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December 29, 2013
This post has been corrected. See below for details. The Los Angeles Police Department issued an appeal earlier this month in trying to find any of the jewelry that was made by Assemblyman Mike Gatto's father, Joseph, who was shot to death in his Los Feliz home last month. Investigators believe the murder of the 78-year-old may have resulted from a home-invasion robbery and they are searching for any of his jewelry pieces that may have been purchased or sold by pawn shops.
NEWS
July 11, 2013
Glendale police are seeking help in identifying thieves who stole a fanny pack and ripped a necklace off a 64-year-old Glendale woman's neck this week after knocking her to the ground. The woman was walking about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of East Chevy Chase Drive, where two men suddenly pushed her to the ground and stole the items, including cash, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The thieves quickly fled east on Chevy Chase. The woman suffered minor scratches to her knees and elbows, Lorenz said.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | December 14, 2007
GLENDALE — Toxic levels of lead were found in children’s jewelry sold in Glendale and six other cities, according to a report released Wednesday by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Three stores in the Glendale Galleria — Sanrio Surprises, Macy’s and GAP Kids — have necklaces or rings containing as much as 70 times the legal lead levels, the report said. Michael’s Arts and Crafts and Cost Plus World Market, on Glendale Avenue, were also included in the list.
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | August 8, 2005
Newport Beach business owner Ira Israel doesn't have a shop where he can show off his Venetian glass beads, so events like the Gem Faire are vital to his operation. Much of Israel's business is conducted over the Internet. He said he brings his products to about 25 traveling shows per year. The Gem Faire, a three-day bead, jewelry and crystal showcase that visited the Orange County Fairgrounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, is one of his favorite events.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2004
Josephine Matosian met and married her husband Manuel in Baghdad. Both of their families had settled in Middle Eastern countries after escaping from Armenia during the Diaspora. When a Matosian daughter married an American service man, she helped the family settle here in the Foothills. Sossi Matosian Bagham, remembers their first home in Sparr Heights. Today all six Matosian siblings live and work locally. Josephine, the matriarch of the family, moved to Montrose, after the passing of her husband.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 6, 2011
A man impersonating a Glendale Water & Power employee stole about $6,000 in cash and jewelry Wednesday from an East Glendale home, officials said. The man knocked on the home's front door at about 2:30 p.m. on the 1400 block of East Wilson Avenue. Under the guise of checking on water quality, the man told the homeowner that he was a Glendale Water and Power employee and had to check the faucets in the kitchen and bathroom, according to Glendale police reports. “We have seen this [scam]
NEWS
January 27, 2004
Police were on the lookout Monday for burglars who cleaned out a residence of more than $17,000 in electronics and jewelry. A La Crescenta woman returned home Friday and found several drawers cleaned out and strewn about her home in the 3600 block of Markridge Road, according to police reports. Computer and electronic equipment valued at $4,537 were taken along with several pieces of jewelry worth an estimated $13,018, police said. The woman reported carpet cleaners were left working in the house, but told police she did not believe they would burglarize her home.
NEWS
May 23, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Glendale Police investigators are looking for homeowners who discovered their jewelry or expensive cosmetics missing after a real estate open house. Camille Helm, 47, of La Canada Flintridge, was released on bail Wednesday after being arrested on suspicion of stealing makeup and jewelry from at least four homeowners holding real estate open houses. Police believe Helm burglarized more homes than have been reported, Investigator Danny Carver said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2005
Dining With Duvall by Lynn Duvall My best friend, Judie, used to be a jewelry designer. She no longer makes her own jewelry. These days Judie haunts gem shows for unique artisan pieces and fine gemstones. A few months ago I was tagging along behind Judie as she combed the aisles of a gem show at the Pasadena Convention Center. We usually go to Santa Monica, where it's horribly crowded and steamy hot, inside giant white tents. For once, I was not crammed in with hordes of shoppers, dying of the heat.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | July 7, 2006
Investigators from Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station retained a search warrant for an apartment in Los Angeles where they recovered 200 pieces of jewelry allegedly stolen from homes in the Crescenta Valley. The suspect, 47-year-old Rosa Gutierrez, had worked as a housekeeper in the Crescenta Valley area. "An independent maid, working in the area for several months, recruited a friend, Rosa, to help her [at the homes she cleans]," detective Pat Murphy alleged. "While [the other housekeeper]
