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  • Man accused of injuring two women in hit-and-run

    Man accused of injuring two women in hit-and-run

    An 18-year-old arguing with two 17-year-old women allegedly struck them with his vehicle and fled the scene in Lakeview Terrace, Los Angeles police said Wednesday afternoon. The two victims were dragged by the vehicle near Hunnewell Avenue north of Pierce Street. They were taken by paramedics to...

  • Siblings sentenced to prison for attempted Burbank burglary

    Three siblings, two of whom were third-strike candidates, will spend several years behind bars after being convicted Thursday of attempting to break into a Burbank home. The conviction comes after Donald Trotter, Destiny Trotter and Daven Trotter were arrested by Burbank police officers on the...

  • Suspected Dual Valley Bandit charged in federal court for serial bank robberies

    Suspected Dual Valley Bandit charged in federal court for serial bank robberies

    A Pasadena man was indicted in federal court Friday for allegedly committing a series of bank robberies across the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, including one in Burbank, authorities said. Shownee Shon Smith, 41, was charged with five counts of robbing a bank, one count of committing an...

  • YouTube personality victim of supposed ‘swatting’ prank

    A YouTube personality known for filming his daily life and for pranking people was broadcasting live Friday evening when officers from the Burbank Police Department approached him with their guns drawn, unknowingly enlisted in an alleged “swatting” prank directed at him. Around 6:30 p.m., Paul...

  • Authorities looking for ‘Dual Valley Bandit’ who robbed 5 banks in May

    Authorities looking for ‘Dual Valley Bandit’ who robbed 5 banks in May

    A man who robbed a pair of banks in Burbank and South Pasadena in May has now been connected to at least three other robberies in the Southland, according to the FBI. After committing the first two robberies on May 15, the man went on to rob a trio of banks — in North Hollywood, Woodland Hills...

  • ‘I saw them and knew what they were coming for’: Store owner recounts fighting back during alleged robbery

    ‘I saw them and knew what they were coming for’: Store owner recounts fighting back during alleged robbery

    The threat of being shot to death led a Burbank doughnut shop owner to fight back against two armed robbers in late March. Raul Gutierrez was getting ready for the day at Kim’s Donuts and Coffee on March 22 when two masked robbers entered the store sometime before 5:30 a.m. “I saw them and knew...

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