Public Safety

Health care pilot programs in Glendale aim to keep patients and savings in mind

Health care pilot programs in Glendale aim to keep patients and savings in mind

Local hospital officials are hoping two pilot programs kicking off this year will reduce the number of return visits to the emergency room as well as ease the bottleneck in ERs by diverting some patients to local urgent-care centers.

Fire chief, community development director named

Fire chief, community development director named

A new fire chief and community development director were appointed by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday, both internal promotions of employees with decades of city experience.

Joint police effort leads to two dozen arrests in Glendale

Joint police effort leads to two dozen arrests in Glendale

Police arrested 24 people Friday night during a crime-suppression operation conducted in southeast Glendale, authorities said.

Man charged with hate crime after allegedly spitting at, assaulting transgender woman

Man charged with hate crime after allegedly spitting at, assaulting transgender woman

A transgender woman suffered minor injuries in a fight last week that started after a 34-year-old man reportedly spat at her while she was shopping at Target in the Glendale Galleria, police said.

Glendale police union head questions commission appointment

The Glendale City Council on Tuesday appointed Albert Abkarian to the Civil Service Commission, despite opposition by the police union president, who questioned the man’s ability to objectively serve on a board that oversees employee discipline after he filed a complaint against a Glendale...

Two women arrested on suspicion of prostitution during undercover operations

Two women arrested on suspicion of prostitution during undercover operations

Two women were arrested on suspicion of prostitution Tuesday evening during separate undercover operations held at a spa and a hotel in Glendale.

Glendale police seek suspect in razor thefts

Glendale police seek suspect in razor thefts

Police are on the lookout for a suspected razor thief who was caught on tape stealing nearly 50 packs of Gillette Fusion razors — valued at more than $1,300 — during two visits to a CVS Pharmacy in Glendale earlier this month, authorities said.

Weekend sobriety checkpoint results in pair of suspected DUI arrests

Weekend sobriety checkpoint results in pair of suspected DUI arrests

Two drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving during a sobriety checkpoint conducted in Glendale Saturday night, police said.

Checkpoints slated for this weekend in Glendale and Burbank

Checkpoints slated for this weekend in Glendale and Burbank

Sobriety checkpoints are slated this weekend in both Glendale and Burbank in an effort to curb impaired driving in the area, police said.

Uber driver arrested after police reportedly find guns, drugs in his Glendale home

Uber driver arrested after police reportedly find guns, drugs in his Glendale home

A 23-year-old Uber driver was arrested Tuesday after police reportedly found five guns, hundreds of prescription pills and nearly $20,000 in cash at his Glendale home, police said.

West Nile virus found in local samples

West Nile virus found in local samples

Officials have warned local residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites after several mosquito samples countywide — including one each reported in Glendale and ...

Montrose post office branch locking mail boxes at night

Dropping off mail at the drive-thru receptacles outside the Montrose post office can no longer be part of evening errands because the chutes are being covered and locked after closing.

Transformer explosion leaves 2,900 without power in Glendale

A transformer explosion at a Glendale substation left 2,900 customers in south Glendale without power on Sunday, officials said.

Utility crews quickly restore power after Mylar balloon causes outage

Roughly 1,500 Glendale utility customers experienced a brief power outage caused by a Mylar balloon Monday afternoon, officials said.

Local firefighters join in effort to quell Rocky fire

Local firefighters join in effort to quell Rocky fire

It was around 5 a.m. one morning late last month when Eric Rowley got the call he was least expecting.

Man caught allegedly crawling from air vent in ceiling of women's gym locker room in Glendale

Man caught allegedly crawling from air vent in ceiling of women's gym locker room in Glendale

A suspected prowler was arrested Sunday after he crawled into the women’s locker room at Equinox in Glendale through an air vent, police said.

Nurses prove to be effective in cost, time at Glendale police jail

Nurses prove to be effective in cost, time at Glendale police jail

Nurses contracted to conduct minor medical treatments and blood draws at the Glendale Police Department jail have saved local police officers 2,900 patrol hours that otherwise would have been spent escorting inmates to a hospital.

Women arrested in prostitution sting at Glendale massage parlor

Women arrested in prostitution sting at Glendale massage parlor

An undercover vice operation conducted this week yielded two prostitution arrests at Ivy Spa in Glendale, police said.

Death of 'recluse' is ruled a homicide

Death of 'recluse' is ruled a homicide

Coroner’s officials have ruled the death of a 73-year-old man found dead in his La Crescenta home last month as a homicide.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station hosts National Night Out

Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station hosts National Night Out

Residents got better acquainted with local law enforcement Tuesday evening as the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station took part in the 34th annual National Night Out at Ross Dress for Less in La Cañada Flintridge.

Police arrest man for alleged assault and robbery after pursuit

A man suspected of robbing and assaulting a Glendale woman in her 50s early Wednesday morning was arrested after leading police on a vehicle pursuit into Los Angeles, police said. 

Glendale's Night Out seeks to foster positive police-community relations

Glendale's Night Out seeks to foster positive police-community relations

More than 60 Glendale police officers and employees on Tuesday made their rounds through the 40 National Night Out events hosted by neighbors citywide to strengthen community relationships with law enforcement.

Police effort eyes cyclists, pedestrians in Glendale

Police cited 85 pedestrians, motorcyclists, drivers and bicyclists during two separate grant-funded traffic enforcement operations conducted over the weekend, police said.

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