On October 21, 2019 Pasadena City College Campus Police sent out a Safety Bulletin regarding reports of suspicious encounters on campus with individuals seeking to engage in religious based conversations. The individuals involved were using the term “God the Mother” during the discussions. Concerns were reported by students that the group was involved in cult like activity based on information obtained via social media. Since the original posting of the Safety Bulletin, and thanks to an engaged, alert campus community, we were able to identify and interview the individuals regarding their activity on campus. A representative from the organization was interviewed in person by Campus Police, and provided verification that they are affiliated with “The World Mission Society Church of God”. The representative for the organization stated they have been subjected to malicious, unsubstantiated rumors spread by social media. Based on this interview, as well as additional follow up with other law enforcement agencies, Pasadena City College Campus Police has determined that no criminal activity related to this organization has been substantiated, and no criminal activity related to this group has occurred on our campus. We would like to remind our Campus Community that the presence of any organization on campus does not necessarily constitute an endorsement, but merely reflects our support and adherence to everyone’s right to free speech.
On October 16, 2019, Pasadena City College Campus Police received an anonymous report of suspicious activity through our Lancer Anonymous Tip Reporting web page, also known as “L.A.T.R.” (https://pasadena.edu/police-and-college-safety/latr.php ) The anonymous report stated that on Wednesday, October 16th, at approximately 6:15 p.m., the reporting party was approached by 2 females on campus who stated they were PCC students and began asking religious based questions, and reading aloud passages that spoke of a “Mother of God”. The reporting party became concerned because she had heard rumors of a group using the “Mother of God” name that were allegedly engaged in cult like behavior. The encounter was reported to have occurred at the “second quad near the food store”. Both females were described as possibly Hispanic. #1 early 20’s, 5’2, “pudgy” build, dark brown hair, wearing a black long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, carrying a pink backpack. #2 mid 50-60’s, 5’4, thin build, brown hair, wearing a black and yellow dress with an unknown color blazer. On October 18, 2019, a second anonymous report was received via our Lancer Anonymous Tip Reporting web page, reporting a similar suspicious encounter by 2 males. This second encounter was said to have occurred four days prior, on October 14, 2019, at 9:00 p.m. The reporting party stated they were approached by 2 males near the R Building asking if they had heard of “God the Mother”, and attempted to obtain the reporting party’s phone number. Both males were reported to be Latino, in their early 20’s, 5’10, black hair, 140 lbs., both subjects were said to be dressed in formal attire, “church goer clothing”. The delay in reporting both incidents was significant (1 hour delay, and 4 day delay respectively). However, upon receipt of this information, Campus Police responded to the area described in the anonymous tips, and were unable to locate any individuals matching the descriptions given. The individuals involved may be a legitimate religious organization proselytizing on campus. Pasadena City College Campus Police would like to encourage anyone who has a similar encounter to contact campus police without delay, so that we may make contact with the individuals and alleviate concerns, or take appropriate action as necessary.
On October 9, 2019, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Pasadena City College Campus Police received an anonymous report of suspicious activity through our Lancer Anonymous Tip Reporting web page, also known as "LA.T.R." (https://pasadena.edu/police-and-college-safety/latr.php) The anonymous report stated that on Tuesday, October 8, at approximately 12:30 p.m., 2 female students were approached by an unknown female soliciting assistance from the females, and encouraging them to come to her residence. The females declined the invitation. The interaction took place off-campus at a fast food restaurant on Colorado Blvd. across from the PCC Main Campus. The reporting party believed that the motives of the female soliciting assistance were suspicious and potentially motivated by criminal intent. The subject was described as a female, White or Armenian, in her late 40's, 5', thin build, blonde hair. Pasadena City College Campus Police would like to remind students to be aware of your surroundings at all times, on and off-campus. Do not engage in unsolicited contact with persons you do not know. Trust your instinct, if something does not feel right, or you feel unsafe, call police for assistance.
On Tuesday, January 01, 2019, PCCPD discovered that several rooms were burglarized in the C-building on the main campus. Review of video surveillance revealed that on Monday, December 31, 2018 at approximately 0000 hours, the suspect and subject pictured above were seen together north of the Cbuilding. At approximately 00 15 hours, the male suspect leaves the area and is seen again walking north towards the south entrance of the C-building. The suspect is not seen again until approximately 0 I 50 hours, exiting the C-building from the east entrance carrying multiple bags. The suspect is observed leaving campus, last seen traveling east on Colorado Boulevard on foot.
On 08/23/18 at approximately 6:58 pm, two vehicle burglaries occurred on PCC main campus lot 4 level 1. Suspect #1 broke the windows of two vehicles and stole several items. The suspects drove away eastbound on Del Mar Blvd in the vehicle shown above. Please contact PCC dispatch if you observe a vehicle matching the suspects' vehicle on or near the campus.
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 between 3:15 PM and 4:30 PM. Location: Parking lot 5 level 2 on the main campus of Pasadena City College. Reported Offense: A male subject approached a female who was seated in her vehicle in parking lot 5 level 2. The subject pressed himself against the driver’s side window as he yelled sexual obscenities at the female occupant. The subject made hand gestures of a sexual nature in the direction of the female occupant. The subject prevented the female from moving her vehicle by blocking it with his body as he yelled threats of bodily harm at her. The subject left the area when the female occupant contacted Police by telephone.
Date and Time: Saturday, October 28, 2017 between 9:20 & 10:00 AM Location: Pasadena City College Library 3rd Floor Reported Offense: Victim was approached by a male Hispanic while seated in the third floor of the library. The male exposed his genitals to the female and then walked away. Suspect Description: Male Hispanic, brown complexion, 6’05” in height, stocky build (230lbs), short black hair, brown eyes. On the date of the incident the suspect was wearing a dark colored t-shirt, tan colored shorts, and dark colored Nike tennis shoes.
Date and Time: Monday, September 18, 2017 between 8:00 & 10:00 AM. Location: Multiple locations on main campus of Pasadena City College. Reported Offense: While riding a bicycle at different locations on the main campus, the suspect rides near victims and grabs their buttock area with his hand. Please report any similar incidents to Campus Police at the below listed phone number. Suspect Description: Light skinned male, 25 years old, wearing a white baseball cap, black t-shirt and blue jeans. Suspect Vehicle Description: Black bicycle with red rims and handlebars.
Date and Time Reported: August 31, 2017, at 11:50 a.m Date and Time of Incident: August 29, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m Location: Parking Lot #4 located at Hill and Del Mar Reported Offense: Reporting party was approached by a male Hispanic while walking to her vehicle. The male exposed himself to the female and attempted to grab her breast. Suspect description: Male Hispanic, early 20’s, short black hair, wearing a black t-shirt, with a white circular emblem on the back, and black or dark colored shorts
Campus Police have seen an increase in bicycle thefts on campus. Always make sure your bike is locked while on campus. Be aware - Cable locks are easily defeated. Campus Police strongly recommend utilizing a metal U-shaped lock to secure your bicycle on campus. Please report any suspicious activity near the bike racks to campus police (626) 585-7484.