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April 25, 2012
A Van Nuys man who led police on a 2 1/2-hour slow-speed pursuit in a tow truck was free on bail Wednesday. Ambartsum Sarkisyan, 31, was released from jail in Van Nuys early Wednesday after posting the $50,000 bail. He has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Richard French said. The pursuit began Tuesday after Sarkisyan allegedly got into a dispute with officers at the scene of an accident in Van Nuys. At some point in the argument, Sarkisyan allegedly got into the tow truck and attempted to hit the officer with his vehicle before driving off, French said.
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April 25, 2012
A 31-year-old Van Nuys man who led police on slow-speed pursuit into Glendale was released Wednesday after posting bond, officials said. The man, Ambartsum Sarkisyan, was arrested on suspicion of assault with deadly weapon after he allegedly got in a dispute with Los Angeles Police Department officers at the scene of a crash and tried to strike an officer with the tow truck before fleeing, according to the Los Angeles Times. Police chased Sarkisyan for 2 1/2 hours until he reached Glendale.
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April 24, 2012
This post has been updated. A slow-speed pursuit of a AAA tow truck ended Tuesday night in Glendale. The 2 1/2 hour chase began in Van Nuys after a person in the tow truck got into an argument with Los Angeles police officers, according to the Los Angeles Times . The truck traversed through Hollywood and Los Feliz before stopping in Glendale, where Glendale police officers arrested the driver, who has not yet been identified, around...
NEWS
January 31, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- A Glendale tow truck operator wants a piece of the pie. Complaints from Mike Vickstein, the co-owner of Sunset Tow, has prompted the city to reconsider how it doles out contracts for companies that respond to service calls from the Glendale Police Department. Glendale has historically used the services of Crescenta Valley Towing Service, Gay's Automotive & Towing Service and Monterey Tow to remove vehicles damaged in traffic accidents or those abandoned, unregistered, illegally parked or driven by an improperly licensed driver.
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June 26, 2003
Donations are being accepted to support a local tow-truck driver and his family as he recovers from a car accident that severed his legs. Monterey Tow is accepting donations for the David Garcia Trust Fund at its two Glendale shops on behalf of the 25-year-old Glendale man. The money will be deposited at a Verdugo Banking Co., Monterey Tow owner Bob Morris said. Garcia was called out June 19 to help a disabled car on the shoulder of the northbound Glendale (2)
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 13, 2013
A man whose car got stuck on train tracks Saturday at a rail crossing that's closed for safety upgrades may have been driving drunk, according to police. Officers on patrol spotted the vehicle stranded at a rail crossing at Broadway and Brazil Street, near San Fernando Road, at 1:48 a.m., according to Glendale police Sgt. Mark Hess. Police put out a call to slow or stop train traffic in the area until a tow truck was able to remove the car at about 2:10 a.m., Hess said. The incident delayed a southbound Union Pacific freight train that was a long distance away but stopped until the car was removed, Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said.
NEWS
November 25, 2000
Tim Willert ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST -- A 23-year-old Montrose man died when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into an oncoming tow truck, authorities reported. John Yoon died at the scene of the 10:24 a.m. Thursday accident on Angeles Forest Highway, approximately two miles south of Aliso Canyon Road near Acton, according to California Highway Patrol reports. Yoon was traveling south when his 1999 Yamaha motorcycle crossed over the double yellow lines and into northbound traffic.
NEWS
May 14, 2004
Robert Chacon A La Canada Flintridge jewelry store owner is feeling a little lucky after he said he nabbed a tow-truck driver who was allegedly driving away with the store's safe. "My God helped me," said Avo Babayan, referring to Wednesday morning's attempted heist. Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies arrested the 38-year-old Los Angeles man who was driving the truck on suspicion of burglary. Deputies arrested a second Los Angeles man on suspicion of burglary, and detectives from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station are investigating the possibility that more suspects were involved, Detective Sgt. Vic Ibarra said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
A Glendale man, his brother and a friend who are accused of killing his estranged boyfriend to collect on his life insurance policy were held Wednesday to answer to murder charges. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky ruled that sufficient evidence was presented during a three-day preliminary hearing to move forward with a trial against Hovanes Maskovian, 34, his brother Hachik “Kriss” Maskovian, 29, and 20-year-old Nazaret “Nick” Bayamdzhyan in the death of 33-year-old Glendale resident Joshua West.