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 19, 2014
Thieves stole costly jewelry, credit cards and money Tuesday from homes in separate residential burglaries, police said. Police believe the burglaries occurred between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the 700 block of Portola Avenue and the 1200 block of North Everett Street. Thieves reportedly forced their way into the Portola home through the front door and stole cash and jewelry. In the Everett burglary, thieves broke through the home's rear door, which activated an alarm system, according to Glendale spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
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NEWS
December 29, 2013
This post has been corrected. See below for details. The Los Angeles Police Department issued an appeal earlier this month in trying to find any of the jewelry that was made by Assemblyman Mike Gatto's father, Joseph, who was shot to death in his Los Feliz home last month. Investigators believe the murder of the 78-year-old may have resulted from a home-invasion robbery and they are searching for any of his jewelry pieces that may have been purchased or sold by pawn shops.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 25, 2013
This article was updated to include more information. A car piloted by an 83-year-old driver plowed into a jewelry store on Brand Boulevard Wednesday after he reportedly drove forward, rather than putting the vehicle into reverse as he intended, according to his statement to police. The driver, who wasn't immediately identified, reportedly accelerated his 2012 Honda Accord into Arka Bijouterie in the 300 block of North Brand Boulevard at 12:31 p.m., knocking down a city light pole and traveling 50 feet into the store, according to Glendale police.
NEWS
August 3, 2013
Glendale police arrested four suspects allegedly connected to two separate burglaries, at a church and a home, Friday night and early Saturday morning. After the first burglary around 9:30 p.m. Friday, police captured two people who fled from a northeast Glendale home, leaving a trail of jewelry behind, said Glendale Police Sgt. Javier Ruiz. Police caught the burglars after a helicopter and canine unit surrounded the targeted house at 1221 Ethel St. Four hours later, at about 1:38 a.m., police responded to another burglary, this time at a church.
NEWS
July 11, 2013
Glendale police are seeking help in identifying thieves who stole a fanny pack and ripped a necklace off a 64-year-old Glendale woman's neck this week after knocking her to the ground. The woman was walking about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of East Chevy Chase Drive, where two men suddenly pushed her to the ground and stole the items, including cash, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The thieves quickly fled east on Chevy Chase. The woman suffered minor scratches to her knees and elbows, Lorenz said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 10, 2013
Three teens were cited this week for allegedly burglarizing seven homes in Burbank and Glendale and stealing four guns, cash and jewelry, police said Wednesday. Police cited and released a 17-year-old Sun Valley boy and two Burbank boys, ages 16 and 17, to their parents on Monday after they admitted to breaking into the homes and taking various items, according to Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The boys' names weren't released because they are minors. The mother of the 17-year-old Burbank boy called Burbank police at around 4:45 p.m. Sunday after she found a safe containing cash and a 9mm handgun in her son's bedroom, Ryburn said.
NEWS
December 7, 2012
A 27-year-old Glendale man was robbed Wednesday evening while jogging on San Fernando Road near Cerritos Avenue, police said. The jogger was running about 7:30 p.m. on San Fernando Road when he heard a man call out to him, according to Glendale police. The man asked the jogger if he had any money. But when the jogger replied that he didn't, the man threatened to shoot him if he didn't hand over his necklace and money, police said. Fearing for his safety, the jogger gave the man his necklace and $18 in cash, police said.
NEWS
June 5, 2012
Police officials are asking victims of a recent rash of home burglaries across the San Fernando Valley and into Glendale to help identify more than 3,000 high-end jewelry pieces and watches recovered from a Beverly Hills home that they believe are tied to the crime spree. Police have said the burglars belonged to a criminal group made up of South Los Angeles gang members that was targeting the affluent neighborhoods. Some of the recovered property could belong to Glendale residents whose homes were burglarized in April, police said.
NEWS
November 12, 2011
An armed man that was reportedly dressed in a FedEx uniform entered a Montrose jewelry store Saturday morning and stole an undisclosed amount of items, police said. The suspect, described as a black male, entered Honolulu Jewelry on 2250 Honolulu Ave. at around 11:45 a.m. posing as a FedEx worker with a package in his arms, said Glendale police Sgt. Tim Oswandel. He then brandished a handgun and struck the business owner in the face a couple of times with the gun before stealing jewelry and fleeing the store, said Oswandel.
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