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By Robert S. Hong | September 26, 2006
GLENDALE — Police are concerned about the marketing of a new energy drink that boasts the name of an illegal drug and may be sending the wrong message to children. Cocaine — a high-caffeine drink created by Redux Beverages LLC, of Las Vegas — refers to itself as "the legal alternative" and claims to be an extremely high-potency beverage, according to the drink's website www.drinkcocaine.com . "We're surprised that somebody would try to sell something with this name," Glendale Police Officer John Balian said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 4, 2012
Glendale police arrested a 40-year-old man after they seized roughly $2 million in methamphetamine and cocaine from a Santa Ana home after developing information about a large-scale sales operation, officials said Monday. Rigoberto Gil, 40, pleaded not guilty Monday to three felony counts of possessing methamphetamine and cocaine for sale, one felony count for transporting the drugs, another felony count for possessing the drugs and an AK-47 at the same time and four felony counts for possessing assault rifles - including the AK-47, two assault rifles and a Colt AR-15 rifle, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 13, 2011
GLENDALE — A Glendale police officer sustained minor injuries early Monday after crashing into two parked cars while responding to the scene where a man had tried to flee from police, officials said. The officer, responding to calls for backup, had been traveling with lights and siren activated on Broadway and had entered the intersection at Glendale Avenue, where another motorist failed to stop. The officer was forced to swerve, hitting the parked cars. Soon after the crash, a Glendale police dog tracked down Nicholas Romero, 25, hiding in the attic of a gas station building on Broadway and Eagledale Avenue.
NEWS
September 18, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Six people arrested by Glendale Police vice/narcotics detectives pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges ranging from possession of several types of drugs for sale to possession of several weapons. Randy Ward, 28, David James Degree, 31, Rene Maria Saxton, 51 -- all of Sherman Oaks -- as well as Van Nuys residents Kim Marie Ward, 41, and Jonathan Renold Airale, 27, and Lisa Dugum, 24, of Northridge, were charged Wednesday with possessing marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy and cocaine for sale, along with possession of six handguns and assault rifles.
NEWS
October 6, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- A Glenwood man is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges that he had more than $7,000 worth of cocaine and marijuana in his car at the time of his arrest and almost $5,000 worth of cocaine in his home. Glendale Police served a search warrant on Alfredo Sanchez, 29, Wednesday after he drove into Glendale and discovered a hidden compartment in his car that housed rock and powder cocaine as well as marijuana, police said.
NEWS
December 3, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum A traffic stop on Wednesday led to a crack and cocaine bust for the Glendale Police Department. The police arrested Gilbert Velasco on Wednesday on suspicion of sales and transportation of crack and cocaine. A police officer pulled over Velasco, 19, for driving with a suspended license. The officer searched Velasco's car and found 12 bags of powered cocaine and two bags of crack cocaine in the car's ventilation system, near the stereo, Det. Manny Fernandez said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 6, 2012
Police on Monday found a kilogram of cocaine inside a car and arrested one man after a foot pursuit prompted a roughly three-hour lockdown of a nearby neighborhood. The driver, Jabbar Lattimore, 30, was arrested after he and his passenger allegedly fled during a traffic stop on Western Avenue near San Fernando Road at about 9:35 a.m., Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Police locked down Ruberta, Justin and Sonora avenues from San Fernando Road and Glenoaks Boulevard in search of the second man. K-9 units were brought in to assist, but the man, who was described as heavyset and Latino or white, wasn't found, police said.
NEWS
October 30, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports: 300 block of Heminger Street: A 37-year-old Glendale man reported Sunday that tools had been stolen from his backyard. 1100 block of North Central Avenue: A Glendale woman reported Sunday the rear window of her car had been shattered and her CD faceplate and some clothing taken. Foothill Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue: A 19-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested Monday on suspicion of possessing marijuana and a small bat. 100 block of North Glendale Avenue: A 34-year-old Pasadena man was arrested Monday on suspicion of possessing cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
NEWS
July 12, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Glendale Police netted more than $40,000 in cash and cocaine with a street value of $80,000 in a recent drug bust in Atwater Village. A tip from a police informant led police to set up surveillance on an apartment at 2810 Reservoir St. in Atwater Village starting July 4. Two days later, Glendale policearrested six men on suspicion of operating a drug trafficking scheme that had been doing business for years, Glendale police Investigator Oscar Rodriguez said.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | August 30, 2005
Glendale resident Scott Schaffer is in a court-ordered drug treatment facility after posting $1-million bond to be released from federal custody on charges of selling handguns to a gang member. Schaffer's family put up the money that will assure that he will continue to make his court appearances, one of his attorney's, Steven L. Szocs, said on Monday. Schaffer was released Aug. 19 after more than a month in federal custody following his arrest at his Glendale home.
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