3 Glendale Cops Off Payroll After Taking Patrol Car To Vegas

GLENDALE (CBS) — Three Glendale police officers who took a patrol car on a joyride to Las Vegas no longer work for the department.

Glendale police spokesman Tom Lorenz confirmed to the Glendale News-Press that officers Patrick Hamblin, Fernando Salmeron and Mike Ullerich are no longer employees with the city.

Salmeron and Ullerich were officially separated from the city as of March 29 and Hamblin on April 1.

Investigation continues into several other Glendale police officer, including one accused of having an affair with the estranged wife of a man he arrested and another allegedly involved in an off-duty road-rage incident in Burbank.

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  • Crystal


  • diana

    Glendale finest doing their “jobs”??? What were they thinking? I hope all cops who are dirty are exposed….

  • entitled rats in le

    That kind of stuff would fly 10, 15, 20, 30 years ago. Not anymore.

  • Really

    Wow. Is this is what law enforcement has come to? It really bothers me that these three passed the psych and standards tests in the first place. My confidence in California law enforcement is slowly fading. Every week, there is an incident with police officer crossing the line or violating ethics.

  • Thomas Forcade

    Ahh,the cops.Always thinking they can do whatever they want.And they can.Till they get caught…BUSTED!…Now it’s your turn..Squeal like a pig…c’mon…Oink for me dammit!

  • Robert Longdon


  • Bill Gates`

    Serious Ventura County Sheriffs are worse! Believe me! They overabused their power over the people yet they are not yet exposed by the public or the DOJ.

  • DP

    I’m glad they were caught. Just remember that cops are also people, with the same flaws, issues and problems as those they arrest and ticket. They are subject to the same bad judgment choises we all make. But because they are held to a higher standard, when they are caught their punishment should be more severe.

  • Scott M

    Want to know what a joke the LAPD is?

    My brother graduated as valedictorian (sp) of his highschool, got a 1580 on his SAT, and graduated from Berkely and he didn’t make it past the first testing round.

    Were they scared they might hire someone who would tell his boss how to do his job?

    • John Q.

      sounds like he’s a nerd…..I don’t think police officer and nerds are good fits.

    • no whiners

      I bet it wasn’t your brother, it was YOU. And admit it, you can’t get a job in the private sector and law enforcement is your last hope. LAPD doesn’t want people like you. Go try out for the fire department or something.

      • Striker

        Reminds me of the Devonshire detective who murdered someone several years and recently was arrested for it. She posted a 1500 on her SAT’s and wasn’t smart enough to get away with her crime, looking for under 800

  • Bad Habit

    When I worked for the (corrupt) Ventura County Sheriff’s Department in the 90’s, this was an annual event that officers bet on. With lights and sirens going, could you do it faster than last years patrol car run. You had to bring back an item that proved you made it to Vegas.

    It was done while on duty and the other officers would cover your patrol area during the “race”. It was an event I refused to participate in and was ostracized by my *fellow* officers because of it and it became the primary reason I left the department. I was never excepted as “one of the guys” and found myself being given all of the worst duties by my Sergent because of it. After 8 years of no one watching my back I had to leave for my own safety.

    • Liar


    • britney spears

      omg “bad” im sorry u had to go through that :( thats just unbelievable makes me think horrible things about cops that involve hot pokers XD

  • Martin B

    I am so glad I left Glendale. This is California’s toilet bowl. The cops, the people, the politics. Its a cesspool of crime and corruption.

    • britney spears

      id say Reseda is more of a cesspool then the Armenians in Glendale

    • Jewel City

      Glendale is really nice. I am glad someone with your attitude is no longer there.

      • I like Portos

        When where there Nazis in Glendale? There used to be a lot of Cubans back in the 70’s and 80’s, now its nothing but fraud commiting armenians. At least the Cubans left Portos.

      • Jewel City

        And it used to full of Nazis. It’s still a great city.

      • robz

        I was born and raised in Glendale, it sucks now, Glendale is not a nice city, its corrupt and full of Armenian Power… come on Jewel City

      • Greg the Jedi

        Actually, certain parts of the city of Glendale are extremely beautiful and picturesque…post card worthy in fact.

        BUT,the fact of the matter is that certain citizens and drivers treat the city like a huge trashcan. I lived in Glendale for 8 years from 1999-2007 and I never saw a more rude and disrespectful group of people in my life. I lived near the DMV , but saw cars running stop signs and red lights everyday.

        And, trash on every corner..literally in front of million dollar homes on Kenneth Ave. Some people don’t seem to take any pride in where they live. Speed limits are never a factor in Glendale. I saw many times a 30 mph speed zone and cars literally racing 65 mph down very tight residential streets. Shameful.

      • Jewel City

        Correction: Crescenta Valley Park used to be called Hindenburg Park.

      • Jewel City

        Look up the history of North Glendale/the Crescenta Valley. It was THE center of the North American German Bund. Two Strike Park used to be called Hindenburg Park.

        And in the 80’s, there was a Nazi rally or two in Glendale.

  • Mrviking

    Just goes to show you that there is corruption in any field. There should be longer psychological evaluations for new candidates entering the police force. Just because you wear the uniform, doesn’t give you a free pass and free will. All 3 fired police officers (Now X policemen) should not be allowed to pursue any law-enforcement career

  • Graham Mackie

    Dumb ass

  • Really

    Being upset and wanting justice served is one thing. Wishing death on others is another. Are you really that horrible of a human being?

  • Martin B

    Your name alone spurs images of idiocy. Don’t bring race into it. Its the environment that was created and allowed to fester not the individual. Police are a necessary evil but are required to follow strict guidelines. It is also the peoples responsibility for knowing laws so they don’t get taken advantage of.

  • glow

    …..Maybe they were chasing a suspect……………….

  • Phiilip

    Bad Habit…yes indeed. It HAS been done. In fact, I know personally. I saw the fresh polaroids. In those days, people could keep their mouths shut and while I do not agree with it, nobody got hurt. These days are different….

  • deeen

    After all said and done…who will you call when you in trouble…THE POLICE.

  • Phiilip

    forgot to add…Elvis was playing at The International (now HILTON). This is nothing new…

  • Mrviking

    You can probably get away with once, maybe twice, but eventually karma (corruption) will catch up to you… just ask Bernie Madoff, Frank McCourt, O.J Simpson, Exxon accounting, Phil Spector, Scott Peterson, etc ( should I go on?) All serving long prison terms… Have a nice day

  • upyours

    Isn’t this where that jerkwad obscenely overpaid chief in the corrupted city of Bell came from? Cops are no different than any other street thug wearing their colors.

  • Chris Maceiko


  • Bern Miller

    Glendale is very corrupt.. Very… I know for a fact it is…

  • max

    This reminds me of the movie Super Bad

  • Officer innocent

    Take them off thee payroll for a few days and then bring them back as an insult to the taxpayers of Glendale.
    How dare you accuse a police officer of a crime. You should be shot and were just the ones to do it don’t mess with the Glendale PD>

    • Loreen L

      Lame-o weenie wrangler. O I, you are the O G. Original goober. Wha wha. Go cry your self to sleep on your gigantic pillow

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