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Sheriff’s Dept. Recovers Body in Angeles National Forest above Altadena

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 5:21 am

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Air 5 recovered a body of a deceased hiker in the Angeles National Forest Sunday afternoon. According to a statement of LASD Air 5, a hiker was walking near Inspiration Point, north of Altadena in the Angeles National... More »


Police Statement: 3 Officers Cleared of Most Complaint Allegations

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 12:24 pm

[UPDATED Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 | 5:20 a.m.]  A months-long investigation by the  Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. of eight complaints against Pasadena Police officers has concluded that no major wrongdoing occurred, Pasadena Police said in a press rele... More »


More Than 100 Violators Cited for “Distracted Driving” Monday

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 6:37 am

Pasadena Police handed citations to at least 100 individuals who were caught operating their cellphones or being distracted while driving last Monday. The department deployed 15 officers on motorcycles throughout the district, especially along main thoroughfar... More »


Former Pasadena City College Police Chief Philip Mullendore Dies at 64

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 6:42 am

Former Pasadena City College Police Chief Philip L. Mullendore passed away in Lake Arrowhead on August 8. He was 64. Mullendore was PCC Chief of Police for over a decade, retiring in 2003, and continued serving the campus by joining the California Commission o... More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »