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Crime Alert July 7, 2010

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Crime Alert June 17, 2010

Posted by David S. in Burglaries, Incidents, Law Enforcement.
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A candidate for the World’s Dumbest Criminal Award.

Two Crime Alerts June 10, 2010

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Suspect Wanted for Attempted Kidnapping June 9, 2010

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Jose Castillo

Jose Castillo

Update:
Advisory Message has been issued by the Pasadena Police Department – CA.
Monday June 21, 2010 4:22 PM PDT

Pasadena Police Apprehend Wanted Kidnap Suspect, Jose Castillo this past Saturday

On June 19th, 2010 at approximately 9:40 AM, the Pasadena Police Department arrested Jose Castillo for the assault and kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend on May 27th at a South Lake Avenue parking structure.  “The investigation has been on-going with detectives assertively following up on leads regarding Mr. Castillo’s whereabouts,” says Detective Lieutenant Tracey Ibarra, “He knew he was wanted by police and went into hiding, making it challenging to apprehend him right away, but good work by our Detectives and Fugitive Apprehension Team resulted in Mr. Castillo’s arrest without incident at a family member’s home in Duarte. “ Jose Castillo is currently being held at the Los Angeles County Jail for a kidnapping, domestic violence, and a terrorist threats warrant.  His bail is $400,000 and he is scheduled to be arraigned at the Pasadena Superior Court on June 22nd.  “The coordinated efforts by law enforcement officers in tracking down and arresting this dangerous individual is to be commended,” says Interim Chief of Police Christopher Vicino.  “But most importantly, the victim’s fears can be mitigated knowing that Castillo is arrested and behind bars.”

Tuesday June 8, 2010 11:29 AM PDT
Suspect Wanted For Attempted Kidnapping
PASADENA, CA – On May 27th, Pasadena police responded to a call of a woman being assaulted by a male in a parking garage in the 200 block of South Lake Avenue.  The assault was interrupted by a security guard and good Samaritans who initially detained the suspect, however the suspect was able to flee before police could arrived.

Police are looking for Jose Castillo, 53 of Pasadena.  He is described as Hispanic, 5’ 6”, 186 with brown hair and brown eyes.  He may be driving a green 1991 Honda Accord, license number “2WYN621”.

Jose Castillo

The investigation has revealed that Castillo attacked his former girlfriend from behind then dragged her to a subterranean parking lot where he attempted to force her into his car. Witnesses intervened and called the police. “They struggled to detain him, but he fought and broke free,” says Interim Chief of Police Christopher Vicino.  “Without their intervention there may have been a very different outcome for this victim.

This was a violent attack and it important that we find Castillo and get him off the street.” Castillo knows he is wanted by the police.

Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 or Detective Sandeen at (626) 744-7099.

Crime Alert May 21, 2010

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Crime Alert May 21, 2010

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Crime Alert May 12, 2010

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Lights out May 3, 2010

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Seems some person(s) unknown are stealing the light poles on Orange Grove Blvd. in South Pasadena.

Get the police info here: Crime Alert-Light Pole Thefts

From the Pasadena Police Department April 25, 2010

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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.

Crooks Recycle, Too… Your Stuff April 24, 2010

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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.