Pasadena Police officers responded to the 1600 block of Colorado Boulevard regarding a suspicious device left outside the front door of a local coffee shop. PPD officers arrived and confirmed what looked like a “pressure-cooker” device. Officers could not locate the owner of the device and requested the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad. The bomb squad arrived and determined the device did not contain explosives.
At about 12:12 p.m., Pasadena Police Officer David Thomas responded to a possible residential burglary in progress in the 400 Block of Castano Avenue. On arrival, David saw two individuals matching the description of the suspects as they walked down the driveway of the victim’s home. Both suspects immediately fled, and David gave chase. During the foot pursuit, the suspects discarded two firearms that were stolen from the burglary. One suspect was apprehended without incident by assisting officers and the second suspect eluded PPD by entering a nearby vehicle. Officers attempted to follow the suspect’s vehicle; however, it was lost and not immediately located. The burglary suspect was booked at the Pasadena jail. The efforts of David and other PPD officers resulted in the arrest of a burglary suspect and the prevention of two firearms from making their way into our community.
The Burbank Police Department investigated a home invasion robbery in their city. During the robbery, an 89 year-old victim was assaulted by the suspect(s). Burbank police detectives later determined the suspect(s) lived in Pasadena, near Green Street and Kinneloa Avenue. PPD Corporal Broghamer and Officer J. Rappuchi assisted Burbank Police detectives with the robbery case. During their investigation, they attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on a possible suspect vehicle. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield to law enforcement officials and subsequently crashed into another motorist near Del Mar Boulevard and Madre Street. Fortunately, the occupants in the other car were not injured. The suspect was arrested without incident and a search warrant was later served as his residence. Other PPD personnel involved in the case include: Sergeants Tucker and Villalovos, Corporal Thompson, Officers Hooker, S. Rappuchi, Magat, Salinas, Thomas, Vidales, De Sylva, Klotz, and Park Safety Specialists Ortiz.
At about 9:07 p.m., Pasadena Police Officers assigned to the Special Enforcement Section (SES) were conducting an AB109 compliance check in the 500 block of North Mentor Avenue when they saw a suspicious vehicle. Officer C. Montiglio developed sufficient probable cause and made contact with the driver (sole occupant). He was assisted by Sergeants J. Aguilar and A. Bzdigian. During the field investigation, the officers discovered the subject (male, 29 years, San Bernardino Resident) was armed with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. He was arrested without incident and the pistol was booked into evidence.