Three Males Arrested with Two Loaded Firearms and Narcotics
On Nov. 6 at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers assigned to Glendale PD’s Patrol Bureau responded to a car dealership on the 400 block of South Brand Boulevard regarding a fraudulent purchase in progress.
Officers contacted 34-year-old Danny Garibay who was in the parking lot of the location in a vehicle that was later determined to be stolen. Further investigation revealed that Garibay had a loaded ghost gun on his person along with a high capacity magazine and a large amount of methamphetamine.
A search of the vehicle produced another loaded firearm (that had been reported stolen) with a high capacity magazine, a glass pipe with a bulbous end and methamphetamine residue, a sandwich bag of methamphetamine and a fake disabled parking placard.
Inside of the location, officers contacted 35-year-old Robert Esquerra of Gardena (who had initially provided a fake name and fake identification to officers) and 38-year-old Julian Chindamo of Carson who had arrived at the location with Garibay. Esquerra was found to be in possession of several checks belonging to other individuals.
Ultimately, Esquerra, Chindamo and Garibay were all arrested and booked for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and for identity theft. Esquerra was also arrested for two outstanding warrants, and Garibay was also arrested for transporting and possessing a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance for sale.
Arrests for Reckless Driving and Street Racing – Vehicles Impounded
The Glendale Police Dept. has a zero-tolerance policy regarding reckless driving and illegal street racing. Those arrested for such offenses will have their vehicles impounded. Below is a list of those who have been arrested for reckless driving and participating in an illegal speed contest (racing) over the course of the last few weeks. Officers continue to proactively patrol the city and monitor traffic to keep our roads safe for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Anyone who witnesses reckless driving or illegal street racing should call the Glendale Police Dept. non-emergency line at (818) 548-4911 or 9-1-1 to report those involved.
|Date/Approximate Time Arrested||Location||Charge(s)||Subject(s) Arrested|
|September 29, 2021 / 1:30 p.m.||Brand Blvd. / Colorado St.||Reckless Driving||23-year-old Davit Arakelyan of Glendale|
|October 4, 2021 /
|Glenoaks Blvd. / Sonora Ave.||Illegal Speed Contest||18-year-old Alex Rostomyan of Glendale|
|October 4, 2021 /
|Glenoaks Blvd. / Sonora Ave.||Illegal Speed Contest||21-year-old Gor Matevosyan of Glendale|
|October 17, 2021 /
|Brand Blvd. / Stocker St.||Reckless Driving||31-year-old Lisa Berberian of Burbank
*Arrested for DUI on 1/8/2017*
|October 23, 2021 /
|Glenoaks Blvd. / Highland Ave.||Speed Exhibition||25-year-old Artour Gharibian of Glendale|
|November 4, 2021 / 4:30 p.m.||Pacific Ave. / Riverdale Dr.||Reckless Driving||70-year-old Valeri Armenakyan of Burbank|
|November 6, 2021 / 3:30 a.m.||Golden State Freeway / Western Ave.||Reckless Driving||20-year-old Leon Moradkhanian of Burbank|
Driver Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision
On Oct. 30 at approximately 7:20 p.m., officers assigned to Glendale Police Dept.’s Patrol Bureau were dispatched to the intersection of Glendale and Wilson avenues regarding a traffic collision involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, the driver had fled the scene and officers located the pedestrian still in the roadway with severe injuries. The victim was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
During the investigation, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Kenwood Street and Wilson Avenue regarding another traffic collision between two vehicles. The driver had fled the scene on foot.
Responding officers located 19-year-old Harold Richardson in Elk Grove near the intersection of Doran and Jackson streets and were able to positively identify him as the suspect involved in both the traffic collision involving the pedestrian and the traffic collision involving another vehicle.
Richardson was subsequently arrested and booked for felony hit and run and for driving under the influence.
Anyone with information that can assist with the investigation is encouraged to contact the Glendale Police Dept. at (818) 548-4911.