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By Veronica Rocha | August 26, 2008
GLENDALE — City officials have often sought restitution from the parents of teenagers who spray-paint graffiti on city property and businesses. Now, the county will follow suit. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance on Aug. 19 that would impose fines and other penalties against vandals under 18 years old as well as their parents or guardians in felony cases. The city of Glendale and its Police Department has always sought restitution in graffiti cases, said Sam Engel, the city’s neighborhood services administrator.
LOCAL
By By Vince Lovato | December 21, 2005
$10,000 reward for information after church covered in anti-religious graffiti.LA CRESCENTA -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced a $10,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals who destroyed doors, screens and playground equipment and sprayed "God is Gay" on Gethsemane Lutheran Church. The vandals who defaced the church at 2723 Orange Ave. on Sunday are wanted for committing a hate crime, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Det. Daniel Zumer said.
NEWS
November 24, 1999
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- Glendale police are investigating a rash of pellet gun shootings that have shattered the windows of businesses and cars throughout the city. Weeks after a string of pellet gun shootings, several businesses and car owners called police reporting that someone shot out their windows between Sunday night and Monday morning. The vandals shot out windows at Nordstrom, 200 W. Broadway; Conroy's Flowers, 301 S. Glendale Ave.; and Krause's Sofas, 115 N. Central Ave. Six pellet holes were left in the windows of World Auto Parts & Salvage, 5228 San Fernando Road, according to a police report.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | August 25, 2009
GLENDALE — Matt Avanesian has owned Le Petite Patisserie for 11 years and never imagined his business would be targeted by vandals, but then came 2:50 a.m. Saturday, along with a phone call from his alarm company. Police were at the bakery investigating the handiwork of vandals, who had shattered his storefront window on the 1000 block of Brand Boulevard. Avanesian rushed over to the bakery and later paid $500 to replace the broken window. “I think that if you can replace something with money, it’s nothing to worry about,” he said.
NEWS
January 21, 2005
Jackson Bell Three windows at Glendale Superior Court were shattered overnight, the second time in a week and the fourth time in a year that vandals damaged the courthouse, authorities said Thursday. Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the courthouse on Broadway at about 6 a.m. Tuesday and found that a glass door in the back was shattered, said Deputy Rosa Collins, the assistant branch supervisor. Windows in the sheriff's office and public defenders' office were also damaged, police said.
LOCAL
By Mary O’Keefe | August 5, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — For the second time in less then four months, a building under construction at Crescenta Valley High School has been vandalized, causing thousands of dollars in damage, officials said. Last week someone entered Building 1000 and spray painted graffiti on several surfaces. The building is part of the school’s repair project to correct poor construction that occurred during a $41-million remodeling project in 2002. In March, four Crescenta Valley High students were arrested on suspicion of vandalizing classrooms in Building 7000, which was also under construction at the time.
NEWS
August 27, 2004
Robert Chacon Vandals targeted neighborhoods in La Canada Flintridge last week in a rash of pellet- gun shootings that left the windows of several high-end cars shattered. Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives said that the shootings are related and happened within a few blocks of each other. "It did happen in a cluster," said Det. Pat Murphy of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. "It was done by someone who lives nearby or has friends that live close by."
NEWS
July 6, 2002
It's fascinating to see how words enter our language. My latest issue of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia describes the Vandals as a Germanic people who ruled a kingdom in North Africa from 429 to 524 A.D. They invaded Italy and sacked Rome in 455 A.D. They plundered the city and destroyed its artworks to such a horrendous extent that their name became synonymous with willful desecration and destruction....
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 10, 2014
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who punctured tires on 20 vehicles parked along a northeast Glendale street. The vandalism likely occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Ruberta Avenue, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. Police believe the alleged vandal walked along Ruberta and used a device to pierce the side wall of any tires that faced the street. Officers later discovered that nine other vehicles near Monterey Road and Louise Street also sustained similar damage.
