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Trucker Bail set at $600,000

Monday, July 20, 2009 | 3:43 pm

A superior court judge lowered the bail earlier this morning for a trucker who was involved in a multi-car wreck on Angeles Crest Highway, killing a Palmdale girl and her father, according to sources. Marcos Barbosa Costa’s bail was reduced from about $2.1 m... More »


Pasadena riddled by rape, murder over weekend

Monday, July 20, 2009 | 9:57 am

A 29-year-old woman was apparently sexually assaulted over the weekend, and a Pasadena man succumbed to his stab wounds over this past weekend, officials said. Both incidents occurred in addition to the attempted homicide on Saturday. At about 5 a.m. on Saturd... More »


Man Stabbed to Death Outside Chinese Restaurant

Friday, July 17, 2009 | 6:10 am

KTLA News reported this morning that a man in his 20s was fatally stabbed Thursday night about 11 p.m. as he sat in a grassy area in the back lot of the Mandarin Garden restaurant at 701 N. Fair Oaks Ave. The victim staggered to the front of the restaurant and... More »


California Police Chiefs Oppose Prisoners Release

Thursday, July 16, 2009 | 2:33 pm

As many as 20,000 prisoners maybe released if the California state legislature approves cutting about $1.2 billion is funding to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, a move Pasadena Chief of Police Bernard Melekian opposes. “The first... More »


Reynolds Trial Moves Forward

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | 3:54 pm

A man charged with murdering a 16-year-old girl at a local nightclub was set to go to trial in about a year after he appeared in front of Judge Janice Claire Croft at the Pasadena Courthouse on Tuesday. Johnl Dvon Reynolds, accused of murdering Ebony Huel of P... More »


Carjacking Suspect Sought

Monday, July 13, 2009 | 10:07 am

A 17-year-old Fontana resident is in police custody after attempting a carjacking here in Pasadena on Sunday afternoon, according to officials. The attempted carjacking occurred on the 1600 block of Fiske Avenue, when a 56-year-old female Pasadena resident, w... More »


Supermarket Shoplifter Arrested

Thursday, July 9, 2009 | 12:40 pm

A shoplifting turned robbery went bad on Tuesday afternoon at a local supermarket located in the Hastings Ranch Village, Lt. Russ of the Pasadena Police Dept. said. The alleged shoplifting/robbery occurred just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday. A 50-year-old Ontario m... More »


Man sentenced to 17 years on porn, sex charges

Thursday, July 9, 2009 | 12:29 pm

A Pasadena Superior Court judge sentenced a 33-year-old Monrovia man to 17 years in state prison today. The sentencing followed a recent federal grand jury indictment. Judge Janice Clair Croft ordered Gregory Scott Serrano to serve 17 years in a California Sta... More »


Robbery Suspect Sought

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 | 3:09 pm

[Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected. The original report identified the store as a Vons market when in fact it is a Ralphs market.] A shoplifting turned robbery went bad at a local Ralphs market located at 3601 Foothill Blvd., Lt. Russ of the Pasaden... More »


Woman Sentenced for Immigration Fraud

Monday, July 6, 2009 | 2:51 pm

A local judged sentenced a South Pasadena woman three years in prison today for committing immigration fraud, according to court officials. In a bench trial ruling, Pasadena Superior Court Judge Janice Croft announced the sentencing this morning for Aileen Sev... More »


Gunshots Fired Into Home

Sunday, July 5, 2009 | 9:46 am

On a night when it is difficult to discern between fireworks and gunshots, officers responded to a tip of shots fired early this morning near the 1300 block of El Sereno Avenue near Washington Boulevard, only to discover bullet casings just outside a house, ac... More »


Transient Assaulted at Encampment

Sunday, July 5, 2009 | 9:22 am

A 31-year-old Pasadena resident was arrested for allegedly striking another man with a large stick shortly after 5 a.m. this morning, it was reported. The suspect was identified as Gabriel Arroyo. According to Lt. Chris Russ of the Pasadena Police Department, ... More »