Pasadena Denver Lanes (PDL)

The Pasadena Denver Lane Bloods (PDLB) AKA Pasadena Denver Lanes (PDL) or Pasadena Devil Lanes. The Lanes are primarily an African-American street gang located on the west side of Pasadena, CaLifornia. The Pasadena Denver Lanes are considered to be one of the largest blood gang in the San Gabriel Valley, with numbers ranging from 300 – 400 members. They’re a spin-off of the LA Denver Lane Bloods (DLB) and has been around since the 1980s. 

Their territory sits on Fair Oaks Ave and stretches from W. Mountain View Street all the way to E. Orange Groove Blvd. The Heart of their neighborhood is around Robinson Park, they also control gang activities in an apartment complex located on Washington Blvd. Most members tend to claim popular streets such as Pepper Street, and W. Howard Street. They are also known to have gatherings called “Yardnic” at various parks in Pasadena.

The Lanes has also expanded into parts of Altadena on the west side around Mountain View St and W. Altadena Dr. They refer to themselves as the Altadena Denver Lanes (ADL). They’ve also expanded in other areas such as the Antelope Valley, Temple City, Baltimore, Monrovia, and Arcadia. The Pasadena Denver Lanes produced a subset called the Parke Nine Gangster Bloods (P9), which were responsible for the 1993 Halloween murders.

Allies And Rivals

Allies include the LA Denver Lanes, Crenshaw Mafia Bloods (CMB), Project Gangster Bloods, and the Weirdoz Gangster Bloods. The Pasadena Denver Lanes and the Altadena Blocc Crips has been at war with each other for over fifteen years, which have resulted in the Altadena Blocc Crips forming an alliance with the Squiggly Lane Bloods since they both share a common enemy.

This war between these two gangs is responsible for a large portion of murders in the Pasadena and Altadena area. Other rivals include Squiggly Lane Bloods (SLB), Altadena Blocc Crips (ABC), Pasadena Raymond Ave CripsVarrio Pasa RifaNorth Side PasaVilla Boys Pasa, and the Du Rocc Crips.

In The News

In Nov. 28, 2013, Andre Scott, a former correctional officer with affiliation to the Pasadena Denver Lanes, was arrested on two counts of  smuggling drugs into a Lancaster prison. Agents searched Scott’s property and discovered sealed bags of marijuana, wrapped packages of heroin, and several cell phones tagged with nick names of inmates.

Andre Scott were investigated by internal affairs, after receiving a tip. Authorities used a Facebook picture of Scott in a red shirt, along with a black hat with red writing that reads “Dena Boy” 05, to connect him to the Pasadena Denver Lane Bloods street gang. They also found scott phone number in the possession of an inmate (tucked in a bible).

In June, 2008, Kenneth Jones leader of the Pasadena Denver Lanes sub-set in Baltimore, was kidnapped in Downtown Baltimore at gunpoint and forced into the trunk of a car. Kenneth Jones was discovered lying in the 4500 block of Bonner Road almost an hour later, with multiple gunshots to the head.

Dajuan Marshall, leader of the Bounty Hunter Bloods in Baltimore, was convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying in of Kenneth Jones. This killing has provoked several gang-related shootings as retaliation.

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