Public Safety

Glendale Fire Chief Scoggins to head Seattle Fire Department

Glendale Fire Chief Scoggins to head Seattle Fire Department

Glendale Fire Chief Harold Scoggins has accepted the top post at the Seattle Fire Department and will be stepping down next month, officials announced Wednesday.

Police add tourniquets to their first-aid arsenal

After the use of tourniquets were said to have saved the life of a Los Angeles SWAT officer severely injured during a shootout last August near USC, Glendale police felt they too should have the tool available to use during emergencies.

DUI patrol leads to seven arrests

DUI patrol leads to seven arrests

Seven drivers were arrested during a DUI saturation patrol Friday evening for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

Man injured in alleged Craigslist phone robbery

A man who was trying to sell a phone on Craigslist was injured after being dragged down a street while clinging onto a car door after thieves posing as would-be buyers grabbed his phone, hit the gas and fled, police said.

Motorcyclist loses control of vehicle, dies, CHP says

[UPDATE 2/25, 9:42 a.m.] A motorcyclist was killed in an accident on the transition road between the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway and the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway at around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, authorities said.

Two arrested after purchase of expensive handbag with alleged fraudulent credit card

Two arrested after purchase of expensive handbag with alleged fraudulent credit card

Two people were arrested at the Glendale Galleria Saturday on suspicion of identity theft after one of them bought a $465 handbag from Bloomingdale’s with a credit card she opened in someone else’s name, police said.

Car chase suspects arrested

Car chase suspects arrested

Two suspects who led police on a roughly half-hour car chase from Glendale to Sylmar after one of them reportedly stole a woman’s purse at the Glendale Galleria were arrested Saturday, police said.

New diagonal crosswalk installed in Montrose

New diagonal crosswalk installed in Montrose

There’s a new dimension to walking around in Montrose — diagonally.

Police chase ends with arrest

A 37-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly leading police on a car chase which ended after he struck a parked car, police said.

Surveillance video released of auto burglars

Surveillance video released of auto burglars

Police are looking for a duo caught on camera last month breaking into and stealing from a car parked in Glendale.

Sig Alert issued on Ventura (134) Freeway after car crashes into center divider

A Sig Alert for the No. 4 lane on the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway was issued at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday after a vehicle crashed into the center divider.

Police seek car chase suspect

Police seek car chase suspect

Police are looking for a man who led officers on a car chase while driving a stolen vehicle early Wednesday morning.

Girl involved in bus stop crash is in stable condition

The 4-year-old girl, who was among the six pedestrians struck by a car at a Glendale bus stop Friday afternoon, is in stable condition, police said Tuesday.

Trio pleads guilty to smuggling charges

Three Glendale women pleaded guilty last week to smuggling Armenian nationals into the United States through Mexico, according to federal court records.

Pile-driving work near Buena Vista Street bridge in the 'home stretch'

Pile-driving work near Buena Vista Street bridge in the 'home stretch'

Pile-driving operations along the Golden State (5) Freeway near the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Winona Avenue are on schedule to wrap up later this month, an official with the California Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

Discrimination lawsuit dismissed after city reaches settlement with police officer

A federal discrimination lawsuit against the city of Glendale was dismissed last week after the city reached a settlement with the police officer.

Search crews in communication with hiker lost in San Gabriel Mountains

Search crews in communication with hiker lost in San Gabriel Mountains

An experienced hiker was communicating with search teams overnight after getting lost along with his dogs in the San Gabriel Mountains, authorities said.

Trio of Glendale women plead guilty to smuggling Armenian nationals into the U.S.

Trio of Glendale women plead guilty to smuggling Armenian nationals into the U.S.

Three women from Glendale pleaded guilty Thursday to smuggling Armenian nationals into the U.S. from Mexico, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Several pedestrians struck by vehicle in Glendale

Several pedestrians struck by vehicle in Glendale

[UPDATE 2/13 8:28 p.m.] Five people, including a 5-year-old girl with critical injuries, were transported to area hospitals after they were struck by a car at a bus stop at San Fernando Road and Sonora Avenue at around 5:05 p.m. on Friday, according to Glendale police.

Small uptick in violent crimes while property crimes dip in year-end report

The number of property crimes reported in Glendale last year dropped slightly from the year before, though there was a small uptick in violent crimes, according to year-end crime statistics released by the Glendale Police Department.

Man arrested after allegedly groping, kissing woman hiking on trail

A 45-year-old Woodland Hills man was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly groping and kissing a 20-year-old woman hiking in Brand Park, police said.

Apartment manager arrested after allegedly peering through tenant's bathroom window

A 74-year-old Glendale apartment manager was arrested Monday after an 18-year-old female tenant allegedly noticed him looking through her bathroom window, police said.

Crossing guards, bicycle patrols among initiatives funded to improve safety

Crossing guards, bicycle patrols among initiatives funded to improve safety

The Glendale City Council on Tuesday earmarked more than $100,000 to fund various pedestrian- and bicyclist-safety initiatives.

Keeping a watchful eye from above

Keeping a watchful eye from above

Earplugs, in. Headsets, on. Seat belts, fastened. Safety briefing, done. Motion sickness bags, within reach.

Police seek suspect caught on video stealing mail

Police seek suspect caught on video stealing mail

Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a man caught on video stealing mail from locked mailboxes of a Glendale apartment complex last month.

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