Pasadena Police Release “Community Brief” Recapping April Law Enforcement Activity

Published : Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 5:47 AM

Pasadena police released the most recent edition of their “Community Brief,” which highlights selected snapshots taken from over 1,000 calls for service the Dept. receives every day.

“This information provides a greater awareness to the Pasadena community regarding the daily occurrences your officers are tasked with,” Lt. Jason Clawson said.

This edition reports on incidents which occurred during April 2019:


April 2, 2019, 2:53 p.m., A 16 year old male told students at a local area high school he was going to bring a gun to school and commit a mass shooting. He also warned them he had a list of targeted victims. He was subsequently arrested for threats and transported to a juvenile Detention Center. A search of his belongings was conducted and no weapons were found.

April 3, 2019, 12:39 a.m., Officers received information about a male adult who was selling methamphetamine out of a hotel. In the early morning hours they saw a person, matching the description of the described drug dealer in the area of the Le Rev Motel on Colorado Blvd. When the subject saw the police unit he quickly walked back into the hotel parking area. Officers walked into the hotel parking area and contacted the subject who had a meth pipe in his hand. This subject was initially arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. He also advised that he was staying in a hotel room with his mother. After contacting the suspect’s mother in the room, she gave consent to a search of the premises. A significant amount of methamphetamine was found in the room, along with other evidence that indicated the methamphetamine was possessed for sales. Officers found a replica handgun (CO2 pellet gun) in the drawer with the drugs. The suspect was arrested for possession of drugs for sales.

April 3, 2019, 3:58 a.m., Officers saw a male adult riding his bicycle through a stop sign without stopping at Garfield Ave. and Villa St. A traffic stop was conducted and during the contact, the bicyclist was found to possess warrants for his arrest. Officers arrested the suspect and searched his backpack, finding a significant amount of methamphetamine. A portion of the methamphetamine was individually packaged indicating it was possessed for the purpose of sales. The suspect was booked into the Pasadena City Jail.

April 7, 2019, 9:17 p.m., Two male adults were in the process of delivering a pizza to the area of Summit Ave. and Painter Street. As the driver got out of his car, a suspect approached him with a handgun and demanded is property. The victim told the suspect he did not have anything. The suspect then approached the male in the car and also demanded his property. This victim did not give anything to the suspect. The suspect told both victims to get out of the vehicle as he stole it, driving westbound on Painter St., out of sight. The first victim recognized the suspect from high school as the suspect was positively identified and later arrested for Carjacking. The suspect possessed a handgun gun during his arrest.

April 11, 2019, 2:37 a.m., An adult male was sleeping in his car to the rear of an apartment complex located in the 300 block of N. Garfield Avenue. He was awakened by a woman who was knocking on his driver side window. The victim got out of the car to talk to the woman, at which time an adult male emerged from the shadows and told the woman to take the victim’s car. The woman got into the driver seat of the victim’s car, and began to drive away. In an effort to keep his car from being stolen, the victim climbed onto the hood. He was subsequently thrown from the vehicle onto the city street. The victim sustained minor injuries during the incident. The male suspect did not get into the stolen vehicle and fled the location on foot. The vehicle was later recovered and a female juvenile and two adult males were taken into custody.

April 11, 2019, 7:47 p.m., While fueling a vehicle at the gas station located at Lake Ave and Washington Blvd., for no apparent reason the female driver obtained fire extinguisher from the wall. She then sprayed the contents of the extinguisher at the pumps. She also used the bottom of the extinguisher to smash several of the gas pump’s digital displays. The damage was estimated at approximately $30,000. The suspect finished pumping gas and left the business in her vehicle. The suspect was captured on cell phone video as well as the business’ camera system. The suspect has since been identified.

April 13, 2019, 1:05 a.m., A hit & run collision occurred at the southeast corner of Fair Oaks Ave. and Villa St. A witness heard the collision and saw a FedEx Freight Liner truck turn east on Villa St. and continue east without stopping. Once the truck cleared the intersection the witness saw a fire hydrant exerting water and a light pole on the ground. The downed light pole had exposed wires and was in close contact with the water. Pasadena Fire, Public Works and Water and Power were called and arrived on scene to investigate.

