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Two Monrovia Men Arrested in Pasadena Homicide Case
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Two Monrovia Men Arrested in Pasadena Homicide Case

Prosecutors have filed murder charges against two Monrovia residents accused of shooting 24-year-old Anthony Michael Tafoya Ortiz during a drug deal and robbery that turned violent in Pasadena earlier this month. The police department will not release any specific details regarding the incident. On Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at about 4:30 p.m., 24-year-old Lamarr Marquise…

Victim of Shooting in Pasadena Succumbs Injury
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Victim of Shooting in Pasadena Succumbs Injury

On Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at about 10:49 a.m., Pasadena Police responded to the 100 block of Painter Street regarding a shooting victim. Officers arrived on scene and found 24-year-old Anthony Michael Tafoya Ortiz, of Los Angeles suffering from a gunshot wound. Pasadena Fire Department paramedics arrived and transported Ortiz to a local hospital in…

Pasadena Crime Blotters: July 4 – July 31
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Pasadena Crime Blotters: July 4 – July 31

July 4 July 4, 9:42 a.m., a 29 year old male was involved in an argument with a 23-year-old male in the 1900 block of Santa Rosa Ave. when the younger produced a knife and lunged at the victim. The victim was able to jump out of the way of the blade. Once officers arrived,…

Duarte Gang Member Sentenced to Life for Pasadena Murders
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Duarte Gang Member Sentenced to Life for Pasadena Murders

One of the four Duarte gang members convicted of murder last December in connection with three homicides in Pasadena between 2016 and 2017 was sentenced July 8 to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Read More: 8 Suspected Gang Members Arrested by Pasadena Detectives for Attempted and Multiple Murders Ricardo Santiago from the…

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Suspicious Death Victim Identified by Pasadena PD

On Sunday, at about 2:55 p.m., Pasadena Police Department personnel responded to 50 Alessandro Place on a report of a woman down, possibly deceased in the southwest parking lot of the location. Upon arrival, officers found the deceased woman. Fire department personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The woman has been…

Pasadena Police Detectives Arrest Elder Financial Abuse Crew
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Pasadena Police Detectives Arrest Elder Financial Abuse Crew

Pasadena Police Detectives arrested a crew of elder financial abuse suspects charged with stealing over $24,000 from the 73-year-old victim over a three and a half month period. The suspects are also suspected of attempting to steal an additional $54,000 from the same man, who is a cancer patient and suffers from mental illness and…

Pasadena Crime Blotters: June 2 – June 27
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Pasadena Crime Blotters: June 2 – June 27

June 2 At 2:47 p.m., Officers were dispatched to Arlington Street and Pasadena Avenue regarding a male adult acting erratically. The reporting party stated that the suspect was seated in a parked vehicle but began ramming the cars in front and behind him. The police helicopter was the first unit on scene and watched as…

Pasadena Man Charged with Capital Murder of Arcadia Woman
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Pasadena Man Charged with Capital Murder of Arcadia Woman

A construction worker has been charged with capital murder in the killing of a 76-year-old Arcadia woman during the burglary of her home where he had previously worked, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Heber Enoc Diaz of Pasadena is charged with one count of murder with special circumstance allegations that the…

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