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Pasadena Police Chief Recaps Week’s Critical Incidents

Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez runs down last week's major public safety incidents

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014 | 4:30 am

On July 4, Pasadena Police and Fire Personnel deployed together to form several Fireworks Enforcement Teams. The safety teams were responsible for responding to calls of illegal fireworks. During the 4th, the teams received approximately 133 calls over an 8-hour period. Pasadena Police Dispatchers, under the direction of Administrator Karen Peterson, were responsible for processing the numerous calls for service. Our dispatchers were professional and efficient throughout the 4th of July despite having to process routine calls for service.

On July 7 at about 12:00 a.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 1900 block of Glen Avenue regarding a burglary in progress. On arrival, officers observed two juveniles (Male Hispanics) fleeing from the location. The officers quickly contained the area. The suspects were observed a few moments later walking on Montana Street near Fair Oaks Avenue. They were arrested without incident and witnesses later positively identified them.

On July 8 at about 12:34 p.m., Pasadena Police Officer Hamblin was on routine patrol in a marked police vehicle when he observed a motorcyclist commit a traffic violation. He conducted an enforcement stop near Orange Grove Boulevard and Sunset Avenue. While conducting his investigation, Officer Hamblin discovered the operator was in possession of a loaded firearm. The suspect was arrested without incident and the firearm was booked into evidence. The suspect was subsequently processed at the Pasadena jail.

On July 16 at about 3:50 a.m., a community member observed a Male White Adult and a Male Black Adult break into a business in the 40 block of North Mentor Avenue. The witness called 9-1-1 and continued to watch the suspects. Several Pasadena Police officers arrived at the crime and detained the suspects without incident. One suspect was on probation for commercial burglary. Both suspects were transported to Pasadena jail and booked for commercial burglary.

On July 14 at about 9:14 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to 100 block of East Washington Boulevard regarding a robbery investigation. On arrival, officers talked with the victims who said they were in La Pintoresca Park. They told the officers they were approached by six adults and demanded their property (cell phone and head phones). The victims ran away and called the police. PPD officers located three suspects and arrested them without further incident. Some of the victim’s property was recovered. The suspects were transported to the Pasadena jail and booked for robbery. Our investigation is ongoing.

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