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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 Fire Department Kept Busy with Two Fires in Two Days

First fire was Thursday, see below for Friday’s fire on California.

The Burbank Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 800 block of Kenwood Thursday morning to find smoke coming from the attic vents.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Quick work by Fire Fighters kept the small fire from extending, although smoke caused by the interior wall fire was bad enough to take the life a family cat. Damage from the fire was estimated at $50,000 to the contents and $50,000 to structure. There were no injuries to Fire Fighters during this fire.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The second fire was reported Friday afternoon at 4:59 pm

Friday afternoon Burbank Fire Fighters were called to the 1300 block of N. California Street to a reported shed fire behind a house. When firefighters arrived they approached the fire and heard several popping sound and retreated. The fire fighters determined the popping sound was live ammunition rounds exploding. The decision was made to attack the blaze in a defensive mode and keep firefighters in a safe distance from the live rounds going off.

The cause of this blaze and the one on Thursday are currently being investigated by Burbank’s Arson Investigator.

Roofers Create Bigger Problem When They Start House Fire

Burbank Firefighters work at ventilating this attic fire at a residence in the 700 Blk of Kenwood Street Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters work at ventilating this attic fire at a residence in the 700 Blk of Kenwood Street Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s Fire Department responded to an structure fire in the 700 block of Kenwood Thursday afternoon around 5:30 pm.  While responding, the Police helicopter overhead reported that there were people on the roof who had cut a hole with fire coming out of the roof with trying to control the fire with a garden hose. Upon their arrival they had a roof fire that appeared to be extending into the attic.

Firefighters made entry into the home and found it to be vacant of furniture. They put salvage covers over the floor to protect it and crews started to ventilate the roof in several areas while at the same time as firefighters inside started to pull out the ceiling to get to the fire.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Once Firefighters extinguished the attic fire, they overhauled the remainder of the roofing materials that was smoldering.

There were no injuries to civilians nor firefighters and the cause was being investigated by Burbank’s Arson Investigator, who was looking into the work the roofers had been doing at the beginning of the blaze.

Damage was listed at $200,000.00 to the structure, and because the residence was being remodeled  there was no loss to the contents

Burbank Firefighters work at ventilating this attic fire and putting water on the flames at a residence in the 700 Blk of Kenwood Street Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters work at ventilating this attic fire and putting water on the flames at a residence in the 700 Blk of Kenwood Street Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Captain Mark Hatch talks with Captain Tray White at the scene of house fire Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Captain Mark Hatch talks with Captain Tray White at the scene of house fire Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Traffic Accident Results in Pedestrian Seriously Injured

Burbank Firefighters and Paramedics worked feverishly to free a trapped pedestrian who was standing at the base of the 3800 W Alameda Ave. “Disney” building at Kenwood Street, Kenwod Street  late Thursday afternoon.

Burbank Firefighters and Paramedics work to free a trapped pedestrian after this 2 car collision which also required ‘The Jaws of Life’ to free the driver.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The accident occurred in the intersection of Alameda Street and Kenwood Street and sent both cars up onto the sidewalk.  One of the cars struck two pedestrians, trapping one of them between the hood of the car and the wall.  The man, who suffered traumatic injuries to his leg, was transported by ambulance to the trauma center at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.  The other pedstrian was also take to the same hospital.

A passenger in the car was also trapped in the vehicle.  Firefighters had to cut the person free from the car before transporting them to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. 

 The incident required a Fire Engine, two Truck Companies, and all three of Burbank’s Rescue Ambulances along with a Battalion Chief.  Burbank Police blocked the streets around the accident scene.

The names of the drivers involved and the victims have not yet been released by police.  The accident remains under investigation.

Burbank Firefighters and Paramedics work to free a trapped pedestrian after this two-car collision which also required the ‘Jaws of Life’ to free the driver.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The scene where a pedestrian was trapped against the hood of this car and the wall, following a two-car accident in the intersection of Alameda and Kenwood Street. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)