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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 Sunday, July 27, 2014 | 9:54 pm

On July 12, two suspects (Male and Female Blacks) broke into a home in the 80 block of South Virginia Avenue while the victim was away (vacation). An alert neighbor documented the incident and reported the information to the police department. The victim subsequently identified the suspects. The case was assigned to Pasadena Police Detective Wilkins who completed a comprehensive follow-up. On July 22, the two residential suspects were located in Pasadena and arrested without incident by investigators assigned to the West San Gabriel Anti-Crime Taskforce. The suspects were later booked at the Pasadena jail.

On July 20 at about 12:58 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 2000 block of Queensberry Road regarding suspicious circumstances. On arrival, officers talked with a resident who said he discovered several small bones while digging on the property. PPD officers secured the area and notified the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. The coroner’s investigator responded to the scene and took custody of the bones. The Coroner’s Office will determine if the bones are human.

On July 23, Pasadena Police officers were conducting a field investigation in the 1000 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue regarding a subject armed with a firearm. Officers contacted a subject who matched the description of the subject allegedly armed with a gun. Upon contact, the subject attacked one of the officers’ without warning or provocation. The suspect was immediately arrested for the assault. The officer received a minor contusion.

On July 25 at about 11:22 a.m., Pasadena Police Officers Bulaon and Glockson were investigating possible prostitution activity in the 2800 block of Colorado Boulevard. The officers observed a male adult riding his bicycle nearby apparently unaware of their presence. When the subject observed the officers, he immediately discarded an object. When the officers attempted to contact the subject, he dismounted his bicycle, picked up the object he had just discarded, and placed in his mouth. The officers quickly detained the subject and recovered several bindles of methamphetamine.

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