First published in the Aug. 13 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
Police were called to Target at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 regarding a man who was masturbating in a public dressing room. Officers conducted a records check of the 30-year-old man, which revealed he had an outstanding warrant. The man was arrested and placed on $5,000 bail.
A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to break a jewelry case at Walmart in the Empire Center on Aug. 5. Officers found the man in his car in the store’s parking lot, and subsequently arrested him at 6:45 p.m. for possession of methamphetamine and grand theft. He was placed on $20,000 bail.
A 41-year-old woman was suspected of concealing and shoplifting merchandise from a department store in the Empire Center on Aug. 2 and fled the scene. Officers later observed the woman walking on a nearby surface street, where she was positively identified as the theft suspect. She was also in possession of drug paraphernalia and had several arrest warrants. On Aug. 3, she was arrested at 2 a.m. and placed on $500 bail.
A man allegedly did not pay for food at Outback Steakhouse on Aug. 4. The restaurant manager confronted the 43-year-old man about paying for his bill. Witnesses said the man then shoved the manager with his body and left the restaurant. Police arrived and arrested him at around 7:30 p.m. for public intoxication and theft using force. He was on parole, and his parole was placed on a hold.
Police stopped a driver for various vehicle violations, including missing registration, on Aug. 6. The man gave consent for police to search the vehicle which revealed a loaded handgun concealed in a compartment in the vehicle. A records check revealed the weapon was not registered. The man was arrested at 11:34 p.m. and placed on $35,000 bail.
Police were called to Pavilions grocery store in 1100 block of Alameda Avenue on Aug. 7 after two males reportedly stole beef. Both men were located, identified and arrested near the scene at 6:15 p.m., and were placed on $500 bail. A female also possibly stole alcohol and fled the scene. She was not located. Police said the crimes appeared to be related.
Police were called to conduct a wellness check on a man who was almost struck by multiple vehicles at Keystone Street and Winona Avenue on Aug. 7. The man had been previously contacted and advised to stay out of the roadway. When police arrived, the man gave consent to search him, which revealed a meth pipe. The subject also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested at 9:15 p.m. and placed on $500 bail.
Officers were flagged down by Costco loss-prevention officials on Aug. 8 regarding males who had allegedly stolen from the store. Officers located both subjects walking in the parking lot. They were subsequently arrested for grand theft auto after officers linked them to a stolen vehicle. The men were arrested at 6:47 p.m. and were both placed on $20,000 bail.
Information was gathered from incident reports and press releases prepared by Burbank Police Department. The Burbank Leader is no responsible for incompleteness or inaccuracies in the original reports.