Public Safety

Gatto-introduced hit-and-run bills headed to Brown's desk

Two pieces of legislation that seek to reduce the number of hit-and-runs in the state are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after passing in both the Assembly and Senate.

Fallen power pole causes power outage, street closures

A power pole fell on a parked car at Rosemont and Prospect avenue in the La Crescenta-Montrose area on Friday evening, causing "fluid" street closures in the area as authorities worked to repair the damage.

Glendale Historical Society raises the bar

Glendale Historical Society raises the bar

The Glendale Historical Society is toasting the Jewel City's history of cuisines and libations with its launch of a yearlong series that will find the group spotlighting long-standing bars and restaurants across the city.

Footage released of suspect who stole from Glendale High School cars

Footage released of suspect who stole from Glendale High School cars

Police have released surveillance footage of a suspect allegedly stealing belongings from a parked car at Glendale High School last month, and he is believed to have been spotted wandering the campus previously.

Man arrested after test-driving dealership cars after-hours

A North Hollywood man was charged with trespassing this week when he was spotted wandering around a local Mercedes-Benz dealership after closing and was later found to have moved vehicles around because he was "testing" them, police said.

 Four recruits take oath to join Glendale's police force

Four recruits take oath to join Glendale's police force

The Glendale Police Department swore in four rookie officers earlier this month after they graduated from the police academy, though plenty of training in the field still lies ahead.

Crash leaves nearly 800 homes without power

A silver SUV crashed into a power pole and a fire hydrant in the 2800 block of Verdugo Road on Thursday afternoon, leaving 796 homes in the area without electricity, said City Spokesman Tom Lorenz.

DUI checkpoint scheduled for Labor Day weekend

DUI checkpoint scheduled for Labor Day weekend

Glendale police will conduct a DUI checkpoint this weekend as well as aggressively patrolling for drunk drivers over Labor Day weekend.

Task force compiles ideas for pedestrian safety

Task force compiles ideas for pedestrian safety

A group of volunteers recently finished compiling a series of recommendations aimed at boosting pedestrian safety within the city, and they're expected to go before the Glendale City Council in October.

Second-alarm fire breaks out at hillside home

A fire tore through a hillside home Monday evening in Glendale, police said.

Street and freeway closures continue during freeway construction

Daytime lane and ramp closures are scheduled this week as crews work on the $355-million Golden State (5) Freeway Empire interchange construction project, state transportation officials said.

Eleven arrested in area DUI stop

A DUI saturation patrol in Glendale, Burbank and neighboring towns yielded 11 arrests, police said.

L.A. accuses Glendale Adventist of patient dumping on skid row

L.A. accuses Glendale Adventist of patient dumping on skid row

Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer has filed a lawsuit accusing Glendale Adventist Medical Center of dumping mentally ill and disabled homeless patients on L.A.'s skid row over the last four years, the...

Four suspects appear in surveillance video

Four suspects appear in surveillance video

Police have released surveillance photos of four suspects allegedly breaking into a Glendale home last month and stealing an unknown number of personal items.

Glendale pair suspected of ID theft after 138 cards found in vehicles

Glendale pair suspected of ID theft after 138 cards found in vehicles

Two Glendale men were arrested on suspicion of identity theft on Tuesday after being caught with more than 100 allegedly fraudulent credit cards in their possession, police said.

Campaign lights the way to bike safety

Campaign lights the way to bike safety

Chris Chorebanian was pulled over on his bicycle by a Glendale police officer Wednesday evening for riding without a front light.

Protesters gather at Scholl Canyon landfill

Protesters gather at Scholl Canyon landfill

Eagle Rock residents and local officials gathered at the base of the Scholl Canyon Landfill Wednesday to protest potential plans by Glendale to expand the site, which...

Montrose purse snatchings catch residents off guard

July 25 was supposed to be a typical day for one 82-year-old woman shopping in Montrose. She parked her car in the 2400 block of Honolulu Avenue. She put her keys in her pocket. Then, she felt her shoulder jerk along with her purse.

 Community recalls the Station fire

Community recalls the Station fire

It's been five years since the Station fire — started by an unidentified arsonist on Aug. 26, 2009 just a few miles north of La CaƱada — ravaged the Foothills, burning through a record 161,000 acres over a 50-day period.

Freeway shooting in Atwater Village results in injury

Freeway shooting in Atwater Village results in injury

A woman was shot and wounded Wednesday morning as she was exiting the Golden State (5) Freeway just outside Glendale, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Woman receives sentence for role in healthcare scheme

A woman who ran a $20-million healthcare scheme out of a Glendale medical clinic was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay back more than $9 million in restitution to Medicare and Medi-Cal.

Glendale police sergeant charged with soliciting undercover Vegas cop

Glendale police sergeant charged with soliciting undercover Vegas cop

A Glendale police sergeant who battled the city on administrative and legal fronts over claims of discrimination has been charged with soliciting an undercover Las Vegas police detective at the Flamingo casino earlier this month.

Second sobriety checkpoint this month yields single DUI arrest

Second sobriety checkpoint this month yields single DUI arrest

Ten arrests were made during a sobriety checkpoint in Glendale over the weekend, police said.

Pair of sisters suspected of drug possession

Two Glendale sisters were arrested for alleged drug possession after police conducted a probation compliance check at their residence on Wednesday.

Traffic stop leads to drug suspect's arrest

Traffic stop leads to drug suspect's arrest

A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Tujunga resident who was allegedly in possession of narcotics and fraudulent credit cards, police said.

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