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Officer Injured Saving Child from Drug Suspect

Friday, August 16, 2013 | 5:17 am

A Pasadena police officer was injured in the hand saving a 3-year-old child from a suspect allegedly on drugs after the suspect screamed “Shoot me. Shoot me” and ran from responding police Thursday. The incident began at 10:51 a.m. when a woman called poli... More »


Schools Open, Pasadena Police Offer Back To School Safety Tips

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 3:40 pm

The Pasadena Police Dept. is reminding Pasadena drivers to watch carefully for schoolchildren walking and riding bikes to school as the Pasadena Unified School District returns to session. Here are some safety tips: Back to School Safety Tips: As our children ... More »


Man Accosted, Struck by Armed Robber in Public Restroom

Monday, August 12, 2013 | 6:50 am

Police say a 62-year-old man who had stopped to use the restroom in Washington Park Sunday morning was confronted by a robber armed with a handgun who demanded money and struck the victim in the head with the butt of the gun. The victim managed to escape and c... More »


Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Sunday, August 11, 2013 | 2:41 pm

On August 2 at about 7:30 a.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to a report of road rage on Colorado Boulevard. One of the involved parties reported that the aggressive party displayed a handgun. PPD officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traf... More »


Wednesday Car Accident Injures 3

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 6:21 am

A car turning left slammed into a second car which was trying pass it in a two-vehicle crash in the 1500 block of N. Raymond Ave. on Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m., police say. One victim required extrication by responding firefighters, Pasadena Fire Dept. s... More »


Police Chief Credits Training for Decline in Use of Force

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 5:28 am

Pasadena Police Department officers are using force less frequently and receiving fewer complaints in 2013 than in previous years, Chief Phillip Sanchez told the Public Safety Committee at a special meeting Wednesday. The committee recently asked Sanchez to pr... More »


Jackie Robinson Statue Vandalized with Swastikas, Racial Slurs

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 5:03 am

A statue of Jackie Robinson outside a Coney Island, New York baseball stadium was vandalized with swastikas and racial remarks by unknown vandals Tuesday night. The remarks included “Heil Hitler” and the N-word written with a black marker, an MCU Park manager ... More »


Pasadena’s First Responders Train for School Shooting

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 4:48 am

Shots were fired, students ran screaming and victims were carried out of Washington Middle School during a mock exercise to train first responders what to do should a shooting rampage ever occur in the Pasadena Unified School District. This week the Pasadena P... More »


Pasadena Fire Department to Hold Lessons on Hands-On Emergency Response

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 5:09 pm

Pasadena Fire Department will hold on Saturday, August 10 at 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. its final day of the CERT 24-hour course which teaches more than 25 Pasadena residents and City employees emergency response. “Disasters can strike at any time. In a disaster, ... More »


Altadena Search and Rescue Finds 5 Lost Men in Eaton Canyon

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 6:26 am

Altadena Search and Rescue team found five young adult males who got lost while attempting to hike to the second waterfall in Power Line Trail – Eaton Canyon, Angeles National Forest on August 5 at 9:00 p.m. Altadena deputies were notified by concerned family... More »


Trio Arrested in Case of Marine Killed Monday Night

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 4:39 am

Pasadena police have arrested three suspects in the case of a Marine Reservist who was killed in a bar fight Monday in Old Pasadena. Joshua Martinez, 25, of Los Angeles, was hit once during an altercation outside Barneys Beanery in the 100 block of E. Colorado... More »