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Hot, Dry Fire-Dangerous Weather Ahead This Week

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 7:29 am

The Pasadena Fire Dept. is considering increasing staffing as predictions mount for very high fire danger coming this week to the San Gabriel Valley, a spokesperson said Tuesday morning. “Critical fire weather conditions are expected as moderate Santa Ana wind... More »

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Arsonist Sets Fire to a Parked Car

Monday, September 30, 2013 | 4:46 pm

An arsonist set fire to a 2007 Suzuki Forenza parked in the 1300 block of N. Mentor Ave. early Monday. Investigators responded to a report of  a “loud explosion” at 2:40 a.m. and found the burning sedan near the intersection of Mentor and East Washington Boul... More »

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Pasadena Police Hunt Sexual Predator

Monday, September 30, 2013 | 1:40 am

The Pasadena Police Department is seeking the public’s help with the identity of a suspect that accosted a Pasadena woman on Sunday night in the 300 block of South Hudson Ave. The suspect approached the woman as she was walking home alone and attempted to sexu... More »

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Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Sunday, September 29, 2013 | 9:14 pm

On September 19 at about 7:50 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 1200 block of Glen Avenue regarding an attempted murder investigation. On arrival, officers discovered a Male Hispanic, 20 (known gang member), who sustained several stab wounds in t... More »

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Transient Cut in Central Park Dispute Over Sleeping Space Saturday

Sunday, September 29, 2013 | 6:23 am

Pasadena police say two transients fought over a sleeping space in Central Park and one was cut in the neck with a knife about 7:55 p.m. Saturday night. The victim, 45-year-old Robert Alarcon, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of the laceration... More »

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5 Suspects in Drug-Involved Robbery Shooting Set to Face Court Today

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 5:43 am

The five suspects in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Pasadena man on January 15 in a drug-involved robbery are scheduled for preliminary hearings Tuesday morning. Peter Parra, 35, of Pasadena; Kevin Jessie Cabrera, 25, of North Hollywood; Raymond Frank Con... More »

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Two Other Suspects Plead Not Guilty in U.S. Marine Reservist Death

Monday, September 23, 2013 | 4:15 am

Two more suspects in the killing of a U.S. Marine reservist in Old Pasadena in August pleaded not guilty on Friday. Pasadena Superior Court arraigned Jonathan Pierre Aquino, 24, of El Monte and Timothy Coley, 23, of West Covina for alleged assault by means lik... More »

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Kid’s Safety Academy Teaches Youngsters to Stay Safe, Help Others

Monday, September 23, 2013 | 3:56 am

Noubar Karamanoukian said he had been looking for a way to teach his 6-year-old daughter about personal safety, but wasn’t sure how to convey the information. “I contacted the Pasadena Police Department,” he said, “and they told me about this Kid’s S... More »

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Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, September 23, 2013 | 3:55 am

On March 12, three masked suspects committed an armed home invasion robbery in the 1900 block of Arroyo Boulevard. The victims, ages 90, 59, and 56, were held captive while the suspects ransacked their home for over two hours looking for cash. The suspects loc... More »

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Police to Home’s Unaware Occupants: Your House Was Struck by Bullets

Sunday, September 22, 2013 | 6:30 am

Although several neighbors heard and reported shots fired at about 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning near Peoria Street at Summit Ave., the home’s occupants were unaware of the attack until arriving police told them and found the bullet strikes. Pasadena police Lt. Jas... More »