Man attacked, robbed in Pasadena


PASADENA >> A gunman robbed and apparently pistol-whipped a man walking in a residential neighborhood in Pasadena Saturday night, police said.
A 19-year-old Pasadena man was walking about 10:30 p.m. when a car pulled up next to him and stopped at Summit Avenue and Villa Street, Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said.
“The (passenger) got out of the car, displayed a handgun to the victim and demanded money,” Goodman said. The victims turned over his cash.
“After obtaining the money, the suspect told the victim to turn around, at which time he struck the victim in the back of the head with an unknown object, possibly the handgun,” the lieutenant said.
The victim fell ot the ground, and the gunman then returned to the car, which sped off. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be severe.
He was described as a Latino man, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, heavy-set, bald, wearing a white short-sleeve shirt and khaki shorts.
No description of the getaway driver or the car was available.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Shots fired in Baldwin Park neighborhood


BALDWIN PARK >> Bullets struck a parked car, but injured no one, during a drive-by shooting in a residential neighborhood in Baldwin Park Saturday afternoon.
The shots were fired about 4:30 p.m. in the 13200 block of Francisquito Avenue, Baldwin Park police Sgt. Shawn Blackburn said.
Officers found a car that had been struck by gunfire, but no gunshot victims either at the scene or at area hospitals, he said.
A silver vehicle was seen fleeing the area immediately after the shooting, he said. No further details were available.

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Video: Man sought in unprovoked stabbing of Monterey Park hair salon owner


MONTEREY PARK >> Police released surveillance video footage Thursday in hoped of identifying a man who stabbed a woman in a seemingly random and unprovoked attack at a hair salon she owns last month.
The woman was working in her shop in the 2300 block of South Garfield Avenue when the attacker walked in about 3:42 p.m. on June 14, according to Monterey Park Lt. Bill Cuevas.
0805_NWS_SGT-L-MPSTABBING“The suspect… stabbed the unsuspecting victim without provocation and made no demands,” Cuevas said in a written statement. The assailant fled the area on foot, as captured on video by nearby surveillance cameras.
*Video: Monterey Park hair salon stabbing
Officers searched the area but did not find the attacker, police said.
The woman was treated for a non-life-threatening slash wound to her torso, Sgt. Bob Hung said.
No motive in the seemingly random stabbing was known, police said.
The attacker was described as a Latino man, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, heavy-set, with a shaved head. He wore a white shirt with a large blue horizontal stripe, dark-colored shorts, a backward baseball cap and a bandana covering his face.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Monterey Park police detectives at 626-307-1236. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect the correct date of the attack.

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Home struck by gunfire in Pasadena, no injuries reported


PASADENA >> A teen unleashed a barrage of bullets in a residential neighborhood in Pasadena late Wednesday, piercing the window of an occupied home but injuring no one, police said.
The shooting took place about 8:10 p.m. at Glen Avenue and Pepper Street, Pasadena police Lt. John Luna said.
An unidentified shooter opened fire for unknown reasons, striking a fence, a yard and sending a bullet through the bedroom window of a house in the 200 block of Pepper Street, Luna said.
Three adults were inside the home at the time, but no injuries were reported, the lieutenant said.
Police described the shooter as a teenager. A detailed description was not available. No vehicle was seen.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Compton man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend’s car in Norwalk


NORWALK >> An argument between a man and his girlfriend escalated into a shooting late Saturday when the man fired at the woman’s car, striking the vehicle but missing her, officials said.
Jacquise Oshay Hooper, 22, of Compton was ultimately arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting, which occurred just before 8 p.m. at a condominium complex in the 12000 block of Quail Lane, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Eric Smitson said.
Hooper showed up to see his ex-girlfriend and became involved in an argument, the lieutenant said.
As the woman tried to get into her car, Hooper fired twice with a handgun, he said.
The car was struck, but the woman escaped injury, Smitson said.
Deputies found and arrested Hooper nearby, he said. A gun was found discarded in the area.
According to booking records, Hooper was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending his arraignment hearing, scheduled Tuesday in the Bellflower branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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UPDATED: Police: Wildomar man arrested after pointing gun at passers-by in Pasadena neighborhood


