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South Pasadena Police Department Crime Report

Police responded to a robbery at a business in the 900 block of Meridian Street at about 11 a.m. on March 14. According to reports, a suspect entered the business, Arroyo Outdoor, and stole a computer from a shed on the lot. The business owner confronted the suspect and discovered that a theft had occurred. The suspect then threatened the owner with a hammer, but later dropped both the hammer and stolen electronics and fled. The man was later located by responding officers and arrested.

Three vehicle burglaries took place between March 19 and March 25. The first occurred in the 900 block of Fair Oaks Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. Unknown suspects smashed the window of a 2020 Chevrolet Suburban and stole the victim’s cellphone.
The second burglary was at 9:30 a.m. on March 24. A tote bag was stolen from the 2017 Mercedes C300, and the vehicle was left undamaged.
A backpack was stolen from the third vehicle, a 2018 Subaru Forester, which was left with a broken window. The three crimes have not been linked to a single suspect, and no arrests have been made.

Police conducted a traffic stop of a male driver near Monterey Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard for a traffic violation at 1:27 a.m. on March 20. He was later arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, a controlled substance and burglary tools, police said.

These alleged crimes and incidents were reported to the South Pasadena Police Department between Tuesday, March 19, and Monday, March 25. Information was gathered from a weekly crime summary published by SPPD’s Crime Prevention Unit.

First published in the March 29 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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