On July 27th, 2015, Robert Gibson sent messages to a friend in San Diego indicating he wanted to commit suicide. He indicated he had a loaded firearm and threatened to kills his father, mother, and sister who live in Pasadena. The case was assigned to Pasadena Police Detective Anthony Russo who completed a comprehensive investigation. Anthony enlisted the assistance of other Pasadena Police officers requesting they locate and arrest Gibson for Felony Threats. Anthony provided a description of Gibson, which included information on his vehicle.
On Aug. 9th, the Pasadena Police Helicopter was on routine patrol when Pilot Ed Careaga and TFO Tommy Corrales observed Gibson’s vehicle in the 1700 block of East Walnut Street. Patrol Sergeant McKinney began coordinating a response as Ed and Tommy directed them to the suspect’s vehicle. Officers located Gibson in the vehicle and he was arrested without incident. Other personnel involved in the incident included: Officers Bluem, Covarrubias, L. Mercado, Castillo, Reece, Bulaon, Lujan, and Decaro.
At about 11:44 a.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to the 500 block of Eaton Drive regarding a possible residential burglary in progress. A witness reported seeing two males remove a window screen from the residence and enter the dwelling. With the assistance of the police helicopter, PPD officers arrived quickly and secured the location. Moments later, the suspects (Male Black, 16 years old, Los Angeles Resident, and Male Hispanic, 17 years old, Los Angeles Resident) exited the front door carrying several items, which they had taken in the burglary. When the suspects saw the police officers, they dropped the items and attempted to flee, however, they were quickly apprehended without incident. Property crimes continue to challenge our community; however, that in this incident, the witness made the effort to call the police (See Something; Say Something). It is likely that without the witnesses’ involvement, this case may have gone undetected until the victim arrived home.
Pasadena Police officers responded to the 100 block of Penn Street regarding a call of shots fired. The suspect(s) fled prior to our arrival; however, officers canvassed the area for possible victims, witnesses, or evidence. During their check, PPD officers located several shell casings, which were collected as evidence. If you have any information about this incident you are encouraged to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4142. Our investigation is ongoing.
At about 10:10 p.m., Pasadena Police Officers Tavera and Orosco responded to the 700 block of E. Washington Blvd. regarding a possible commercial burglary in progress. Officers Tavera and Orosco arrived quickly and observed two suspects, Hispanic Males Adults, attempting to break into several storage containers. Tavera and Orosco, several other ground units and the police helicopter contained the area. As officers approached the Suspect Morales entered their vehicle and drove it at a high-rate of speed up the loading dock driveway nearly striking Pasadena Police Officers Wilf and J. Calderon. Suspect Morales subsequently lost control of his car crashing in the area of Mountain Street and Hudson Avenue. He exited the disabled car and ran away on foot; however, PPD officers contained the area and located him hiding inside a nearby restaurant on North Lake Avenue. The suspect was arrested without incident. The second suspect, Richards, was arrest without incident at the initial contact point.