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December 11, 2011
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad detonated a pipe bomb Saturday night that belonged to a Glendale man in his 40s. The man, whose name was not released, drove to Glendale Police headquarters at 9 p.m. Saturday with the pipe bomb in his car to turn it over, officials said. Accompanied by family members, he parked across the street from the building entrance on Isabel St., and then walked into the building to speak with officers at the front desk. “He was coming seeking assistance and advice,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
NEWS
March 20, 2014
A man police say was driving in Northridge on Wednesday with a pipe bomb between his feet on the floorboard was arrested on suspicion of recklessly possessing a destructive device. After David Patton, 55, was pulled over near Devonshire Street and Reseda Boulevard for allegedly driving erratically, police reported finding burglary tools inside the SUV, the Los Angeles Times reported . They also said he appeared to be "a little bit under the influence of narcotics," said LAPD Capt.
NEWS
December 12, 2011
A 50-year-old man who was arrested Saturday after turning in a pipe bomb to Glendale police allegedly told officers that two men were trying to kill him, so he built the device for protection. Saro Akhverdyan is expected to appear in the Los Angeles County Superior Court this week in connection with possessing the destructive device, which was safely detonated late Saturday outside police headquarters. No one was injured during the incident. Akhverdyan made the device after he suspected two men, on separate occasions, tried to track him down and kill him, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
NEWS
By Jennifer Berry | August 27, 2004
Glendale Police have arrested three Los Angeles men on suspicion of committing burglaries in several Foothills communities and arrested a fourth on suspicion of possessing a pipe bomb. "Our [alleged] burglary ring looks like they may have been operating as far north as La Cañada Flintridge and as far south as San Pedro," said Glendale Police Department Sgt. Tom Lorenz. The arrests were made after a Glendale Water and Power employee working in Northwest Glendale spotted a silver minivan Monday afternoon with license plates matching one identified as possibly being involved in an armed burglary that occurred about half an hour earlier.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | March 30, 2007
A report of a small brush fire resulted in the discovery of a pipe bomb in an isolated area of La Cañada on Saturday evening. According to Detective Rick Velazquez of the arson division of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the LA County Fire Department responded to a small fire in the Gould Basin, near Green Lane and Green Crest, at around 8 p.m. Saturday. While fighting the fire, which looked to be comprised of trash, firefighters discovered a suspicious object resembling a pipe bomb.
LOCAL
By Max Zimbert and Jason Wells | March 4, 2010
Tenants for about a half-dozen apartment buildings who were evacuated after authorities discovered a possible pipe bomb in the intersection of Harvey Drive and Wilson Terrace were allowed to return about 9 a.m. after it was determined to be a false alarm. The pipe was capped at either end, but a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department bomb squad discovered that it was empty. The scare shut down multiple streets and offramps for the Glendale (2) and Ventura (134) freeways during the morning commute, and prompted authorities to evacuate several nearby apartment complexes as a precaution.
NEWS
August 25, 2004
Robert Chacon Glendale Police officers ordered the evacuation of a residential street in Watts early Tuesday after they found explosives while searching the home of a suspect involved in a string of burglaries Monday. Residents on the 9500 block of Bandera Street were evacuated from their homes and shuffled into buses because of cold temperatures about 4 a.m. Police serving a search warrant discovered a pipe bomb with the fuse attached in the home of Walter Horne, 26, arrested Monday on suspicion of burglarizing several houses in Glendale on Monday.
NEWS
March 14, 2013
A pipe that was found Thursday in front a La Crescenta home -- prompting a response by bomb investigators -- turned out to have been struck by a passing car and launched toward the house, officials said. The pipe was discovered about 1:36 p.m. in the 5400 block of Briggs Avenue after a loud explosion was heard, according to Sgt. Burton Brink of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Department. No one was injured during the incident. Deputies found what initially appeared to be a pipe bomb broken in front of the home, prompting them to shut down the area as sheriff's Arson and Explosives investigators examined the scene, he added.
NEWS
September 3, 2004
Robert Chacon Vigoosh Badalian's eyes scanned about 100 pieces of jewelry, looking for a gold ring her father-in-law passed down to her husband. Fortunately, the ring, a necklace and a silver cross stolen last month were there on a police department evidence table. Badalian was one of the victims of an Aug. 23 home burglary spree who was reunited with her stolen valuables Thursday at the Glendale Police Department. Looking like shoppers inside a jewelry store, the residents of 10 homes scrutinized a table covered with thousands of dollars worth of necklaces, rings, pendants, earrings, foreign currency, and at least one handgun.
