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More 'suspicious' broken glass found at Burbank park playground

September 27, 2011 |  7:48 am

People walk and stretch with their pets during pre-dawn workout at Johnny Carson Park in Burbank. Credit: Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times Burbank police are urging families to be vigilant when visiting city parks after broken glass was found buried beneath playground slides at Johnny Carson Park on two separate occasions this month.

Officers said they do not have any hard evidence indicating that the glass was placed at the site purposely, but that the investigation remains open.

“We can’t say for certain that it was intentional, but the gut feeling is it probably was,” Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada told the Burbank Leader.

The first incident happened Sept. 2 when a mother visiting the park with her child spotted something shiny in the sand and realized that it was broken glass, Quesada said. She contacted the police, and Park, Recreation and Community Services Department officials were deployed to clean it up, he said.

“It is just very suspicious that we find glass in the same park in the same playground in the sand,” Quesada said.


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Photo: Johnny Carson Park in Burbank. Credit: Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times