Man suspected of following 3 kids
BURBANK -- A man arrested earlier this week on suspicion of
following a girl on her way to Luther Burbank Middle School has been
charged with additional crimes.
Gabriel B. Ramirez, a 23-year-old North Hollywood man, is facing
five counts of child annoyance, police said. He allegedly followed
three girls on their way to the school at various times in the week
prior to his arrest. After receiving reports about a man following
children, police patrolled the area Monday and arrested Ramirez at
As of late Friday, Ramirez was being held at the Twin Towers
Correctional Facility in Los Angeles on $100,000 bail.
While he did not approach any of the children, Sgt. Bruce Speirs
said police were particularly concerned because Ramirez was
persistently targeting the children.
Man accidentally shoots girlfriend
HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- A 25-year-old Burbank man accidentally shot
his girlfriend early Friday morning as he was attempting to
investigate a suspected prowler.
The incident happened about 12:30 a.m. in the 600 block of East
Orange Grove Avenue. The couple was asleep when they heard a noise
inside the home, police said. The man reached for a revolver by the
side of the bed but fumbled with it, accidentally pulling the
trigger and shooting his girlfriend, a 21-year-old Burbank woman, in
The bullet entered and exited the woman’s thigh, and police said
the injury was not life-threatening.
No arrests were made in connection with the incident.