Pasadena police arrested a man on suspicion of assaulting an officer and stealing keys early Saturday morning.
The incident occurred at about 2:31 a.m. in the 1900 block of East Foothill Boulevard, according to Pasadena police Lt. Derek Locklin.
Officers responded to the location after receiving a report of a man who had allegedly pushed a city worker and stolen keys to a city work truck.
City workers had been making repairs in the area when they were approached by the suspect, Locklin said. The suspect reportedly pushed one of the workers and stole the keys to the work truck.
The workers followed the suspect and directed officers to the 1900 block of East Foothill Boulevard, Locklin said.
When officers arrived, they saw the suspect seated on a flight of stairs.
Locklin said that as they attempted to detain him to conduct a further investigation, the suspect pushed one of the officers. The suspect then began to fight with the two officers. During the fight, the suspect fell to the ground as the stair rail gave way.
Once on the ground, officers were able to gain control of the suspect and place him in handcuffs, Locklin said.
The officers sustained minor injuries and had complaints of pain, but did not require medical attention at the time. The city worker was not injured. Locklin said the suspect complained of pain to his head and was taken to the hospital for medical treatment before being taken to the Pasadena jail for booking.
The suspect, identified by Locklin as Jacob Morrison, 30, of Washington, was booked on suspicion of assault on a peace officer, theft, and resisting arrest.
No weapons were used in the incident.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or report information anonymously by contacting “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), via your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile App on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org