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March 20, 2014
A man police say was driving in Northridge on Wednesday with a pipe bomb between his feet on the floorboard was arrested on suspicion of recklessly possessing a destructive device. After David Patton, 55, was pulled over near Devonshire Street and Reseda Boulevard for allegedly driving erratically, police reported finding burglary tools inside the SUV, the Los Angeles Times reported . They also said he appeared to be "a little bit under the influence of narcotics," said LAPD Capt.
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NEWS
March 14, 2013
A pipe that was found Thursday in front a La Crescenta home -- prompting a response by bomb investigators -- turned out to have been struck by a passing car and launched toward the house, officials said. The pipe was discovered about 1:36 p.m. in the 5400 block of Briggs Avenue after a loud explosion was heard, according to Sgt. Burton Brink of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Department. No one was injured during the incident. Deputies found what initially appeared to be a pipe bomb broken in front of the home, prompting them to shut down the area as sheriff's Arson and Explosives investigators examined the scene, he added.
NEWS
December 12, 2011
A 50-year-old man who was arrested Saturday after turning in a pipe bomb to Glendale police allegedly told officers that two men were trying to kill him, so he built the device for protection. Saro Akhverdyan is expected to appear in the Los Angeles County Superior Court this week in connection with possessing the destructive device, which was safely detonated late Saturday outside police headquarters. No one was injured during the incident. Akhverdyan made the device after he suspected two men, on separate occasions, tried to track him down and kill him, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
NEWS
December 11, 2011
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad detonated a pipe bomb Saturday night that belonged to a Glendale man in his 40s. The man, whose name was not released, drove to Glendale Police headquarters at 9 p.m. Saturday with the pipe bomb in his car to turn it over, officials said. Accompanied by family members, he parked across the street from the building entrance on Isabel St., and then walked into the building to speak with officers at the front desk. “He was coming seeking assistance and advice,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
LOCAL
By Max Zimbert and Jason Wells | March 4, 2010
Tenants for about a half-dozen apartment buildings who were evacuated after authorities discovered a possible pipe bomb in the intersection of Harvey Drive and Wilson Terrace were allowed to return about 9 a.m. after it was determined to be a false alarm. The pipe was capped at either end, but a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department bomb squad discovered that it was empty. The scare shut down multiple streets and offramps for the Glendale (2) and Ventura (134) freeways during the morning commute, and prompted authorities to evacuate several nearby apartment complexes as a precaution.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | March 30, 2007
A report of a small brush fire resulted in the discovery of a pipe bomb in an isolated area of La Cañada on Saturday evening. According to Detective Rick Velazquez of the arson division of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the LA County Fire Department responded to a small fire in the Gould Basin, near Green Lane and Green Crest, at around 8 p.m. Saturday. While fighting the fire, which looked to be comprised of trash, firefighters discovered a suspicious object resembling a pipe bomb.
NEWS
September 3, 2004
Robert Chacon Vigoosh Badalian's eyes scanned about 100 pieces of jewelry, looking for a gold ring her father-in-law passed down to her husband. Fortunately, the ring, a necklace and a silver cross stolen last month were there on a police department evidence table. Badalian was one of the victims of an Aug. 23 home burglary spree who was reunited with her stolen valuables Thursday at the Glendale Police Department. Looking like shoppers inside a jewelry store, the residents of 10 homes scrutinized a table covered with thousands of dollars worth of necklaces, rings, pendants, earrings, foreign currency, and at least one handgun.
NEWS
By Jennifer Berry | August 27, 2004
Glendale Police have arrested three Los Angeles men on suspicion of committing burglaries in several Foothills communities and arrested a fourth on suspicion of possessing a pipe bomb. "Our [alleged] burglary ring looks like they may have been operating as far north as La Cañada Flintridge and as far south as San Pedro," said Glendale Police Department Sgt. Tom Lorenz. The arrests were made after a Glendale Water and Power employee working in Northwest Glendale spotted a silver minivan Monday afternoon with license plates matching one identified as possibly being involved in an armed burglary that occurred about half an hour earlier.
NEWS
August 25, 2004
Robert Chacon Glendale Police officers ordered the evacuation of a residential street in Watts early Tuesday after they found explosives while searching the home of a suspect involved in a string of burglaries Monday. Residents on the 9500 block of Bandera Street were evacuated from their homes and shuffled into buses because of cold temperatures about 4 a.m. Police serving a search warrant discovered a pipe bomb with the fuse attached in the home of Walter Horne, 26, arrested Monday on suspicion of burglarizing several houses in Glendale on Monday.
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