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Pasadena Police Investigate Possible Shooting Near Robinson Park

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 8:36 am

Police are investigating reports of a gunshot and man seen limping near Robinson Park on Thursday night, officials said. The incident unfolded about 7:35 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue, according to Pasadena police Lt. Anthony Burgess. A witn... More »


3 Cars Struck by Gunfire in Pasadena

Friday, January 22, 2021 | 8:21 am

Three parked cars were found struck by bullets in a residential neighborhood in Pasadena on Thursday morning, but no injuries were reported, officials said. A resident of the 700 block of Manzanita Avenue called police about 8:20 a.m. to report he had discover... More »


Sheriff Says Inmates in County Jails Are Safer than Everyone Outside

Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 1:18 pm

Sheriff Alex Villanueva told a watchdog agency today that inmates in county jails are more safely protected from the coronavirus than members of the general public. “Overwhelmingly, it’s far more dangerous outside,” Villanueva told the Civilian Oversight Commi... More »


Police Chief Says City Doesn’t Need Gang Unit

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 10:21 am

Pasadena Police Chief John Perez on Tuesday told the City Council’s Public Safety Committee that the department did not need to restart the gang unit to help combat the current gun violence plaguing the city.  “We are taking an approach based on intelligence,”... More »


Mylar Balloon Triggers Power Outage in Northwest Pasadena

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 12:41 pm

A power outage caused by a Mylar balloon affected nearly 1,200 homes and businesses in Northwest Pasadena on Tuesday morning. A total of 1,187 Pasadena Water and Power customers lost service at about 10 a.m., according to PWP officials. All customers had their... More »


Pasadena Police Helicopter Gets New Camera

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 6:23 am

The Pasadena Police Department’s eye in the sky has gotten sharper after the agency’s helicopter was fitted last month with a new, high-tech camera, officials said. One of the department’s five helicopters was equipped with a new Wescam USA MX-10 camera system... More »


Man Wounded in Shooting Near Robinson Park in Pasadena

Monday, January 18, 2021 | 8:37 pm

[UPDATED] A man was seriously wounded, but is expected to survive, following a shooting in a residential neighborhood near Robinson Park in Pasadena on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting was first reported about 5:15 p.m. in the 100 block of West... More »