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LOCAL
March 4, 2010
Three reputed gang members were arrested Monday night after allegedly stealing a purse from a car and leading police on a chase into Pasadena, officials said Wednesday. Jose Rivera, 21, of Pasadena, Jose Olivera, 27, of Monrovia and Edwin Garcia, 28, of Pasadena were arrested on suspicion of burglary, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The trio are alleged members of a notorious street gang, he said. The group allegedly targeted a car parked at Crescenta Valley Park on Dunsmore Avenue, smashed its window and stole a woman’s purse, according to police reports.
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NEWS
April 8, 2004
Men claiming affiliation with the Armenian Power street gang beat two men on a Montrose street early Saturday morning, police said. A 21-year-old Montrose man was punched in the mouth and kicked in the groin multiple times after falling to the ground, and a 22-year-old Pasadena man was punched when the four men-two of whom claimed gang affiliation-got out of a white sport utility vehicle and confronted them at the intersection of Honolulu and...
NEWS
July 16, 2004
May 5, 2000: Raul Aguirre, 17, is fatally stabbed outside Hoover High School. Aguirre tried to intervene in a fight between a former co-worker and Karen Terteryan and Rafael Gevorgyan. Aug. 24, 2000: A grand jury indicts three teens accused of killing Aguirre. Prosecutors said Gevorgyan, 15, hit Aguirre with a crowbar and that Terteryan, 17, stabbed him four times. Investigators said Anait Msryan, 14, was driving the car the three used to flee the scene.
LOCAL
February 2, 2010
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Glendale Police Department. AREA 1   800 block of East Mariposa Street Alexander Barrera, 22, was arrested Jan. 28 on suspicion of vandalism in furtherance of a criminal street gang.     100 block of North Isabel Street Lidia Chebukina, 69, was arrested Jan. 28 on suspicion of shoplifting.     100 block of North Isabel Street Steven Allen Golden,64, was arrested Jan. 28 on suspicion of shoplifting.
NEWS
August 2, 2005
Mark R. Madler Glendale resident and businessman Scott Schaffer entered a not guilty plea on Monday to charges that he sold handguns to a gang member in exchange for cocaine. Schaffer stood in an area separated from the rest of the courtroom of U.S. District Magistrate Judge Paul Game by glass partitions and gave clear, loud responses when asked his name and if he understood the charges against him. "Not guilty," Schaffer responded when asked how he plead to the charges.
NEWS
August 9, 2005
Mark R. Madler A federal judge has set a late August trial date for Glendale resident Scott Schaffer on charges that he traded handguns with a gang member in exchange for cocaine. Attorneys for Schaffer and prosecutors appeared Monday morning before U.S. District Judge John F. Walter who set the Aug. 30 date although that may be delayed as the case continues. "I'm shocked the judge gave that date," said defense attorney Roger Rosen. "I don't know what he has in mind."
NEWS
July 29, 2005
Mark R. Madler A federal grand jury indicted Glendale resident Scott Schaffer Thursday on weapons and cocaine charges stemming from an investigation into a San Fernando Valley street gang. The four-count indictment charges Schaffer with selling two handguns to a known felon, possessing a handgun while selling cocaine and owning 10 firearms at a time when he was regularly using cocaine. Schaffer, 51, will plead not guilty to the charges at his arraignment on Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, his attorney Roger Rosen said.
NEWS
September 8, 2000
Amber Willard LOS ANGELES -- The case against three teens accused in the beating and stabbing death of a Hoover High School student could be sent to juvenile court next week following a judge's review. L.A. County Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler told defense attorneys that he wants to hear the prosecutor's argument to their challenge that their clients should have been reviewed by a court magistrate before being indicted. A grand jury indicted Karen Terteryan, Rafael Gevorgyan and Anait Ano Msryan last month on murder charges for their alleged roles in the death of Raul Aguirre.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | September 24, 2008
GLENDALE — The June 25 takedown of a notorious street gang in Los Angeles that had terrorized Glendale neighborhoods made a “significant impact” on crime here, but investigators say it hasn’t stopped Glendale gangs from actively buying guns, federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials said in a meeting with reporters Tuesday. The June raid, which included more than 500 law enforcement officers from various agencies like the Glendale Police Department, led to the arrest of 55 gang members and 25 federal search warrants.
NEWS
January 15, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Starting Monday, area students will wear yellow, spend time with people other than their friends and write about their personal responsibilities. It's all part of Yellow Ribbon Week, a statewide antiviolence campaign. "It's particularly poignant for us because we lost a few kids recently," Hoover High student government advisor Nareg Keshishian said. Carlos Pinon, a 16-year-old Hoover student, was fatally shot Dec. 30 near Lake Street and Justin Avenue.
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