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Missing Women Located

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 10:10 am

Pasadena – On Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 7:00 am Bonny Gibson, Female White 86 was located. She is in good health and has been returned home. Police thank the community for their assistance. More »


Police, Firefighters Rescue 3 From House Fire

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | 6:18 am

A Pasadena police officer suffered smoke inhalation helping to rescue three from a burning home fire in the 700 block of Palisade Street shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, Pasadena Fire Dept. sources report. Fire units responding to the blaze received repo... More »


Cat Dies in Caltech Apartment Fire

Friday, June 29, 2012 | 4:58 am

Pasadena Fire units responded to a reported apartment fire in the 1000 block of East Villa Street on Thursday night to find a Caltech-owned apartment building on fire, Fire Dept. spokesperson Lisa Derderian said this morning. The heavy smoke and fire were conf... More »


Man Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries Following Shooting

Saturday, June 16, 2012 | 1:53 pm

On June 16, 2012 at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Pasadena Police Department received 911 calls of shots fired and a person injured in the 800 block of Summit Avenue. Upon the officers’ arrival, they discovered an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds. Pasa... More »


Pasadena Police Improves Access To Public Information

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 5:40 pm

The Pasadena Police Department is increasing its public information efforts by providing more crime statistic information on its website and the radio frequency codes for the public to listen to radio calls for service. On Thursday, June 14 the Pasadena Police... More »


So Pas Death Investigation Update: Suspect In Custody

Friday, June 1, 2012 | 9:10 am

Benjamin Johnson, a 20 year-old Downey resident, was arrested early Wednesday morning for the theft of Miguel Santamaria’s car, dog and other property. Santamaria was found dead on May 21 in his apartment in the 1600 block of Amberwood Dr. in the City of S... More »


Pasadena Police Helicopter Crew Member Injured During Laser Strike

Friday, May 25, 2012 | 12:26 pm

On Thursday, May 24th, at approximately 9:30 a.m., a Pasadena Police Officer was injured by a laser strike while flying over the City of San Gabriel. The helicopter crew was not wearing their protective eyewear at the time of the attack; however, they identifi... More »


Pasadena Police Report Death at Assisted Living Facility

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 1:50 pm

On Monday, May 7, 2012 at approximately 5:48 p.m., Pasadena Police Officers were conducting an investigation at the Pasadena Residential Care Center, 1400 block of North Garfield Avenue, when an employee approached and asked for assistance regarding a patient ... More »


PPD Arrests Student For Possession of Replica Handgun On Campus

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 4:46 pm

On Tuesday, May 01, 2012, Pasadena Police Officers responded to John Muir High School regarding a report of a student with a gun. A teacher’s aid notified school security that she saw a male student with a gun in his waistband. The police were immediately ca... More »


Two Suspects in Custody for Attempt to Scam Senior Citizens

Monday, April 23, 2012 | 1:40 pm

On Friday 04/20/2012, an alert store employee in the 900 blk of Fair Oaks contacted police when she saw two men who appeared to be harassing an elderly woman. SPPD Officer’s determined that the suspects were in the middle of a “Pigeon Drop” scheme, know... More »


Body Found Burning on Altadena Sidewalk

Monday, April 16, 2012 | 7:18 am

A dead body was found burning on an Altadena sidewalk Sunday at around dawn. Authorities have yet to identify the body or announce the cause of death. A passerby was reported to have spotted something burning on the sidewalk in the 2600 block of North Windsor ... More »