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By Veronica Rocha, | November 27, 2013
Police have presented prosecutors with arson charges against a 14-year-old Glendale High School student who allegedly set posters on fire with a lighter on campus, officials said. The boy, whose name wasn't released because he is a minor, was arrested on suspicion of arson at 4:19 p.m. Thursday on campus and was released to his father after the incident, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said on Monday. Richard Sheehan, superintendent of the Glendale Unified School District, said he couldn't comment on whether the student was disciplined because he is a minor.
November 13, 2013
Police cited a Glendale teen Tuesday after he reportedly threw a water bottle from a two-story window at a man who was cleaning up after his dog, officials said. The man was reportedly walking his dog about 12:51 a.m. in the 800 block of South Glendale Avenue, where the animal defecated on a nearby lawn, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. As he picked up his dog's feces, he noticed the teen opened an apartment window and then threw a plastic water bottle at him, police said.
October 22, 2013
An 18-year-old Glendale man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly climbed onto a balcony and peeked into an apartment, prompting one of the residents inside to scream, police said. Joshua Escobar was taken into custody at 6:52 p.m. on suspicion of burglary at his home in the 1000 block of Irving Avenue, police said. Escobar reportedly scaled a security fence outside an apartment building in the same block as his home and then climbed onto a unit's balcony, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
By Veronica Rocha, | October 4, 2013
A woman who ran an apparent bogus business in Glendale was arrested this week after she allegedly defrauded elderly victims who paid her to help them get Section 8 housing vouchers to avoid a long waiting list, police said. Naira Shakhmuradyan was taken into custody Tuesday at her Van Nuys home on an outstanding warrant stemming from the fraud investigation, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. “We believe there are many more victims that have not reported the theft-fraud,” she said.
August 30, 2013
Veteran  NBA  player  Lamar Odom  was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was spotted driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, the California Highway Patrol said. Odom, a free agent who has played for the  Lakers  and most recently the  Clippers , was arrested at 3:54 a.m. and booked into jail in Van Nuys at 5:01 a.m., the Los Angeles Times reported . CHP officials said they spotted Odom driving a white Mercedes sports utility vehicle eastbound on the 101 Freeway near Sepulveda Boulevard.
By Veronica Rocha, | August 16, 2013
State inspectors logged years of violations for incomplete children's records and unkempt conditions, including a nagging odor of urine, at a La Crescenta day-care facility where 2-year-old girl tested positive for marijuana this week. Roubena Hartounian, director of Bina's Family Child Care, was repeatedly cited for failing to eliminate the strong odor of urine inside the facility in the 3200 block of Orange Avenue and maintaining improper equipment, according to records from the California Department of Social Services, which licenses day-care facilities.
May 14, 2013
A 31-year-old man remained in Glendale police custody on Tuesday after allegedly driving his two young daughters unrestrained in car seats while under the influence of alcohol. The man, Juan Peralta, initially told officers he was trying to rush his children to the hospital. But in addition to the smell alcohol on his breath, police reported another incriminating tip: six Budweiser beer cans inside his youngest daughter's diaper bag. Peralta was stopped by police Friday when he allegedly failed to pull over after hitting a Volkswagen at about 1:07 p.m. on Brand Boulevard near California Avenue.
By Veronica Rocha, | May 9, 2013
"Unusual" is perhaps the only word to describe a spate of burglaries in Glendale on Wednesday that involved lottery tickets, curling irons and more than $300 in cash found between an alleged thief's buttocks. It all began about 6:31 a.m. after witnesses reported hearing loud bangs in the 2500 block of Cañada Boulevard. Police discovered the glass storefront at Cañada Liquor had been smashed and nine California Lottery scratchers had been stolen. Coins inside the store's cash register were left untouched, as were other lottery scratchers on display.
By Grant Gordon, | April 8, 2013
Former All-Area Boys' Water Polo Player of the Year Hakop Kaplanyan was arrested on suspicion of rape, according to a statement released Monday by UCLA. Now a UCLA freshman water polo player, Kaplanyan, 18, was arrested after a female student reported the alleged assault to UCLA campus police, university officials stated. Kaplanyan, who was a redshirt freshman this season for the Bruins, is out on $200,000 bail after being taken to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Inmate Reception Center, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.
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