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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.

Four Residential Burglaries Reported Friday

Four residential burglaries were reported to police on Friday, May 16, resulting in a loss of thousands of dollars worth of items including computers, gaming consoles, gift cards, cash, electronics, cigars and alcohol.

BPD Patch -1A policeAt 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of N. Maple Street, after the resident returned home to find his master bedroom ransacked and some of his wife’s jewelry on the floor, said Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

Entry was made through the master bedroom window. The screen had been removed and placed against the wall outside. The victim had left the house between 12:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. that day.

A MacBook Pro, an external hard drive, an iPad and a messenger bag were all reported stolen, in addition to currency and gift cards worth about $1300.

At 3:42 p.m. Friday, officers went to the 300 block of N. Lima Street to take a report on burglary that occurred sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15. The victim returned home to find the front gate ajar.

An Xbox 360, six games, a controller and headphones, along with headphones from an upstairs bedroom, were taken. Nothing else was taken from the home, including laptops, cameras and computers.

There were no signs of forced entry, as a door had been left unlocked for the children to enter the home, said Ryburn.

At 5:15 p.m. Friday, police were called to the 500 block of N. Cordova Street after the residents returned home to find the exterior security door closed but not locked and the front door open.

Entry had been made through a bedroom window, with the screen taken out and set against the exterior of the house, Ryburn said.

A flat screen television, a 12″ by 24″ humidor with cigars and three bottles of alcohol, along with a large duffel bag, were reported stolen.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, officers went to the 300 bock of N. Avon Street for another residential burglary report. The victim had left the residence between 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. that day.

The victim had returned to find a television from the rear bedroom missing, along with Xbox 360 and Wii consoles. Several drawers and cabinets had been rummaged through.

Entry was made through an unlocked rear door, added Ryburn.

There are no suspects in the four burglaries at this time, but police encourage anyone in the area who may have seen something or know something about the thefts to contact the department at 818-238-3210.

Rear Sliding Glass Door Smashed In Home Buglary

A home on the 1000 block of N. Sixth St. was broken into during the daytime Tuesday, May 6, and several items of jewelry were taken, according to police.

BPD Patch -1A policeSometime between 11:15 a.m. and 4:04 p.m., thieves smashed the rear sliding glass door and ransacked the bedroom, said Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

The resident returned home at 4:04 p.m. and found the house had been burglarized. Several items of jewelry, of an unknown value, were reported missing.

Safe Stolen From House In Burbank Hills

A safe containing gift cards, a checkbook, U.S. currency and miscellaneous papers was taken from a residence on the 600 block of E. Tufts Avenue in the Burbank Hills area sometime between 2:00 p.m. March 9 and 12:00 p.m. March 11.

The resident of the property was out of town and received a call regarding his house possibly having been burglarized, the a friend visited the property to check on it. The friend noticed a French door in the back of the house had a pane smashed out, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department, and called police.

The two bedrooms, including the master, and the office had been gone through, with drawers and doors opened.

A small 30″ safe was determined to be missing from the office closet. The investigation into the burglary is ongoing, added Ryburn.

Another Residential Burglary Reported in Burbank Hill Area

Sometime between 8:10 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. Monday evening, March 10, unknown suspects entered an apartment in a complex on the 500 block of E. Magnolia Blvd. and made off with three watches, an iPad and U.S. currency of an undeclared amount.

The victim left his apartment for a short time Monday evening and secured his apartment. Upon his return, he noticed the back door to the apartment was wide open and the kitchen window was also open, said Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

The interior of the residence had been gone through, with doors and drawers opened. It is believed the suspects entered through an open kitchen window, as the screen had been removed and placed nearby.

This residential burglary is similar to two residential burglaries from apartment complexes, via unlocked windows, recently reported to police.

Two Residential Burglary Reports Filed

Two more reports of residential burglary were reported over the weekend. Overnight from Friday, February 7 at 7:20 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8, unknown suspect(s) stole numerous items including two antique shotguns, from an apartment on the 600 block of E. Palm Avenue. The suspect pried the front door to enter the apartment and ransacked the residence.

From 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, until 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 9, an unknown suspect entered the unlocked side door of a garage on the 1300 block of N. Lamer St. and took a set of golf clubs.

While violent Part One crimes such as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault are down, property crimes such as arson, burglary, theft and vehicle theft “remain a concern of the department,” according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

“We’re hoping for stronger involvement by people in protecting their homes and vehicles and by being good witnesses and observant of their surroundings. In turn, this will help reduce the opportunity for property crimes and theft,” Ryburn said.