DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for March 22

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, March 22, at an undisclosed location within city limits from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. DUI checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and will also be checking drivers for proper licensing. Pasadena Police Department wants to remind everyone that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, over-the-counter... continue reading »"DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for March 22"

New Presale Self-Certification Program

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Planning & Community Development Department is excited to announce the launch of its new Presale Self-Certification Program! The Presale Self-Certification Program will go live April 1. On January 28, 2019, City Council approved an ordinance that would replace the current Occupancy Inspection Program with the Presale Self-Certification Program. The Occupancy Inspection Program was adopted in the early 1970’s in an effort to improve the City’s housing stock, requiring a City inspection and approval prior to... continue reading »"New Presale Self-Certification Program"

Pasadena Celebrates National Public Health Week

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) invites the public to participate in National Public Health Week events April 2-6, 2019. National Public Health Week is a celebration of public health successes and an opportunity to focus on prominent public health issues. This year’s National Public Health Week theme is health equity, which is the idea that every person deserves the opportunity to live a healthy life. To ensure health equity for all, we must work together to remove barriers to... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Public Health Week"

Four Arrested for DUI During St. Patrick’s Day Saturation Patrol

PASADENA, Calif.—On Sunday, March 17, Pasadena Police Department conducted a citywide DUI saturation patrol. Specially trained officers were on the lookout for alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers. This was the third in a series of four planned DUI enforcement operations being conducted by Pasadena Police Department during the month of March. 111 vehicle enforcement stops were made throughout the operation. Four people were arrested on suspicion of DUI, two people were arrested for driving without being properly licensed, and one person... continue reading »"Four Arrested for DUI During St. Patrick’s Day Saturation Patrol"

Free Oil Filter Exchange Event Saturday, March 23

PASADENA, Calif.—Do you change the oil yourself for your car or truck? All Pasadena do-it-yourselfers are invited to safely recycle both their used oil and oil filters—and get a new oil filter for free—from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Pepboys, 1135 East Colorado Blvd. Just bring your used oil filter and get a free new oil filter, limited to three (3) per person. Free oil recycling kits will also be provided to attendees. Oil filter exchange events... continue reading »"Free Oil Filter Exchange Event Saturday, March 23"

Extra Officers on Patrol St. Patrick’s Day

PASADENA, Calif.—On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by millions across the country, often culminating in parties where drinking is involved. Sadly, this leads to tragedies on our roadways because of drivers who choose to leave parties while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. This St. Patrick’s Day, Pasadena Police Department’s Traffic Section will have extra officers on patrol, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence. According... continue reading »"Extra Officers on Patrol St. Patrick’s Day"

Three Arrested During March 8 DUI Saturation Patrol

PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday evening, March 8, the Pasadena Police Department conducted a citywide DUI saturation patrol program. Specially trained officers were on the lookout for alcohol- or drug-impaired drivers. 121 vehicle enforcement stops were made throughout the operation, which ran from 6 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday. Three people were arrested on suspicion of DUI, one of whom was under the influence of marijuana. Individuals caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the cost of a DUI... continue reading »"Three Arrested During March 8 DUI Saturation Patrol"

DUI Saturation Patrol Planned for Friday, March 8

PASADENA, Calif.—Officers from Pasadena Police Department will be out on Friday evening, March 8, looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. DUI saturation patrols will take place in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year, Pasadena Police Department investigated 82 DUI collisions, which claimed one life and resulted in another 59 injuries. In recent years, California has seen... continue reading »"DUI Saturation Patrol Planned for Friday, March 8"

Update: Suspect Arrested for Murder in Stabbing Incident

ARRESTED:  Telly R. Johnson, male, 41 years old, Los Angeles resident PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, March 1, at approximately 9:05 a.m., Pasadena Police responded to the 100 block of South Euclid Avenue regarding reports of a stabbing victim. Officers found one male victim suffering from stab wounds. Pasadena Fire Department paramedics also responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition. At the hospital, the victim underwent surgery and later succumbed to his wounds. The victim has been... continue reading »"Update: Suspect Arrested for Murder in Stabbing Incident"

Pasadena Man in Critical Condition After Stabbing Incident

PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, March 1, at approximately 9:05 a.m., Pasadena Police responded to the 100 block of South Euclid Avenue regarding reports of a stabbing victim. Officers found one male victim suffering from stab wounds. Pasadena Fire Department paramedics also responded and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition. Officers set up a perimeter in the surrounding neighborhood to search for the suspect, who reportedly fled on foot. Officers searched the area for the... continue reading »"Pasadena Man in Critical Condition After Stabbing Incident"