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Driver suspected of threatening passenger with a knife in Burbank

Tera Oland, a 49-year-old from Sherman Oaks, was arrested by Burbank police last week for allegedly threatening a man in her car with a knife and claiming she was a member of the Armenian Power gang.
Tera Oland, a 49-year-old Sherman Oaks resident, was arrested by Burbank police last week on suspicion of threatening a man in her car with a knife and claiming she was a member of the Armenian Power gang.
(Burbank Leader)

A Sherman Oaks woman allegedly threatened a man who was a passenger in her car with a knife on Friday in Burbank after the two reportedly got into an argument.

Tera Oland is accused of making criminal threats and possessing drug paraphernalia after the Burbank Police Department responded to an incident near the intersection of Hollywood Way and Olive Avenue sometime before 10:30 p.m.

Sgt. Derek Green, a police spokesman, said Oland was behind the wheel of the car with a male passenger when the two began to argue.

Eventually, the woman told the man to leave the car, but he refused.

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When the car came to a stop at a red light, the man reportedly grabbed the keys to the vehicle from its ignition.

The woman then took out a knife and began to threaten the man, according to Green.

It’s unknown what connection the man and woman had to each other, Green added.

According to the arrest log entry for the incident, the woman claimed to be a member of the Armenian Power gang when she brandished the knife.

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Police soon responded to the intersection and took Oland into custody.

While searching the vehicle, Green said officers found a knife and drug paraphernalia.

Oland was released from custody several hours after her arrest on $50,000 bail, according to authorities.

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