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January 28, 2011
A "person of interest" has been identified in connection with an Orchard Supply Hardware burglary and police pursuit that ended in a Montrose neighborhood on Monday, putting 34 homes under lockdown for three hours for a search that eventually turned up empty. The California Highway Patrol has identified Lang Patrick Martinez, 37, of Simi Valley, as a person of interest in the burglary and ensuing pursuit, which ended when the alleged burglar pulled into a driveway at Sycamore near Cloud, parked and fled on foot.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 14, 2011
The Glendale Police Department earned second place among similarly-sized agencies in California for its education, enforcement and traffic safety efforts. California Highway Patrol Chief Steve Beeuwsaert bestowed the CHP-sponsored 2010 California Law Enforcement Challenge award to Police Chief Ron De Pompa and traffic officers during Tuesday's City Council meeting. “This is indeed in an honor,” De Pompa said. “We appreciate so much our working relationship with our regional partners, and traffic safety obviously is a regional problem.
THE818NOW
December 29, 2011
As part of a crackdown on distracted drivers, the California Highway Patrol is not just looking for people illegally talking or texting on their cellphones. Officials will also be looking for drivers eating, reading magazines or applying makeup. From 6 a.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday, the CHP is having a “zero tolerance” cellphone enforcement day. While there is no law saying someone can't eat while driving, a distracted driver is in violation of the law. Under California's vehicle code, a driver can be ticketed $145 to $1,000 for having “wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Officers will also be tracking these distractions and the number of distracted drivers, because there are not very good data on just how many distracted drivers there are. Continue reading> > -- Sam Cohen, Fox 40 Sacramento Photo: Glendale Police officer stops a motorist for using a cell phone while driving on Glendale Ave. just south of California Ave. in Glendale on Tuesday, October 5, 2010.
NEWS
October 2, 2012
A vehicle was shot at by another passing vehicle Tuesday on the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway, just east of the Golden State (5) Freeway, authorities said. The vehicle's driver and passenger were not injured in the shooting, which occurred at noon on the freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Denmon said. Little information was released on the incident, including the victims, suspects or the make or model of the vehicles involved. The victims, who are in their 20s and live in Van Nuys and Pacoima, were traveling on the freeway when they were fired upon by the other unknown vehicle, Denmon said.
NEWS
March 1, 2014
Traffic continued to flow despite flooding Saturday on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway from the Hyperion Avenue exit to the Glendale Boulevard exit, according to the California Highway Patrol.  About 6 to 9 inches of rain were reported by drivers, officials from the highway patrol agency said. Across the Glendale-Burbank-La Cañada region, a number of drivers lost control of their vehicles on local freeways due to slick roads, temporarily blocking off lanes Saturday morning and afternoon, though no Sig Alerts were issued.
NEWS
By Robert J. Lopez | January 7, 2014
Officers were investigating reports of shots fired on the northbound 2 Freeway in Glendale late Tuesday after a stolen vehicle crashed and snarled traffic, the California Highway Patrol told the Los Angeles Times. The vehicle crashed near Foothill Boulevard, where one person was detained, Officer Alex Rubio told the Los Angeles Times. Another suspect was being sought. Rubio said the vehicle was stolen in a possible carjacking. He said it was not immediately clear whether shots were actually fired.
NEWS
July 16, 2013
All lanes on the 5 and 2 freeways near downtown Los Angeles have been reopened after a huge fuel tanker fire over the weekend , the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday morning. The only closure still in effect is the transition between the northbound 2 to the northbound 5 -- the actual location of the fire -- which will remain closed for up to six months, CHP officials said. Caltrans workers were working to shore up the tunnel, where a tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline overturned and caught fire Saturday.
NEWS
March 2, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Sunday, March 2, 2014. Here's our roundup of the top headlines in the area: Two explosive devices were found in a Burbank home during a search by Burbank police detectives late afternoon on Friday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Bomb Squad was called to the home on the 1900 block of North Rose Street and safely detonated both devices, according to a press release from the Burbank police department. As rain continues, the California Highway Patrol cautioned drivers to watch their speed and drive in the center lanes on freeways to avoid hydroplaning.
NEWS
May 27, 2000
Alecia Foster GLENDALE -- California Highway Patrol officials are advising drivers to use extra caution during the Memorial Day weekend. During the 1999 holiday, 28 people were killed in car accidents throughout the state. None were in Los Angeles County, however, according to CHP statistics. Sgt. Rhett Price, a spokesman for the CHP, said drunken drivers traditionally have been the biggest problem. During the holiday weekend last year, the CHP arrested 1,508 people statewide on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to CHP statistics.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | December 25, 2007
GLENDALE — A joint Caltrans-California Highway Patrol campaign spurred by the deaths of three Caltrans workers who were killed on the job in the last three months aims to promote freeway safety. In all three fatal accidents — which occurred in Sacramento, the Bay Area and San Bernardino County — a distracted driver was largely to blame, said Douglas Failing, director of Caltrans District 7, which includes Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The joint campaign targets highways and freeways throughout the state, pointing out common mistakes drivers make that put highway workers in danger.
