Crimes and Arrests

First published in the Jan. 22 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale Police Department

A 20-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested on suspicion of robbery, elder abuse, felony evading and probation violation after allegedly taking a woman’s purse while she sat at a bus stop near the intersection of Colorado Street and Glendale Avenue at around 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. The victim was injured as she attempted to repel the alleged robber, and the suspect reportedly led Glendale police on a surface street pursuit afterward, running red lights and stop signs and driving in excess of 50 mph. The man was apprehended after abandoning his vehicle in a yard in the 600 block of West Lexington Boulevard, police said.

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Motorist Arrested in Alleged Drunken Chase

First published in the Jan. 8 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

A New Jersey man appeared in court this week after being arrested in Glendale for allegedly driving drunk, colliding with several vehicles and leading police on a chase that ended when he flipped his car.
The 51-year-old man, from Westfield, New Jersey, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 4, and booked for evading, driving under the influence and numerous hit-and-runs. After posting a $75,000 bond on Wednesday, he appeared in Glendale Municipal Court on Thursday morning. A representative with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office did not have any information on the dispensation of that appearance by the News-Press’ deadline.
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Crimes and Arrests

First published in the Jan. 8 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale Police Department

A 21-year-old Glendale man was arrested on suspicion of evading, vehicle theft and identity theft after allegedly fleeing police officers and colliding with two other vehicles at around 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, near Sanchez Drive and Brand Boulevard. The motorist was initially stopped while leaving the Glendale Galleria and was reportedly in possession of a stolen vehicle and driver’s licenses and bank cards belonging to other people. One passenger, a 38-year-old Glendale man, was arrested on suspicion of identity theft for allegedly possessing a fraudulent check, along with banking information, blank checks and credit cards belonging to other people, while a second passenger, a 39-year-old North Hollywood man, was arrested on suspicion of identity theft and for multiple outstanding warrants.
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Man Arrested for Alleged Crimes Involving a Minor

First published in the Dec. 25 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

A homeless man remained in custody Thursday for allegedly committing various crimes involving a child.
Simon Lopez, 21, was arrested on Monday and booked on suspicion of kidnapping, domestic violence, “engaging in intercourse with a minor,” and for an outstanding warrant, the Glendale Police Department reported.
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Crimes and Arrests

First published in the Dec. 11 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale Police Department

An 18-year-old Panorama man was arrested in Pasadena for felony evading after allegedly racing in Glendale and leading Glendale police on a high-speed chase through town and on the freeway.
According to GPD, the department helicopter patrol first observed the man racing at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, on Glenoaks Boulevard, after which street patrol officers tried stopping him near Allen Avenue. Those officers pursued the vehicle as it sped off, but eventually pulled back after the motorist reportedly reached 80-90 mph down Glenoaks, a 40 mph zone.
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Police Seek Brand Park Vandals

First published in the Nov. 27 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale police are asking for any information about two vehicles that were recently used to vandalize the south field in Brand Park, to the tune of more than $4,000 in damages. According to the Glendale Police Department, motorists driving a gold BMW and a white Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV were seen driving onto the field at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, where they seemed to use the vehicles to peel out and perform maneuvers which tore up the grass and damaged the irrigation system. The motorists left the park through the Western Avenue exit. Those with information are asked to call GPD at (818) 548-4911.

Crimes and Arrests

First published in the Dec. 4 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale Police Department

A 37-year-old transient man was arrested shortly after midnight on Saturday, Nov. 27, for alleged identify theft, providing false identification, possession of burglary tools, possession of narcotics and driving with a suspended license after being pulled over near the intersection of Verdugo Road and Wilson Avenue in Glendale. Police say the man had methamphetamine and a collection of credit cards, bank account information, usernames with passwords and a set of U.S. Post Office arrow keys inside his vehicle. The man also is currently on parole and had another active arrest warrant, police added.
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