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Military Veterans May Be Susceptible to Targeted Scams

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 12:03 pm

Thieves have their sights on military veterans by trying to dupe them on the day that pays tribute to them. Crooks try to take advantage of former servicemen and women on Veterans Day by touting special offers or dubious investment advice. They pose as a repre... More »


Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Bust, Seizure of ‘Ghost Gun’ in Pasadena

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 8:39 am

Police seized a “large amount” of methamphetamine, as well as an unserialized ‘ghost gun,’ following what began as a traffic stop in Pasadena on Thursday night, officials said. Officers pulled over a car for a traffic violation about 9:30 p.m. at Del Bar Boule... More »


PWP Renews Warning About Impersonator Scams

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 1:57 pm

? Reports of con artists trying to rip off Pasadena residents by posing as representatives of Pasadena Water and Power continue, prompting city officials to renew their warning about the scam. The utility announced that new incidents of PWP impersonators tryin... More »


Force Used in Less Than 1 Percent of Arrests This Year

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 8:49 am

So far this year, Pasadena police officers used force in 23 of 3,298 arrests made during 81,090 calls for service, according to statistics released by Pasadena Police Chief John Perez. All told, police used force in less than one percent of the arrests made, o... More »


Two Shot At La Pintoresca Park on Monday Night

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 9:44 pm

A man and woman were shot when a barrage of gunfire erupted at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena late Monday, authorities said. The incident took place about 7:50 p.m. at the park, where a memorial to 32-year-old Anthony McClain has been set up since he was kille... More »


Wanted Suspect Wearing Wig, Silicone Mask Arrested in Pasadena

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 6:29 pm

Despite wearing a wig and a silicone mask in an effort to disguise his identity, a tip led police in Pasadena to arrest a wanted man they had been seeking on Monday afternoon, officials said. Officers were notified about 3:45 p.m. that Richard Phillip Torres, ... More »


Police Chief to Discuss Rising Gun Violence at Public Safety Committee

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 1:00 am

Pasadena Police Chief John Perez is expected to offer an update on incidents of gun violence and the increasing number of guns confiscated this year at a meeting of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee at 3 p.m. Wednesday. In late August, Perez said his ... More »