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Schools Open, Pasadena Police Offer Back To School Safety Tips

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 3:40 pm

The Pasadena Police Dept. is reminding Pasadena drivers to watch carefully for schoolchildren walking and riding bikes to school as the Pasadena Unified School District returns to session. Here are some safety tips: Back to School Safety Tips: As our children ... More »

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Man Accosted, Struck by Armed Robber in Public Restroom

Monday, August 12, 2013 | 6:50 am

Police say a 62-year-old man who had stopped to use the restroom in Washington Park Sunday morning was confronted by a robber armed with a handgun who demanded money and struck the victim in the head with the butt of the gun. The victim managed to escape and c... More »

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Wednesday Car Accident Injures 3

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 6:21 am

A car turning left slammed into a second car which was trying pass it in a two-vehicle crash in the 1500 block of N. Raymond Ave. on Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m., police say. One victim required extrication by responding firefighters, Pasadena Fire Dept. s... More »

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Pasadena Fire Department to Hold Lessons on Hands-On Emergency Response

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 5:09 pm

Pasadena Fire Department will hold on Saturday, August 10 at 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. its final day of the CERT 24-hour course which teaches more than 25 Pasadena residents and City employees emergency response. “Disasters can strike at any time. In a disaster, ... More »

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Altadena Search and Rescue Finds 5 Lost Men in Eaton Canyon

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | 6:26 am

Altadena Search and Rescue team found five young adult males who got lost while attempting to hike to the second waterfall in Power Line Trail – Eaton Canyon, Angeles National Forest on August 5 at 9:00 p.m. Altadena deputies were notified by concerned family... More »

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Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, August 5, 2013 | 3:36 am

On July 25 at about 2:55 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 500 block of North Marengo Avenue regarding a robbery investigation. On arrival, the officers learned the victim was walking in the area when he was approached by the suspect (Male Hispan... More »

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Civil Rights Groups Want to Limit Police Tracking of Vehicles

Sunday, August 4, 2013 | 9:34 pm

Pasadena police have joined law enforcement agencies across the country that increasingly are keeping records of your vehicle’s movements through little-known camera systems called automated license plate readers. HOW IT WORKS: The license plate reader shown m... More »

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Pasadena Crime Rate Jumps in July

Saturday, August 3, 2013 | 6:50 am

Led by increases in burglaries, Pasadena’s crime rate jumped to a double-digit increase over 2012 for the first time this year, police reported Friday. 2,541 crimes were reported by police so far this year in Pasadena, up 12% from the 2,272 reported at this ti... More »

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136 Criminal Charges Filed Against Duplex Owner Where 2 Men Died

Friday, August 2, 2013 | 4:59 am

The 74-year-old owner of a duplex where two men died in a November fire faces 136 criminal charges filed by Pasadena city prosecutors and may face up to six months of imprisonment and $136,000 fine. Jeanette Broussard of Altadena was charged with 136 identical... More »

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Police Arrest Man and Teenage Girl for Alleged Burglary

Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 5:36 am

Pasadena Police arrested a 22-year-old man and a teenage girl for suspicion of burglary in a home in the 1500 block of Las Lunas Street Tuesday. John Bowman of Altadena and an unidentified teenage girl of Pasadena were arrested for allegedly breaking in and st... More »

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Burglar Wearing Ski Mask Steals Electronics from a Pasadena Home

Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 5:29 am

A man wearing a ski mask broke in a woman’s home and stole electronic devices Tuesday. At about 12:20 p.m., the homeowner returned to her home in the 500 block of South El Molino Avenue and heard noises from the kitchen, Pasadena police Lt. Tom Delgado told th... More »

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Two Missing Hikers Found in Eaton Canyon

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 8:01 am

The Altadena Search and Rescue Team and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has found the two missing hikers on the Mount Wilson Toll Road in Eaton Canyon Monday. The rescue teams responded to Eaton Canyon at around 7:04 p.m. and found the two hikers... More »