Public Safety

Alleged blowtorch robbery suspect pleads not guilty

A 41-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Friday in incidents where he allegedly used a blowtorch and Taser to rob three convenience stores in Glendale, Long Beach and...

High marks for efforts against tobacco

High marks for efforts against tobacco

Glendale was one of 13 California cities to get the highest marks from the American Lung Assn. for working to control the use and sale of tobacco products during the past year.

Police arrest man driving 'bladder truck' allegedly used for fraudulent gasoline transactions

Police arrest man driving 'bladder truck' allegedly used for fraudulent gasoline transactions

A 26-year-old Hollywood man was arrested Wednesday after police found him driving a “bladder truck,” or a pick-up truck they said was used to fraudulently purchase gasoline with reencoded credit cards.

Suspect who allegedly robbed deli using blowtorch in custody

Suspect who allegedly robbed deli using blowtorch in custody

The blowtorch-toting robbery suspect who allegedly stole cash and vodka from a Glendale deli Saturday evening is in custody and police have reportedly linked him to...

Pair suspected of area mail theft

Pair suspected of area mail theft

A traffic stop on Saturday led to the arrest of two Los Angeles men after police discovered stolen mail, including checks, from more than a dozen victims in their car, police said.

Police seek suspect who used blow torch to rob deli

Police seek suspect who used blow torch to rob deli

Police are looking for a robbery suspect who used a lit blowtorch to rob a Glendale market on Saturday evening, police said.

Seven drivers arrested during DUI operation

A DUI saturation patrol conducted by Glendale police on Friday night yielded seven arrests for drunk and/or drugged driving, police said.

VIDEO: Hikers and dog airlifted from Angeles National Forest

VIDEO: Hikers and dog airlifted from Angeles National Forest

Three hikers and their dog were airlifted out of the Angeles National Forest on Saturday after they became stranded on top of a mountain.

Man allegedly impersonates doctor to retrieve false prescriptions

Man allegedly impersonates doctor to retrieve false prescriptions

Surveillance photos were released on Friday of a man who reportedly called two CVS Pharmacy locations, impersonated a physician and later picked up narcotic prescription medications using information he obtained fraudulently.

Police accepting cadet applications

The Glendale Police Department is accepting applications for police-cadet positions through Jan. 26.

Staged car crashes help police spot fraudulent claims

Staged car crashes help police spot fraudulent claims

Glendale and Burbank police on Thursday watched a series of staged car collisions in a training session on how to identify fraudulent claims.

Mother arrested in motel room with drugs within reach of children

A traffic stop in Glendale on Wednesday led police to a motel room where a 34-year-old woman reportedly had narcotics and drug paraphernalia within reach of her two young children, police said.

Police: Man turns off power at commercial property, flees

Police: Man turns off power at commercial property, flees

Police on Wednesday released surveillance photos of a man who allegedly entered a commercial property illegally, turned off the power and subsequently fled.

School burglary under investigation

School burglary under investigation

Sheriff’s officials are investigating a school burglary in which thieves stole cash from teachers’ desks and ransacked several classrooms at La Crescenta Elementary School, police reports state.

More than $100K in electronics reported stolen from storage facility

More than $100K in electronics reported stolen from storage facility

More than $100,000 worth of electronic equipment was stolen Monday from a storage facility that rents out camera and video equipment to production companies, police said.

Verdugo Fire Academy holds graduation event

Verdugo Fire Academy holds graduation event

For Burbank resident Kody Jensen, becoming a firefighter has been a lifelong dream that was inspired by the 28-year career of his grandfather Bill Jensen with the Glendale Fire Department.

Woman who shot herself in driveway identified as Fontana police sergeant

The woman who fatally shot herself in the driveway of a Burbank home last week was identified as a 43-year-old Fontana police sergeant and mother...

Glendale man reported missing found

A Glendale man who was reported missing Monday returned home safely, according to a Glendale police alert issued Tuesday.

Two detained after their vehicle crashes into another vehicle during police pursuit

Two detained after their vehicle crashes into another vehicle during police pursuit

Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning after leading police on a car chase, during which the driver crashed into another car, leaving one person injured, police said.

New emergency alert system available to Glendale residents

Residents who wish to receive emergency alerts from Glendale police can register for a new service being offered in partnership with Nixle.

Police seek public's help in finding missing man

Police seek public's help in finding missing man

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a 32-year-old schizophrenic man who was last seen early Monday morning.

Police department welcomes two new officers

Police department welcomes two new officers

Glendale police welcomed two new police officers to the force during a swearing-in ceremony held on Thursday.

Overturned big rig carrying washers, dryers brings Ventura (134) Freeway to a crawl

[UPDATE 1/9 6:19 p.m.] All lanes have been reopened on the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway near Buena Vista Street in Burbank where an overturned big rig was blocking all lanes except the carpool lane Friday afternoon, officials said.

Woman comes home to find man in ski mask at her front door

A man wearing a ski mask assaulted a 70-year-old Glendale resident after she arrived home late Wednesday evening, police said.

Surveillance photos of Bloomingdale's theft suspect released

Surveillance photos of Bloomingdale's theft suspect released

Police released surveillance photos Thursday of a woman suspected of stealing $1,470 worth of Louis Vuitton handbag charms from Bloomingdale’s in the Glendale Galleria last month, police said.

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