Public Safety

Witness stymies alleged attempted murder

Witness stymies alleged attempted murder

A 23-year-old Los Angeles man who was reportedly caught waiting by his ex-boss’ car with two loaded pistols after putting sugar in the gas tank was charged on Wednesday with attempted murder, authorities said.

Firefighters battle La Tuna Canyon brush fire

Firefighters battle La Tuna Canyon brush fire

More than 350 emergency responders battled a brush fire in the La Tuna Canyon foothills Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Foothill (210) Freeway lanes closed due to CalTrans work

Lanes in both directions on the Foothill (210) Freeway were closed at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday night due to CalTrans work, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Glendale police release footage of suspects in alleged work-truck theft

Glendale police release footage of suspects in alleged work-truck theft

Police on Tuesday released surveillance video of two men reportedly stealing tools from a work truck in Glendale earlier this month.

Sobriety checkpoint yields four DUI arrests in Glendale

Four motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Saturday night during a grant-funded sobriety checkpoint conducted at Colorado Street and Kenilworth Avenue in Glendale, officials said.

Police seek public's help in IDing theft suspect caught on surveillance camera

Police seek public's help in IDing theft suspect caught on surveillance camera

Police on Monday released surveillance photos of a theft suspect accused of using stolen credit cards at various businesses in Sunland and Van Nuys, officials said.

Veteran detective recognized as Glendale's Police Officer of the Year

Veteran detective recognized as Glendale's Police Officer of the Year

A veteran police detective was recognized Thursday as Glendale’s Police Officer of the Year at the annual police awards luncheon.

Police awards champion hard work and heroism

Police awards champion hard work and heroism

More than a dozen Glendale police officers were honored on Thursday at the 20th annual police awards luncheon for acts of bravery, as well as their professionalism and investigative chops.

New devices make writing traffic tickets easier for Glendale police

A new hand-held device for Glendale officers will streamline the process of writing traffic tickets, but the local police chief is stressing the goal is to boost efficiency, not to cite more drivers.

Suspected drunk driver who struck pedestrian with his car arrested after allegedly initially lying to police

A 50-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he struck a pedestrian with his car while allegedly driving drunk, police said.

Two arrested on suspicion of arson, vandalism

Two men were arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly vandalizing two cars with a portable propane torch and a tire iron, officials said.

Two pedestrians struck in separate incidents

[UPDATED 5:01 p.m.] An 18-year-old pedestrian was transported to the hospital Tuesday afternoon with back injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in Glendale, officials said.

Sting yields arrests at area hotels

An undercover vice sting conducted throughout Glendale last week yielded five prostitution arrests, police said.

Ruptured water main slows traffic in La Crescenta

Ruptured water main slows traffic in La Crescenta

A water main break in La Crescenta slowed down traffic Tuesday morning, leaving one lane closed in each direction on Pennsylvania Avenue between Altura Avenue and the Foothill (210) Freeway.

Two lanes temporarily closed after pickup truck overturns on 210 freeway

Two lanes temporarily closed after pickup truck overturns on 210 freeway

Two lanes were temporarily closed on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway at Pennsylvania Avenue Monday afternoon after a pickup truck blew a tire, causing it to overturn.

Two Glendale men charged as ringleaders of nationwide prescription drug plot

Thirty-three people, including two Glendale men, have been indicted in a wide-ranging scam to sell more than $150 million in illegal pharmaceuticals in California and several other states,...

Glendale, Burbank fire departments salute new recruits

Glendale, Burbank fire departments salute new recruits

Seventeen new firefighters — including Burbank’s second-ever female recruit — are set to join the Burbank and Glendale fire departments after completing an extensive 15-week joint academy.

Nearly a year later, ambiguity still surrounds Kimberly Blum's disappearance

Nearly a year later, ambiguity still surrounds Kimberly Blum's disappearance

It’s been almost a year since Rosalie Blum saw her daughter, who went missing last June, but the pain and frustration have only grown. 

Surveillance footage shows vehicle involved in love letter burglary

Glendale Police released surveillance footage of the vehicle involved in the residential burglary in which love letters to an 80-year-old woman from her deceased husband were stolen.

Man pleads not guilty in alleged indecent exposure incident at Glendale Galleria

A 49-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to one count of indecent exposure stemming from an incident last week in which he allegedly grabbed a female janitor in a Glendale Galleria bathroom while he was exposed, officials said.

Six motorists arrested during DUI saturation patrol

Glendale police arrested six motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence during a Cinco de Mayo DUI saturation patrol, officials said.

Pair charged in defrauding employees out of $200K in wages

Operators of a Glendale-based fire protection firm are accused of defrauding four employees out of more than $200,000 by taking their wages on public-works projects, officials said.

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Pair of local hospitals receive improved marks in latest safety report

Two area hospitals improved their grades on a national report card this spring after receiving Cs last fall for their patient quality care.

Man struck by train is identified in apparent suicide

The man who was fatally struck by a train in Glendale early Saturday morning was identified by coroner’s officials as 20-year-old Manuel Vargas.

Man killed by train in Glendale

A man was killed early Saturday morning after being struck by a train in Glendale, officials said.

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