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By Christopher Cadelago, christopher.cadelago@latimes.com | June 29, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Police are searching for a motorist who fled the scene Friday after running over a man in a wheelchair at West California Avenue and North Kenwood Street. Witnesses said the motorist, wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, was attempting a left turn onto Kenwood Street. As the vehicle went through the unmarked crosswalk, it slammed into 46-year-old Marcel Carrion, Glendale Police Det. Mike Wenz said. Carrion was escorting an elderly woman home from a peace vigil at East Broadway and North Brand Boulevard about 8:40 p.m. when he heard the loud honking.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 25, 2013
A 53-year-old Glendale man pleaded not guilty this week to charges that he allegedly knocked a man out of his wheelchair and stole it so he could use it as a prop for panhandling, police said. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged Phillip Papineau with felony grand theft and felony petty theft with priors in connection with the theft of David Baysinger's wheelchair, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. Papineau was arrested about 4 p.m. Saturday on suspicion of robbery at the Tropico Motel in the 400 block of West Chevy Chase Drive, where Baysinger, 57, of Glendale told officers Papineau was staying, according to Glendale police.
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By Veronica Rocha | May 5, 2009
SOUTH GLENDALE — Wheelchair-bound and still recovering from injuries suffered three years ago when she went through a windshield and fell 50 feet into the Los Angeles River, Narine Bagdasaryan on Monday was finally able to leave her house by herself. For the last two years, she has relied entirely on help from her mother and sister. “This is the first time I have ever left the house by myself,” she said. “Now I can do anything on my own.” Bagdasaryan received a brand-new aluminum wheelchair ramp Monday as a donation from TMP Services, a Colton-based company that installs Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant ramps, after her ramps were stolen from outside her home Thursday.
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By Gabriel Rizk | April 7, 2008
NORTHEAST GLENDALE ? Joey Wells has enjoyed watching football, basketball and baseball since he was a kid. It wasn?t until recently though that Wells, who uses a motorized wheelchair, found a team sport that he could connect with firsthand that offers the same kind of teamwork and fast-paced competition. A recent session of power soccer played in Wells? Adapted Activities P.E. class at Glendale Community College provided his introduction to the rapidly growing sport and set in motion a chain of events that resulted in the college?
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December 1, 2004
Police arrested a Glendale man after he was accused of trying to rob a grocery store while in a wheelchair, police said. Dominic P. Bongiovanni, 51, of Glendale was arrested Thursday after he allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at an employee at Vons, 561 N. Glendale Ave., according to police reports. The employee tried to detain Bongiovanni, who was in his wheelchair, after he allegedly stuffed a bag full of items and tried to leave without paying, according to the police reports.
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By Charles Cooper | December 22, 2006
Two local sidewalk projects were included in a public works contract the Glendale City Council has put out to bid. The contract covers work totaling up to $350,000 in estimated cost, with most of that going to construct a cul-de-sac on Allen Avenue to close down an existing railroad crossing. The two local projects are a sidewalk on Paloma Avenue next to Fremont Elementary, and a new wheelchair access ramp at 2700 Melrose Avenue. The sidewalk, extending from Glencoe Way to Downing Avenue, will improve safety for students at Fremont.
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By Mary O'KeefeValley Sun | February 15, 2009
Glendale Police are asking for the public’s help with any information concerning a hit and run accident that occurred early Friday evening. According to Lt. Carl Povilaitis, a 26-year-old man in an electric wheelchair was crossing New York Avenue just south of Foothill Boulevard about 6:30 p.m. on Friday when a vehicle that was turning south off Foothill Boulevard struck him. “The man was ejected from the wheelchair,” he said. After the man was struck, the vehicle continued to push the wheelchair about 25 feet before the motorist fled the seen.
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September 5, 2001
I am in opposition to closing West Windsor Road to benefit the Nissan dealership. I have been a member of the Windsor Club, 123 West Windsor Road, for about 15 years. In addition, I am a disabled senior citizen. I use Windsor Road to Brand Boulevard so that I may connect with the 92/93 bus line, which I take home from meetings. If the street were to be closed, it would present a hardship. I would be required to go all the way to Central Avenue, north to Maple Street and then back to Brand Boulevard.
