GPD Reports

Two Traffic Stops Lead to Two Guns Seized

On Sept. 9 just after 9:30 a.m., an officer assigned to Glendale Police Dept.’s patrol bureau was near the intersection of Colorado Street and Pacific Avenue when they noticed a vehicle travelling with no lights on. The officer conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver, 29-year-old Jovany Conde of Los Angeles. During the contact, the officer saw a firearm receipt in the vehicle. Assisting officers arrived and a search of the vehicle produced a firearm inside of a bag with a loaded magazine in the backseat. Conde was subsequently arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public. Due to LA County’s emergency “zero-dollar” bail order, Conde was released from custody with a notice to appear in court at a later date.

On Sept. 12 just before 2 a.m., an officer on patrol observed a vehicle travelling southbound on Lowell Avenue near Foothill Boulevard that was missing a front license plate and had a dark front window tint. The officer conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Honolulu and Lowell avenues and contacted the driver, 24-year-old Tonik Hakobyan of Glendale. During the contact, the officer learned that Hakobyan’s driver’s license was suspended.

While searching Hakobyan, a firearm fell out of his waistband. The firearm was found to be unregistered. Hakobyan was subsequently arrested and booked for carrying a loaded firearm in public and for driving with a suspended license.

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

Male Arrested Three Times within Five Months for Narcotics Sales

On May 26 at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Orange Grove Avenue regarding a traffic collision where a vehicle had collided into a block wall in an alleyway. Upon arrival, officers located 24-year-old Edvin Babakhanyan of Glendale stumbling near the vehicle holding multiple cellphones. A search of the vehicle revealed two large bags of marijuana, 14 bags containing heroin, 13 bags of methamphetamine, six bags containing several Xanax pills, numerous packets of Suboxone, a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue, a digital scale and a large amount of cash. A search warrant was executed for Babakhanyan’s residence where officers located a loaded ghost gun, a bag of ammunition, hundreds of prescription pills and a large amount of cash. Babakhanyan was arrested and booked for possessing narcotics and controlled substances for sale, transporting narcotics and controlled substances, possessing marijuana for sale, selling marijuana, and for driving under the influence.  Due to LA County’s emergency “zero-dollar” bail order, Babakhanyan was released early the next morning from custody with a notice to appear in court on a later date.

On Aug. 20 at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Thompson Avenue regarding a vehicle blocking a driveway. Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle with the engine running but parked with a male slumped over the steering wheel. The officers contacted the male, identified as Babakhanyan, and discovered cocaine on the center console of the vehicle. A further search revealed large quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, 61 individually packaged Suboxone films, several prescription pills, a digital scale, a large amount of cash and two cellphones. Babakhanyan was arrested and booked for possessing narcotics for sale and for possessing controlled substances for sale. Due to LA County’s emergency “zero-dollar” bail order, after just over an hour after being booked into custody, Babakhanyan was again released from custody with a notice to appear in court on a later date.

On Sept. 1, at approximately 4 p.m., officers assigned to Glendale Police Dept.’s Vice/Narcotics bureau were in a parking lot on the 1600 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard when they observed a male in the driver’s seat of a vehicle smoke out of a glass pipe with a bulbous end. The officers approached the male in the vehicle, later identified as 24-year-old Edvin Babakhanyan of Glendale, and in plain view observed two glass pipes with bulbous end containing fentanyl. A subsequent search of the vehicle produced a bag and another container containing fentanyl, a balloon and seven bags containing heroin, four bags containing methamphetamine, a bag containing 61 Oxycodone pills, a pill container with 70 Alprazolam pills inside, one strip of Suboxone, two cellphones, a large amount of cash in various denominations, and other containers of narcotics. Babakhanyan was arrested and booked for possessing narcotics for sale, transporting/selling narcotics, possessing controlled substances, and transporting controlled substances. Due to the repeated offenses, officers were able to submit a request for bail deviation to a judge, who approved the request and a $30,000 bail hold was obtained.

Four Arrested and Two Guns Seized in One Night

On Aug. 30 just after midnight, an officer assigned to Glendale Police Dept.’s Patrol Unit observed a female with her eyes closed in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked on the 600 block of North Brand Boulevard. Unsure if the female needed medical attention, the officer approached the vehicle.

In plain sight the officer observed cocaine on the center console. The officer knocked on the window and contacted the woman in the driver’s seat, later identified as 32-year-old Milena Petrosian of Glendale. Petrosian told officers she pulled over and fell asleep because she was tired. Assisting officers arrived and a search of the vehicle produced a handgun in an unlocked case, loaded magazine and three small plastic bags of cocaine.

Petrosian was subsequently arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and possessing narcotics.

On Sept. 1 just after midnight GPD officers on patrol were notified of a group of people who were looking into a business with flashlights on the 500 block of West Colorado Street.

Upon arriving at the location, officers contacted a male (identified as 22-year-old Andrew De La Cruz Medina of Lake Forest) who was in the area moving objects around in the back of a vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by 22-year-old Alfred Jimenez of Anaheim and 30-year-old Brittney Salazar of Lake Forest.

A search of the vehicle produced a loaded ghost gun in the back of the vehicle and a backpack with a needle and an access card belonging to someone else inside of it.

