April 15, 2011
In response to Greg Hiscott (“Enforce the noise laws,” April 7), you would think the Glendale police would cite violations of the vehicle codes, but it seems that doesn’t happen unless there is a special grant allowed for them to actually enforce the law (i.e. cell phone violations). Noise is a large issue that should be addressed, but it goes unheeded by police. Unfortunately, I live on Fern Lane, where the regional Sports Complex is located. We have a situation here that we have been trying to live with since the complex’s opening: the 300% increase in traffic noise, with loud stereos and mufflers, speeding and litter.
February 10, 2012
Regional law enforcement agencies performed a sweep of several cities Thursday in response to a recent spike in property crimes, arresting eight people and seizing three weapons. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department joined forces with Glendale police as well as state parole and probation authorities. During the sweep, which began at 7 a.m., deputies and officers checked 44 locations in La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Sunland, Tujunga, Lake View Terrace, Pasadena and Altadena.
May 27, 2011
La Crescenta Woman’s Club received a visit from public safety representatives at the May 11 meeting. Special guests were members of the La Crescenta Fire Station #63, the Sheriff's Station on Briggs Avenue, and the Glendale Police K-9 Unit. Carol Benedetti and Dea McCrory were co-chairwomen of a fashion show on March 26 that provided proceeds to make donations of equipment for both La Crescenta Fire Station # 63 and the Detective Unit of the Sheriff’s Station. Firefighters Nate De Luca, Matt Ramirez, Capt.
April 26, 2011
GLENDALE — The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station has nabbed a third place international award for using some of the best law enforcement practices in the United States, officials said. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials announced on Saturday that three stations — Palmdale, South Los Angeles and Crescenta Valley — earned top honors from the Altus Global Alliance, a group made up of six non-governmental organizations and academic centers throughout the world.
January 25, 2008
During this series, law enforcement officials have agreed that although drugs may not be a huge problem in the Crescenta Valley area, the dangers are out there and they are real. ?Drugs do exist up here,? confirmed Det. Chris Seitz, with Crescenta Valley Sheriff?s Station narcotics division. He added that the drug of choice seems to be heroin, although methedrine is still very popular. Lt. Bruce Fox of Glendale Narcotics said that heroin is usually one of the last drugs kids move to. ?
June 18, 2008
For Glendale Police Officer Patrick Hamblin, God and law enforcement go hand-in-hand. His passion for both topics recently led him to Uganda, Africa, where he learned about the country and shared his knowledge of law enforcement. Hamblin, 32, visited the country in east Africa from May 24 to June 3 to speak at a two-day conference titled “God, Law and Justice” at the Uganda Christian University in Mukono. The conference was designed to teach people how to combine religion and their career in law enforcement in the pursuit of justice, he said.
November 6, 2011
We don't have our own police force. As an unincorporated area, we are served by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Furthermore, we're under the rule of the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station. This means that our local captain answers to a commander at Crescenta Valley and 911 calls for service are routed there first. Still, most residents are very supportive of law enforcement: There's a Sheriff's Support Group that raises funds for equipment, a community advisory committee, a clergy council, a volunteer mounted patrol and a Volunteers on Patrol program of unarmed civilians who act as extra eyes and ears for the deputies.
November 9, 2011
Don Short and Tamara Mark's encounter with law enforcement hasn't always been positive, especially when they have been trying to care for their two autistic sons. During a family trip in Hawaii, Short had to restrain one of the couple's son's - 10-year-old Harry, who is nonverbal and prone to injuring himself - because he became extremely agitated at a Honolulu airport. But to the public, his actions looked like child abuse. He was reported to airport police. As Short tried to calm his son, police warned him to let go of his son. He reluctantly complied.
April 15, 2013
Glendale and Burbank police departments finished in the top 10 in a two-day relay race against other similarly sized law enforcement agencies this weekend. Glendale police came in sixth among other law enforcement agencies with fewer than 300 sworn personnel during the two-day Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay, which is meant to increase fitness, team work, camaraderie and pride between officers. The Torrance Police Department finished first in the same category. Burbank officers came in ninth place alongside agencies with fewer than 500 sworn and non-sworn staffers working in law enforcement.
February 22, 2003
Rep. Dennis Mountjoy (R-La Crescenta) has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would place more rigorous reporting requirements on healthcare professionals. Dubbed the Sexual Abuse of Children Reporting Act, the bill would require health-care providers to report to law enforcement any knowledge that a minor has a sexually transmitted disease or is pregnant. Law enforcement could investigate for abuse of the child. If abuse was found, the investigating agency would put the child in protective custody.