Crime

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Comic book guide helps consumers avoid used car scams

By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    Buying a used car can be a risky proposition, but a new consumer guide can help people avoid common pitfalls. The nonprofit Oregon Consumer Justice just released the first edition of its free resource called the Consumer Confidence Comics. This unique guide doubles as an interactive comic […]
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Mourning for a popular Burbank teacher found dead in her home

A popular Burbank teacher is being mourned today after her tragic death. Karyn Lombardo was found unconscious in her home in the 800 block of North Avon Street last Tuesday night. According to a Burbank Police news release, “Life-saving measures were taken by officers and paramedics, but the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.” Apparently, there was some kind […]
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A transient charged with an alleged sexual assault of a minor in Burbank

News Release: April 23, 2024.   Burbank, California – A suspect has been arrested and charged after sexually assaulting a minor walking home from school. On Friday, April 19, 2024, at approximately 3:45 p.m., police officers were dispatched to the area of Victory Boulevard and Alameda Avenue in regards to a possible assault. The victim, a 13-year-old female, reported that […]
Friday, April 12, 2024

The death of O.J. Simpson sparks discussion of his legacy’s impact

  Mike Moen, Producer/Reporter, Minnesota News Connection, a bureau of Public News Service.   O.J. Simpson’s death has the nation looking back on the infamous murder trial that resulted in his acquittal. Experts say one of the lasting impacts is news coverage and how people consume it. Media coverage of high-profile trials The lengthy trial proceedings from the mid-1990s were […]
Sunday, April 7, 2024

60,000 free gun safety locks to be distributed in Los Angeles County

In Los Angeles County, a child is killed or injured by gun violence every 30 hours. A number of these incidents involve guns that were left loaded and unlocked. Across the country, an estimated 4.6 million children live in households with loaded and unlocked firearms. Those chilling statistics from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department in a news release. […]
Friday, April 5, 2024

Burbank Police investigating shooting with one victim hospitalized

Dated: April 2, 2024 Contact: Sergeant Stephen Turner Burbank, California – An investigation is underway following an early morning shooting that occurred in a residential area. On April 2, 2024, at around 3:20 a.m., Burbank Police Communications received several calls from citizens reporting the sound of gunshots heard in the area of Elmwood Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard. Burbank Police officers […]
Friday, March 22, 2024

A woman arrested in Burbank as part of a stabbing investigation

Dated: March 21, 2024 Contact: Sergeant Stephen Turner   Burbank, California – A female suspect has been arrested following a stabbing that stemmed from a domestic incident. On March 21, 2024, just after 11:30 a.m., Burbank Police officers responded to Vickroy Park, 2310 Monterey Place, regarding an assault with a deadly weapon that just occurred, the weapon reportedly being a […]
Friday, March 15, 2024

Burglary suspects arrested in Burbank

Dated: March 14, 2024 Contact: Sergeant Stephen Turner   Burbank, California – Five suspects have been arrested following a residential burglary of an occupied residence in the 3600 block of Viewcrest Drive. Just before midnight on March 12, 2024, Burbank Police officers responded to a residential burglary in progress in the 3600 block of Viewcrest Drive. Two suspects, who were […]
Friday, March 1, 2024

New CA report shows social programs reduce crime

  By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    Programs intended to reduce the chances that someone will end up back behind bars are working, according to a new analysis of California state data. A new report finds that people who participated in a social program funded by Proposition 47 had a recidivism rate of 15.3%. […]