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South Pasadena Police Chief Says City Prepared for School Emergencies

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 7:50 pm

South Pasadena’s police chief said city officials and the school district are prepared should an event occur in their city similar to the Connecticut elementary school massacre. “With the recently completed Joint Emergency Operations Plan (JEOP), plans and ... More »


District Attorney on McDade Shooting: Police Acted in Self Defense

Monday, December 17, 2012 | 12:54 pm

After an intensive eight month investigation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Justice System Integrity Division, has completed its investigation concerning the officer involved shooting of Kendrec McDade which occurred on March 24, 2012. ... More »


Pasadena Police Garner Grant to Fund DUI Checkpoints

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 6:05 pm

The Pasadena Police Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways. Additional enforcement measures to combat impaired driving are coming, as a result of a recent $181,950 ... More »


All For Holiday Safety, Police and Fire Chiefs Burn a Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 5:53 am

At a Holiday Safety press conference held at the Pasadena Fire Station No. 33 on Tuesday, Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez highlighted holiday dangers and Fire Chief Calvin Wells oversaw the burning of a Christmas tree as the pair offered tips on how to keep... More »


DUI Checkpoint Planned This Weekend

Monday, December 10, 2012 | 7:54 pm

The Pasadena Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, December 14, 2012, at an undisclosed location within the city limits, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a pr... More »


Pasadena Police Recap Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, December 10, 2012 | 5:49 am

On November 27, Pasadena Police officers responded to the 1200 block of Sierra Madre Villa regarding a residential burglary. The suspect(s) took several pieces of antique furniture and left the location prior to our arrival.  On December 1, two subjects (m... More »


Altadena Detectives Investigate Thursday Shooting Attack

Friday, December 7, 2012 | 10:24 pm

Los Angeles County Sheriffs deputies working from the Altadena Station responded to the area of Lincoln Ave. and Harriet St. in Altadena Thursday morning in response to a citizen’s report of shots fired. Minutes after arriving on the scene, the deputies receiv... More »


Distraction Residential Burglary Alert

Friday, November 16, 2012 | 3:40 pm

Our neighboring cities have had some recent residential burglaries where the suspects posed as Southern California Edison workers. The first suspect distracted the victim to the rear yard explaining about some type of work that has to be done, while the second... More »


Man Shot in Hand

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 7:24 am

The Pasadena Police Department received reports of multiple gunshots in the area of Sunset Ave. and Washington Blvd. on Wednesday afternoon at about 5:30 p.m. Officers responded to the area and located witnesses who reported seeing suspects near the intersecti... More »