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Burbank Police Officers Checking on a Restraining Order Arrive to Shots Being Fired STORY UPDATED

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

UPDATED Sat Evening at 9:00 PM

Burbank Police held a press conference Saturday afternoon, June 16, to release additional information related to the incident that occurred Friday evening, June 15, in the 1500 block of North Niagara Street.

Burbank Police released the suspect’s name as Gilberto Siose, a 50-year-old man from Los Angeles. Siose was placed under arrest and booked for attempted murder, arson of an inhabited dwelling and an outstanding warrant for a traffic violation related to driving under the influence, according to Sergeant Derek Green in a press release. He is currently being held on a $6,045,000 bail.

The police reported that the suspect was involved in an incident earlier in the week in Glendale. during which he allegedly assaulted the same woman whom he targeted Friday night.

Burbank Police reported that the suspect had a relationship with one of the women rescued from the house. They also said the suspect had once lived in the house at one time.

Siose allegedly used a handgun to force his way into the home, reported Green. Once inside the home, he “fired several gunshots and deliberately set fire to household combustibles.”

The fire burned for some time until the police could provide protection for the firefighters.

“The fire spread quickly and completely destroyed the home,” added Green.

Burbank police rescued some animals from the house including rabbits and cats. They are being treated by the Burbank Animal Shelter but a few of those animals are deceased.


Burbank Police responded to a reported restraining order violation around 10:23 Friday night in the 1500 block of Niagara Street. When the first officers arrived they heard shots being fired from the rear yard.

They approached the house and found three individuals inside the home those same officers also saw a fire was started in the front living room. They assisted the individuals out of the house after breaking a window. The officers confirmed with the people they brought out that shots had been fired, and the suspect was still in the area.

Assisting the ground units was the Burbank Air Support helicopter and they observed a suspect fleeing the rear yard. A perimeter was set up and additional resources were requested. Burbank Police SWAT team along with K-9’s from Burbank and Glendale were deployed and  Pasadena and the City of San Fernando assisted with maintaining the perimeter where the suspect could have fled.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

The Burbank Fire Department was called and with the protection of police officers with shotguns worked on extinguishing the house fire that was consuming the whole house.

Once Burbank Fire had a majority of the fire knocked down they retreated to a safe zone until officers could locate the suspect.

At approximately 3:15 a.m. the next morning officers with the aid of several K-9s located the suspect hiding in a rear yard in the 1400 block of Catalina Street. The suspect did not comply with directions from police and K9s were deployed. The suspect was taken into custody after being bit on his arm. He was transported to a local hospital to be treated prior to being arrested and booked.

During the incident, no shots were fired by any police officer, and Burbank Fire Department returned to the house to extinguish any remaining fire.

Burbank police detectives along with a fire investigator will remain on scene through the day continuing their investigations.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

The streets of Burbank were protected by Burbank Airport Police along with officers from the City of Pasadena. They answered routine calls that continued to come into the police dispatch center including some alarm calls and a traffic accident involving a drunk driver.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burbank Police Detective Bureau at 818-238-3210. If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS
(8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” or by using the website

Additional pictures have been included in this gallery. (Click any picture to enlarge it.)




Burbank Police Arrest Felony Graffiti Suspect Caught in the Act

Burbank Police responded to a citizen call of a suspect spray-painting graffiti on a business in the 1100 block of West Magnolia Boulevard Wednesday afternoon, June 13.

When the first unit arrived on scene, the suspect took off running. With the aid of the Burbank air unit and several ground units they stopped the suspect a block away from the graffiti location. They also stopped a female companion of the suspect on the same block.

According to  Burbank Police Lieutenant Claudio Losacco, the police booked the alleged suspect, Eric Bailleaux, 22 years old of Sun Valley, for felony (graffiti) vandalism. When stopped by police, the suspect had in his possession vandalism tools. He was also booked for obstructing the police and possession of Alprazolam.

The female companion, 19-year-old Maria Guzman of North Hollywood, was detained and cited for possession of an open container of alcohol.

June, 2018 Arrest Reports

Note: All suspects arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty by a court of law. The following are official public records being redistributed by myBurbank.com Inc. and is protected by constitutional, publishing, and other legal rights. These official records were collected in 2018. The person(s) named in these listings have only been arrested on suspicion of the crime indicated and are presumed innocent.

