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Are You Prepared For The Next Big One?

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | 10:10 am

ARE YOU PREPARED: As most of us were awaken very early this morning by a 3.7 and 3.8 magnitude earthquake. This is a good reminder to ask yourself if you are prepared for a larger more devastating earthquake. Please check out for informat... More »


Police Report Suicide at Pasadena Hilton Hotel

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 3:12 pm

[Updated] Pasadena Fire department units responded to the report of an unconscious man at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel in the 100 block of the South Los Robles Avenue at about 2:45 p.m. today and discovered a deceased victim who had been shot. Pasadena Police Lt.... More »


If You See Something…say Something!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 10:40 am

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH WORKS!: On Tuesday afternoon an observant resident notice a vehicle in the area of Auburn and Olive that did not belong in the area. She immediately called the police. When the officers arrive they found one individual getting out of the car... More »


Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Sunday, September 15, 2013 | 3:54 pm

On September 10, Pasadena Police Detectives assigned to the Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU) working with the United States Secret Service arrested an adult Armenian Male for running an elaborate ATM skimming scheme. The suspect’s crime-partner remains at l... More »


Masonic Lodge Honors Pasadena Fire Captain, Police Detectives

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | 8:49 pm

The Pasadena Masonic Center, Wisdom Lodge #202, honored Pasadena Police Detectives Keith Gomez and Grant Curry (retired) and Pasadena Fire Captain Hrayr (Harry) Kurdoghlian for “service beyond the call of duty” during U.S. Constitution and 9/11 ceremony o... More »


August Crime Rate Jumps 23% Over Last Year

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | 6:34 am

The overall crime rate in Pasadena during August  jumped 23 percent over August of last year, the Pasadena Police Department said in a monthly crime statistical report released last week. Police figures show an increase in the number of crimes in August this ... More »


Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Sunday, September 8, 2013 | 5:37 pm

On August 29, Pasadena Police Detectives assigned to the Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU) participated in “Operation Thumbs Down,” along with law enforcement personnel from the US Marshalls, California Department of Corrections, and oth... More »


Youth Slashed, Refuses to ID Attackers

Friday, September 6, 2013 | 6:09 am

A 17-year-old boy received a two inch slash from assailants late Thursday night but refused to help police identify or apprehend his attackers, Pasadena Police Lt. Jason Clawson said. Officers responding to call to check on the welfare of an individual when th... More »


Crime Alert: Elderly Citizens Targeted By “Grandparents Scam”

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 | 1:10 pm

One of the latest trends Pasadena and the surrounding communities have been experiencing lately is called the “Grandparent’s Scam” also known as the “Emergency scam.” In the typical scenario, a grandparent receives a phone call from a scammer claimin... More »


Los Angeles County Sheriff Asked to Limit Early Inmate Releases

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 | 9:19 am

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich asked the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to limit the early release of jail inmates convicted for violence and sex crimes. “The county needs options that result in [serious and violent offenders] ser... More »


Armed Robbers Tie Up Employees, Take Large Sum From El Cholo Restaurant

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | 7:59 am

A pair of armed, masked robbers burst into El Cholo Restaurant in Paseo Colorado Monday night after closing time and made off with a “large sum of money,” Pasadena Police Lt. Tom Delgado said. The pair tied up employees, then forced one to open the cash regist... More »