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THE818NOW
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.
NEWS
June 12, 2012
A FBI report released this week shows violent and property crimes were down in Burbank and Glendale last year. The report mirrors numbers released this January by police officials in both cities, which saw decreases in the number of reported robberies, assaults, burglaries and thefts. Burbank saw violent crimes drop from 221 in 2010 to 191 last year, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report . Property crimes dipped in Burbank from 2,687 in 2010 to 2,555 in 2011. Violent crimes also decreased in Glendale from 277 in 2010 to 258 last year.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 20, 2010
GLENDALE — Property-related crimes rose sharply during the first six months of 2010, while violent crimes largely dropped, according to the latest Glendale police crime statistics. Property crimes, including thefts and home and vehicle burglaries, jumped to 1,941 between January and June, up from 1,784 for the same period last year, according to the police figures. Petty thefts saw the largest increase with 747 through June, up from 648 compared with the same period last year.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 15, 2014
For the first time in four years, the overall crime rate increased slightly in Glendale last year, with a spike in the number of property offenses. While violent crimes - which include homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults - remained low last year, property crimes jumped and pushed up the overall crime rate by 3%, from 3,283 incidents in 2012 to 3,383 last year. Still, police expected violent crimes to stay down, which is in line with a nationwide reduction, Glendale Police Chief Robert Castro said Wednesday at a Community Police Partnership Advisory Committee meeting.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 18, 2013
For the fourth year in a row, violent and property crime rates dropped in Glendale in 2012, according to figures released by police on Thursday. The number of violent crimes - including homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults - fell from 258 in 2011 to 233 last year for a roughly 10% decrease, according to the Police Department's 2012 crime statistics. Property crimes - burglary, arson auto theft and burglary, grand and petty theft - also dipped from 3,464 incidents in 2011 to 3,051 last year, or by approximately 12%. Police Chief Ron De Pompa said he was surprised by the downward trend because of the spree of residential burglaries in Glendale's affluent neighborhoods that occurred early 2012.
LOCAL
June 10, 2009
GLENDALE — The number of property crimes has decreased during the first half of the year, but the rate of vehicle burglaries continues to climb as the recession deepens, according to the latest figures from the Glendale Police Department. For the six-month period starting in January — which includes a projection through July — property crimes, including auto burglary, grand theft and petty theft, have dropped to 252 incidents compared with 262 during the same period last year.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | February 4, 2009
GLENDALE — Crimes of opportunity such as burglary and theft increased last year in the city, and police fear such crimes will continue to increase if the economy worsens. Property crimes, including burglary, auto burglary, auto theft, grand theft, arson and petty theft, went from 3,676 in 2007 to 4,103 last year in Glendale, which is a 12% increase, according to the Glendale Police Department’s annual crime statistics. But violent crimes such as robbery and assault decreased from 375 in 2007 to 351 last year, a drop of 6%, according to the statistics.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | June 3, 2009
GLENDALE ? Property crimes in Glendale rose last year while neighboring cities, such as Los Angeles and Pasadena, saw a decrease in the same category, according to the FBI?s latest batch of crime statistics. Property crimes last year, including larceny, theft, burglary and vehicle theft, jumped from 3,667 in 2007 to 4,105, was likely attributable to a rise in the number of criminals pushed out of Los Angeles and into Glendale, interim Police Chief Ron De Pompa said. ?The displacement of crime is a very real problem for Glendale,?
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 24, 2011
Local violent crimes decreased in 2010, while the number of thefts increased slightly in Burbank and Glendale, according to preliminary crime reports from the FBI — a trend police officials say could be harder to stymie because of the court-mandated early release of thousands of state prisoners. The declining trend for violent offenses reflects similar decreases throughout the nation, according to the FBI report released this week. While property crimes decreased nationally, theft-related offenses in Burbank climbed from 2,663 in 2009 to 2,687 in 2010.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 15, 2014
For the first time in four years, the overall crime rate increased slightly in Glendale last year, with a spike in the number of property offenses. While violent crimes - which include homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults - remained low last year, property crimes jumped and pushed up the overall crime rate by 3%, from 3,283 incidents in 2012 to 3,383 last year. Still, police expected violent crimes to stay down, which is in line with a nationwide reduction, Glendale Police Chief Robert Castro said Wednesday at a Community Police Partnership Advisory Committee meeting.