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June 1st
Armen Minassian, 31 of Tujunga
2:40 p.m. 201 E. Magnolia Blvd.
Assault and battery

Marcelo Menagaete, 25 of Winnetka
5:00 p.m. Walmart
Petty theft

Claudio Alejandro Melendez, 25 of Tujunga
4:00 p.m. 1067 E. Angeleno Ave.
Possession of drug paraphernalia, controlled substance

Claudia Zaragoza Sandoval, 45 of Panorama City
6:20 p.m. Buena Vista and Chandler
Possession of drug paraphernalia, drunk in public

Ona Glen Rhodes, 29 of Burbank
7:15 p.m. Olive and San Fernando

Lauren Estevenin, 37 of North Hollywood
8:00 p.m. Parish and Victory
Theft, petty theft, possession of meth, controlled substance, drug paraphernalia

William James Tebbe, 52 of Burbank
8:10 p.m. Magnolia and Orchard

Randy Lagrone, 42 of Rancho Cucamunga
9:45 p.m. 246 W. Verdugo Ave.
Driving with a suspended license, without a license

Carlos Alberto Gomezromero, 21 of Van Nuys
10:50 p.m. 2627 Hollywood Way

Ruben Martinez Jr., 33 of Canyon Country
11:40 p.m. Hollywood Way and Vanowen
Drunk in public


June 2nd

Simon Grant Meyer, 27 of North Hollywood

3:00 a.m. Valley and Jeffries

Possession of drugs for sale, controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, driving without a license


Jordan Ryan Castro, 25 of Burbank

3:30 a.m. Buena Vista and San Fernando

DUI of drugs, reckless driving


Jose Andres Moreno, 25 of North Hollywood

9:10 a.m. Victory and Brighton

Petty theft, receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia


Sergio Rocha, 20 of North Hollywood

9:30 a.m. Van Nuys LAPD

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Masai Williams Jr., 26 of North Hollywood

10:10 a.m. SJMC

Court violation


Marcus Alexander Castle, 26 of Burbank

10:20 a.m. 677 N. Victory Blvd.

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Silvia Sagherian, 51 of Los Angeles

4:45 p.m. Empire and Lincoln

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Matthew Hayden Sannicholas, 32 of West Hills

6:45 p.m. 1301 N. Victory Pl.

Petty theft


Shawn Alleen May, 50 of Burbank

8:05 p.m. 320 N. Beachwood Dr.

DUI, driving with a suspended license


Austin Jay Cook, 33 of North Miami Beach

9:09 p.m. Oak and Hollywood Way



John Wesley Phaire II, 33 of Burbank

4:40 p.m. Empire and Brighton

Theft, possession of meth, drug paraphernalia, baton


June 3rd

Anthony Dennis Nuckolls, 51 of Burbank

1:25 a.m. Victory and California

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Miguel Martinez-Marquez, 22 of Huntington, PA

4:40 a.m. Hollywood Way and Burbank

DUI of drugs, driving without a license


Eric Kenyon White, 53 of Van Nuys

5:20 a.m. location redacted

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia, petty theft


Luis Enrique Moreno, 49 of North Hollywood

8:15 a.m. Victory and Palm

Hit and run


Nathan Ernest Lucas, 31 of North Hollywood

10:00 a.m. Olive and Verdugo

Possession of meth, parole violation


Vanesa Zarate, 30 of Sun Valley

5:30 p.m. Olive and Beachwood

Identity theft


Martin Flores Jr., 39 of Pacoima

5:30 p.m. Olive and Beachwood

Identity theft, felony committed while on bail, possession of drug paraphernalia


Montcell Bolen, 43 of Burbank

6:44 p.m. Walmart

Petty theft, receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest


Kyle Ray Williams, 27 of Burbank

10:05 p.m. Burbank and Reese

Theft, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher


Christopher Mazzi, 21 of Paramount

11:25 p.m. location redacted

Domestic battery


Kenyon Darnell Dixon, 42 of Los Angeles

11:00 p.m. 2501 Hollywood Way

Petty theft, identity theft


Sangam Pal Singh, 24 of Manteca

11:55 p.m. First and Angeleno

Drunk in public, driving without a license


Melvin Gonzelvo Fauni, 37 of Glendale

11:00 p.m. 2501 N. Hollywood Way

Theft, receiving stolen property


Manav Singh, 35 of Stockton

11:55 p.m. 107 N. First St.

