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By Veronica Rocha | June 25, 2008
GLENDALE — Two people were taken to a hospital Monday night after a vehicle crashed into two cars at Hillside Drive, causing the struck cars to hit two parked cars, police officials said. Two people, whose names were not released, complained of pain and were taken to a hospital, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. Another person also complained of pain but did not go to a hospital, he said. The crash occurred at 5:50 p.m. after a motorist — whose name, age and place of residence were not released by the police — was speeding south on Verdugo Road and lost control of his vehicle, Balian said.
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By Tania Chatila | May 12, 2006
GLENDALE ? A 12-year-old boy was returned home uninjured Thursday morning after going missing late Wednesday for about 13 hours, police said. Gemino Michael Smothers was reported missing at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, about three hours after he left his Glendale home in the 1400 block of Dartmouth Drive, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. At about 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, the boy had an argument with his mother, Balian said. "After the argument, he leaves the house and just takes off," he said.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 2, 2008
GLENDALE — A Glendale police officer was released from the hospital Tuesday after he was shot in the chest during a gun battle the previous night that left the alleged shooter dead. Los Angeles resident and known gang member David Gonzales, 28, died of multiple gunshot wounds after he opened fire on police, leading them on a foot chase near South Adams and East Colorado streets, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. The shootout started at about 9:30 p.m. when an officer tried to question Gonzales as he was walking in a commercial area, Balian said.
LOCAL
March 9, 2007
Man arrested after causing car chase A 20-minute police chase ended Thursday afternoon after the suspect's car hit a snow plow and nearly careened off a cliff in the Angeles National Forest, authorities said. The chase started around noon when Glendale Police officers observed 48-year-old William Blair, of Lancaster, driving recklessly at a high rate of speed on the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway at Fletcher Drive, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. Blair refused to pull his late-model Nissan Maxima over and instead led police on a chase that led to the southbound Golden State (5)
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By Vince Lovato | April 18, 2006
SOUTH GLENDALE ? A young Glendale man was shot in the knee in a drive-by shooting Monday afternoon while walking with a group of friends at Adams Street and Elk Avenue, police said. Two to four males in a green Toyota Camry passed a group of more than a dozen teens and young adults who were walking south on Adams about a block south of East Colorado Street, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. The Camry started to turn west on Elk but stopped. A male in the rear passenger seat pointed a hand gun at the group and fired, Balian said.
LOCAL
By Ryan Carter | March 22, 2007
LA CRESCENTA — A pregnant woman who escaped the custody of her prison guards was found hiding in bushes on Wednesday after a more than 2-hour police search involving several agencies, authorities said. The woman, Lucy Passalacqua, 34, was being transported from Turning Point, a minimum-security women's prison in Bakersfield, to the Chino California Institute for Women, when she told prison guards she needed to use the restroom, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. The California Department of Corrections guards who were transporting Passalacqua — who is 18 weeks pregnant — exited the Foothill (210)
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February 7, 2012
PASADENA -- Before the crowd had time to hold its collective breath and watch helplessly as the visitors launched a potential dagger, Alaina Balian came up with a huge defensive stop that denied everyone the suspense. The junior center stuffed a three-point attempt as time expired, preserving the Armenian General Benevolent Union Vatche and Tamar High girls' basketball team's 39-38 win Monday over visiting Pilibos. The Spartans (13-4, 5-1 in league) survived a ragged shooting slump that washed away an opening-half lead, assuming control once again in the fourth quarter to remain atop the Westside League standings with two games remaining.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 16, 2011
Pointing to a digital screen, Harry Balian — a cardiologist at Glendale Adventist Medical Center — noted damage to his patient’s heart. “This is a gentleman who is 57. He smokes cigars and he tells me it’s not dangerous because he doesn’t inhale,” Balian said. The patient had entered the hospital in chest pain, saying he had exercised the night before. But something wasn’t right and a test revealed his heart enzymes had elevated, his heart muscle was injured. “That means he had a small heart attack,” Balian said.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | June 25, 2008
GLENDALE — Two people were taken to a hospital Monday night after a vehicle crashed into two cars at Hillside Drive, causing the struck cars to hit two parked cars, police officials said. Two people, whose names were not released, complained of pain and were taken to a hospital, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. Another person also complained of pain but did not go to a hospital, he said. The crash occurred at 5:50 p.m. after a motorist — whose name, age and place of residence were not released by the police — was speeding south on Verdugo Road and lost control of his vehicle, Balian said.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | April 2, 2008
GLENDALE — A Glendale police officer was released from the hospital Tuesday after he was shot in the chest during a gun battle the previous night that left the alleged shooter dead. Los Angeles resident and known gang member David Gonzales, 28, died of multiple gunshot wounds after he opened fire on police, leading them on a foot chase near South Adams and East Colorado streets, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. The shootout started at about 9:30 p.m. when an officer tried to question Gonzales as he was walking in a commercial area, Balian said.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | March 15, 2008
BURBANK ? As a 27-year-old Eagle Rock woman suspected of slaying her 20-month-old baby awaited arraignment, the woman?s father was distraught over charges he said are unbelievable. Ana Regina Lim was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder after County-USC Medical Center doctors declared her daughter, Mikea Lim, brain-dead on Tuesday. Mikea had been in a coma since March 5, when her grandparents took her from their Glendale home ? where the mother and child were staying ?
LOCAL
By Ryan Carter | March 13, 2008
GLENDALE — A 27-year-old Eagle Rock woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder after police said she caused head injuries to her 20-month-old baby that have doctors keeping the child alive artificially. Ana Regina Lim was arrested after County-USC Medical Center doctors declared her daughter, Mikea Lim, brain-dead on Tuesday, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. Mikea had been in a coma since March 5, when her grandparents took her from their Glendale home — where the mother and child were staying — to Glendale Memorial Hospital with head injuries, Balian said.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | January 5, 2008
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — Police on Thursday arrested the alleged “Zorro Bandit,” a 23-year-old man tied to six bank robberies in Los Angeles and Glendale. Glendale resident Luis Miguel Corado was arraigned Friday in Glendale Superior Court and is facing six counts of armed robbery, said Glendale Police Officer John Balian. Police called him the Zorro Bandit because of a prominent black mustache that appeared in bank surveillance photos. Corado struck three banks in Glendale and three banks in Los Angeles during a 1 1/2 -year period, Balian said.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | December 5, 2007
GLENDALE — Police are looking for an Inglewood woman wanted for impersonating a hospital employee to swindle senior citizens at retirement facilities in Glendale and elsewhere. Mary Susan Reese, 40, is a prime suspect in several burglaries, including one on Oct. 8 at the Glen-Park Retirement Facility, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. Posing as an employee for Glendale Memorial Hospital, Reese approaches residents at retirement homes, befriends them and takes their wallets or purses while they are distracted, Balian said.
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