City of Pasadena Police Oversight - We Want Your Input

PASADENA, Calif.—While the day-to-day job of the police department is for sworn and trained law enforcement personnel, the police department is ultimately accountable to civilian control. In Pasadena, the Chief of Police reports to the City Manager. In turn, the Public Safety Committee of the City Council provides general review, and the City Council is the ultimate policymaking body for the police and all City departments. The City Manager, the members of the Public Safety Committee and the City Council... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Police Oversight - We Want Your Input"

All Fireworks Are Illegal in Pasadena and City Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced

PASADENA, Calif.— Fire danger and injuries from fireworks still exist even in the midst of a pandemic crisis. The City of Pasadena municipal code holds property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property.  The ordinance allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks. The City maintains a zero tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks, and... continue reading »"All Fireworks Are Illegal in Pasadena and City Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced"

Beware of Identity Theft and Forgery Scams

PASADENA, Calif.—Your government-issued Economic Impact Payment, known as a “stimulus check," is not a typical check. Payment is made by direct deposit, from the IRS, into a known checking account. You do NOT have to fill out any forms or pay anything up front to get your stimulus check, and there will be no fees or charges. The IRS will simply deposit the money into your account. You won't be asked to give your Social Security number, bank account information... continue reading »"Beware of Identity Theft and Forgery Scams"

Officers Looking for Dangerous Drivers Friday, March 6

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement detail throughout the city on Friday, March 6. Officers will be deployed at various locations looking for dangerous driving behaviors, including speeding, red light and right-of-way violations, and other violations that lead to traffic collisions. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violations. The need for driver education and enforcement is ongoing due to traffic volume within the city of... continue reading »"Officers Looking for Dangerous Drivers Friday, March 6"

DUI Saturation Patrols Planned for Feb. 28

PASADENA, Calif.—DUI saturation patrols will take place throughout Pasadena on Friday night, Feb. 28. Pasadena police officers will be looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 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. In 2019, Pasadena Police Department investigated 88 DUI collisions, which claimed two lives and resulted in another 43 injuries. In recent years,... continue reading »"DUI Saturation Patrols Planned for Feb. 28"

Pasadena Chase Bank Robbery Suspect Linked to Inland Empire Robberies, Arrested in Long Beach

PASADENA, Calif.—On Jan. 30, at approximately 2:14 p.m., Pasadena police officers responded to the Chase Bank located at 132 E. Colorado Blvd. regarding a bank robbery that had just occurred. The suspect fled the bank prior to the arrival of patrol officers. A search of the area for the suspect was conducted, but the suspect was not located. During the robbery, the suspect passed a demand note to the bank teller. The note implied the suspect possessed a gun; however,... continue reading »"Pasadena Chase Bank Robbery Suspect Linked to Inland Empire Robberies, Arrested in Long Beach"

2013 Murder of Tyrone English Linked to 2015 Murder of Monte Russell

PASADENA, Calif.—Since the most recent request for assistance, the public and sources close to the Pasadena Denver Lane Bloods criminal street gang have provided information to Pasadena Police Department to further the murder investigations of Tyrone English and Monte Russell in 2013 and 2015, respectively. On Feb. 28., 2013, at approximately 8:42 p.m., Pasadena police officers responded to a call in the 600 block of North Mar Vista Avenue regarding a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located the unresponsive... continue reading »"2013 Murder of Tyrone English Linked to 2015 Murder of Monte Russell"

Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Jan. 31

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement program throughout the city on Friday, Jan. 31. Officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed, red light and right of way violations. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation. The need for driver education and enforcement is ongoing due to traffic volumes within the city of... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Jan. 31"

Pasadena Police Department Appoints First Female Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Cheryl Moody PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department is proud to announce that Chief of Police John Perez has appointed Cheryl Moody to the rank of Deputy Chief. The Deputy Chief will begin in her new role on Feb. 17. Deputy Chief Moody is the first woman in the police department’s more than 130-year history to serve as deputy chief. Deputy Chief Moody was hired as a police officer with Pasadena Police Department in 1992 after serving three years in... continue reading »"Pasadena Police Department Appoints First Female Deputy Chief"

Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Jan. 17

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Police Department will conduct a traffic enforcement program throughout the city on Friday, Jan. 17. Officers will be deployed at various locations looking for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed, red light and right of way violations. When violations are observed, motorists will be cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation. The need for driver education and enforcement is ongoing due to traffic volumes within the city of Pasadena.... continue reading »"Traffic Enforcement Program Planned for Jan. 17"