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Pasadena Police Recap Week’s Critical Incidents

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

Published on Monday, July 22, 2013 | 4:44 am

On July 10, at approximately 6:35 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 500 block of North Marengo Avenue regarding a possible residential burglary. Pasadena Police Sergeant Roger Roldan was the first person to arrive at the location. Roger was assisted by Sergeant Dennis Beene, who arrived moments later. Roger and Dennis observed a Male Hispanic inside the residence. As Roger and Dennis were talking with the suspect, he (the suspect) started to fight with them. The suspect was arrested and later transported to a local hospital for injuries he sustained (lacerations from a broken rear room window) when he illegally entered the residence. The suspect was subsequently booked at the Pasadena jail for burglary and assault on a police officer.

On July 13, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the area of Mountain Street and Garfield Avenue regarding a collision involving two bicyclists. On arrival, officers discovered Party 1 was unconscious and suffering from trauma to the head. Party 2 was conscious and alert suffering from minor injuries. Our preliminary investigation indicates the two bicyclists were traveling on the same side of the street (Mountain) when the collision occurred. Pasadena Fire Paramedics transported Party 1 to the hospital where he was listed in grave condition. A few days later, the Pasadena Police Department received information that Party 1 later died from injuries he sustained in the collision.

On July 13, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Pasadena patrol officers responded to the 1400 block of North Garfield Avenue on a call of a fight in progress. On arrival, a pedestrian pointed out a male adult as being armed with a handgun. When officers attempted to detain the suspect, he fled on foot into an apartment complex, where an officer involved shooting ultimately occurred. The suspect was not hit by police gunfire; however, he was injured when he dove through a bedroom glass window in an effort to escape.

The suspect was subsequently taken into custody without further incident and officers recovered a firearm at the scene. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the investigation and filed several felony counts against the suspect. He remains in custody.

On July 17, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the area of Los Robles and Buckeye regarding an armed robbery investigation. On arrival, officers talked with the victim who said he was walking home when the suspect stepped out from behind bushes, pointed a handgun at him, and demand the victim’s cell phone and money. Fearing for his safety, the victim complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect fled the location and is described as a Male Black, 5’-11,” thin build, unshaven. If you have any information concerning this incident, please call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.

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