This information provides a greater awareness to the Pasadena community. The critical events detailed below are merely a snapshot of the calls received to the Police Communications Center every day. Your police department strives to better serve the Pasadena community. Under Police Chief John Perez, the principles of the “Pasadena Way” will forever have a lasting impact on all employees who serve in the organization, as we continue to police with compassion and best intentions.
Total Calls for Service for July 2021: 10,750 (YTD: 66,359); 9-1-1 Calls for July 2021: 6,114 (YTD: 35,599); Total calls received by Police Dispatch Center: 21,662 (YTD: 137,204); De-Escalation Techniques Used During Calls: 221 times (YTD: 1,473)
July 2021 Collected / Seized Firearms: 22 (YTD: 201)
- Pistols – 19 (YTD: 160)
- Rifles /Assault Rifles – 1 (YTD: 26)
- Shotguns – 2 (YTD: 15)
July 2, 2021 at 12:30pm: Pasadena Officers responded to a traffic collision at Lake Ave. and Washington Bl. When officers arrived, the driver was unresponsive and Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were performing CPR, who stop to assist after seeing the aftermath of the collision. The Pasadena Fire Department was summoned to the scene and continued CPR on the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital and died at the hospital. Accident investigators believe the driver suffered from a medical emergency while driving, which caused the minor collision.
July 3, 2021 at 9:17pm: Pasadena Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 600 block of N. Oakland Ave. While investigating the disturbance, officers learned from one of the residents that the other person involved was a convicted felon who placed a firearm in his vehicle prior to officers arrival. A search of the vehicle was conducted and both the weapon and ammunition, were recovered. The suspect was arrested for a weapons violation.
July 4, 2021 at 12:46am: Pasadena Police Dispatch received a call of a shooting in the 1300 block of Ridge Way. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim who stated that three gunshots were heard. Upon further investigation, officers discovered the resident’s home had been struck. Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of this shooting.
July 5, 2021 at 3:41pm: Pasadena Officers initiated a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation in the area of Colorado Bl. and Sunnyslope Ave. The driver was contacted and an open container of alcohol was seen in the front passenger compartment. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a firearm in the passenger compartment. The firearm was loaded and unregistered. The driver is a convicted felon and arrested for the firearms violation.
July 5, 2021 at 10:10pm: Pasadena Officers responded to the 700 block of Worchester Ave. regarding an assault. Officers were informed a roommate had stabbed another roommate. Officers arrived and found the injured victim outside of the residence. The victim told officers that a roommate came home and assaulted the victim with no provocation. Officers arrested the suspect at the residence and was arrested for assault. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
July 8, 2021 at 8:11pm: Pasadena Officers responded to the 1800 block of Navarro Ave. regarding a shooting. The victim was in the living room seated on a chair. She heard a loud pop and felt pain to her left leg. She stood and saw that she was bleeding from her leg. She immediately called 9-11. Paramedics responded and transported her to a local hospital for medical treatment. Officers canvassed the area for witnesses and evidence. Further investigation revealed a vehicle was struck outside of the residence as well. This investigation is ongoing.
July 9, 2021 at 12:04pm: Pasadena Officers initiated a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation near the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Parkwood Ave. During the encounter, one of the three occupants was identified as being on parole and a search of the car was conducted. As one of the occupants exited the vehicle, he dropped a firearm. The firearm and several additional rounds of ammunition were recovered from the vehicle. Further investigation was conducted which led to the recovery of more ammunition, narcotics, and identity theft paraphernalia. All three occupants were arrested.
July 11, 2021 at 3:49am: Pasadena Officers responded to Huntington Hospital to investigate a stabbing victim who had been dropped off. The victim had non-life threatening wounds, but was so intoxicated that he could not provide information to officers. The victim later told officers that he had an altercation with another individual but would not indicate who stabbed him or where the incident occurred.
July 11, 2021 at 6:10am: Pasadena Officers responded to a call of an unconscious subject inside a car in the 100 block of W. California Blvd. Witnesses indicated that they tried waking the subject by knocking on the window, but to no avail. While checking on the subject’s welfare, officers were able to wake the subject and rule out medical attention. Officers located an unregistered handgun on the front passenger seat. The suspect was arrested without incident and was later discovered to be a convicted felon.
