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Hikers rescued from Brand Park hillside

July 05, 2011

Eight hikers were rescued early Tuesday from a hillside above Brand Park after they were unable to climb down a mountain trail, officials said.

The hikers were not injured during the incident, which occurred at approximately 11:25 p.m. Monday at the park, Glendale fire officials said.

A helicopter crew found the group on a trail near the 7 Pines area and kept a spotlight on them until a rescue crew reached them, officials said.

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The group told authorities they were working out on the trails, officials said.

Fire crews escorted the group down the trail at approximately 12:45 a.m.

Veronica Rocha

15 motorists arrested during DUI crackdown

Police arrested 15 motorists during a weekend crackdown on drunk driving in the city.

A police checkpoint Saturday at Los Feliz Road and Gardena Avenue yielded nine arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Glendale police officials said.

Another eight motorists were arrested for driving without valid licenses or on suspended licenses. Police also issued four citations and arrested two other people in connection with narcotics possession.

Thirteen vehicles were impounded during the checkpoint.

That same night, police dispersed throughout the city in search of drunk drivers.

Six motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said. Another five were arrested on suspicion of driving without valid licenses or on suspended licenses.

Five people were arrested in connection with narcotics or outstanding warrants, police said.

Three vehicles were impounded during the saturation patrols.

California Highway Patrol, Burbank, Los Angeles, San Fernando, San Marino and South Pasadena police provided additional support during the DUI operations.

Veronica Rocha
 
 

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