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South Pasadena Police Department Crime Report

Following a traffic stop near Monterey Road and Marengo Avenue on March 11 at 11:52 p.m., police arrested a driver after finding him to be in possession of methamphetamine, fentanyl, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. The officers also found an air gun pistol and a handheld taser in the suspect’s possession. Police noted that the passenger displayed behavior consistent with being under the influence of a controlled substance and subsequently cited and released him at the scene.

Police were called to a residence in the 200 block of Camino Del Sol regarding a residential burglary after a security alarm triggered at the home at 3:10 p.m. on March 12. According to reports, three suspects parked a black Ford Explorer in the driveway of the residence, and two entered the home through an unlocked window as one suspect remained in the vehicle. The two ransacked the home, triggering the alarm in the process and were captured by the surveillance system of a neighboring home before fleeing in the vehicle. South Pasadena Police issued a crime bulletin, asking the community to share information about the crime by calling (626) 403-7280.

A second residential burglary was reported in the 500 block of Mound Avenue at 5:18 a.m. on March 10. According to reports, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s home through an unlocked garage and stole currency.

A man was arrested in a third residential burglary reported in the 200 block of Monterey Road at 2:30 a.m. on March 15. The suspect allegedly stole mail and packages from the location and tampered with vehicles in the area.

A stolen vehicle was recovered by police near Fremont Avenue and Columbia Street at 10:20 p.m. on March 12. The suspect was driving the stolen vehicle when he triggered an automated license plate reader. Police responded, arrested the suspect for grand theft and recovered the vehicle.

These alleged crimes and incidents were reported to the South Pasadena Police Department between Tuesday, March 12, and Monday, March 18. Information was gathered from a weekly crime summary published by SPPD’s Crime Prevention Unit.

First published in the March 22 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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