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Burbank Police Department Crime Report

First published in the Aug. 27 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Officers were flagged down in the parking lot located at the intersection of Valencia Avenue and San Fernando Road at 12:10 p.m. on Aug. 15 by an employee of Ralph’s grocery store. The employee was observed by officers to be chasing a theft suspect after the suspect, a 53-year-old man, ran out of the store without paying for merchandise. Police pursued the suspect, arrested him and booked him on $20,000 bail.

A man entered a women’s restroom at a Metrolink transit station on the 200 block of North Front Street at 10:50 p.m. on Aug. 16, stuck his head under a closed stall and attempted to grab a woman as she used the restroom. The man was located by Burbank officers, arrested and booked for sexual battery. He was placed on $25,000 bail.

Officers responded to a well-being check for a woman lying on the sidewalk on the 200 block of West Olive Avenue at 1:10 p.m. on Aug. 17. Investigation led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia stored on the woman’s person. She was subsequently arrested and placed on $1,000 bail.

A man was sitting in his vehicle on 6th Street and Sherlock Drive when an armed suspect exited a black Mercedes, which was being driven by a second suspect. The man robbed the victim at gunpoint, stealing his wallet and watch worth $10,000. Police located the suspects and arrested them at 4:50 a.m. on Aug. 18. They were placed on $100,000 bail each. Only the victim’s wallet was recovered.

A child was found by officers to have been locked inside of a parked vehicle for more than an hour, sweating. Officers broke window and rescued the child. The child’s mother was later located and arrested for child endangerment and an outstanding warrant 6:25 p.m. on Aug. 19. She was placed on $100,000 bail.

On Aug. 20 at 10:25 a.m., an agitated man ran in the street in the middle of traffic, chasing a BPD patrol vehicle, and threw an object at the patrol vehicle. The man was arrested on multiple charges of possession of drugs, drug-related paraphernalia, burglary and lying to officers.

Officers located a bag containing an assault rifle pistol. A witness observed a man drop the bag at the location on Lake Street and Western Avenue. The man was subsequently located and placed under arrest at 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 for unlawful possession of an assault weapon and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Officers were called to a scene at an undisclosed location after a woman was reported to have pushed and grabbed her boyfriend in their apartment. The woman resisted arrest while being taken into custody for battery. She was arrested at 6:10 a.m. on Aug. 22.

Information was gathered from incident reports and press releases prepared by the Burbank Police Department. The Burbank Leader is not responsible for incompleteness or inaccuracies in the original reports.

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