December 2, 2011
A live and arching wire, which fell due to strong winds Wednesday night, is still down at the intersection of Hermosa and Columbia Street in South Pasadena. Authorities are warning residents not to approach the wire and said Southern California Edison has no estimate on when they will be able to respond. “We've made repeated requests to (SCE) who told us they were inundated with similar types of requests,” said South Pasadena Police Sgt. Tony Abdalla. “It's not whipping around per se, but it will come in contact with something on the ground and it will spark," he said.
December 12, 2011
South Pasadena police plan to conduct a DUI checkpoint from 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, until about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec, 19. Police did not disclose the location of the checkpoint. The checkpoint is part of a broader effort by regional law enforcement agencies to keep impaired drivers off the road during the holiday season. “There will be no spreading holiday cheer behind the bars of a jail cell,” South Pasadena Police Chief Joseph Payne said in a statement. “Don't let your 2011 holiday season end in an arrest or worse, death. Remember, whether you've had way too many...
February 14, 2012
A man was arrested for carrying burglary tools while slowly cruising a South Pasadena alley early Tuesday, police said. Bruce Underwood of Long Beach was driving through an alley off of Huntington Drive when a patrol officer cut his lights and observed Underwood casing residences at around 1:45 a.m., according to South Pasadena Police Cpl. Jason Lucas. Underwood was stopped and found with a lock cutter and other burglary tools, Lucas said. ALSO: Burglary task force recovers stolen property, drugs Husband arrested for attempted murder ...
July 19, 2012
Two Compton residents were arrested on residential burglary and receiving stolen property charges Thursday in South Pasadena. Roderick Marshall, 22, and Bonique Dotson, 18, were arrested after authorities received a call at 7:15 a.m. regarding two suspects possibly burglarizing an apartment complex in the 600 block of Prospect Avenue, which was tented and recently fumigated. The two are suspected of breaking into eight apartments. Dotson allegedly was seen leaving the apartment by an employee of the fumigation company before she met up with Marshall.
May 3, 2012
Sergio Gonzalez officially became South Pasadena's city manager after the City Council approved his contract Wednesday night. Gonzalez, previously the city's interim city manager, will be paid $163,000 a year until May 2016, unless it's extended, according to the contract. “I am very happy with the appointment and truly appreciate the trust that the City Council has placed upon me to manage this very fine city,” Gonzalez said. “South Pasadena has a lot going for it already including an exceptional school district, great homes and quality city services.” The city still...
November 24, 2012
Thieves made off with 180 pumpkin pies meant for a South Pasadena market three days before Thanksgiving, according to police. A padlock on a refrigerated trailer, parked near Bristol Farms on the 600 block of Fair Oaks Avenue, was broken with an unknown device on Nov. 19, said South Pasadena police officer Randy Wise. The trailer contained 20 boxes holding 180 pies worth an estimated $1,800. There were no witnesses, Wise said, but authorities are processing fingerprints found on the trailer.