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By Veronica Rocha | February 11, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Detectives are looking for a 35-year-old Glendale woman whose 5-month-old son’s death from blunt-force trauma to his head was recently ruled a homicide. Glendale police officials on Thursday said homicide detectives have tried contacting Fereshteh Eghtedari for more than a month, but she disappeared sometime after the Nov. 16 car crash at Gardena Avenue and Tyburn Street. “We are still investigating it, but I think she fled,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
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January 18, 2008
Human bones were discovered in Angeles National Forest and are now under investigation with Los Angeles County Sheriff homicide division. Bow hunters discovered the skull on Dec. 29 near mile marker 2.23 on Mt. Wilson Road, according to Lt. Gil Carrillo. ?The following day we found more human remains,? Carrillo said. ?It is being [handled] by homicide because there appears to be a bullet hole in the skull.? The bones are now with anthropologists who will help determine sex and approximate age. ?
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 21, 2008
An apparent suicide victim was found in her vehicle parked at the corner of Pine Cone Road and Pinelawn Drive in La Crescenta on Saturday afternoon. According to Los Angeles County homicide detective Traci Gonzales, a resident in the neighborhood notified Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station of the incident. Deputies discovered the apparent suicide victim in her vehicle. The woman was in her mid-40s and not a resident of the area. Her name is being withheld pending notification of the family.
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February 24, 2005
Jackson Bell A Glendale teenager, who faces attempted-murder charges for allegedly shooting a North Hollywood man in the face and neck Saturday, will be tried as an adult, authorities said. The arraignment for Glendale 17-year-old Gayk Gzoyan and his father, Torgom Gzoyan, 55, was postponed Wednesday. The father and son are accused of trying to kill 27-year-old Aram Aslanian Saturday afternoon near the corner of Glendale Avenue and Maple Street. They are scheduled to reappear March 4 in Burbank Superior Court, authorities said.
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By Geghard Arakelian | February 3, 2006
Detectives are investigating the badly burned body of an unidentified adult male that was found Monday morning in a unisex restroom in the Colby Canyon Campground in the Angeles National Forest. "It's the first murder I've picked up out of there and we believe it's an isolated incident. We do not believe there is a serial killer or any predators out there," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau Lt. Dan Rosenberg. The campground was closed Monday due to investigations but was re-opened to the public Tuesday.
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By by mary o’keefe valley sun | September 26, 2008
Detective Robert Harris of the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Department shared experiences from his more than 28-year career with volunteers at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station on Sept. 17. For the last eight years, Harris has served as a homicide detective. He explained that the homicide division is called on whether a case involves suicide, accidental death or murder. He said that although there are not many murders in the Crescenta Valley area, it is still important to understand the procedures in a homicide investigation.
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By Leslie Simmons | December 4, 1999
The Glendale Police Department began the first half of the decade with two homicide investigations they believe were linked. In 1950, the badly beaten body of an 84-year-old woman was found in her home on Monterey Road. The primary suspect in the case was an 80-year-old man who was also reported missing at the same time. The whereabouts of the man - who lived three blocks away and was an old friend of the victim - was not known for years. The case took an even stranger twist when in 1954, the man's remains were found in Dead Horse Canyon.
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By Geghard Arakelian | December 9, 2005
According to police statistics for 2004 part one crimes, which includes vandalism and homicide, Glendale has ranked in the top 10 safest cotoes in two categories. "To be in the top ten is to be our goal and we feel it is an important mile stone to maintain," Assistant Chief of Police Ron de Pompa said. Glendale ranked in at No. 1 for the top 10 safest cities with a population of 2 million people. Crimes the city is ranked safe of are part one crimes which include -- homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, auto theft, grand theft, auto burglary and arson.
NEWS
October 23, 2003
Darleene Barrientos The shooting death of an 18-year-old Glendale man marks the sixth homicide in Glendale this year. Edvin Isagulyan, 18, was shot in the head about 7 p.m. Monday after an apparent argument with another man, Los Angeles County Coroner spokesman Capt. David Campbell said. Isagulyan died of his injury Tuesday at County-USC Medical Center. Police found Isagulyan Monday in the 500 block of South Glendale Avenue conscious and moaning, his head and face covered in blood, after several 911 calls reported shots fired in the area, according to a police report.
