GPD Responds to Public Calls


Glendale police responded at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday to the 3600 block of Foothill Boulevard regarding vandalism at a business. When officers arrived they found a window had been broken; however, it did not appear that anyone entered the business.

While officers were at the location a passerby alerted them to a businesses in the 3800 block of Foothill Boulevard that also had shattered windows.

The incidents are under investigation.

On Monday at about 8:24 p.m., Glendale patrol officers responded to a traffic collision on Glenoaks Boulevard near Elm Street. The incident involved two vehicles, resulting in a fatality, significant injuries and an arrest.

The initial phase of the investigation determined a black BMW lost traction while traveling westbound on Glenoaks Boulevard at a high rate of speed. Subsequently, the car reversed over the center median into oncoming traffic on the eastbound lanes. The BMW collided with a silver Honda that was traveling eastbound on Glenoaks.

The passenger in the silver Honda succumbed to his/her injuries almost instantaneously. The driver of the Honda sustained significant injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

The driver of the BMW was identified as Karo Margarian, 23, of Glendale. Margarian was the sole occupant of the BMW and suffered head injuries. He was also transported to a local hospital.

Following medical treatment, Margarian was released from the hospital and taken into custody for felony reckless driving. Traffic investigators are still exploring additional charges. Margarian posted bail and was released pending further legal proceedings.

The Glendale Police Dept. (GPD) extends its condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased and wishes a swift recovery to those injured in this incident. The investigation remains ongoing.

In the early hours of New Year’s Eve, GPD officers found a man who was apparently hiding in the bushes outside an apartment building in the 400 block of Pioneer Drive. The man had allegedly been attempting to break into a unit in the building when residents called the police to report a crime in progress. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

GPD reminds residents if they see something suspicious say something and report it to the department by calling 911 for crimes in progress and/or (818) 548-4911 for non-emergent situations.