GPD Reports

Traffic Stops Lead to Male Arrested with Concealed Firearm

On Aug. 28 just after 8:30 p.m., officers assigned to Glendale Police Dept.’s Patrol Unit were working a traffic enforcement detail when they observed a vehicle near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Colorado Street with tinted windows and no front license plate.

The officers initiated a traffic stop and upon contacting the driver (later identified as 28-year-old Irwin Sanchez of Glendale) noticed a gun cleaning kit on the front passenger floorboard. A search of the vehicle produced an unlocked gun box with a pistol inside it. Also in the gun box was a loaded magazine and in the back of the vehicle were two boxes of ammunition.

Sanchez was subsequently arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.


Male Taken into Custody After Foot Pursuit, Entering an Occupied Residence and Strangling a K-9

On Aug. 24 just after 3:30 p.m., officers assigned to the Glendale Police Dept.’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED) observed a male who was looking into windows of vehicles parked in a motel parking lot on the 1500 block of East Colorado Street. The male then entered a taped-off area of the motel.

Officers contacted the male, later identified as 29-year-old Rodrigo Calderon of Glendale, and noticed a bulge in his waistband. While they were speaking with him, an employee of the motel came outside and told Calderon he was in a restricted area that was for employees only. A subsequent search of Calderon produced pepper spray and magnets. Officers also discovered that Calderon potentially had a no bail parole warrant and a separate $500,000 warrant out for his arrest. While officers were confirming his identity, Calderon took off on foot running toward Colorado Street.

Officers chased Calderon until he ran into a residence on the 1500 block of Orange Grove Avenue. Shortly after, a resident exited the location and stated a male unknown to him/her (Calderon) had just ran into the house. Officers were able to evacuate the second resident and confirmed that Calderon was the only person remaining in the house. Officers had also used departmental resources to confirm Calderon’s identity and that he had the above-mentioned active warrants.

After several announcements were made by officers for Calderon to exit the residence, he refused. Officers from GPD’s K-9 Unit announced that they would be releasing a K-9 into the residence. Calderon continued to refuse to exit and the K-9 was released into the residence followed by a search team.

Officers observed the K-9 enter a room at the location, then heard barking and yelling. Officers entered the room and saw that Calderon was on top of the K-9 with his arm around the K-9’s neck, actively strangling the dog. Officers gave Calderon orders to release the K-9, but he refused to comply. A tazer was subsequently deployed and Calderon was taken into custody.

Calderon received medical treatment for his injuries, then was transported and booked at the Glendale PD jail for burglary and obstruction along with two outstanding warrants and a parole violation.

During the investigation, it was learned that Calderon had booked a room at a nearby hotel with another individual. Officers performed a parole compliance check at the room and 23-year-old Isaiah Miller (transient) was located inside of the room. A search of the room produced four small plastic bindles of methamphetamine, a glass pipe with a bulbous end, a large amount of cash in various denominations and two bank cards in other people’s names. Miller was arrested for possessing a controlled substance for sale and identity theft.

Due to LA County’s emergency “zero-dollar” bail order, Miller was released from custody with a notice to appear in court at a later date.

K-9 Coda appeared in good health after the incident.

Four Females Arrested After Stealing Merchandise

On Aug. 21 at approximately 5 p.m., officers assigned to Glendale Police Dept.’s Downtown Policing Unit responded to a store at the Americana at Brand regarding a theft that had just occurred.

Patrol officers located a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description in the area of Central Avenue and Lexington Drive and initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled initiating a pursuit. The driver, later identified as 24-year-old Memory Yearby of Seattle, Washington, ultimately yielded along Fairmont Avenue where a felony stop was conducted.

Officers contacted Yearby and the other three passengers, 28-year-old Jaquena Wilson of Los Angeles, 29-year-old Earnetra Turner of Auburn, Washington, and 35-year-old Ravenna Woods of Seattle, Washington. A search of the vehicle produced several retail store bags, clothing, shoes and a device used to remove security sensors.

Over $10,000 of merchandise from various stores was located in the vehicle Yearby was driving.

Yearby , Wilson, Turner and Woods were all arrested for grand theft and petty theft. Yearby was also arrested for evading, Wilson was discovered to have an outstanding warrant and was subsequently also arrested for a non-local warrant, and Turner had provided a false name to officers throughout the investigation and a charge of impersonation was added to her booking.

Yearby, Woods, and Wilson were released from custody due to LA County’s emergency “zero-dollar” bail schedule with a notice to appear in court at a later date. Turner remained in custody on a $50,000 bail for the impersonation charge. 

Male Booked for Felony Reckless Driving After Colliding into Two Pedestrians, a Business and an Apartment Building

On Aug. 23 just after 1 p.m., Glendale PD officers responded to the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Stocker Street regarding a traffic collision. While on scene, officers determined that the driver, 18-year-old Hayk Torosyan of Glendale, was driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle, sideswiped another vehicle traveling westbound on Stocker Street, collided into a bus bench near the intersection and two pedestrians, side swiped a business and then collided into an apartment building where his vehicle came to rest.

The pedestrians were treated at the scene for minor injuries by members of the Glendale Fire Dept. and did not require transportation to the hospital. Torosyan did not require medical attention. Torosyan’s vehicle was impounded and he was arrested and booked for felony reckless driving.

Due to Los Angeles County’s emergency “zero-dollar” bail schedule, he was released from custody with a notice to appear in court on a future date.

Search Warrant Served; Male Arrested For Firearms Violations and Possessing Illegal Drugs for Sale

On Aug. 19, 35-year-old Dikran Mouradian was arrested by members of the Glendale Police Dept.’s Traffic Bureau after he was stopped riding a dirt bike on the street and was found to be in possession of illegal drugs for sale and a loaded firearm. Mouradian posted bond and was released from custody.

On Aug.24 at approximately 2 p.m., detectives with the Glendale Police Dept.’s Vice/Narcotics Detail obtained a search warrant for Mouradian’s house in the City of Glendale. Upon serving the warrant, Mouradian was detained along with two other residents. During a search of Mouradian’s residence, detectives located approximately three ounces of methamphetamine, heroin, a handgun without a serial number (otherwise referred to as a “ghost gun”), three complete polymer gun kits used in the process of manufacturing ghost guns, a handgun silencer, a tactical vest with multiple gun holsters, three boxes of suboxone strips, four large capacity magazines, two additional handgun slides along with three additional handgun barrels, multiple digital scales and approximately 500 rounds of various types of ammunition.

Mouradian was subsequently arrested and booked for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possessing illegal drugs for sale.

Mouradian’s bail was set for $60,000.