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Man pleads not guilty to burglary

A Burbank man on Thursday pleaded not guilty to burglarizing a parked car while pushing his 2-year-old son in a stroller.

Frederic Strobel, 31, was pushing his son in a stroller at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday along the 2600 block of Wyoming Avenue when he allegedly used a brick to smash the window to steal a global satellite positioning device and CDs.

Police say Strobel continued to push his son in the stroller after the alleged burglary. He was arrested a short time later near the intersection of North Naomi Street and Jeffries Avenue, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said.

Strobel pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary of a parked car, cruelty to his child by endangering his health, and possession of a smoking device for use with a controlled substance.


His son was released to his mother, and Los Angeles County Department of Child Services officials have launched an investigation, police said.

Strobel is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

He is due back in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Dec. 3 for a preliminary hearing.