PASADENA — Police personnel noticed a suspicious package left at the north entrance door of the police department on August 8th at approximately 1:20 PM. Unable to locate the owner, and with extreme caution following protocols, police took immediate action to evacuate the area.
L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Bomb Squad’s quick response assessed and then rendered the potentially destructive package safe.
Packaged in a manner resembling an explosive device with related items, further discovery revealed threatening letters addressed to members of the police department.
Pasadena Fire Department’s Arson Investigator Trey Sorensen announced yesterday that the assist with “Pasadena Police personnel, who conducted a comprehensive investigation, led to the identity and subsequent arrest of the suspect who admitted to intentionally placing the threatening (suspicious) package.”
Sorenson further announced, “The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old male Daniel Alberto Aguilar, a Pasadena resident. He was arrested Tuesday night, August 8, 2017 at approximately 10:30 PM, without incident at his residence.
Suspect Aguilar was booked for CA Penal Code 11418.1 – possessing/placing facsimile device of mass destruction with intent to cause fear. Bail is set at $50,000 and he is currently in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Friday, August 11, 2017, for filing consideration.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Pasadena Police Arson Investigator Trey Sorensen at (626) 744-4040 (weekdays) or the Pasadena Police Dispatch line 24/7 at (626) 744-4241. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile App on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.