GPD Reports

Male with Prior Felony Conviction Found in Possession of Loaded Handgun – Arrested

On Jan. 15 just before 9 p.m., officers assigned to Glendale PD’s Patrol Bureau consensually contacted a male on the 3500 block of Verdugo Road who was putting gas into his vehicle with a gas can, and asked if he needed a tow truck. During the contact, officers learned that the male, identified as 31-year-old Raffi Oganesyan of Glendale, was on active probation with search and seizure conditions. A subsequent vehicle search revealed a loaded handgun with an extended magazine, ammunition, heroin and other narcotics related paraphernalia. Oganesyan was subsequently arrested and booked for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, owning ammunition when prohibited, having a large capacity magazine, and possessing narcotics and unlawful paraphernalia.

Two Arrested for Possession of Illegal Drugs for Sale and Fraud

On Jan. 18 at approximately 3:32 a.m., a Glendale PD officer conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Los Feliz Road and Gardena Avenue for a vehicle code violation. A records check of the driver, identified as 47-year-old Michael Thacker of Artesia, revealed he had prior arrests for narcotics and possession of a firearm. Assisting units arrived on scene and during a search of the vehicle officers located a wallet containing multiple access cards belonging to other people, over $3,500 in cash, fentanyl and a cellphone containing numerous text messages indicative of illegal drug sales. Officers also contacted the female passenger, identified as 28-year-old Hannah Hobbs of Artesia, and further investigation revealed an additional large baggy of fentanyl on her person. Both subjects were arrested and booked for possession of illegal drugs for sale and fraud.

Male Arrested After Stealing Victim’s Purse and Leading Officers in a Pursuit

On Jan. 15 at approximately 10:45 a.m., officers assigned to Glendale PD’s Patrol Bureau were dispatched to the intersection of Colorado Street and Glendale Avenue regarding a robbery that had just occurred. 

Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim was on a bus stop bench when the suspect walked by, snatched her purse and ran off. The victim attempted to recover her purse from the suspect and was injured in the process. The suspect entered his vehicle that was parked nearby and fled the scene.

Officers were given a description of the suspect and suspect’s vehicle, and assisting officers quickly located an individual and vehicle nearby on Kenwood Avenue matching the descriptions given.

As assisting officers approached the vehicle, the suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Marcell London of Los Angeles, fled in the vehicle, initiating a pursuit. During the pursuit, London accelerated in excess of 50 miles per hour (mph) in 35 mph zones, ran red lights and drove against traffic. The vehicle pursuit turned into a foot pursuit when London fled from his vehicle (which was smoking from the front end) into a yard on the 600 block of West Lexington Boulevard.

Officers set up a containment and London was ultimately apprehended, arrested and booked for robbery, elder abuse, felony evading and for violating the terms of his probation.

Traffic Stop Leads to Two Arrested with Narcotics for Sale and Three Firearms

On Jan. 15 just before 2 a.m., a GPD officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on the 5800 block of San Fernando Road for two vehicle code violations. The officer contacted the driver, 24-year-old Edvin Babakhanyan, and passenger, 26-year-old Arteen Davoodian, both of Glendale, and observed two methamphetamine pipes with residue in them in plain sight inside of the vehicle. Assisting officers arrived and a vehicle search produced three semi-automatic ghost guns, cocaine, methamphetamine, over 20 various narcotics, and approximately 30 small plastic bags. Ultimately, Babakhanyan (who has three prior arrests in Glendale for drug sales) and Davoodian were arrested and booked for several charges including carrying a loaded firearm in public, possessing narcotics/controlled substances for sale and possessing controlled substances while armed.