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October 26, 2010
Police officers responded to a burglary call in Northwest Glendale on Monday. One man was reportedly arrested.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 5, 2011
A second burglary suspect turned himself into authorities Tuesday after discovering that police were searching for him, officials said. Brian Gonzalez, 22, contacted police after hearing that they were looking for him and they advised that he turn himself in, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. He later gave himself up to authorities. He is expected to appear Oct. 12 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Burbank in connection with burglary charges. Police said Gonzalez and John Livingston, 19, burglarized a home on the 3400 block of Sierra Vista Drive on Sept.
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January 25, 2012
Pasadena police used a helicopter and police dogs to find three suspects in a residential burglary. At around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday a resident of the 600 block of South Mentor Avenue notified police that three males went around to the rear of an adjacent residence after knocking on the front door, according to Pasadena police. A police helicopter observed the men running through yards, and a police dog tracked the suspects to a trash room in a nearby building. The suspects, all 16-year-old Hispanic males from Pasadena, were found in possession of an iPod and other items linked to a residential burglary on Oakdale Street.
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January 27, 2011
Police seek leads in tech firm burglary Glendale police are seeking the public's help in identifying four men who allegedly burglarized a technology research and consulting firm overnight on Jan. 3. Video surveillance cameras caught grainy images of the men as they left Applied Minds Inc. at 1311 Grand Central Ave., allegedly stealing computers, projectors and other technology equipment, according to a crime bulletin released by...
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 8, 2010
GLENDALE— A 44-year-old man was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of breaking into cars at a Park-and-Ride and trying to flee from police, officials said. Matthew Cardoza, who is on parole for burglary and was released more than 12 days ago from prison, was arrested about 5:24 p.m. after fleeing from an officer, jumping over a barbwire fence and hiding in the bushes, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. A witness called police earlier after seeing a man peering into parked vehicles at the Park-and-Ride on Wilson Avenue and Harvey Drive and trying to open them, according to police reports.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 17, 2012
A Glendale man and 17-year-old boy were arrested early Wednesday after a homeowner claimed they threatened him after being confronted while trying to break into his home, police said. Manuel Gomez, 23, and the teen - whose name wasn't released because he's a minor - were taken into custody about 1:24 a.m. on suspicion of attempted burglary after the homeowner identified them as the suspects, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The boy was later released to his mother. The homeowner heard the pair trying to open a side door of his house in the 500 block of Allen Avenue and confronted them, Lorenz said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 9, 2012
Prosecutors on Monday filed charges against three burglary suspects who police say are connected to a network of thieves targeting affluent neighborhoods. Billie Bell, 24, of Inglewood, Andre Piolet, 26, of Ladera Heights and Lanay Pennel, 19, of Los Angeles were charged with felony first-degree residential burglary and felony evading an officer, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court complaint. The trio were arrested Thursday after witnesses spotted them fleeing from a home on the 800 block of Cumberland Road, police said.
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November 18, 2013
An 81-year-old man died on Monday after he was found severely beaten in a possible home-invasion burglary in Glendale.  Family members reported that their grandfather may have suffered a gunshot wound at about 5:30 a.m. in the 1800 Block of West Glenoaks, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said in a news release.  Police found no evidence of a shooting but it appears a burglary may have happened, he said.  The victim was treated and...
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February 21, 2014
Good morning and happy Friday, 818 readers! Temperatures for today -- Feb. 21, 2014 -- are expected to reach a high of 81 degrees and a low of 51. Here's our roundup of the top headlines in the area: A man and woman who investigators say were tied to a string of 15 burglaries in Burbank in the last three weeks were arrested this week. Nicholas Caves, 25, and Tabitha Gallagher, 24, both transients, were arrested after investigators recovered evidence allegedly connecting them to the rash of residential and garage burglaries in which power tools, computers and sound equipment were stolen, according to Burbank police.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 19, 2014
Thieves stole costly jewelry, credit cards and money Tuesday from homes in separate residential burglaries, police said. Police believe the burglaries occurred between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the 700 block of Portola Avenue and the 1200 block of North Everett Street. Thieves reportedly forced their way into the Portola home through the front door and stole cash and jewelry. In the Everett burglary, thieves broke through the home's rear door, which activated an alarm system, according to Glendale spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
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February 10, 2014
818 readers, good morning. Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11. National Weather Service forecasters predict Glendale will have a high near 78 and low around 48 . A calm, southwest wind is expected throughout the day. Here are the top headlines in your region:  Firefighters knocked down a three-alarm blaze that ripped through a Glendale strip mall just before noon on Monday. No one was injured. The cause and damage estimate were not immediately available.    La Caña da Flintridge Olympian Kate Hansen will compete in luge at 6:30 a.m. (PST)
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 16, 2014
A 29-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after witnesses reportedly saw him breaking into two dwellings and then enter his neighboring apartment, police said. Sarkis Vardanyan was taken into custody on suspicion of burglary after a witness saw him gripping a metal object and standing near an apartment window in the 300 block of North Cedar Street, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. He was later seen exiting the apartment complex and then entering a neighboring building, where police said he apparently lived, Lightfoot said.
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January 10, 2014
It's Friday, readers. Today is Jan. 10, 2014. Locals in the Glendale-area can expect to see a high of 74 and low of 49, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. We're rounding up the top news items in the region: Burbank police are looking for any information regarding a recent home burglary . Sometime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., burglars entered a home in the 1200 block of East Tujunga Avenue and made off with an iPad, jewelry, two purses and personal documents.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | December 24, 2013
A 23-year-old Glendale man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to two counts of burglary and one count of possession of burglary tools after he allegedly broke into three cars, according to police. Responding to a call around 5 a.m. on Friday, Glendale police officers reportedly saw Roberto Agustin Balsach hiding behind an electrical box in the 1700 block of East Chevy Chase Drive, police said. “He was within 100 feet of three cars that had been broken into,” Glendale Police Department spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | November 19, 2013
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a pair of masked men who burglarized two post offices in Glendale within hours of each other early last Thursday. The North Glendale Post Office, 1009 N. Pacific Ave., appears to have been hit first at around 2:30 a.m., followed by the Grand Central Station Post Office, 6444 San Fernando Road, between 3 and 4 a.m., according to postal officials. In both incidents, the two men took mail and parcels, according to postal public information representative Stacia Crane.
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November 18, 2013
An 81-year-old man died on Monday after he was found severely beaten in a possible home-invasion burglary in Glendale.  Family members reported that their grandfather may have suffered a gunshot wound at about 5:30 a.m. in the 1800 Block of West Glenoaks, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said in a news release.  Police found no evidence of a shooting but it appears a burglary may have happened, he said.  The victim was treated and...
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October 22, 2013
An 18-year-old Glendale man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly climbed onto a balcony and peeked into an apartment, prompting one of the residents inside to scream, police said. Joshua Escobar was taken into custody at 6:52 p.m. on suspicion of burglary at his home in the 1000 block of Irving Avenue, police said. Escobar reportedly scaled a security fence outside an apartment building in the same block as his home and then climbed onto a unit's balcony, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
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October 2, 2013
A 35-year-old man was arrested Sunday after an off-duty private investigator allegedly saw him stealing a bicycle and held him at gunpoint until police arrived at the scene, officials said. David Plutae, who was once a Glendale resident, was taken into custody about 5:45 a.m. on suspicion of burglary and possessing burglary tools and a crack pipe in the 1800 block of South Brand Boulevard, according to Glendale police. The off-duty investigator reportedly spotted Plutae cutting a lock on a bicycle in the carport of an apartment building on Brand, police said.
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