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Police Files

The following were reports taken by Burbank Police Department.


400 block of South Keystone Street

A argument between two roommates resulted in a man receiving several minor lacerations to his leg at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 11. Two roommates, a man and a woman, were involved in a verbal argument over the her taking the man’s car without permission. The argument became heated, the woman grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the man in his leg. The woman fled the scene and could not be immediately located. The case is currently under investigation.


1700 block of Victory Place

A 56-year-old Burbank woman was the victim of a “pigeon drop” during the afternoon of Aug. 11. Two suspects, both Latino males between 45 and 50, convinced the woman to purchase a fake gold bar for $1,500. The first suspect, with brown hair, falsely claimed he was trying to sell three gold bars to pay for his son’s medical bills after a hit-and-run accident. The second suspect with gray hair, who joined the original conversation later, claimed he was able to sell one for $14,000. The gold bar was made of polished brass.


400 block of East Cedar Avenue


At 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 5, a Burbank woman noticed a star symbol in a circle as well as the numbers “666" drawn in the dirt covering her vehicle’s rear window. The woman believed these to be demonic symbols and believed they were meant as a message of hate toward her Christian beliefs. The case is under investigation as a hate crime and there are no suspects.

100 block of East Alameda Avenue

A patrol officer stopped a grand theft in progress at the CVS Pharmacy at 11:52 p.m. on Aug. 10. The suspect, Bruno Lopez, 39, allegedly had several plastic shipping crates stacked inside his vehicle that was parked and idling, with the engine running in the loading dock of the store. The Los Angeles resident allegedly claimed he had permission to take the crates valued between $500 and $1,000 and was arrested.