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Crime Blotter: Assault at Convalescent Hospital

The following incidents were reported to the South Pasadena Police Department from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6.

A standoff between two patients in the hallway of the neither of whom would yield to the other, resulted in a reported assault, authorities said.

According to the South Pasadena Police weekly crime summary, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30th, the suspect pushed the victim aside and walked away, constituting an assault.

Another reported incident includes the arrest of a 29-year-old Alhambra man for allegedly stealing another man's cell phone. Police say both men were walking in the 1000 block of El Centro Street on Nov. 2 when the suspect asked the victim to see the phone. The suspect then ran off, only to be found later that night by police.

To see the rest of the week's incidents, please view the attached pdf. 

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Justanotheropinion November 09, 2012 at 04:26 AM
At some point, they will figure out a way to either close this hell hole down or revert it back to it's intended use - as a convalescent home for the ELDERLY instead of drug addicts in 'rehab' and other nefarious occupants. I've had email exchanges w/SPPD and they are as concerned as SP residents Unfortunately, SPPD is hindered by a grandfathering of laws for the new owner which allows them to take in the types of folks we don't want. My guess, is that unless there is a sever financial negative impact to the owner, we as a city, are stuck.
Donna Evans (Editor) November 09, 2012 at 03:34 PM
@Tracey: I just saw that South Pasadena City Council is creating a special committee to investigate the goings-on there. I'll post the Star News story until I get a chance to do some reporting. http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_21961754/south-pasadena-convalescent-hospital-faces-council-scrutiny
Justanotheropinion November 11, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Thanks Donna. I'm all for the special committee, but as I stated before, unless they can get around the grandfathering of rules and there's a financial incentive for the owner to make the necessary changes, this will continue. Color me a pessimist...
Anonymous December 08, 2012 at 06:12 AM
My advice to the residents of SP is to write to the Department of Health San Gabriel District and provide them with details of all the things occurring at the facility. Show thems facts with police records etc. This way they can investigate all cases. Eventually if they get enough complaints some sort of disciplinary action can be taken against the facility.

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