Drunk in public


June 4th

Ovsana Jaqueline Nazarian, 32 of Sun Valley

1:45 a.m. Hollywood Way and Verdugo

Possession of meth


Javier Garciapacheco, 29 of Sun Valley

1:45 a.m. Hollywood Way

Driving without a license


Robert Lewis Holley, 60 of Burbank

8:10 a.m. Izay Park

Hit and run


Ashley Opal Donaldson, 20 of Burbank

4:00 p.m. Empire Center

Petty theft


Jylisa Stockley, 24 of Los Angeles

4:00 p.m. Empire Center

Petty theft


Carlos Zuniga, 56 of North Hollywood

6:30 p.m. Frederic and Glenoaks

Violation of court order, drunk in public


Gerardo Olvera, 26 of Burbank

6:40 p.m. 4314 W. Victory Blvd.

Drunk in public


Leanna Shandale Palomino, 24 of Los Angeles

8:00 p.m. 1201 S. Victory Blvd.

Carrying a concealed dirk/dagger


Arthur Rey Borquez, 50 of North Hills

8:30 p.m. Alameda and Gateway

Forgery or falsification of car registration


June 5th

Jose Marco Castro, 26 of North Hills

12:10 a.m. Magnolia and Victory

Possession of drug paraphernalia, bringing contraband into penal institution


Jared Michael Williams, 38 of Pacoima

1:00 a.m. San Fernando and Amherst

Theft, burglary


Kevin Castaneda, 22 of North Hollywood

1:50 a.m. Victory and Manning

Burglary, open container in vehicle, violation of court order


Nicole Alejandra Lepe Lara, 19 of Burbank

4:45 a.m. Scott and Glenoaks

DUI of drugs


Mario Diaz, 30 of Sun Valley

10:35 a.m. Hollywood Way and Keswick

Reckless driving


Marco Vinicio Salazar, 58 of San Fernando

11:00 a.m. 210 S. Pass St.



Matthew Apacible, 27 of Burbank

3:00 p.m. 353 W. Providencia Ave.

Possession of meth pipe


Frank Joseph Porras, 31 of Whittier

5:30 p.m. 1223 W. Verdugo Ave.

Criminal threats, domestic battery


Graciela Chavezgonzales, 21 of Van Nuys

6:25 p.m. location redacted

Corporal injury to spouse, vandalism


Christopher Alonzo Jones, 29 of Van Nuys

6:25 p.m. location redacted

Corporal injury to spouse, spousal battery


Arturo Melendez, 32 of Bend

Grimser and San Fernando

11:40 p.m. Drunk in public


Diego Casillas, 27 of Monterey Park

11:10 p.m. Buena Vista and Alameda

Possession of meth, driving with a suspended license


June 6th

Katharine Elizabeth Hildebrand, 32 of San Diego

2:30 a.m. Pass and Victory

Possession of a controlled substance, meth


Raul Angel Gutierrez Jr., 30 of Los Angeles

8:50 a.m. location redacted

Corporal injury to spouse, injuring wireless communication, probation violation


Michelle Rochlin, 33 of Pasadena

11:00 a.m. First and Angeleno

Identity theft, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, bringing a controlled substance into a penal institution


Victor Escalante, 27 of Los Angeles

11:00 a.m. First and Angeleno

Identity theft, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia


Collin James Machart, 28 of Los Angeles

11:00 a.m. First and Angeleno

Identity theft, impersonation, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia


Robert Louis Holley, 60 of Burbank

4:40 p.m. 265 W. Olive Ave.

Drunk in public


Alvaro Chavez Jr., 24 of Fresno

5:45 p.m. Screenland and Magnolia

Indecent exposure, petty theft, resisting arrest


Darin Ray Wilson, 52 of Burbank

8:00 p.m. Lake and Liden

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Armenak Azatian, 45 of Burbank

9:35 p.m.

DUI of drugs


June 7th

Areg Mkrtumyan, 44 of Burbank

1:25 a.m. 201 S. Buena Vista St.

Possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, petty theft


Reginald Brown, 60, city of residence redacted

7:20 a.m. location redacted

Violating a restraining order


NAME REDACTED, 43 of Burbank

8:50 a.m. location redacted

Corporal injury to spouse


Keshi Idell Phillips, 57 of Los Angeles

11:35 a.m. Jail lobby

Petty theft


Jose Acuna, 47 of Rialto

11:45 a.m. Olive and Virginia

Driving with a suspended license


Jaime Oliveros, 24 of Burbank

1:00 p.m. Olive and Victory

Petty theft


Jora Malaky, 38 of Granada Hills

3:20 p.m. 200 N. Third St.

Brandishing a weapon, gun, or firearm, carrying a concealed weapon


Michael Izquieta, 34 of Burbank

4:40 p.m. Rear alley of 501 E. Magnolia Blvd.

Vandalism, battery


Michael Lepaul Williams, 41 of Canoga Park

7:37 p.m. 1351 N. Victory Blvd.

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Victor Armando Garcia, 32 of Sun Valley

7:05 p.m. Staples

Identity theft


Ivan Valdez Gomez, 32 of Sun Valley

7:05 p.m. Staples

Identity theft, check fraud


Jordan Tracey Parks, 47 of Harris

11:00 p.m. Walmart

Possession of a stun gun, drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest


June 8th

Christopher John Martinez, 27 of Burbank

8:25 a.m. Victory and Frederic

Use or under the influence of a controlled substance


Paul Vincent Paradiso, 54 of Burbank

2:00 p.m. First and Cypress

Driving with a suspended license, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher


Jackeb Otto Hume, 31 of Compton

5:02 p.m. Buena Vista and Burbank

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia, switchblade, possession for sale of designated substance


Christian Stamir Palmer, 30 of Burbank

7:20 p.m. Frederic and Olive

Possession of meth


Nan Sun, 23 of Monterey Park

9:50 p.m. Quality Inn

Loitering with intent to commit prostitution


Raquel Martinez, 29 of Burbank

10:20 p.m. 133 E. Orange Grove Ave.

Drunk in public


Douglas William Weaver, 53 of Candler

10:45 p.m. location redacted

False imprisonment, domestic battery


Ruben Moreno, 38 of North Hollywood

10:20 p.m. Victory and Clybourn

Battery on a police officer, identity theft


June 9th

Jesus Armando Ramirez, 34 of Sun Valley

12:10 a.m. Walmart

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Juan Garciapino, 54 of North Hollywood

1:00 a.m. Victory and Pass

Possession of meth


Noris Amady, 30 of Glendale

1:00 p.m. 321 S. First St.

Receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia


Danny Geronino Rodriguez, 38 of Burbank

1:00 p.m. Walmart

Possession of meth, petty theft


Tandra Nolder, 27 of Burbank

4:55 p.m. 501 E. Buena Vista St.

Identity theft, possession of meth


Jordan Tracy Parks, 47 of Burbank

5:46 p.m. Lundigan Park 2401 Naomi St.

Drunk in public


Elder Aristides Ramos, 47 of Palmdale

8:30 p.m. Buena Vista and Victory

DUI, reckless driving, blood alcohol of .08% or higher


Christian Wilson Evenson, 29 of Burbank

8:20 p.m. 1711 N. Lima St.

Drunk in public


Patricia Ann Cochran, 50 of Tujunga

10:05 p.m. Buena Vista and Empire

Possession of meth


June 10th

Ana Maria Cool, 50 of Burbank

12:01 a.m. Buena Vist and Windona



Matthew Brent Robinson, 33 of Thousand Oaks

3:17 a.m. Burbank and Victory

Possession of meth


Claudia Veronica Ortega, 36 of Sun Valley

3:55 a.m. Victory and Kenwood

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia, harassment


James Daniel Wilson, 38 of North Hollywood

5:00 a.m. Empire and Lincoln

Possession of a controlled substance, knowingly bringing a substance into a penal institution


Juan Carlos Cortez, 27 of Los Angeles

6:10 a.m. Naomi and Pacific

False identification to a police officer, drunk in public, driving with a suspended license, failure to appear for a traffic ticket