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NEWS
January 3, 2014
Today is January, 3, 2014. Welcome to the 818 round up, readers. The National Weather Service expects to see temperatures reach a high of 73 and low of 55 on Friday. Here are the top news items in the Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada area: A Glendale man accidentally fired a gun at his wife , injuring her in the torso. She survived and is in stable condition at a hospital.   The deadline to leave a public comment regarding the Los Angeles County Public Works project that will remove more than 2.4 to 4 million cubic yards of debris from Devil's Gate Dam is on January 6. Residents publicly protested the project, citing public health and safety concerns for nearby students.    James Avery , who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday of complications from open heart surgery .   Burbank police are investigating a series of vandalism incidents after three vehicles within three blocks were found Wednesday with slashed tires and etched with derogatory words .  -- Nicole Charky, nicole.charky@latimes.com Follow on Twitter: @Nicosharki .
NEWS
December 12, 2013
Today is Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 and the high in Glendale is predicted to reach 71 and low of 43 . Here are the top headlines from the 818 area code region: Hikers in Griffith Park were stunned this week when they discovered that an often-photographed tree at a scenic overlook near the Hollywood sign was torn from its roots and tossed on its side, the Los Angeles Times reports . The 8-foot =cypress tree was located in an open...
NEWS
November 5, 2013
Police investigated on Friday a Glendale apartment in shambles with animal excrement on the walls and its sliding-glass door glued shut. The building's manager notified police of the incident at about 2:55 p.m. after he discovered the vandalism during an inspection of the apartment in the 1000 block of Thompson Avenue, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. The unit had a strong odor of urine and animal feces, which was smeared on the walls, police said. Someone reportedly had knocked a large hole in the ceiling so water from a faucet would leak into the wall.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 25, 2013
A reputed member of the Glendale-based gang Toonerville faces vandalism charges after police accused him of spray-painting graffiti on a building in Glendale, officials said. Ronal Perez, 32, was charged with vandalism and violating a criminal street gang injunction, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Perez, who is also known as “Lil Shady,” is listed as a Toonerville gang member and was served with a 2009 injunction against gang members and associates, according to Carmen Merino, the city's police general counsel.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | July 20, 2013
A cutout of Clint Eastwood dressed as a cowboy that began as a mysterious art piece looking out over Glendale's hillsides is one step closer to becoming official property of the city. After the actor's likeness was destroyed three times, the artist behind the figure that has sparked interest among hikers in the hills and commuters along the Glendale (2) Freeway decided it might be best if he find a new home for the cutout. That's when City Hall came into the picture. City officials offered to give the cutout an official home after a columnist for the Los Angeles Times wrote about multiple acts of vandalism it sustained, and Thursday, the Arts & Culture Commission recommended that the City Council approve making it a city art piece.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 9, 2013
Police say a series of tire slashings on luxury cars and SUVs early Saturday in Northwest Glendale was a "random act" of vandalism. In some cases, all four tires were slashed on the high-end cars, most of which were parked in home driveways and on the dimly-lit streets of Vista Drive, West Mountain Street, Grandview and Winchester avenues and Cumberland and Kenneth roads, according to Glendale police. One of the cars, a Cadillac CTS, belonged to City Manager Scott Ochoa and had all of its tires slashed.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 29, 2012
Police plan to step up enforcement on Kenneth Road in Northwest Glendale this Halloween after roughly 3,000 trick-or-treaters swamped the neighborhood last year, bringing with them trash, vandalism and a whole lot of headaches for residents. Thousands of Halloween revelers from Glendale and Los Angeles descended on Kenneth Road last Oct. 31 to get candy while other trick-or-treaters simply cruised and vandalized the neighborhood, Glendale police Lt. Bruce Fox said. “It really overwhelmed the neighbors,” he said.
NEWS
August 21, 2012
A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after residents saw him spray-painting his moniker in huge letters on a wall in Montrose, police said. Richard Cordova was taken into custody about 11:35 p.m. on Honolulu Avenue and Wickham Way after police spotted him trying to flee the scene, Glendale Police Officer Matt Zakarian said. He allegedly spray-painted his moniker in nearly 5-foot-tall by 4-foot-wide letters. The tagging was not gang-affiliated, but detectives were still investigating the incident, Zakarian added.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 16, 2012
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a vandal who used a metal baseball bat Saturday to smash windows and scratch up seven vehicles parked on Graynold Avenue. The vehicles were parked about 11 p.m. in the neighborhood between the 800 and 1200 blocks of Graynold Avenue and sustained scratches, dents and shattered mirrors and windows, according to Glendale police reports. “It is unknown who this individual is, what the purpose is or what the reason,” police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
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