BRIEFLY IN PUBLIC SAFETY

Motorcyclist injured in accident with Jeep

A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with a fractured leg Monday, after he collided with a car in northeast Glendale, police said.

The man was riding his Harley-Davidson northbound on Glendale Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. when a driver cut in front of him and the motorcyclist broadsided his car, Officer John Balian said.

“Right now it’s unknown who’s at fault in the accident,” he said.

“That’s still under investigation.”

Traffic officers shut down two lanes for about 30 to 45 minutes while the area was cleared.

  Local business owner awaits arraignment

The owner of St. Ann’s Hospice in Glendale pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of illegal campaign contributions before a federal judge, but he is expected to plead guilty before a U.S. District Court judge in the coming weeks.

Covina resident Gladwin Gill, 48, agreed in December to eventually plead guilty to the charges, which allege that he funneled campaign contributions through friends and employees to skirt maximum donation rules, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Gill’s not-guilty plea on Monday is considered a formality, since magistrate judges cannot take guilty pleas, court officials said.

No new court dates have been set.

Police arrest man after purse snatching

Police arrested one man and were looking for another late Tuesday night after the two snatched a 63-year-old woman’s purse, police said.

The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. at Wilson Avenue and Louise Street, when the men confronted the woman and grabbed the purse, Glendale Police Sgt. Sam Hopper said.

The suspects split up after taking the purse, Hopper said, adding that no weapons were found. The woman was not hurt.

Police scoured the area and arrested a man at gunpoint on suspicion of robbery in an alley in the 300 block of North Kenwood Street, Hopper said.


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