July 11, 2021 at 9:22pm: Pasadena Officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle for vehicle code violations in the area of Hammond St. and Summit Ave. Upon contact, officers observed an open containers of alcohol in the vehicle and detained the driver for further investigation. A loaded handgun and an additional loaded magazine were discovered in the vehicle. The driver was arrested for weapons charges and the firearm and additional evidence was collected by officers.
July 14, 2021 at 4:56pm: Pasadena Officers responded to the area of Glenarm Blvd. and Pasadena Ave. on a call of a man throwing objects at moving vehicles. As officers attempted to detain the subject, he assaulted two officers causing minor injuries. The suspect was arrested for assault on a peace officer, throwing objects at vehicles and vandalism.
July 14, 2021 at 7:26pm: Pasadena Officers responded to the 700 block of Marengo Ave. regarding an armed robbery that occurred the previous day. The victim reported he was robbed at gunpoint as he waited for rideshare service. He was on his cell phone when a vehicle pulled up next him and four subjects exited the vehicle, surrounding him. The subjects forcibly took the victim’s phone and other property and when the victim attempted to get his property back, one of the subjects pointed a handgun at the victim. The suspects fled the area in the vehicle.
July 15, 2021 at 12:35am: Pasadena Officers responded to Washington Park in regards to a report of an active fire near the handball courts. The officers were able to put out the fire upon their arrival. The subject was contacted hiding behind a bush near where the fire occurred. The suspect had ash marks on his shirt and was identified by witnesses. The suspect was arrested for arson.
July 15, 2021 at 2:49am: Pasadena Officers responded to the 500 block of N. Marengo Ave. regarding an assault. The victim was working in the field when he was approached by the suspect on a bike. For unknown reasons, the suspect became confrontational with the victim and threatened him with a bat. The suspect charged the victim swinging the bat but never struck the victim. The suspect used the bat to damage a parked vehicle and responding officers located the suspect shortly after. He was arrested for assault and vandalism.
July 15, 2021 at 5:55pm: Pasadena Officers responded to the area of Barthe St. and Manzanita Ave. regarding a parked vehicle whose occupants were believed to have been involved in the theft of gardening equipment. Officers contacted the occupant of the vehicle and it was determined the vehicle contained several stolen items. The officers’ discovered the vehicle had been stolen and a firearm was located inside of it. The vehicle’s occupant was arrested for numerous violations and the stolen items were returned to their respective owners.
July 15, 2021 at 10:59pm: Pasadena Officers responded to the 800 block of N. Raymond Ave. after reports of gunshots heard. Upon arrival, officers found evidence of a shooting. The incident is being investigated but no victims or suspects were identified.
July 17, 2021 at 5:10pm: Pasadena Officers responded to the 900 block of Lake Ave. regarding an armed robbery. Multiple suspects walked into the business and removed the loss. When confronted by employees, one suspect indicated he was in possession of a firearm while threatening the victim. Shortly after leaving the store with the loss, officers arrived and detained one suspect who was on foot and the other in the suspect inside their vehicle. Besides recovering the loss, officer located a handgun and narcotics inside the vehicle. Both suspects were arrested for robbery as well as the gun and narcotic violations.
July 17, 2021 at 10:05pm: Pasadena Officers responded to the 400 block of N. Altadena Dr. regarding and armed robbery at a business. The suspects arrived at the location at closing, armed with handguns and were masked. Once the loss was taken, they fled in a vehicle. Responding officers did not located the suspects and no employees were injured.
July 17, 2021 at 10:04pm: Pasadena Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a moving vehicle in the area of Raymond Ave. and Washington Bl. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and a short pursuit ended at Fair Oaks Ave. and Claremont St. Once stopped, the driver attempted to run from the vehicle but was detained by pursuing officers. The driver was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and was subsequently arrested for various crimes.
July 20, 2021 at 7:44pm: Pasadena Officers responded to the 1200 block of Sunset Ave. regarding a parked vehicle that had sustained apparent bullet strikes during the night. The vehicle’s owner did not hear any gunfire but officers canvassed the area and found evidence of a shooting. This investigation is ongoing.
