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SoCal Edison Warns Customers to be Aware of New Phone Scams

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 6:16 pm

Southern California Edison said today that it is advising its customers to be aware of a new telephone scam. Suspects are demanding immediate payment for alleged past due electricity bills. Suspects have been calling Southern California Edison customers and te... More »


Pasadena Police Focusing On Child Passenger Safety This Week

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 5:40 am

March 25 through Friday, March 29, 2013, the Pasadena Police Department will be participating along with numerous other law enforcement agencies across the nation in a special enforcement week focusing on child passenger safety. Motor vehicle crashes are the n... More »


Fake 911 Caller in McDade Shooting Due in Court

Friday, March 22, 2013 | 6:05 pm

Oscar Carrillo, the 911 caller who falsely claimed that he was robbed at gunpoint on March 24, 2012, when Pasadena police fatally shot a 19-year-old unarmed backpack theft suspect, is due in court Tuesday to face misdemeanor charges that he lied to emergency d... More »


Police Say Shooting of Unarmed Suspect Was Lawful

Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 6:16 am

The fatal March 24, 2012 shooting of a 19-year-old unarmed backpack theft suspect by two Pasadena police officers was lawful and within departmental policy, according to a statement released by the Pasadena Police Department on Thursday. The Pasadena Police De... More »


Two Burglary Suspects Arrested for La Cañada Flintridge Theft

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 5:23 pm

Two burglary suspects wanted for taking valuables from homes in La Cañada Flintridge were arrested today in Pasadena, a sheriff’s sergeant said. Crescenta Valley station deputies made the arrests while serving a search warrant, but refused to say where in P... More »


Accused Bomb Maker Due in Court Today

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 5:28 am

A preliminary hearing is set for today for Gerardo Cortez, who is accused of making bomb threats against a middle school, a post office and the Pasadena Department of Health. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dept. J of the Pasadena Courthouse, 300 E. W... More »


Maple St. Reopened Following Police Investigation

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 1:40 am

Maple St., between Holliston and Michigan has been reopened from vehicular traffic. Investigators are still working in the area and may have side streets closed down into the evening hours. More »


Friday Shooting Leaves Three Wounded, One Seriously

Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 12:40 am

A Saturday night shooting left three victims wounded, police say, though little other information has yet been released. Authorities say at 8:50 p.m. Pasadena police received reports of gunshots in the 1800 block of Summit Ave. Officers arrived and found two v... More »


Suspects Hunted in Massive Manhunt Arrested

Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 12:10 am

Pasadena police detectives have arrested three suspects in a case which started with a home invasion robbery last Tuesday and led to a Thursday gunfight with Sheriff’s deputies and a subsequent manhunt 9-hour shutdown of a large swath of residential neighborh... More »


Active Police Investigation Summit Btwn Penn And Summit. Avoid Area.

Friday, March 15, 2013 | 11:10 pm

March 15, 2013 at 8:50 p.m. Pasadena Police received reports of gunshots in the 1800 block of Summit Ave. Officers arrived and found two victims, both with non-life threatening wounds. A third victim was transported to the hospital by a rivate party with serio... More »