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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 15, 2011
Yudy, Glendale's only full-time police dog left, flew in circles about four feet above the ground as a man pretending to be a suspect tried to fling her off his arm. The more he spun, the harder she bit down on his protective padding. “That just shows how much pressure they exert on their bite,” Police Officer Maribel Feeley, Yudy's handler, said at the K-9 in the Park event Saturday in Verdugo Park to raise money for the police dogs. The Glendale Police Department's three other dogs, Marlin, Sam and Quwai, are all struggling with medical issues.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 28, 2013
A motorist was arrested Friday after he allegedly led Glendale police on a pursuit into Los Angeles, where he crashed his vehicle and was detained by a police dog, officials said. The motorist, whose identity wasn't immediately available, was taken into custody on suspicion of burglary and felony evasion after the pursuit ended in the 1400 block of Hoover Street in Los Angeles, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. Police received a call just after 2 p.m. about a possible break-in at a home in the 300 block of East Palmer Avenue.
NEWS
September 24, 2012
A 33-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested early Monday when a police dog found him hiding in a shed after trying to break into a home, officials said. The man, Jason Crowder, was taken into custody about 6:40 a.m. on suspicion of burglarizing a home in the 1000 block of Davis Avenue, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Crowder allegedly climbed up on a home balcony and was attempting to pry open a sliding door when the home's resident saw him and called police, Lorenz said.
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January 25, 2012
Pasadena police used a helicopter and police dogs to find three suspects in a residential burglary. At around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday a resident of the 600 block of South Mentor Avenue notified police that three males went around to the rear of an adjacent residence after knocking on the front door, according to Pasadena police. A police helicopter observed the men running through yards, and a police dog tracked the suspects to a trash room in a nearby building. The suspects, all 16-year-old Hispanic males from Pasadena, were found in possession of an iPod and other items linked to a residential burglary on Oakdale Street.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | August 25, 2010
Police arrested a 45-year-old California City man Monday night after he allegedly shot at two co-workers with a rifle at the Chevy Chase Country Club. The man, David Chavez, remained in custody Tuesday in lieu of $2-million bail after Glendale police arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder. Chavez allegedly fired twice but missed after a heated argument with the two co-workers, who were in a yard house on the property that is used as a temporary living area for some golf course employees, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
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By Veronica Rocha | April 14, 2009
GLENDALE — Two men pleaded not guilty Monday in Glendale Superior Court to growing more than 1,000 marijuana plants in the Verdugo Mountains. Isai Salazar and Hector Castillo were both charged with cultivating marijuana, said Castillo’s attorney, Michael Ramirez-Mares. Castillo faces the additional charge of resisting a peace officer, Ramirez-Mares said. Castillo ran away from Glendale police officers as they tried to arrest him and was bitten in the arm and leg by a police dog, he said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 24, 2013
Two San Jose men pleaded not guilty Tuesday to transporting an estimated $2 million worth of methamphetamine that was sniffed out by a Glendale police dog during a routine patrol stop Friday, officials said. Carlos Gutierrez and Andres Perez, both 36, were charged Tuesday with one felony count each of sale or transportation of a controlled substance along with an allegation that the drugs exceeded 10 kilograms, according to Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
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By Charly Shelton | December 8, 2006
'Air Buddies' is the sixth film in Disney's 'Air Bud' series. This film follows Air Bud's puppies in an attempt to save their captured parents. An evil man wants to steal Air Bud and give him as a present to a bratty boy. Air Bud and his wife Molly are captured and taken away. Their puppies, MudBud, Bud-Dha, RoseBud, B-Dawg, and Budderball go on an adventure to rescue their mom and dad and find courage along the way. This movie is almost like 'Beethoven' meets '101 Dalmatians,' which is actually made light of when the puppies stumble upon a drive-in theater showing '101 Dalmatians.