NEWS
July 3, 2004
Robert Chacon Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives are looking for a Glendale business owner they believe is a member of a jewelry-store theft ring responsible for stealing items worth millions from businesses across Los Angeles and Orange counties, including a store in La Canada Flintridge. The Sheriff's Department has a $2-million arrest warrant for Ara Karapetian, 42, of Glendale. He owns Mirage Clothing and Armenian Express Inc., a money transfer business in Glendale, Det. Richard Lutz of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 5, 2014
A Glendale man, his brother and a friend who are accused of killing his estranged boyfriend to collect on his life insurance policy were held Wednesday to answer to murder charges. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky ruled that sufficient evidence was presented during a three-day preliminary hearing to move forward with a trial against Hovanes Maskovian, 34, his brother Hachik “Kriss” Maskovian, 29, and 20-year-old Nazaret “Nick” Bayamdzhyan in the death of 33-year-old Glendale resident Joshua West.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 13, 2013
A man whose car got stuck on train tracks Saturday at a rail crossing that's closed for safety upgrades may have been driving drunk, according to police. Officers on patrol spotted the vehicle stranded at a rail crossing at Broadway and Brazil Street, near San Fernando Road, at 1:48 a.m., according to Glendale police Sgt. Mark Hess. Police put out a call to slow or stop train traffic in the area until a tow truck was able to remove the car at about 2:10 a.m., Hess said. The incident delayed a southbound Union Pacific freight train that was a long distance away but stopped until the car was removed, Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 19, 2013
The man accused of brutally murdering a Glendale resident earlier this year did so because the victim was gay, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Wednesday. Hachik Maskovian, 28, was arrested April 26, two days after the body of Joshua West was found beaten and with multiple gunshot wounds on a street in Sun Valley. Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office, said Wednesday that West, 33, was killed because he was gay, prompting the hate crime allegation.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 9, 2013
A 28-year-old Van Nuys man has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of a Glendale man who was run over with a vehicle and shot to death in Sun Valley, authorities said. Hachik Maskovian faces four felony murder-related charges in the death of 33-year-old Joshua West, including that the incident was premeditated and that he was kidnapped during the April 24 incident, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. West died of multiple gunshot wounds, but was also cut and suffered blunt force trauma, said Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter.
NEWS
October 5, 2012
A man and woman were arrested Thursday after fighting with a tow truck driver who tried to repossess their Mercedes in the Hilton Glendale parking lot, police said. Collina Arnold, 27, of Grover Beach and Armen Gukusan, 32, of Glendale were taken into custody on suspicion of robbery after they tried to unhook the Mercedes from the tow truck, according to Glendale police. Gukusan had reportedly told the tow truck driver that he wasn't taking the car because he made payments, police said.
NEWS
April 25, 2012
A 31-year-old Van Nuys man who led police on slow-speed pursuit into Glendale was released Wednesday after posting bond, officials said. The man, Ambartsum Sarkisyan, was arrested on suspicion of assault with deadly weapon after he allegedly got in a dispute with Los Angeles Police Department officers at the scene of a crash and tried to strike an officer with the tow truck before fleeing, according to the Los Angeles Times. Police chased Sarkisyan for 2 1/2 hours until he reached Glendale.
NEWS
April 25, 2012
A Van Nuys man who led police on a 2 1/2-hour slow-speed pursuit in a tow truck was free on bail Wednesday. Ambartsum Sarkisyan, 31, was released from jail in Van Nuys early Wednesday after posting the $50,000 bail. He has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Richard French said. The pursuit began Tuesday after Sarkisyan allegedly got into a dispute with officers at the scene of an accident in Van Nuys. At some point in the argument, Sarkisyan allegedly got into the tow truck and attempted to hit the officer with his vehicle before driving off, French said.
NEWS
April 24, 2012
This post has been updated. A slow-speed pursuit of a AAA tow truck ended Tuesday night in Glendale. The 2 1/2 hour chase began in Van Nuys after a person in the tow truck got into an argument with Los Angeles police officers, according to the Los Angeles Times . The truck traversed through Hollywood and Los Feliz before stopping in Glendale, where Glendale police officers arrested the driver, who has not yet been identified, around...
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By Mary O’Keefe | April 12, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — A fatal big-rig accident early Thursday closed the eastbound lanes of the Foothill (210) Freeway and gridlocked travel along Foothill Boulevard. Officers responded about 4 a.m. to a collision involving two big-rig trucks, said California Highway Patrol Officer Andre Primeaux. Emergency personnel arrived to find that a semi-truck driven by a 56-year-old Ontario man had rear-ended another big rig. The Ontario man was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver reported no injuries.
NEWS
February 23, 2007
Lent should reflect what we choose to kill and eat This week marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period preceding Easter when Christians have traditionally abstained from meat and dairy products in memory of Jesus' 40 days of fast and prayer before dying on the cross ("Beginning of Lenten season marked," Feb. 22). With religious devotion giving way to self-indulgence in recent times, Christian denominations gradually receded to meatless Fridays, then to even fewer dietary restrictions.
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