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Pasadena Burglaries May Have Altadena Connection

Four suspects arrested in Pasadena last week have goods that were reported stolen by Altadena citizens, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Editor's note: This story was based on inaccurate information that was provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  Police do not believe these four suspect received items that were taken from Altadena.  For an account of the actual Pasadena arrest that detectives do believe has an Altadena connection please .

Four suspects who were arrested for receiving stolen goods appears to have items that were taken from Altadena residents, according to Lt. Joe Dempsey of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Altadena Station.

Dempsey said it is not yet clear whether the items were taken from a residential burglary in Altadena or in a vehicle burglary involving an Altadena resident - detectives are working with the Pasadena Police Department to figure out, he said.

The four were arrested on Thursday after a resident phoned police and told them some unfamiliar men were in his neighbor's back yard, according to a Pasadena Star News report. The incident took place in the 500 block of Mercedes Avenue.

The suspects were from Monrovia, and one of them was a minor, according to the Star News.

Altadena had a recent in the eastern part of the city, and also had a recent rash of .

Steve Lamb August 30, 2011 at 05:55 PM
Soooooo All that unconstitutional stopping and harassing of Altadena African-American males That so many here have been in favor of since it would protect their hubcaps,was not only a offense against common decency and the Republic itself, but since the thieves were from MONROVIA totally stupid, ineffective and beyond misguided.....
Revvell September 02, 2011 at 12:09 AM
Yeah Steve... they're all innocent.
Steve Lamb September 02, 2011 at 02:40 PM
@ Revvell As a matter of FACT until someone PROVES them to be guilty in a Court of Law, Constitutionally, yes they are. IO am sure you believe in the presumption of innocence....
Revvell September 02, 2011 at 03:49 PM
What I AM sure of is many of them are on probation and parole and have already been found guilty and are STILL hanging out with other gang members which IS illegal. So, no, a court of law doesn't need to fine them guilty of that. If they're breaking the law, they're guilty ~ court of law or no.

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