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Distraction Residential Burglary Alert

Friday, November 16, 2012 | 3:40 pm

Our neighboring cities have had some recent residential burglaries where the suspects posed as Southern California Edison workers. The first suspect distracted the victim to the rear yard explaining about some type of work that has to be done, while the second... More »


Man Shot in Hand

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 7:24 am

The Pasadena Police Department received reports of multiple gunshots in the area of Sunset Ave. and Washington Blvd. on Wednesday afternoon at about 5:30 p.m. Officers responded to the area and located witnesses who reported seeing suspects near the intersecti... More »


Sketch of Assailant in Recent Sexual Assault

Monday, October 22, 2012 | 3:10 pm

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 just before midnight the female victim left a night club in Old Pasadena. The victim walked down a nearby alley where the suspect made contact with her and under threat took her to a darkened, secluded parking area further down th... More »


Police Seeking Witnesses to Pasadena Sexual Assault

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 9:52 am

On October 13, 2012 at approximately 11:30 p.m., an adult female was sexually assaulted after leaving a restaurant/bar in the area of Colorado Boulevard and Holly Street. The victim was walking alone when she was approached from behind by the suspect and forci... More »


Pasadena Police Recap Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, October 8, 2012 | 5:52 am

On September 28 at about 2:30 p.m., The Pasadena Police Department responded to a protest at a financial institution in the 100 block of North Lake Avenue. On arrival, officers discovered 80 protestors who were waving signs and yelling chants. The protestors l... More »


South Pasadena Police Report Case of “Child Annoyance”

Friday, October 5, 2012 | 3:40 pm

On Friday, October 5th, at about 8:30 am, a 16 year-old female high school student was walking to a friend’s residence in the area of the South Pasadena Library when she was approached by a male Hispanic adult who complemented her on her clothing (the student ... More »


Officials Warn of Fire, Heat Dangers

Monday, October 1, 2012 | 9:13 am

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook warning for the greater part of today through Tuesday, October 2. According to the report, the combination of locally breezy conditions, hot temperatures, very low humidities, and very dry fue... More »


Weekly Message from Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez

Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 10:54 am

The following is excerpted from “Touching Base: A Message From the Chief,” by Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez, as he reviews recent community involvement and actions by officers and employees of the Pasadena Police Dept. It was published September ... More »


American Red Cross Releases Earthquake App Today

Monday, September 24, 2012 | 11:34 am

The American Red Cross is launching its official Earthquake App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit earthquake prone areas on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. This free app-–available in English or Spanish-–is ... More »


Labor Day Closures, Reminders Announced

Thursday, August 23, 2012 | 1:40 pm

Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. The City Council not meet on either Monday, Aug. 27 or Sept. 3, but will resume its regular meeting schedule... More »