April 24, 2009
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Despite an injunction, Toonerville gang graffiti has increasingly been seen directed at a rival gang, officials said. Glendale Police Det. Rafael Quintero said the gang has not spray-painted any graffiti in the city in retaliation to the injunction, as most members are afraid of it. The graffiti has appeared on businesses and city property outside the Los Angeles River and Glendale Safety Zone and has been directed at a rival gang, he said. The zone is defined as a 4.5-square-mile area that includes Verdugo Road, south Glendale, the Glendale (2)
April 7, 2009
The following were taken from reports filed at the Glendale Police Department: Kellogg Avenue and San Fernando Road : A 27-year-old San Jose man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of marijuana while driving. South Brand Boulevard and West Harvard Street : A 27-year-old Glendale man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of cocaine. He was also arrested on a warrant for reckless driving. East California Avenue and North Isabel Street : A 23-year-old Pasadena man reported Friday that his helmet was stolen off his motorcycle.
March 10, 2009
When Officer John Darby sees blight, such as graffiti or illegal dumping, in his jurisdiction, he makes sure it gets cleaned up. Darby recently noticed gang graffiti spray-painted on a utility box, shopping carts piled up with trash and an old recliner left on the sidewalk at Emens Way and Justin Avenue, so he called the city’s Neighborhood Services to clean up the illegal dumping and vandalism. “There are kids that live and play here,” he said. “We don’t want them to see that.
December 30, 2006
GLENDALE — Police are investigating a dramatic increase in graffiti near Franklin Elementary School, where they say rival gangs are having a tagging war. Graffiti battles between two rival gangs are becoming more frequent in the neighborhood, spurring a response from the Glendale Police gang unit, Officer John Balian said. "We are aware of the problem, and we are proactively targeting that area to prevent a rise in tagging," he said. Three gang member suspects were arrested on suspicion of tagging on Dec. 19 in the 1600 block of Lake Street when officers said they observed three teenage boys, all of Glendale, tagging private property, Balian said.
November 21, 2001
Amber Willard The following incidents were taken from police reports. Colorado Street and Galleria Way: A 27-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving without a license. 100 block of South Brand Boulevard: A 45-year-old transient man was arrested Monday on suspicion of punching a man in the stomach. 600 block of West California Avenue: A man told police someone stole his Toyota Sequoia Monday. 100 block of Elm Avenue: A woman told police someone stole her Toyota Camry Monday.
May 8, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- While most people limit their spring cleaning to a closet or extra bedroom, it entails 18 miles of streets and 50,000 square feet of vandalized property for the city. Officials turned to residents for help during the 13th annual Great Graffiti Paint Out and Community Clean Up Day on Saturday and got it -- so much that they closed registration Monday, the day before the deadline. The limit was 600 participants, officials said.