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August Crime Rate Jumps 23% Over Last Year

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | 6:34 am

The overall crime rate in Pasadena during August  jumped 23 percent over August of last year, the Pasadena Police Department said in a monthly crime statistical report released last week. Police figures show an increase in the number of crimes in August this ... More »


Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Sunday, September 8, 2013 | 5:37 pm

On August 29, Pasadena Police Detectives assigned to the Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU) participated in “Operation Thumbs Down,” along with law enforcement personnel from the US Marshalls, California Department of Corrections, and oth... More »


Los Angeles County Sheriff Asked to Limit Early Inmate Releases

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 | 9:19 am

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich asked the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to limit the early release of jail inmates convicted for violence and sex crimes. “The county needs options that result in [serious and violent offenders] ser... More »


Police Interact with Community with Curbside Coffee and Chat Sessions

Monday, September 2, 2013 | 9:32 am

Pasadena Police Department’s Community Services Section met with the local community members in August to share vital information on Neighborhood Watch, home security, and general safety. Members of the section deployed the Mobile Command Post Curbside Coffe... More »


Police Conduct End of Summer DUI Crackdown

Saturday, August 31, 2013 | 2:29 am

The Pasadena Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies throughout California, stepping up DUI enforcement at the end of the traditional summer season through Labor Day, Sept. 2nd. During the enforcement period, there will be an increase in law... More »


Pasadena Collisions Rate Soars 31.2% Above National Average

Friday, August 30, 2013 | 3:39 pm

Pasadena’s car collision rate is 31.2% higher than the average in 200 other major American cities and Pasadena drivers are likely to be involved in one once every 7.6 years compared to the national average of 10 years, “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Repo... More »


Suspicious Package Brings Multi-Agency Response to Pasadena High-Rise

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | 6:06 am

A package “with potential harmful intent “ brought a number of law enforcement agencies including the FBI to an office building on Colorado Blvd. at North. Lake Ave. Wednesday afternoon about 3:11 p.m. Four victims suffered itching and irritation to their ... More »


Body Found in Angeles National Forest Identified as Fox Reporter

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 9:04 am

The deceased man found in Angeles National Forest Sunday afternoon has now been identified as Fox 11 reporter and producer Martin Burns. He was 56. Burns’ body was found by a hiker who was walking near Inspiration Point, north of Altadena in the Angeles Nation... More »


Bakersfield Quake Prompts City Officials to Issue Preparedness Reminder

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 9:34 am

Pasadena’s Emergency Management Coordinator said that Sunday’s 4.2-magnitude earthquake in Bakersfield, Calif., should serve as a reminder that Pasadenans should be prepared at all times for the possibility of a serious earthquake. “There is no excuse for co... More »


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 »