April 14, 2019 1:00 a.m., Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 1200 block of N. Raymond Ave. On arrival, no victims or suspects were located. Ballistic evidence was located and collected as the investigation continues.

April 16, 2019, 4:27 a.m., Officers responded to a burglary alarm at Bellefontaine and Fair Oaks Ave. Unknown suspect(s) smashed a window and ransacked a pharmacy. The loss included an unknown amount of prescription drugs.

April 20, 2019, 1010 a.m., Officers responded to a stabbing near Morton Ave. and Hammond St. The adult male victim parked his vehicle on Morton Ave, when a dark color SUV pulled over near him. Three male adults then asked him what gang he was from. The victim denied being affiliated with a gang. The three suspects then jumped him and stabbed the victim multiple times in the back. The suspects fled southbound on Morton Ave in their vehicle. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was treated for serious injuries. The investigation continues.

April 20, 2019, 4:55 p.m., An adult female walked away from an ATM machine in the 3400 block of Foothill Blvd., when she was approached by a male adult who demanded her purse. The suspect grabbed a purse from the victim and a struggle ensued. When the victim let go of her purse, the suspect ran southbound on Halstead Ave., out of sight. The victim had minor abrasions on her right forearm. The investigation is on-going.

April 20, 2019, 2:47 a.m., Three male adults approached two males and a female on foot near Raymond Ave. and Union Street. An argument ensued between the two groups which turned into a physical fight. During the altercation three yellow metal necklaces were ripped from the male victims’ necks and the female victim’s wallet was stolen. The suspects ran northbound on Raymond but were not located by arriving officers. No injuries were reported and the investigation continues.

April 22, 2019, 6:43 p.m., Arcadia PD requested Pasadena Police Helicopter assistance in a containment after a vehicle pursuit in Arcadia of residential burglary suspects. As the airship was overhead setting up the containment they saw one of the two suspects enter a car and attempt to
drive out of the area. The airship advised Arcadia ground units and the car was stopped. The suspect fled on foot and was apprehended by an outside agencyK-9 unit. A total of three suspects were ultimately taken into custody.

April 23, 2019, 10:00 p.m., A male adult was exercising in La Pintoresca Park and used the restroom. As he exited, an unknown male was waiting for him immediately outside the door with a knife in his hand. The suspect forced the victim back into the restroom and demanded all his property. All the victim had was his car keys. The suspect demanded the keys and forced the victim at knife point to identify his car. The victim walked the suspect to his car as the suspect entered and drove away. The Pasadena Police Helicopter monitored the crime broadcast and description of the victim’s car. The helicopter located the car as it drove north on El Sereno Ave. The suspect parked the car in the 2200 block of El Sereno Ave and ran down a driveway. A containment was established and the suspect was arrested for carjacking. The victim was uninjured.

April 24, 2019, 10:41 p.m., Witnesses observed four suspects get out of a vehicle and jump into a yard in the 3500 block of Shadow Grove Rd. Responding officers located the vehicle with one occupant and it fled at a high rate of speed, narrowly missing an officer. The car crashed several blocks away and the driver ran into adjacent yards. Containments were set up near the collision scene at Rim Road and Calderwood Ln. as well as the possible burglary scene on Shadow Grove. Three suspects were located within the perimeter on Shadow Grove and taken into custody. Some of those suspects were in possession of stolen items from a burglary. A search was conducted within the containment near the collision scene with K9 units, however no additional suspects were located within that perimeter. Shortly after that search concluded, an officer located the outstanding suspect at the Boy Scout facility on Sierra Madre Villa Ave., just west of the containment area and took him into custody. The Pasadena Fire Department’s Everbridge system was used to notify local neighbors of the police activity. Field Elementary School, adjacent to the containment area was placed on lockdown for approximately two hours until the search of the area was concluded. Three male juveniles and one male adult were arrested for residential burglary.

April 26, 2019, 2:22 a.m., Officers responded to the 3100 block of Shirley Ct. regarding a fight call. A male adult was found by officers detaining another male adult in the street. It was determined that the suspect attempted to steal items from the victim’s vehicle. As the victim held the suspect down, the suspect kicked and elbowed the victim on his face and torso causing visible injuries. The investigation revealed that the suspect burglarized another vehicle and committed a vehicle theft of an unlocked vehicle on down the street. The suspect was in possession of burglary tools and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to County Jail. The victim was treated at the scene for his injuries.

