* Update * Alhambra Residents Fend off Burglar Suspect


At approximately 2:40 AM, the Alhambra Police Department's 911 Communication Center received a call of a home burglary that had just occurred on the 200 block of North Olive Ave (the northwest portion of the city). The homeowners reported that a male subject entered the residence, undressed, and entered their bedroom. The victims physically warded off the suspect by kicking him in the groin. The suspect fled the location on foot. Officers arrived within minutes and made contact with the two female victims, who were unharmed.

The suspect was positively identified as John Anthony Patterson, male Hispanic, 6 feet, 4 inches, approximately 220 pounds, shaved head, and wearing black glasses. Mr. Patterson is known to the Alhambra Police Department and was last arrested in October 2021.

This morning at approximately 10:48 am, an alert citizen on the 300 block of North Curtis Ave spotted Mr. Patterson in her backyard and called 911. Alhambra Officers arrived within minutes and spotted Mr. Patterson, who immediately fled. An extensive search was conducted with officers from the Alhambra Police Department, which included our K-9 Otis. Law enforcement agencies from Monterey Park, San Gabriel, San Marino, El Monte K-9, Pasadena K-9, Glendale K-9, Pasadena Police Air Support, and multiple unmanned aircraft systems were deployed and assisted with this operation.

After the initial search concluded where Suspect Patterson was not located, APD Detectives stayed in the area believing Patterson was still in the area. Suspect Patterson emerged from his hiding spot and was taken into custody without further incident.

Thank you to all assisting agencies for their help and a huge thank you to our alert citizen who called 911. We also want to thank the community for their patience and understanding. Alhambra Police Detectives are continuing to investigate the case.

The Alhambra Police Department is asking anyone with any additional information regarding this crime to contact the police department investigations division at 626-570-5157.

Sergeant Michael Montano is handling press inquiries at 626-570-5117 or mmontano@alhambrapd.org.

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