Public Safety

Upgraded helicopter has Burbank, Glendale police flying high

Upgraded helicopter has Burbank, Glendale police flying high

Arriving from Arizona, Glendale and Burbank police last week flew in their new shared helicopter, which is equipped with updated features for more efficient and effective police work, officials said.

Burbank resident charged in shooting outside Glendale home

Burbank resident charged in shooting outside Glendale home

A 40-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he shot a 34-year-old man multiple times outside the victim’s Glendale home, leaving him in...

Lawsuit alleges special needs student sexually assaulted by schoolmate

A parent filed a lawsuit against the Glendale Unified School District last week alleging that her 7-year-old daughter, a first-grader at John Marshall Elementary School with special needs, was sexually assaulted multiple times by another student.

Firefighters take down Glendale house fire

Firefighters take down Glendale house fire

[UPDATE 11/21 9:52 a.m.] Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire at a hillside home in Glendale Thursday evening that resulted in structural damage of $100,000 and $20,000 in damage to property.

Glendale police release footage of suspected underwear thief

Glendale police release footage of suspected underwear thief

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman caught on camera stealing colorful underwear worth hundreds of dollars from Victoria’s Secret in the Glendale Galleria late last month.

One woman hospitalized after firefighters extinguish Glendale house fire

Firefighters knocked down a Glendale house fire on Wednesday night that left one woman hospitalized with minor injuries, officials said.

Police looking into string of break-ins at Glendale homes

Police are investigating a series of daytime break-ins and break-in attempts that occurred in Glendale homes on Wednesday, and authorities said may be related and involve multiple suspects.

Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian

Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian

A pedestrian was hospitalized with unknown injuries after being struck by a car in Glendale Wednesday, police said.

Suspect in custody after shooting outside Glendale residence

Suspect in custody after shooting outside Glendale residence

[UPDATE 11/19 3:13 p.m.] Police on Wednesday arrested a suspect who allegedly shot a 34-year-old man multiple times outside a single-family Glendale residence Wednesday, leaving him in critical condition, authorities said.

City of Burbank reaches $1.45M settlement in court case

Burbank officials reached a $1.45-million settlement Tuesday with a man who sued the city and a former Burbank police officer, alleging that the officer falsified police reports to get him arrested.

Former employee arrested for allegedly vandalizing business

Former employee arrested for allegedly vandalizing business

A disgruntled former employee of a Glendale business was arrested Sunday evening after reportedly shattering the store’s glass front door with a newspaper rack a year after he was fired, police said.

Two people suffer minor injuries in apartment fire

Glendale firefighters on Saturday morning knocked down a small apartment fire that caused an estimated $25,000 in damage, authorities said.

Festival opens health care to the community

Festival opens health care to the community

Hundreds of people descended upon the Glendale Civic Auditorium for a health event this weekend, seizing the opportunity to receive free screenings, check-ups and flu shots.

Sig Alert cleared for overturned vehicle on 134 Freeway in Glendale

Sig Alert cleared for overturned vehicle on 134 Freeway in Glendale

A Sig Alert due to an overturned vehicle on the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway near Glendale Avenue was cleared in less than 30 minutes Saturday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Marshals capture man with local gang connections, tied to four killings

A fugitive connected to four killings, with ties to the local Toonerville gang and considered one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most wanted criminals has been caught, federal authorities announced.

Jewel City shines in FBI report

Glendale is among the top 10 large cities in America with the lowest violent crime rate, according to an analysis of federal data released this week.

Firefighters knock down house fire in Glendale

Firefighters knock down house fire in Glendale

Firefighters on Tuesday knocked down a fire that had ripped through a detached outdoor sunroom of a Glendale home, causing an estimated $70,000 in damages, authorities said.

Check casher sent to prison

A 37-year-old Van Nuys man was sentenced to 30 months in prison Monday after laundering more than $860,000 in proceeds from a tax-fraud scheme, officials said.

Police release surveillance photos of man who allegedly broke into YMCA, church

Police release surveillance photos of man who allegedly broke into YMCA, church

Glendale police on Monday released surveillance footage of a man suspected of breaking into the Glendale YMCA and a local church in September, police said.

Computers stolen at Glendale Community College

Several computers were stolen from offices at Glendale Community College overnight on Saturday, police said.

FDA eyes suspect contact sales

The operators of two Glendale retail stores were accused this week of selling cosmetic contact lenses without prescriptions, which authorities said put consumers at risk for eye infections and blindness.

Detectives believe they know 'how and why' film executive was killed

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said Thursday that detectives believe they know “how and why” Fox movie executive Gavin Smith was killed, saying that the...

Alleged gang member arrested in attempted home invasion case

Alleged gang member arrested in attempted home invasion case

A reputed gang member was arrested Wednesday after authorities reportedly tied him to a home-invasion robbery attempt that occurred in La Crescenta in August, police said.

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Glendale

Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Glendale

[UPDATE 11/6 3:53 p.m.] Police on Thursday were investigating a traffic collision in Glendale involving a bicyclist, officials said.

State grant targets traffic improvements, pedestrian safety

State grant targets traffic improvements, pedestrian safety

The Glendale Police Department received a $429,000 state grant to improve traffic and pedestrian safety through educational outreach and enforcement operations targeting impaired or distracted drivers, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians, officials announced this week.

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