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  • Scams land Glendale man in prison

    A 52-year-old Glendale man was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison and ordered to repay nearly $9.8 million to families, some of whom lost their life savings when they unwittingly participated in his three separate scams, including a Ponzi scheme....
  • Man suspected of stealing woman's car

    Man suspected of stealing woman's car
    A 25-year-old man was arrested this week after he allegedly stole a Glendale woman's idling car, then tried to run over her husband and crashed into a neighbor's fence, police said. Jose Alvarez was taken into custody about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday after...
  • Men suspected of ID theft

    Men suspected of ID theft
    A 35-year-old Glendale man was arrested this week after a credit-card-making kit and counterfeit credit cards were found hidden inside his vehicle's engine compartment, police said. John Latiolias and two other men — Marc Cuneo, 51, and Loris...
  • 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-...
  • Armed, masked men reportedly held up Glendale Citibank

    Armed, masked men reportedly held up Glendale Citibank
    Two masked men got away with an undisclosed amount of cash Tuesday morning after holding up a Citibank at gunpoint, police said. At 9:36 a.m., the gun-wielding men, who wore ski masks and hooded sweatshirts, entered the bank in the 400 block of North...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thieves knock woman, 64, to ground to steal cash, jewelry

    Glendale police are seeking help in identifying thieves who stole a fanny pack and ripped a necklace off a 64-year-old Glendale woman's neck this week after knocking her to the ground. The woman was walking about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of...
  • Alleged fraud ring involving local residents busted

    Six Glendale and Burbank residents were arrested Thursday in an alleged massive tax and bank fraud ring that resulted in the Internal Revenue Service paying more than $7 million in refunds for bogus claims — some of which were issued for deceased...