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“Dine-and-Dash Dater” Pleads Not Guilty to Two Remaining Charges, Both Misdemeanors

Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, 45, who is accused of dining then dashing without paying various Pasadena restaurants, leaving his dates to foot the checks, pleaded not guilty Monday to misdemeanor counts of petty theft and defrauding a restaurant owner. Today was the second arraignment on the charges he was held to answer for at the preliminary hearing, plus he entered a plea on the added misdemeanor…

Police: Have You Seen This Man?

Pasadena Police again released photos of a suspect who entered a business on the 600 block of S. Lake Avenue, allegedly concealed several items in…

Caltrans to Fully Close Eastbound I-210 (Foothill Freeway) in Pasadena for Sign Installation

© OpenStreetMap contributors The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to fully close a segment of the eastbound I-210 (Foothill Freeway) on Monday, September 24 at 11:55 p.m. until 5 a.m. September 25 for an overhead sign installation near Mountain St. off-ramp in Pasadena. Motorists traveling on eastbound I-210 will…

Pasadena, Rose Bowl Merchant Pleads Guilty for Failing to Report $3.7 Million in Income to the Internal Revenue Service

A Downey man who operates second-hand clothing business in Pasadena and sold merchandise at Rose Bowl swap meets pleaded guilty last Friday to failing to…

Home Struck By Gunfire in Early Morning Incident

© OpenStreetMap contributors Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 300 block of Linda Rosa Avenue in Pasadena. The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, around 2 am. Pasadena Police Lieutenant Pete Hettema said that a resident victim heard four to five gunshots in…

In the Pasadena Courthouse This Week

This week, three high-profile Pasadena criminal cases will move forward in the Pasadena Courthouse of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Here’s an update and…

Judge Dismisses 10 Felony Charges Filed Against “Dine-and-Dash” Dater, Lets Misdemeanors Stand

A judge in the Superior Court in Pasadena has dismissed 10 felony charges against a man who has been tagged as a “Dine-and-Dash Dater” after allegedly walking out on restaurant bills in the Southland while dating various women. Judge Darrell Mavis let stand two misdemeanors, petty theft and defrauding an…

Ex-Pasadena Police Lieutenant Set to Accept Plea Deal Today in Federal Gun Dealing Case; 2nd Officer Remains Under Investigation

A longtime Pasadena police officer who rose to the rank of lieutenant during his 22-year career is scheduled to be in court Thursday to formally…

Talc Supplier Opts Out of Jury Decision, Decides to Settle in Pasadena Johnson & Johnson Trial

A company that supplies talc to Johnson and Johnson has agreed to settle its part of a California woman’s lawsuit unfolding in the Pasadena Courthouse this week. The suit blames both companies for causing her mesothelioma, a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue (the mesothelium)…

Officer Injured as He Pursues Armed Suspect Who Allegedly Threatened Diners

A Pasadena police officer was injured as he tried to arrest a man who had threatened to hurt customers at a local restaurant Sunday. The officer had responded to a call about a man threatening to stab customers with a pencil at Plate 38, a restaurant in the 2300 block of East Colorado Blvd. When he arrived at the restaurant, the officer saw a man sitting in the patio area, according to Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema. Asked if he had a weapon, the man said he had a knife in his waistband and showed it to the officer. As…

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