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Burbank Police Nab Three Burglars

Burbank police were called to the 1800 block of N. Kenwood around 9:25 am Tuesday for a report of a possible burglary with the occupants still inside the residence.

Arriving on scene, officers were able to stop a vehicle and detained the driver after finding items of evidence inside the car with two additional suspects still outstanding.  A perimeter was quickly established in the area to contain the men.

Police searched the area house by house led by the Burbank Police K-9’s with assistance from both Glendale and San Fernando who also sent their K-9 units in the massive search. There was also support from above with police helicopters.

Police were finally able to find the men after about four hours of searching with both being found underneath a house on Maple Street.  Both men were then taken into custody with further incident.

Police released the names of the suspects as:

  • Katie Frank, a 22-year-old woman from Los Angeles
  • Elias Valdez, a 26-year-old man from Los Angeles
  • Jesus Ruano, a 28-year-old man from Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will review the case and recommend charges.

Burbank Police Nab One Suspect in Morning Home Burglary

UPDATE 8/21/13: — Quincy Keaton, 24, of Los Angeles is the suspect arrested for this burglary on Irving Drive. Keaton also had two additional warrants for failures to appear. His bail is $50,000 and court date is August 22. Two suspects are still outstanding and the investigation is ongoing, according to Burbank Police Public Information Officer, Sergeant Darin Ryburn. —

Burbank Police responded to a call on the 900 block of Irving Drive early Tuesday morning from a woman indicating at least two persons had entered her home.  Shortly after 8:50 a.m. police arrived at the residence, detaining one African-American male in a car parked on the street outside of the house.


Burbank’s Bearcat Vehicle was dispatched to the scene. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

According to Burbank Police Sgt.  Darin Ryburn, the woman called the Burbank Police and stated “there’s someone inside my house, they broke in.”  Burbank Police quickly responded, detaining a single suspect, and learned two additional suspects, an African-American male, and a second person, either female or male had already fled the scene and both are outstanding.

Ryburn noted a firearm from the residence is unaccounted for, and the two individuals must be considered armed.

BPD Search on Irving -5

A K-9 from San Fernando was on hand to assist with the door to door search for suspects (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police, with additional K-9 support from San Fernando and air support from Pasadena, quickly established a perimeter and search area hoping to locate the two fleeing suspects.  Unfortunately the suspects escaped the area, which is surrounded by rugged hills, vegetation, and residential areas.

I came outside and the police had just stopped in front of the (victim’s) house, and the police officer pulled a gun at someone sitting in the car” said nearby resident Michael Ghafouri.  “Before I knew it police were coming from everywhere, I was absolutely shocked, and amazed how fast the police came.”


Burbank Police Officer Todd Burke stands by during the search for suspects. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Another neighbor, Dennis Garlick, added “I backed out of my driveway at around 8:40 a.m., and the car (the car where the first suspect was detained) was already parked in front of the house.  I guess the crime was already in progress.”

Ghafouri concluded “I was afraid we were going to see a shootout here, but I am so impressed by the (police) response, and the organized way they handled things.”

While residents are free to come and go within the neighborhood, Burbank Police will continue to search for the outstanding suspects.  Ryburn emphasized that if anybody sees anything suspicious to call the police immediately.

The vehicle driven by the suspects was impounded by the Burbank Police as they search for evidence  (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

The vehicle driven by the suspects was impounded by the Burbank Police as they search for evidence (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

A K-9 on loan from the San Fernando Police searches house to house for suspects (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

A K-9 on loan from the San Fernando Police searches house to house for suspects (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Neighborhood Locked Down During Search for Felony Suspect

A Burbank neighborhood was shut down after officers received information that a felony warrant suspect was in the area of 500 block of Stanford Road,

When officers attempted to contact the suspect, he fled from the officers and began running through residential yards. Officers began pursuing the felony suspect and giving him commands to stop running and get on the ground. The suspect refused and continued running through the residential area.

After officers lost sight of the suspect briefly and due to officer safety concerns, the officers immediately set up a perimeter to conduct a search.

House in the 400 block of Eton, Dartmouth and Cambridge were all affected during the search that took about an hour. Glendale Police assisted in the search with one of their K-9 units, a Glendale Sgt. The Burbank Airship assisted with the search.

The suspect was located in the backyard of a residence on the 400 block of Eton Street by the searching Burbank K-9 unit.  Several commands were given for the suspect to exit the cluttered and dark garage but the suspect refused, and was bitten by the dog to force the suspect to comply. The suspect, wanted for felony warrants including a weapons and explosives violation, was eventually take into custody and Paramedics were called to treat his injuries at the scene.

Suspect was identified as Nicholas Dergan, 22 years-old and a resident of Burbank.  He was booked for the outstanding eight warrants including two felony warrants and 148(A)(1) resisting arrest during by fleeing police. Total Bail is $ 208,000 and he is being held at LA County Jail.