December 2, 2002
Ben Godar A recent probation sweep by the Glendale Police gang unit led to the arrests of seven alleged gang members dubbed potentially dangerous to the community. The sweep, done Wednesday in conjunction with the county Department of Probation, targeted 19 people with previous gang ties. Seven of those people were arrested for parole violations and two were found to already be in custody. Two others could not be found. Those arrested allegedly violated a variety of conditions of their parole, including in some cases associating with other gang members.
June 1, 2012
A 27-year-old man was arrested in North Glendale Thursday after police found a medieval weapon inside his home during a parole compliance check, officials said. The parolee, Nicholas Davanzo, was home on the 4400 block of Ocean View Boulevard when Glendale police officers and gang detectives showed up and knocked on his door. During a search of his home, they found a flail - essentially a wooden handle with a blunt, spiked object attached to a chain at the end. Police also allegedly found pepper spray.
November 16, 2011
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Glendale Police Department. Area 1 1000 block of East Maple Street Vania Azurdia, 21, was arrested Nov. 11 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. Vickie Azurdia, 23, was arrested Nov. 11 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Victor Azurdia Jr., 20, was arrested Nov. 11 on suspicion of resisting arrest. East Broadway and North Glendale Avenue Ricky Brownlee, 43, was arrested Nov. 11 on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possessing a switchblade.
August 5, 2011
GLENDALE - Amy Ennis, a former baby sitter convicted in 2004 of abusing a Glendale couple's newborn, has been released from prison for a second time after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled that state corrections officials were grossly negligent when they mistakenly freed her early and then re-incarcerated her two years later. Acting on a Superior Court order, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation discharged Ennis from the California Institution for Women in Chino on July 28, agency spokesman Luis Patino said.
April 9, 2013
Four Los Angeles men were arrested Monday on suspicion of burglary in Chevy Chase Canyon, which has been plagued recently by a series of "knock-knock" break-ins, police said. The men - Damion Lawson, 21, Alonzo Tolbert, 29, Timothy Bavis, 31, and Antawn Robinson, 32 - were stopped about 5:30 p.m. in a tan Chevrolet sedan near the Glendale (2) Freeway and Holly Drive as they were leaving the canyon, according to Glendale police. Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said the men were scoping out possible burglary targets "and got caught in Glendale.
April 23, 2011
GLENDALE — A couple are scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges that they had more than 200 blank access cards and fraudulent credit account paperwork for celebrities such as Tim Burton and Tommy Lee Jones, police said. Ex-convict Christopher Herrick, 43, and Traci Godlef, 42, were taken into custody about 11:17 p.m. Wednesday at the Glen Capri Inns and Suites in Glendale on suspicion of identity theft and forgery, according to police reports. Inside the motel, police also reported finding a credit history report with a Van Nuys address and the name "Gaylord Focker," a character in the film "Meet the Fockers.
January 30, 2010
Our economic problems and California’s budget crisis have affected every level of government. Painful cuts will continue to be made in all areas. Inevitably, up and down the state, counties and local governments are looking at another year of reduced budgets and additional cuts. I write this to share with you what effects these cuts will have on public safety and our communities. Legislators wrote and passed Senate Bill 18, which took effect Monday. This measure was written as a way for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to decrease its budget by cutting the amount of time sentenced inmates serve in prison by increasing sentencing credits for jail and prison inmates.
August 14, 2012
This post has been updated, see details below. The lead singer of the rock band Falling In Reverse, who was arrested last week in Glendale on an outstanding warrant for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, is slated to defend himself in front of a jury. Ronald Radke's case is in the process of being scheduled for a jury trial, where he will face one misdemeanor count of corporal injury to his girlfriend and a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.