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NEWS
January 14, 2014
For the first time in four years, the overall crime rate increased slightly in Glendale last year, with a spike in the number of property offenses. While violent crimes - which includes homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults - remained low last year, property crimes jumped, which pushed up the overall crime rate by 3% from 2012. Increases in the number of break-ins, auto burglaries and petty thefts drove up property crimes by 5%, according to the Glendale Police Department's 2013 crime statistics, which were released Tuesday.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 23, 2013
Glendale's overall drop in violent and property crimes in 2012 may be a short-lived trend as the city saw auto burglaries and assaults jump last month. Property crimes increased from 270 in January 2012 to 330 last month, according to the Glendale Police Department's latest crime statistics, which also showed that the number of violent crimes rose slightly to 21. While certain offenses climbed in January, officials say the increase doesn't immediately indicate residents will see more crime in the future.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 18, 2013
For the fourth year in a row, violent and property crime rates dropped in Glendale in 2012, according to figures released by police on Thursday. The number of violent crimes - including homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults - fell from 258 in 2011 to 233 last year for a roughly 10% decrease, according to the Police Department's 2012 crime statistics. Property crimes - burglary, arson auto theft and burglary, grand and petty theft - also dipped from 3,464 incidents in 2011 to 3,051 last year, or by approximately 12%. Police Chief Ron De Pompa said he was surprised by the downward trend because of the spree of residential burglaries in Glendale's affluent neighborhoods that occurred early 2012.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 17, 2012
A Glendale man and 17-year-old boy were arrested early Wednesday after a homeowner claimed they threatened him after being confronted while trying to break into his home, police said. Manuel Gomez, 23, and the teen - whose name wasn't released because he's a minor - were taken into custody about 1:24 a.m. on suspicion of attempted burglary after the homeowner identified them as the suspects, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The boy was later released to his mother. The homeowner heard the pair trying to open a side door of his house in the 500 block of Allen Avenue and confronted them, Lorenz said.
NEWS
July 27, 2012
Violent and property crimes in Glendale dropped 12% for the first six months this year, continuing a trend set last year. Homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults fell from 130 from January to June last year to 110 for the same period this year, according to Glendale Police Department mid-year crime statistics. Property crimes - including burglaries, and grand and petty theft - decreased from 1,780 for the first six months last year to 1,567 for the same period this year.
NEWS
June 12, 2012
A FBI report released this week shows violent and property crimes were down in Burbank and Glendale last year. The report mirrors numbers released this January by police officials in both cities, which saw decreases in the number of reported robberies, assaults, burglaries and thefts. Burbank saw violent crimes drop from 221 in 2010 to 191 last year, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report . Property crimes dipped in Burbank from 2,687 in 2010 to 2,555 in 2011. Violent crimes also decreased in Glendale from 277 in 2010 to 258 last year.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 12, 2012
The Glendale Police Department has redirected $650,000 to deal with parolees and individuals on probation since the state-mandated release of some prison inmates began two years ago, officials said this week. The department's Special Enforcement Detail has been fully dedicated to monitoring former inmates and identifying related crime trends. That's a far cry from the detail's original duties of preventive patrolling, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. At Tuesday's Glendale City Council meeting, Glendale Police Chief Ron De Pompa attributed the move to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's release of low-risk offenders without parole supervision and the state's realignment of its prison system.
THE818NOW
April 12, 2012
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Five neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Toluca Lake (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.3 over the last three months. Studio City (C) topped the list of eight neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 34 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 19.9 over the last three months.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 12, 2012
A new long-awaited regional crime laboratory could begin processing vital ballistic analysis and DNA evidence for hundreds of unsolved property crimes as early as May, police said Thursday. Local police and city officials on Thursday introduced the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory that authorities said will allow quicker processing of crime scene evidence in Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena. “We could use DNA early on to intercede as rapidly as possible,” Glendale Police Ron De Pompa said at the news conference.
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