On Friday, August 14, 2009, the Pasadena Police Department arrested a suspect responsible for a residential burglary in the 1000 block of South El Molino Avenue that occurred on August 8, 2009. Three handguns were stolen in that burglary along with jewelry and electronic items, none of which have been recovered.
Pasadena Police Forensic personnel were able to locate fingerprints belonging to Marcus A. Mattox, a 23-year- old man from Pasadena, inside the victim’s residence. Mattox is currently on parole for burglary and has other felony arrests in his background.
“Mr. Mattox is a career criminal”, says Chief of Police Bernard Melekian. “We believe that he could possibly be responsible for other burglaries. Therefore, we are providing his photograph just in case someone has seen him either in the area of this burglary or in other areas where burglaries have occurred. With more and more parolees being released, we will need to rely on the public’s help in assisting us to identify and incarcerate those people who habitually re-offend.”
The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone who may have seen Mattox in areas where burglaries have been committed are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Marie Sell at 626-744-3816 or Detective George Vidal at 626-744-7108.