James Michael Mercado, 30 of Burbank

12:00 p.m. 926 W. Clark Ave. #8

Possession of a controlled substance, assault with a deadly weapon


Debbie Frances Mills, 38 of Chatsworth

7:20 p.m. San Fernando and Buena Vista

Possession of drugs for sale


Mark Allen Salas, 47 of Montebello

7:20 p.m. San Fernando and Buena Vista

Driving with a suspended license


Jennifer Ruth Najera, 27 of Wildomar

10:18 p.m. Victory and Main

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


David Joaquin Ramirez, 29 of Pacoima

10:18 p.m. Victory and Main

Possession of meth


Javier Valle, 29 of Pacoima

10:18 p.m. Victory and main

Possession of drug paraphernalia


June 11th

Barbara Denise Arredondo, 45 of Idyllwild

11:40 a.m. BPD Jail lobby

Failure to register a vehicle, driving without insurance, vehicle violation


John Frisina, 51 of Fresno

12:45 p.m. Magnolia and Varney

Grand theft


Colin James Paige, 19 of Burbank

7:20 p.m. Smart & Final

Assault with a deadly weapon


Daniel Mayorga, 32 of North Hollywood

7:45 p.m. Wyoming and Avon

Possession of drug paraphernalia, forgery or counterfeit of public or corporate seals


June 12th

Andrew Anthony Aragon, 46 of Burbank

12:05 a.m. Magnolia and Buena Vista



Bryan Cantos Mena, 26 of North Hollywood

6:50 a.m. Warner and Olive

Possession of a controlled substance, violation of parole


Julie Robertson, 36 of Burbank

7:30 a.m. location redacted

Corporal injury to spouse


Serrano Miguel Arellanes, 41 of Los Angeles

10:25 a.m. Burbank and San Fernando

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Claudio Del Carril, 41 of Los Angeles

1:40 p.m. 525 N. Victory Blvd.

Assault with a deadly weapon


Xiaotong Ma, 22 of Los Angeles

3:15 p.m. 600 S. Ikea Way

Assault with a deadly weapon


June 13th

Dakota Lucio Perez, 24 of Burbank

1:10 a.m. Victory and Clybourn

Possession of fake ID, drug paraphernalia, meth, controlled substance


Henry Holguin, 39 of Los Angeles

3:55 p.m. Hollywood Way and Magnolia

Possession of meth


Eric Allen Bailleaux, 22 of Sun Valley

6:25 p.m. Magnolia and Lomita

Vandalism, possession of Xanax, meth, resisting arrest


Dolores Escobar, 59 of Sun Valley

9:00 p.m. Walmart

Petty theft


Jessica Deluna, 40 of Canoga Park

10:20 p.m. Seventh and Tujunga

Identity theft, possession of drug paraphernalia


Hagop Jack Balyan, 34 of Sherman Oaks

10:40 p.m. Castaway

Criminal threats


June 14th

Seb Sebooh Baghoomian, 58 of Burbank

12:50 a.m. 325 N. Third St. #323

Theft and elders abuse, vandalism


Jennifer Kimble, 38 of Burbank

11:00 a.m. 1301 N. Victory Pl.

Criminal threats, court violation


Robert Richard Ashwell, 33 of North Hollywood

4:45 p.m. First and Magnolia

Drunk in public


Amy Dawn Wurst, 18 of Glendale

7:55 p.m. Glenoaks and Cohasset

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Miguel Ramos, 29 of Sylmar

7:55 p.m. Glenoaks and Cohasset

Possession of meth


Khachik Arganyan, 49 of North Hollywood

9:10 p.m. Ontario and Victory

Credit card fraud


Anna Marie Preston, 56 of Tujunga

10:45 p.m. Glenoaks and Naomi

Possession of meth, court violation


Ariel Cenidoza Rosas, 55 of Los Angeles

11:40 p.m. 2025 N. Lincoln St.



