Public Safety
Halloween Safety Tips from the Pasadena Fire Department

Many hallmarks of Halloween – lit Jack o’ Lanterns, candle decorations and billowing costumes – pose fire hazards. As children and families select costumes and decorate their homes, the Pasadena Fire Department encourages everyone to implement simple safety precautions to ensure that this year’s festivities are fun and fire-free. Halloween is one of the top five days of the year when candles are used, and…

Charred Body Found on Mt. Wilson Near Wildfire

Authorities are still trying to identify a charred male body found Wednesday night on Mt. Wilson as firefighters continue to attempt to control a smoldering…

A Quick Guide to the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

“It’s not a matter of if, but when we have an earthquake. It’s going to happen and unfortunately, people get complacent. The more you practice and train the better off you’ll be when the situation occurs,” said Pasadena Fire Department Spokeswoman and Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Coordinator Lisa Derderian.…

ACLU Urges City, Police to Terminate Relationship with Social Media Monitor Spokeo

[Updated]  The ACLU of Southern California yesterday urged the Pasadena Police Department to end its relationship with Spokeo, Inc., a Pasadena-headquartered “people search” company which…

Fire Department Report Concludes Though No Seismic Retrofits Needed, Six of Eight City Fire Stations Do Not Meet Current Building Codes

Six of the Pasadena Fire Department’s eight fire stations in the City do not conform with current California building codes, a preliminary report by the fire department shows. The report is agendized to be presented to the City Council’s Public Safety Committee when it meets Wednesday after a series of…

Pasadena Police Arrest Bank Robber Wanted by the FBI

Pasadena police officers arrested a 43-year-old male transient on Friday night after it was found he was the subject of an outstanding federal warrant for…

Family Claims Man Killed by Officers was “Ambushed” and “Executed,” Will File Suit Against Pasadena

The attorney for the family of a man shot and killed October 6 by members of a law enforcement task force which included two Pasadena police officers held a press conference outside the Pasadena Police Department headquarters Friday afternoon. Attorney Umberto Guizar said that he intended to file a federal…

Judge: Lawsuit Filed by Man Who Lost Tip of Finger at Beyonce Rose Bowl Concert Will Go to Trial

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that a case filed by a husband and wife in 2015 against the City of Pasadena, the…

Shortly Before PCC Suicide Incident, Woman Jumps from Colorado Street Bridge

OpenStreetMap contributors Police are investigating an apparent suicide after the body of a woman in her mid-30s was found Wednesday beneath the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena. Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said they received a call at about 11:40 a.m. about a worker in the 100 block of North…

Coroner’s Office Identifies Pasadena Shooting Suspect Killed By Police

The white Toyota Camry in which Hurtado was shot shown at the scene of the officer-involved shooting at Encanto Park in Duarte on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Image: RMG News A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office today identified the Pasadena shooting suspect killed by law enforcement officers in Duarte last Friday as 28-year-old Matthew Jonathan Luis Hurtado. Hurtado died in a hospital near the scene of the officer involved shooting about at 2 p.m. on the day of the incident, according to Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter, of the Los Angeles Coroner’s office. An autopsy is completed but…

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