July 21, 2021 at 2:36pm: Pasadena Officers were in the area of Colorado Bl. and Virginia Ave. looking for a suspect wanted for multiple violations. Officer contacted the suspect standing next to a parked vehicle with the door open. As officers approached the suspect, he reached into the vehicle and quickly closed the door. The suspect was detained and a loaded firearm was recovered inside the car. The suspect was arrested for the outstanding warrants and firearms violations.
July 21, 2021 at 7:47pm: Pasadena Officers responded to the 100 block of E. Orange Grove Bl. regarding a stolen delivery vehicle that had been stolen while making deliveries. With the assistance of Glendale Police Department’s helicopter, the vehicle was located in the City of Azusa. Officers from that agency attempted to stop the vehicle at which time a pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended in the City of El Monte and the suspect was taken into custody for various crimes.
July 27, 2021 at 5:46am: Pasadena Officers responded to the 300 block of E. Washington Bl. regarding and armed robbery. The victim was walking to work when a vehicle pulled alongside of him and the passenger exited the vehicle. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and forced him to lay down on the sidewalk. The suspect took the loss. The suspect then entered the passenger side of the suspect vehicle and fled east on Washington Blvd.
July 28, 2021 at 3:12pm: Pasadena Dispatch received a call of an assault in the 1000 block of N. Fair Oaks Ave. Officers responded and discovered the suspect had caused a disturbance at the location and was told to leave. The suspect struck and kicked the victim multiple times. The victim sustained only minor injuries and the suspect was later arrested for the assault.
July 29, 2021 at 3:00pm: Pasadena Officer responded to the 200 block of Pepper St. regarding an assault amongst family members. An associate of the suspect had thrown the victim to the ground while the family member/suspect entered her vehicle and struck the victim while she was on the ground. Both the family member and the suspect left the location prior to Officers arrival. The victim sustained only minor injuries.
July 29, 2021 at 9:42pm: Pasadena Officers observed a vehicle driving in the area of Montana St. and Raymond Ave and conducted a traffic stop for vehicle code violations. The driver of the vehicle had an outstanding arrest warrant and was detained. Additionally, the driver was on active Parole and consented to a search of his vehicle at which time a handgun was located. The driver was arrested for firearms violations.
July 29, 2021 at 10:35pm: Pasadena Officers were dispatched to the area of St. John Ave. and California Bl. regarding a male heard yelling that he had been shot. While officers were searching the area for a victim and/or evidence of a crime, a local hospital called the police department’s dispatch center to report a patient had arrived, who had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was admitted into the hospital with life-threatening injuries and Detectives are conducting additional investigation.
July 29, 2021 at 10:43pm: While Pasadena Officers were at the hospital investigating the previous shooting incident, a stabbing victim walked into hospital’s emergency room. The victim was immediately treated and his wounds were non-life threatening. The victim told Officers the suspect was his roommate, but the assault was unprovoked. Officers responded to the 1000 block of Raymond Ave. where the incident occurred and arrested the suspect.
July 30, 2021 at 9:26am: Pasadena Officers responded to the 700 block of S. Arroyo Pkwy. to investigate a report of an armed robbery. Officers contacted the victim and discovered it was an attempt-robbery. The victim informed the officers that after parking his car, the suspect contacted him and accused the victim of a road-rage incident just minutes earlier. The suspect also displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victim simply walked away and the suspect left in a vehicle. The victim did not sustain any injuries.
July 30, 2021 at 3:30pm: Pasadena Officers responded to the 100 block of N. Raymond Ave. on a report of an assault. The victim and suspect had a verbal dispute and the suspect struck the victim with a cane, causing minor injuries. The suspect walked away and the victim called police. Later in the day, the suspect was located by officers in a local park and was arrested for the assault.
July 31, 2021 at 10:46am: Pasadena Officers responded to the 200 block of Vinedo Ave. to investigate a shooting incident that occurred overnight. A witness told officers he had heard the shots around 3:00am but never reported it until a day later, after he discovered evidence of the shooting. No other victims or suspects were located.
July 31, 2021 at 2:03pm: Pasadena Officer were dispatched to the a residence in the 800 block of N. Fair Oaks Ave. regarding a robbery that had occurred two days earlier. The victim had delayed reporting the incident because he had traveled out of the area. He reported a vehicle had approached him during the incident and four suspects exited their car with a handgun pointed at the victim. The suspects took the victim’s property and fled in their vehicle.