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Stolen Gun Seized, Gang Member Arrested Following Pasadena Traffic Stop

Sunday, October 24, 2021 | 12:34 pm

Police recovered a stolen handgun and arrested an ex-convict and self-described gang member after pulling over a car for a traffic violation in Pasadena on Saturday night, authorities said. An officer stopped a car about 8:50 p.m. along Hammond Street, near Ra... More »

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Shots Fired in Pasadena Residential Neighborhood

Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 11:13 am

No victims or suspects were found after police responded to reports of gunfire in a Pasadena neighborhood on Friday night, officials said. Residents reported hearing five to six shots about 9:10 p.m. at Maple Street and Mar Vista Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. An... More »

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Pedestrian Robbed at Gunpoint in Pasadena

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 10:14 am

A man was robbed at gunpoint in Pasadena Tuesday night as he walked along San Gabriel Boulevard, police said. The crime took place just after 11 p.m. as the victim, described as a man in his 40s, was walking south on a sidewalk, Pasadena police Lt. Sean Dawkin... More »

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Fire Scorches Brush Along 210 Freeway in Pasadena

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 2:30 pm

[UPDATED] Firefighters extinguished flames along the westbound 210 Freeway near Lake Avenue in Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon. The flames ignited about 1:20 p.m. and scorched about half an acre of brush before being declared “knocked down” shortly after 2 p.m. ... More »

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Pasadena Police to Join in National Prescription Take Back Day

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 11:59 am

Pasadena police will be accepting unwanted prescription medications for disposal next week as part of a national campaign led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, authorities said. Expired or unneeded prescription can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and... More »

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City Issues Protocols to Keep Tournament of Roses Events Safe

Monday, October 18, 2021 | 6:30 pm

The city’s health department released to the Tournament of Roses a list of protocols for the Tournament of Roses Jan. 1 events. Last year the parade was canceled for the first time since World War II due to the pandemic, and the annual Rose Bowl Game was moved... More »

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LAPD: Ghost Guns A Nationwide Epidemic

Monday, October 18, 2021 | 11:42 am

The proliferation of ghost guns — some of which can be put together within 30 minutes — has increased “exponentially over the last year” and has become an “epidemic,” according to a Los Angeles Police Department report that will be reviewed by the police commi... More »

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Man Arrested in Connection With 4 Pasadena Arsons, Hammer Attack

Monday, October 18, 2021 | 10:40 am

[UPDATED] Police arrested a Texas man who they say ignited four arson fires along the 210 Freeway corridor in Pasadena, as well as attacked and seriously injured another man with a hammer over the course of two hours on Sunday evening. David William Powell, 40... More »