December 18, 2012
A 19-year-old Arcadia man pleaded not guilty Monday to carjacking a La Crescenta motorist and then crashing the Fiat into a light pole. Trevon Lofton was charged with a felony count of carjacking and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and having a blood alcohol level higher than the legal .08 limit, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. Lofton was dancing in a Montrose intersection last Thursday, when he approached the Fiat, yelled profanity and challenged the 42-year-old motorist to a fight, according to Glendale police reports.
November 19, 2012
Glendale police are seeking information on a carjacking at Fremont Park last week in which a BMW was stolen at gunpoint from a woman and her two friends. The 21-year-old woman's 2003 silver BMW was recovered a day after the carjacking on Wednesday in Huntington Park, where police engaged a pursuit with the robbery suspects, described as three men and a woman, according to Glendale Police Department reports. Huntington Park police chased the suspects, who eventually got away, police said.
June 28, 2012
Two men got away with a woman's Honda Accord and purse after they carjacked her Thursday outside a department store on Verdugo Boulevard, police said. The carjacking occurred about noon in the Marshall's parking lot on the 2000 block of North Verdugo Boulevard, Glendale police officials said. The men allegedly approached the woman and used force to steal her Honda. They also grabbed her Coach purse, police said. Her Honda was last seen traveling north on Verdugo Boulevard, heading toward the Glendale (2)
May 21, 2012
A couple was arrested Sunday after they allegedly lied about being carjacked to avoid being investigated for fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run collision, police said. Glendale police said Amarah Hernandez, 19, of San Clemente waited eight minutes before calling police at 10:30 p.m. about two gang members allegedly forcing her out of her car in front of her boyfriend's home on the 600 block of East Cypress Street. Hernandez was sobbing as she told her story, and then her 23-year-old boyfriend, Michael Sandman, also began to report his version of the incident to officers, police said.
May 15, 2012
Authorities are looking for help with identifying an alleged carjacker who is responsible for more than a dozen thefts and robberies in Glendale, Burbank and the Los Angeles region. The man, who police have dubbed the “Opportunistic bandit,” allegedly started targeting lone women April 14, physically assaulting them before taking their purses and sometimes their vehicles, Los Angeles Police Department detectives said at a press conference on Tuesday. “Intimidation is a big part of this,” said Glendale Police Sgt. Jeff Newton, who is working on the robbery investigation.
April 26, 2012
A 38-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he carjacked a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint on Tuesday in Glendale, officials said. Andre Khanyan faces two felony counts of second-degree robbery and carjacking for the incident on the 1700 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court complaint. He also faces a special allegation of personal use of a weapon during the robbery. He allegedly approached the girl as she sat in the passenger seat of a Nissan minivan at about 1:35 p.m., opened the door, pointed a knife and yelled “get out” several times, according to police reports.
April 25, 2012
A 38-year-old man who allegedly carjacked a minivan from a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint on Tuesday is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. Andre Khanyan, who is being held without bail, allegedly told police he used heroin four hours before the carjacking, according to Glendale police reports. The girl was seated in the passenger seat of a Nissan minivan at about 1:35 p.m. on the 1700 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard and listening to music while the key was in the ignition, according to police.
April 24, 2012
A 16-year-old girl was able to escape with her 6-month-old niece Tuesday after a man ordered her out of a parked Nissan at knife point, police said. The 40-year-old man, who police did not immediately identify, led Glendale police on a brief pursuit that included a jaunt on the Golden State (5) Freeway after he hopped into the Nissan Quest in the 1700 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard and took off. He was arrested after patrol officers, with the assistance of a police helicopter, were able to track him down and pull him over.
April 24, 2012
This story has been updated. A woman was barely able to escape with her baby today after a man ordered her out of a car at knife point and stole it, leading Glendale police on a brief pursuit before being arrested. [Udpated 2:32 p.m.: Glendale police now say it was a 16-year-old girl was ordered out of the passenger seat of the parked Nissan, and she managed to grab her 6-month-old niece before the man drove off. ] The carjacking occurred shortly before 1:40 p.m. in the 1700 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard and it was not immediately clear if the woman and the baby were harmed, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
January 3, 2012
A 23-year-old man was arrested on New Year's Day by Bell Gardens police after allegedly carjacking a car from a Burbank woman and later parking it between two police cars, officials said. At about 9 a.m. Sunday, a man approached a 52-year-old Burbank woman at a car wash in the 500 block of North Victory Boulevard and demanded the keys to her 2012 blue Dodge Neon, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. The suspect simulated a weapon of some sort in his jacket pocket, Ryburn said.