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Ice Cream Vendor Attacked April 26, 2010

Posted by David S. in In the News, Robberies.
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From the Pasadena Star-News:

PASADENA – Police are looking for a man and two children who struck an ice cream vendor in the head with a baseball bat Sunday during a failed robbery in Pasadena, authorities said.

The crime took place about 3 p.m. in the 400 block of N. Chester Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Keith Jones said. The robbery was carried out by two boys about 12 to 14 years old and a man who appeared between 18 and 20.

The ice cream vendor, an El Sereno man in his 40s, was walking with his ice cream cart when the two children approached on scooters and asked for ice cream, the lieutenant said.

“As the victim was reaching to get them what they wanted, the older suspect came from behind and struck the victim in the head with a baseball bat,” Jones said.

The vendor fell to the ground and the children tried unsuccessfully to pull his fanny pack off, he said.

“The victim was able to fight off the suspects, and they all ran northbound on Chester Avenue,” Jones said.

The young suspects left their scooters behind, he added.

The injured man was taken to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Jones said, where he was treated and released later Sunday.

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Old Town Robbery April 26, 2010

Posted by David S. in In the News, Robberies.
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From the Pasadena Star-News:

MONROVIA – A knife-wielding crook robbed a man Friday in Old Town, police said.

The crime was reported shortly after noon in an alley in the 100 block of West Colorado Boulevard, Monrovia police Lt. Nels Ortlund said.

The victim, a Monrovia man of about 60 years old, was walking down the alley when he was confronted by the robber, who brandished a knife and demanded property from the man, the lieutenant said.

The victim handed over $26 and the robber ran off, said.

Officers searched the area but were unable to find him, Ortlund added.

Police described the robber as a Latino man with a dark complexion and a bushy mustache. He wore a white T-shirt, black pants and black and white shoes resembling Converse All Star tennis shoes.

The victim was not hurt in the incident, he said.

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From the Pasadena Police Department April 25, 2010

Posted by David S. in In the News, Incidents, Law Enforcement.
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PASADENA, CA – On April 9, 2010, shortly before 11:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of Wilson Ave. and Del Mar Blvd. to investigate a report that a suspect armed with a knife attempted to force the female victim into an isolated area away from view.
 
The 22 year old female, Pasadena resident, was walking westbound on Del Mar Blvd. between Michigan Ave. and Wilson Ave. when she observed the suspect walking behind her.  The victim ran when she heard the suspect running toward her, but was unable to outrun the suspect.  The suspect grabbed her and brandished a knife as he pushed her toward a nearby alcove.  The victim yelled for help to a person who was standing nearby on the sidewalk.  The suspect released the victim and ran from the area.
 
Officers searched the area, but did not locate the suspect.  The suspect was described as a male Hispanic, 30 years old, 5’6”, 180 lbs, black hair; wearing a blue shirt, white ball cap with vertical blue stripes and blue jeans.
 
This was an isolated incident occurring during the late evening hours.  The Pasadena Police Department encourages personal safety practices and advocates always being aware of situations where victimization can occur.  Be aware of surroundings and when possible, enjoy walks during daylight or with a friend during the evenings.
 
Please call the Pasadena Police Department at (626)744-4241 if you have information about this incident or to report suspicious person or activity.

Sex Offender Map April 24, 2010

Posted by David S. in Helpful Hints.
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Just a reminder

Pasadena Sex Offender Map Results 4-24-10

Crooks Recycle, Too… Your Stuff April 24, 2010

Posted by David S. in Helpful Hints, Incidents.
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Please read a neighbor’s email below regarding individuals who rummage through recycling bins. It is best to shred or destroy all your personal data before discarding/recycling it.Many times these individuals-like our neighbor mentions below- are looking for bank account, social security and credit card numbers. Do be careful with what you discard, and report anyone you see engaging in this behavior to the police by calling the non-emergency number (626) 744-4241.

Subject: Arroyo Blvd – Raiding Recycling Bins

Reported to PPD non-emergency dispatcher a male Hispanic, about 5’ 6”, walking southbound on Arroyo Blvd in 100 block stealing recycling out of the bins on the street at 11:45.  Concern for me is not the garbage per se but any potential identity theft materials; he is ripping open garbage bags and rifling through the contents.

Been Busy April 24, 2010

Posted by David S. in Miscellaneous.
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Sorry for abandoning the site for the last few months. Been busy. Updates forthcoming…