Public Safety

Glendale police swear in new recruits

Glendale police swear in new recruits

Five new officers were welcomed to Glendale's police force on Thursday at a swearing-in ceremony that marked the culmination of the “arduous” six-month Orange County Sheriff’s Police Academy.

Health facility to change name, management

Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California, owner of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, is partnering with a national company to handle the operations at a local outpatient surgical center Keck Medicine has purchased in an effort to boost efficiencies and offer care at more affordable rates,...

Identity theft suspects arrested after police witness 'suspicious' transaction

Identity theft suspects arrested after police witness 'suspicious' transaction

Two Glendale men suspected of making fraudulent ATM withdrawals resulting in a $7,100 loss to about 10 victims were arrested Wednesday after police officers witnessed a “suspicious” transaction at a local gas station, police said.

Glendale police charge robbery suspect

Glendale police charge robbery suspect

A man charged in connection with several home-invasion robberies, including one in Glendale in which an elderly couple was robbed at gunpoint, is due to appear in court next week.

Glendale police on the lookout for suspected shoe thief

Glendale police on the lookout for suspected shoe thief

Glendale police on Wednesday released surveillance photos of a man suspected of stealing four pairs of Nike shoes from the Designer Shoe Warehouse earlier this month.

Teen killed in rollover crash on 134 Freeway

An 18-year-old Arcadia man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale on Tuesday night, authorities said.

Glendale police investigate home burglary

Glendale police were investigating a residential burglary Tuesday evening after reports of a

Hospital security guard chases down suspected burglar

Hospital security guard chases down suspected burglar

A security guard at Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Monday helped nab a 24-year-old man suspected of breaking into a car in the hospital’s parking lot by chasing the suspect on foot until police arrived, authorities said.

La Crescenta chase ends in arrest, minor injuries for deputy

Authorities arrested a man Monday night after a short pursuit during which his car door allegedly struck a sheriff’s deputy’s arm in La Crescenta.

Glendale police seek alleged hit-and-run driver

Police on Friday were searching for a hit-and-run motorist who reportedly struck a pedestrian crossing the street in Glendale.

Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run, suffers minor injuries

Police are searching for a hit-and-run motorist who reportedly struck a pedestrian crossing the street in Glendale on Friday.

Public service takes on new meaning

Public service takes on new meaning

Nearly a dozen Glendale police officers waited tables and collected tips at Red Robin restaurant on Thursday evening as part of the “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Santos' case will not be heard

The California Supreme Court declined on Wednesday to review the case of a reputed gang member convicted in a series of armed robberies — one of which was witnessed by undercover Glendale detectives — from November 2010 to June 2011, court records show.

Police, YWCA join in fight against domestic violence

The number of local domestic-violence cases reported in 2013 was up slightly from the year before, but still reflects an average that’s been consistent for three years, according to the latest statistics.

CHP takes pair into custody after chase

What started as a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon turned into a high-speed chase for the California Highway Patrol as a 29-year-old Glendale man eluded authorities before slamming into two parked cars in separate incidents in La Crescenta, agency officials said Wednesday.

Awards observe heroic service

Awards observe heroic service

Chase Fletcher was working out at a local gym one evening last September when a man nearby went into cardiac arrest.

Teacher's former student arrested after alleged burglary

A 31-year-old Glendale man was charged with burglary on Wednesday, four days after allegedly entering his former teacher’s home and stealing medicine from the bathroom cabinets, authorities said.

Police K-9s wow the crowd

Police K-9s wow the crowd

Across from the annual Kiwanis-sponsored Duck Splash, another event took place Saturday — this one involving animals of the four-legged, crime-fighting variety.

Glendale police to host annual K-9 event in park

The Glendale Police Department will host the sixth annual “K-9s in the Park” event today, featuring K-9 demonstrations, dog vaccinations, a pet-adoption fair, a pet-costume contest and other family-friendly activities.

Glendale resident accused in loan-shark case

A Glendale man is one of six people accused in a loan-sharking case in which the defendants allegedly ran several sham businesses in Southern California offering “exorbitant” car title loans to unsuspecting customers who lost thousands of dollars each, authorities said.

Police: Burglary suspect taken into custody

Police: Burglary suspect taken into custody

A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday after he was allegedly caught trying to break into a Glendale apartment, authorities said.

With survey results in, Glendale students feel 'hopeless'

Results of a survey commissioned by district officials last year showed 21% of Glendale seventh graders, 25% of freshmen and 28% of juniors last year had experienced chronic sadness or hopelessness within 30 days of taking it.

Lanes blocked after fiery car crash on Glendale (2) Freeway

[UPDATED 5:08 p.m.] A Sig Alert was issued after a fiery car accident on the Glendale (2) Freeway at Colorado Boulevard, causing a brief delay in traffic Thursday afternoon.

'Horrible care' alleged at Montrose nursing home

[UPDATED Oct. 9, 2014 at 4:52 p.m. ] A proposed class-action lawsuit was filed this week against the owner and operator of dozens of California nursing facilities, including one located in Montrose, alleging that the facilities are chronically understaffed and underfunded,...

Projects aim to improve pedestrian, traffic safety in Glendale

Projects aim to improve pedestrian, traffic safety in Glendale

Public works employees will start looking into implementing a new series of safety-improvement projects on local streets as well as education campaigns after an ongoing number of pedestrian-related fatalities that local officials have called unacceptable.

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