Briefly In Public Safety

11 charges filed against alleged burglars

Prosecutors have charged two men with 11 misdemeanor counts related to theft, battery on an officer and resisting arrest for allegedly fleeing from Glendale police during a break-in, according to a criminal complaint.

Brandon Hardman, 21, of Glendale, was charged with three counts of petty theft, six counts of resisting arrest and one count of battery on Glendale police officer Sharon Kim, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.

Eddie Gibbs, 18, of Sherman Oaks, was also charged with two counts of petty theft and one count of resisting arrest, according to the complaint.

An officer spotted the men exiting a vehicle and tried to make contact with them this past weekend after witnesses told police they saw them trying to open vehicle doors along Oakendale Place and Glenwood Road, police said. But the men fled before police could talk to them.

Calls from residents to police soon poured in, prompting officers to surround the neighborhood.

A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter spotted Gibbs on the roof of the Village Beauty Center in the 2900 block of Honolulu Avenue, Lorenz said.

Police got a tip that a man later identified as Hardman was walking on Montrose and Ramsdell avenues. A police dog caught Hardman in the 3300 block of Montrose Avenue.

Alert issued about coyotes in heat

Police on Friday advised residents to keep a close eye on their children because coyotes will be frequenting Nibley Park as the mating season sets in.

Foothill and northeast Glendale residents should have already noticed more coyotes in their neighborhoods, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

"The coyotes are coming down and coming down in numbers," he said.

Several coyotes have been spotted near Nibley Park in the 1100 block of East Mountain Street, Lorenz said.

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