Street. Paluska had filled the house with natural gas and threatened to blow up the residence after an argument with his girlfriend, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, Paluska’s girlfriend ran across the street to the fire station near Catalina and Thornton and alerted the Fire Department that the residence was filled with gas and her boyfriend was threatening to commit suicide. The Fire Department requested for Burbank Police to assist. Firefighters were able to escort Paluska outside and ventilate the house.

Police arrested Paluska for domestic violence after the 43-year-old victim sustained a small cut on her stomach area. She allegedly had been hit in the stomach with an object thrown by Paluska, according to police. Paluska is being held on $50,000 bail at the Burbank Jail and is due in court tomorrow.