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Pasadena Police Recap Week’s Critical Incidents

Published on 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, even if you only plan to be gone for a few minutes. And most importantly, if you see something, say something. Most burglars are caught with your help. Trust your instincts and call the Police Department at (626) 744-4241 to report suspicious activity when it occurs. Keep up to date on current crimes in your neighborhood at www.crimemapping.com.

On December 11, detectives assigned to the West San Gabriel Valley Anti-Crime Taskforce (WSGV-ACT) assisted Arcadia Police investigators with a commercial burglary case. After receiving relevant information the WSGV-ACT, detectives set up surveillance at the suspect’s residence. A short time later, the suspect emerged from the residence and was arrested without incident. WSGV-ACT completed a follow-up search at the location and recovered a rifle. The suspect was booked for commercial burglary.

On December 12, detectives assigned to the West San Gabriel Valley Anti-Crime Taskforce (WSGV-ACT) conducted a follow-up investigation on a commercial burglary that occurred in Pasadena. Pasadena Police officers arrested two suspects after they burglarized a Laundromat. WSGV-ACT detectives responded to the home of one of the suspects. Once at the location, WSGV-ACT detectives located additional evidence linking the suspect to the Laundromat burglaries. They also discovered a massive DVD pirating operation, which included thousands of pirated DVS and packaging material. Detectives contacted the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) who assisted with the investigation. As an aside, the MPAA estimated the value of the stolen DVDs at $120,000.

On December 16 at about 11:59 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 700 block North Marengo Avenue regarding an assault with a deadly weapon (knife). The officers talked with the victim who said he was walking in the area when two dark colored vehicles pulled up to him. Two individuals (suspects) exited the vehicles, both were armed with knives. The suspects asked the victim if he was a gang member. The victim became fearful and attempted to run away. One of the suspects started stabbing the victim. The victim was able to flag down a passing car and asked the occupants to call the police. On arrival, officers located the victim who sustained 1” stab wound to the back of his head and a 2” stab wound to his right hand. The suspects fled the area prior to the officer’s arrival. The victim was treated by PFD Paramedics at the scene and later transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Our investigation is ongoing.

On December 18 at about 3:07 a.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 1300 block of El Sereno Avenue on a report of an assault victim. On arrival, officers talked with the “victim” who said he was beat-up to two Hispanics Males. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment as PPD officers continued their investigation. The preliminary investigation led officers to the 200 block of Stanton Street, where they discovered a residential burglary had occurred. Officers talked with the burglary victim who provided a description of the suspect. The victim told the officers he saw the suspect exiting his home and confronted him. The contact led to a physical altercation between the home owner and the suspect. The suspect was able to escape and ran home where his parents called the police regarding the “apparent” assault. PPD officers contact the suspect at the hospital and he admitted to committing the burglary. The suspect was arrested; however, his injuries were serious enough he was admitted for treatment.

On December 19 at about 7:40 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 500 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue regarding an armed robbery investigation. On arrival, officers talked with the victims who said the suspect (Male White or Hispanic, 30 – 40 years old, 6-0, Thin Build) entered their business, brandished a gun, and demanded money. Fearing for their safety, the victims complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect left the location prior to the police arriving. Community members with information are encouraged to call 626-744-4241. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call “LA Crime Stoppers” at 800-222 TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org. Our investigation is ongoing.
On December 20 in the morning, Pasadena Police detectives conducted 290 (convicted sex offenders) compliance checks at several locations in the city. The detectives contacted approximately 25 registrants to ensure they were complying with the conditions of their release. Detectives participating in the compliance checks included: Schuyler Sandeen, Bobby Jenkins, Robert Tucker, Jack Preston, Bryan Marin, Chong Pham, Van Kim, Paul Granados, Monica Cuellar, and Michael Lewis. Los Angeles County Probation Officers also participated.

On December 20 at about 4:00 p.m. Pasadena Police officers responded to the Colorado Street Bridge regarding a suicide investigation. Our investigation determined the victim was despondent over employment issues and jumped from the bridge. Officers talked with the victim’s (Female White, 55) husband who said his wife was despondent about employment issues. The Los Angeles County Coroner responded to recover the victim’s body.
On December 21 at 9:00 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 1800 block of El Sereno Avenue regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon. On arrival, officers talked to the victim who said he heard a group outside his residence. The victim left his residence to investigation the group when the suspect (Male Black, Adult) fired several shots at him, although he was not hit. The suspect and the group of male subjects fled the area prior to our arrival. The Pasadena Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person(s) responsible for the shooting. Community members with information are encouraged to call 626-744-4241. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call “LA Crime Stoppers” at 800-222 TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org. Our investigation is ongoing.

 

On December 22 during the evening, the Pasadena Police Traffic Section conducted a DUI Check Point near Arroyo Parkway and Green Street. The officer assigned to the checkpoint monitored about 1,118 vehicles, conducted 34 FST, and arrested 7 drivers for DUI or driving while under the influence of drugs. Pasadena Police Lieutenant Randell Taylor commands the traffic section.

 

On December 22 from 1:50 a.m. to about 2:45 a.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to four service calls regarding shots fired. The incidents occurred near Del Monte Street and Mentone Avenue (evidence recovered, no injuries), 100 block of West Washington Boulevard (heard only, no evidence, no injuries), 100 block of Poplar Lane (evidence recovered, no injuries), and Lincoln Avenue and Montana Street (heard only, no evidence, no injuries). Extra officers were assigned to the area; however, there were no arrests associated with the shots fired calls. Community members with information are encouraged to call 626-744-4241. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call “LA Crime Stoppers” at 800-222 TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org. Our investigation is ongoing.

 

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