June 15th

Jose Alidio Serrano, 38 of North Hollywood

2:06 a.m. Beverly Hills Police Department

Possession of meth, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, driving with a suspended license


Dianne Cecilia Adams, 46 of Los Angeles

3:00 a.m. Burbank and Hollywood Way

Court violation


John Glenn Hennessy, 52 of North Hollywood

3:00 a.m. Burbank and Hollywood Way

Theft, possession of a controlled substance, meth, drug paraphernalia


Christian Joel Plata, 41 of Los Angeles

3:00 a.m. Burbank and Hollywood Way

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Edwin Martinez, 31 of Los Angeles

4:15 a.m. Monrovia Police Department

Possession of meth


Reynaldo Cuevas-Aragon, 25 of North Hollywood

8:00 a.m. Pass and Alameda

Identity theft, forgery or counterfeit of public or corporate seals


Anthony Steres, 43 of Burbank

8:00 a.m. Kenneth and Andover

Identity theft, possession of meth, drug paraphernalia, probation violation


Jon Christian Petersen, 55 of Burbank

12:45 p.m. Magnolia and Victory

Drunk in public


Mark Anthony Rosales, 26 of Pacoima

1:40 p.m. Vallarta Supermarket

Petty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia


Erik Shaun Myers, 38 of Los Angeles

8:03 p.m. 550 N. First St.

Drunk in public, court violation


Jimmie Camargo, 41 of Los Angeles

9:30 p.m. Empire and Lincoln

Use or under the influence of a controlled substance


Michael Sandoval, 60 of Burbank

10:05 p.m. Oak and Kenwood

Assault and battery

Police Investigating Armed Robbery in Magnolia Park

Burbank Police are looking for a man who robbed Antiques on Magnolia Tuesday around 3:30 pm.

The daring daylight robbery is the first armed robbery in Magnolia Park since the Bank of America on Magnolia was robbed last August 17. At that time the man, Mark Logan of Burbank, claimed to have a gun.  Magnolia Park has gone through a rash of late night, early morning break ins  during the past several months.

Police are looking for a white male, possibly in his 20’s and stands between 5′ 7″ to 6 feet tall. Police said that man appeared to have reddish facial hair in his beard and mustache and wore a red and black hoodie with dark pants.

In a security video it shows the suspect enter the store and produced the gun. After a short period of time, the suspect raised the gun to the victims head to get him to speed up. 

Police look at a possible hat that was dropped by the suspect on Lima, south of Magnolia (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

According to KABC-TV Channel 7, the victim, David DeWitt, told the station “”The second time he pointed it at me, he says, ‘Do you want me to shoot you?’ and I says, ‘No, I don’t want you to shoot me.’ I says, ‘But I’m here.’ And I just kept filling up the bag.”

Store owner Sheryl Coughlan also spoke to KABC-TV and told them “We probably lost at least $30,000 in gold and diamonds. The shop, Bell Cottage, on the corner has had their glass broken four times in the last four months and they’ve taken the cash registers. My neighbor, 1928, (they) took her cash register and smashed the store in.”

The suspect traveled southbound on Lima from the store where he took off his hat and sweater as he fled the scene of the robbery. Detectives and Evidence Technicians gathered the evidence.

Immediately after the robbery, Roosevelt Elementary School was placed in a lockdown for a short period of time. Officers also had a lead in the area of Lima and Verdugo that did not result in the capture of the suspect.

Members of the public with any information about the suspect or the robbery are asked to call the Burbank Police Department Investigation Division, at (818) 238-3210 and may remain anonymous.

A Burbank police motor officer stands guard over a sweater that was possible left by the suspect as he ran down Lima toward Clark (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Fire Service Day, National Police Week Celebrated By Thousands In Burbank

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

Burbank Fire Department and Burbank Police Department hosted Fire Service Day and National Police Week on Saturday, May 12.

The Fire Department opened the doors to the main Burbank Fire Station on Orange Grove. They were joined by Hollywood Burbank Airport Fire Department, Disney Fire Department and several other organizations from Burbank including Bike Angels and myBurbank.com.

The Burbank Police Department had displays on their Notar helicopter, K-9, Foundation, Reserves and Motor units, SWAT and the Animal Shelter.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)


Attendees took pictures with Mickey and Minnie Mouse and checked out demonstrations of car extractions, tours of the firehouse, a bike safety course, a physical agility course for kids, disaster preparedness, the Hazmat unit and more.

Here is a photo gallery of the day’s events. Click any picture to see it better.


