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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- John Burroughs High School 1920 West Clark Avenue Burbank June 6, 2015

Ex-Burbank school employee arrested on sex charges

A former Burroughs High School employee is facing several sex charges allegedly involving two female students. Burbank Police arrested 23 year-old, Clarke Surrey, of Glendale last Thursday, June 4. BPD reportedly began an investigation after receiving a tip, according to a news release. Surrey is accused of having sex with two students, between the ages of 15 and 17, “from approximately 2011 to 2015.”  Multiple incidents allegedly occurred off campus and the release claims Surrey “may have taken photos and videos at the time of some of the incidents.”... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Burbank Police motor officer pulled over a vehicle on Buena Vista Street near the intersection of Olive Avenue in Burbank during morning rush hour June 3, 2015

Burbank PD cracking down on traffic violators

Burbank Police motor officers appeared to be out in force and on the look out for traffic violators. Around 7:45 a.m.I saw two traffic stops on Buena Vista Street near Olive Avenue.  “That is one of our problematic intersection for traffic collisions around commute time,” BPD Sergeant Adam Cornils told  Media City Groove in an email. The apparent crack down got the attention of others as well. Here’s a tweet that popped up on Twitter today.   Hey @myBurbankNEWS @BurbankLeader: @BurbankPD is pulling over A... Read More →

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Burbank Scene: Pancake breakfast & Police and Fire Service Day

Big doings in Downtown Burbank today.  Kicking things off, the 51st annual Burbank Community YMCA Pancake Breakfast. This is chance to enjoy a great breakfast of flapjacks, sausage, fruit, juice, and coffee, while helping a good cause. The event is a fundraiser for youth programs at the Burbank “Y”.  Also for the third straight year, the Burbank YMCA Service Club will donate a  new van to help transport children. “Our goal is to replace the Burbank YMCA’s three 15-passenger vans with four 12-passenger vans,”  said JC Holt, Burbank Community... Read More →

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Burbank PD issues warning for Cinco de Mayo

  Planning on toasting Cinco de Mayo tomorrow? If so, Burbank Police have a warning for you. “Traffic and patrol officers assigned to duty will be on heightened alert arresting impaired drivers to prevent a senseless tragedy due to alcohol or drugs,” according to a news release sent out by the BPD. If you’re planning on partying tomorrow — then include a way to get home safely as part of that plan. “Our main goal is to save lives,” said Chief Scott LaChasse, Burbank Police Department, in the release.... Read More →

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Burbank PD arrest suspect in shooting incident

Burbank Police arrested a suspect today in connection with a shooting incident in front of the Town Center Mall entrance at 201 East Magnolia Boulevard. Apparently the shooting was part of some kind of confrontation involving several males. Two victims — who were moviegoers — reportedly left a theater and walked out of the mall doors when the confrontation occurred around 1:25 a.m. “A group of approximately 5 males approached the victims in front of the mall and attacked them for an unknown reason. It... Read More →

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day

Go ahead, celebrate the day of the green, but be careful. Burbank Police Department is beefing up patrols. The BPD announced in a recent news release it will be “… deploying two roving DUI patrols this St. Patrick’s Day looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.” Also, regular police officers will be on the alert today for buzzed or drunk drivers. So don’t push your luck .. drive sober.

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Suspect being held on $1 million bail after attack in Burbank

  A 29 year-old Santa Clarita man is being held on $1 million bail today, after being arrested by Burbank Police in connection with an assault last night. The attack occurred in the 700 block of  Roselli Street at around 11 p.m. The victims, three unidentified females, ages 21, 41, and 67.  “All hospitalized in serious but stable condition with cuts/stab wounds,” according to Burbank Police Sergeant Adam Cornils. Earlier reports indicated a dog was injured as well. Sgt. Cornils says that was not the case, “dog had blood... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Stand-off drama between stolen car suspect and law enforcement on Third Street between Palm Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank February 17, 2015

