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  • Off-duty investigator stops alleged bike theft

    A 35-year-old man was arrested Sunday after an off-duty private investigator allegedly saw him stealing a bicycle and held him at gunpoint until police arrived at the scene, officials said. David Plutae, who was once a Glendale resident, was taken into...
  • National Charity League joins Twelve Oaks protest

    National Charity League joins Twelve Oaks protest
    Jim Davidson, 92, broke into tears Wednesday afternoon as roughly 100 protesters marched around him in an attempt to save his home, a senior-care facility in La Crescenta, from closure.  “We all expected to live there until we died. We didn't want...
  • Lost ashes are returned

    Lost ashes are returned
    A stolen urn containing the cremated remains of an 87-year-old Burbank woman was returned to her family Thursday after a gardener found it in some bushes outside an apartment building. The gardener reportedly found the stolen urn on Monday in the 800...
  • Alleged bogus businesswoman arrested on suspicion of fraud

    Alleged bogus businesswoman arrested on suspicion of fraud
    A woman who ran an apparent bogus business in Glendale was arrested this week after she allegedly defrauded elderly victims who paid her to help them get Section 8 housing vouchers to avoid a long waiting list, police said. Naira Shakhmuradyan was taken...
  • iPhone stolen at gunpoint

    A group of thieves reportedly held a 20-year-old Glendale man at gunpoint this week and stole his iPhone, police said. The man reported the theft two hours after it happened Monday, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. It happened when he was...
  • Start the Presses: Inside story on a political hit piece

    Start the Presses: Inside story on a political hit piece
    On my desk sits a pink-and-black political mailer that screams that Assemblyman Mike Gatto is "Porn's Best Friend." Inside is a nearly 1,000-word piece, taken word-for-word, and without permission, from the Glendale News-Press. Perhaps you've received a...
  • Glendale resident discovers he had died years ago, according to credit file

    Robert Marcum knew he had a problem when he found out he was dead. The tragic news arrived recently as he was trying to close a deal to buy property in Palm Springs. Marcum, 70, was informed that, according to his credit file, he'd passed away a couple...
  • Three arrested in alleged mail theft

    Three arrested in alleged mail theft
    Two women and a man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to stealing mail belonging to more than 100 victims from throughout Los Angeles County. Glendale police discovered the stolen mail Sunday during a search of a car and room at the Motel Sakura in the 1500...
  • Thief orders flowers, steals from register at Glendale shop

    A thief reportedly stole about $900 from a Glendale flower shop after placing a bogus order for flowers to distract employees, police said. At 8:52 p.m., the alleged thief entered Garden Flowers in the 1500 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard and placed...
  • Woman robbed at downtown ATM

    A 48-year-old Glendale woman who was making a bank deposit was robbed Thursday night after a man told her “get out of the way” because her account was his, police said. The woman was completing a transaction at an ATM in the Bank of America...
  • Car chase: Suspect drives backward, atop medians, blows red lights in Crescenta Valley

    Car chase: Suspect drives backward, atop medians, blows red lights in Crescenta Valley
    A roughly hour-long car chase that winded through the Crescenta Valley foothills during rush hour Thursday ended after the fleeing driver surrendered to deputies. The chase ended in a Tujunga neighborhood at about 8:45 a.m. when officers used the so-...
  • Gas thefts on the rise in Glendale

    Gas thefts on the rise in Glendale
    Glendale police fear a spike in fuel thefts last month may signal a growing trend. Nine gas siphoning thefts — most of which occurred in South Glendale and most of which involved SUVs — were reported in July. They involved thieves cutting...