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Pasadena Police DUI Enforcement Team Will Deploy This Weekend

Officers from the Pasadena Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy this Friday, March 31, 2017, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints…

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,…

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 January 6, 2017 shooting deaths of two men and the wounding of two other people that occurred in the 100 block of West Claremont Street.…

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…

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 Incidents: On October 13, 2016, Michael Diggs went into the CVS Pharmacy in the 700 block of South Arroyo Parkway and removed items valued at $31.49.…

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…

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 and knifed two men “because they are homeless.” According to authorities, police had been called to the scene at 8:34 p.m., responding to reports of…

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…

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 before she was incapacitated and taken into custody for psychological evaluation. A day after local media focused on a City report about suicides in Pasadena,…

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, nor provide any details regarding the description of the device, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. The suspect also did not provide any details regarding where the device was located. Sheriff’s deputies conducted a search of the school, along with the assistance of four bomb-sniffing dogs and…

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