On January 4, at about 3:55 p.m., Pasadena Police officers responded to a call of a “man with a gun” in the 1800 block of Lincoln Boulevard. Witnesses said the suspect (Lamont Maynard, male adult, Pasadena resident) was involved in an argument with another male. During the altercation, an accomplice (male juvenile, Pasadena resident) was observed handing a gun to Maynard. Maynard took possession of the gun and contacted the victim. Maynard then removed a gun from his waistband and threatened the victim. Special Enforcement Section officers arrived at the call and quickly located the suspect walking on Idaho Street, east of Lincoln Avenue. SES immediately ordered the suspect to surrender. However, rather than complying with the officer’s orders, the suspect started walking backwards and then without warning, spun around (facing away from the officers) subsequently lying on the ground. During the suspect’s movement, he discarded a firearm. SES officers contacted the suspect and arrested him without incident. The gun was recovered as evidence. The minor suspect was also located in the general area and arrested without incident. Both suspects were taken to PPD. Officers clearly avoid a lethal situation given the fact the Maynard was armed and noncompliant during the initial contact with police officers.
On January 6, at about 7:39 p.m. Pasadena Police officers assigned to the Special Enforcement Section (SES) were on routine patrol when they attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations in the 800 block of N. Raymond Avenue. SES officers activated the emergency lights (red and blue lights) on their police vehicle; however, the driver of the car failed to yield accelerating away from the officers at a high rate of speed. Moments later, the vehicle abruptly stopped and five male adults exited and continued to flee. SES officers chased the primary suspects while responding officers contained the area. Subsequently, all suspects were arrested without incident. During the field investigation officers located a firearm which has been discarded during the chase. SES officers determined all five suspect are known gang members and on parole, PRCS, or probation. The suspects were transported to PPD jail and the gun was booked as evidence.