Burbank stand-off suspect held on $140,000 bail

The suspect involved in that stand-off with police in Burbank  last Tuesday is being held on a $140,000 bail in the Los Angeles County jail. Brandon Degourville of Los Angeles was pulled over after authorities say a Burbank Police officer ran a check on the 2013 Honda he was driving and it came back as a stolen vehicle. The 28 year-old suspect refused to leave the Honda Fit, which stopped next to the Cartoon Network building on Third Street between Palm Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard. After a couple of... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Stand-off drama between stolen car suspect and law enforcement on Third Street between Palm Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank February 17, 2015

Tense stand-off drama in Burbank ends peacefully

A tense stand-off drama played out on a street in Burbank this afternoon, when a suspect in a reported stolen car “refused to exit the vehicle,” according to Burbank Police Lieutenant, Eddie Ruiz. The incident began at around 2:38 p.m., when a Burbank PD patrol officer pulled over a 2013 silver Honda Fit after a license check revealed it had been reported stolen in West Los Angeles last night. It happened on Third Street between Palm Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard. Lt. Ruiz says the driver “barricaded” himself in the vehicle.... Read More →

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Woman found dead after fire in Burbank apartment

Burbank Police and Fire investigators today are working to determine the cause of an apartment fire which apparently killed a woman. It happened in the 200 block of East Alameda Avenue yesterday. Both Burbank Police and Fire responded to the initial call of a medical emergency shortly after 5 p.m. The first on the scene, a Burbank PD officer, reportedly discovered the body of a 57 year-old resident. “The female appeared to have died as the result of a small fire contained within the apartment. The fire appeared... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Firefighters knocked down a blaze in the 300 block of South Griffith Park Drive in Burbank December 29, 2014

Burbank police officer who rescued fire victim identified

The Burbank police officer, who probably saved the life of an elderly man in that dramatic fire rescue yesterday, has been identified. Officer Brent Fekety arrived on the scene shortly after 9 a.m. with several other members of the Burbank PD. The home at 326 South Griffith Park Drive was on fire. Next door neighbor, Bob Rosen, saw Fekety go into action “… police officer kicked in the front door and dragged a person out.” The victim was the homeowner, whom Rosen had known for more than 40... Read More →

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A coffee chat with a Burbank cop


The Burbank Police department is hosting “coffee with a cop” at the Romancing the Bean in Burbank’s Magnolia Park. No agenda nor  guest speakers, according to a news release and a posting on the BPD website. Burbank residents and merchants are invited to drop by for a free cup of Joe and a “… chance to ask questions or voice any concerns.”


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UPDATED: Burbank PD investigating a double shooting

  UPDATED: October 21, 2014 Burbank Police are now calling this a case domestic violence that ended with attempted murder and a suicide. Police discovered a 50 year-old man, who had been fatally shot, in the cab of a tractor- trailer at Affordable Storage in Burbank early yesterday afternoon. A 47 year-old female was found wounded nearby. She was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. In a news release, police detectives said “… evidence and circumstances indicated that the husband attempted to murder his wife by shooting... Read More →

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FLLewis / Media City G -- The Home Depot at 1200 Flower St, Burbank September 9, 2014

Consumer Alert: Home Depot fraud and Southland phone scam

The Home Depot hacker attack is turning into a really bad nightmare for the nation’s largest home improvement retailer and many of its customers. Reports are circulating on the Internet about thieves using credit card information stolen from Home Depot to “… buy prepaid cards, electronics and even groceries,” according to MoneyWatch. Also, some of the stolen cards reportedly have been used to drain “… crash from customers’ accounts.” Last Thursday, Home Depot announced it had purged the hacker malware from its payment system. However, the company has admitted... Read More →

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Burbank Police looking for witnesses to fatal car vs train collision

If you witnessed that tragic car vs Metrolink train collision in Burbank last Tuesday, September 2, police want to talk to you. It happened at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard around 3:17 p.m.  “Initial reports indicate a grey Toyota Camry, traveling southbound on Buena Vista Street, attempted to circumvent the activated railroad crossing arms when the vehicle was struck by the train, ” according to a news release from the BPD. A male driver was the only person in the Toyota . Fawaz Fhalil, 79, was taken... Read More →