NEWS
January 22, 2011
11 charges filed against alleged burglars Prosecutors have charged two men with 11 misdemeanor counts related to theft, battery on an officer and resisting arrest for allegedly fleeing from Glendale police during a break-in, according to a criminal complaint. Brandon Hardman, 21, of Glendale, was charged with three counts of petty theft, six counts of resisting arrest and one count of battery on Glendale police officer Sharon Kim, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 8, 2014
Two men pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that they reportedly broke into the Scholl Canyon Golf Club to steal golf-cart batteries, police said. Antonio Rodriguez, 23, and Rafael Garcia Soloranzo, 26, were charged with possessing burglary tools, which were allegedly used on Jan. 5 to break into the golf club in the 3800 block of East Glenoaks Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records. Rodriguez also faces burglary and forgery charges. The pair was taken into custody just after 9:11 p.m. when police were patrolling the area near the golf club and spotted them entering the farthest southeast building on the property, according to Glendale police.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 8, 2014
Two men pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that they reportedly broke into the Scholl Canyon Golf Club to steal golf-cart batteries, police said. Antonio Rodriguez, 23, and Rafael Garcia Soloranzo, 26, were charged with possessing burglary tools, which were allegedly used on Jan. 5 to break into the golf club in the 3800 block of East Glenoaks Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records. Rodriguez also faces burglary and forgery charges. The pair was taken into custody just after 9:11 p.m. when police were patrolling the area near the golf club and spotted them entering the farthest southeast building on the property, according to Glendale police.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 28, 2013
A motorist was arrested Friday after he allegedly led Glendale police on a pursuit into Los Angeles, where he crashed his vehicle and was detained by a police dog, officials said. The motorist, whose identity wasn't immediately available, was taken into custody on suspicion of burglary and felony evasion after the pursuit ended in the 1400 block of Hoover Street in Los Angeles, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. Police received a call just after 2 p.m. about a possible break-in at a home in the 300 block of East Palmer Avenue.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 24, 2013
Two San Jose men pleaded not guilty Tuesday to transporting an estimated $2 million worth of methamphetamine that was sniffed out by a Glendale police dog during a routine patrol stop Friday, officials said. Carlos Gutierrez and Andres Perez, both 36, were charged Tuesday with one felony count each of sale or transportation of a controlled substance along with an allegation that the drugs exceeded 10 kilograms, according to Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
NEWS
September 24, 2012
A 33-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested early Monday when a police dog found him hiding in a shed after trying to break into a home, officials said. The man, Jason Crowder, was taken into custody about 6:40 a.m. on suspicion of burglarizing a home in the 1000 block of Davis Avenue, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Crowder allegedly climbed up on a home balcony and was attempting to pry open a sliding door when the home's resident saw him and called police, Lorenz said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 4, 2012
Four alleged burglars who were the objects of a massive police manhunt Tuesday in West Glendale are believed to be part of an organized ring of thieves who have been targeting upscale neighborhoods throughout the San Fernando Valley, police said. Police on Wednesday identified the alleged burglars as Los Angeles residents Makalle Womack, 18, and Sammy Hodges, 20, and Inglewood residents Travis Bryant, 24, and Kevin Childs, 23. Bryant was on parole, and the other men had extensive criminal records, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 21, 2012
Two Glendale men were arrested Monday night after one of them ran from police during a traffic stop and led them to a church on Lowell Avenue, where he and another man barricaded themselves inside for more than two hours, officials said. Police urged Thomas Smith, 54, and Leslie Jenei, 60, several times over a loudspeaker to exit the Spirit of Foothill Los Angeles Christian Church on the 4400 block of Lowell Avenue, according to Glendale police reports. When they didn't respond, police entered the building to search for Smith, who they reportedly found hiding in the mass area of the two-story church.
THE626NOW
January 25, 2012
Pasadena police used a helicopter and police dogs to find three suspects in a residential burglary. At around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday a resident of the 600 block of South Mentor Avenue notified police that three males went around to the rear of an adjacent residence after knocking on the front door, according to Pasadena police. A police helicopter observed the men running through yards, and a police dog tracked the suspects to a trash room in a nearby building. The suspects, all 16-year-old Hispanic males from Pasadena, were found in possession of an iPod and other items linked to a residential burglary on Oakdale Street.
NEWS
November 15, 2011
Reporting from Seoul - In a canine experiment in better policing, the LAPD recently spent months training a pair of South Korean-bred Jindo puppies as possible new street enforcement partners. But the Jindos are in the doghouse as a replacement for more traditional European bloodlines, such as German shepherds or Belgian Malinois. The loyal but excitable Jindos, officials said, just didn't take to the exacting work of crowd control, weapons detection and drug sniffing.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 15, 2011
Yudy, Glendale's only full-time police dog left, flew in circles about four feet above the ground as a man pretending to be a suspect tried to fling her off his arm. The more he spun, the harder she bit down on his protective padding. “That just shows how much pressure they exert on their bite,” Police Officer Maribel Feeley, Yudy's handler, said at the K-9 in the Park event Saturday in Verdugo Park to raise money for the police dogs. The Glendale Police Department's three other dogs, Marlin, Sam and Quwai, are all struggling with medical issues.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 25, 2011
Unexpected medical issues have forced two longtime Glendale police dogs to retire early and another one to work part time, leaving just one full-strength dog to carry the unit. Police dogs Marlin and Sam retired this summer after roughly six years sniffing out bombs, narcotics and suspects. Marlin lost his sense of smell, and Sam, after years of strenuous physical demands, developed arthritis and a pinched nerve that causes his legs to fall asleep without steroids. The third dog, Quwai, is working part time in narcotics searches because he also has been struggling with medical issues, including having difficulty climbing and bouncing in and out of cars.
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