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Gunman Sought for Shoe Store Robbery

Monday, December 24, 2012 | 7:08 am

Police today sought the public’s help in identifying and locating an armed man who robbed a Lake Avenue shoe store late Saturday of at least $100. The gunman entered the shoe store in the 1200 block of North Lake Avenue about 7 p.m. on Saturday, brandishing ... More »

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Pasadena Police Recap Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, December 24, 2012 | 6:50 am

From December 10th – December 20th, 33 residential burglaries were reported in Pasadena. 14 of those were reported in the Northwest portion of the city. Always remember to lock your home securely (all windows and doors) and activate your alarm, eve... More »

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Truck Caught Fire on 210, Causes Heavy Traffic

Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 8:03 pm

A trailer truck caught fire on Foothill (210) Freeway Thursday afternoon causing heavy traffic as firefighters tried to control the fire and police cordoned off the area to prevent any injuries to passersby. Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian ... More »

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La Cañada Flintridge Anti-Crime Drive Yields Several Arrests

Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 7:31 pm

Members of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and outside resources of the Department conducted anti-crime drive Tuesday, particularly to press the police’s efforts to combat burglary, yielded multiple arrests, including possessions of marijuan... More »

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South Pasadena Grinch Strikes Back, Steals More Packages From Porch

Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 5:31 pm

The Grinch, who is stealing packages off front porches this Christmas season, has struck again. This time, the South Pasadena Police Department issued a crime bulletin for Dec. 12- 18 reporting that on December 17, a citizen discovered torn and opened shipping... More »

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Homeless Man Found Dead Under Colorado Street Bridge

Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 6:34 am

Pasadena police reported that an unidentified homeless man was found dead underneath the Colorado Street Bridge near the Foothill (134) Freeway exit at Orange Grove Boulevard on Wednesday morning. The white male, believed to be in his 40s, was found lifeless a... More »

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South Pasadena Police Chief Says City Prepared for School Emergencies

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 7:50 pm

South Pasadena’s police chief said city officials and the school district are prepared should an event occur in their city similar to the Connecticut elementary school massacre. “With the recently completed Joint Emergency Operations Plan (JEOP), plans and ... More »

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Pasadena Police Garner Grant to Fund DUI Checkpoints

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 6:05 pm

The Pasadena Police Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways. Additional enforcement measures to combat impaired driving are coming, as a result of a recent $181,950 ... More »

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All For Holiday Safety, Police and Fire Chiefs Burn a Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 5:53 am

At a Holiday Safety press conference held at the Pasadena Fire Station No. 33 on Tuesday, Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez highlighted holiday dangers and Fire Chief Calvin Wells oversaw the burning of a Christmas tree as the pair offered tips on how to keep... More »

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DUI Checkpoint Planned This Weekend

Monday, December 10, 2012 | 7:54 pm

The Pasadena Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, December 14, 2012, at an undisclosed location within the city limits, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a pr... More »

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Pasadena Police Recap Week’s Critical Incidents

Monday, December 10, 2012 | 5:49 am

On November 27, Pasadena Police officers responded to the 1200 block of Sierra Madre Villa regarding a residential burglary. The suspect(s) took several pieces of antique furniture and left the location prior to our arrival.  On December 1, two subjects (m... More »