September 9, 2012
A BMW sedan struck a tree and crashed into a Studio City pizzeria after the driver lost control early Sunday, killing three people including the driver and sparking a fire, authorities said. The car severed a gas line and was engulfed in flames shortly after it hit Reno's Pizzeria on Ventura Boulevard. About 50 Los Angeles firefighters responded to the blaze about 3:30 a.m. and fully extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The driver and the two passengers, whose names were withheld pending notification of family, were declared dead at the scene, authorities said.
August 24, 2007
Man victim of road-rage incident An Eagle Rock man reported Tuesday that a gun was pulled on him in traffic in an apparent road-rage incident, according to a Glendale Police report. The man was traveling on Brand Boulevard approaching Chevy Chase Drive when a black BMW pulled a close U-turn in front of him, he told police. After the man honked his horn, the driver of the BMW turned around and started weaving through traffic to catch up with him and cut him off, according to the report.
March 16, 2000
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- Gunshots rocked a quiet Glendale neighborhood Wednesday. Police are looking for several suspects in a white car who shot at two men in a black BMW at about 12:50 p.m. in the 600 block of East Chestnut Street, police spokesman Chahe Keuroghelian said. The gunplay scared several neighbors who say their block is usually quiet and safe. Several neighbors called police when they heard the shots. Police arriving at the scene spotted the black BMW driving away and stopped it at Everett Street and Lomita Avenue because the car had a bullet hole in the windshield, Keuroghelian said.
April 19, 2000
Alecia Foster A man tried to commit a carjacking in the parking lot of a doughnut shop but failed after the car would not start. The man tried to take a 1993 white BMW from the parking lot of Foster's Doughnuts on 1137 E. Colorado Boulevard. The owner of the BMW told police he was standing in the parking lot when a silver Nissan Maxima with tinted windows pulled up. A man got out and after asking whether the store was open, pulled out a gun and asked for the BMW, according to a report.
August 31, 2002
Ryan Carter A bumbled carjacking in which the stolen cars ended up colliding in a Burbank street led to the arrests of three men early Friday morning, police said. Alberto Zepeda, 20, Moses Lopez, 18, and Victor Gonzalez, 21, all from Los Angeles, were arrested after a chase that stemmed from the theft of an Acura and a BMW in Glendale and ended outside Gradys, a bar at 4108 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said. Around midnight Thursday, the men allegedly drove a stolen white van into Glendale, stopped a Glendale man driving the BMW in the 300 block of Pioneer Drive, and ordered him out of the car at gunpoint, said Glendale Police Det. Mike Toledo.
July 25, 2003
Darleene Barrientos A Los Angeles man and a Mission Hills boy are set to be arraigned today after police arrested them and a Glendale boy on suspicion of attempted murder, an officer said. Paul Isaac Martinez, 22, was allegedly waiting for food in the Jack in the Box drive-through at Glenoaks Boulevard and Grandview Avenue at 12:27 a.m. Sunday with a 17-year-old Mission Hills boy and a 16-year-old Glendale boy when they began arguing with men riding in a blue BMW convertible, according to police reports.
August 17, 2007
GLENDALE — An armored truck and a BMW collided in a downtown intersection Thursday, trapping a woman inside her car and leaving a sizable hole in a wall of a nearby business, officials said. A Brinks Security Truck, traveling north on Orange Avenue, collided with a gray BMW headed west on California Avenue at about 9 a.m., Glendale Sgt. Vahak Mardikian said. The woman inside the BMW was extricated with the Jaws of Life, and she was taken to a nearby hospital as a precautionary measure, Mardikian said.
July 5, 2003
A Glendale man who died after crashing his motorcycle into a BMW sedan was identified Friday, police said. Edward Indzheyan, 23, was pronounced dead Thursday at 6:41 p.m. after his Yamaha collided head-on with the sedan, which was driving west, Glendale Police spokesman Sgt. Kirk Palmer said. Indzheyan was riding east in the 700 block of East Windsor Road about 6 p.m. when the accident occurred, Palmer said. Indzheyan was pronounced dead at Glendale Memorial Hospital, Palmer said.
October 22, 2012
Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon after police found 24 pounds of marijuana in a locked container inside a parked BMW outside an In-N-Out Burger, officials said. Stephen Thompson, 27, of Canoga Park and Trevor Alcorn, 30, of Millville, near Redding in Northern California, were arrested in the parking lot of the In-N-Out in the 300 block of Harvey Drive, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The marijuana was divided into 24 1-pound bags, which Lorenz said could be worth $150,000 to $200,000 if sold on the streets.