December 19, 2011
Police continue to look for a gunman who shot Pasadena resident Brian Jackson in the shoulder Friday. Jackson, 26, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital after police responded to reports of multiple shots fired on the 1800 block of Glen Avenue before noon on Friday. He is in stable condition. Police are seeking a suspect described as a black male, 18 to 20 years old, 5 foot 8 or 5 foot 9 inches tall and of medium build. The suspect's car may be a red Dodge Charger, according to Pasadena police.
December 27, 2011
The body of a man was found early Tuesday morning in Northwest Pasadena after authorities responded to reports of gunshots, police said. The body, discovered in the 100 block of Dearborn Street shortly after 5:40 a.m., was not immediately identified and police were investigating whether he was a victim of a shooting. He was described as a 20-year-old Latino. "He doesn't appear to be related to any of the neighbors," police Commander Chris Russ said. Remy Ulloa, 64, who lives in the area, said he heard about six gunshots.
June 23, 2012
The Pasadena Police Department is staffing additional officers Sunday in areas frequented by motorcyclists in an effort to curb accidents. Police officers will be looking out for drivers and motorcyclists under the influence of drugs or alcohol or violating traffic laws. Pasadena saw no fatal accidents involving motorcyclists in 2011 or this year, but the department says fatal motorcycle accidents have increased 175% in California over the last 10 years. The California Motorcyclist Safety Program offers training.
December 29, 2011
Pasadena police are setting up a DUI checkpoint tonight at an undisclosed location between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Officers will be looking for drivers that show signs of drug or alcohol use. DUI expenses can reach $10,000, police said in a statement. Checkpoint locations are not revealed because officials do not want inebriated drivers to avoid the area, said Pasadena Police Lt. Phlunte Riddle. ALSO: Bicyclist busted with 23 pounds of marijuana in South Pas -- Tiffany Kelly , Times Community News Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly
July 30, 2012
A Glendale attorney is claiming that Pasadena police officers routinely accept, and solicit, bribes from defense attorneys, the Pasadena Star-News reported. The claim comes by way of a July 23 court declaration by Jeffrey Voll, who said Officer Kevin Okamoto told him the previous December he and other officers had received trips to Las Vegas from members of the defense bar, the paper stated. During the same conversation, Okamoto, who is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department on misconduct allegations, suggested tickets to Hawaii might help one of Voll's...
March 12, 2012
Pasadena police successfully negotiated with a man who had threatened to commit suicide and said he would force police to use lethal force if they tried to stop him, according to Pasadena police. On Friday at 7:35 p.m. a 22-year-old male called police dispatch from a residence on the 400 block of East Claremont Street, saying he wanted to kill himself and would force officers to use lethal force against them if they intervened. Members of the police department's counter-negotiations team engaged the man for more than an hour, after which he agreed to surrender.