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Photo: Greg Reyna/ Freelancer/Media City G -- National Night Out celebration held in the back parking lot of Burbank Police Headquarters at 200 North Third Street August 5, 2014

Photo Gallery: National Night Out Burbank PD parking lot

The anti-crime event, National Night Out, was celebrated in the Media City with a bash at Burbank Police Headquarters as well as block parties in a number of neighborhoods last night. Freelance photographer, Greg Reyna, shot these pictures of the BPD bash held in the back parking lot of the facility on Tuesday August 5.      

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters at Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue in Downtown Burbank

Local National Night Out celebration moved to Burbank Police HDQ

Burbank is celebrating National Night Out tomorrow at a new location. Previously, this event has been held at the more scenic and people- friendly Chandler Bikeway in Magnolia Park. Now, for some reason, there has been a switch to the rear parking lot of Burbank Police Headquarters at 200 North Third Street. National Night Out is geared towards strengthening the ties between the community and police in the fight against crime. Started in 1984, it now involves “… over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories,... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Car slammed into traffic signal light pole in front of Porto's in Burbank July 28, 2014

Car crashes in front of Porto’s in Burbank

Some scary moments in front of Porto’s Bakery and Cafe in Burbank this morning. A light tan sedan slammed into a traffic signal light pole a few feet from the entrance of the very busy establishment. The investigating Burbank Police officer says the driver was “coming from some medical appointment” and “apparently passed out .” It happened just as the unidentified female motorist was going east on Magnolia Boulevard and attempted to make a right turn onto Hollywood Way. The driver was shaken up a bit, but “looks fine,” according... Read More →

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Burbank Police arrest arson suspect

A suspect in connection with two suspicious fires in Burbank is being held on $50,000 bail today. Earlier this week, the  fires broke out in two trash dumpsters within a block of each other. Investigations by the Burbank Fire Department and Burbank PD arson investigators concluded both appeared ” to have been intentionally set.” During the criminal investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained for 40 year-old Mohammed Bashir of Burbank. Yesterday, Bashir turned himself into Burbank Police and was arrested, according to a news release. Bashir was booked on... Read More →

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Mountain lion alert for Burbank

Burbank Police have issue an alert following two “separate mountain lion sightings” in residential areas this week. The wild cat was seen in neighborhoods near the edge of the Verdugo mountains. Burbank Police Sergeant, John Dilbert, is blaming the drought for the problem. Sgt. Dilbert told the  Burbank Leader “… animals that are normally up in the hills come down for water and food. ” The big cat reportedly was spotted wandering  near Scott Road and Lamer Street around 9 p.m. Wednesday and about 7:30 a.m. yesterday morning. Dilbert... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank City Council meeting June 10, 2014 (l-r) Emily Gabel-Luddy, Vice-Mayor Bob Frutos, Mayor Dr. David Gordon, Jess Talamantes and Gary Bric

City Buzz: Burbank City Council moves to clean-up “police mess”

The Burbank City Council took a dramatic and pivotal step  this week toward cleaning up the infamous “police mess.” On Tuesday during the city council meeting, City Attorney, Amy Albano, reported out on discussions and actions taken during closed session. During the behind-closed-doors meeting before the city council meeting, Albano says the council members reviewed the latest development in the “William Taylor vs the City of Burbank” wrongful termination case. A 25 year veteran of the force and ex-deputy police chief, William “Bill” Taylor was well-respected and  considered to be... Read More →

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Man found shot to death in Burbank parking garage

Burbank Police today are investigating the death of a man who was found in a Downtown Burbank parking garage. The structure at 651 North San Fernando is near the Chevy’s and California Pizza Kitchen restaurants. Police responded to the scene early this morning and discovered a male victim in a vehicle “.. in a secluded area,” according to a Burbank PD news release. Investigators believe the man died from ” …an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.” The victim has not been identified. They’re asking for the public’s help. If you have any... Read More →

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