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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.
NEWS
May 30, 2013
Three men were pepper-sprayed by a driver Wednesday during a road rage incident, police said. The men - a father, son and a friend - were traveling north on Brand Boulevard, preparing to make a left onto Goode Avenue about 12:53 p.m. when a driver cut them off, police said. They continued driving until they reached a red light at Central and Goode avenues. That's when the female driver of the other car suddenly approached their open passenger window and began yelling at them to exit the car, police said.
NEWS
July 18, 2000
Amber Willard VERDUGO VIEJO -- A Glendale man was robbed by men toting a gun -- full of pepper spray. The man told police that as he walked on a sidewalk, a man in a car drove alongside him and shot pepper spray in his face with a squirt gun. The man was walking in the 1200 block of East California Avenue at 1:30 a.m. Friday when at least two men in a copper-colored sedan stopped and asked him if he had any money....
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April 5, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Six adults and 10 children were treated for moderate respiratory problems after a child released pepper spray Friday in the classroom of a school for mentally disabled and troubled children and young adults. Eleven of the affected Tobinworld students and school personnel were taken to area hospitals for runny noses and eyes, nausea, sore throats and coughing, said Glendale Fire Capt. Thomas Marchant. Three students have already been released to their parents, he said.
NEWS
December 21, 2002
Man restrained with bean-bag rounds MONTROSE -- A man threatening to kill himself and others sprayed police with pepper spray before they shot him with bean-bag rounds. The incident occurred Thursday night at a house in the 2900 block of Oakendale Place. A 40-year-old Glendale man was reportedly wielding a metal pipe and can of pepper spray, threatening to kill himself and others. When police arrived, the man ran into the backyard and locked himself in an exterior bathroom, police said.
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By Veronica Rocha | December 10, 2013
A 60-year-old Glendale woman fought off a would-be robber, who reportedly tried to snatch her purse this weekend, police said. The woman parked and exited her car at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Luton Drive, when she suddenly saw a man walking toward her, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. She noticed the man “was acting suspicious,” so she walked faster toward her home, Lightfoot said. Soon after, he reportedly started running toward her and grabbed her purse as she entered her driveway.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | May 3, 2011
GLENDALE — Prosecutors have yet to file charges against two Glendale men who allegedly beat and robbed a prostitute who doused one of them with pepper spray during the incident. The men — Vardan Verdyan, 19, and Martin Zeynalyan, 20 — were arrested Thursday on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy after they attempted to flee from the incident, according to Glendale police reports. They were released on $50,000 bail the same day, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports.
NEWS
August 8, 2008
Ashley Hermans, wildlife management specialist from the Pasadena Humane Society, has some tips for those living near wildlife areas who may encounter a mountain lion: ?Keep all food, especially pet food, and garbage in closed animal-proof containers and store indoors. ?Keep property clean and trim of any vegetation overgrowth. ?Mountain lions stalk their prey and do not like wide open areas. ?Do not go out hiking or walking alone.
NEWS
October 7, 2000
Buck Wargo GLENDALE -- A police escort and pepper spray -- two topics that don't usually come to mind when thinking about youth sporting events. For umpire Mike Padula, pepper spray has become over the last year just as much a piece of his equipment as a chest protector and mask. It is a precaution against overzealous parents of youth baseball or adult softball players. Padula, past president of the Crescenta Sports Assn., needed an escort from sheriff's deputies a year ago when parents were angered about calls in a Babe Ruth League game in Dunsmore Park.
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By Veronica Rocha | December 10, 2013
A 60-year-old Glendale woman fought off a would-be robber, who reportedly tried to snatch her purse this weekend, police said. The woman parked and exited her car at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Luton Drive, when she suddenly saw a man walking toward her, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. She noticed the man “was acting suspicious,” so she walked faster toward her home, Lightfoot said. Soon after, he reportedly started running toward her and grabbed her purse as she entered her driveway.
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NEWS
May 30, 2013
Three men were pepper-sprayed by a driver Wednesday during a road rage incident, police said. The men - a father, son and a friend - were traveling north on Brand Boulevard, preparing to make a left onto Goode Avenue about 12:53 p.m. when a driver cut them off, police said. They continued driving until they reached a red light at Central and Goode avenues. That's when the female driver of the other car suddenly approached their open passenger window and began yelling at them to exit the car, police said.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | May 3, 2011
GLENDALE — Prosecutors have yet to file charges against two Glendale men who allegedly beat and robbed a prostitute who doused one of them with pepper spray during the incident. The men — Vardan Verdyan, 19, and Martin Zeynalyan, 20 — were arrested Thursday on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy after they attempted to flee from the incident, according to Glendale police reports. They were released on $50,000 bail the same day, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports.
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By Mary O’Keefe | April 3, 2009
The FBI has determined that a bank robber deemed the “Sleeves Bandit” is responsible for a robbery in La Crescenta and one in La Cañada. The agency, along with the police and sheriff’s departments, is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. The two crimes in the area attributed to the suspect are the La Crescenta Citibank robbery that occurred on Dec. 26, 2008 and the La Cañada Citibank robbery on Jan. 30, 2009. It is also believed he is responsible for a La Cañada pharmacy robbery that same day. The “Sleeves Bandit” is named for what appear to be fake tattoo sleeves he has worn during some of the 15 robberies attributed to him throughout the state.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | January 2, 2009
Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed the Citibank in the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard at gunpoint at 5:50 p.m. on Dec. 26. According to Det. Frank Diana, the suspect was described as a white man, 40 to 50 years old, 5’7” to 5’10’, 160 to 200 pounds. He had green and red tattoos on his left forearm and upper arm. He wore a dark ski mask that covered most of his face, a baseball hat, sunglasses and an insulated winter vest.
NEWS
August 8, 2008
Ashley Hermans, wildlife management specialist from the Pasadena Humane Society, has some tips for those living near wildlife areas who may encounter a mountain lion:  Keep all food, especially pet food, and garbage in closed animal-proof containers and store indoors.  Keep property clean and trim of any vegetation overgrowth.  Mountain lions stalk their prey and do not like wide open areas.
NEWS
April 5, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Six adults and 10 children were treated for moderate respiratory problems after a child released pepper spray Friday in the classroom of a school for mentally disabled and troubled children and young adults. Eleven of the affected Tobinworld students and school personnel were taken to area hospitals for runny noses and eyes, nausea, sore throats and coughing, said Glendale Fire Capt. Thomas Marchant. Three students have already been released to their parents, he said.
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