Burbank police respond to four violent assaults within 24 hours

Burbank police have made several arrests related to four violent assaults that occurred within the span of one day.

At about 4:40 p.m. Thursday, a 7-year-old boy went to a neighbor’s home and asked that the neighbor call police because his parents were fighting, police said.

Eddy Munoz, 29, was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse, Burbank Police Lt. D. Yadon said.

Munoz and the alleged 32-year-old victim, who police did not identify, live together, Yadon said. There are two other children at the home, a 9-year-old girl and a one-month old baby, he added.

A few hours later, an assault was reported at Glenoaks Boulevard and Olive Avenue when a male in his 40s with long blonde hair allegedly punched a Chevron gas station employee in the face, Yadon said.

The suspect was attempting to remove recyclables from a trash can when the employee asked the man to stop digging through the receptacle, Yadon said. After punching the employee in the face, the man walked east on Olive Avenue.

The suspect was wearing a green shirt and brown pants and was carrying a metal pole, Yadon said.

An assault was also reported on the 1100 block of California Street at 8:40 p.m. Thursday and resulted in the arrest of Justin Alvarez, 20.

Alvarez allegedly punched a 19-year-old man who resides at the house in the face, Yadon said. Alvarez allegedly fled the scene after hitting the resident, he added.

At about 9:15 p.m., Alvarez returned to the home and by then two police officers were on the scene, Yadon said.

Officers arrested Alvarez on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, trespassing and battery, Yadon said. He was also arrested on suspicion of delaying and obstructing officers.

And early Friday morning, German Rocha, 18, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly hitting his ex-girlfriend’s male companion in the face with a skateboard, Yadon said.

The incident allegedly took place on Hollywood Way and Allan Avenue at 12:55 a.m.

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