PASADENA >> Police used a K-9 to apprehend a Riverside County man early Sunday following reports that he had been pointing a handgun at passers-by in an upscale residential neighborhood in Pasadena.
Recently released convict Jordan Allenswan Creger, 26, of Wildomar, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and weapons violations, following the incident, which began about 7 a.m. in the 700 block of South Orange Grove Boulevard, according to Pasadena police officials and Los Angeles County Superior Court records.
Officers received a report of a man “pointing his gun at random people,” Lt. Mark Goodman said.
Police found the suspect, later identified as Creger, hiding nearby in a front yard in the 300 block of Markham Place, officials said.
After about 30 minutes of negotiation, police sent in a dog, allowing them to take Creger into custody.
“A search of the area in which the suspect was hiding led to the discovery of a loaded firearm,” Pasadena police officials said in a written statement.
Creger, who appeared to be under the influence of some sort of substance, was taken to a hospital for examination and treatment of minor abrasions suffered during his arrest prior to booking, Lt. Mark Goodman said.
His motive, as well as what he was doing in the affluent Pasadena neighborhood, remained a mystery.
His motive, as well as what he was doing in the affluent Pasadena neighborhood, remained a mystery.
Police Chief Phillip Sanchez commended the involved officers for their “sound decision, courage and tactics,” allowing a safe outcome and the avoidance of a lethal force encounter.
Sunday represented Creger’s sixth arrest in Los Angeles County since July of last year.
Most recently, he was arrested in Montebello on May 31, records show. He was ultimately convicted of resisting or obstructing police, while charges of carrying a concealed dirk or dagger and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.
Creger was sentenced to 120 days in county jail and released on July 22, after serving 52 days behind bars, records show.
Creger was convicted of grand theft in the West Covina branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court in January, according to court records. He served 140 days of a 150 days sentence before being released on June 1.
And he was convicted of burglary in August of 2015 in the West Covina courthouse following an arrest in the San Dimas area, records show.
He was sentenced to one year in county jail, but was released in November of 2015 after serving 124 days in custody.
Creger was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.

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Man shot in Altadena


ALTADENA >> A man was expected to survive his wounds following a shooting in Altadena Saturday night, authorities said.
Deputies received a report of a “person down” about 9 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue and Figueroa Drive, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Daniel Stanley said.
They found a man estimated to be in his late-20s suffering from a gunshot wounds to his legs, the lieutenant said. He was hospitalized with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
No suspect description was available. The circumstances of the shooting remained under investigation.

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Two men wounded in Pasadena shooting


PASADENA >> Two men suffered wounds in a shooting near Robinson Park in Pasadena late Saturday, police said.
The gunfire was first reported about 8:20 p.m. at Hammond Street and Morton Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson said.
Arriving officers encountered one man suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene, he said. He was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.
A second shooting victim arrived at the hospital a short time later, Clawson said. His condition was also unclear.
Both victims were described as men estimated to be in their 50s, according to the lieutenant.
No further details regarding the circumstances of the shooting were available as the investigation remained in its early stages.

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Monterey Park man accused of Pasadena burglaries, brick attack


PASADENA >> Police arrested a Monterey Park man Thursday after he broke into several Pasadena businesses and cars, then attacked a business owner who confronted him with a brick, officials said.
Brian Anthony Wheeler, 45, was booked on suspicion of burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats following the incident, which unfolded about 6:25 a.m. in the 1000 block of South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena police Lt. John Luna said.
A business proprietor caught Wheeler leaving his businesses, where a window had been smashed out with a brick, police said. Wheeler had stolen a can of beer.
Wheeler attacked the business owner with the brick, leaving him with redness to his face but no serious injuries, Luna said.
The attacker fled from the area, trying unsuccessfully to steal a car.
Witnesses pointed responding police officers in the direction where the fleeing suspect had jumped a fence onto Marengo Avenue.
Officers found Wheeler hiding in the community laundry room of a nearby apartment complex, Luna said.
Investigators soon found other windows allegedly smashed by Wheeler.
“Prior to this incident, the suspect attempted to enter two adjacent business and (several) cars,” Luna said.
Officials suspected Wheeler was under the influence of some sort of narcotic, he added.
According to county booking records, Wheeler was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.

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Man wounded in Hacienda Heights shooting


HACIENDA HEIGHTS >> Deputies are seeking an attacker show shot a man in the back as he walked down the street in Hacienda Heights early Thursday, officials said.
The shooting took place about 12:10 a.m. on Gale Avenue near Valencia Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Abel Moreno said.
The victim, a man in his 30s, suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening, he said.
“He was walking on Gale. He heard what appeared to be a gunshot and felt pain to his lower back,” Moreno said.
The wounded man did not see where the shot came from and no suspect description was available, the sergeant said. The motive in the attack was unclear.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Industry Station at 626-330-3322. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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