April 26, 2019, 2:03 a.m., Officers responded to reports of shots heard in the area of Orange Grove Bl. & Summit Ave. Upon their arrival, they found a male adult laying on the southwest corner of Orange Grove Bl. and Summit Ave with a gunshot wound to his leg. There was no suspect information and the victim is uncooperative with the investigation.

April 26, 2019, 11:35 a.m., A male adult gardener was throwing out trash at a residence in the 800 block of south Marengo Ave. when he saw a male close the driver’s door of his pickup truck. This person was also holding a firearm in his hand. The victim was in fear and did not approach the suspect. The suspect walked away with the gun in his hand. The victim saw three additional suspects jump into the backseat of the suspect vehicle which was parked beside the victim’s truck. The suspects took the victim’s gardening equipment from the bed and backseat of his truck. The suspects fled the area in a White Ford F150 or F250 truck, Arizona plates, 4 door with tinted windows. The victim was not injured.

April 27, 2019, 6:50 p.m., A male adult entered Macy’s at the 400 block of south Lake Ave. and went to a jewelry counter. After looking at a few items, the suspect asked to see a $7000 gold necklace. As the suspect was talking to the clerk, a security guard recognized the suspect from a previous theft. The clerk took the necklace from the display and handed it to the suspect. The suspect attempted to leave the store without paying for the necklace. Macy’s security confronted the suspect and asked for the necklace. The suspect reached into his backpack, and displayed a
silver handgun. Officers arrived on scene and set up a perimeter around the location. Officers located the suspect on Hudson Ave, north of California Blvd. He was arrested without incident. The simulated handgun and necklace were recovered.

April 27, 2019, 10:06 p.m., Three male adults exited the liquor store in the 2000 block of N. Los Robles Ave. Once they got out of the store, there were multiple gunshots heard. The investigation provided information that one of the three subjects fired a handgun in a westbound direction. Ballistic evidence was located indicating there was more than one shooter. It appeared that another shooter(s) was on the west side of Los Robles firing at the three individuals that exited the liquor store. Local hospitals were checked for gunshot victims, which met with negative results. The investigation continues.

April 28, 2019, 4:11 p.m., Officers were investigating a hit-and-run collision on Lincoln Ave., north of 210 West off-ramp. A vehicle suddenly exited the freeway at a high rate of speed and drove onto the dividing island on Lincoln Ave. While traveling north, it collided into a parked vehicle and then collided into the rear of a police unit. A DUI investigation was conducted on the driver who was found to be driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The suspect was arrested and neither the suspect nor officers were injured.

April 30, 2019, 8:40 p.m., A male adult was laying on his bed in the 1600 block of north Raymond Ave. when other males entered the victim’s room and stabbed him with a knife. They demanded his cell phone and slashed him across his front torso. The victim yelled out after being cut and an associate chased the suspects out of the home. The victim followed the suspects outside where he heard gunfire and hid behind a car. When the victim returned home, he saw a female threatening his associate in the front yard with a knife. This suspect stabbed at the associate, causing a minor injury. The female suspect ran from the location south on Raymond Ave. and out of sight. The investigation is ongoing.

April 30, 2019, 9:53 p.m., A male juvenile was walking home in the area of Howard St. & El Molino Ave. when he saw two subjects exit a car and walk up to him. Suspect #1 identified himself as a member of a local gang, pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the back. As the victim ran from the scene, he looked back and saw both suspects enter the car and drive away. The victim was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles and was treated for a moderate injury. The investigation is ongoing.

May 1, 2019, 12:18 a.m., A male adult was taken to a local area hospital by a friend after he claimed he was shot at the corner of Raymond Ave and Howard St. The victim was sedated while he was being treated for a gunshot wound and unable to provide officers with a statement. His friend said they were standing at the corner of Raymond Ave and Howard St when a car pulled up to them and began firing. She was unable to describe the car and only said the occupants were males. She said that the suspects drove away and she flagged down a passerby who stopped and drove them to the hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

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