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By Veronica Rocha and Mark Kellam | April 3, 2014
A body found in a suitcase dumped in the Verdugo wash was identified on Thursday as a 21-year-old man from San Pedro, according to coroner's officials. Victor Manuel Moreno was found Monday inside a piece of luggage dumped in the wash near Glorietta and Woodland avenues in Glendale. The cause of death was deferred pending additional tests, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office. He was apparently reported missing March 28 to the Harbor Community Police Station, said Det. Cletus Carlton of the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 1, 2014
Los Angeles County coroner's investigators have not been able to identify the body of a man who was found Monday inside a suitcase in the Verdugo wash in Glendale. A cause of death hasn't been determined for the man who has yet to be examined, coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said. However, police said the man was in his 20s. A Los Angeles County Public Works employee made the gruesome discovery about 9 a.m. while cleaning the wash near Glorietta and Woodland avenues. The employee noticed plastic was protruding from the suitcase and didn't want to touch it, so he immediately notified police, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
NEWS
January 7, 2014
Los Angeles police and city officials are expected to announce Tuesday a reward for information in the killing last November of Joseph Gatto, a well-known artist and the father of a state assemblyman, found shot to death in his Silver Lake home. Assemblyman Mike Gatto and his family will be joined by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck and homicide detectives at a 2 p.m. news conference to announce the reward. Officials have not revealed how much money will be offered.
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By Richard Winton and Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times and By Richard Winton and Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times | December 31, 2013
Los Angeles recorded another large drop in homicides in 2013, and nowhere has the trend been more pronounced than in the San Fernando Valley. The Valley had 40 homicides this year, dropping 35% from 2012 - the biggest decline of any region in the city. As recently as 2006, the region recorded 87 homicides, the Los Angeles Times reports . When it comes to falling crime, much of the focus has been on traditionally high-crime areas like South L.A. and the Eastside. But police officials and community leaders say the decline in violence in tough parts of the Valley, notably Pacoima, Lakeview Terrace, Sun Valley and Sylmar, has also been striking.
NEWS
November 21, 2013
When the elderly man was killed in his apartment on Glenoaks the Glendale Police Department stated it was the first homicide in Glendale this year. When the lady was hit and killed by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of California and Central Avenue, what was that, a non-homicide? I think this is a very good indication of how our law enforcement treats and how they consider hit-and-run deaths. I recommend a monetary reward for hit-and-run drivers. Let's take it to a higher level and offer a large enough reward for all deaths caused by any unknown person for their arrest and conviction.
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November 18, 2013
Police investigators were combing a northwest Glendale neighborhood Monday morning searching for clues into the death of an 81-year-old man who was severely beaten , which has now been confirmed as the first homicide this year in Glendale.  Family members reported that their grandfather may have suffered a gunshot wound at 5:31 a.m. and was bleeding profusely inside his apartment in the 1800 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard, Glendale Police...
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By Kate Mather and Ari Bloomekatz | November 15, 2013
An autopsy was scheduled Friday for Joseph Gatto, a beloved teacher, artist and the father of a state assemblyman who was found  shot to death  in his Silver Lake home. The Los Angeles County coroner's office said the autopsy was scheduled for sometime Friday, two days after the 78-year-old's daughter found him slumped over a desk with a gunshot wound. Gatto was shot at least once in the abdomen with a small-caliber handgun and his home had been ransacked, Los Angeles Police Lt. Richard Parks told the Los Angeles Times . Investigators spent Thursday combing the home for evidence and talking to neighbors, asking anyone who might have information to contact police.
NEWS
December 4, 2012
Los Angeles police detectives have arrested four people in Las Vegas in connection with a quadruple homicide in Northridge, Chief Charlie Beck announced Tuesday. The four people were taken into custody without incident at the Silverton Hotel and Casino, Beck said. The suspects were identified as Ka Pasasouk, 31, of Los Angeles; Howard Alcantara, 30, of Glendale; Donna Rabulan, 30, of Los Angeles; and Christina Neal, 33, of Los Angeles. Pasasouk was arrested on suspicion of murder, Beck said.
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By Veronica Rocha | February 11, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Detectives are looking for a 35-year-old Glendale woman whose 5-month-old son’s death from blunt-force trauma to his head was recently ruled a homicide. Glendale police officials on Thursday said homicide detectives have tried contacting Fereshteh Eghtedari for more than a month, but she disappeared sometime after the Nov. 16 car crash at Gardena Avenue and Tyburn Street. “We are still investigating it, but I think she fled,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
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By Melanie Hicken | September 4, 2009
GLENDALE — Authorities have determined that the Station fire, which caused the death of two firefighters and sent hundreds of residents and animals seeking shelter, was caused by arson. An official at the Interagency Command Center confirmed that an arson investigation had been opened, but referred all other inquires to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore, who could not be reached for comment Thursday evening. The determination likely meant that the death Sunday of two county firefighters, whose vehicle overturned on a steep roadway in the Angeles National Forest within the fire zone, would be considered a homicide.
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