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Pasadena Police Beef Up Patrols in Response to Recent Violence

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 11:20 am

The Pasadena Police Department is increasing patrols over the next few weeks in response to a violent weekend that included a fatal stabbing and two shootings, officials said. The public can expect to see a “noticeable increase” in officers out on the streets,... More »


Gunfire Rings Out in Pasadena Neighborhood, No Victims Found

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 8:33 am

Police investigated gunfire heard by officers and witnesses in a residential neighborhood in Pasadena early Sunday, but ultimately found no victims or suspects, officials said. Officers were patrolling in the area of Raymond Avenue and Hammond Street when they... More »


Man Sought in Attack, Rape in Pasadena

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 8:07 am

Police were seeking a man who beat and raped a woman at a Pasadena apartment complex on Sunday evening, authorities said. The attack took place about 7:45 p.m. in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema said. A wom... More »


Unserialized ‘Ghost Guns’ a Growing Concern in Pasadena

Sunday, September 13, 2020 | 9:24 am

Police have noted encountering a rising number of guns on the streets of Pasadena this year, and a growing proportion of them have been unserialized, unregistered firearms commonly known as “ghost guns,” which can be easily and cheaply obtained without a backg... More »


Man Brandishing Gun in Pasadena Arrested Without Incident

Saturday, September 12, 2020 | 12:05 pm

A man who was seen brandishing a gun at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena on Saturday was taken into custody without a struggle after complying with orders of responding police officers to drop the weapon and surrender, officials said. The tense encounter unfolde... More »


Shooting Triggers Car Crash in Pasadena; No Victims Found

Saturday, September 12, 2020 | 10:30 am

A car smashed into another parked car and a block wall after coming under gunfire in Pasadena early Saturday, police said. Two occupants of the car were seen running from the wreck and no victims were found in the area or at local hospitals following the shoot... More »