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UPDATE: Men Identified in Barricade / Death Investigation

Sergeant Claudio Losacco, Public Information Officer for the Burbank Police Department briefs the media Wednesday morning (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Sergeant Claudio Losacco, Public Information Officer for the Burbank Police Department briefs the media Wednesday morning (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Two brothers, who Burbank police have identified as 66 year-old Thomas Wayne Binkley and 65 year-old Steve Leroy Binkley were arrested last night after a barricade incident in which Thomas Binkley later died after being tased while being put onto custody, said Sergeant Claudio Losacco of the Burbank Police Department in a press conference held Wednesday morning at the Burbank Police Station.

On Tuesday evening, October 4, at about 6:20 pm, Burbank Police Officers responded to a woman’s home on Shelton St. to investigate a report of criminal threats. The investigation took the two officers to a second home in the 500 block of N. Mariposa Street.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

After taking the woman’s statement, two Burbank Police Officers, who were identified as each having over six years of law enforcement experience, responded to a home in the 500 block of N. Mariposa St. to speak with the suspect.

At that time the officers made contact with the suspect, Thomas Binkley, outside the home. While speaking with the officers, Thomas Binkley became verbally confrontational and ultimately physically assaulted the officers. During the altercation, one of the officers discharged his taser, which stopped the assault on the officers.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Police then say a second man, who had been identified as Steve Binkley, Thomas’ brother, came to the door of the home threatening the officers while brandishing a handgun. This forced the officers to take cover and call for assistance.

Steve Binkley remained barricaded in the home for about 40 minutes, before exiting without further incident. The officers were able to rescue Thomas Binkley during the barricade situation and remove him from the immediate area, where he could be treated by paramedics. He was later pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The man refused to exit the home and a barricade situation ensued and during that time, Burbank police shut down the area to traffic on both Mariposa and Magnolia to protect the public in case gun fire was exchanged. Police also deployed their ‘Bearcat’ to the scene for officer safety.

Man surrenders to Burbank police after a 40 minute standoff in a residence

Man surrenders to Burbank police after a 40 minute standoff in a residence

After communicating with the man, the suspect gave up after about 40  minutes with no shots fired, exiting the home and complying with officers orders as they took him into custody on the parkway of the residence.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office responded and will rule on Thomas Binkley’s cause of death.

Steve Binkley was arrested and booked into the Burbank City Jail on one count of threatening a public officer. He is being held in-lieu of $25,000 bail and due to appear in court Friday morning.

The handgun believed to have been used in the threat against the officers by Steve Binkley was recovered during the service of a search warrant inside the home this morning.

This investigation is on-going.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Suspect Dies After Being Tased by Burbank Police During Fight

Burbank detectives are investigating the death of man who officers had to use their taser on after he attacked the officers on the front stairs of a house on the 500 block of N. Mariposa St.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

On Tuesday evening, October 4, at about 6:20 pm, Burbank Police Officers responded to a residence home to investigate a report of criminal threats. The investigation took the two officers to a second home in the 500 block of N. Mariposa Street.

Upon arrival, the officers were confronted outside the residence by the suspect in the criminal threats investigation. The individual attacked the officers and a fight took place with one officer shooting the man with a Taser, which caused the subject to stop resisting.

At about the same time a second man appeared in the doorway armed with a handgun and threatened the officers. The officers repositioned themselves behind cover and called for assistance.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Police deployed their Bearcat Rescue Vehicle in case it was needed (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The man refused to exit the home and a barricade situation ensued and during that time, Burbank police shut down the area to traffic on both Mariposa and Magnolia to protect the public in case gun fire was exchanged. Police also deployed their ‘Bearcat’ to the scene for officer safety.

After communicating with the man, the suspect gave up after about 40  minutes with no shots fired, exiting the home and complying with officers orders as they took him into custody on the parkway of the residence.

Man surrenders to Burbank police after a 40 minute standoff in a residence (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Man surrenders to Burbank police after a 40 minute standoff in a residence (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Officers rescued the subject they’d subdued during the barricade so he could be treated by paramedics. He was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased is a male is in his 60’s and his cause of death will be determined by the coroner’s office.

Because the man died while in police custody, Burbank police detectives, along with members of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office will investigate the death.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Use Taser To Subdue Man On Freeway On Ramp

Burbank police used a Taser to subdue a vandalism suspect after the man walked onto the 134 Freeway on-ramp around 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 11.

BPD New Police Car -2Officers were dispatched to the area of Buena Vista St. and Riverside Drive regarding a male suspect in the street kicking cars. When officers attempted to contact the suspect, Dillon Toscano, age 38 and an El Cajon resident, he walked onto the 134 Freeway on-ramp, according to Lt. Eduardo Ruiz of the Burbank Police Department,

“Toscano refused to walk down the on-ramp and started walking toward the freeway lanes,” said Ruiz. “Toscano failed to comply with the officers commands and… ran up the on-ramp.”

“A Taser was deployed on Toscano due to his highly agitated and reckless behavior,” added Ruiz.

Toscano was arrested and taken to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center for post-Taser evaluation and medical booking clearance.

While at the hospital, Toscano “attempted to escape prior to treatment,” continued Ruiz. “He was tased again and restrained on a gurney for medical evaluation.”

Toscano was eventually cleared for booking and booked at the BPD Jail for 594(A)(2) PC and 836.6(b) PC, and 148(a) PC, violations for attempting to escape custody, vandalism and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $25,000.

Troncoso allegedly caused damaged to three vehicles, including $1000 in estimated damage to one of the vehicles.