Burbank Police Take Another Reckless Driver Off Burbank Streets

Burbank K-9 Officer John Embleton was on routine patrol in the area of the Ramada Inn, near Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard, when he spotted a silver Mercedes-Benz run a red light, traveling at an excessive speed over 80 MPH on Buena Vista Street.

The driver was stopped on Thorton, west of Buena Vista, and cited for several vehicle code violations including (CVC 21453(a)), Red Light Stopping Requirments, (CVC 22350) Basic Speed Laws, (CVC 23103(a))Reckless Driving, (CVC 23109(c)) Exhibition of Speed. His car was impounded under (CVC 23109.2)

The car had evidence of recent accident damage, which is still being investigated.

As his car was impounded and being loaded onto a tow truck, the driver was allowed to walk home.

Man Arrested for Breaking into Restaurant, Stealing Alcohol

On Thursday, March 29 at 4:00 a.m., Burbank Police found a man suspiciously pushing a shopping cart full of beer and wine bottles in the area of Ontario and Pacific Avenue.

The man was found to have receipts from Isabella’s Italian Kitchen at 1220 W. Burbank Blvd. Police soon discovered that the restaurant had been burglarized, with the front door forced open. The alcohol from the shopping cart had come from the restaurant’s refrigerator.

Police arrested the suspect who has been identified as Saul Salazar, 31 of Bakersfield.

(Photo supplied by the Burbank Police Department)

Salazar was booked for burglary and three outstanding warrants.

The case is currently under review for charges. A charge for being in possession of stolen property is likely.

Salazar’s bail is $50,000 and he is due to appear in court tomorrow.

Burbank Police Concerned ‘Swatting’ and Use and Misuse of 911 System

Burbank police recently put out a Community Bulletin to remind residents that the 911 system are important to public safety. Residents should only call 911 for life and death emergencies for fire, paramedic and police responses.

According to the Burbank Police Public Information Officer, “There has been an unsettling pattern of fake emergency calls being made nationwide. Commonly referred to as “swatting,” false reporting of an emergency is illegal and extremely dangerous.

Fake or prank emergency calls place first responders and members of the public at-risk and tie-up emergency resources.”

(Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Department)

In the past couple of months, there have been alleged ‘swatting calls’ made to Burbank police. One was on Scott Road, another about a week ago when a call was made to Burbank police that the Power 106 studios on Olive where two rival gangs were on scene for a talk show and had potential weapons. After deploying many units along with a police helicopter, they found the call was false.

On Sunday night, March 12, police also received a call on Maple St. that also proved to be false after tying up units for a period of time.

In the bulletin, police say,  “It is a misdemeanor under the California Penal Code for any person to willfully use the 911 system for any purpose other than the reporting of an actual emergency. It is a felony if someone is injured or dies as a result of emergency service response to a false or fake call.

Police have promised to investigate all false emergency reports and will hold the parties liable both criminally and financially for any costs associated with the false call.

The Burbank Police Department has a phone number set up for non-emergency police responses in the  City at 818 238-3000. Burbank’s Fire Department also has a number, 818 847-8611, for non-emergency situations.

Burbank Resident Targeted in iTunes Card / Virus Scam

Burbank police report in a Facebook post that a Burbank resident was targeted in a scheme to purchase Apple iTunes gift cards.

Usually, people are receiving messages on their computers, iPads and smart phones to call Apple Support because of an alleged virus. While it may look and sound legitimate with the technician, once the number is called they try and get the person to buy a large quantity of iTunes gift cards in the range of $100 to $250. They promise to provide the codes through either email, phone or scanners.

Burbank police are warning residents not to purchase iTune gift cards or any virus protection software or firewall protection.  They recommend that you hang up the phone immediately.

Rolls Royce Pulled Over, Handgun and Narcotics Found

On Tuesday, March 6, around 3:50 a.m., Burbank Police pulled over a Rolls Royce that did not have license plates at Riverside Dr. and Beachwood Dr. according to the Public Information Office, Burbank Police Department.

(Photo Courtesy Burbank Police Department)

Police inspected the vehicle and discovered narcotics and a loaded handgun inside.

The two male occupants were arrested and face charges.

UPDATE: The suspects were Lawrence Eugene Taylor, 29 of Los Angeles and Douglas Delaney Jordan, 28 of Beverly Hills.