SOUTH PASADENA – ColoradoBoulevard.net:
Commercial Burglary Suspect Arrested.
By News Desk
On Sunday, February 4, 2024, at 2:00 am a South Pasadena Police Officer was conducting a routine business check in the alley of the 1100 block of Fair Oaks Avenue when he spotted a suspicious subject loitering near the rear door of a closed business.
Officers checked the business and found evidence of a burglary. Further investigation revealed that the subject was in possession of property belonging to the business. The property was recovered and returned to the business owner. The suspect, thirty-five-year-old Giovani Rosales of El Monte, was arrested for P.C. 459, Commercial Burglary, and an outstanding felony burglary warrant out of Orange County. He was booked and is currently being housed at the Inmate Reception Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
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Feb. 3: Arson Suspect Arrested.
On Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 2:00 pm, officers were dispatched to a business in the 600 block of Fair Oaks Avenue for a vandalism investigation.
After speaking with the store manager and viewing surveillance video, officers determined that an arson had taken place in front of the store the previous night. Officers recognized the suspect from prior contacts with him. Believing that the suspect was still in South Pasadena, officers searched the area and located him in the 900 Block of Fair Oaks Avenue. The suspect, sixty-six-year- old Michael Bell, an unhoused resident, was arrested for arson and was found to be an arson registrant. He was booked and is currently housed at the Inmate Reception Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to call the South Pasadena Police Department at 626-403-7265. If you would like to provide an anonymous tip, you may call “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
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