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FBI, Pasadena Police Release Picture, Video of Suspect in Cheesecake Factory Explosive Device Incident

Pasadena Police Detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents hope a video recording of the man who is suspected of having committed the Cheesecake Factory explosion, and a reward of up to $20,000, will prompt witnesses to come forward with the suspect’s identification. On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at about 6:00 p.m., Pasadena Police Officers and Fire Department personnel responded to a call of an explosion at…

Pasadena Police Release Sketch of Double Homicide Suspect

Composite sketch of one suspect, provided by Pasadena police Pasadena police released a sketch Thursday of one of four suspects wanted in connection with the…

Suspect Drives Off, Nearly Dragging Police Officer Along Pavement

© OpenStreetMap contributors A Pasadena Police Sergeant is lucky not to have been seriously injured in an incident earlier this week during which he was nearly dragged along a Hastings Ranch street by a car that accelerated and sped away. Pasadena Police Lt. Pete Hettema said the officer was responding…

Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Recent Critical Incidents

Editor’s Note: In this report, Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez reviews noteworthy incidents which occurred or were concluded in recent weeks in Pasadena. Critical…

Police Say Detectives Making Progress in Double Homicide Case, Still Need Public’s Help

Police shown at the scene of the shooting on January 6, 2016 Pasadena police today released information about a January double homicide incident which they said appears to have resulted from a gang feud, and have asked again for the public’s help to solve the crimes. On Saturday, January 6,…

Attacker Knifes Two Men, Reportedly Because They Are Homeless

© OpenStreetMap contributors A Pasadena man was arrested Saturday night near the intersection of North Lake Avenue and East Villa Street after he allegedly attacked…

Don’t Test Your Luck this St. Patrick’s Day: RAD and Local Businesses Remind You to Drive Sober

This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Rethinking Alcohol and Other Drugs (RAD) is partnering up with local businesses in the San Gabriel Valley on a Public Awareness Campaign to help prevent drunk driving and remind bar and restaurant patrons to plan ahead for a safe St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday is…

Apparently Suicidal, Armed Woman Holds Police at Bay for 90 Minutes Before Being Taken into Custody

A large number of police officers confronted the apparently suicidal woman outside police headquarters on Thursday, March 16, 2017 for an hour and a half…

Pasadena Unified School Locked Down Wednesday Morning After Bomb Threat

© OpenStreetMap contributors Pasadena Unified’s Jackson Elementary School in Altadena was temporarily locked down Wednesday morning after a school employee received a 9:51 a.m. call from an unknown man threatening to blow up the school. The suspect did not say at what time in which the incident was to occur,…

Pedestrian Seriously Hurt in Collision Tuesday Morning

© OpenStreetMap contributors A middle-aged woman sustained serious injuries in a pedestrian-vehicle collision Tuesday morning on East Walnut Street in the area of North Fair Oaks Avenue, and remains under close watch in a local hospital. Pasadena Police Lt. Pete Hettema, Watch Commander, said they haven’t identified the victim but officers are in the hospital to monitor her condition and find out who she is. “She’s still in the hospital and her condition is pretty serious,” Hettema said. “We don’t even who she is yet. She’s a middle aged female white, appears she could be a transient, but we don’t…

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