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NEWS
March 2, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Sunday, March 2, 2014. Here's our roundup of the top headlines in the area: Two explosive devices were found in a Burbank home during a search by Burbank police detectives late afternoon on Friday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Bomb Squad was called to the home on the 1900 block of North Rose Street and safely detonated both devices, according to a press release from the Burbank police department. As rain continues, the California Highway Patrol cautioned drivers to watch their speed and drive in the center lanes on freeways to avoid hydroplaning.
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NEWS
March 1, 2014
Traffic continued to flow despite flooding Saturday on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway from the Hyperion Avenue exit to the Glendale Boulevard exit, according to the California Highway Patrol.  About 6 to 9 inches of rain were reported by drivers, officials from the highway patrol agency said. Across the Glendale-Burbank-La Cañada region, a number of drivers lost control of their vehicles on local freeways due to slick roads, temporarily blocking off lanes Saturday morning and afternoon, though no Sig Alerts were issued.
NEWS
By Robert J. Lopez | January 7, 2014
Officers were investigating reports of shots fired on the northbound 2 Freeway in Glendale late Tuesday after a stolen vehicle crashed and snarled traffic, the California Highway Patrol told the Los Angeles Times. The vehicle crashed near Foothill Boulevard, where one person was detained, Officer Alex Rubio told the Los Angeles Times. Another suspect was being sought. Rubio said the vehicle was stolen in a possible carjacking. He said it was not immediately clear whether shots were actually fired.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
Veteran  NBA  player  Lamar Odom  was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was spotted driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, the California Highway Patrol said. Odom, a free agent who has played for the  Lakers  and most recently the  Clippers , was arrested at 3:54 a.m. and booked into jail in Van Nuys at 5:01 a.m., the Los Angeles Times reported . CHP officials said they spotted Odom driving a white Mercedes sports utility vehicle eastbound on the 101 Freeway near Sepulveda Boulevard.
NEWS
July 16, 2013
All lanes on the 5 and 2 freeways near downtown Los Angeles have been reopened after a huge fuel tanker fire over the weekend , the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday morning. The only closure still in effect is the transition between the northbound 2 to the northbound 5 -- the actual location of the fire -- which will remain closed for up to six months, CHP officials said. Caltrans workers were working to shore up the tunnel, where a tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline overturned and caught fire Saturday.
NEWS
October 2, 2012
A vehicle was shot at by another passing vehicle Tuesday on the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway, just east of the Golden State (5) Freeway, authorities said. The vehicle's driver and passenger were not injured in the shooting, which occurred at noon on the freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Denmon said. Little information was released on the incident, including the victims, suspects or the make or model of the vehicles involved. The victims, who are in their 20s and live in Van Nuys and Pacoima, were traveling on the freeway when they were fired upon by the other unknown vehicle, Denmon said.
NEWS
September 14, 2012
This post has been updated. A 37-year-old Los Angeles man was killed Friday morning when he lost control of his Chevy Suburban, crashed into a center divider and overturned on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale, snarling the morning commute for hours, officials said. Glendale Fire Department paramedics pronounced the man, whose name wasn't immediately available, dead at the scene, according to the California Highway Patrol. The man was connecting to the westbound 134 Freeway from the southbound Glendale (2)
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 16, 2012
A 45-year-old San Pedro woman was killed Sunday after the stalled car she was in was rear - ended by another vehicle on the Glendale (2) Freeway , officials said. The woman, Teresa Rodriguez, was pronounced dead about 1:34 p.m. at the scene of the crash, which was just north of Mountain Street, according to the California Highway Patrol. “This is a bad area,” said Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Greg Godfrey. “We have multiple [traffic collisions]
THE818NOW
December 29, 2011
As part of a crackdown on distracted drivers, the California Highway Patrol is not just looking for people illegally talking or texting on their cellphones. Officials will also be looking for drivers eating, reading magazines or applying makeup. From 6 a.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday, the CHP is having a “zero tolerance” cellphone enforcement day. While there is no law saying someone can't eat while driving, a distracted driver is in violation of the law. Under California's vehicle code, a driver can be ticketed $145 to $1,000 for having “wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Officers will also be tracking these distractions and the number of distracted drivers, because there are not very good data on just how many distracted drivers there are. Continue reading> > -- Sam Cohen, Fox 40 Sacramento Photo: Glendale Police officer stops a motorist for using a cell phone while driving on Glendale Ave. just south of California Ave. in Glendale on Tuesday, October 5, 2010.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 14, 2011
The Glendale Police Department earned second place among similarly-sized agencies in California for its education, enforcement and traffic safety efforts. California Highway Patrol Chief Steve Beeuwsaert bestowed the CHP-sponsored 2010 California Law Enforcement Challenge award to Police Chief Ron De Pompa and traffic officers during Tuesday's City Council meeting. “This is indeed in an honor,” De Pompa said. “We appreciate so much our working relationship with our regional partners, and traffic safety obviously is a regional problem.
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