Computers with Oscar graphics stolen
TOLUCA LAKE -- Computers containing graphics to be used for the
Academy Awards were stolen late Thursday from a Burbank office
The theft occurred between 9 and 11 p.m. at 4450 Lakeside Drive,
police said. Two employees of Design on the Fly told police they were
working at a laptop computer when they began having trouble
performing certain operations. They went into another room to
investigate and found their server missing, police said.
When they returned, they found the laptop they had been working on
was stolen along with a hard drive, police said. They estimated the
value of the loss at $8,400, and said the computers contained
graphics that were being designed for the Academy Awards, police
Police interviewed those who were in the building and found no
witnesses, but said in December two men were found hiding inside a
conference room in the building.
Boy arrested for string of car burglaries
BURBANK -- A 16-year-old Burbank boy has been linked by Burbank
Police to nine car burglaries since Valentine’s Day.
The boy was arrested Feb. 21 during a traffic stop along with
Tawnya Hess, an 18-year-old Burbank woman, with burglary tools and
narcotics in the car, police said. The boy’s name was not released
because he is a minor. Hess is not considered a suspect in the
burglaries, but was arrested on suspicion of drug possession.
Investigators found a small amount of stolen property at the boy’s
home, and have since been able to link him to nine incidents in which
a car was broken into and the stereo and other items were stolen,
At the time of his arrest, the boy was being prosecuted on
suspicion of committing several other car burglaries, and police said
he was committing the crimes to support a drug addiction.
Compiled by Ben Godar