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November 26, 2013
A 31-year-old Santa Monica man was arrested Friday after he allegedly punched and threatened to kill a businessman who asked him to stop panhandling and move along. Lucas Bennett was asking for money while seated in a wheelchair in the 200 block of South Central Avenue, when a downtown businessman asked him to leave the area, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. Bennett reportedly refused and stood up from his wheelchair, she said. He punched the businessman on his chest and chased him in an attempt to hit him again, Lightfoot added.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 25, 2013
A 53-year-old Glendale man pleaded not guilty this week to charges that he allegedly knocked a man out of his wheelchair and stole it so he could use it as a prop for panhandling, police said. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged Phillip Papineau with felony grand theft and felony petty theft with priors in connection with the theft of David Baysinger's wheelchair, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. Papineau was arrested about 4 p.m. Saturday on suspicion of robbery at the Tropico Motel in the 400 block of West Chevy Chase Drive, where Baysinger, 57, of Glendale told officers Papineau was staying, according to Glendale police.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago, christopher.cadelago@latimes.com | June 29, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Police are searching for a motorist who fled the scene Friday after running over a man in a wheelchair at West California Avenue and North Kenwood Street. Witnesses said the motorist, wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, was attempting a left turn onto Kenwood Street. As the vehicle went through the unmarked crosswalk, it slammed into 46-year-old Marcel Carrion, Glendale Police Det. Mike Wenz said. Carrion was escorting an elderly woman home from a peace vigil at East Broadway and North Brand Boulevard about 8:40 p.m. when he heard the loud honking.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | May 5, 2009
SOUTH GLENDALE — Wheelchair-bound and still recovering from injuries suffered three years ago when she went through a windshield and fell 50 feet into the Los Angeles River, Narine Bagdasaryan on Monday was finally able to leave her house by herself. For the last two years, she has relied entirely on help from her mother and sister. “This is the first time I have ever left the house by myself,” she said. “Now I can do anything on my own.” Bagdasaryan received a brand-new aluminum wheelchair ramp Monday as a donation from TMP Services, a Colton-based company that installs Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant ramps, after her ramps were stolen from outside her home Thursday.
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By Jason Wells | May 1, 2009
Police officers on Thursday built a temporary ramp for a 24-year-old wheelchair-bound woman after thieves reportedly stole the original in broad daylight. Narine Bagdasaryan, who fell 50 feet to the Los Angeles River from atop the Colorado Street offramp three years ago after being sent through her car’s windshield in a single-car accident, came home from physical therapy sessions about 5 p.m. Thursday to discover that the single-wheel dual ramps up to her door step had been stolen, family members said.
NEWS
By Mary O'KeefeValley Sun | February 15, 2009
Glendale Police are asking for the public’s help with any information concerning a hit and run accident that occurred early Friday evening. According to Lt. Carl Povilaitis, a 26-year-old man in an electric wheelchair was crossing New York Avenue just south of Foothill Boulevard about 6:30 p.m. on Friday when a vehicle that was turning south off Foothill Boulevard struck him. “The man was ejected from the wheelchair,” he said. After the man was struck, the vehicle continued to push the wheelchair about 25 feet before the motorist fled the seen.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | November 3, 2008
Joey Wells is trying to revolutionize soccer in Glendale from the seat of his motorized wheelchair. Wells, a Glendale Community College business student stricken with muscular dystrophy, joined six other disabled Southern California residents Saturday for the first-ever organized soccer game in the region to solely feature motorized wheelchairs. The event was the culmination of at least six months of practice that offered hope and happiness for those unable to walk to play soccer on wheels.
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By Silva Sevlian | October 16, 2008
Living in a home that is not wheelchair-accessible, Glendale Police Department volunteer Jorge Acevedo, 37, is working toward making a wheelchair-friendly society as a Los Angeles city commissioner for the Disabled Access Process Appeals Commission. As a victim of a 1999 shooting, Acevedo was left paralyzed from the waist down and one of the bullets, which is still lodged in his neck, affects his vision, speech and hearing. He can now stand on his own and uses the police department gym to lift weights and walk on a treadmill using the railing for support.
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By Gabriel Rizk | April 7, 2008
NORTHEAST GLENDALE ? Joey Wells has enjoyed watching football, basketball and baseball since he was a kid. It wasn?t until recently though that Wells, who uses a motorized wheelchair, found a team sport that he could connect with firsthand that offers the same kind of teamwork and fast-paced competition. A recent session of power soccer played in Wells? Adapted Activities P.E. class at Glendale Community College provided his introduction to the rapidly growing sport and set in motion a chain of events that resulted in the college?
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