De La Cruz Medina and Salazar were arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public. Jimenez, who claimed ownership of the backpack, was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle with a prior felony, identity theft, and possessing unlawful paraphernalia.

Abandoned Vehicle Leads to Female Arrested on Multiple Charges

On Aug. 29 at approximately 4 a.m., an officer assigned to Glendale Police Dept.’s Patrol Unit was in the area of Colorado Street and Wing Street when s/he noticed a vehicle double parked in the roadway. The vehicle was running, but unoccupied.

Inside of the vehicle officers could see torch lighters, which are commonly used to smoke methamphetamine.

Nearby the officer observed a female (later identified as 33-year-old Jacqueline Alvizo [transient]) walking southbound on Porter Street who initially provided officers with a false name and denied association with the vehicle.

Assisting officers arrived and a loaded handgun was located about one foot away from the passenger door of the vehicle in a parkway.

Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s ignition/steering panel was removed and the wires were exposed indicating that the vehicle was stolen. Alvizo later admitted to arriving at the location in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle produced a glass pipe with a bulbous end and a screwdriver.

Alvizo was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, vehicle theft, possessing a controlled substance and an outstanding warrant. During a search of Alvizo at the Glendale Police Dept.’s jail, it was learned that Alvizo had attempted to bring in a bindle of methamphetamine, so a charge of bringing a controlled substance into jail was added to her arrest.

The vehicle was returned to the registered owner.

Arrest of Male for Drug Sales and Outstanding Warrant

On Aug. 27 just after 7 p.m., officers assigned to Glendale Police Dept.’s patrol bureau noticed a male (later identified as 31-year-old Orbel Sokzi of Glendale) leaning against vehicle parked on the 1000 block of South Brand Boulevard. Utilizing departmental resources, the officers learned that the registered owner of the vehicle (Sokzi) had a non-local warrant out for his arrest.

The officers contacted Sokzi, and a subsequent search revealed a zip lock baggie containing methamphetamine and a large amount of cash in various denominations on his person. A search of the vehicle produced two cellphones.

Sokzi was arrested for possessing a controlled substance for sale and the non-local warrant. Due to LA County’s emergency “zero-dollar” bail order, Sokzi was cited out with a notice to appear in court on a later date.

Six Arrests Made for Vehicle Theft/Carjacking Within Four Days

On Aug. 22, at approximately 8:30 a.m., an officer assigned to Glendale Police Dept.’s Patrol Unit was parked on the 400 block of Pioneer Drive when s/he was informed that there was an abandoned U-Haul truck blocking traffic near the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Milford Street. The officer was in the process of impounding the vehicle when s/he made contact with a male, later identified as 48-year-old Carlos Solana (transient), who stated that he gave the U-Haul keys to someone inside a nearby hotel. During the contact, Solana attempted to run away from the officer initiating a short foot pursuit. Assisting officers arrived and an investigation revealed that the U-Haul had been reported stolen. Solana was arrested for vehicle theft and obstructing.

On Aug. 25 just before 2 p.m., GPD officers on patrol located a stolen vehicle travelling westbound on Foothill Boulevard from Lowell Avenue. The driver, later identified as 28-year-old Joel Hernandez of South Gate, stopped in the middle of a parking lot and exited the vehicle upon seeing the officers. Hernandez fled on foot initiating a foot pursuit. With assistance from the GPD airship, Hernandez was apprehended on the 9700 block of Tujunga Canyon by assisting GPD officers and arrested for vehicle theft.

On Aug. 26 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Glendale police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of West Cerritos Avenue regarding a grand theft auto that had just occurred. An individual had exited a vehicle and stood beside it while it was running when a suspect opened the car door and took off with the vehicle. Officers located the vehicle on the 3400 block of Linda Vista where 30-year-old Martin Romo (transient) had abandoned the vehicle and taken off on foot. Officers located Romo in a narrow walkway nearby and he was subsequently arrested for carjacking, obstruction and a non-local warrant.

Later on Aug. 26 just after 4 p.m., an officer assigned to Glendale Police Dept.’s Patrol Unit located a stolen vehicle parked in a disabled parking spot in a parking lot on the 500 block of West Colorado Street. Assisting officers arrived and the male in the driver’s seat, identified as 39-year-old Luis Bonilla of Los Angeles, and female in the passenger seat, identified as 44-year-old Veronica Colacion of Mira Loma, were ordered out of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle produced a weapon similar to that of brass knuckles that delivers an electric shock, a backpack containing several items of stolen mail from approximately 20 different people (including checks totaling over $1,000), a large sheath knife/dagger, a digital scale with heroin residue, pepper spray, an orange City of Glendale vest, and a holster for a pistol and ammunition. Bonilla was arrested for vehicle theft, possessing metal knuckles, identity theft, mail theft (he was found to be in possession of an arrow/mailbox key) and appropriation of lost property. Colacion was arrested for vehicle theft and identity theft.

Also on Aug. 26 at approximately 4 p.m., GPD officers on patrol were dispatched to the 1700 block of Grandview Avenue regarding a burglary in progress. While a perimeter was being established, officers located 39-year-old Perrie Larranga (transient) on the property and immediately detained him. Throughout the investigation it was learned that Larranga had arrived to the property in a vehicle that had been reported stolen. Larranga was subsequently arrested for burglary and vehicle theft.