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  • 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 snatch grave markers at Grand View Memorial Park

    Thieves snatch grave markers at Grand View Memorial Park
    Three bronze grave markers were stolen and two others were uprooted this week from the cemetery grounds at the Grand View Memorial Park. A volunteer reported on Wednesday morning that someone had cut open a padlock on the cemetery’s main gate in...
  • Retired boxer arrested for allegedly stealing drill

    Retired boxer arrested for allegedly stealing drill
    A retired professional featherweight boxer was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing a drill from a parking lot attendant’s booth, police said. The 34-year-old boxer, Vilyam Abelyan — who also goes by William — was taken into custody...
  • 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...
  • Glendale police: See a crime, go online

    Starting Tuesday, residents will be able to report crimes and file police reports online from their computers or smartphones. The Glendale Police Department is launching its new Citizens Online Reporting system. It provides residents another avenue to...
  • 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...
  • Relatives want family member's stolen ashes returned

    Relatives want family member's stolen ashes returned
    A Glendale family is pleading for the public's help in finding their deceased family member's ashes, which were stolen Sunday from their minivan. The family's matriarch was 87-year-old Burbank resident Lois LaRocco, who died Aug. 28 due to...
  • 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...
  • Apple computers stolen from Glenoaks Elementary School

    With just a week into a new school year, thieves dealt a blow to students at Glenoaks Elementary School by stealing roughly $16,000 worth of Apple computers, police said. Teachers discovered the theft Saturday morning when they found that eight computers...