PASADENA — Authorities have identified a 45-year-old Pasadena man who died in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon.
Stephen Brian Day was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place about 6:25 p.m. on Walnut Street at Meridith Avenue, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner’s Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said. A city of residency was not listed at the coroner’s office, however Pasadena police described him as a local man.
Day was traveling east on Walnut Street when his motorcycle collided with a sedan that was making a left turn from Meridith Avenue onto Walnut Street, Pasadena police Lt. Cheryl Moody said.
Nothing criminal was initially suspected, though the case of the fatal collision remained under investigation.
PASADENA — A Pasadena man died Saturday in a motorcycle crash on Walnut Street, authorities said.
The motorcyclist, a man in his mid-40s, died following the 6:25 p.m. crash in the intersection of Walnut Street and Meridith Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Cheryl Moody said.
He was eastbound on Walnut Street when he collided with a small sedan that was making a left turn from Meredith Avenue onto Walnut Street, the lieutenant said.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation, she said, however nothing criminal was initially suspected.
The driver of the car, a Pasadena man who appeared to be in his 60s, was not injured, Moody said.
The intersection remained closed Saturday night at police investigated the scene of the crash.
The fatal collision was the first motorcycle fatality in the city in more than a year and a half, officials said.
On Sunday, Pasadena police will crack down on motorcycle safety during a pre-planned enforcement campaign.
AZUSA — A man showed up at a hospital late Friday following a stabbing in a residential neighborhood in an unincorporated county area near Azusa, authorities said.
Few details were available regarding the 11:45 p.m. attack in the area of Renwick Road and Rockvale Avenue, as the the victim did not appear to be fully cooperating with investigators, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Kirk Smith.
He told investigators he was standing outside when he was approached by four attackers, described only as male, Smith said. One of them stabbed him.
The victim suffered a stab wound to his abdomen and was taken by a friend to an area hospital, the sergeant said.
The investigation was ongoing.
PASADENA — Two officers convinced a despondent woman not to jump off the Colorado Street bridge Friday night.
The 32-year-old Pasadena woman was taken to a hospital for observation, according to Lt. Cheryl Moody.
A friend of the woman called Pasadena police around 7:30 p.m. Moody said the woman had called her friend to say she was on the bridge.
The woman was standing on the other side of the safety gate when police showed up, Moody said. The department’s crisis negotiation team was called in.
She said Officers Darryl Harris and Marco Tudic, who are members of the team, arrived and began talking to the woman.
“The negotiation lasted two hours. She came back over the fence and (to) safety,” Moody said.
– Ruby Gonzales
COVINA — A bicyclist lost his blue BMX bike to a robber in a gray hat on Friday.
The robbery happened at 4:49 p.m. at Charter Oak Park, 20261 E. Covina Blvd. which is in the unincorporated county area near Covina.
Sheriff’s Lt. David Vega said the bicyclist was pulled off the bicycle by the suspect. The victim hit his head when he fell, Vega said.
The robber was last seen with the bicycle heading south on Bonnie Cove Avenue.
Vega said the bicyclist wasn’t taken to a hospital.
The suspect was described as a Latino, 15 to 18, 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 150 pounds. He wore a dark gray shirt, blue jeans and a gray hat.
– Ruby Gonzales
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — The Montrose Search and Rescue looked for a missing Bakersfield man after a sport utility vehicle was discovered Friday afternoon at Stonyvale picnic area in Big Tujunga Canyon.
Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Fitch said a gray Mitsubishi Outlander was found about 2 p.m. which turned out to be associated with Ergun Ertug, 32, who was reported missing out of Bakerfield on June 20.
The Outlander is listed to a company called Incremental Oil and Gas, according to Fitch.
He said the team called off the search Friday night but will resume looking Saturday morning assisted by scent dogs.
A LinkedIn profile for an Ergun Ertug lists him as a petroleum engineer for Incremental Oil and Gas.
– Ruby Gonzales
He will die in prison, one reporter said on CNN. Indeed.
His request to be placed into house arrest was denied. The former Penn State coach was led out of the courthouse in handcuffs.
Here’s what ESPN is reporting:
I like to call the region surrounding the 710 Freeway “The Corruption Corridor.”
Towns in the region include Montebello, Bell, Southgate, Mayhwood, Huntington Park, Bell Gardens and Vernon.
Then there’s tiny Cudahy. Never been there? Well that’s probably because you weren’t looking for prostitutes, marijuana or trying to scam customer of your tow company.
The FBI on Friday announced a corruption probe into three member of the Cudahy City Council. All were accused of taking bribes in exchange for approving the establishment of a Medical marijuana dispensary. A lot of the dirt is in a affidavit filed in support of the case. Take a look. Here’s a link. It’s great reading and a fascinating window into public corruption in Los Angeles County: