Officer Matthew Pavelka and severely injured veteran Officer Gregory
Garcia, who is being held without bail, also faces special
circumstance allegations for the murder of a peace officer in the
line of duty, and murder for the purpose of avoiding arrest --
charges that could make him eligible for the death penalty if
In addition, the alleged gang member is also charged with
transporting methamphetamine and possessing a machine gun and an
More than 200 officers from several local and national
law-enforcement agencies, including the Glendale Police Department,
collaborated to find Garcia. During the investigation, more than 60
people were arrested in connection to the incident.
Police looking for alleged gunman
NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Glendale Police were searching Tuesday for a
man they believe robbed another man at gunpoint.
A Glendale man reported Monday that a man pointed a gun at him and
demanded his money after asking for directions.
The man, who had been unloading his truck in the driveway of a
house in the 3000 block of Menlo Drive, threw the gunman his wallet
with $500 in it and tried to hide near the house, police said. The
gunman followed him and warned him not to tell anyone, then fled on
foot, according to police reports.
The gunman was described as a Latino man about 5 feet 6, in his
mid-30s with a dark complexion, wearing a short-sleeved white
T-shirt, faded blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a black baseball
cap, according to police. The man told officers the gunman spoke with
a slight accent and had "very crooked teeth."
Anyone with information about the robbery can call the Glendale
Police Department at 548-4840. Anonymous tips can be made by calling
Crime Stoppers at 507-7867.
Fights over parking unnecessary, police say
GLENDALE GALLERIA -- With thousands more people than usual
descending upon the Glendale Galleria and other shopping centers,
parking is more frustrating than usual
A 17-year-old Glendale girl reported Friday that a man hit her
with his car when he inched it into a parking space she was trying to