Pasadena Police Department seizes guns and gangs

By Cindy Arora

The Pasadena Police Department has increased its policing efforts the last few weeks as a number of gang-related incidents have occurred across the city.  This has resulted in 30 gang members arrested and 11 firearms seized in the last month, according to Pasadena Police Department officials.

The department is actively investigating multiple leads and continues to deploy police officers into the community, city parks, and business districts. The blanketed effort is part of an initiative for high-visibility policing efforts, including officers patrolling neighborhoods, gang intervention officers conducting in-home visits, and outreach at local crime hotspots.

Anyone with tips or information on criminal activity in Pasadena is asked to call the department anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), through the “P3 Tips” mobile app on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or via http://lacrimestoppers.org.