Two Arrested on Lyndon Street

An alert neighbor noticed the two suspicious men in a backyard and called police

South Pasadena Police Department

South Pasadena police officers responded to the 1700 block of Lyndon Street last week after reports of two suspicious individuals in the backyard of a home.

According to SPPD Captain Brian Solinsky, on June 13 at about 2:20 p.m., an alert resident noticed the pair walking to the rear of a neighbor’s house. Authorities say the resident did not recognize the subjects and quickly called police.

When officers arrived at the scene, they questioned the two individuals, 43-year-old Los Angeles resident Isidro Gutierrez and 45-year-old Elpedio Reyes of Orange, who reportedly said they were at the home to perform irrigation work on behalf of the owner.

Not long after, police discovered a pickup truck the two men drove to the residence. Officials say the truck had an altered registration tab. A search of the vehicle was conducted and officers found a stolen firearm inside the truck and other items of evidentiary value.

Reyes, a convicted felon, was arrested for being in possession of the firearm. Gutierrez was charged for possession of stolen property.

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